Cane Creek Helm MKII 26/27.5" DJ Air Fork

Cane Creek

989.59 $ 1,099.95



The versatility of the Cane Creek HELM continues with the new HELM DJ.

The new Cane Creek HELM DJ combines the proven performance, reliability, and strength of the HELM MKII’s chassis with a new short travel air spring optimized for Dirt Jumps, Dual Slalom, and Street riding. 

Helm DJ Air Volume Assembly

Our new Helm DJ air volume assembly (right) is a fixed air volume setting for 90mm of travel, unlike our standard air volume reduction assembly (left) for Helm MKII where air volume is adjustable. 

Travel Reduction

Helm DJ’s are preset to 90mm of travel. Utilizing five large travel reduction spacers (black) and three standard Helm MKII travel reduction spacers (red) we are able to optimize the travel and air volume for Dirt Jumping applications.

Helm DJ Setup Recommendations:
  • Air Pressure – Between 95 and 125 psi based on rider weight and sag / ride height preference.
  • Rebound – Between 5 and 10 clicks from closed due to the increased air pressure.
    • Combines the proven performance, reliability and strength of the HELM MKII’s chassis with a new short travel air spring optimized for Dirt Jumps, Dual Slalom and Street riding
    • Double air spring system with independent positive and negative chambers
    • Preset at 90mm travel and a 483mm axle-to-crown to accommodate a 26″ wheel without changing the geometry of your dirt jump bicycle
    • Travel adjustable to accommodate different axle to crown frame requirements
    • Fixed volume setting for 90mm travel, but can be replaced with standard Helm volume reduction assembly (available separately)
    • Damper: Low speed rebound in addition to high and low speed compression adjustability
    • Threadless aluminum steerer, 35mm low friction anodized upper tubes with SKF wiper seals
    • Post mount brake: minimum 180mm rotor with 210mm maximum rotor size
    • Boost 110: allows for a hub with a wider hub flange that provides the rider with a stiffer wheel for more precise steering
    • D-Loc 15mm Q/R thru-axle
    • Maximum tire size: 27.5", 65mm wide by 714mm tall



Matte Black with Metallic Silver Decals

Wheel 27.5"/26" (27.5" chassis designed to be used with a 26" wheel)

90mm (internally adjustable to 170mm)

Steerer (Stem/Race) Tapered (28.6/40)
Offset 44mm
Max Tire Size

65mm wide by 714mm tall

Hub Spacing

15mm X 110mm Boost Spacing

Spring Type Air
Damping Mono-tube
Axle To Crown



Rebound, Compression, Air Volume

Stanchion 35mm
Axle Clamp

D-Loc Quick Release