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Axle Bars

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Add variety and grip training to your workout routine with the Axle Bars!

The Short Axle Bars are compatible with Axle collars.

Olympic bar collars are compatible with the Hollow Axle Bars, axle collars are NOT required.

FEATURES • 46mm shaft diameter • Two bar sizes • No knurling • Black powder coat • Fits Olympic collars • 600lb capacity • Fixed sleeves

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Build gorilla-like grip strength with Axle Bars.

You’ll also be one step closer to unlocking that party trick of tearing a phonebook in half (you’re welcome).

Benefits of the Axle Bars

  • BUILD GORILLA-LIKE GRIP
    Whether you’re into grappling sports, arm wresting or just want to build your grip strength, axle bars are a game-changer. Their unique design builds your grip in ways that typical Olympic barbells can’t match. The thicker 46mm diameter is harder to hold onto and the black powder coat offers a light texture but there’s no actual knurling, so your fingers, hands, and forearms are forced to work harder to hold onto them which results in increased grip strength over time. But not only will you build a thicker set of forearms, you’ll be a step closer to unlocking that sweet party trick of tearing a phonebooks in half — just be prepared for SERIOUS forearm pumps in the meantime 💪🏻
  • ADD EXERCISE VARIETY
    Don’t care for grip training? No biggie. Whether you’re training in your home gym, garage, or outdoors, axle bars can be used for a wide range of exercises to add some spice to your workouts, from deadlifts and squats to presses and rows. They’re offered in two lengths: short (60″) for better portability and long (84″), but only the LONG axle bar fits correctly in a power rack. And unlike an Olympic barbell, the sleeves don’t spin on axle bars which offers an interesting twist on those traditional barbell-based exercises. So even if you’re not training for strongman/strongwoman, you can still benefit from it.
  • TRAIN FOR STRONGMAN
    If you compete in Strongman/Strongwoman, then training with axle bars is a must. Axle bar deadlifts and the continental clean & press seen often in competitions, so training these lifts throughout the year gives you practice that your opponents might not have — giving you the edge come competition time. And if you already enjoy lifting weird and awkward things like kegs, sandbags, and little children large furniture items, then you’ll most certainly enjoy using axle bars. Word of caution though: when you friends see you lifting with an axle bar, you’ll most certainly be recruited to help them move. There’s always a drawback of being strong, eh? 🏠

Specs - Axle Bars

Brand Bells of Steel
Weight - Short Bar 20lbs/9.1kg
Weight - Long Bar 25lbs/11.3kg
Total Length - Short Bar 60"/1524mm
Total Length - Long Bar 84"/2134mm
Loadable Length - Short Bar 8"/203mm
Loadable Length - Long Bar 15.5"/394mm
Shaft Diameter 1.8"/46mm
Sleeve Diameter 1.96"/49.7mm
Knurling No
Coating Black Powder Coat
Weight Capacity 600lbs/272.2kg
Warranty Limited Lifetime

IMPORTANT: Please note that metal-on-metal contact on the sleeves (like loading & unloading weight plates) will cause wearing of the finish over time. Regular Olympic collars will work on this specialty bar, axle collars are NOT required.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the weight of the Axle Bars?

    The weight of the Axle Bars is:

    • 20lbs/9.1kg for the Short Bar
    • 25lbs/11.3kg for the Long Bar
  • What are the sleeve & shaft diameters of the Axle Bars?

    The sleeve & shaft diameters of the Axle Bars are the same size:

    • 1.8″/46mm shaft and 1.96″/49.7mm sleeves for the Short Bar
    • 1.8″/46mm shaft and 1.96″/49.7mm sleeves for the Long Bar
  • What is the distance between the collars of the Axle Bars?

    The distance between the collars of the Axle Bars is:

    • 42.875″/1089mm for the Short Bar
    • 51.875″/1318mm for the Long Bar
  • What is the weight capacity of the Axle Bars?

    The weight capacity of the Axle Bars is 600lbs/272.2kg.

  • What is the coating on the Axle Bars?

    The coating on the Axle Bars is a black powder coat.

  • What is the loadable sleeve length of the Axle Bars?

    The loadable sleeve length of the Axle Bars is:

    • 8″/203mm for the Short Bar
    • 15.5″/394mm for the Long Bar
  • How smooth are the Axle Bars?

    The Axle Bars are lightly textured due to the powder coating.

  • What weight plates fit the sleeves of the Axle Bars?

    Only Olympic weight plates will fit the sleeves of the Axle Bars.

  • What collars fit the sleeves of the Axle Bars?

    Olympic collars will fit the sleeves of the Axle Bars, axle collars are NOT needed.

  • What are the shipping box dimensions of the Axle Bars?

    The shipping box dimensions of the Axle Bars are: 

    Short Bar

    • 19.8lb weight
    • 61.8” length
    • 3.7“ width
    • 3.7“ height

    Long Bar

    • 27.7lb weight
    • 85.8” length
    • 2.7“ width
    • 2.7“ height
  • What is the warranty on the Axle Bars?

    The Axle Bars are covered under our Limited Lifetime Warranty, which guarantees that they will not break under normal use and protects against defects in material, function and workmanship.

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12/20/2023
Nathan F.
US US

Better than Rogue

Been using an Rogue axle bar for about 5 years and eventually wanted one at home. The endcap is a nice touch, the welds on the collars are straight and the finish is even AND you don't have to buy axle collars for this! My Rogue Mighty OSO collars fit perfectly.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: get better at getting better
12/21/2023

Bells of Steel

HI Nathan , Thank you so much for the in depth review of our axle bars We appreciate your feedback regarding this item, and are so glad you have been happy with it and even recommend it too ! Thank you again for your review, Marcus & the BoS team

RF
12/19/2023
Robert F.
US US

Solid bar

This was my first time using an axel bar. It really is a different experience and hits the forearms hard. The shorter length is great for a tight basement space, and it still has room for at least two 45 pound bumper plates.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Develop old man strength
12/19/2023

Bells of Steel

Hi Robert, Thank you so much for the 5 star review of our axle bars today and for your business. We appreciate you taking the time to give us awesome feedback and are so glad to hear you have been happy with your new bar. Let the gainz begin ! Yours in strength, Marcus & the BoS team

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