Robert Axle Project Owners Acquire Old Man Mountain Products

Bend, Oregon, August 1, 2019 – The Robert Axle Project, a U.S. manufacturer of thru axles for bikes based in Bend, Oregon, is pleased to announce the purchase of Old Man Mountain Products of Santa Barbara, California. The acquisition of Old Man Mountain will complement the existing product portfolio of The Robert Axle Project and […]

Derrick Bell – The ReBuilder

We are so honored to have known D-Rock for the last 25 years. He was one of our earliest product testers and Ambassadors for Robert Axles. Watch him ride and you can see how he’s one of the reasons we build our axles to the most durable, strongest quality that we can. He shreds, with […]

Take Your Toddler on a Bike Tour

You’re a cyclist. You love your Wednesday evening rides with the buddies and you geek out on gear and maybe you’ve gone on a few bike tours in your lifetime. You’re also a Mom or a Dad, so you want to infect your kids with the joy of cycling that has made your life that […]

Bring Your Kids Biking with a Robert Axle Thru Axle

The Kid Trailer Axles are easy to install and use, so you can bring your kids biking with you. Child carriers, such as Burley, Thule, Chariot, provide a great way to share your adventures with those you love. With our 12mm Thru Axles for Kid Trailers, you can attach “hitch style” trailer to any bike with a rear […]

Five Ingenious Hacks to Make Your Bike Ride Better

Several small companies are building niche parts and pieces that make our cycling gear cheaper and more versatile. By: Aaron Gulley Posted on Outside Online: March 3, 2017 The big brands usually get all the coverage and credit for innovations and splashy bikes. But several boutique manufacturers have also come out with important advances recently. One […]

2017 CABDA Expo Recap

Thru axles, hot dogs and a friendly trade show atmosphere. Last week, we spent a few days in St. Charles, Illinois (about 30 miles west of Chicago) at the 2017 CABDA Expo. We’ll be honest here. Trade shows are a mixed bag. They can be fun and interesting, but also tiring and frustrating. But the CABDA […]

Surly MDS and Gnot Boost Compatible Thru-Axles

Woohoo! We’ve got a solution for Surly MDS and Gnot Boost bikes that want to tow a kid trailer, such as a Thule, Chariot or Burley. We dig Surly bikes and the people that ride them – durable, no BS and adventurous.

The Surly compatible axles are a bit different than typical thru-axles in that they aren’t threaded. However, the installation and removal is just as simple as before. They also allow a better fit for the hitches that are used with Burley trailers, like this:

Surly Bike and Burley Trailer

The Surly MDS and Gnot Boost compatible axle makes for a better fitment, as seen here with a Burley Trailer hitch (And a big thank you Missoula Bicycle Works!)

In all of our rigorous testing, we were pleased to find that they are much stronger than the stock axle. Which is important when towing your precious cargo. We’ve got three different sizes, and all three are in stock now!

Surly  12 x 142/148 hub standard MDS/Gnot Boost Thru-Axles for Kid Trailers

Surly 12 x 177 hub standard MDS Thru-Axle for Kid Trailers

Surly 12 x 197 hub standard MDS Thru-Axle for Kid Trailers


FOCUS R.A.T. Compatible Thru-Axles

Great news for FOCUS R.A.T. bike owners. We now have a solution for you. Part of our job is to keep up with bike industry standards and specific individual bike brand standards. FOCUS, with their unique proprietary thru-axle, posed a problem for those riders who wanted to tow a trailer or use their FOCUS on a […]