Cane Creek Announces Helm Fender

Oct 7, 2021
by Cane Creek  

PRESS RELEASE: Cane Creek Cycling Components

The Helm Fender was developed for all generations and all travel of Helm forks and include custom-designed stainless steel 5mm shoulder bolts for easy snap-on installation. The Cane Creek Helm Fender will help you stay clean and dry on your ride.



Stay Clean, Stay Dry, Specifically for Helm


Availability
The Helm Fender is available for order now for $39.99 and weighs 64g. You can order now through Cane Creek retailers and distributors or factory-direct in North America through www.canecreek.com.


106 Comments

  • 79 0
 Not that this is incredibly related, but other day I got a pair of handlebars from Spank; the bars' packaging is a fender without the zip ties. Kinda neat, I think.
  • 7 0
 That’s actually pretty cool.
  • 36 11
 $40?!?!? I could buy a KTM 350 and a super shitty used car for that much! (No, I couldn’t but PINKBIKE)
  • 6 0
 I bought some TLD Stage knee pads and their packaging was a fender too. Ironically I put that fender on my Helm!
  • 1 0
 The only fender out these days that looks like it belongs is the RRP ProGuard Shorty.

Comes in either bolt on or zip on. Have the zip tied one on my DH bike & the bolt on my Ohlins RXF on my trail bike.
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: My RockShox fender with my Zebb looks legit... .Bolt on and all
  • 5 1
 @cky78: I don't understand. They're both Uncle Ronnie fenders. Half a fender is no fender.
  • 1 0
 Continental too
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: You do have a point, but I guess looks are subjective? Practicality out the window? ha
  • 49 4
 Did this 3 sentence release deserve its own article over being included in one of the round up style ones Pinkbike does?
  • 25 3
 they must have outside+
  • 5 3
 #marketing
  • 1 1
 Came to say exactly this.
  • 5 1
 Feels like PB is trolling us.....
  • 7 0
 @j-t-g double check me, but i think it was four sentences.
  • 1 3
 @someslowguy: username checks out
  • 3 1
 if they're selling a fender for $40, they can probably afford it
  • 4 1
 @danielfloyd: 99¢ for the fender,$39 for marketing.
  • 2 1
 @someslowguy: f*cking backordered
  • 2 0
 It's not an article by PB, it's an article by Cane Creek.
  • 1 1
 Holy S dude - unreal this made PB front page. A niche product from a manufacturer well outside the main stream with almost zero OE spec.
  • 2 0
 @shredddr: still better than anything DCA posts
  • 32 6
 Thought there might be a bit of backsplash in the here, but Cane Creek has done a good job fending off the commenters with this.
  • 7 3
 Still a few trying to sling some mud. Hopefully it doesn't get clogged up.
  • 11 1
 Holding out for eewings version.
  • 25 0
 Total game changer!!
  • 7 0
 Revolutionary product!
  • 4 0
 Mountain Bicycling Will Never Be The Same!
  • 2 0
 This suburban mom's secret about her Helm fender has the whole street talking! You won't believe her clever trick! Click here for more!
  • 22 1
 Is this compatible with flight attendant?
  • 20 0
 Can we have an 8 episode mudguard field test please?
  • 17 0
 $40 mudguard haha
  • 2 0
 Pricing in line with other bolt on fenders... It's just lacking a front half!
  • 15 1
 Could have called it a Helm-et
  • 11 0
 If it doesn’t automatically and wirelessly extend or shorten based on trail moisture content and crank RPM I don’t want it.
  • 10 0
 included with your suntour fork
  • 13 4
 Could have done with this 3 years ago when the fork was released?
  • 2 1
 Wow, this took forever
  • 1 2
 Now why would they do that. The manufacturing overlords have made sure to come out with something that makes your current fork obsolete!
  • 1 1
 This fender is ground breaking stuff. Cane Creek probably had to pause all other R&D to make this innovative product happen. Top notch quality also requires a long test period before releasing it to the public ;-)
  • 3 1
 history lesson time:

"After a Santa Cruz Syndicate testing session in the wet, Jason Marsh ‘bodged’ together a front splash guard to protect the riders vision from the spray coming up from the front wheel.

This ‘bodged’ sample was taken back to Tony Seagrave a friend who had been involved with several product design launches.

Tony and Jason then refined the shape and sourced a sustainable material and together they produced a small batch the first MarshGuard for the 2012 Wold Cup in Fort William, Scotland.

Bizarrely, that race weekend was pretty dry – until qualifying. With the weather forecast showing showers, Jason handed the new product to mechanics around the pits… everyone loved them and 90% of the riders in finals crossed the line using our product. Marshguard took its first World Cup win on a Trek piloted by Aaron Gwin. The Marshguard was born.

With the introduction of the 27.5 wheel size, our shape and material weight altered slightly and then recently, with the launch of the new forks from many companies and riders opting for the 29 front wheel in DH racing, we decided to source another more sustainable materiel whilst updating the shape and fit. The new 2020 fully recycled and recyclable MarshGuard has arrived."
  • 1 0
 cool story bro.
  • 6 1
 Any one actually use their forks?
  • 2 0
 I was wondering the same thing.
  • 5 0
 Love my Helm! I'm basically a local but regardless it's one of the best forks I've ever used.

Edit: I don't know if I'll be ponying up for a $40 fender though....my F1/Aeronautics/NASA developed/Military Grade hard plastic fender that I cut out from a sheet using shears and attached with zip ties is doing just fine.
  • 4 0
 Yes and very happy with them.
  • 5 0
 Yes, I have two of them. A 160mm on a Megatower and 130mm on a Chameleon. I don't know if they are necessarily better than other forks, but they work well enough for me. I do like the QR axle system that was on the Helm 1.
  • 3 0
 Yep love it. Best fork ever. It started creaking though, and it was out of warranty after only a few years so.... Pros and cons.
  • 3 0
 Yup, running Helm Air 140-160 on my Fugitive since 2019. After a longer than expected break in period (probably due to tight tolerances) it's great. Quality internals. Good small bump sensitivity, lots of support, rides high in travel. Appreciate the travel adjust so I can optimize for home trails or vacay to bigger mountains.

I've also spent considerable time on Pike Ultimates, BOS Devilles and some time on Fox 36 GRIP2. I rate the Helm slightly better than the Pike for aggressive riding, on par with the BOS and the Fox in damping but the air spring is more tuneable. Maybe a bit more damping ramp up then the Fox but I have too few days to be sure. Easier to service and longer intervals than the Fox anyway. The BOS was easy to service but hard to get parts for if needed. So I'd rank it towards the top end in performance and ease of service.

Surprised they didn't release the fender earlier given the holes in the chassis.
  • 1 0
 @FredrikWestman: I heard you need proprietary tools to service Cane Creek?
  • 1 0
 @DizzyNinja: not for the outer leg service, easy to do yourself. Not sure what you need for the cartridge, I'm leaving that to professionals. Just as with the other brands cartridges, except maybe RS.
  • 3 0
 My @srna suntour forks came with a fender that has a front lip as well.
You just need to purchase an underpriced, under-hyped fork.
  • 1 0
 My friends and I are using HELM MK2
Very easy to set up and have enough support, I Love it
But there is a design problem. It is that the damper core is too short. When it reaches 160mm, it will make a "BOM" sound.

Of course, I tried to contact the local service certer, but I only received a meaningless reply
  • 4 1
 This muddies the water a bit in the fender game. I'll wait for the wireless one that deploys when needed.
  • 4 0
 All forks should have these
  • 2 0
 This is ground breaking news. Forget about wireless damping controls and a whole bunch of other neat tech...Cane Creek came out with a fender!
  • 3 0
 If the fork is Helm, shouldn't the mudguard be called Visor?
Maybe best to call it MudWeisser.
  • 3 0
 Where do I fit the battery?
  • 4 0
 Hard hitting journalism
  • 3 3
 Not hitting you in your face though.
  • 1 0
 @bigtim: with that tiny useless fender?
  • 2 0
 Press release and $40? My DVO Onyx SC came with a nice fender for free with no fanfare.
  • 1 0
 Agreed. This is just embarrassing.
  • 2 0
 I like my Helm but I'll pass on the $40 fender that took like 5 years to make.
  • 1 0
 Does Cane Creak know, that "Helm" is German for "Helmet"?
I guess not. Wonder where to put a fender on my head protection though...
  • 1 0
 If your complaining about the 40$ for this fender you had better not look at the carbon version carbon wasp offers. They have been out for quite a while.
  • 2 3
 LMAO, $40.
To put into perspective how ridiculous this is, here's a dirtbike fender with more material and engineering for less money:
www.revzilla.com/motocross/acerbis-front-fender


Cane Creek has lost its damn mind.
  • 2 0
 Poor @ErikRC10 . How many times did they get to toss goop on you for that shot?
  • 1 0
 That’s great! A fender that I can install on a fork I can’t maintain.

Now all Cane Creek needs to do is make their products maintainable by anyone.
  • 11 13
 Oh my gosh! New "special" bolts that do the same thing as mud flap bolts on Fox or Rockshox forks (did someone not tell Cane Creek how we used to attach mud flaps with hook and loop back in the day). Pinkbike must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel for these articles...
  • 21 3
 you must be fun at parties
  • 4 3
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: No, I bet *you* are fun at parties
  • 4 6
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: pulled that one from literally every other Pinkbike article?
  • 5 0
 No way man, this is serious fuggin business. I also heard Fox was switching their fender bolt heads from 2.5mm to 3mm. That should be good for a 2 hr long podcast.
  • 2 0
 @jackalope: Welp, that's gonna make my fork obsolete. Time to buy a new one...
  • 3 0
 this is ground breaking.
  • 1 0
 2EUR on Aliexpress, with zip ties :-) fr.aliexpress.com/item/1005001794652672.html
  • 2 0
 I clicked the link and it showed me that I get a 99% discount and that the actual price is 1 cent with shipping included! How is that even possible?
  • 1 0
 @Raemsen: Cheap way to get your contact details?

Some of their images are amazing, and one of them appears to be just a straight Marsh Guard promo photo that they haven't even bothered to edit.
  • 1 0
 If it’s not wireless activated and controlled by a phone app, I’m not interested.
  • 1 1
 Hope it doesn't develop a load of play after 3 rides & the retailer & manufacturer try to fob you off saying that's quite normal. #kitsuma
  • 1 0
 Hahaha PB. This was quite the announcement. This is the new pathetic normal I guess.
  • 2 0
 I assume it will be named the Helfender?
  • 1 0
 Seems remarkable this is worth someone putting an entire homepage story together about...
  • 2 0
 Great choice of colour for those mounting screws! LOL
  • 1 0
 Careful during checkout, cane creek hell bender and a cane creek helm fender are not the same!
  • 4 4
 Mudguards this small are practically useless. Face completely splattered with mud.
  • 4 0
 Mudhugger is what you want!
  • 1 0
 @JohanG: That’s what I have lol!
  • 2 0
 Useless except for keeping dirt, rocks, and mud out of your face. Nearly everyone in my area runs a similar-sized front fender all year.
  • 2 0
 They might not protect the rider very well but they do protect the stanchions.
  • 1 0
 @dfiler: definitely better than nothing
  • 2 0
 Wooooowwww..
  • 1 0
 How about a 170mm 29er Helm?
  • 1 0
 Full review in tomorrow, guys!
  • 1 0
 My zip ties are still holding up for those sub-$10 fenders from Amazon!
  • 1 0
 If only you could the buy the fork to fit the fender to…
  • 1 0
 That's AMAZING! (channeling Huell Howser)
  • 1 0
 Waiting for the wheel reflectors article up next.
  • 1 0
 Alright..
  • 1 0
 Holy shit
  • 1 0
 Not long enough. Next!
  • 1 3
 Now I can sleep thank god!
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