Cane Creek Launches their all-new Helm Enduro Fork!
Cane Creek Helm - first look...
Adjustability has always been a key defining feature on any Cane Creek shock. Naturally you’d expect the same if they made a suspension fork, and that’s precisely what they’ve just launched.
The new Helm is the first Cane Creek fork and it features a plethora of adjustments. With 35mm inner legs and up to 170mm of travel, this 27.5 fork is pitched squarely at the enduro and long travel trail bike market.
It is made for the latest 110mm ‘boost’ hub standard and can handle tyres up to 27.5x2.5. Claimed weight sits at 2,050g, which is roughly on par with a Fox 36 or RockShox Lyric. It also features a tool-free thru-axle for easy wheel removal.
Now for the adjustment options… First up the travel can be adjusted in 10mm increments with a spacer system – no need to buy different internals to vary the travel. Ideally it is designed to run in the 140-170mm travel range (and the fork comes supplied with two spacers) but it can be dropped to 100mm if travel if required.
External damper adjustments include:
- High speed compression (10-clicks)
- Low speed compression (20-clicks)
- Low speed rebound (15-clicks)
On the air spring front, it features independent negative and positive chambers. This feature does allow for a small degree of adjustment in the initial suppleness of the fork but the primary aim was to simplify the inner workings of the fork and improve reliability.
You can also vary the level of progression by changing the volume of the main air spring—it offers eight settings that are changed internally.
The Helm is expected to be available by mid-to-late March and Aussie pricing is expected to be around $1,649.
Look out for a full review once we lay our hands on one!