Ruckus Composites Raffling Repaired Frames to Support Women’s Bicycle Racing

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Ruckus Composites is known for repairing carbon fiber frames and parts. Occasionally, some of the frames sent in are abandoned, so Ruckus has repaired them and are raffling them off to raise funds for women’s bike racing. Check out our factory tour here, and if you like what you see, check the press release below for links and details on making a bid. It’ll give a new life to a frame as well as someone’s race career…

PRESS RELEASE: Ruckus Composites is a Portland Oregon based Carbon Fiber repair business, repairing thousands of bikes a year for customers, bike shops and frame manufacturers. Every so often a bike never gets picked up, and ends up in the dead pile. For several years we have been wondering what to do with these lost souls, this year we cracked the code. Working with local and national non profit organizations as well as grass roots cycling teams, Ruckus will repair and custom paint these bikes and raffle/auction them off to raise money and awareness for causes that we believe in. The proceeds from these frames will go directly to organizations in need, the bikes will go to the lucky winners of the raffles.

The first two frames will be raffled in support of Presented By Let’s Race Bikes (PBLRB). PBLRB is a Oregon based project dedicated to supporting and enabling elite female cyclists to compete on a national level. They are breaking down the financial barriers associated with professional cycling by offering support to female athletes through crowd sourced initiatives. PBLRB has raised money to date with support from The Athletic and Sellwood Cycles in Portland OR. We are excited to work with them and proud to support their efforts in cycling.

To enter the raffle, you can purchase tickets online here, the raffle will end on June 17th. We will announce the winners and total amount raised for PBLRB on that date. Tickets can be purchased for 25 dollars a piece, or buy 3 for 60 dollars. Tickets are tax deductible(?) and the money raised goes directly to supporting the wonderful and talented women of Presented By Let’s Race Bikes. All the details about the project can be found here.

About Ruckus Composites: Founded in 2008 by Shawn Small, Ruckus is a Portland OR based company in dedicated to all things carbon fiber. From frame repair, to custom add on’s and after market products that complement repairs and the longevity of carbon fiber bicycle frames. Now with several employees and seeing massive growth, Ruckus is the leader in Carbon Repair in the cycling industry working with direct customers, bike shops around the globe and nearly every major frame manufacturer in the industry.

Comments

Carl - 06/10/14 - 8:30am

Great guys doing good things.

1Pro - 06/10/14 - 8:58am

I like Ruckus but awareness for bike racing? give me a break.

Parkcyc - 06/10/14 - 9:11am

While I support good causes, I wish I had better news on my experience with Ruckus which was pretty horrific. Which led to a frame being completely ruined and needing to be repaired somewhere else. And led to another frame they were supposed to repair being sent home because I couldn’t trust the quality of their work given the multiple attempts and failures at fixing the first frame.

I had heard so many good things on here and else where about them. Sadly it wasn’t my experience.

But I am glad they support the sport. Too many companies do the absolute bare minimum of support. Especially women’s cycling.

k - 06/10/14 - 9:15am

Care to elaborate?

Joseph Clemenzi - 06/10/14 - 9:35am

sounds NEEEEAT. cool paint too. since i am doing what they are supporting (but am of the opposite gender) i would like to give ruckus an emphatic high five. thank you ruckus.

stikman - 06/10/14 - 5:56pm

GT Ruckus?

Tyler - 06/11/14 - 1:37pm

Nice work Ruckus! Super awesome to see you giving back to the community.

@1Pro supporting an organization who is working to remove barriers in women’s cycling is really great. Also, other outlets have mentioned that the next donated frames will go to the Wounded Warrior Project!

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