About two years ago, Silca reincarnated the SuperPista Ultimate as an absolute premium floor pump with an absolute premium price of $445. Now, they’re following it up with a “standard” SuperPista that keeps many of the top shelf features while modifying the design a bit to almost cut the price in half.
The SuperPista keeps the centerless ground piston and Igus linear bearing, the same kind used in suspension forks. It also gets a wood handle…
Trading rosewood for kiln dried beech, the SuperPista uses a machined one piece wood handle without the cast metal center part.
The chuck is 100% machined alloy, including the pressure relief button, and uses a simple push-on, pull-off design.
Like the Ultimate, it uses a full-grain 3.5mm thick Italian leather plunger that provides more than 20x the seal surface area and 100x the life expectancy of common rubber O-ring seals. They say leather holds lubricants so it runs smoother.
The biggest difference it the base. It’s still wide and oversized, making it easy to stand on even in road cleats, but the gauge is nested inside it rather than floating, and the pump head clips in rather than being magnetically secured.
It uses a 75mm diameter (3″) gauge with high contrast printing and an optical grade anti-glare PMMA lens to make it legible no matter what angle the sun’s hitting it. They say the gauge is accurate within 2% and repeatable within 1%, making it more than 2.5x more accurate than traditional floor pump gauges. Add it all up and there’s not a single piece of plastic on the pump, which helps it live up to its lifetime warranty regardless of whether you’re using it in a shop, on a pro team truck or in your garage.
Retail price is $235, available now.