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Silca deflates pricing with new SuperPista floor pump without features going flat

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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…

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Trading rosewood for kiln dried beech, the SuperPista uses a machined one piece wood handle without the cast metal center part.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Silca.cc

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Patrick
Patrick
6 years ago

Better… closer… warmer…

Groghunter
Groghunter
6 years ago

…and I’d still rather own a Specialized.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

I’m with Groghunter. The specialized air tool pro floor pump is the best on the market.

dingo dave
dingo dave
6 years ago

Should mention that Silca has a 25 year warranty on their pumps, not lifetime.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
6 years ago

Wow, I can buy two of these and not have to worry about replacing parts for twice as long!!!

pumper
pumper
6 years ago

Dingo, they won’t be around in 25 years anyway so it is lifetime for their corporate structure.

dustytires
6 years ago

2 pumps in my garage right now, a Bontrager and a Specialized, both are marginal. The bonty has a Topeak hose/chuck on it now and at least works but I had to spend half again the price of a pump for the hose to save the pump. Both are off almost 10psi at road pressures so still end up using a digital gauge that cost over 30 bucks so a quality tool is worth it the first time? So many people today justify buying mass produced sh*t because of price then a few years later throw it in the landfill and buy another, shortsighted on multiple levels. Given a choice I would take this pump over the two I have now, pay the difference and expect a more precise, superior performing and lasting product.

Burton
Burton
6 years ago

I’ve been waiting for Josh Poertner to offer something that real people would want to buy. I’m not sure that Super Pista qualifies, but it’s certainly a lot closer than the absurd Super Pista Ultimate.

Confused
Confused
6 years ago

My Joe Blow works just fine, what am I missing?

Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden
6 years ago
Reply to  Confused

Right? I have a $50 (retail) Joe blow that is probably ~8 years old now. Lubed o-rings twice, calibrated gauge at various pressures against a high quality gauge once (I admit it’s accuracy is not great but that is accounted for and it is still precise between several measurements), and it’s been flawless otherwise.

Timothy Guarente
Timothy Guarente
6 years ago

Almost no none needs a pump to go to 160 psi. When he comes in under maybe $150 and offers a lower pressure gauge as standard, he’ll have my attention.

John
John
6 years ago

As much as I’d like that chuck, it won’t work with the smooth sided Presta valves on my Vittoria latex inner tubes…

eric
eric
6 years ago

Dear Silca:
Please make a Super Pista Dirt that only goes up to 30-40 psi. Then shut up and take my money. What are you waiting for, seriously?
Thanks,
Mountain Bikers, Cyclocrossers, and Fat Bikers

Antipodean_eleven
6 years ago

Gauge…? What ever happened to just ‘feeling the tyre up’ to see if it’s right? Worked for me for close to… a long time.

Necromancer
6 years ago

If you actually care about what pressure you’re running this is not good

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
6 years ago
Reply to  Necromancer

Not if you’re actually good at gauging pressure. On a mountain bike, trail condition and tire type dictate pressure anyway. Tons of people should be going to the trail and adding or removing air in small increments for ideal performance. This isn’t the case on a dry road where you know exactly where you’re riding but that’s it.

Ryan S
Ryan S
6 years ago

I want a 30-40psi max gauge floor pump with pressure chamber. I know there are a couple fat/dirt pumps that have the 30’ish gauge and I know there are a few pumps with pressure chambers for seating troublesome tubeless tires, but I do not know of any pumps that combine these two features. When I find one, under $150, I will immediately purchase.

Rixter
Rixter
6 years ago

German made SKS Airmenius is an awesome track pump

MaraudingWalrus
6 years ago

Does this pump-head work with the silca valve extenders that come with, say, the new Zipp NSW wheels? The Silca pump-head I’ve got on my pump doesn’t work with customer’s nice valve extenders.

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