Yes! Time and again we encounter the myth that carbon fiber, once broken, is done for good. One of the reasons carbon is so incredible is because it can be repaired unlike any other bike frame material. The repair will always be as strong as stock, even stronger.

This is why we guarantee our repairs for as long as you own the bike.*

As carbon bikes have flooded the market, so it seems has rumour, misinformation, and a fair amount of fear mongering. If you look on any cycle forum or Facebook group there will be discussions about the ‘structural integrity’ of carbon bikes. There seems to be a perception that carbon fibre is like an egg shell. If you can't feel it with a fingernail, the crack probably isn't in the carbon. Another trick is to whack the tube with a quarter over and around the crack. Do the same at a similar location that doesn't have a crack. If there are any differences in sound, the frame has probably sustained damage.

A full frame inspection is the first step in all of our bike repairs. We examine each compromised area to assess the full extend of damage to the underlying carbon. Only then can we decide on the best course of action and provide an estimate of cost. This is included within the price of every repair.

If you require a full frame inspection without repair, we can provide this service for $50.

*Turnaround time is two weeks or less without rush service. How to install myanmar font in sony xperia z3 hard.

Basic Repair - $500

Our most popular option. Carbon repair including a simple paint job. One colour match with a protective clear coat finish. No logos, lettering, or graphics restored. See below for more extensive paintwork.

If multiple repairs are necessary on the same frame, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc, repairs are all half price.

For example, a bike with three repairs would cost:
$500 - First Repair
$250 - Second Repair
$250 - Third Repair
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$1000 - Total

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Carbon fiber bike parts

A Trek Domane receives the full treatment and has all of its graphics restored over a top tube repair.

Includes carbon repair with restoration of full colour logos, lettering, and graphics, with a protective clear coat finish. This is a restoration of the repair area only, not a full frame paint.

Here is a breakdown of our restoration pricing:

Carbon repair including one colour: $500
Additional colours: $50 ea.
Logos, lettering, graphics: $100 ea.
Custom made designs: $100+

As every restoration is unique, an exact cost estimate can only be determined once we assess the bike frame. Please inquire.

Combat Repair- $300

Our most straightforward repair with a faster turnaround time. This repair is as strong as any other, just without the finishing paintwork. You will see a raw carbon lamination, with a protective resin coating. Not pretty, but gets the job done.

*Unlike our painted repairs, we do not extend a lifetime guarantee for our combat repairs. The resin coating is UV sensitive and does not provide the long term protection to our laminations that paint and clear coat finishes do.

Rush Service - $200

For those who need to get back on the pedals ASAP. Guaranteed four business day turnaround if the bike frame is received before Tuesday, 10am.

We also repair carbon rims & wheels of all types. Akin to our combat repairs, you will see a raw carbon lamination with a protective resin coating.

Due to the thin construction of these wheels, we must build up enough carbon to ensure the safety of the repair. This results in a raised lamination which may be felt if placed on a brake track.

*We do not provide a lifetime guarantee for wheels, although hundreds have been repaired without issue.

Disclaimer

The extent and location of damage may affect the aforementioned prices; these costs represent the average repair.

We cannot guarantee a “perfect” colour match in our repair paintwork. Factory colour codes are impossible to acquire, therefore we mix our own paint to achieve the closest possible match. Although we are very good at this, you cannot expect an exact “back-to-stock” finish.

  1. Email [email protected]

    Include photos of the damaged frame, the repair option you think best suits your needs, and a phone number we can reach you by.
    You will receive an estimated repair cost and timeline typically within 48 hours.

  2. Fill Out the Bike Repair Form

    Upon receiving a reply from us, fill out the Bike Repair Form and include it with the frame you ship to us, or bring it with you when dropping off the frame in person. Having all the information complete and accurate on the form will speed up the final repair time.

  3. Prepare Your Frame for Repair

    Once you have carefully read through and filled out our Bike Repair Form, you must strip down your frame completely. This means that all parts are taken off the bike (ie. cranks, derailleurs, cables/housing, cable stops, wheels, etc) so that nothing interferes with our repair. Below is an example of what we want to see.

    If you cannot bring us a stripped down frame and have not contacted a bike shop to do so, we are able to disassemble and reassemble your bicycle for a $100 fee. This does not include a bike tune, we will simply put the parts back on your frame.

4. Send us your frame

Drop-off

All drop-offs at the shop are preferred before noon, unless you have previously contacted us to make an appointment. Ensure your frame is properly stripped down and the Bike Repair Form is attached.

Shipping

Securely pack up and send us your frame. Ensure your frame is properly stripped down and the Bike Repair Form is attached either to your bike or the inside of the box. For complete info on packaging and shipping frame, please see Shipping Info.

Once all repairs are complete we will notify you and send a final invoice (including shipping costs if applicable).

Carbon Fiber Bike Parts

We kindly ask that you remit payment at your earliest convenience. We accept cash, credit, debit and also Interac e-transfers or cheques.

Still Have Questions?

Try checking the Frequently Asked Questions section before contacting us directly.

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Take a look at our gallery of carbon bike repairs.

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Posted: Apr 8, 2016 at 12:34 Quote
I first read on another forum this week that if the crack is not too bad, it is possible to have it repaired. I have a rim that is cracked / 'dented' (folded in just slightly) on the one side. I can still even ride it right now with a tube but it feels soft at that one spot so I'm back to my crappy stock alloy rim.
Is it worth trying to get this repaired? I'd like to hear from people with actual experience with this.
I'm sure there are a lot of people out there with no specific knowledge about this who are going to chime in with comments like 'Is your life really worth it?' etc. I'm fine with that as long as you have some experience with the subject or expertise in composite repair but otherwise..
Posted: Apr 9, 2016 at 16:34 Quote
Just saw a post from a blogger who did a comparison of carbon and aluminum rims said he had his carbon RiM repaired by somebody in Vancouver. So it can be done. Don't remember where I saw it though.
Posted: Apr 9, 2016 at 20:06 Quote
HungarianBarbarian wrote:
Just saw a post from a blogger who did a comparison of carbon and aluminum rims said he had his carbon RiM repaired by somebody in Vancouver. So it can be done. Don't remember where I saw it though.

Yay, that's the one that got me thinking about this. I'd never heard of it before.
Posted: Apr 11, 2016 at 9:18 Quote
I think that whether or not it's possible to repair a carbon rim is going to depend on the degree and location of the damage, and the approach used.
I've seen a few cracked carbon rims, and they all seem to have failed in the same way. They were all delaminating in a diagonal direction from the outside of the rim flange toward the spokes. If I were desperate to repair instead of replace I could see it perhaps being possible to inject epoxy into the delamination, then cover it with epoxy impregnated woven carbon cloth, and then wrap it tightly to compress while curing. You would need to do some cleanup and polishing, but it would probably work if you were careful, clean, and used a very good epoxy. I would also add that I'd do this with the bare rim, no spokes, and the spoke holes plugged with something like a chopstick to prevent epoxy from getting into them.
Having said that..
..As an individual working for a carbon rim and wheel manufacturer I strongly advise you to discard the damaged rim and replace it. New carbon wheels and rims are far cheaper than doctor's bills.
Best of luck. If you try it, please post pics!
Posted: Aug 22, 2016 at 19:41 Quote
Hello, bumping this as I have similar query.
Cracked a rim on a stupidly sharp square edge of a new jump that doesn't lift enough to clear the edge, caught the back wheel and it cracked as can be seen. I am fairly certain the crack is only on the sidewall rather than deeper into the structure of the rim (as the impact was intensely sharp rather than a crack from intense impact). So if this crack is isolated to a small section of the sidewall - does anyone with specific experience with carbon repair have an opinion here?
As with the OP request, please only comment if you have specific experience.
And I have ordered a new rim anyway, which will be three-four weeks, if i do the repair it will be a temporary thing, then the rim will be a spare hoop hanging in my garage in case i need to rebuild the wheel around it in the future.
Cheers,
Shreddy
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Posted: Jun 1, 2017 at 14:39 Quote
Did you have any luck fixing that? I put almost the same crack on my rim when smashing into a sidewalk. I'll be getting a replacement rim, but in the meantime I was thinking to super glue it back together to prevent more delamination. The tire is still holding air and it does not appear to be any damage at the bead.
Shreddy-McShredface wrote:
Hello, bumping this as I have similar query.
Cracked a rim on a stupidly sharp square edge of a new jump that doesn't lift enough to clear the edge, caught the back wheel and it cracked as can be seen. I am fairly certain the crack is only on the sidewall rather than deeper into the structure of the rim (as the impact was intensely sharp rather than a crack from intense impact). So if this crack is isolated to a small section of the sidewall - does anyone with specific experience with carbon repair have an opinion here?
As with the OP request, please only comment if you have specific experience.
And I have ordered a new rim anyway, which will be three-four weeks, if i do the repair it will be a temporary thing, then the rim will be a spare hoop hanging in my garage in case i need to rebuild the wheel around it in the future.
Cheers,
Shreddy
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Posted: Jun 1, 2017 at 15:11 Quote
That crack looks significant. I wouldn't try to fix it with super glue.. that's a major chunk of that section of rim. You are really rolling the dice if you are considering riding that. In my experience, home repair jobs are only suitable for superficial damage, unless the home repair is being done with some who has a very intimate knowledge of carbon and composites..I have seen a few hacks on frames that just blow your mind.
Is that repairable? yes. You Can send it to a carbon repair shop, and they will use a mould and compression to repair the damage. Most of these places will also scan the rim for damage that is not visible, and use a similar process to verify the quality of the repair.
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You would have to get them to quote you, but I Would suspect that you are easily looking a 200USD, plus shipping for the repair.. so about the same a new Light Bicycle rim.
Posted: Jun 1, 2017 at 20:54 Quote
mikericci wrote:
Did you have any luck fixing that? I put almost the same crack on my rim when smashing into a sidewalk. I'll be getting a replacement rim, but in the meantime I was thinking to super glue it back together to prevent more delamination. The tire is still holding air and it does not appear to be any damage at the bead.

Don't superglue it as it won't have enough strength to hold, ie superglue is too weak. And if it was repairable, the superglue would only make it more difficult during repair.
And yea, I agree with post above. Just get a new rim and rebuild the wheel especially given what repairs would cost.
Posted: Apr 22, 2018 at 16:54 Quote
Carbon rim repair. Have a chat with Rob at Roberts Composites in North Vancouver.