Impero Ultimate Frame Pump

17 reviews

NOTE: IMPERO Frame Pumps are currently made to order. Please allow an extra 48 business hours from the time of your order before it is shipped.

What is it?

In the 1920's SILCA revolutionized roadside inflation with the creation of the IMPERO Frame Fit Pump. Within a few years SILCA frame pumps could be found on the bicycles of more than 80% of the professional peloton. Over the next 70 years the IMPERO would be the most widely used frame pump in the world. In 2015, SILCA relaunched the IMPERO ULTIMATE.

Who's it for?

The discerning road and adventure cyclist who requires efficient and dependable inflation when completing a roadside tire repair. IMPERO ULTIMATE works on Presta valves and comes in a size to fit most frames.

Why We Designed It | Product Specs | Getting Started

Why We Designed It:

Frame pumps are highly underrated. IMPERO ULTIMATE features a unique 2-stage head gasket to provide ultimate sealing and holding even when compared to lever chuck designs.  Machined aluminum head with brass check valve ensures a lifetime of flawless use. Full aluminum barrel, handle and piston rod result in a pump that is competitive in weight with plastic designs while being significantly stronger, smoother and more durable.

Unique FlexWing Silicone bumpers on the head and handle tip are designed to accommodate tubing diameters from 1" (25mm) to 2.5" (64mm).  An additional Silicone bumper on the main barrel protects paint, eliminates vibrations and noise, and also acts as a compression lock against the handle to keep it from moving until you use the pump. All IMPERO ULTIMATE frame pumps are hand assembled at the SILCA home office using Alcoa Aluminum extrusions and bar stock.




  • All aluminum construction
  • Italian leather 19mm diameter piston gasket
  • Brass check valve
  • FlexWing Technology Fits Tube size between 1" (25mm) and 2.5" (60mm)
  • Silicone bumper for secure fit and paint protection
  • Lever-free 2-Stage sealing advanced elastomer head
  • Most efficient Inflation of any Portable Pump (112 strokes = 100psi size Small)
  • Covered by SILCAShield 25 Year Warranty
  • Weights: SM: 256gm  M: 267gm  L: 278gm  XL: 289gm

Getting Started:

The Impero Ultimate Frame Pump is ready to use when removed from the package. If you would like to learn more about features, functions and maintenance of the Impero Ultimate Frame Pump, please visit the SILCA resource center. 



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michael s.
Exceptional quality!

exceptional quality and precision.

Christopher G.

Duane S.
Maybe the most beautiful insurance policy there is

While I've been fortunate to not have too many instances of roadside tire repair, it's happened often enough that the value of better reinflation is much appreciated. This pump has gotten both my 650b x 42 and 700c x 25 tires up to 'ride-ready' pressure in less time than my previous frame pump; I'm guessing this is moving more air than its competitor, but its clearly better seal means that air's actually going into the tube, too. It's a really nicely designed tool both functionally and aesthetically, and at the risk of invoking the road debris gods I'd say it helps take some of the sting out of the occasions that call for its use.

Scott H.
Great product

I’ve had this for about a month and I’ve already used it a few times on local road rides, and during a gravel race. This is the perfect solution to reinflate your tires when you’re in a hurry. And it fits on both my road bike and gravel bike easily without straps. Love this product!

Leo T.
Great Pump!

Want the nicest pump ever, get this pump. Perfect workmanship! The best things are the silicon bumpers and each end of the pump for snug, scratch-free fit, a bumper mid-way to protect the bottom of the top tube, and on top of all that, fast efficient way to get your tire up to 110.