About Pivot Cycles
Pivot Cycles founder Chris Cocalis commenced his cycling industry career in the 80s, racing BMX. Never happy with his equipment and frustrated by constant failures, Chris started designing his own parts. The first product Chris designed was a bottom bracket, patented under the name of Snake Cycles.
In 1989 Chris founded Titus Cycles, which started manufacturing the year after it was formed. Full suspension mountain bikes were just beginning to appear on the market, and in 1991 Titus launched its own full suspension bike.
Around this time, Chris met Bill Kibler in Phoenix’s premier aerospace CNC shop. Their relationship has continued to this day, with Bill now leading Pivot’s prototype production as the head of in-house research and development.
By 2001, both Chris and Titus’ sights were set on composite technology. Through Titus’ partners, Chris met Kevin Tisue. Kevin is a mechanical engineer with a background in composites and their mutual interest in developing carbon bikes meant that Chris and Kevin had followed similar paths. This shared passion was the start of what would become Pivot Cycles’ exceptional focus on the details and tolerances of carbon manufacturing.
After a brief hiatus in 2006, when Chris sold his shares in Titus, Chris reunited with Bill and Kevin to launch Pivot Cycles. Add into the mix Dave Weagle, the designer behind the DW-Link, and a great team was formed with some truly innovative designs and an incredible eye for detail. It is the wealth of experience pooled within its gates that sets Pivot Cycles apart from the competition.