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Caffélatex Strip is a tubeless rim-strip that makes tubeless conversions easy and quick. Unlike its butyl predecessors (from other brands), Caffélatex Strip is very light, puncture-proof and transparent. It allows tubeless conversion of most standard mountain bike wheels, using Tubeless or Tubeless-Ready tyres and Caffélatex sealant.
Size L 26/27.5" (x2)
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Available in different sizes: Caffélatex Strip is available in three widths, two different wheel diameters each (26”/27,5” or 29”), for a total of six options. Sold as kits containing two rim strips and two tubeless valves (2 wheels per kit):
Strip S 26″/27,5″ (x2)
Strip S 29″ (x2)
Strip M 26″/27,5″ (x2)
Strip M 29″ (x2)
Strip L 26″/27,5″ (x2)
Strip L 29″ (x2)
The three widths are:
S: for rims with external section between 20 and 24 mm;
M: for rims with external section between 25 and 29 mm;
L: for rims with external section between 30 and 34 mm.
Light: less than 30g for a Strip S 26″/27,5″ make it competitive with tubeless tape (with a weight ranging between 9 and 20 g per wheel) and simply superior to old butyl liners (with limited strength and weighing over 65g per wheel).
Three easy steps for tubeless conversion, using Caffélatex Strip kit
Easy to use: to convert a rim to tubeless, just remove the existing rim-strip, choose the right Strip size (chart above) and follow three easy steps (pictured).
Highly resistant: made using a proprietary polymer blend, Caffélatex Strip has very high mechanical strength and resistance to punctures. It’s also very stable from a chemical standpoint and cannot be damaged by water or Caffélatex.
WARNING: using sealants containing aggressive chemicals or ammonia can damage Caffélatex Strip and may represent dangers to the user. We recommend using only Caffélatex sealant or Espresso inflate & repair cartridge with Caffélatex Strip.
As all our products, it’s made in Italy.
Why introducing the Strip when you already have a tubeless conversion Tape?
For most applications adhesive tubeless tape is great, and it will always be lighter than a tubeless rim strip. A layer of our Tape weights around 10 g per wheel, our Strip is around 30 (but note that a butyl rim strip is around 65g).
However, tape requires time and some basic mechanical skills to be installed properly: the Strip can be mounted in a couple of minutes and will work flawlessly even with deep-channel rims or asymmetrical rim shapes.