Lightning Bolt-on Axle – Rear 12 mm x 174 mm x 1.75 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: LIG601 Category:




13 reviews

  1. Eric Van Dewoestine (verified owner)

    Perfect fit for my bike.

  2. ALEXANDER MACDONALD (verified owner)

    I bought one of these for my mtn bike. The quick release style thru axle that came with the bike was getting loose all the time, so I looked online for a bolt on thru axle and found this one. I’m really glad I did, because I’ve ridden that bike many times since I got the lightning bolt on thru axle and it’s never come loose. It stays put.

  3. Ed Caldwell (verified owner)

    I received quick feedback and ordered product arrived very quickly to match my bike and axle choice. Looks great and very streamlined. Waiting to heal from broken elbow before I venture out. This was one of the upgrades I have been wanting to do for some time. Thanks to Robert axle for making this high quality product.

  4. David Barnum (verified owner)

    Fast shipping, great customer service, and a perfect fit for my bike. And they’re made in Bend, OR! I highly recommend The Robert Axle Project.

  5. Chris (verified owner)

    This was a perfect fit for my bike. It is great quality, looks clean, and no handle to bang on the rocks anymore. Their ordering system makes it so easy to get a through axle that fits properly. I would not hesitate to purchase it again.

  6. Ted P. (verified owner)

    Fits just perfect! Wonderful customer service and assistance. In conjuction I am also using the HexLox security system. Great partnership. I no longer have to carry a security cable to leash-up wheels, etc.

  7. kyle (verified owner)

    There’s no good reason axles like this aren’t OEM. So much easier to install and maintain, plus no lever hanging out to catch stuff. Highly recommended.

  8. Adam Carlson (verified owner)

    After my Maxle died the LBS suggested I try this rather than buying a new Maxle through them.
    I’m so impressed.
    Fast Delivery, perfect fit, superb performance.
    I’ve rattled down some pretty rough brake ruts, steep fresh trail, huck to flat and everything in between. The axle hasn’t shifted, loosened or caused any concerns.
    Nice work Robert Axle Project.

  9. TJM (verified owner)

    I’ve only got about 20 miles on it, but so far so good. Considerably lighter than the stock through axle and having an actual torque spec means it is consistently and repeatably installed.

  10. Mauricio Altamirano

    Perfect fit and fast delivery, even in Germany! Really high quality product and I added the Hexlox bolt lock with the metallic insert. Now my bike is protected and looks great! Btw I have a Trek Powerfly 5, 2018 Model.

  11. Brady (verified owner)

    Perfect fit, great service, and great way to clean up your axles.

  12. Daniel Finnis (verified owner)

    Fits perfectly and is so much less fiddly than the cam-over/QR style that my Checkpoint came with.

  13. John Agler (verified owner)

    Replaced my Maxle lite quick release with the Lightning Bolt. What a difference. A real quality part.

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Shipping rates and average delivery times are:

• United States: $7.50 USD, 3-4 business days

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