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Very true and yet it is a huge loss for the industry and Titus.cowDawg said:If he gets to leave the sprawling heat baked hell that is Phoenix metro, this is a very good thing.
He leaves what appears to be a very strong Titus with well regarded products and happy, loyal customers. Not bad at all.
why assume the worst? maybe vyatek was sucking up too much money. who knows. on one hand I'm with fat elvis. maybe he's got some coin and he is going to ride his bike for a while...cactuscorn said:the bike world somehow has chased one of its own out the door and into the night. such a sad day, even if ya dont realize it yet, the impact will be felt somewhere down the road. i wish him and titus cycles al the best.
sh!tpizzfockdam. this is exactly what i was afraid of. i hoped he just had other ideas and a fat check to do them with but deep down i knew that couldnt be true. the press release was the zoo keepers yells to get in the cage and this is pretty much the gate slamming shut. what a shame.turnerbikes said:When the new money or investment group or umbrella partner or CEO or whatever takes over they let the founder run for awhile then when they "see" how it is done they axe him.
Chris at least walks out of it with the most important thing, his reputation. Those in the industry know who designed the bikes, who built the company, who takes care of the customers. At the end of the day, there is no value that can be put on this reputation and it is what represents the heart and soul of Titus. I love(d) Titus, their bikes, their design, enough that I own two (don't feel bad, a roadbike and a hardtail to complement my Burner). With Chris gone, I will not buy another Titus because the person I know would take care of me if there was a problem is gone. Will the new CEO act the same way, I don't know, but I know that the spirit of the company has left, the same as if Dave Turner sold Turner Bikes and left.turnerbikes said:After re-reading all the "statements" it sounds all to familiar. When the new money or investment group or umbrella partner or CEO or whatever takes over they let the founder run for awhile then when they "see" how it is done they axe him. I will miss Chris under the blue and white this fall, I know he will end up on his feet running in the direction he wants but for now his knees and palms are bleeding from the endo.