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Cane Creek releases 29/27.5+ version of HELM suspension fork

Published April 9, 2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has announced the release of a 29/27.5+ version of its HELM suspension fork, previously available only in the 27.5-inch size. 

The HELM 29/27.5+ is available in both air and coil sprung versions with up to 160 mm of travel. The coil version is adjustable from 130 mm to 160 mm travel and the air version can be adjusted from 100 mm to 160mm. 

"Over the last year we've heard loud and clear that riders on 29er and 27.5+ bikes want the opportunity to ride a HELM," said Sam Anderson, product manager for Cane Creek. "More aggressive, big-wheel bikes are hitting the market every day and, with this fork, riders on those bikes will have the option for a 29/27.5+ fork that offers superb off-the-top compliance combined with the unmatched mid-stroke support and control that riders have raved about with the HELM 27.5.""

The original HELM 27.5 was released last March. All HELM forks are assembled in Cane Creek's Asheville, North Carolina, factory.

The HELM 29/27.5+ maintains all of the same functional characteristics of the original fork — including a closed cartridge monotube damper, seven-way adjustability and rider adjustable travel — with the addition of a 51 mm offset and dimensionally adjusted lowers to accommodate the larger wheel and tire size.

"The HELM 27.5 was the result of a lot of hard work and the overwhelmingly positive response over the last year has been great to see," said Brent Graves, president and CEO of Cane Creek. "With the HELM 29/27.5+ we are building on that foundation to bring this outstanding fork to even more riders. It's something we're all really excited about."

The HELM 29/27.5+ will retail for $1,100 in both air and coil sprung versions, the same price as the 27.5 models. They will be available this month through Cane Creek retailers and distributors.


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