The modern Pista preserves the beautiful aesthetics of the original, but improves on the design in some very important ways. The gauge has been updated to a much higher precision +/-3% accuracy (compared to the original +/-5%) while adding reinforcement to the base which protects the gauge from damage and impact. The modern Pista handle is a near reincarnation of the original 1962 Bakelite handle with the two hose grooves that allowed the pump to lay as flat as possible in the trunk of a car or in a drawer. For this handle, the team at SILCA has specified Ash for it's incredible strength and stability, which allows the wood to be CNC machined to even tighter tolerances. Full metal construction ensures a lifetime of flawless performance and reliability. The steel barrel and piston shaft are upgrades in quality and durability from the previous Pista designs adding linear glide busings for ultimate smoothness; while the slightly enlarged foot guarantees improved stability without sacrificing portability.
Pro mechanics have dubbed the Pista as 'the pump you can take anywhere'. That statement becomes even more true with the introduction of the Travel Bag. Made from 600D nylon and canvas, this bag features an EVA padded insert to hold your pump, plus two snap-closure pockets and two zippered storage compartments on the inside that are perfect for your spare tubes, tools, bottles and nutrition products. A weather-resistant zipper keeps the elements out and you have the choice of using the integrated handle or a removal carry strap when you're on the move.