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Profin DU Bush Tool
This is a class leading, professional level DU bushing tool suitable for the home mechanic or bicycle/suspension repair business. The Profin DU Bush Tool was designed and manufactured in the U.K.
This DU bush tool is designed for quickly and accurately removing or replacing DU bushings for all standard 12.7mm x 12.7mm (1/2″ x 1/2″) eyeleted shocks. This includes all current Rockshox and Fox Shocks.
Why is this tool different to any others on the market?
The main tool itself is made from a high quality aluminium alloy and is hard anodised for increased service life. Most soft alloy DU bushing tools deform very quickly and can result in difficulty removing the old DU bush from the tool, incorrect setting of the new DU bush and even damage to the shock eyelet.
These difficulties and in addition to the time lost (ultimately expense for the workshop), when after a relatively short period of time the mechanic will find themselves frustrated trying to remove the old bush from a jammed tool.
We decided to come up with our own solution and we had 3 aims:
- That the tool be tough enough for continual use within a professional workshop environment, giving many years of service like without wearing or deforming.
- That changing bushes with the tool would be a fast process and not hinder a professional mechanic dealing with numerous shock services every day.
- That the tool would be cost effective enough for the home mechanic.
The dimensions of this tool are particular to this tool alone and are as a result of extensive product testing/revisions prior to it’s release to ensure ease of use, accuracy and efficiency.
Real World Testing.
As ineffective tooling resulting in significant time costs for us was the main motivation for designing our own range of tools, we have tested this tool to the extreme. This tool is capable of removing and refitting thousands of DU bushings without becoming damaged.
Although it is recommended that soft jaws are used with any vice operated bush tool, the Profin DU bush tool also includes a protective polymer cap so that it may be used without soft jaws and will protect the tapered end of the tool from damage by over enthusiastic tightening of the vice.
What if I don’t have a vice?
Those without a vice can purchase this DU bushing tool from Rockshox. It is perfectly adequate, but is much more time consuming to use that the Profin DU Bush tool. As the tool rotates on a threaded shaft it is easier to damage to damage the old and new bushings if the user is inexperienced. In all cases either with a Bicycle Industry Professional or a home mechanic a vice operated DU bush tool is preferable.