Welcome to the NEW SILCA
SUPER PISTA ULTIMATE: WINNER OF THE INTERBIKE 2014 'BEST IN SHOW' AWARD!
'HIRO' SIDE LEVER LOCKING CHUCK: WINNER OF LAVA MAGAZINE 'GEAR OF THE YEAR / EDITOR'S CHOICE' AWARD!
Reimagining the iconic SILCA SuperPista over the last 10 months has been a transformative experience for our small company. We have enjoyed untold enthusiasm and support from SILCA fans worldwide through this process as we designed and developed. Hundreds of thoughts and opinions were solicited through this website as well as our Facebook page as we worked. What became clear through the process was that to SILCA users, the floor pump is not just another tool in the garage, it represents an important cycling ritual in their lives.
In some ways, inflating tires represents the simplest of cycling maintenance, yet to others it represents a critical performance technology or a final preparation to carefully tune the ride or cornering performance of the bicycle. We heard stories from track racers who carefully set and log pressures before each event, of brevet riders looking to optimize comfort and rolling resistance, and of our own story of developing wheels for Paris-Roubaix only to learn that the three pumps on the team truck varied by over 10psi from each other! Ultimately, what we heard the most were stories about great friends, great adventures and great rides from around the world, all pulled together in some small way by a shared experience with these classic pumps.
Please enjoy the images of the new SuperPista Ultimate both on this site and on our Pinterest page. For a full 10 page technical description which digs into all the details of the pump, please email us at email@example.com
Read SuperPista Ultimate reviews from the bike industry:
RedKitePrayer.com (contains great Chris King story!)
For a look inside the Assembly room at the new SILCA please check out this great article by CyclingTipsAustralia
In PRINT Please check out the Amazing 4 page photo spread and review of SupePista Ultimate In Peloton issue 34
On the Radio:
The New SILCA was recently featured on NPR's All Things Considered, please click the NPR logo or HERE to listen!
WINNER OF THE INTERBIKE 2014 'BEST IN SHOW' AWARD! Functional Work of Art Read about the ethos behind the SP Ultimate in this Bicycling Magazine Interview: The Most Precious Pump...
Functional Work of Art, Now with greater resolution at lower pressures! Read the Bicycling Magazine Interview: The Most Precious Pump Now !! The SILCA SuperPista has long set the standard...
In the 1970's there was one name that stood above all others in cycling: Eddy Merckx. Coincidentally, there was one name that stood above all others in bicycle pumps: SILCA....
Belichick your bike: Seriously, You Will Thank us Later Over the course of the last week, we’ve been inundated by the so-called ‘Deflate-Gate’ resulting from the Patriots rout of the Colts in the Playoffs. We’ve taken our share of random phone calls, Twitter and Facebook questions, and even some suggestion that we should sell some SuperPista Ultimate LP pumps to the NFL (which we would happily do if they are interested BTW). The overriding question has been, ‘why would 2psi matter anyway.’ Which is a questions we get a lot from cyclists about their tire pressure, so we thought we could tackle this (pun intended) from both directions. Grip: Lower pressure means greater flexibility in the casing... Continue Reading →