Silca Super Pista Ultimate Floor Pump
The SILCA SuperPista has long set the standard of what a bicycle floor pump could and should be. As an object used before almost every ride, a floor pump has the ability to optimise the comfort and handling of your bicycle, to allow you to adjust the way a bicycle feels before a particular ride. They can bring great pleasure of use, or pain, suffering and frustration. A great floor pump must feel good in your hands, operate smoothly and consistently and be stable under foot, regardless of what shoes you are wearing.
High tech manufacturing methods and materials have been combined with old world materials and ideals to create an heirloom quality product which you will be proud to hand down to the next generation.
Weighing 3.2kg the Ultimate is easily the heaviest and most stable floor pump ever made. Though only 5mm thick, and optimised for standing on in every type of cycling shoe imaginable, the SuperPista Ultimate base weighs more than most entire floor pumps and provides the largest, most stable platform available. Seeking precision and accuracy, SILCA has eschewed the traditional +/-5% industrial gauge for a +/-1% laboratory grade gauge, reading 0-160 psi.
Magnetic chuck docking allows the 17-4 Stainless Steel presta chuck to be docked and removed using only the hose with no bending or reaching. A very high strength neodymium magnet holds the chuck in the dock with enough force that the pump can be picked up by the handle for transport without undocking, yet a quick pull of the hose quickly frees the chuck.
Both Presta and Schrader chucks are connected to the SILCA exclusive 12,000 psi hose. Originally designed for use in race car and aircraft brake line, the Ultimate hose is just that, the Ultimate. Smooth bore PTFE liner, over-braided in stainless steel, then over-extruded in protective and beautiful red urethane. Unlimited rotational fittings are used on both ends of the hose, allowing it to flex and rotate from both ends even when pressurized.
The classic SILCA 741 Leather Washer moves the air inside the 2.5mm wall thickness main barrel. Borrowing from top level mountain bike suspension, the PTFE impregnated, hard anodized piston rod runs in a high precision IGUS busing in the top cap for minimal play with maximum smoothness.
Finally, hand turned rosewood handle has been optimised for ergonomics as well as beauty. Mated to 3 investment cast stainless steel lugs, the Ultimate's handle was the result of studying both the ergonomics and manufacturing techniques of the finest Japanese culinary knife makers.
Every detail has been scrutinised and refined in the design and manufacture of the SuperPista Ultimate. Silca are so proud of it that they are providing a 25 year hard parts warranty.
- Weight: 3.2kg
- Large stable base platform
- +/-1% laboratory grade gauge, reading 0-160 psi
- 17-4 Stainless Steel presta chuck
- Magnetic chuck docking
- Presta and Schrader chucks
- 12,000 psi hose, over braided in stainless steel, coated in protective red urethane
- Rotational fittings on both ends of the hose allow the hose to flex and rotate from both ends
- Silca 741 Leather Washer moves the air inside the main barrel
- PTFE, hard anodized piston rod
- Ergonomic Rosewood handle