The Silca Pista pump has been a favorite among cyclist since its launch way back in 1962. Cycling has changed a lot since then but thanks to some forward thinking on Silca's behalf and a readily assessable supply of replacement parts, many of those pumps are still in use. While the original Pista was designed to be easy to take on the go with its compact size, the version that we have here, the Pista Plus Floor Pump, improves upon the original with a larger, three footed aluminum base for more stability while topping off tires at home or in the shop. Other nice details include an enlarged, lathe-turned Ash handle offering excellent ergonomics borrowed from the SuperPista Ultimate platform. Things that we're happy about remaining the same include the durable steel barrel, 3mm-thick leather plunger piston design, and proprietary brass air bridge and check-valve assembly. Pumping action is extremely smooth and efficient, thanks to that leather plunger washer and German Igus linear bearings taking the max pressure of the Pista Plus up to 220 PSI if you see yourself taking to the banks of a velodrome anytime soon. The Pista Plus' long, flexible filler hose easily reaches a bike in the stand, and its integrated Schrader chuck and a push-on alloy Presta chuck with a bleeder valve mean it's always on the ready to pump up some tires. The hose and chuck dock on the side of the barrel, grabbing it by the hose, right by the chuck, meaning you can choose to swap the standard issue chuck out for Silca's HIRO chuck or the Disc Wheel Adapter while retaining the ability to secure the hose to the pump. Its large, easy to read 64mm gauge is mounted down low, out of harm's way if it gets tipped over, and is accurate to within 2%.
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