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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.

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…

Cervelo P2 Toptube Repair

Cervelo P2 Toptube Repair

Now here’s a repair case we see often enough (damaged toptubes), but with a delicate and somewhat terrifying spin. One of our customers traveled to Cozumel, Mexico in order to compete in an Ironman event. Upon arrival, he promptly unboxed his bike and re-assembled it for some spin sessions in order…

Fuji Transonic Downtube Repair

Fuji Transonic Downtube Repair

Carbon fiber bike frames keep evolving to meet the near-infinite demands of many riders; look at the recent developments of flat mount brakes and all-hydro everything as two examples of this progression. Another recent addition to the everythingness of bike tech is mounting chain catchers on road frames.…

Giant Defy Seatube Repair

Giant Defy Seatube Repair

This carbon fiber Giant Defy bike frame is a case we unfortunately all too frequently. First of all, the repair case is a bit unfortunate. Our customer’s seatpost slipped down from the collar during a ride, causing the post to crack it’s way through the shaped seattube. The truly unfortunate part is…


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