We recently spent some time at Cane Creek Headquarters in North Carolina to see a bit of where the magic gets made. Little did we know, or maybe we were bad at picking up on cues and closed doors but the team at Cane Creek were hard at work on the latest version of their Helm Fork.
The HELM Works Series 130 is a 29/27.5+, 130mm travel, air fork optimized for aggressive riding on shorter travel bikes. Built on the critically acclaimed HELM platform, the Works Series 130 provides the same stiffness and support of the standard HELM 29 Air while including several new features designed to optimize the fork for aggressive XC and lightweight trail riding.
The fork is equipped with a 44mm offset hollow crown, a bolt-on D-Loc axle and optimized internals resulting in a 100g weight savings over the standard HELM 29 Air. The Work Series 130 also includes a “Climb Switch” feature allowing riders to quickly stiffen the suspension mid-ride to create an incredibly stable platform for climbing.
The Works Series 130 includes the same independently-adjustable dual-chamber air spring and accessory-free air volume adjustment as the standard HELM 29 Air providing riders with a great deal of versatility and adjustability to suit their particular riding style.
The fork is available with a polished black anodized crown and gunmetal grey lowers with black graphics unique to the Works Series 130. It will retail for $899 – the same price as all other HELM series forks – and will be available in May 2019 wherever Cane Creek products are sold.
The new bolt-on version of the D-Loc axle will also be available as an aftermarket upgrade to existing HELM forks.
We are very excited that Cane Creek will be attending our Dirt Fest Events this year bring with them a fleet of Guerrilla Gravity Bikes decked out in the latest Cane Creek suspension offerings. If you would like to attend Dirt Fest and get a lap or two in on the new Cane Creeks goods register here.
HELM Works Series 130 Specifications
Weight: 1999g (100g savings from HELM 29 Air)
Stanchion Diameter: 35mm
Wheel Size: 29 / 27.5+
Max Tire Size: 64mm wide by 749mm tall (29) / 75mm wide by 739mm tall (27.5+)
Wheel Spacing: 15mm x 110mm Boost Spacing
ATC / Offset: 538mm at 130mm travel / 44mm
High Speed Compression – 7 Clicks
Low Speed Compression – 17 Clicks
Low Speed Rebound – 10 Clicks with high speed compression climb switch
Axle: “D-Loc” 15mm thru axle, Bolt-on, 5mm HEX Dark
Color: Gun metal grey casting, Polished black anodized crown