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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?

Some examples of exclusive products developed by Effetto Mariposa: bicycle torque wrenches (Giustaforza family), accessories for tubeless (Caffélatex family) or for tubular tyres (Carogna family), protective tapes (Shelter family) and… much more. Everything is specifically designed for cycling purpose.

Effetto Mariposa - Caffelatex 1000ml CAFFÉLATEX - bicycle tyre sealant

Caffélatex – bicycle tyre sealant

Caffélatex tyre sealant is quietly hiding in the wheels of the best cyclists in the World, who trust it to ride as puncture-free as possible. With a strong racing background in road and off-road cycling, Caffélatex is perfect for tubeless, tubular and inner-tube applications.

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Caffélatex Tubeless Strip Plus/Fat – tubeless rim strip

Caffélatex Tubeless Strip Plus/Fat is a very light, puncture-proof and transparent tubeless rim strip that makes tubeless conversions quick and easy. Strip allows tubeless conversion of most Plus and Fat mountain bike wheels, using Tubeless or Tubeless-Ready tyres and Caffélatex sealant.
For standard size bicycle rims, see Caffélatex Tubeless Strip.

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Caffélatex Tubeless Tape – adhesive tape for tubeless conversion

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

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Caffélatex Tubeless Valve

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, sold in packs of 2 valves.

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Caffélatex ZOT! Nano – catalyst for Caffélatex

Caffélatex ZOT! Nano is a catalyst that instantly solidifies Caffélatex sealant. 
Functioning as the chemical equivalent of a tyre plug, it’s useful in case of relevant punctures (up to 10 mm in size, well above the capacity of any liquid sealant).

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Caffélatex Tubeless Kit – tubeless conversion 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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Carbocut – hacksaw for carbon

Carbocut is an hacksaw for carbon 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 components.

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Carbogrip – assembly resin

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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Carogna - double sided tubular gluing tape Effetto mariposa - Carogna

Carogna – Double sided tubular gluing tape

Carogna double sided adhesive tape is a fast, clean and safe way to glue tubulars, matching the best mastics in terms of gluing performance and heat-resistance.

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Effetto Mariposa - espresso inflate and repair cartridge

Espresso- Inflate and repair cartridge

Espresso is an inflate and repair cartridge: it allows cyclists to repair punctures quickly, injecting a foam of Caffélatex through Presta valves.
Ideal for road, triathlon and off-road cycling (tyre size up to 29×2.20).

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Effetto mariposa torque wrench - Giustaforza II 2-16 Pro Anniversary

Giustaforza 2-16 Pro Anniversary – Torque wrench

Made for Effetto Mariposa’s 10th anniversary and targeted at professional users, Giustaforza 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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OctoPlus Kit – helmet pad kit

OctoPlus Kit is a universal pad-replacement kit for bicycle helmets, inspired in its shape by octopus legendary grabbing ability. 
OctoPlus Kit can be used as a personalized and comfortable upgrade to any helmet, or as an effective way of replacing worn-out pads of an otherwise perfectly functional helmet.

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Shelter ZeroDue – Invisible frame protection

Shelter ZeroDue is a transparent scratch resistant adhesive tape. It provides a reliable protection to the carbon-fiber or metal structures it’s applied to. “ZeroDue” is great for protection of road bikes or surfaces mostly subject to wear and friction, like crank arms.

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Effetto mariposa - Smartasca Tg.M SmarTasca - transparent bag

SmarTasca – transparent bag

SmarTasca is a practical, sturdy and transparent bag perfect to carry smartphone, ID and some cash during rides.
Water and sweat-resistant, it allows the use of touchscreens without pulling the smartphone out.

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Vitamina CL - sealant additive

Vitamina CL – sealant additive

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

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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

Tyreinvader: all the advantages of tyre inserts without the down sides

WHY TYRE INSERTS WERE CREATED IN FIRST PLACE Tubeless tyres (with sealant) are surely helping to keep punctures to a minimum, but they don’t totally eliminate them. With the right force, especially on rocky terrain, it’s possible to pinch-flat a tubeless tyre, cutting the tyre by pushing it very hard against the rim. Also rims […]

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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

The most common reasons for polymerization of latex sealants (synthetic or natural) can be divided into two groups: physical (related to temperature changes, evaporation, etc.); chemical. Physical: a sudden temperature drop, e.g. when using CO2 cartridges, as described here; a quick evaporation, e.g. when the sealant comes out from a puncture in the tyre. In this case the […]

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Caffélatex and tubulars

Why Caffélatex rather than other sealants? Caffélatex has some important features which make it a good choice as puncture preventative inside tubulars: non-corrosive: the complete absence of ammonia or any other aggressive chemical makes Caffélatex perfect even for very sensitive latex inner-tubes (quite common inside professional tubulars). Caffélatex is perfectly compatible also with tubulars with […]

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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, the winning ‘flap of butterfly’s wing’ can easily be given by a single, little improvement.

iCaffelatex

Designed for Effetto Mariposa’s Caffélatex sealant, the free iCaffelatex app calculates the optimal quantity of sealant needed per wheel, based on tyre size and tyre construction (tubeless, tubeless-ready, tubular, etc.).

iCaffelatex on Google Play iCaffelatex on the App Store

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