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The Ypsilon (pronounced ip.si.lon) is SILCA’s take on the Y-wrench. Pro mechanics, bike shops, and avid home mechanics have long preferred the layout of this tool due to the ergonomic benefits that make it more convenient and more enjoyable to use. Most tools in this layout feature 4mm, 5mm and 6mm keys; meaning that the wrenches for some of the most common use cases in cycling are readily available in one tool. The shape of the Y-wrench also offers superior control and stability over traditional hex keys, especially in tighter work spaces. See more images and buy!
The design of SICURO Carbon focuses on three factors: perfectly matched geometry, lateral stability and vibration damping. The majority of water bottle ejections in carbon cages happen because the cage fails to prevent the bottle from walking upward when exposed to certain frequencies of vibration. Most companies try to solve this by increasing grip force on the bottle, making it harder to insert and remove. The problem with this is that along with wearing out bottles, the tight grip can actually hold the bottle in a semi-ejected state as it walks upward when exposed to certain washboard type surfaces, placing it perfectly to be ejected on the next large hit. Using Silca's multi-axis shake rig and high speed cameras, we learned that we could use less grip force combined with a perfectly matched forward lip geometry and our unique 'wings' on the sides of the cage to drive the bottle back down into the cage under these same frequencies. Silca learned that they could further eliminate walking of the bottle by adding a film of viscoelastic polymer to the layup, allowing the cage itself to reduce the vibration forces on the bottle. See more PIcs and Get Yours!
In a quest to create the ultimate bottle cage, Silca found themselves completely fascinated by the look, feel, and durability of tubular titanium construction. This combination of design characteristics produce a cage that has better retention on gravel and other harsh surfaces, and has proven to be the superior design when mounted on the underside of the down tube, so common in adventure riding and touring. While classic in appearance, this material and its manufacturing are as complex and high tech as it gets. Get yours now.
Pista Plus, as with its predecessors, is a pump that’s built to outlast the rest of your cycling equipment. The durable steel barrel, 3mm-thick leather plunger piston design, and proprietary brass air bridge and check-valve assembly ensure unrivaled longevity, not just in material strength but rebuild-ability as well. The smaller-diameter barrel combined with the superior pumping efficiency of our classic 28mm 731 model Italian leather plunger washer and German Igus linear bearings also mean that Pista Plus is capable of reaching pressures of up to 220 PSI, another nod to the Pista lineage.
The ‘Plus’ in Pista Plus stands for ‘Plus stability.’ Whereas previous generations of Pista pumps had design features that made them ideal for taking with you, the Plus is designed for those who prefer to leave the pump at home, in the shop, at the velodrome, etc. A first for the Pista product line, Pista Plus features a three-footed aluminum base and an enlarged lathe-turned Ash handle, which both draw inspiration from the ergonomics and superior stability of the SuperPista Ultimate platform.
Pista Plus has a long, flexible filler hose with an integrated Schrader chuck and comes standard with a push-on alloy Presta chuck with a bleeder valve. The chuck dock on Pista Plus is an intelligent design enhancement over the previous chuck dock design in that it now secures the chuck at the Schrader chuck instead of at the end of the Presta chuck. This design enhancement means that the rider can choose to swap the standard chuck out for our HIRO chuck, Disc Wheel Adapter while retaining the ability to secure the hose to the pump. The large 64mm gauge is accurate to 2% and combined with high contrast face design, provides improved readability. See more pictures and buy!