Cane Creek takes to the sky with new Helm DJ 90mm suspension fork

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.

Cane Creek Helm DJ suspension fork

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.

Cane Creek Helm DJ suspension fork air spring travel adjusters

That’s accomplished with five of the large black travel reduction spacers, and three standard red Helm MKII travel reduction spacers.

Cane Creek Helm DJ suspension fork fixed air volume

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.

Cane Creek Helm DJ suspension fork jumping

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.

canecreek.com

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B
B
1 year ago

If they’d throw a straight 1.125 steerer on, they could sell thousands to the resto-mod crowd.

Seraph
Seraph
1 year ago
Reply to  B

Agreed. Not having a regular 1 1/8″ steer tube option is a major oversight. Currently the only modern option with a straight steer is a 36 831.

R
R
1 year ago
Reply to  Seraph

thats because the straight steer forks break when you case the crap out of a jump. its good that they dont offer straight steerers -there’s a reason they are gone.

bendehos
1 year ago
Reply to  R

Yeah….look at all the bent 1 1/8th steerer bmx forks littering the pavements.

Brian
Brian
1 year ago
Reply to  bendehos

Those are solid steel and heavy af. A suspension fork has a lot more going on to reduce weight, like using aluminum steerer tubes.

Tim
Tim
1 year ago
Reply to  Brian

BMX forks are also very short compared to MTB ones, so there is little leverage to generate high bending forces.

JNH
JNH
1 year ago
Reply to  bendehos

Tapered forks are slowly but surely marching into BMX too, there’s no escape.

lukeeee
lukeeee
1 year ago
Reply to  Seraph

@seraph

Actually the manitou circus expert, comp, and sport are availible in a straight steerer. Only the pro is not

Seraph
Seraph
1 year ago
Reply to  lukeeee

Sorry I was only mentioning the forks worth getting.

Deputy Dawg
Deputy Dawg
1 year ago

Available in tow weeks?!

I’m trying to buy a Helm Mk II Coil, and I’m told November, darn it.