The SILCA Tattico, billed as the company’s ‘best mini-pump for every-ride-carry’ just got even better with the addition of Bluetooth technology. According to pumps and accessories specialist SILCA, its Tattico Bluetooth solves the problem of getting a reliable pressure reading out of a mini pump on the road by using a Bluetooth pressure sensor that relays accurate tyre pressure through a smartphone app.
A SILCA release adds… ‘Now you can finish your ride without second-guessing how much pressure your tyre has. This mini-pump is a game-changer for endurance, gravel and riding that often takes place far from support. Rated to 120psi, Tattico Bluetooth can even take the place of a floor pump while bike-packing, traveling, and other remote rides.
Accuracy and durability are two pillars of the SILCA brand and after recognizing the limitations of current mini pumps, SILCA decided it was time to innovate. The Tattico Bluetooth mini-pump aims to solve the accuracy and durability issues of other mini-pumps by taking the physical gauge out of the equation all-together and transmitting it through an app called iGauge directly to a smartphone.
The Tattico’s original inverted design allows enough room to place a Bluetooth pressure sensor at the end of the barrel, which transmits the data as pressure fills the chamber of the barrel. This simple integration allows the Tattico to keep the same size, profile and capability of the original pump while providing an accurate reading within +/- 2%.
SILCA Tattico Bluetooth features:
- Inverted Design – hidden hose and valving results in 10% more air per stroke
- Rated to 120psi
- SILCA Adaptable Cup Seal expands with heat
- Hidden heat sink controls temperature while pumping
- Pump accuracy is +/- 2%
- Connection to iGauge mobile app for clear, accurate pressure reading
- 6061 alloy barrel and gripping surfaces
- High-efficiency piston design
- Long extractable filler hose with locking Presta/Schrader chuck
- 9-1/2″ length
- Includes direct-mount backed with retaining strap
- Easily replaceable CR2030 battery
- MSRP – US$120
SILCA was founded in 1917 by Felice Sacchi outside of Milan, Italy. SILCA was the first company to put gauges on pumps, the first to produce a true ‘high-pressure’ frame pump and the first to work with revolutionary lightweight material plastic after the end of WWII, and later the first to bring CO2 to roadside inflation. Today SILCA is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, where it continues to ‘build iconic products that utilize the finest materials and craftsmanship available’.