Instead of dumping one giant, unwieldy gift guide slideshow on you this year, we’re spreading out our annual gift ideas over 12 Days of Crossmas, and going a bit more in-depth in each product. Need something fast? A digital subscription to Cyclocross Magazine or a subscription combined with our latest issue are two quick, easy options to get something in the lucky recipient’s hands.
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Silca Pumps and Tools
Founded in 1917 outside Milan, Italy, Silca is a brand known to many masters racers, and some young guns too thanks to the longevity of the company’s original, signature floor pump. The quality of materials, construction and the fact the pumps were re-buildable has left many still in service years down the road.
In 2014 Silca reinvented itself to some degree. The company was sold to industry veteran Joshua Poertner, previously with Zipp, and moved from Italy to Indianapolis, IN. With the move, Silca started producing their SuperPista Ultimate floor pump here in the States. Since then, they’ve added other products to their catalog, all with the same level of refinement.
Slica’s latest offerings—the SuperPista Ultimate LP, HX-ONE Home and Travel Essential Kit and the Pocket Impero pump—all fit the bill as best-in-class offerings. While intended for anyone, these products are ideal for those who keep equipment forever as well as those who simply enjoy the finer things in life.
Scroll through to see more on the SuperPista Ultimate LP floor pump, the HX-One Home and Travel Essential Kit and the Pocket Impero from Silca.
The Silca SuperPista Ultimate LP Pump
The SuperPista Ultimate LP is, perhaps unsurprisingly, meant for low pressure set-ups such as gravel, cyclocross, mountain bike and fat bike tires. The Ultimate LP takes your tires to 60 psi max with 0.5 psi accuracy.
The LP model is designed with the same materials as the standard SuperPista Ultimate. So it too has a hefty, vacuum cast zinc base, a magnetic chuck that can be easily docked and removed, a 12,000 psi hose originally designed for race car and aircraft brake lines and perhaps the most noticeable part, a handle that uses investment cast stainless steel lugs with hand turned rose wood.
Of course, like the original, the LP version has been heralded as both a work of art that brings a measure of joy to an otherwise mundane task and a needless expense alike. But amortized across the life of the pump and over the number of times a rider checks and adjusts air pressure, the SuperPista Ultimate LP may not be as extravagant as it seems at first blush.
More info: silca.cc
Scroll through to see the HX-One Home and Travel Essential Kit and the Pocket Impero from Silca.