Written your Christmas wish list yet? If you haven’t, you might want to add Silca's new £275 SuperPista Digital track pump and hope you've been a good boy/girl this year.
It’s the latest in a new batch of products from the company renowned for producing very lovely equipment, from tools to pumps and saddlebags.
The SuperPista Digital track pump is a third-generation version of a pump that has been around for 30 years and a favourite of the professional mechanics. It now incorporates two features apparently requested by consumers and mechanics: an accurate digital gauge and a gauge placed at the top of the barrel so it’s easy to see when you’re inflating tyres.
The digital gauge is powered by a 2032 coin cell battery and is backlit. The pump is rated up to 220psi or 15.1Bar so plenty for most applications including track bikes which run the highest pressure of any bicycles.
It’s handcrafted with an aluminium barrel and ash wood handle and an oversized aluminium base to provide stability during use. The hose is mounted at the top of the barrel and has a magnetic chuck storage for easy use.
The HIRO chuck is an all-metal design is claimed to provide a adjustability and extreme holding ability on all valves in a compact design.
It's the most expensive track pump we’ve yet come across. But is it any good? Maybe if we can get our hands on one to test we’ll be able to find out. And yes it has gone straight in at the top of my Christmas list.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.