To accommodate inflation aficionados that go both ways, SILCA has expanded their floor pump offerings to include the SuperPista Ultimate PLUS pump. Packaged with both low and high pressure laboratory grade gauges accurate to +/-1% pressure (rather than the +/-5% accuracy of standard industrial gauges), riders can now dial in cross or road inflation depending on the season. Kicking yourself because you have already invested in a non-PLUS SuperPista Ultimate? SILCA has also introduced low and high pressure gauge kits to give you the best inflation accuracy per the season with your existing SuperPista Ultimate. Allow SILCA to pump you up after the jump.
Recognizing a need to adapt to the needs of the well-rounded racer, SILCA moved to make their product more versatile. From SILCA President, Josh Poertner, “The kit was the idea of our pro team mechanics and athletes who were riding mostly on the road in the spring and summer and mostly CX and off-road in the fall. By adding a Low Pressure kit to a standard Ultimate pump, the discerning cyclist can go from 1psi accuracy to 0.5psi accuracy at CX pressures.”
Each pressure gauge kit comes housed in a two part EVA foam case for safe keeping and contains a gauge, a 10mL bottle of O-ring lubricant, an O-ring, and a SILCA S-2 tool steel 4mm hex key (in red). Low pressure kits have yellow dials with increments of 1psi, ensuring inflation accuracy of 0.5psi to 60psi for off-road or cross applications. The high pressure kit features a red dial with 2psi increments, with 1psi accuracy to 160psi for your road season. SILCA claims that changing between dials, a process that involved loosening and tightening two screws, takes only around two minutes.
The SuperPista Ultimate PLUS is available for $500 and each gauge kit is available for $65 through the SILCA website.