Trail Building Tools – BOB Trailer & Robert Axle

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January 2016

I worried that I was going to have to go buy a beater bike with an older QR rear axle just for trail building. So, I did some research and found the Robert Axle Project! After an email exchange with Chris at the Robert Axle Project, he assured me that they had the axle I needed to pull this trailer! Chris was great and quick to respond to my questions. It was nice to have such great customer service!

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Three Day Ochoco Bike Tour

We’ve been making and shipping a lot of axles, so we haven’t had much time off to get out in the woods and enjoy our own bikes. But every year we try to carve out the three-day Memorial Day weekend as our annual “Motor-Free Memorial Day” and get out for some bike touring and camping […]

Trailer Compatible Through-Axle

As seen in the July 1, 2014 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: BEND, OR – You may be proud of your new mountain bike purchase and its stout through-axle design, but say goodbye to trailers and trainers. That is until you purchase Robert Axle, an aftermarket 12-millimeter trailer-compatible through-axle that allows trailer hitches […]

What About BOB Trailers?

The Robert Axle Project takes a product testing tour in Central Oregon with BOB Trailers We are lucky enough to live Bend, Oregon, a place that has literally hundreds of miles of single track and dirt roads, right in our own backyard. So we decided to reinstate our annual “Motor Free Memorial Day Weekend”, by […]

Robert Axle on Bike Rumor

  We were pleased to wake up this morning to find Robert Axle on Bike Rumor! “For adventures or those with kids, having the ability to tow a trailer behind their bicycle is essential. Unfortunately for those riders, they’ve been cornered out of the new bike market, because the current 142×12 standard is incompatible with […]

Bike Touring with a BOB Trailer: Better Your BOB Ride

Check out these tips to maximize your BOB experience:

Bike touring with a BOB Trailer is something to carefully consider, and while we are big BOB fans, there are pros and cons as shown in our last blog post. If you choose to go the BOB route, there are a few things you can do to better your BOB ride.

1.  Inner tube dampening system. BOB is your friend, but as all friends do, sometimes he gets a little too close for comfort, bouncing and swinging around at you. Creating a slight dampening system can help your BOB track better behind you and reduce the swinging and bouncing that can occur when you are riding more bumpy or technical terrain. Take an old inner tube and cut it so it is one strip. Start with one end and wrap it even between the BOB yoke and the trailer, crossing over with even tension on each side. Tie it up and give it a test run. If your BOB doesn’t pivot well or track behind you on corners, you probably have it too tight. If it still swings around too much, you probably have it too loose. Adjust as needed. Read more

Bike Radar Includes Robert Axle Project as News Item

Bike Radar is Cycling’s Premier News Site

We are happy to see the Robert Axle Project on Bike Radar, one of largest cycling news and reviews website. But we might even more happy that we got to exchange emails with @angryasian! Angry Asian is the Technical Editor for Bike Radar and virtually a household name with people who ride bikes.

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Robert Axle Adapts Thru-Axles to Trailers and Trainers

 

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