The Cane Creek engineers have taken their vast experience from designing rear shocks to the front of the MTB. This made a whole lot of sense to me and I couldn’t wait to try out the result. Although taking on the likes of RockShox, Fox and Öhlins, to only name a few, won’t be easy for the company from North Carolina, it’s about time that somebody gets in the mix.
Weighing in at 2070g, the Helm is a little heavier than a RockShox Pike, just about equal to a Lyrik.
The dials for high and low-speed compression have a solid feel to them and are easy to adjust. Each click registers noticeably. This haptic feedback makes damping tuning so much easier as counting the clicks is hassle-free.