Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12 mm x 172 mm x 1.5 Thread

(13 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: LIG604 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. 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 12×148 hub does not equal a 148 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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13 reviews

  1. Allan Taylor

    Awesone product, even better customer service, nuff said.

  2. Marco Lau (verified owner)

    Love this rear axle. Been wanting to look for a more solid, lightweight, replacement for the rear, and this is exactly what i was looking for. would recommend this for anyone wanting a solid rear axle to replace the stock factory lever setup.

  3. C Evans (verified owner)

    Great axle, nicely machined, nice weight, fits perfectly. Great option for increased security and cleaner lines

  4. Mark DePonzi (verified owner)

    Excellent product . Looks really clean. Now I don’t have to worry about grinding off my QR when I ride techie rock . Fast shipping too

  5. Kevin Jones (verified owner)

    I searched far and wide for the right axle … many promised, many failed to deliver. Robert Axle Project had exactly what I needed … and more. Superb customer service, super-fast delivery, and a superior product in every way.

  6. Larry (verified owner)

    Way better than the “big brands” out there!

  7. James (verified owner)

    Great customer service. Axle fit very well.
    Nice product!

  8. DCuny (verified owner)

    Really cleaned up my rear end. As a replacement for my through axle quick release.

    Great product and quality. Arrived super fast too.

  9. James Dewey (verified owner)

    Awesome axle! Replaced the faulty cam axle on my road bike and riding with confidence now.

    Ordered directly from RoberAxleProject and got it within two days after messing around with an online retailer. Thanks for the great service and great product.

  10. Sergey Melikyan

    Perfectly fits my Diamondback Century 5 and works great! Very clean look.

  11. Sam (verified owner)

    Ordered for my 2017 DB HAANJO. Shimano thruaxle was noisy as hell ! really annoying. Installed the lighting bolts, love em’ , simple, expertly engineered and machined piece. Cleans up the appearance, totally quiet and bombproof. I’ll be ordering a trainer specific thru axle this fall.

  12. Richard Comroe (verified owner)

    Very well made product! Shipping was extremely fast and I’m 100% satisfied. The axle won’t accidentally loosen since it has no QR and is tightened by a hex key. Highly recommended!

  13. Richard Samonte (verified owner)

    Had to settle for this, wish they would make one more sized a bit bigger 172-178 is a big jump. Needed one in the middle.

    It does the job tho

    Fit and finish still good.

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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.

Also Fits Your Bike

  • Our Trainer Axle is designed to adapt your thru axle equipped bike with your on wheel trainer, such as a 1up, Blackburn, Cyclops, Kinetic, Tacx, Wahoo and many other trainers. Our goal is to fit the thru axle to your bike perfectly, so we minimize spacers and extra parts, providing a clean, high performance axle for your bike. Train, warm up and be race ready and fit for the season.

  • The Drive Thru is a dummy hub, or chain keeper that replaces your wheel while cleaning the chain. It is fast and an effective way to clean your chain in between races or in your garage. It allows you to fully rotate your cranks and shift through your complete range of gears while protecting the frame. Installs simply with one hand, and is quick and easy to change between bikes. The Drive Thru is also great or packing the bike for transport. Originally developed by cyclocross legend, McGovern Cycles, now brought to you by The Robert Axle Project!

    *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!

     

  • 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.
  • Robert Axles for Kid Trailers are designed specifically to fit your 12mm thru-axle bike and allow attachment of any hitch-mounted trailer. These fit any trailer that has two wheels and a single point of attachment to the axle. This includes all the two-wheeled child, pet and cargo trailers such as: Thule, Chariot, Burley, Instep, Carry Freedom, and many more.

    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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