Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12mm x 180 mm x 1.75 Thread

(8 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: LIG611 Category:




8 reviews

  1. Jimmy (verified owner)

    Easy installation, reasonable price, clean looks, hassle-free service. Fit guide made it simple to find the right 12x180mm/1.75 TPI axle for my Diamondback Mason after the OEM QR Thru-axle failed. Less than half the weight of the stock TA, and really cleans up the aesthetics of the rear triangle. Couldn’t be more pleased. Cheers RAP for bringing thru axles to the masses!

  2. Jens

    Does the job, looks great on my 2017 Niner Jet 9 RDO. Cleans up the look of the rear triangle and drops ~30grams.

  3. David Lewis (verified owner)

    The fitting process for my non-standard bike was easy; the fitting guide that includes a printable thread guide saved me a lot of trouble. The axle is well-manufactured and easy to install, and using it with a Hexlox lock was also smooth and easy.

  4. Dave Tevendale (verified owner)

    Running a boost wheel in a 142 frame. Works just fine on my hardtail. Not for everyone, but if you do it you’ll need an extra 6 MM of axle length. Get an RAP.

  5. Ted (verified owner)

    After getting frustrated with my QR rear axle coming loose all the time, I gave RAP a try. Incredible product and absolutely perfect fit, this thing stays put! The axle selector function on their website takes the guesswork out of getting it right. Love the look and function of my Lightning bolt on axle.
    Thanks Robert Axle Project!

  6. Jonathan Zappala (verified owner)

    This fit my 2016 Trek Stache 5 with a stranglehold adjustable drop out. I love how much better it looks. My old axel with a quick release cam head weight 86g and this one weighed 45g. Torqueing it to 12Nm also is feels satisfying! I bought from them because of reasonable prices and fit guarantees.

  7. Martin Almeda (verified owner)

    Ordered one to replace the rear axle of my GT Sensor 2019, which I happened to round off. Couldn’t find a replacement axle here in the Philippines and the peeps at RAP were awesome enough to ship theirs here! It fit like a glove and seems sturdier than the stock axle without any added weight. Thanks RAP for the save!

  8. adrian rodriguez (verified owner)

    Easy install. Superb craftsmanship. Really, the best. No complains.

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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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