SILCA INTRODUCES THE NEW SUPERPISTA: RETURN OF A CLASSIC!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — SILCA is expanding their floor pump line after the tremendous success of the SuperPista Ultimate. The new SuperPista is beautiful, and of course made to perfection like everything else they touch. Back in Black! See the release below, hope you will share this launch with your readers. Who knew inflation could be sexy?

 

Originally launched in 1989, the SILCA SuperPista was a game changer for the pro mechanic and home mechanic alike.  It’s large, ergonomic wooden handle and 50mm of additional stroke changed the perception of what a pump could and should be, taking the focus from the highest possible pressures to faster inflation to more reasonable pressures. SILCA now introduces a revamped SuperPista, the high-performance little brother of sorts to the SuperPista Ultimate pump introduced nearly two years ago.

Made using 100% Aluminum construction (not a single plastic component), with an exceptionally wide base for stability, the SuperPista is a user-friendly pump with modern-classic styling. Borrowing many features from the Ultimate like the oversized shoe friendly base geometry,  full-grain leather gasket, and IGUS (™) linear bearings for ultimate smoothness, this pump is highly engineered to stand the test of time. The new SuperPista features a solid wooden handle and a larger gauge, making accurate pressure a breeze to execute.

 

 

Product Specifications:

  • Handle:  Kiln Dried Beech Wood, CNC machined to replicate the superior ergonomics of the SuperPista Ultimate handle.
  • Hose: Tough Ballistic Nylon Overbraid Provides 5 times the life expectancy, half the compression of a traditional rubber hose.
  • Top Cap: IGUS (TM) Linear Bearing and Centerless Ground Piston Shaft. Designed directly from high-end Mountain Bike suspension forks, this results in a lifetime of smooth, grease free operation.
  • Gauge: 75mm diameter (3") Gauge with Ultra-High contrast printing process and optical grade anti-glare PMMA lens for ultimate readability in all conditions.  Gauge is accurate within 2% and repeatable within 1% making it more than 2.5x more accurate than traditional floor pump gauges.
  • Chuck: 7075-T6 Aluminum Schrader Chuck. Classic SILCA Push-On/Push-Off chuck adds a fully metal pressure bleed button.
  • Base: 6mm thick base is designed for pumping in cycling cleats, offering maximum stability and eliminating the risk of shoe and cleat damage.  Base utilizes the same 3 German Furniture feet from the Ultimate pump which are approved for all indoor flooring surfaces.
  • Piston: 7075-T6 Piston Head with IGUS split bushing directly from Mountain bike rear shocks and same as used in SuperPista Ultimate, provides the ultimate in stability, smooth operation, and longevity.  Full-grain 3.5mm thick Italian leather plunger provides more than 20x the seal surface area and 100x the life expectancy of common rubber O-ring seals.  Leather also holds onto lubricants which allow it to run smoother and at a higher efficiency than rubber components.  Grade 10.9 Steel hardware is more than 20x stronger than common plastic piston components.
  • MSRP: $235

 

Warranty:  SILCA Limited Lifetime Warranty covers the buyer of the SuperPista for life against manufacturing and material defects.  In addition, SILCA guarantees the function of all metal parts in the pump for 7 years against fatigue, stress and other failures related to use of the product even in pro-team, bike shop or similar high-use environments (all of these conditions void traditional Lifetime Warranties).

SILCA guarantees wear parts, considered to be any elastomer seal, leather seal for 2 years.  Just like brake pads, when these parts experience wear and tear as part of performing their basic function, however, extreme use such as pro-team and bike shop use will wear them out faster than daily or home use, and just like brake pads, these parts can be easily replaced when worn out.  For home use, projected life of 242 gaskets is 7-12 years and leather gaskets are 12-15 years.