If you have a micrometer check for flaring at the bottom of the air spring side stanchion. If you over torque the seal head it will cause the stanchion to bulge and drag on the lower bushing. I would rather fly an aeroplane on a treadmill, or explain the Monty Hall problem to a goldfish. I need to tinker more but i prefer the helm over the F36 i had before. There are lots of great forks from companies who support their customers.
If the fork doesn't have a lot of time on it it will get smoother off the top as the bushings break in. There is a simple piston held in place with a wingnut that can be repositioned to increase progression. I will not say it is better, in fact initially felt worse than both. Even though the initial part of the travel is stiff i found the fork to use quite a lot of its travel and sit quite deep into it on successive hits. I have not dialed mine in yet as i just got the fork yesterday. In theory, the keyed design should increase stiffness between the fork lowers too. Though I do seem to get closer to full travel, ie within 5mm or so whereas Manitou forks leave closer to 10mm left of travel.
Otherwise these forms are remarkably similar in performance and design elements. The fork is available with a polished black anodized crown and gunmetal grey lowers with black graphics unique to the Works Series 130. While we used a Santa Cruz, this suspension upgrade review will ring true for anyone looking to up the performance of their ride with top of the line Cane Creek goodies. The second air piston was tethered to limit it's stroke. This platinum and pewter colourway of the acclaimed eeBrake G4 is the fifth limited-edition brake the company has produced following the El Dorado, El Chulo, El Diablo and El Rosado, all released over the last two years. One of the o-rings on the bottom of the air spring rod had seen better days so i contacted cane creek about replacements as i misplaced mine.
Delrin is an extremely smooth material that insures stictionless motion along the fork stanchion. The price of some of the forks is getting crazy, just add this one to the list. Air pressures can be run as low as 30psi and as high as 150psi and Cane Creek recommends that you start with half your weight with riding gear in psi as a starting point. Torque spec is 6nm and use blue loctite. So if the seal head is over torqued it will drag on the bushing until it clears it. Compression The Cane Creek Helm Air 29, like many of its competitors, has both high and low speed compression adjustment.
Up a road however it can help, but it's only due to standing climbing and good technique goes a long way towards addressing that. Even though the initial part of the travel is stiff i found the fork to use quite a lot of its travel and sit quite deep into it on successive hits. That travel is internally adjustable in 10mm increments. When your average ride is 10 miles and 300' of elevation a Megatower is not the bike for you. High speed compression deals with big impacts, square edges, and rough landings. To me, it seemed they are trying hard to do right by their customer, but also were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the issue.
Ive never had any issues contacting them. Low speed compression handles brake dive, pedal bob, and overall traction and stability. Cane Creek stuff is awesome when it works. It does remind me quite a bit of the Manitou Magnum or Mattoc Pro forks. The Helm Coil uses a post mount disc brake with a minimum rotor diameter of 180mm.
Are the recommended pressures pretty spot on for other riders? Over a couple rides, kept lowering til i got the feel i wanted. Even at these air pressures I've never bottomed and on the biggest hits it leaves a comfortable. Are spacers kits for non-Boost front wheels available through Cane Creek? Running the volume spacer 3 from the bottom. Because they're very different to independent positive air chambers. Thanks to a desire to do things their own way and build the products they want to ride, Cane Creek has been able to stand out in a sea of competing products. Im running lower pressures than I even thought - sag is in range - the fork is so smooth and supple but does not dive while braking and it will take a plow type square edge at speed better than any fork I've known. Had an unfortunate incident and dropped the bike on a rock at extremely low speed going around a super tight rocky switch back.
Very easy, and the only really tiny part is the screw to retain the preload adjuster. Ask me how i know! Can be adjusted internally from 170mm down to 100mm. Take this trick further and you can set the fork at shorter travel with just a shock pump. Instructions for this procedure can be found within the Helm instruction manual included with every fork as well as service videos on canecreek. Perhaps i need to dial in more hsc? I often want a little more compression damping than wide open, but not as much as the medium or pedal setting, especially in terrain that is constantly varying. You can also adjust air volume internally, without needing spacers of any kind.