On the fringes of Pesaro there is the heart of the Andreani Group, the suspension specialists group that stemmed from its CEO Giuseppe Andreani who - after ended his career as motocross rider – keeps on working with his team in pursuit of on-track performance, and to satisfy teams and riders who want to customize their vehicle setup.
One of the company’s strength lies in the widespread presence of centers (both in Italy and abroad) ensuring customers high-quality and fast assistance. Dedicated to them all, the Andreani Group has developed a wide range of tools that allow to professionally work on all motorcycle, bike and car suspensions.
Focusing now our attention on the MTB tools, three are machines that can be particularly useful for bike operators: the Dyno Spring DS1, the Universal Tool Box and the Shock Tester ST1.
The DS1 is an essential tool to measure the elastic or static thrust emitted by the suspensions or by each suspension component. Thanks to its 10,000N internal load cell, its constantly updated software, its pneumatic piston, and the possibility to cover up to 350mm of travel (that allows it to measure all the suspension options available on the market), the user using such machinery will have data on the suspension progression and thrust at each millimeter of crushing.
The DS1 application list is extremely varied, allowing to measure – in addition to the force emitted by the springs, both the mono and the fork ones – the force generated by the quantity of oil present in the forks, the force and the trend resulting from the air suspension pressure, the rubber bumps force, the impact resulting from the presence of a counterspring, the force of a springs system, and so on.
Why choose a Dyno Spring for your workshop? Because the DS1 is supplied with a MTB Kit thanks to which it is possible to measure all the forks and shock absorbers available on the mountain bike market.
Dedicated to the sector operators, the Andreani Toolbox is composed of all the necessary equipment to professionally work on all kind of suspension. Completely manufactured in stainless steel, it consists of four sliding drawers containing over 50 tools, a strong CNC machined aluminum clamp adjustable in height (for a more comfortable position during work) and soft rubber protectors for working on MTB forks without damaging or scratching them.
Finally, the MTB Shock Tester is a “must have” to verify the right functioning of enduro and downhill bike shock absorbers. The ST1 is a kind of manual test bench that allow to verify that the shock absorber reacts appropriately to external adjustments (compression and rebound) and that the “lockout function” is both functioning and effective, as well as to fill the air shock's negative chamber. In addition, for the correct inflation of various models of air shock absorbers it is necessary, after the pressurization, to press them slightly to well balance the inner chambers pressures; operation that become very difficult without a tool like the Andreani tester.