Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12 mm x 159-165 mm x 1.5 Thread

(9 customer reviews)

$ 48.00

After years of mountain biking with thru-axles with bulky handles that seemed to strike every trailside obstacle 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.

SKU: LIG612 Category:

Description

  • 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. Compatible with Hexlox bike security systems.

This is NOT an axle for attaching trailers or trainers.

 

Specification

  • The diameter of this axle is 12 mm and the true length of the axle shaft is 165 mm. We include a 6 mm spacer for a 159 mm long axle fitment. 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 12×142 hub does not equal a 142 mm long axle.
  • This axle has a 1.5 mm thread pitch.
  • Weight: 38 grams
  • 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.
  • Compatible with Hexlox security systems.

 

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9 reviews

  1. Matthew Brennan (verified owner)

    Absolutely perfect. I purchased the thru-axle to use with Hexlox on my Scott Solace. Still waiting on the Hexlox to arrive, but the axle worked perfectly.

  2. John P. (verified owner)

    Perfect fit/function on my Giant TCX advanced.

  3. Sam W. (verified owner)

    High quality axles with precise threads and clean labeling. Lightweight. Good looking. An excellent product.

  4. Martin L. (verified owner)

    Originally bought one of the trainer specific axles for my Giant TCX. Got a message back before the product shipped that I probably didn’t need it, as my stock axle should work fine with my trainer. However, the rear axle that came with my Giant TCX cannot be securely fastened on my CycleOps Hammer due to the length of the handle on the stock thru axle. So, I was recommended this product instead and it shipped fast. As expected, it works great. The only wish I have is that the washer, a single one (6mm I believe), would instead have been two washers of 3mm each. Using just on washer would’ve made for a perfectly flush fit on my Giant TCX (although this doesn’t matter much on a trainer). Excellent customer service!

  5. Jenn (verified owner)

    Perfect fit on my Liv Langma. Beautifully low profile and light.

  6. Sean McBride (verified owner)

    Superb product, light and strong. Service was excellent even when I messed up my order was corrected very quickly and politely. Quick post to the UK too.
    I’m very pleased and have already recommended.

  7. Alan Floyd (verified owner)

    This axle was a direct replacement for the bulky stock rear thru axle. Cleans up the look of my Giant TCX-CX. Thanks for making a high quality axle!

  8. Harris S. (verified owner)

    Fantastic fit for my Devinci Hatchet. Roughly half the weight of the stock thru axle and way easier to install and remove! Have bought one for my trainer, as well as a set for my road bike!

  9. Brian (verified owner)

    Purchased to use with Hexlox and replace the quick release axles on my All-City Cosmic Stallion. Lightweight, well-made, and easy to install. I now have greater peace of mind when locking my bike away from home. The cleaner look is an added bonus. Very satisfied.

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All orders from our website are via US Postal Service, from Oregon, U.S.A. We make every effort to ship your order within one business day.

Shipping rates and average delivery times are:

• United States: $7.50 USD, 3-4 business days

• Canada: $12.50 USD, 10-14 business days

• All other International: $12.50 USD, 12-16 business days

We are unable to offer expedited shipping. If you need expedited shipping of our products, please visit our Dealers & Distributors page for options. We cannot take responsibility for any delays during shipping, including delays in customs or incorrect shipping information.

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  • Purchase Robert Axle Thru axles and Hexlox locks for both your axles and for other vulnerable components.

    Here’s how:

    1. To secure your Lightning Bolt-On Axles, you’ll need one 6mm Hexlox for each axle. These include the magnetic insert for our axles which, since they are aluminum are not magnetic.
    2. Add at least one key to install and remove your Hexlox system. You will receive a key which matches the Hexlox you order. Order multiple keys if you want a spare.
    3. For other all other components, check your bike for what you want to secure. Options include Hexlox’s that fit in 4mm, 5mm and 6mm bolts, so check your bike and purchase what you need!
    4. Don’t forget to go here (link) and order our Lightning Bolt-on Axles  for your bike. Enter your bike information into our Fitment Selector database.

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