20kg Axle "Fat" Bar - Pre-Order: 10/18 Expected Ship Date


20kg Axle "Fat" Bar - Pre-Order: 10/18 Expected Ship Date

Product ID: 1868

Pre-Order Your 20kg Axle "Fat" Bar

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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Excellent axle bar

Picked this up bar for strongman and as a extra bar in general. The math is simple gym math as the bar weighs 44lbs. This has been used 4 times a week for the past year and has worked like a champ. I have bent weaker axle bars during deadlifts but have had no issues with this one. Definitely recommend.

Ryan H.
Solid - Like A Tank

This Axle "Fat Bar" (El Gordazo) from Fringesport is a beast. It's a full 20KG bar, not 20-25lbs like others. It can handle anything you throw at it. This has been fantastic for everything from deadlifts, squats, bench press, and overhead press, even cleans. As promised, this 2" diameter bar turns most exercises into forearm/grip blasters. This is a solid bar, it's built like a tank!

Dewey C.
The Real Deal

This bar is the real deal - heavy, solid and well built. I bought this bar to keep the plate math easy since it weighs the same as my other bars. The sleeves do not spin and the stops are solid welds, which is great. The Chinese packaging always gets to me destroyed, but the bar was fine.

Fringe Sport

So glad you love the bar! Hope you enjoy using it!

Manuel L.
Axle Bar

Thicc boi bar. Very sturdy obviously since it is steel. The finish will not hold up at all but who cares just go exercise.

James M.
Axle Bar is well made and versitile.

I'm very pleased with my Axle fatbar.. The bar itself is solid. The welds appear to be very good. They are even all the way around. Powder coating is very good. And, I was able to buy it while on sale, so I feel like I got a great deal. The fatbar is very versatile. I use it with my landmine attachment without concern for damaging sleeves on more expensive Olympic barbells.. The large diameter handle should make it more comfortable to use for Zercher squats, and hip thrusts. The bar arrived in a coardboard tube, which was split and taped up. Not sure how that could have happened.. Regardless, the bar was undamaged. No scratches or marks of any sort. Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase. The bar is well made and the price was right. I expect to use the bar in a variety of different exercises.