As seen in the July 1, 2014 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: BEND, OR – You may be proud of your new mountain bike purchase and its stout through-axle design, but say goodbye to trailers and trainers. That is until you purchase Robert Axle, an aftermarket 12-millimeter trailer-compatible through-axle that allows trailer hitches […]
The Robert Axle Project takes a product testing tour in Central Oregon with BOB Trailers We are lucky enough to live Bend, Oregon, a place that has literally hundreds of miles of single track and dirt roads, right in our own backyard. So we decided to reinstate our annual “Motor Free Memorial Day Weekend”, by […]
We were pleased to wake up this morning to find Robert Axle on Bike Rumor! “For adventures or those with kids, having the ability to tow a trailer behind their bicycle is essential. Unfortunately for those riders, they’ve been cornered out of the new bike market, because the current 142×12 standard is incompatible with […]
Check out these tips to maximize your BOB experience:
Bike touring with a BOB Trailer is something to carefully consider, and while we are big BOB fans, there are pros and cons as shown in our last blog post. If you choose to go the BOB route, there are a few things you can do to better your BOB ride.
1. Inner tube dampening system. BOB is your friend, but as all friends do, sometimes he gets a little too close for comfort, bouncing and swinging around at you. Creating a slight dampening system can help your BOB track better behind you and reduce the swinging and bouncing that can occur when you are riding more bumpy or technical terrain. Take an old inner tube and cut it so it is one strip. Start with one end and wrap it even between the BOB yoke and the trailer, crossing over with even tension on each side. Tie it up and give it a test run. If your BOB doesn’t pivot well or track behind you on corners, you probably have it too tight. If it still swings around too much, you probably have it too loose. Adjust as needed. Read more
What is the best bike touring option for you? So you want to start bike touring. The thought of the open road or trail beckons as you weed through the Internet trying to figure out how you are going to carry all of your stuff. You have several options for bike touring baggage, and it […]
Bike Radar is Cycling’s Premier News Site
We are happy to see the Robert Axle Project on Bike Radar, one of largest cycling news and reviews website. But we might even more happy that we got to exchange emails with @angryasian! Angry Asian is the Technical Editor for Bike Radar and virtually a household name with people who ride bikes.
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Monsoon season on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route I’ve done some things that others might classify as “adventurous”, but I can only count a very small number of times that I thought I might die. Mountain bike touring Central New Mexico was one of those times. We were riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike […]
We are excited to announce that we have expanded our product line to include axles that will fit other types of trailers beside the BOB Trailer. We can fit Burley, Chariot, Croozer, Extra Wheel trailers and much more. We also added a line of axles that will work with wind and resistance trainers.
I have been clearing trail with a BOB for years now, and find it is the most efficient way to tow tools to a work area. As the bike industry embraces thru axle rear wheels more and more, it became essential to keep a bike with a QR skewer just for BOB pulling.
Now with the thru axles designed by The Robert Axle Project, I can take my nice full suspension bike to do trail work. Easy to install and stronger than the traditional skewer, the Thru Axle is the best way to pull your BOB.
Got to fully test out my new BoB setup yesterday. I ordered the Robert Axle 12×142 for for my 2013 Santa Cruz Trc, installed it, hooked up the BoB and cut out a buttload of trees on some very demanding terrain. New setup worked well. Need to tweak the saw /tool rack a bit, but what I noticed is how much stiffer the 12mm rear end feels. Just doesn’t feel like the rear dropouts are going to twist right off like my old bike. Very solid.
I will try to get some pics up soon.