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Caffélatex, valves and inner tubes

Being a synthetic latex, Caffélatex is not as intrinsically “sticky” as natural latex sealants, showing a lower tendency to clog valves and valve mechanisms. Still, it’s important to learn how to use it properly to take full advantage of the puncture protection, reducing the drawbacks to the minimum. General tips for long lasting valves, when … Continued

Caffélatex and the “hair dryer” effect

Beside the use of CO2 (described here) or contamination/mixing of your sealant with other products (described here), the “hair dryer” effect is a common but seldom recognized reason of sealant reduced life span. When it happens: trying to inflate with an air compressor a “difficult” tubeless tyre, it’s easy to insist, blowing air (and here … Continued