Compared to standard mountain bikes, we imagine that the market for dirt jumping components is fairly small. But that hasn’t stopped Cane Creek from building what they want to ride. Head down to Fletcher, NC, and you’ll find a passionate group of talented riders, who also make some of the best components around. Many of those same employees also tear it up on the dirt jumps and pump tracks in town, so they wanted to make a Helm that was up to the task.
Enter the new Cane Creek Helm MKII DJ suspension fork. Building off the already stout 35mm chassis of the Helm, the DJ version gets the travel preset at 90mm.
That’s accomplished with five of the large black travel reduction spacers, and three standard red Helm MKII travel reduction spacers.
The Helm DJ also gets a fixed air volume setting for 90mm of travel using the assembly on the right, above. The left assembly is the standard Helm air volume adjuster.
Capable of running 27.5 or 26″ wheels, the fork has a 15 x 110mm Boost spacing, and a 44mm offset. Cane Creek lists an axle-to-crown measurement of 483mm, which puts it in line with most 100mm travel dirt jump forks by a few millimeters. Weighing in at 2140g, the fork includes their D-Loc Quick Release thru axle and is available in matte black with Metallic Silver decals.
Available for pre-order with expected delivery in 2-4 weeks, the Helm DJ is priced at $1,049 and is hand-built to order in their facility in North Carolina.