Limited Edition Silca Martini Racing Super Pista Ultimate Pumps Painted by Corby Concepts Available Today

SILCA_pump_Corby-1On the heels of their High Fashion custom Super Pista Ultimate pump collection at NAHBS this March, Silca is making available a super limited number of Martini Racing themed pumps painted by this year’s “Best Paint” award winner, Michael Corby of Corby Concepts. With only 25 pumps available beginning at noon EST, today, expect them to go as fast as they look. Details on how to speed to your custom painted masterpiece after the break…

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Michael Corby is known outside of the bike community for his work painting helmets for LeMans, F1, Indy, and MotoGP drivers, so it is fitting that a collection of his custom painted pumps are available in May, when racing kicks off for the year in Indianapolis, the hometown of Silca. Each pump features 40 masking steps in the finishing process and utilizes both candy and solid paint colors. “In the sunlight, it is simply insane,” According to Josh Poertner, founder of Silca. “He uses this [process] on the racing helmets to build really elaborate paint jobs with three-dimensionality that are perfectly smooth.”

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Each of the pumps will be hand numbered and signed by Michael Corby and will be available at the premium price of $900 each (and if you feel so inclined, there is a matching shirt available).

Reserve yours at Silca.cc

 

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Dockboy
Dockboy
7 years ago

For that price the shirt should be included.

Sardinien
Sardinien
7 years ago

Even if you have money sticking out of your ears out dumb you have to be to drop 900$ for a pump ?

Dave B
Dave B
7 years ago

I guess the transition is complete. Silca has gone from being a high quality usable tool to a bauble for those with more money than brains. The “plain” pump at $400 was bad enough but this is ridiculous.

il Bruce
il Bruce
7 years ago

Foolishness.

Get a nice Blackburn, Topeak, Specialized etc. pump for a hundred bucks if you really want to spend money then give the rest of your $grand to somebody that needs it.

yogibimbi
yogibimbi
7 years ago

I am thinking of getting two. I have two bikes.

Mike Hunte
Mike Hunte
7 years ago

That’s a high priced blow. Wow

scott
scott
7 years ago

Time to go get hammered on Coors Light and use my 6 year old Joe Blow Sport II.

OriginalMarkV
OriginalMarkV
7 years ago

I keep thinking that the reinvented Silca is leading off with halo product before they get back to the business of reclaiming market share with a well-made $100-150 floor pump for the legions of cyclists who remember when the name Silca was the standard by which everyone else was measured…..but I’ve been waiting a long time and I guess I should give up.

I’m kinda bored of bikes that are so excessively clever, so lavishly finished, and/or so eye-watering expensive that they don’t get ridden. Now we have a pump that’s so fancy it will get hung on a wall rather than used by hands stained with grease and honest sweat.

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

From what I heard when I talked to Josh from Silca at Interbike last year, this is a halo product that will have trickle down versions moving forward. Lower cost handle, and a few other things to reduce the cost. Hoping so as the current one is super nice, a real high quality tool.

I do think it’s in a weird space – too nice for commercial shop use, out of reach to a lot of consumers. He did mention they were selling them at a good rate though, so someone out there is able to justify the expense. Not going to hate on that, would be like saying there should be no Ferrari’s because I can’t afford one…

Sardinien
Sardinien
7 years ago

@Alex !

Hooray ! So we’re gonna see a trickle down 500$ version of it ? Can’t wait,really..

Dan
Dan
7 years ago

These pumps are sold out on the website. For everyone complaining about the price, there is clearly a demand for this product.

Craig
Craig
7 years ago

You are not buying a pump. What the paintwork is applied to is rather inconsequential. You are buying the artwork by Michael Corby, and at $900 it’s cheap artwork. If you actually want to use it to inflate tires then great, but I doubt many, if any, of the buyers will actually use it. To get both art and a no-expense-spared tool along with it is a great deal if you look at it this way.

And if someone does use this I bet it would last a lifetime. My last pump I had was an original Silca. After 10 years it was still going strong, sold it to a mate and 7 years later he still has it.
When I need a pump again I would buy a Silca.

JBikes
JBikes
7 years ago

I guess anything can be considered art, but I don’t view this as art. Painstaking and elaborate paint process, sure. Technically beyond any other painters capability? No. Art? Imo, no. There is nothing really imaginative about putting martini livery on something.

But if you like it and have the money, who doesn’t like pista pumps and who doesn’t like martini livery schemes.

JBikes
JBikes
7 years ago

And I will add I do think his helmets qualify as artwork.

SNIPE-HUNTER
7 years ago

If I made the worlds nicest pump, I would easily charge $900/ea. A round of applause for Silca; the whole thing IS a work of art.

cindy
cindy
7 years ago

all that and they still can’t put the gauge up high where it’d be easier to read? Maybe there’s a mechanical reason for this; my fancyass Lezyne that i got at a garage sale is set up this way too, but for this much money you’d think they could get around that.

fib
fib
7 years ago

Rapha shoes are mandatory to use it…

Rixter
Rixter
7 years ago

If you want a qùality pump not made in Asia, the SKS Airmenius is fantastic! Do a Google search for reviews and you won’t find one that doesn’t rave about it. I have a 30-year old Silca track pump that I wanted to replace with a new Silca, but very disappointed that they have no options for anyone looking for a pump in the $150 range. I bought the SKS and it delivers.