Silca Brings the Terra Pump Back, Updates the Eolo and launches the Hot Wax X

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Indianapolis/Amsterdam–15th November 2022– Silca brings the Terra, a high-volume, low-pressure specific floor pump back. It was in 1988 when SILCA began developing a high-volume pump with a low-pressure gauge to meet the needs of this completely new category of bicycles back then, the MTB.

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Named the Terra, it was the first of its kind: high volume, low-pressure specific pump for larger volume tires. Now, 34 years later, SILCA reintroduces the Terra concept with new and exciting technology that allows it to be not only the world's most refined low-pressure pump but also to maintain high-pressure capabilities as well.

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Using a revolutionary new non-linear gauge scale technology, the Terra pump has custom gauge internals to create a gauge that allows for 0.5psi precision at the low end of the range climbing to 1psi precision at the high end of the range (120psi). This unique design allows for a gauge with 120psi overall capability, yet 50% of the gauge face contains 0-30psi (0-2.1bar).

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If you have left the 25mm tires behind, probably this is the pump you need to embrace everything from all-road to MTB.

Terra maintains SILCA's famous all-metal construction with lathe turned Ash wood handle, but breaks the traditional SILCA mold with a unique lever-operated chuck based on SILCA's own award-winning Tattico mini pump chuck design. This full metal chuck uses a threaded reversible end cap to switch between presta and schrader and contains an inline pressure bleed button.

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Silca also has updated its Co2 regulator, the Eolo, with its newest version, the Eolo IV that includes a regulating valve, allowing you to thread the Co2 cartridge without getting the party started and stopping the airflow at any point.

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Hot Wax X – up to 12 Watts extra and 30,000km of chain life.

On the lube side, they are bringing the ultimate, most-advanced technology with its new Hot Wax X. A hot melt wax with graphene Nanene™ that will take performance and chain life to a new level– up to 12 Watts extra and 30,000km level to be precise.

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 From our first test with Nanene™, we knew that real Graphene was indeed, the future.  Josh Poertner, President of SILCA.

Hot Wax X with Nanene™ runs roughly 0.5 watts faster than Secret Blend while also extending the intervals between application to as much as 800km, making it not only faster, but faster for longer than other ultra high performance chain lubricants. 

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What is Nanene

Graphene, first isolated in 2004 by two researchers at The University of Manchester, has been hailed as the wonder material that will revolutionize materials . In its purist sense, graphene is a one-atom-thick fabric of carbon which has been theoretically shown to have remarkable physical properties including exceptional strength-to-weight, effective electrical and thermal conductors as well as be highly flexible. Nanene™ is an ultra high quality few-layer graphene produced using a patented manufacturing method. Developed on the University of Manchester campus and then scaled up in a dedicated production facility, Nanene™ is a product that offers independently proven, real world application, performance benefits. 

Hot Wax X Specifications 

• Saves up to 12w 

• 300 g / 10.5 oz tin 

• Clean to the touch on the chain 

• No PFAS chemicals 

• Get up to 30,000 km / 18,600 miles out of a chain 


SILCA was founded in 1917 by Felice Sacchi outside of Milan, Italy and was well-known for 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, IN where it continues to build iconic products that utilize the finest materials and craftsmanship available while pushing technological boundaries by leveraging the most modern engineering and manufacturing practices and materials.

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