It's been confirmed that Robbie Morales quit working for Fit last night and shortly after Chase Hawk, Dakota Roche, and Chase Dehart quit the team.
There are also loose facts about a them riding for a new company called Cult.
Read below for official statements from Chris Moeller (S&M/Fit Bike Co. CEO) and Chase Dehart. We’re still waiting for a statement from Robbie Morales, so check back here later for that. Dakota and Chase Hawk told us they have no comment at this time.
"From day one Robbie helped build an amazing team for Fit. I had known Mike, Van, and BF for a long time, but I actually never imagined they'd ride for us…Robbie did, and he made it happen. He also introduced us all to Edwin, one of the most innovative and influential riders ever. Robbie definitely has a gift for spotting the best and most stylish riders around.
“I called Robbie yesterday to ask him about some more shady rumors I heard at Interbike and he got frustrated and abruptly quit his job. I immediately got a call from Hawk and Dak who also quit the team. Months ago I had been approached by Robbie to start a new brand with only the younger team riders, so this didn't surprise me, but I was bummed to lose these two because I like them both a lot. I have no hard feelings toward any of the guys and I think everyone should do what makes them happy. So good luck boys, and new frame sponsors be aware if you need some Dak or Hawk frame gussets we have some for sale!" —Chris Moeller
“I want nothing but great things for Fit, and the team, and the whole building. I left on the best possible terms I could, that’s still family to me over there, I’m not losing touch or on bad terms with anyone, I’m just at an opportunity to take on something new and exciting with some of my closest friends, I just wish the transition could be easier. Thanks to Fit and the S&M building for everything they have done, I owe everone over there a lot more than a thanks.” —Chase Dehart
Please note: At least one person has posted in the comments section under Chris Moeller’s name that really wasn’t Chris. The real Chris Moeller responded to that and let us know that he will not be posting anything further in the comments. Look for official statements and responses from everyone here, and beware of comments being written under false names. —Mulligan
EDIT: Looks like we may be editing this post a lot as it is getting plenty of attention already. I just got a message from Trey Jones stating that he has also quit the Fit am team and has no hard feelings towards anyone. —Fat
Chase was rocking Cult branded clothing at the Stay Fit All-Ages premiere this past week in Vegas. Photo: Fat
Dak; ice-up. Photo: Fudger
Chase; 360 x-up. Photo: Fudger
Chase Dehart; rail-hop wallride.