The Silca Super Seven
By Stan Portus – 13 April 2021
The Silca Super Seven are game changers. From super accurate pumps to versatile torque sets, they are a testament to Silca’s beautiful engineering and rich heritage.
Since its inception in 1917, Silca has always been committed to creating the most reliable, best functioning products possible through using high quality durable materials, traditional craftsmanship, and replaceable parts. More recently Silca is informed by, and draws inspiration from, their rich design history for performance and timeless aesthetics.
In 2013 Josh Poertner, Technical Director at Zipp for 14 years, decided to buy the company. Poertner moved Silca from Italy to Indianapolis, a region famed for the collective engineering and manufacturing genius of the race car industry.
Silca now draws on this knowledge and expertise, while maintaining the ethos of combining durable materials and traditional craftmanship that has defined the company’s history. It has recently moved into the world of chain lubricants with some astounding results.
The Silca Super Seven embodies Silca’s history, and its future, pairing Italian prestige and American engineering. Its aim is always to make products that are defined by beauty, function, strength, durability and longevity. Such criteria ultimately inspire use, helping you keep your bike in the best shape, and bringing ease and style to the time you spend riding.
Super Pista Digital Floor Pump
The Super Pista Digital shares much in common with the Pista Plus Floor Pump, but with a digital read out display, enabling accuracy to 0.5psi. The Super Pista comes with the multi-award winning Hiro chuck. This full metal chuck was originally designed for ultra-high pressure track use, but mechanics have since found that they prefer it for its compact size, adjustability, and extreme holding ability on all valve and valve extension designs.
T-Ratchet and Torque Set
The Silca T-Ratchet and Torque Set is a packable torque wrench that provides real-time torque feedback by using a tightly wound internal spring system. The beam has three torque scales printed on the side of 2-6, 3-5, and 4-8. The tool comes in a duck waxed carry case and includes 6 Hex bits and 3 Torx bits. Thanks to the titanium and aluminium construction, the set is even light enough to take bike packing.
"The Silca T-Ratchet + Ti-Torque kit is a beautifully made, superlight, and multi-functional set of tools, made to the highest quality."
Nastro Cuscino Bar Tape
The Silca Nastro Cuscino Bar Tape is a tri-laminate 3.75 mm thick tape that provides cushioning and comfort equivalent to a traditional 5mm foam bar tape.
Silca was inspired to create the Cuscino tape by material advancements in running shoe foam and F1 tyres, as well as its own research into material damping and impedance properties. The tape has a soft, comfortable feel, higher wet and dry grip, better vibration isolation, and 3 – 5x the durability of existing tape materials.
Sicuro Titanium Bottle Cage
The Sicuro Titanium Bottle Cage is a classic that has been re-engineered to provide excellent bottle retention. Made from aerospace-grade titanium at Silca’s HQ in Indiannaoplis, the Sicuro Ti Bottle Cage is guaranteed for 25 years.
Tattico Mini Pump
Drawing on the knowledge and expertise behind Silca’s leading track pumps, the Tattico Mini Pump uses Silca’s 6061 Alloy barrel with high grip surfaces at either end.
The bike hand pump is small enough to fit in a jersey pocket or blend in when mounted on your bike yet big enough to be effective come any roadside repair.
It is powerful enough to inflate to 100psi in less time than other mini pumps, whilst the extractable hose makes for easy work on Presta or Schrader valves. A mounting bracket comes with the pump and integrate perfectly with the Sicuro Titanium Bottle Cage.
Super Secret Chain Lube
The Silca Super Secret Chain Lube combines the speed and silent running of a hot-melt wax-dipped chain with the easy application of a drip lubricant. The Secret Chain Lube also utilises the world’s fastest, most lubricious additive, nano-scale Tungsten Disulfide for maximum drive chain performance.
The nano platelets of WS2 (Tungsten Disulfide) in the Super Secret Chain lubes has less than 1/3 the dynamic coefficient friction of PTFE and ¼ that of Molybdeum Disulfide (MoS2). The result is a lube that proved to beat all currently available wax-based lubes whilst also being much easier to apply, thanks to the quick dry formula.
Learn more about the Silca Super Secret Chain Lube and how best to apply it.
Mattone Seat Pack
The Silca Mattone Seat Pack is named after the Italian word for ‘brick’. The seat pack is an ultra-compact, water resistant design that attaches to the underside of your saddle with a BOA® Closure System. The unique zipper design allows it to access like a book, so there is no more rummaging for spares on the roadside.
With a 0.61L capacity, the Mattone is ideal for any cyclist looking to carry a spare tube, lever, CO2 cartridge, a multitool, and some cash. An internal flap holds a bank or ID card and a key, while protecting your spare tube from any sharp edges.
If you find selecting the right gloves to match the day’s forecast a chore, why not go for a pair that offers sufficient weather resistance, dexterity and warmth to see you through most eventualities?