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One of the cornerstones of our business is to empower and educate anyone interested in carbon fiber bicycles. From basic care and maintenance, to best shipping methods, to debunking various myths that are rampant in the outdoor industry. We'll be highlighting many of these topics and other Ruckus Composites news here, get lost below.

Corvallis Cross Classic '16

Corvallis Cross Classic '16

Several years ago we were having a conversation with some of our friends regarding the status quo of the racing scene in Oregon. Our main concern was, “how come women don’t have a specific single speed category anymore”. It used to exist but as of three years ago it had fallen temporarily by the wayside.…

BMC GF02 Bottom Bracket Repair

BMC GF02 Bottom Bracket Repair

Chainsuck sucks. It’s plain and simple. Dumping your chain down off of your front rings and into the frame is not only annoying, but scary as well. This BMC GF02 carbon fiber frame came to us for repair after our customer dumped their chain while climbing. Thankfully they didn’t fall off the bike but…

Colnago C60 Seatstay and Dropout Repair

Colnago C60 Seatstay and Dropout Repair

Unfortunately, we see many carbon fiber bike frames damaged in the shipping process. It’s disheartening because this can happen even when a frame is correctly packed and padded in the box. Opening a new bike box only to see a cracked frame is absolutely heartbreaking. This Colnago C60 frame came to…

Colnago C60 Toptube Repair

Colnago C60 Toptube Repair

We see damage from shipping and moving way, way too frequently. Unfortunately, it’s just one of those things. You can prepare and prep perfectly for said move or ship, but things don’t always turn out or come out of the box correctly, for that matter. If your frame happens to be damaged in shipping…

BH G5 Toptube Repair

BH G5 Toptube Repair

One of the most common reasons people choose repair over a new purchase is for sentimental value. New bikes are just that, and come without any weight or attachment. This particular BH carbon fiber frame came to us with a cracked top tube. Of course, this is a common repair for us but the reason was…

Giant Defy Seatstay Repair

Giant Defy Seatstay Repair

Accidents happen. Sometimes more than once. This carbon fiber Giant Defy arrived at Ruckus after having been crashed not once, but twice. As is common in crashing, they damaged their seatstay and it needed a full repair. Whether or not its a full repair, send us your carbon fiber frames for inspection…

Specialized Tarmac Downtube Repair

Specialized Tarmac Downtube Repair

For those about to rock…we repair you! Carbon fiber bicycle frames, though very strong, can be highly susceptible to localized impact damage. This frame arrived from our friends at with a crack in the downtube from a rock that flew up and made impact with the frame during a road ride. Sometimes the…

Specialized Roubaix Downtube Repair

Specialized Roubaix Downtube Repair

Crashing a bike is always a scary endeavor, but when it involves a car it becomes a whole other terrifying ordeal. This Specialized Roubaix came to Ruckus with an absolutely mangled downtube…the result of being doored by a car. Luckily our customer walked away with only minor scrapes, but the carbon…

S-Works Amira Toptube Repair

S-Works Amira Toptube Repair

Paint matching is a delicate and time consuming art. Luckily, we have more than one paint wizard in-house. This Specialized S-Works Amira carbon fiber frame arrived with a quarter-sized crack in the toptube. The repair is a basic one for us, but matching that purple-to-blue sparkle fade sure was tricky…and…

LaPierre Xeilus Seatstay Repair

LaPierre Xeilus Seatstay Repair

Seatstays are the tubes that connect the dropout to the seattube on bicycle frames. These tubes are becoming lighter and thinner on carbon fiber frames as both a means of weight and vibration reduction. Subsequently, this also makes them more susceptible to damage. One of our customers accidentally…


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