Silca has developed a low-pressure gauge for its SuperPIsta Ultimate pump. This add-on could be a hit with persnickety cyclocross and mountain bike racers looking to fine tune their air pressures.
"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 ’cross and off-road in the fall,” said Silca president Joshua Portner.
Silca claims adding this low-pressure kit to the SuperPista Ultimate increases gauge accuracy from 1psi to .5psi.
The Ultimate gauge uses a face mount with an O-ring seal, rather than sealing on the threads like some other designs, which allows the user to quickly swap gauges with two 4mm hex screws.
The US$65 kit consists of a low-pressure gauge, a 4mm hex key and a 10ml bottle of O-ring lubricant housed in an EVA foam case.(UK and Australian pricing was not immediately available.)
For more information, visit http://silca.cc.