So we have offended MrMagura in a previous thread (totally my fault) and are trying to make that right, in the mean time he has been a bit hyperbolic about the SIlCA brand which from his perspective is reasonable.MrMagura wrote: ↑Sun May 12, 2019 8:01 pmWatch out for Silca, it is no longer the company people have bought good pumps from in the past.
I just bought a Superpista Ultimat Hiro, and it was a complete piece of junk, with a docking system that didn't work due to design flaws, sharp edges lacking finish, a hose that was stupid stiff for no reason, and had zero torsional flexibility, to the point where it was ridiculous.
Their marketing BS about throughout long term testing, and 100% end quality control, has proven to be far from reality, as I'm far from the only person this happened to.
Customer service was a joke at best.
I ended up fixing a $450 track pump, straight out of the box, as customer service gave me the runaround about user error, till I gave up.
Like the above poster suggested:
SKS Rennkompressor has been well for a long time, throw in a Hirame chuck, and be done with for like $120
From my perspective, the SuperPista Digital seems like it would fit the bill. As MrMagura points out, the Ultimate pump has a braided stainless hose which is not terribly flexible, this is great for ProTour use or running over it with the team car, etc.. but leaves the hose less than flexible. The SP digital, has a super long AND very flexible kevlar reinforced rubber hose, super accurate high mount gauge and I think everything you are looking for. Not cheap, but not as expensive as the SP Ultimate, also highly reviewed by other forum members, in use by a bunch of pro teams and athletes at the highest levels and all that good stuff.. so please let me know if you have any questions.