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Ibis Mojo Ruckus Repair

If you break your carbon bike, don’t throw it away – send it to Ruckus Composites. One of the leading carbon repair outfits, the small operation is capable of saving all but the most badly broken frames. It turns out, they’re equally talented when it comes to paint. After cracking the top tube on his Ibis Mojo HD, Corbin sent the frame into Ruckus for repairs along with a fresh coat of paint…

Ibis Mojo Ruckus Repair 2

If you’ve never seen Lace-Paint on a hot rod, here it is on a bike. The process usually involves placing lace directly over the surface and painting over it, but we’re guessing it’s a bit easier on a big surface like the hood of a car. Corbin’s entire bike was painted by Graham Adams with the flowery motif that manages to be both stealth and wild at the same time.

Thanks to Corbin for sending this in, and reach out to Ruckus for your own repairs. 

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SpiderPig
SpiderPig
7 years ago

Nice. Better than the original IMO.

Sardinien
Sardinien
7 years ago

or…get a new warrantied frame if the terms for it are still valid. I rarely see someone keep a bike long enough to have it’s warranty expire. 3 years for me is the longest I’ve had a bike for.

STEEEVE
STEEEVE
7 years ago

@Sardinien – most warranties are only good for the original owner. This person may have bought the bike 2nd hand.

Roy
Roy
7 years ago

crash damage is never covered by Warranty. Liked to have seen a photo sequence of the damage and the repair process. Compared to metal carbon seems way easier to fix, and the results look great. I wonder if Ruckus could have ‘fixed’ the heinous cable routing on that frame? electrical tape and zip ties around a better looking finish than the stock ibis… whata shame

OFfCourse
OFfCourse
7 years ago

@Sardinien. Warranties are for defects in material or craftsmanship, not crashing your bike and going to the shop and calling it a JRA. I’ve seen this happen plenty of times and it normally leads to the customer getting angry at both the shop and the brand while refusing to believe the fact that the responsibility lies with the customer when they crash or misuse their product. Many brands do offer a crash replacement frame at a reduced price however.

Matt
Matt
7 years ago

Oh what could have been. This article had real potential with a detailed photo journal of the damage, fix process and paint technique. Stretch BikeRumor stretch.

riley martin
riley martin
7 years ago

YEAH….. i wanna see and know more of the fix and repair process….REDO!!!!

Ruckus_Shawn
7 years ago

Thanks for the post! We love adding some fun to the repair process wherever we can!

Also we just launched our new website on Thursday that highlights a lot of the questions from above.

http://www.ruckuscomp.com/process

We also created a time lapse video of the process on our new page as well. With our new site we aim to answer a lot of material and bike science questions in general. We would love to have the folks from BR come by for a full carbon repair interview and how we do what we do.

Cheers
Shawn from Ruckus.

Tomi
Tomi
7 years ago

Surprised the customer didn’t ask Ruckus for a dropper seatpost routing solution.

AFS
AFS
7 years ago

Utterly disappointing article!

Reg Braithwaite
7 years ago

Ibis and many other manufacturers offer a crash replacement program for original owners, you send back the broken bit and they send you a BRAND NEW replacement at a big discount. I bought an Ibis hardtail, send-hand, and they still honored the terms of the crash replacement program when I cracked the rear triangle.

At the time, the new frame was $1,750, and their terms were $300 to replace a rear triangle, and $500 to replace the frame, so more than 50% off.

Which is not to say that repairing a frame is a bad idea, especially if you like the idea of getting some custom paint. But it is an option, and worth buying your bike from a manufacturer that will do something for its customers.

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