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.

Tools

• S2 Steel hex keys
-2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm
• Red polymer coating for superior grip
• Custom S2 Steel bit adapter to standard 1/4” bit
• 10 S2 Steel bits found in every cycling workshop
-Torx T8, T10, T15, T20, T25, & T30
-Two sizes of each Phillips and flat screwdriver heads
• SILCA standard adapters for star keys and other
common fasteners

Box

• Made from the Heartwood of American Walnut
• Magnetic closure system for one-hand use
• CNC-machined slot for each tool inside held in
place by and elastomeric tab
• 100-year anniversary SILCA badge on box top
• First 100 come numbered with custom engraving
option

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.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Anyone who pays $185 for made in taiwan hex keys and bits needs to have their head examined. You can buy a set of PB swiss tools (made in Switzerland) for far less, and they would be superior in every way (PB 3212L for example).

  2. I would take Wera hex keys and sockets and a Specialized Airtool over this any day of the week. I love Silca’s multi-tool, however, I have never understood the massive love for silca pumps that justify their ludicrous pricing. My Lezyne and Spesh pumps have just as many replacement parts available and no one has a better chuck than the one on the $60 Air Tool comp.

  3. Seriously, I don’t get it. I wrench all the time on my own bikes and have worked as a wrench in the past. Pretty tools look nice on the shelf, but give me Park or Pedros any day. If I do happen to break something, I don’t need a second mortgage. And the pump? If you need a $90 bag for your pump, you have the wrong pump. Going on 12 years on the same pump and I just throw it in the back of the rig all the time.

  4. Yep, expensive. No doubt. I’ve used lots of makes of tools, even the crap ones aren’t terrible (at least for a while) and are actually perfect if they’re the only ones in the box when you need them.

    But- the W’s dad has one hell of a custom road bike. (To include the long line to wait in until he was able to assemble it)
    And he’s nuts about the little bits and such. Kind of guy that might brag about welds, also the kind of 70s guy that hammers during his club rides.

    And he’d be thrilled w/ such a set of overpriced tools.
    So while they won’t find their way into my closet of a bike repair spot of the shoebox home, they might find their way under his Christmas tree this season.

    Just saying- there is a place for them. Even if it’s a small one.

    -ODT

  5. The tools are great. If you don’t want to buy the ltd version the regular version is $125.00. And They are very well made. All of the extra little bits that come with it come in handy and the set looks good.

    I never understood all of these complainers. No one said you had to buy them. But if you do they work great and sometimes spending a little extra money on something you want is not a bad thing.

    • Totally agree… nothing wrong with spending more on decent tools. I have auto tools that are 30 years old and still going strong (Mac Tools and Snap-On). Bought the HX-One set during a holiday sale @ ~$90 delivered.

      For shop tools, the Silca stuff is very nice quality; box design is brilliant as well. If you need to park a few different sizes while working on something, it is a lot easier than dropping hex keys into the stand-up holders or having loose bits rolling around all over the place.

  6. Who here complaining about the price of these tools saying Park Tool is “good enough” goes nuts over the newest high-end bike when a Giant Trance 2 (or the like) is “good enough”?

    If I had a nice home workshop and could afford it I’m sure I’d at least have a Silca floor pump, maybe even a set of those hex wrenches. You really appreciate things like the extra grip the coating on those wrenches would provide when your hands are covered with grease, and the extra precision that goes into manufacturing them when the stem bolt on said high-end bike doesn’t strip out. A pump that doesn’t fall over easily, reads accurately, and probably moves just as smoothly five years later as the day it was bought is also a plus.

    You pay for the little things.

  7. for a travel pump (to fly with, or to keep in the trunk of your car) a Specialized Air Tool Compak beats this Silca anytime. Much smaller case, two feet and a full size handle

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