Cane Creek Helm MKII 27.5 Coil Fork

Cane Creek

967.59 $ 1,099.95
Travel:  160mm


Helm MKII COIL 27.5

The Helm MKII is our first major revision of the Helm fork lineup and improves upon its predecessor in nearly every way.

The HELM MKII Coil includes all the innovative features of the original HELM Coil fork including rider-adjustable travel which allows HELM MKII owners to change the travel of their fork at home with just a few common tools.

The Helm MKII includes a newly designed damper featuring a new compression and mid-valve circuit for increased support and control while a new SKF Oil Seal Head and the 2.5 weight damper oil reduces friction and provides a more supple ride-feel.

Accessory Free Travel Change

No additional accessories or parts are needed to change travel lengths on all Helm MKII Coil forks.

Updated Damper

The updated damper features a new compression and mid-valve circuit for increased support and control while a new SKF oil seal head and 2.5 weight Motorex damper oil reduce friction and provide a more supple ride-feel


The fork includes low-friction SKF wiper seals on the castings. These seals are typically seen as an after-marketing upgrade on most suspension forks, however they are a stock feature on the HELM MKII.
  • The 27.5 fork is available in 44mm offset only and is adjustable from 130mm to 160mm of travel
  • Tthe 27.5 model only comes in a matte black finish with gloss black stickers (Aftermarket sticker kits are available in brushed silver and gold)
  • Adjustable from 130 to 160mm of travel internally
  • Compression and midvalve circuit offer increased support and control
  • SKF oil seal head cartridge and wiper seals are low friction
  • Damping features include: High Speed Compression, Low Speed Compression, Low Speed Rebound
  • Adjustment options include: High Speed Compression (10 Positions), Low Speed Compression (17 Positions), Low Speed Rebound (10 Positions), Indexed Travel Adjust System, and Spring Pre-load Adjust
  • Lightweight coil spring
  • Threadless aluminum steerer with 35mm low friction anodized upper tubes with SKF wiper seals
  • 55lb spring (160-200lbs rider) comes installed
  • Post mount brake: minimum 180mm rotor with 210mm maximum rotor size
  • D-Loc 15mm bolt-on thru-axle
  • 27.5": 65mm wide by 714mm tall maximum tire size 


Fully Revised Damper Tune

  • New compression and midvalve circuit for increased support and control
  • New SKF low friction oil seal head cartridge
  • High performance damper oil from Motorex
  • New SKF low friction wiper seals installed in the castings.


Wheel 27.5" (650b)
Steerer (Stem/Race) Tapered (28.6/40)
Offset 44mm
Travel 160mm (internally adjustable 130-170mm)
Spring Type Coil
Damping Mono-tube
Adjustability Rebound, Compression
Brake Mount Disc Only (PM-180)
Dropout 15x110mm
Axle-Crown 553mm
Weight 2260g
Color Matte Black



2260 grams


High Speed Compression, Low Speed Compression, Low Speed Rebound


High Speed Compression
Low Speed Compression
Low Speed Rebound
Indexed Travel Adjust System
Spring Pre-load Adjust


55 lb Lightweight Coil Spring included from factory

 35-45-55-65 lbs/in springs available on our Parts and Accessories Page

Stanchion Diameter


Minimum Brake Rotor Size

180mm.  *If you are using a Hope Tech brake on a Helm fork, you will need to use a 200mm rotor with appropriate adapter.


Optimized for 130-160mm of travel

Travel Adjustments

Internal, 10mm Increments (160mm down to 130mm)

(No additional parts required)

Axle / Spacing / Offset

"D-Loc" 15mm Bolt-one thru axle / 15mm x 110 BOOST spacing / 44mm

Spring Recommendations

35lb spring – AAG0421 RED – (90-120lbs rider)
45lb spring – AAG0422 BLACK – (120-160lbs rider)
55lb spring – AAG0424 GREEN – (160-200lbs rider)
*55lb spring comes pre-installed from the factory
65lb spring – AAG0426 BLUE –  (200-240lbs rider)

With changes in internal travel amount, rider positioning on the bicycle, bicycle head angle, and rider ability/style, spring rates will vary. For assistance please contact Cane Creek or your nearest Certified Service Center