Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12 mm x 168-173 mm x 1.0 Thread

Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12 mm x 168-173 mm x 1.0 Thread

(6 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: LIG613 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 172 mm. We include a tapered 5 mm X-12 spacer for 168 mm axle length 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 1.0 mm thread pitch.
  • Weight: 43 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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6 reviews

  1. Rémi Bédard (verified owner)

    Excellent product, the fit was exact and quite of high quality. No more guessing the clamping force using a lever style through axle. I was able to use a torque wrench with the 6 mm hex head.

  2. Stephan (verified owner)

    Stoked on this upgrade! No more bulky thru axle release handle. The Robert Axle is high quality and beautifully made. I’m very pleased with the product quality and customer service of Robert Axle.
    Rock On!

  3. Carlo Fanto (verified owner)

    My son lost the rear thru-axle from his 2016 Stumpy while riding around Sea Otter… not sure how that happened (???). But with a race looming the following week, we were worried about getting a replacement in time. The local Specialized dealer would have to special order & couldn’t guarantee delivery in time for the race. Then remembering having ordered a thru-axle from Robert Axle Project for my fatbike a while back, I decided to try my luck. Shipping was excellent – receiving within 3 days! As before, you can tell the thru-axle is a quality product… & I think it’s actually lighter! Thanks Robert Axle Project!!!

  4. Mark (verified owner)

    Solved the issue of my QR rear thru axle on my Lynskey FS-120 loosening up. Still tight after multiple rides.

  5. Rudy Alderweireldt (verified owner)

    Perfect product! Tool to find the right axle is very helpfull.

  6. Michael Guthrie

    Excellent product, Great help making sure I got the correct size for my custom built Waterford.

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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: $21.50 USD, 10-14 business days

• All other International: $21.50 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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    Purchase our Kid Trailer axle for your bike. Share your stoke for cycling with your kids. Simplify your life by allowing quick and secure attachment of your trailer to your best and favorite bike. Enjoy the adventure.

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    *How to order: This product is thread pitch dependent. You must order the same thread pitch as the thru axle in your bike. Need help with that? Visit our What Axle Do I Need page!

The Robert Axle Project

All axles are proudly made in
Bend, Oregon

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About Robert Axle Project

We like to say that we are the Thru Axle Authority. Not like police style authority, but more like, we know our stuff when it comes to thru axles. That’s why, when you’re shopping for a thru axle, if you use our Axle Fitment Finder we guarantee the result, 100%. If for any reason you use our Axle Fitment Finder and it takes you to the incorrect product for your bike, we’ll exchange it for the right axle at no cost.

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