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Caffélatex

Puncture Protection And Tubeless Accessories

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Which Shelter

For My Bicycle?

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Giustaforza Family

Bicycle-Specific Torque Wrenches

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Carogna

Carogna double sided adhesive tape for tubulars

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EM CLOTHING

Pro Cycling Clothing

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Giustaforza II

Special edition - Greenhope Foundation

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WHAT DOES “EFFETTO MARIPOSA” DO?

These are the products Effetto Mariposa offers: bicycle torque wrenches (Giustaforza family), accessories for tubeless tyres (Caffélatex family) or for sew-up tyres (Carogna family), visco-elastic protective films (Shelter family) and… much more. Everything is designed and developed for cycling purpose.

Effetto Mariposa - Caffelatex 1000ml

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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Effetto Mariposa - Caffelatex Tubeless Strip Plus

CAFFÉLATEX TUBELESS STRIP PLUS E FAT

Caffélatex Strip gets wider to fit Plus and Fat rims.
It’s still a very light, puncture-proof and transparent tubeless rim strip that allows easy tubeless conversion of most Plus and Fat mountain bike wheels, using Tubeless or Tubeless-Ready tyres and Caffélatex sealant.

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Effetto Mariposa - Caffelatex Tubeless Tape

Caffélatex Tubeless Tape

Replacing standard rim-tape, Caffélatex Tubeless Tape makes standard rims air-tight, sealing spoke holes. It allows tubeless conversion of most mountain bike wheels, using Tubeless or Tubeless-Ready tyres and Caffélatex sealant.

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Caffelatex tubeless valve group Effetto Mariposa

Caffélatex Tubeless Valve (X2)

Caffélatex Tubeless Valve is a great accessory for any tubeless wheel. With its modular base, this quality tubeless valve easily adapts to any rim. Available in 40, 70 and 100 mm lengths.

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Effetto Mariposa - Caffelatex-ZOT! Nano 10ml

Caffélatex ZOT! Nano

Caffélatex ZOT! Nano is an instant polymerization catalyst for Caffélatex, useful in case of relevant tyre damages: for punctures up to 10 mm in size (well above the capacity of any liquid sealant).

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Effetto Mariposa - Caffelatex Tubeless Kit

Caffélatte Tubeless Kit

To take full advantage of Caffélatex sealant, we created complete kits, to convert standard bicycle wheels into tubeless. Intended for Tubeless and Tubeless-Ready mountain bike and road tyres.

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Effetto mariposa - Carbocut

Carbocut

Carbocut is an hacksaw with the blade edge made of Tungsten Carbide grit: it’s the best for cutting hard materials  (e.g. ceramics, steel, titanium) and it’s excellent with composite tubes and pieces.

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Effetto mariposa - Carbogrip 75 in use

Carbogrip

Carbogrip is a synthetic resin for the assembly of carbon parts. Applied, it creates a grippy surface that promotes stability. It’s also great as threadlocker and to eliminate creaking in the bottom bracket area.

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Effetto mariposa - Carogna

Carogna

Carogna double sided adhesive tape for tubulars bridges the gap between previously existing tapes and mastic in terms of gluing performance and heat-resistance.

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Effetto Mariposa - Espresso 75 ml

Espresso

Espresso is an inflate & repair cartridge for the demanding cyclists and racers, both on and off-road.
Doesn’t contain Ammonia or other aggressive chemicals.
The one and only functioning even on lenticular wheels!

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Effetto mariposa - Giustaforza II 2-16 Pro Anniversary

Giustaforza 2-16 Pro Anniversary

Made for Effetto Mariposa’s 10th anniversary and targeted at professional users, Giustaforza II 2-16 Pro Anniversary has a gun-metal grey hard anodization and a reversible ratcheting head. This version is completed with cycling-specific bits and comes in a practical workshop case.

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Effetto mariposa - Octoplus Kit star

OctoPlus Kit

OctoPlus Kit is a universal pad-replacement kit for bicycle helmets, inspired by octopus legendary grabbing ability.
OctoPlus Kit is intended both as a fit and comfort upgrade to any helmet and as an effective way of replacing worn-out pads on a otherwise perfectly functional helmet.

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Shelter ZeroDue

Shelter ZeroDue

Shelter ZeroDue is a very thin (0,2 mm), super lightweight polymeric protector.
It easily adapts to difficult geometries and possesses an incredibly high abrasion resistance.
The ideal complement to Shelter Off-Road (1,2 mm) and Shelter Road (0,6 mm), for different protection needs in different areas.

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Effetto mariposa - Smartasca Tg.M

SmarTasca

SmarTasca is a practical, sturdy and transparent bag to carry smartphone, ID and some cash during rides.
Water and sweat-resistant, it allows the use of touch screens.

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Vitamina CL

Vitamina CL is a sealant additive made to mix with Caffélatex.
Added directly inside the tire to Caffélatex sealant, V-CL increases the maximum repairable puncture size while reducing repair time and pressure loss.

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10+

YEARS OF CONSTANT INNOVATION

Our products set benchmarks and perform under the world’s fastest riders. We embrace the fact that even the best product has room for improvement: we ride, test, learn and… repeat.

The extra torque an unaware mechanic applies to a bolt could be similar to the flap of a butterfly’s wing setting off the tornado

TECH NEWS

Tubeless conversion: the whole truth!

Those who ride occasionally (less than once a week), do not cross lands infested with thorns or – simply – do not want to face the small problems and complications that tubeless involves, can continue using inner tubes and be happy like that. In off-road riding, however, the transition to tubeless and the use of […]

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Which Shelter for my bicycle?

It’s great to have multiple choices, as long as we also possess enough information for a correct decision: this also applies to our Shelter family. This family of frame protections offers different sizes, different thicknesses… but we realized we hadn’t quite explained our idea behind it. Basically there are three types of Shelter: Off-Road (thickness […]

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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 […]

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Caffélatex and the “hair dryer” effect

Beside the use of CO2(described here) or contamination of your sealant with other products(described here), the “hair dryer” effect is a common but little-known reason for the decrease in a sealant lifespan. When does it happens? If a tubeless tyre doesn’t immediately inflate after having inserted the sealant, some people using a compressor might be […]

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THE CORRECT QUANTITY OF CAFFÉLATEX FOR EACH CYCLIST

Tyre sealants are a must-have for the performance-oriented cyclists, to avoid the feared and annoying punctures. The big question is: how much sealant do I need? Parameters that influence the necessary quantity of sealant: Several parameters should be taken into account, for example the outside humidity, temperature and tyre inflation routine/regularity. However, the main factors […]

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A Caffélatex cocktail

We talk from Caffélatex standpoint, but what we’re analyzing here generally applies to “latex” (synthetic or natural) sealants. The common reasons of sealant polymerization can be divided into two groups: physical (related to temperature changes, evaporation…) or chemical. Physical: a sudden drop of temperature, as with CO2 cartridges, described here; a quick evaporation, that’s what […]

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Caffélatex and tubulars

No aggressive chemicals: its complete lack of ammonia or aggressive chemicals make Caffélatex benign even with very sensitive latex inner-tubes (like those found on professional level cyclocross tubulars, for example). Caffélatex is perfectly compatible with tubulars with butyl tubes or tubeless-tubulars construction (like Tufo). Long expected lifespan: if used inside tubulars, as their porosity is […]

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Caffélatex and CO2

While Caffélatex resists well to both low and high temperatures (between -20 and 50°C), sudden temperature changes are not good for its stability. A strong thermal shock could be a polymerization-starter for any latex-based sealant (natural or synthetic), so we suggest to limit the use of CO2 cartridges or, if necessary, to do it with extra […]

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In a sport where win and loss are a matter of fractions of a second and marginal gains, the winning ‘flap’ can be given by a tyre sealant with a formula unlike any of its competitors, or by an inflate & repair cartridge that really works.

iCaffélattex

iCaffélatex carefully calculates the number or milliliters (ml) per wheel, based on tyre size (diameter, width) and tyre construction (Tubeless, Tubeless-Ready, Tubular or Tube-type used as tubeless).

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