Part of our job is to keep up with bike industry standards and specific individual bike brand standards. In the past few years, we’ve developed a series of thru axles that can replace the R.A.T. (Rapid Axle Technology) found on a few bike brands, namely FOCUS and Cervelo. We’ve gotten an unexpected volume of great […]
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 […]
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, without […]
Planning a mini-bike tour is a little like planning dinner – you want it to be great, but you also don’t want to stress out and worry too much about it. Often times, like a good meal, you can pull something together in a fairly short amount of time, with little effort. And like anything, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sure, there’s lots of talk (babble?) about “Made in USA”. It’s a complicated thing, we know. Affordability, quality, customer service, and practicality all come into play. Making our thru axles here, instead of China or Taiwan, is important to us because we can employ local skilled people and support our local economy. We also like […]
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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!