Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Front 12 mm x 125 mm x 1.5 Thread

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

$ 42.00

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 Hexlox security systems.

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12 reviews

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Watkins

    Hi, I recently ordered a pair of your Lightning Bolt-On Axles for my Specialized Diverge and was very pleased at how soon they arrived at my delivery address in the UK. The axles are now on the bike and are a huge visual improvement on the nasty looking stock axles. With a small amount of copper assembly grease they torqued straight up to 12 Nm without any binding.
    Great product and a fantastically prompt service, thanks to everyone involved. USPS must get a mention here too.
    Kind Regards – John

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    William (verified owner)

    Absolutely perfect fit for my new my Moots Routt RSL. Super high finish quality with an understated appearance. What is not to love about that! I now recommend these to all my friends and will order more for my other bikes. Nice work.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe T (verified owner)

    I recently replaced my axle on my DB Haanjo EXP and was very pleased with the results. Perfectly tight fit and easy to install. I would definitely recommend this and your other products to my friends and family.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nigel P (verified owner)

    I can confirm the LIGHTNING BOLT-ON AXLE – FRONT 12 MM X 125 MM X 1.5 THREAD works with Dedacciai F-56DB Gravel Fork.

    Threads are a nice tight fit, very well made. Definitely will purchase again.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    GF (verified owner)

    I ordered a set of Lightning Bolt-On Axles for my Cervelo C3 to replace the poor quality ones that came with the bike.
    Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Front 12 mm x 125 mm x 1.5 Thread
    Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12 mm x 167 mm x 1.75 Thread
    Fast delivery from the US to the UK, great products, highly recommended.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sergey Melikyan

    Perfectly fits my Diamondback Century 5, looks very clean and easy to use.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam Clement

    Bought two sets of these for two bikes to make wheel removal a little harder to lower chance of wheel theft when doing lock ups for coffee/beer stops etc. Was surprised how much LIGHTER THAN STOCK these are – really nice bonus! Quality and finish are top notch and I am happy to recommend these to my fellow riders.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harris (verified owner)

    Ordered this, with a couple other axles for my Devinci Hatchet Carbon to replace the stock axles, which were a little clunky. The front axle fit super clean, and with the measuring advice was a perfect, especially given that the bike has a closed end on the right side of the fork. That, and it’s less than half the weight of the stock axles. Great product and I recommend to everyone!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    David (verified owner)

    I purchased a front axle to get rid of the ugly Mavic axle and I LOVE this axle. The shipping was super fast, it’s MADE IN AMERICA, and they look awesome on the bike. Great products and I recommended to a friend who has purchased 2 already.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom (verified owner)

    They’re wonderful! They’re half the wait of my Cervelo C3 axles. Thanks so much!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim Ratliff (verified owner)

    In addition to selling top quality product, Robert Axle’s website was the only source I child find that put together all of the various combinations for thru axles.
    5 stars for product quality, another 5 fur website completeness.

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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

  • 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.