Helm Coil 130 Boost Fork
Despite the lower weight and wider adjustability of air-sprung suspension forks, coil-sprung forks are always going to offer more plushness. The linear nature of a coil spring combined with a reduction in the number of friction-inducing seals allows coil forks to be more sensitive to trail chatter, and thus offer a smoother ride. And as fork weight and overall bicycle weight has decreased over the last few years, the confidence of coil-sprung sprung forks is being re-realized. With high-performance frames and components weighing less than ever before, the 260-gram weight penalty of the Helm Coil over it's air-sprung counterpart is fairly easy to swallow. So if you're a discerning rider looking for superior ride quality, take a serious look at the Cane Creek Helm Coil 130 Boost Fork with it's linear spring curve, stiff chassis, and refined damper that inspires confidence on rugged terrain while offering a bottomless feel on bigger hits.
There's a reason why you see coils almost exclusively on DH bikes and a huge resurgence in enduro. Coils simply keep your tires glued to the trail and do a wonderful job of soaking up repeated small bumps and larger square-edged hits alike. It'll provide more confidence in the rough stuff while still delivering plenty of adjustability to suit your individual weight and riding style. The chassis is the same as the air version giving you the same surefooted tracking and resistance to torsional twisting, as well as the same closed cartridge mono-tube damper as used on the air-sprung version, albeit tuned for a coil spring, with 10 and 17-clicks of high speed and low speed compression and 10-clicks of slow speed rebound.
The Helm Coil 130 Boost Fork is travel adjustable, allowing you to move between 130 and 160 millimeters of travel in 10mm increments to dial it in for a particular build or experiment with different ride heights. The incremental adjustments are done by moving the location of the spring perch, otherwise known as the coil piston, on its travel-indexed compression rod. Forks come stock with a 55-pound coil spring that's intended for riders weighing anywhere from 160 to 200 pounds, with 35, 45, and 65-pound alternatives sold separately for lighter and heavier riders alike.
Once you've situated the correct coil spring for your body weight it's time to dial in the sag and Cane Creek makes setup easy with a spring pre-load adjustment on the top left fork leg providing 16 clicks of adjustment. Finally, the Helm Coil 130 Boost Fork comes with a 15 x 110-millimeter D-Loc thru-axle, which slips into a set place with a locking latch on the other side preventing it from going anywhere, as well as an adjustment ring for setting the lever's tension.
- Enjoy increased sensitivity and support with a coil-sprung fork
- Lightweight coil spring provides a more linear spring curve
- Damper offers low/high-speed compression and rebound tuning
- 130mm of travel in stock form, adjustable from 130 to 160mm
- 35mm stanchions provide stiff tracking over rugged terrain
- Boost 15 x 110mm D-Loc thru-axle with quick-release lever
- Stock forks come with 55lb spring for 160 to 200lb riders
- 35, 45, and 65lb springs available for lighter and heavier riders