Effetto Mariposa Caffélatex is a truly innovative tire sealant, successfully used on and off (mtb, cyclocross) road, for tubeless, tubular and inner-tube applications.
How it works: Thanks to the addition of microscopic silicate particles, Caffélatex moves slowly through holes, allowing the sealing ingredient more time to heal the puncture. These particles are NOT of macroscopic size (e.g., glitter 150-300 microns) but are instead microscopic particles less than 2 microns in diameter. Thus, Caffélatex flow characteristics change on a microscopic level without the headaches of valve-clogging glitter. Puncture repair speed is especially noticeable with lightweight or thin-casing tires.
Foaming action activated by wheel movement: the first advantage of Caffélatex over classic latex-based sealants comes from a foaming agent (Actifoam™), activated by wheel movement. Centrifugal force drives standard latex-based sealants against the outer circumference of the tire. Caffélatex foaming action causes it to fill the tire’s entire internal cavity , making it much more effective against sidewall punctures.
Puncture-repairing action: la rapida azione anti-foratura rende Caffélatex ideale come preventivo o sigillante per tubeless MTB e stradali, tubolari e pneumatici normali: ripara fori fino a 5 mm (mtb) e 3 mm (strada).
Stability over time: thanks to its formula, Caffélatex is a very stable and durable sealant, although its lifespan is also dependant on kind of application and external conditions.
Temperature d’uso e stoccaggio: efficace su di un’ampia gamma di temperature, contrariamente ai sigillanti a base lattice di prima generazione (uso: -20/+50°C ~ stoccaggio: -15/ +30°C).
Using the recommended quantities by tire size, the expected lifespan is:
|Tubular (or Caffélatex inserted into latex/butyl inner tube):||1-2 years|
|UST Tubeless tire:||4-6 months|
|Tubeless-ready tire:||2-4 months|
|Tube-type tire:||2-3 months|
Not corrosive: being completely ammonia-free, its 100% tire and rim friendly. It’s also a favourite sealant for cyclocross/tubular applications, creating no harm to the sensitive latex inner tubes.
We recommend checking Caffélatex every 2 months to make sure it’s liquid and therefore retains its ‘puncture preventive’ action.
When dry, Caffélatex-sealed wheels are still air-tight, but Caffélatex won’t actively repair punctures.
To calculate the correct quantity of Caffélatex to use, click on the image below to download the app for Android or iOs:
All “Effetto Mariposa“ products are generally in stock with orders completed within 1-2 business days. If products require longer delivery times it will be indicated in the order and is based on the information provided to us by Effetto Mariposa.
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