Robert Axle Project Frequently Asked Questions
Wanna learn about thru axles? You came to the right place. Below are some of the more common questions that we get from our customers. If there is a pressing question that you have that is not listed below, please let us know here!
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Orders within the United States are shipped via US First Class Mail which is 2 to 5 business day delivery to anywhere in the country. International orders usually take less than one (1) week via FedEx International Priority, depending on your customs department. We are not able to expedite shipping at this time. If you need your axle tomorrow, please visit our Dealers & Distributors page to see if you can order directly from them.
Thru Axle Questions
We have a custom Thru Axle Finder that is found on most pages on the website, including the What Axle Do I Need page. Please use this first to determine if your bike and application is in our database – there is a 99% chance that it is! If you don’t see your bike in the Axle Finder, then you’ll need to follow the directions on the What Axle Do I Need page. If you contact us because you don’t see your bike in the Thru Axle Finder, then that is because we haven’t seen it either – and we’ll ask for your help and ask you to follow the directions on the What Axle Do I Need page.
No, we do not make any 10mm thru-bolts. Nor do we make any 10mm thru axles. We only make 12mm and 15mm thru axles.
No, we only produce thru-axles.
Yes, we certainly want you to support your local bike shop. In the U.S., we work with bike distributor, Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) to get Robert Axles into bike shops. Check with your shop to see if they can order through QBP. In other countries, we work with distributors and dealers. Check our Dealer & Distributor page for more information.
Before installing the axle, lightly grease the axle and threads. Be sure to check your torque setting before every ride and ensure that they are not above or below the recommended torque for that axle (see instructions.)
Yes, yes, and yes. In fact Specialized is one of the more popular brands out there, and we fit all of their bikes – road, mountain, electric, gravel – you name it. Please just use the Thru Axle Finder found on each page and you’ll be directed to the axle that you need. And yes, we fit Burley Trailers as well.
Yes, we fit many electric bikes! Simply use our Thru Axle Finder found on most pages to include whether you have an e-bike or not. If you contact us about a bike that is “NOT LISTED” in the Axle Finder, that is because we haven’t seen that bike yet – we will ask you to follow the directions on the What Axle Do I Need page. To expedite your request, start following those directions on that page to determine your axle need.
Yep, absolutely, we can help. In fact, many folks come to us looking to replace those proprietary axles. Visit our Supported Axle Systems page or use the Axle Finder found on most pages, and it will point you to the correct product.
There are a few bike brands that offer a thru axle conversion kit, such as Trek’s “Closed Convert Dropouts.” Check with your bike frame manufacturer to find out if they have a solution.
Please read the instructions and warranty of the trailer that you own to know how much weight you can carry.
The BOB Trailer Axles are specifically designed for use with a BOB Trailer The BOB Trailer Axles require you to take the stock “bobbins” off of your BOB Trailer skewer or purchase bobbins from us. The Yoke Mount Trailer Axles have M10x1 metric threaded studs on each end to attach an Extrawheel, Surly Bill and Ted trailers or custom trailers.
Yes! One of our favorite past times is rallying on singletrack trails with a BOB Trailer. The trailer tracks surprisingly well on singletrack. Give it a try.
Any trailer that has two wheels and attaches to the bike at the center of the wheel, on one side – is what we call a Kid Trailer. Sometimes dog-specific trailers or cargo trailers do this as well. That’s okay, in our world, it’s still a Kid Trailer. Popular brands include Burley, Thule, Chariot, Instep, Trek, Carry Freedom, Nordic Cab, etc. There are many, many other smaller brands as well. Just remember, if it has a hitch arm and a hitch that attaches to the center of the wheel, we’ve got you covered with our Kid Trailer axles.
No, sorry, we don’t have a solution for the Topeak trailer. It is a unique connection system and we just haven’t seen enough of them to warrant a production run of multiple sizes of axles.