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by Neal Rogers
July 19, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Michael Matthews takes Stage 16 win at Tour de France after crosswinds wreak havoc; Brennauer seals GC victory at Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour, Schneider takes Stage 6 win; Degenkolb upset, says Matthews ‘did not hold his line’ in Tour de France sprint; Bad day for Quick-Step at Tour de France as Kittel loses points, Martin loses time, Gilbert abandons; Bennett forced to abandon Tour de France with illness; Zubeldia to end 20-year career at San Sebastian; Cannondale-Drapac team in ‘super-promising’ negotiations with two potential sponsors; Pinarello announces Dogma F10 Disk; Silca reintroduces Pista floor pump, releases 100-year HX-One tool kit; Foundation announced in honor of American Chad Young; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 16 highlights; Video: The moment Michael Matthews realized he’d won Stage 16 at Tour de France.
Silca’s range of floor pumps now has a third model with the introduction of the revamped Pista. Like the original, the new Pista once again features a steel body, an egg-shaped handle, a slim form factor, and a convenient press-on head, but each of those components has been thoroughly updated in this modern redo. That iconic plastic handle is now made of rich-looking ash, for example, the single-foot base is a wider and flatter for better stability, and the head features Silca’s latest machined-and-knurled aluminum design with both Presta and Schrader compatibility and an integrated bleed valve.
Carrying over is the main plunger’s classic leather washer for durability and easy servicing, and the ultra-high 220psi pressure rating.
Retail price is US$125 for the pump only, or US$199 for the pump and travel case.
Also new from Silca is the 100-year anniversary edition of the HX-One tool kit, which features the same S-2 steel construction, textured handles, and handy magnetic 1/4″ socket adapter, but with a richer-looking wooden case made of American walnut heartwood and decorated with a hand-painted stainless steel emblem.
Retail price is US$185. For more information, visit silca.cc.