Supple and supportive for aggressive riders.
Designed for the aggressive rider tackling everything on the mountain and launching hits in the bike park, the Cane Creek Helm Coil 160 Boost Fork provides increased mid-stroke support and a more linear spring curve than its air-sprung brethren, although with a weight penalty in the neighborhood of approximately 265 grams (that's about 9.3 ounces). It retains the 35-millimeter stanchions of the air-sprung version, so you'll enjoy its stiff tracking through rough sections of trail and composed feel on bigger features in the park.
You'll immediately notice it rides slightly higher than a comparable air-sprung fork, providing a more natural feel as it tracks over rugged trail surfaces. It also keeps you in a more upright position as you plunge into steep, formidable descents with less brake dive when it's time to keep your speed in check. In fact, Cane Creek uses five millimeters less sag than the air-sprung version of this fork, since it rides higher in its stroke and doesn't need the extra sag to be more supple and supportive.
The Helm Coil 160 Boost Fork is travel adjustable, allowing you to switch between 130 and 160 millimeters of travel, depending on the build or riding application you desire. You can adjust the fork in 10 millimeter increments by moving an internal coil piston, no specialized tools required. Stock forks include a 55 pound coil spring that's intended for riders weighing anywhere from 160 to 180 pounds, though you'll find 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, Cane Creek places a spring pre-load adjustment on the top left fork leg, which provides 16 clicks of adjustment. You'll find the same closed cartridge mono-tube damper used on the air-sprung version providing you with both high and low-speed compression tuning, as well as low-speed rebound adjustment. Additionally, the Helm Coil 160 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.
- Coil-sprung suppleness and support for aggressive riders
- Lightweight coil spring makes for a more linear spring curve
- Damper offers low/high-speed compression and rebound tuning
- Stock forks come with 55lb spring for 160 to 180lb riders
- 160mm 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
- 45 and 65lb springs available for lighter and heavier riders