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Caffélatex 1000ml

Caffélatex is a truly innovative tyre sealant, successfully used on and off (mtb, cyclocross) road, for tubeless, tubular and inner-tube applications.

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If Caffélatex were made by a cow… it would be the weird one depicted in our advertising!

EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:

  • doesn’t contain ammonia or other aggressive chemicals
  • best ratio between durability and puncture repairing ability
  • turns into foam when agitated, spreads easily and without unbalancing the wheel
  • used successfully in cyclocross, road and mountain bike at all levels, from leisure riding to professional racing
  • one formula only: professional racers use what anyone can buy

CHARACTERISTICS:

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 tyre. Caffélatex foaming action causes it to fill the tyre’s entire internal cavity , making it much more effective against sidewall punctures.

Puncture-repairing action: its fast sealing action makes Caffélatex ideal for MTB and road tubeless, tubular and standard tyres. Caffélatex repairs punctures up to 5 mm (mtb) and 3 mm (road).

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Thanks to its squeezable pouch and perfectly calibrated hose, Caffélatex 60 ml allows direct injection through Presta valves. Easy to transport, it’s ideal for also for road applications (60 ml / 2 ounces is the correct quantity for two 23 mm tubulars)

Stable 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.
Using the recommended quantities for tyre size, the expected sealant lifespan is:

  • Tubular (or Caffélatex inserted into latex/butyl inner tube): 1-2 years
  • UST  Tubeless tyre: 4-6 months
  • Tubeless-ready tyre: 2-4 months
  • Tube-type tyre: 2-3 months

Nevertheless, in the impossibility of knowing our customers’ specific application (kind of wheel/tyre set-up, tyre sidewall thickness and porosities, external temperature and humidity, bicycle storage conditions…), 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.

iCaffélatex
iCaffélatex, for Android and iOS: click here to go to the download pages!

Not corrosive: being completely ammonia-free, its 100% tyre and rim friendly. It’s also a favourite sealant for cyclocross/tubular applications, creating no harm to the sensitive latex innertubes.

Sizes: bottles (1000, 250 ml), cheer-packs (60 ml) or bundled in Caffélatex Tubeless Conversion Kits.
10 liter Caffélatex Pro Point also available for teams or shops.

Usage and storage temperatures: from very cold to very hot, exceeding by far those of first-generation latex sealants (usage: -20/+50°C ~ storage: -15/ +30°C).

Recommended quantities: we take too much pride in our attention for details for giving rough numbers: for a precise recommended Caffélatex quantity (given the tyre type and size), click here.
Even better, install our iCaffélatex app on your phone (iOS, Android)

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14 Responses

  1. Kim Sjølin

    I want to use caffelatex in my brand new Continental Competition 22mm Tubular, how much pressure shall i use in the tire after i have filled in the Caffelatex? I ask because in the movie with the 60ml it says max. 3 bar !!

    • Hi Kim, thanks for the opportunity to clarify this matter: the 3 bar max pressure we show in Caffélatex 60ml video only applies to mtb tyres mounted as tubeless (as there’s no need to exceed that when installing tubeless mtb tyres).
      For road tubulars or tubeless with Caffélatex inside, the maximum inflating pressure remains the one recommended by the tubular/tyre producer.

  2. […] when the tires were ridden sans tubes. I tested each tire with various sealants–including Caffélatex and Orange Seal–and didn’t encounter any incompatibilities (such as blistering or […]

  3. It’s life span is: Tubeless-ready tyre: 2-4 months, how to check if sealant is too old? Is there a way to do it? Do i have to replace Caffe Latex every 3 months to be sure that it’s working?

    • That’s a good question: if, upon checking, the sealant is still liquid, it surely is still effective.
      A quick way to test if Caffélatex works:
      – wet the tip of your thumb and index in the sealant
      – pinch firmly the two fingers together for 10 seconds
      – if, releasing them, you see the sealant turning solid, Caffélatex is working!

  4. […] of use, I got a small puncture in the front tire. A little more research led me to purchase some Caffelatex sealant which did the trick and allowed me to finish the season with the tires. Overall, I found the grip […]

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  6. Is the caffélatex sealant Co2 friendly?

  7. iOS app is high:)

  8. Lukas sanktjohanser

    What are the ingredients of the product and what happens if you drink a mouthful?

    • Caffélatex contains synthetic latex and other chemicals, none of them classified as toxic.
      In case of skin contact: Wash with plenty of water and soap.
      In case of eyes contact: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
      In case of Ingestion: Do not under any circumstances induce vomiting. OBTAIN A MEDICAL EXAMINATION IMMEDIATELY.
      In case of Inhalation: Remove casualty to fresh air and keep warm and at rest.
      Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed: None
      4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed treatment: None

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