Okay, I'll admit it - when I first saw mention of a "bluetooth
pump" I may have rolled my eyes a little. I mean, who needs another
smart device in their lives? Well, I should have had more faith in
SILCA and their focus on real, practical solutions to real,
It's actually a genius idea. Useful for any cyclist and, I'd
argue, essential for some. Let me explain:
The Tattico's most unique feature is the built-in pressure
gauge. Conventional dial pressure gauges don't scale down well to
mini-pump size, in a nutshell the smaller the gauge the less
accurate it is. By using a digital gauge, connected to a smartphone
app, SILCA can ensure truly precise readings, as well as saving a
significant amount of bulk.
The best pressure gauge is the one you have with you. Whether
fixing a puncture road-side, prepping wheels before an event, or
simply 'topping off' the pressure on a spare set of wheels,
Most of us have a favourite wheel/tyre combo that we can judge
pretty well with a good squeeze of the tyre. But for true,
repeatable accuracy a gauge is a must. And with the proliferation
of wider rim sizes and new tyres on the market it's never been more
important to ensure correct inflation.
If you are trying out new tyres, a new width of your favourite
tyre, or if you just have more than one wheelset, a pressure gauge
is invaluable. But no-one wants extra bulk and weight in their
jersey pocket or seatpack, so it's pretty rare to carry a
The Tattico solves this problem perfectly. The built-in sensor
is super-accurate, runs off a tiny, easily replaceable CR2032
battery, and adds very little weight to the overall package.
Of course being a SILCA product the Tattico is beautifully
engineered and designed to last, and can be used as a regular pump
too, ignoring the gauge, should you find yourself sans phone.
SILCA's accompanying iGauge app is a free download for iPhone or