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Super Pista Digital Floor Pump
The Silca Super Pista was introduced as a higher volume alternative to the venerable Pista that many veteran cyclists still own. With modern higher volume tires, the need to move more air quicker is necessary and something that was lacking with the small volume/high-pressure Pista. The Super Pista Digital Floor Pump has all the virtues of the Pista, but with a larger air chamber, which means 20% more stroke volume and faster pumping along with a large easy to read digital gauge that makes it easy to get your tires at the right pressure every time.
The Ash handle is a vast improvement over the tiny plastic handle on the Pista and mirrors that of the SuperPista Ultimate providing the ultimate in comfort and ergonomics and it has a secure carring strap. There's plenty of room for large hands, and the Super Pista is taller as well to make life easy on your back when you need to top off a few sets of wheels at once. Silca pumps are so well-loved because they seem to last forever, and when something wears out after your first decade of usage, you can replace it for a few dollars and get loads more use out of it. That's what we've always done and this SuperPista combines a full metal shock piston design with the classic Italian leather plunger washer and German Igus linear bearings to create the highest efficiency, smoothest running SuperPista to date.
The Silca Super Pista has an oversized aluminum base for twice the stability over other designs. The backlit digital gauge is mounted up top and is 1% accurate with and adjustable pressure alarm and pressure units. Also, this pump has a first for Silca, a top-mount hose design with top mount magnetic chuck storage. This makes the chuck easier to reach and reduces back strain and eliminates bending over to access or store the chuck. As with the Ultimate pump, the SuperPista comes standard with its award-winning HIRO chuck. This full metal chuck was originally designed for ultra-high pressure track use, but mechanics have since found that they prefer it for its compact size, adjustability, and extreme holding ability on all valve and valve extension designs and have taken it over to other disciplines.
- A durable, rebuildable pump with an accurate, digital gauge
- Ash wood handle adds a touch of class
- Metal piston with leather plunger and Igus bearings offers smooth operation
- The maximum inflation pressure is 220psi
- The backlit digital gauge has 1% accuracy and can be set to alarm at pressure
- HIRO chuck is compact, adjustable, and has an extreme holding ability on valves
- Item #SLC001J
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What do you think about this product?
January 17, 2020
Insanely expensive, but worth it.
I bought one of these a year ago. I started to pay attention to tire pressure and I couldn’t seem to get it right. Then I got this thing and started comparing the differences in tire pressure reported by the gauges on my various pumps. Well, they varied by 10psi. 10psi in a 30mm tire is a HUGE difference and made all the difference in ride quality. Now I can repeatable and accurately control tire inflation. As far as build, this thing will probably outlast you. And if it doesn’t, it’s completely rebuildable. The chuck is the best in the business, bar none - nothing comes close. So I’d take the hit in the wallet and then get this thing. You be glad you did, for years. Quality tools make a difference.
December 1, 2019
Overall, I'm impressed with the SuperPista. The digital gauge is easy to read and I like the auto-on feature. The backlight is also useful as I mostly train indoors in a darkened room, so not having to turn on the light to pump my tires, is a bonus. The pumping action is also nice, though stiffer than I expected. I've only used it for a couple months, so maybe it'll get smoother with usage. The base is substantial, giving a nice stable platform and the Hiro chuck is easy to use and has a cool magnetic docking station. Which leads me to my only gripe with the pump… The placement of the hose catch (hook near the base to keep the hose secure). It's located at the BACK of the pump, not the front. While this seems like a trivial detail, in actual usage, it's really annoying. That's because when standing behind the pump, I'll bend hover and grab the chuck from its socket, then while still hunched over, place it on my wheel, which is further out in front of me. But because the hose goes around the BACK, I have to adjust my stance to make room to get the hose around. Then after pumping, I have to do the same maneuver in reverse. This makes an otherwise pleasant experience, clunky. Seems like an oversight as I don't see a reason why it's not at the front. Since they've thought of everything else, I'm surprised by this oversight. If it was a $50 pump, I wouldn't even bring it up. But for $275 and all the attention to detail on the other aspects, I'm going to knock off one star. So 4 stars for an otherwise perfect pump.