Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12 mm x 209 mm x 1.5 Thread

(3 customer reviews)

$ 48.00

After years of mountain biking with thru-axles with bulky handles that seemed to strike every trailside obstacle (including ourselves) we needed a better option.

Our Lightning Bolt-On thru axles offer the highest quality, simple, lightweight alternative to that bulky handle. Available in a range of sizes that fit both front and rear wheels on all types of thru-axle equipped bikes. Learn about compatibility with Hexlox security systems.


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  • Lightning is Better. Our front and rear Lightning Bolt-On axles offer a stronger, more durable, lower profile and lighter weight option to replace your stock thru-axles.
  • Low Profile. No more bulky handles to strike trail obstacles. Aerodynamic design.
  • Light Weight. Our axles are internally bored to remove unnecessary material without compromising strength.
  • Easy to install. Our matching front and rear Lightning Bolt-On Axles only require a standard 6 mm hex wrench for easy installation and removal.
  • Better Tolerances. Manufactured in the USA to the tightest tolerances using aerospace materials and CNC manufacturing. No longer will your axle loosen while riding.
  • Available Security. Learn about compatibility with Hexlox bike security systems.

This is NOT an axle for attaching trailers or trainers.



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  • The diameter of this axle is 12 mm and the true length of the axle shaft is 209 mm. Please note: Thru-axle lengths do not equal hub standards. An axle has to be longer than the hub to fit in the frame. A 12×177 hub does not equal a 177 mm long axle.
  • This axle has a 1.5 mm thread pitch.
  • Weight: TBD
  • The axle is precision CNC machined in the USA from 7075 aluminum and hard anodized for rugged durability. Our axles are built to the tightest standards in the industry.
  • No special tools required. Design allows for installation or wheel removal using your standard 6mm hex wrench.
  • Designed, built and quality tested in the USA. Proven around the world.
  • Learn about compatibility Hexlox security systems.


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3 reviews for Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12 mm x 209 mm x 1.5 Thread

  1. Robbe Smith (verified owner)

    It was a very easy order process, and the axle arrived within a few days. The axle is well made, and it fit perfectly. I love the low profile.

  2. Kevin (verified owner)

    Wanted a simple non quick release axle. I couldn’t find one for my size anywhere. Available here and quickly shipped to me. Works good, looks good can’t ask for more.

  3. Mike (verified owner)

    Worked perfectly on my Framed Minnesota LTD rear axle. The factory quick release had a nut with a set screw that just didn’t work well. This axle is easy to torque properly with just the factory nut without using the setscrew. Much simpler and more secure and no bulky QR lever.

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