For some reason I missed this back at Interbike ’14, but I definitely caught the cries of the righteously indignant as they protested its price. You already know my stance: if it’s too expensive for you then it wasn’t made for you. Buy something else and focus your bitching on something actually productive.

The Silca Superpista Ultimate Plus Pump ($500USD) is essentially a Superpista Ultimate Pump with an additional low pressure gauge. The Ultimate Gauge Kit ($65USD) can be purchased separately (for those already owning an SUP) and allows the user to inflate their tires to within a staggeringly accurate 0.5psi, perfect for CX and MTB tires (Note: MTB stands voor mountain bike—a cycling discipline popular in the 90s).

“The kit was the idea of our pro team mechanics and athletes who were riding mostly on the road in the spring and summer, and mostly CX and off-road in the fall.  By adding a Low Pressure kit to a standard Ultimate pump, the discerning cyclist can go from 1psi accuracy to 0.5psi accuracy at CX pressures” says Joshua Portner, president of SILCA.”

Released: Silca Superpista Ultimate Plus Pump and Ultimate Gauge Kit

 

Released: Silca Superpista Ultimate Plus Pump and Ultimate Gauge Kit