Caffélatex

Caffélatex is a truly innovative tyre sealant, successfully used for road and off-road cycling, in 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 durability and puncture repairing ability mix
  • 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 macroscopic (e.g., glitter 150-300 microns) but are instead microscopic, 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 behaviour, activated by wheel movement. Centrifugal force drives standard latex-based sealants against the outer circumference of the tyre. Caffélatex turns instead into foam, filling the tyre’s entire internal cavity, making our sealant much more effective against sidewall punctures. Caffélatex go back to liquid state after around 15 minutes of stillness.

Puncture-repairing action:

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

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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 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.

Not corrosive:

being completely ammonia-free, it’s 100% tyre and rim friendly and also the 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.

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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 to give rough numbers.

For a precise recommended quantity (given the tyre type and size), click here.

Even better, install our free iCaffelatex app on your phone (iOS, Android) using the QR-code in this page!

Like all our products, it’s made in Italy.

 

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9 responses to “Caffélatex

  1. 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 !!

    1. 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. 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?

    1. 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!

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

    1. 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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