Effetto Mariposa adds new products to range

Effetto Mariposa has added several new products to its offering.

Tappabuco and Tappabuco Plugs

“Tyre plugs have become a standard way of fixing bigger punctures on tubeless tyres. With Tappabuco (Italian for stopgap or literally hole plugger) Effetto Mariposa wants to offer a practical solution for road and off-road riding, easy to carry and fast to use,” said a statement.

“Tappabuco functions as end-plug for road and MTB handlebars, and it can be carried inside most bottom brackets too. It’s available in two versions, 1.5 and 3.5, to work with different sizes of tyre plugs (5 cm length and section of 1.5 and 3.5 mm respectively). While the bigger, more common 3.5 mm plug is great for bigger punctures on MTB tyres, several times a 1.5 mm plug is enough for smaller damages or road/gravel tyres: having both available is simply better.

“Tappabuco is made of high-density silicone with a stainless steel fork, for maximum durability and adaptability (it will fit handlebar ends with inner diameter between 15 and 20 mm).”

Weight is just 13 g for Tappabuco 3.5 and 11 g for Tappabuco 1.5.

Versions and suggested retail prices (including VAT):
– Tappabuco 1.5 KIT (Tappabuco 1.5 + 5 pcs 1.5 mm plugs): £12.00
– Tappabuco 3.5 KIT (Tappabuco 3.5 + 5 pcs 3.5 mm plugs): £12.00
– Tappabuco 1.5 + 3.5 KIT (Tappabuco 1.5 + Tappabuco 3.5 + 5 pcs 1.5 mm plugs + 5 pcs 3.5 mm plugs): £20.00

Effetto Mariposa is also offering high-quality tyre plugs as replacements, sold in a resealable bag:
– Tappabuco Plug 1.5 (25 pcs 1.5 mm x 50 mm plugs): £11.00
– Tappabuco Plug 3.5 (25 pcs 3.5 mm x 50 mm plugs): £11.00

Expected availability: available in all markets.

Espresso Strap Lungo

“With dropper posts and more generous frame tube sections, carrying an inflate and repair cartridge (or a spare inner tube) on a modern mountain bike requires a longer strap,” said a statement. “For this reason, Effetto Mariposa offers Espresso Strap Lungo, a reliable and polyvalent way to attach small items to the frame.

“With a secondary velcro strap, you’ll be able to take your Espresso Doppio cartridge on any ride, stable on the frame no matter the terrain, easy to access in case you need it.”

Size: length 45 cm, width 3 cm.
Suggested retail price (including VAT): £14.00
Expected availability: available in all markets.

New sizes of existing products:
Shelter Zerodue Rolls

“Shelter family of transparent frame protections required a roll version of its thinnest tape, Shelter ZeroDue (0.2 mm thick),” said a statement. “While Shelter ZeroDue is exclusively against scratches and abrasion (Shelter Off-Road 1.2 mm and Road 0.6 are also shock-resistant), it’s the perfect way to protect a nice road frame.”

Versions and suggested retail prices (including VAT):
– Shelter ZeroDue Roll 1m (58 mm x 1 m): £18.00
– Shelter ZeroDue Roll 5m (58 mm x 5 m): £50.00

Expected availability: available in all markets.

Tyreinvader 35

“Tyreinvader tyre insert has quickly become a very popular item within Effetto Mariposa range,” said a statement. “Tyreinvader 35 expands the range to fit smaller section gravel and cyclocross tyres.

“Common knowledge on tubeless tyres for cyclocross is that, given the section and the air volume, it isn’t possible to go as low as tubulars in terms of inflating pressure, leaving tubulars “kings of cx”. Tyreinvader 35 is solving that specific issue, allowing to inflate “tubular-low” and even bottoming out without losing pressure, when used with 33 mm tubeless tyres.”

Tyreinvader 35 weights 48 g and will fit rims with external width between 18 and 25 mm; tyres with section between 32 and 42 mm (1.25-1.5”).
Suggested retail price (including VAT): £50.00 (pair)
Expected availability: available in all markets.

Caffélatex tubeless tape “plus”

Wider rims require a wider tubeless tape, and Effetto Mariposa has now plus sizes available for the  lightweight Caffélatex Tubeless Tape:
– Plus S (34 mm): for rims with internal width between 29 and 34 mm
– Plus M (40 mm): for rims with internal width between 34 and 40 mm
– Plus L (45 mm): for rims with internal width between 40 and 45 mm

Versions and suggested retail prices (including VAT):
– Plus S (34 mm x 8 m): £15.00
– Plus S Shop (34 mm x 50 m): £58.00
– Plus M (40 mm x 8 m): £18.00
– Plus M Shop (40 mm x 50 m): £68.00
– Plus L (45 mm x 8 m): £18.00
– Plus L Shop (45 mm x 50 m): £68.00

Expected availability: available in all markets.

Caffélatex tubeless kit “plus”

Caffélatex Tubeless Kits (one bottle of Caffélatex 250 ml, two tubeless valves, one tubeless tape roll inside a Portatutto tool bottle) follows the Tubeless Tape range, so they’re now three new sizes available.

Versions and suggested retail prices (including VAT):
– Caffélatex Tubeless KIT Plus S: £46.00
– Caffélatex Tubeless KIT Plus M: £49.00
– Caffélatex Tubeless KIT Plus L: £49.00

Expected availability: available in all markets.

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