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The first plant-based, biodegradable tyre sealant!
Design & Innovation Award 2021 Winner

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Caffélatex

Puncture Protection And Tubeless Accessories

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Tyreinvader

Pinch-flat Protection for Tubeless Tyres

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Shelter

Invisible Frame Protections (1,2 mm | 0,6 mm | 0,2 mm)

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Giustaforza Family

Bicycle-Specific Torque Wrenches

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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.

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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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Végétalex – bicycle tyre sealant

Végétalex is a revolutionary tyre sealant, biodegradable and totally plastic free: great for the environment, long lasting, and providing a high degree of puncture protection for tubeless, tubular and inner-tube applications.

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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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Giustaforza 1-8 – Torque wrench

The ideal tool for both professional mechanics and cycling enthusiasts, Giustaforza 1-8 torque wrench has a very small head, to operate in tight spaces. The DELUXE version is completed with cycling-specific bits in a practical wrap package.

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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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Shelter ZeroDue 0,2 mm – 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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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, black or silver

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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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Tappabuco – tubeless tyre plug tool

Tappabuco is a tyre plug tool ideal for repairing punctures in tubeless tyres. Designed to work as end-plug for road and mountain bike handlebars, it can be carried inside most Shimano and SRAM bottom brackets too (it fits holes with inner diameter between 15 and 20 mm).

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Caffélatex Tubeless Strip – tubeless rim strip

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

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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 or Végétalex sealant.
For standard size bicycle rims, see Caffélatex Tubeless Strip.

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Giustaforza 10-60 Pro – Torque wrench

With a torque range from 10 up to 60 Nm, Giustaforza 10-60 Pro is standard equipment of the best cycling workshops. Design is inspired by Giustaforza 2-16 Pro, constructive quality and reliability are state-of-the art.

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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

Which is the best (Effetto Mariposa) tyre sealant for you?

We recently introduced Végétalex, a quickly biodegradable, plant-based tyre sealant, containing finely ground olives stones as repairing ingredients. How does it compare with Caffélatex, our other sealant? Is one superior to the other, or are they simply targeted at different users? Let’s find out.

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NEW TUBELESS VALVE: NEW FEATURES, MINIMUM WEIGHT!

A cap that you can use as a key. A completely black version. Here is the new Tubeless Valve by Effetto Mariposa.

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Shelter Roll “Wide”

Since their launch, our Shelters have become one of the most appreciated accessory by cyclists, thanks to their great protective capacity and long-lasting adhesion. Today we are launching a “big” variant of shelter: Shelter Roll “Wide”. With a width of 80 mm, the new Shelter meets the need for a wider format on e-bikes and […]

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Végétalex Winner of Design & Innovation Award 2021

  “The Effetto Mariposa Végétalex sealant eschews environmentally harmful substances and plastics without sacrificing on functionality i.e. sealing and durability. As the first sealant of its kind, it’s based completely on biodegradable cellulose fibres and ground olive kernels, which swim in a polysaccharide carrier fluid. In the eventuality of a puncture, no harmful chemicals are […]

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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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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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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.).

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