Easy security solution for thru-axle wheels Now you can lock bike wheels that have thru-axles. We’re excited to announce that our Lightning Bolt-On Axles work perfectly with the innovative Hexlox security system! Last summer at Eurobike we met up with Hexlox, a pretty cool company that makes a unique security system for bike components. Most bike security […]
Posted on Bike Rumor: December 30, 2016 The Robert Axle Project has a new light weight option if you’re looking for replacement thru axles. Called the Lightning Bolt-On, the axles aren’t meant to carry a trailer. Instead, they’re simply meant to offer a light weight option instead of the quick release axles that probably came stock. […]
Because you don’t want your parts sticking out. How does a small company like us come up with new product ideas? Here at the Robert Axle Project, many times it starts with a desire to make our OWN gear better. We figure if we can make something better for us, then we make something better […]
Who’s ready for 2017? We sure are. This year, live it up with our New Years resolutions for bike adventures. Just do it. Time’s a wasting. Commit to microadventures! You are busy. We are busy. Not all of us have time to take that yearlong trip-of-a-lifetime traveling around the world by bicycle. We have careers, […]
It has become a Robert Axle Project tradition to spend Memorial Day Weekend out in the wilds bike touring in our amazing backyard we call Oregon. We’ve dubbed it “Motor Free Memorial Weekend”, and although we may drive somewhere to start the tour, we spend three days “motor-free”, mountain bike touring with friends. As a […]
Microadventures are for everyone If you haven’t noticed, we are ALL ABOUT getting out on adventures, from a trip to the park to a worldwide tour. Microadventures can be the best – getting out in your local mountains for a quick bike tour. Here, our friends and Robert Axle Ambassador father-daughter team, Drew and Jennelle […]
The differences between a thru axle and a skewer explained. We get quite a few questions about the difference between an older style quick release skewer and a newer thru-axle. Thru-axles have been in mountain bikes since around 2010 and are now common in road bikes as well. But there are still many bikes that […]
Sometimes with innovation there is a sacrifice with some associated items becoming obsolete. Thru-axles are a perfect example of that. They are a stronger and offer more precise wheel to frame interface and have become standard on almost all mountain bikes and now some road and cross bikes as well. However, with this came the challenge of mounting specific racks, trailers, and even using your bike on a trainer. The Robert Axle Project has been offering some simple solutions that lets you use your more modern bikes with formerly incompatible trailers, carriers and trainers for some time.
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I worried that I was going to have to go buy a beater bike with an older QR rear axle just for trail building. So, I did some research and found the Robert Axle Project! After an email exchange with Chris at the Robert Axle Project, he assured me that they had the axle I needed to pull this trailer! Chris was great and quick to respond to my questions. It was nice to have such great customer service!
Trek’s new 920 can handle a lot of weight, but the sheer mass of mountaineering gear required for this trip demanded the additional cargo capacity of trailers. Luckily a small company called the Robert Axle Project makes a range of aftermarket axles to use with trailers, trainers and racks.