Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12 mm x 229 mm x 1.5 Thread

(8 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 229 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 12×197 hub does not equal a 197 mm long axle.
  • This axle has a 1.5 mm thread pitch.
  • Weight: 50 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.
  • Learn about compatibility with Hexlox security systems.


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8 reviews for Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12 mm x 229 mm x 1.5 Thread

  1. Lance Andre (verified owner)

    Works great on my Borialis fatbike rear wheel (with the supplied adapter washer). Much lighter and better built than the factory QR thru Axel.

  2. Hugh Jazz (verified owner)

    Worked perfectly on my fat bike and looks great too. Used to replace stock thru axel with QR lever. So much better.

  3. Max Imbert (verified owner)

    Great thru axle. Replace my broken one which had a lever, this one is much more solid and much lighter with a sleek look. They got it to me overnight to Canada during covid, amazing!

  4. Aaron Wimbush (verified owner)

    Perfect fit on my Borealis Crestone. High quality machine work, super fast shipping. Buy it, you need it on your fat bike.

  5. Erik Thomsen

    After having my original thru axle seize I started looking for a better replacement. I emailed support and was promptly given great advice and proceeded to order a replacement with appropriate spacer. I couldn’t be happier with the build quality and fit.

  6. Clyde (verified owner)

    Great quality, perfect fit…lite, and strong….looks great too. Added bonus was the super fast shipping to Canada.

  7. Dan (verified owner)

    Just what I needed for my 2022 Borealis Crestone. Perfect fit, does not come loose like the stock quick release axle.

  8. Evan (verified owner)

    A rock sheared off the quick release lever on my original axel. I am very happy I found this as a replacement. It is a beautifully simple and trustworthy axel. I consider it an upgrade and definitely recommend it.
    I was also very happy with customer service and shipping time.

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