After years of mountain biking with thru-axles with bulky handles that seemed to strike every trailside obstacle we needed a better option.
Lightning is Better. Our front and rear Lightning Bolt-On axles offer a stronger, more durable, lower profile and lighter weight option to replace your stock thru-axles.
Low Profile. No more bulky handles to strike trail obstacles. Aerodynamic design.
Light Weight. Our axles are internally bored to remove unnecessary material without compromising strength.
Easy to install. Our matching front and rear Lightning Bolt-On Axles only require a standard 6 mm hex wrench for easy installation and removal.
Better Tolerances. Manufactured in the USA to the tightest tolerances using aerospace materials and CNC manufacturing. No longer will your axle loosen while riding.
Available Security. Compatible with Hexlox bike security systems.
This is NOT an axle for attaching trailers or trainers.
The true dimensions of the axle shaft are: 12mm diameter x 173mm axle length with 1.0mm thread pitch. This axles comes with a tapered X-12 spacer. With the spacer installed the axle length is then 168mm. Please note: Thru-Axle lengths do not equal hub standards. ie 12×135 is not a 135mm axle.
Weight: 43 grams
The axle is precision CNC machined in the USA from 7075 aluminum and hard anodized for rugged durability. Our axles are built to the tightest standards in the industry.
No special tools required. Design allows for installation or wheel removal using your standard 6mm hex wrench.
Designed, built and quality tested in the USA. Proven around the world.
View the Robert Axle Instructions