Crossing The High Atacama Desert

By |2021-03-01T23:56:30-07:00February 26th, 2021|Old Man Mountain|

Karl Kroll has been on a long road from Chile to Alaska. Over the past year he's taken a break due to COVID-19 but it's given him time to write and reminisce while dreaming about the next leg of the journey. Karl also has a great YouTube channel and Instagram feed where he covers his travels from Warsaw to Istanbul, Georgia, Northern Norway, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. Here's a great read about his ride up [...]

Do I Have A Thru-Axle or a Skewer?

By |2020-01-22T10:19:49-07:00November 7th, 2019|Old Man Mountain, Robert Axle Project, Thru Axle|

The differences between a thru axle and a skewer. We get quite a few questions about the difference between an older style quick release skewer and a newer thru-axle. Thru-axles have been in mountain bikes for nearly five years now, and are now moving into road and cross bikes. But there are still many bikes that have skewers. Learn a little about the difference. Skewers Way back in 1927, Italian bike racer Tullio Campagnolo [...]

Robert Axle Project Owners Acquire Old Man Mountain Products

By |2020-01-22T10:21:22-07:00January 29th, 2019|Old Man Mountain, Robert Axle Project, Thru Axle|

Posted by Katy Bryce Bend, Oregon, August 1, 2019 – The Robert Axle Project, a U.S. manufacturer of thru axles for bikes based in Bend, Oregon, is pleased to announce the purchase of Old Man Mountain Products of Santa Barbara, California. The acquisition of Old Man Mountain will complement the existing product portfolio of The Robert Axle Project and both brands will continue to operate as separate entities. The purchase will support The Robert [...]

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