SILCA PUMPS/CO2 INFLATORS
When Silca first introduced its Pista floor pump, the mountain bike was just a glimmer in its father's eyes. That venerable pump became a cycling icon, still working after decades of service. However, the short fall was that it was designed before high-volume tires, and it missed the mark when you had to put 30+ psi in a downhill or 29er tire. However, Silca filled that niche with the introduction of the Super Pista Floor Pump.
Compared to the traditional Pista, the Super Pista's larger air chamber provides 20% more volume, so you can fill those girth'y rubbers with a few quick strokes. The eight inch Beechwood handle is also a vast improvement over the former's tiny plastic handles. The Super Pista is taller as well, as to make life easy on your back when you need to top off a few sets of wheels at once.
As stated above, Silca pumps are well-loved because they seem to last forever. And when something wears out after its first decade of use, you can replace it for a few dollars in order to add another decade to its lifespan. The Super Pista has a large base for greater stability, and the gauge is mounted down low, well out of harms way should the pump get knocked over. And you know it will get knocked over, but that's no big deal because the pump's housing is made of steel.
The Silca Super Pista Floor Pump is available in the color Dark Grey and features a two-part head that can be used for either Presta or Schrader valves.