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Rogue Stubby Axle


Rogue Stubby Axle

Deceptively Simple Grip Training

Featuring the same over-sized 1.9” outside diameter as the standard Rogue Axle, the Stubby Axle is two feet shorter (5’ vs. 7’)—with 8” of loadable sleeve length and a condensed 43” between the collars. This creates a challenging, change-of-pace fat bar, and another excellent option for building better wrist and grip strength without deviating much from your regular lifting regimen.

The Rogue Stubby Axle has been battle tested in competition at the Reebok CrossFit Games, and includes our signature black powder coat finish for a firm, comfortable grip.

IMPORTANT: Some standard barbell collars may not work on this specialty bar. We recommend using either the Rogue HG Axle Collars or the OSO Axle Collars.


  • Made in the USA
  • Diameter: 1.9"
  • Rogue Signature Black Powder Coat Finish for increased grip
  • 1.5” sch. 80 pipe construction
  • Overall Length: 5' (the regular Rogue Axle is 7')
  • Loadable Sleeve Length: 8”
  • Distance Between Collars 43"

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Product Weight 20LB
Length 60"
Diameter 1.9"
Other Product Specs Distance Between Collars: 43"
Bar Use Specialty
Rogue Stubby Axle is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect with some tweaks UPS shipping damage but taken care of by Zach at Rogue - Thank you! Rogue should consider using some bubble wrap for the Axle around the collars in their cardboard packaging. For those complaining about the durability of the powder coat, I wrapped black heat shrink tubing to the loadable sleeves. I do wish I had gotten the Rogue HG collars (instead of the narrower specialty bar specific OSO collars) for use with all bars.
Date published: 2020-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deal for quality product Got this on a deal, super convenient for grip training. The compact size make it very easy to move around. knurl marks would make this perfect.
Date published: 2019-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for all lifts Bought for use with S-4 stand and to improve grip.
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet bar but the sticker is off-center. Like almost everyone else who has ever bought this bar, I love everything about it except the fact that the sticker is not perfectly centered. It's extremely annoying. It shouldn't be that hard to make sure it's in the exact center. So many people have complained about this but Rogue doesn't seem to care. Or maybe they just never read the feedback. Besides that one issue, the only other thing I would mention is that the sleeves pretty much have to be taped whether you use axle collars or not, because there will be some wiggle between the plates and the bar without it. If you don't mind that little bit of wiggle and noise then axle collars with no tape will work fine.
Date published: 2019-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Loose Plates I wanted to be super satisfied with my Stubby Axle, but I am alright with it. The size, weight, grip and finish are spot on. Suggested Clips are tight and solid. However, my bumper plates, have a significant amount of wiggle room. Maybe some take will help, hope it does at least. PS. Just take the sticker off!
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice This is often a good option to a full width Olympic bar. The good: Smoother to use in areas with limited space. Option to start with only 10kg apposed to a standard olympic bars 20kg. Much thicker grip diameter promoting more muscle growth and spare the skin on your hands. Semi smooth painted surface gives good grip and also spare the skin on your hands. The not so good: No marks on bar so I put some contrasting scotch tape in center and sides. The bar came damaged cased by poor protective packing. This was mostly esthetics though, but non the less un unnecessary flaw. This application did not allow me to upload photos...
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bang for the buck! For $95, this is an awesome accessory. There are no frills, just simple and effective. I use it a a fun change of pace for barbell complexes to blast the grip strength
Date published: 2019-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar Love the coating, can't go wrong with this bar. Olympic plates have a little room on the bar, but I don't mind considering the simplicity, price, and functionality of this bar. Plus, in my small town house, it fits very conveniently under the couch!
Date published: 2018-12-29
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