Things like this make us happy. Trickstuff’s always had nifty tools and solutions to life’s little annoyances, like trying to get SRAM shifters and Shimano brake levers to play nice, or just saving a few grams here and there.
The Presswurst makes quick work of bushing and axle removal from your rear shock. Typically, you’d need to place the shock in a custom jig or clamp it in a vise, which could damage it, then pound the bushing/axle out. Not elegant, and not all that easy. The Presswurst requires no pounding, jig or vise. You simply use the included top hat and appropriate length bolt and twist things together with an allen wrench…
This pic shows the top hat flush inside the shock’s eye. The inner diameter of the top hat fits inside the bushing, then the lip hits the edge of the bushing but still fits inside the eye’s inner diameter. On the other side, the Presswurst’s handle rests against the eyelet. As you tighten the bolt against the top hat, it pulls it through the eyelet and into the handle. Quick, easy, clean, brilliant.
The bushing sits on the top hat after removal.
The kit retails for just €29.90 and includes three bolt lengths, making it quicker to remove short bushings but providing longer options for longer axles.
In other news, their Direttisima brakes are now delivering. They use Trickstuff’s Krypton Oil as brake fluid, which has a boiling point of 250°C (482ºF). It’s available separately for €8.90 for 100mm. They say you can use it in any mineral oil brake if you don’t mind busting your warranty.