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Silca Viaggio packs down full-size, Bluetooth-enabled floor pump for travel

Silca Viaggio travel pump, packable full-size Bluetooth-enabled floor pump
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Silca calls their latest Viaggio track pump a compact “Travel Pump”. But it might be better described as a full-sized, full-featured premium floor pump for cyclists tight on space. That might suit cyclists who travel frequently with their bike, but it is probably less for those who pack their bike into airline bike cases, and more for the regular trip to the infield of the velodrome or cyclocross pits, or important faraway race…

Silca Viaggio packable full-size, Bluetooth floor pump

The idea for Silca’s Viaggio Travel Pump came from the experience of friends of owner  Josh Poertner even before he purchased the Italian pump maker back in 2013. In an attempt to simplify travel to the Cape Epic, these two racers just bought a floor pump locally, and ended up suffering for its inaccuracy before they really realized what was happening. Poertner’s idea then was to develop the ultimate travel pump that would deliver accuracy and reliability, yet fold down for transit, whether across town in the back of your car or around the globe in the belly of a plane.

Silca Viaggio travel pump Tech Details

Silca Viaggio travel pump, packable full-size Bluetooth-enabled floor pump
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So what you get for the Viaggio’s $275 price tag is a premium, built-to-last Silca floor pump, with rebuildable internals, an extruded 6061 aluminum barrel and all metal ‘shock piston’ design, a classic leather plunger gasket, and Silca’s high pressure Hiro Presta chuck & thread-on Schrader adapter.

Silca Viaggio travel pump, packable full-size Bluetooth-enabled floor pump

To make it portable, the 57cm long Viaggio gets foldable feet and a full-size CNC alloy handle shaped after the SuperPista Ultimate. Slide the handle off and attach it to a rail on the side of the pump body, then loop the 99cm hose over the piston to secure everything in place. Plus, the travel pump includes a waxed canvas roll-up case with pockets stitched in to carry essential tools as well.

Silca Viaggio travel pump, packable full-size Bluetooth-enabled floor pump

The Viaggio pump does not include a gauge, instead using a iGauge sensor inside the pump barrel that communicates via Bluetooth to a smartphone app to tell you how much air you’ve pumped in. A 2032 coin cell battery promises 100 hours of pump reading and is easily replaced from the pump’s base. It’s the same setup debuted on the compact Tattico mini pump.

Silca Viaggio travel pump, packable full-size Bluetooth-enabled floor pump

Now track & cross are two pressure extremes that don’t often get grouped together in the same pump, but thanks to the claimed accuracy of the iGauge, the Viaggio delivers +/- 0.5psi readings and promises 1% accuracy. Silca doesn’t list firm pressure range for the pump, but says it will get up to track pressures with ease, and its Hiro chuck is rated for more than 250psi.

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Sam
Sam
3 years ago

Still waiting on a shock pump from Silca. Hurry up and do it!

Billy
Billy
3 years ago

What does bluetooth accomplish here?

Maus Haus
Maus Haus
3 years ago
Reply to  Billy

Cool way to make it more portable w no external gauge to add weight and bulk. Pump w an app… your competitors will hack your app and give inaccurate psi/bar… sabotage.

Nico
Nico
3 years ago
Reply to  Maus Haus

Seriously? I doubt there is much weight saving to this pump vs. other portable floor pumps on the market. The bluetooth electronics and the inherent complexity of that system are likely comparable in weight to that of a mechanical or digital gauge. Oh yes, please make sure you phone and pump battery are charged.

MaraudingWalrus
MaraudingWalrus
3 years ago
Reply to  Billy

Given it uses the iGauge sensor in the barrel to actually read the pressure, it allows a display with finer resolution. You don’t have to choose between a high pressure or a high volume gauge like you otherwise might. To have a pump that goes to real track pressures (200psi +) makes it near useless for fine tuning even CX pressures, let alone mtb or fatbike pressures. This may not be relevant to everyone, but to some of the intended users of this pump it may be a real benefit.

Aside from being “cool” which is by itself a completely valid selling point for almost everything in our industry and others.

Maus Haus
Maus Haus
3 years ago

$275… Silca is the Gucci of the floor pump world. The rollup bag for tools & pump pocket is nice.

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