Caffélatex is a reliable, well-functioning sealant. Cyclists of all levels and ambitions, worldwide, use it and love it: it can be injected through the valve, it doesn’t contain ammonia and it foams up when agitated (ensuring an optimal covering of the internal tyre surface). For those who would like an even higher protection for race day or an important event - instead of adding a more concentrated (and less durable) sealant to our offering - we opted to develop a specific stand alone product, to boost the puncture repairing ability of Caffélatex, “on demand”.
Vitamina CL (or V-CL) is a polymeric powder with a very precise particle size and density, to easily mix with Caffélatex directly inside the tubeless tyre.
Added directly inside the tubeless tyre to Caffélatex, 10% of V-CL (for example 5 ml of V-CL for 50 ml of Caffélatex) increases the maximum repairable puncture size from 4 – 5 mm to 8 mm (and more), with shorter repairing time and lower pressure loss.
Extensive field testing with professional teams has proven V-CL is easy to work with and very effective. We recommend V-CL for racing applications. A more frequent tubeless valve maintenance should be taken into account when using Caffélatex in conjunction with V-CL.
The bigger particles of Vitamina CL won’t pass through the tubeless Presta valve easily, so the best practice is as follows:
Vitamina CL comes in re-selable jars of 200 ml, with a 5 ml spoon. One jar of V-CL is enough additive for 2000 ml of Caffélatex.
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