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Impero Ultimate Frame Pump

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Silca's Impero Ultimate Frame Pump revamps the famous original, using an aluminum construction and the finest component materials. The alloy barrel and head house an aluminum handle, piston, and rod that push on Silca's renowned leather washer made in Milan. All that air makes its way through a brass check valve that is similar to that used in their SuperPista floor pump and then through a synthetic elastomer gasket that uses a 2-stage sealing design to hold tightly onto valves without requiring a locking lever. Silca has made their name by producing pumps that work well along with looking good, so it only takes 112 pumps on the size small to get a 23 mm road tire up to 100 psi.

FlexWing silicone bumpers on both ends provide a secure fit on tubes ranging from 1” to 2.5” in diameter, and an additional bumper on the body protects top tubes from rattle while providing a stop for the handle while pumping. Available in multiple sizes to fit different frame clearances. (See table below for sizing.) Claimed weights are: 256 g / small, 267 g / medium, 278 g / large, 289 g / extra large. Compatible with Presta valve heads only.

Measurement BETWEEN tubes.

  • Small: 44 - 47 cm
  • Medium: 47 - 50 cm
  • Large: 50 - 53 cm
  • X-Large: 53 - 56 cm

Small: 44-47cm

Mfg PartNum: AM-PU-IMP-ASY-001 

Medium: 47-50cm

Mfg PartNum: AM-PU-IMP-ASY-002 

Large: 50-53cm

Mfg PartNum: AM-PU-IMP-ASY-003 

X-Large: 53-56cm

Mfg PartNum: AM-PU-IMP-ASY-004 

XX-Large: 56-59cm

Mfg PartNum: AM-PU-IMP-ASY-005 

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Simple, effective, and looks great too!
by Kevin
Portland, OR

The best frame pump on the market for good reason- Well-constructed, and after figuring out the 'no lever required' system to affix to a valve stem, inflates like a champ.. I also really dig the matte black, which looks good on the top tube!

Reviewed 8/7/2017
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Pricey and not up to expectations
by Anonymous
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Had the original silca frame pump eons ago that had the campy metal head w two prongs coated in rubber as well as a pump w plastic head. The current version is like the latter and my top tube was sized for a large pump.

I found the head of the pump slid down the head tube no matter the orientation of the pump. This was within a minute of riding required. I called Silca support. No suggestion other than go one size up but...the new pump may not compress enough to fit the top tube. Of course that is what happened.

I don't think such an expensive product ought to have this issue. Bike is classic geometry.

I stuck on some handlebar gel at the junctions and the issue is fixed. I would have sourced an old campy head but pictures didn't show it would fit the pump.

Have not tried the pump but expect it to be good like in the olden days.

Reviewed 6/12/2016
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