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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 Shop, Better Us

New Shop, Better Us

Normally, moving is a complete drag both physically and emotionally. The days and weeks before are a slow grind of abstract organization, planning and sitting on the phone with various permitting offices, mostly being on hold the entire time. One can only take so much smooth elevator jazz. You plan…

Cervelo P3 Dropout Replacement

Cervelo P3 Dropout Replacement

Ah, the derailleur hanger. A constant point of frustration for the modern carbon fiber bicycle frame. This part that secures the shifting mechanism to the frame seems like it should be of the burliest parts of the frame, but we all know that isn’t quite so. Wether or not the replaceable derailleur hanger…

Look 585 Revival

Look 585 Revival

Black matte paint. It’s always in fashion. It’s totally simple. It’s undoubtedly the best choice for a sleek, understated cool frame. This Look 585 carbon frame arrived at Ruckus for a very small repair, a bottle cage-mount replacement, but the customer wanted to take the opportunity to make something…

Zero Offset Seatmast Topper

Zero Offset Seatmast Topper

ISPs, or integrated seat posts, are one of the more polarizing elements of modern bicycle design. Some adore them, others loathe and despise their very existence. They present a sleek, custom aesthetic to frames while providing a distinct ride-feel, but they also have some challenges associated with…

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

From ancient cave paintings to a 2012 Taylor Swift album release, few colors evoke such feelings as red, one of the oldest and most complex colors of the visible light spectrum. Without starting a symbolic dissertation, red suggests basically the entire gamut of human emotion relative to its culture…

Trek Boone Toptube Repair

Trek Boone Toptube Repair

The off-season is the perfect time to repair a busted carbon fiber bike frame. For may of us, cyclocross is an out-of-sight out-of-mind kind of discipline; arriving and leaving in a fervor mostly destroying all gear in its path. That’s exactly the case for this Trek Boone frame: our customer sent it…

Trek Madone Chainstay Repair

Trek Madone Chainstay Repair

We’re supposed to feel safe in the garage, but often that is not always the case. This Trek Madone arrived at Ruckus after the customer suffered a “dropping incident” at home. He was in the garage tinkering on some projects when he unfortunately dropped a tool right onto the chainstay. Now, we’re not…

Scott Addict Toptube Repair

Scott Addict Toptube Repair

Toptubes are easily the most damage prone tube on a carbon fiber bike frame, and undoubtedly the repair request we receive the most. This Scott Addict came to us after our customer had dropped the bike and made a small ding which propogated up the toptube towards the headset, following a seam in the…

Ritte Vlaanderen Dropout Repair

Ritte Vlaanderen Dropout Repair

The quick release skewer has a paradoxical relationship with the carbon fiber bike frame. At any given moment it can be both a saving, protective grace or a destructive force. In this instance, the over-clamping compression force crushed the exterior interface of this dropout. It’s a common, yet still…

Paintin' Ain't Easy

Paintin' Ain't Easy

It ain’t easy being green, as the saying goes, and it’s true from both a historic and modern perspective. In the traditional RYB Primary Color model (think the classic color wheel) green rests comfortably and contrastingly between blue and yellow, buffering the cold and warm hues of the…


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