There was once a time when every club cyclist would carry a frame pump to guard against punctures. Since then, lightweight pocket pumps have become de rigueur but they still can’t match a frame pump for reliability and rapid reinflation. The Rapha Cycling Club has partnered with world-leading manufacturer SILCA to create this limited edition of the Impero Frame Pump. Designed to accommodate tubing diameters between 25mm and 64mm, the pump sits securely beneath the top tube with silicone bumpers to protect paintwork and prevent road vibration.
SILCA’s 2-stage head gasket ensures a complete seal around the valve while the barrel, handle and piston – all machined from aluminium – combine for the most efficient inflation of any portable pump (112 strokes = 110psi). To ensure a lifetime of flawless use, the machined aluminium head comes complete with a brass check valve. An additional silicone bumper on the main barrel acts as a compression lock to stop the handle from moving while the handle itself features an ergonomic grip for a firm handhold. All SILCA pumps are assembled by hand with meticulous attention to details that makes them the finest in the world.