I had been looking at axle bars for awhile but just could justify paying $100+ for one. Then I found Titan had a 7' axle for under $50, so I pulled the trigger and bought it. I couldn't be happier with this bar. It is what it is, a thick, ugly bar that will make you think twice about how strong your grip and forearms are! If you are like I was and on the fence about an axle because for other companies prices Get this one from Titan for the price you won't be disappointed.
Picked up this bar to start axle training. Can't believe other companies charge so much, but Titan has a winner here. Rackable, thick steel wall pipe, and no frills are exactly what I was looking for. This pipe is metric and is much closer to 2" OD than typical 1.5" pipe used in many strongman implements, and the powder coat is thick enough that tighter tolerance plates and bumpers may not fit until it wears down a bit. The good news is that regular collars work just fine. All in all a solid buy, and the price is tough to beat.
Good price! Only thing I hate is my bumpers won't fit. Maybe after the finish wears off the ends of the axle they will slide on. If not I might go and get it machines down a tad
This axle bar is made exactly the same as every other axle bar, but costs significantly less delivered to your door!
The bar is 84" long and presumably made of 1.5" schedule 40 pipe (1.9" outside diameter). My Ivanko iron plates fit just fine and my no-name bumper plates also fit just fine. I have Rogue Axle clamps to secure the weights and those too fit just fine.
In summary, this axle bar/fat barbell does exactly the same thing as any other brand and it seems to be compatible with the industry standard for this style of implement.
The finish on the barbell is a pleasantly grippy black texture (probably powder coat). My barbell arrived in perfectly fine shape, no scratches or rust to be found.
I bought an axel bar from Titan Fitness last week and tried to load it with my Rogue bumper plate this evening. Both the bar and the plates are “Olympic” sizing. How could there be any issues....
While the Rogue Plates are Olympic in diameter, the collar opening is as follows:
- Collar Opening: 50.40mm / 1.98 inches
The Titan Axel bar is spec’d as follows:
- Grip and sleeve diameter: 1.9"
- Fits: 2" Olympic plates
So if the Axel grip and sleeve diameter is 1.9" and the Rogue Collar Opening is 1.98", you would think the plates would be compatible. That would be a terrible assumption as I found out this evening. ROGUE PLATES WITH 1.98" COLLAR OPENINGS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THIS PRODUCT.
So….. If you have Rogue weight with 1.98" openings and you are buying from Titan, you might want to pick up the phone and be sure that what you are ordering is compatible.
TO TITAN'S CREDIT, THEY OFFERED ME A FULL REFUND WHICH WAS A STRONG MOVE AND DEEPENS MY LOYALTY TO THEM.
Received package and it was shipped quick and undamaged. Received 2 days after purchased. Axle bars usually cost $100 up to $175 plus. The titan axle barbell is sturdy and able to handle good weight for the price range. The bars paint job could be better though. The paint was flaking off in areas and rust residue was on the bar which for being new shouldn't have had that on the bar. Would be better if they left it more raw unpainted or used a higher quality paint. Overall for the price it's a good buy. I did buy both the 7' and 5' axle bar. Same review for both.