BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Robert Axle Project, which manufacturers aftermarket thru axles, has purchased Old Man Mountain Products, which makes racks for suspension mountain bikes.
Old Man Mountain, based in Santa Barbara, California, will continue to operate as a separate entity, the company said.
Old Man Mountain dates to 1996 when Channing Hammond a cargo rack that attached at the wheel axle. The Robert Axle Project has been supplying Old Man Mountain with thru axles for the past five years.
“We come from a strong history of bike touring and trail building and our first thru axles that we sold were for attaching B.O.B. Trailers to modern bikes,” said Robert Axle Project co-owner Chris Kratsch. “We’ve continued to watch bike touring and bikepacking evolve and we feel that Old Man Mountain makes the most durable, strongest cargo rack that fits nearly any bicycle.”