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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.

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…

Paint Chips and Touch-ups

Paint Chips and Touch-ups

We get a lot of questions about why painting can get expensive, or why it can take awhile to do. We wanted highlight the steps required to fix a small chip on a frame.

How to pack a frame for shipping

How to pack a frame for shipping

We receive and ship frames every day. For most people though, it’s a rare experience, and the best way to package your frame for shipment is not always obvious. We’ve seen all sorts of things used as shipping material, from your usual packing peanuts or bubble wrap, the contents of a recycling…

Time Seatpost ReMade

Time Seatpost ReMade

At Ruckus Composites, we’ve seen and dealt with the worries and woes of nearly every different aero seatpost/mast-bearing bicycle.  From the LOOK that got its mast cut too short to the Serenity without sufficient seatpost clamp relief - we’ve seen it all.

Hello World

Hello World

We are excited to use this new site as a way to show you who we are, what we do and for you to learn about bikes, materials, and science. Thank you for all the support, we are trying to be the best company we can be.

We're hiring

We're hiring

At Ruckus Composites we specialize in keeping carbon fiber frames working for a lifetime, but what good is having a structurally sound bicycle without amazing paint? This is where you could come in. We have a full paint facility ready for you to make your ideas a reality, and a knowledge base to support…

Deep Matte is the New Black

Deep Matte is the New Black

This older Trek got our classic strip, black and matte job. The raw carbon filaments are beautiful and show the construction methods.

Deuce of 'Dales

Deuce of 'Dales

What’s better than a single matte//gloss black Cannondale Super-X? Two of them!  A few weeks back we had this pair of Cannondale Super-X frames in our shop for some carbon repair and refinish work.

Trusted Carbon Fiber Service Network

Trusted Carbon Fiber Service Network

Our aim is to work with bike shops around the country and provide the tools needed to understand the science and engineering of carbon fiber and how it is evolving in the bicycle industry.

The whole 9 yards

The whole 9 yards

This 2012 Cervelo had a broken dropout and was destined for a sad retired life collecting dust in the garage never to see tarmac again. But the owner decided to come to Ruckus to have the broken dropout removed and a Ruckus designed solid carbon fiber dropout installed.


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