Effetto Mariposa enhances Caffélatex formula with microscopic flow-modifying particles to dramatically enhance performance.
Effetto Mariposa has improved their famous Caffélatex sealant. The feedback of professional athletes combined with science results in a significantly improved sealant with remarkable longevity and user-friendliness.
Thanks to the addition of microscopic silicate particles, Caffélatex now moves more slowly through holes, allowing the sealing ingredient more time to heal the puncture. These particles are NOT macro-size (e.g., glitter) but rather microscopic particles less than 2 microns in diameter. For reference, glitter particles are typically 150 – 300 microns in diameter. Thus, Caffélatex flow characteristics change on a microscopic level without the headaches of valve-clogging glitter. Puncture repair speed is up to 5 times faster, an improvement especially noticeable with lightweight or thin-casings.
Quicker sealing means less pressure is lost before the puncture seals. Because no additional active polymer has been added to the formula, the well-known long lifespan of Caffélatex is unaffected, even though the sealant acts much more quickly than before. And, as no macroscopic particles have been added, Caffélatex can still be injected through valves.
The new formula has been extensively field tested in both World Cup XC competitions and Super Enduro races by Effetto Mariposa sponsored teams and athletes, with outstanding results. Caffélatex can be found in the wheels of mountain bike legends such as Karim Amour and Cédric Ravanel.
Effetto Mariposa is the Technical Sponsor of the athletes Andrea Bruno, Karim Amour, Branden Rakita and many others. GT SKODA Chamonix, Team 360°, Silmax Cannondale, Giant Italia, Team Protek and Scott Racing Team all rely on Effetto Mariposa for technical tools and tyre sealants.
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