It’s been 100 years after Felice Sacchi founded Silca and turned the pump world upside down. To celebrate, the modern Silca is doing what they do best – making super high quality tools even better with over the top finishes and details. The Silca Centennial collection includes not only the Anniversary HX-One tool kit, but it also sees the rebirth of the legendary Pista Track pump. Of course, each includes or has the option for a custom carrying case – which if you act fast, includes personalization for the first 100 customers…
Silca’s HX-One was already one of the most luxurious allen wrench and Torx bit sets on the market, so they really had to go all out to make it even more special. To do so, the kit has an all new storage box made from the heartwood of American Walnut trees for a beautiful, long wearing design. The box includes a special edition Centennial logo which is hand painted on a 304 stainless steel disc. The rest of the kit is familial with their thin-dense chrome coated allen keys that are sprayed with textured red polymer for grip, and an adapter to use the set of Torx and other bits. If you’re one of the first 100 people to purchase a set, you can opt for a numbered and custom engraved case as well. The Centennial Anniversary HX-One kit will retail for $185.
The now iconic Pista track pump may not have been around for 100 years, but it’s still been inflating a lot of tires since 1962. According to legend the original design resulted from a request from Fausto Coppi’s mechanics, and since then cyclists around the glove have loved the pump for its portability, durability, and precision. Now, the legend has been reborn to be even more accurate and just as easy to use. Rated to 220 psi, the pump still features a steel barrel with a leather plunger piston and brass check valve assembly to keep it working for decades to come. The chuck includes the classic push on presta fitting with a bleeder valve, but the filler hose also includes an integrated schrader chuck as well.
The pump also keeps the original handle design with staggered hose guides to allow the pump to lay as flat as possible in a car, drawer, or shelf. However, the original Bakelite material has been replaced with a CNC machined ash handle for a design that will improve with age.
Silca claims that the gauge has been upgraded from the +/-5% accuracy of the original, to +/-3% as well as making the housing a bit larger for a better footprint and increased protection for the internals.
Of course there’s a custom travel bag as well which will get your Pista to the track in style. Crafted from 600D nylon and canvas, inside there is an EVA padded insert for the pump as well as pockets for spares, tools, and other items.
Pricing for the Pista is set at $125 while the Travel bag runs $90, but for a limited time you can purchase both for $199. All products will ship July 25.