Theft resistant thru axles from the Robert Axle Project and Hexlox may just save your wheels

Posted on Bike Rumor: December 30, 2016

The Robert Axle Project has a new light weight option if you’re looking for replacement thru axles. Called the Lightning Bolt-On, the axles aren’t meant to carry a trailer. Instead, they’re simply meant to offer a light weight option instead of the quick release axles that probably came stock. But the axles also have a little trick up their sleeve. Thanks to a partnership with Hexlox, the axles are compatible with the minuscule locking plugs. Combined with the tapered shape of the thru axle head, it should make the axle fairly theft resistant if you’re worried about losing your wheels…

Available for both front and rear axles in multiple sizes, the Lightning Bolt-On axles are a high quality aluminum axle with a simple bolt on head. Since the axles are made from aluminum, they will need a magnetic insert from Hexlox to use with their locks which is a little disc that fits inside the bolt head. At that point you can use a 6mm Hexlox to secure each axle.

Lightning Bolt-Ons will fit Fox and Rockshox forks as well as certain road and mountain bikes for both front and rear compatibility. Check out the site for their axle fitment selector for compatibility and pricing.

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