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Offline RobertAxle142

SPAM: New 12mm thru-axle for BOB trailer...finally!
« on: May 26, 2013, 11:58:53 pm »
Hope this will help those out there looking to attach their BOB trailers to their new mountain bikes with 12mm rear axles.

My wife and I completed the GDMR in 2003 and are devout BOB trailers fanatics.  The new 142 x 12 axle standard made things tough for a bit, but we solved that issue and created The Robert Axle Project. 

http://www.robertaxleproject.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Robert-Axle-Project/131931253663625

Your best bike.  Your best adventure.

Offline paddleboy17

Re: SPAM: New 12mm thru-axle for BOB trailer...finally!
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 05:50:47 pm »
I really need to get out more.  What the heck is a 142 x 12 axle and what is it supposed to do. 
I did not know that the classic rear skewer technology was broke?
Danno

Offline RobertAxle142

Re: SPAM: New 12mm thru-axle for BOB trailer...finally!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 06:02:46 pm »
Good question Paddleboy.  We didn't think the previous standard was broken either until we started riding the new bikes with 12mm rear axles.  Nice improvement, not revolutionary, but an improvement we appreciate when riding with a BOB trailer for sure.

Here's a good post dating from 2010 that explains it:
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/12x142-explained.html

Offline paddleboy17

Re: SPAM: New 12mm thru-axle for BOB trailer...finally!
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 06:20:37 pm »
I am really feeling out of it.  I can see the purpose of your axle, but there seems to be a link missing that I do not know.

Humor me if you will...

I thought rear wheels had ~9mm axle, when was there a transition to 12mm.  Is there some other innovation I missed out on?

If you can't tell I have grown complacent with my bicycles and stopped frequenting bike shoppes!
OK, I go in for little stuff, but I have not looked seriously at a new bike in years.
Danno

Offline pmac

Re: SPAM: New 12mm thru-axle for BOB trailer...finally!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 01:57:17 pm »
See the link below for all you would want to to know about 12mm thru-axles.  The product touted by the OP is intended to allow a bike with a 12mm to pull a BOB.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/12x142-explained.html