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20kg Axle "Fat" Bar


20kg Axle "Fat" Bar

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Meet "El Gordazo", Our 20kg Axle "Fat" Bar

"El Gordazo" is the patriarch of our ultra garage gear, axle bar family, "The Gordos." All that time at the taqueria has paid off and turned him into if not lean, beefy, mean, lifting machine.

The rock solid "El Gordazo" will make your strongman dreams a reality. This burly, belly full of a bar (think continental cleans) works your forearms and comes in handy for strongman training and competitions..

  • This axle is a true 44LB! Most fat bars on the market "cheat" and are only 20-25 pounds. Not the Fringe Sport Axle Bar!
  • This axle (or fat bar) is a full 7' long and 2" in diameter- it will take your deadlifts, presses, and cleans into a whole new level of suffering.
  • Standard collars fit on this fatbar.
  • Full year satisfaction guarantee
  • Powdercoat matte black finish
  • Weight Rating: 1,000 lbs

There are a few things to note for the Axle Barbell.

  • This is a true strongman axle / fat bar - there is no knurling on the bar.
  • The 2" diameter includes the shaft of the bar, explaining the "fat bar" nickname.
  • This is one, solid bar. The collars do not rotate.

Package Contents and Specifications

  • Quantity: 1 - 20kg Axle "Fat Bar" Barbell by Fringe Sport
  • Weight: 20 kilograms / ~44 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 1,000 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7 feet long and 2 inch diameter throughout entire bar.
  • Loadable Length: 15.5 inches.
  • Bar Shaft: 50mm
  • Sleeve: 49mm
  • Material: Steel
  • Warranty: 1 year satisfaction guarantee
  • Collars not included, but you can add them on with your purchase.

What is a "Fat Bar"?

Axle bars or "fat bars" have long been used in strongman competitions. There are two unique aspects to fatbar training:

  • The grip area on the bar is way thicker (about 2") than an Olympic barbell - this makes most exercises into forearm blasters, and makes everything harder.
  • The collars do not rotate- so going ground-to-shoulder or ground-to-overhead is much harder than with an Oly barbell. For heavy weights, you may even need to use the dreaded "continental clean" instead of a standard clean to get the weight to shoulder.

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Josh E.
United States United States

As advertised

This item is as described; a big, fat, heavy bar. The length is a few inches shorter than a standard barbell. I've had one workout doing deadlifts with it and it performed great. I was concerned about the lack of knurl marks but it wasn't an issue. You know where to grab the bar after so many years of training. I anticipate that it will do wonders for forearm / grip development.

Buddy Y.
United States United States

Awesome Bar…

Great, the bar did fine loaded to over 400#s. Did cleans, continentals and dead lifts with it and it was wonderful. Good grip and finish. The 45#s make it heavy duty even when dropped from overhead. Great purchase.

Matthew F.
United States United States

Best Bang For Your Buck

It’s the only 45lb. well-made standard collar fitting fixed collar having axle bar on the market. And it’s relatively cheap. Best bang for your buck. It’s as if Yamaha started making gym equipment - that’s fringe sports.

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Arland H.
United States United States

Using More Than Expected

This is a solid bar, well constructed and the same weight as my traditional bars. I have been incorporating it into more workouts than I anticipated. For example, I didn't plan to use it for benching, but I find I like to use it for that movement. I predominantly purchased it to improve grip strength and it has helped with that. Packaging could use an upgrade or reinforcement, but this is not a reflection on the bar itself.

Charles W.
United States United States

Great product and customer service!

I went looking for an axle bar and Fringe Sport was the only one I found that weighed like an Olympic bar and not 20-30 pounds like so many other options. Great quality and finish. UPS somehow delivered to the wrong address and the address refused the delivery. UPS sent it back to Fringe Sport. I contacted Fringe Sport and they got another bar shipped out to me the same day!