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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.

New Year; New Positions

New Year; New Positions

We are excited to open up two positions. Become part of the Ruckus Composites Team. Ruckus Composites does a lot more than repair the “unrepairable” for the bicycle industry. It is a place to explore potential, set goals, earn respect, disrupt and learn leadership skills. We are looking…

CXC 2015: Celebrating Women in Cycling

CXC 2015: Celebrating Women in Cycling

There was a cyclocross race a couple of weeks ago that took place on a farm near Corvallis, Oregon. It was muddy. And windy. There were bizarre course features and ill-advised egg nog hand-ups. Seasoned racers high fived first-timers, rinsed off mud-caked bikes, shared post race coffee and bourbons.…

That New Bike Feel

That New Bike Feel

The last time I got a new bike, once it was finally built up, dialed, bars wrapped just so, it was well past midnight, into the wee hours of a sticky morning in August. I fell asleep on the living room couch, bike resting a few feet away, and woke up a few hours later for maybe the best, certainly the…

Clean. Sleek. Unique.

Clean. Sleek. Unique.

The rain’s arrived in Portland but we continue to be as busy as ever down at Ruckus HQ. This week we saw several dropout replacements, a number of cx bike repairs and some great paint jobs come through the shop. A project that we were excited to get completed was this Pinarello cross bike. It came from…

Supporting Women. One Muddy Race at a Time.

Supporting Women. One Muddy Race at a Time.

So this morning the White House posted a letter from a 13 year old girl, Ayla, on Instagram. In the letter, Ayla expressed to the president how frustrated she feels about gender inequality in sports. We’re frustrated, too. It’s an important reminder to us that we still have a long way to…

Any Bike. Any Dropout.

Any Bike. Any Dropout.

This week at Ruckus we started reorganizing the shop, we listened to some great jams (courtesy of Dan), we lost one of our beloved houseplants and completed a whole lot of repairs. One of the more interesting and illustrative repairs we finished up was a dropout replacement on a Trek Speed Concept.…

CUT HERE

CUT HERE

This week we worked on a number of cool repairs. One of the most interesting projects we completed was a full head tube replacement on a Look KG 386. The bike arrived here with a broken 1” head tube in need of repair. This older 1” standard means that it’s hard to find compatible parts…

30 is the new 30

30 is the new 30

This week at Ruckus we’ve been keeping busy—we’ve seen over 30 bike repairs come through the door! One of the more interesting projects we got our hands on this week was a bottom bracket shell replacement on a 2012 Cannondale Super X.

Kintsugi: Repair as Art

Kintsugi: Repair as Art

Every frame repair that we see here at Ruckus tells a story. “I was leading the Master’s A field when I hit that keg…” “A mountain lion was chasing me down this rocky ravine…” “I forgot about the roof rack…” We see it all, and we think it’s great when…

Save Tens of Dollars With This One Trick The Shipping Company’s Don’t Want You To Know

Save Tens of Dollars With This One Trick The Shipping Company’s Don’t Want You To Know

Use a smaller box. That’s it, the whole shebang. Last week we saved a customer $65.00 by cutting four inches off one end of his box. Here’s some data from earlier today, when we were deciding if we should cut down the long dimension on a 52” x 8” x 32” bike box. As you…


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