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First Look: Rogue Fitness Loadable Dumbbell DB-15

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Where to Purchase: Rogue Fitness

The 15 Second Intro

Model: Rogue Fitness DB-15 Loadable Dumbbell

Tensile Strength: 190k

Spin: Bronze Bushings

Materials: Balck Zinc Shaft/Bright Zing Sleeve

Weight: 14 lbs.

Retail Price: $135

Finally, a loadable dumbbell that is built as well as the millions of barbells produced today.

Now, I know what you're thinking. Why does a dumbbell handle need to be constructed to as strong of specs as Rogue's Ohio Bar? Well, for one, if your dumbbells aren't getting anywhere close to the amount of use that your barbells are you may want to start varying your training.

If you're like me, dumbbells play a big part in your training. The problem, however, is getting dumbbells heavy enough for things like rows and bench press without paying an ungodly amount of money.

Not only are standard dumbbells overly expensive, but they also take up way too much space. It's one reason I'm a big proponent of Powerblock Dumbbells as reviewed here.

The DB-15 Loadable Dumbbell is the perfect handle to be used for everything from curls to snatches.

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What Makes It Special?

The Rogue DB-15 Loadable Dumbbell is essentially like a miniature Rogue Ohio Bar.

It's like Rogue stuck the Ohio Bar in the machine from “Honey We Shrunk the Kids.”

Here are the similarities between the Ohio Bar and the DB-15:

  • Made in USA
  • Black Zinc Shaft and Bright Zinc Sleeves
  • Standard Knurl
  • 28.5 mm Shaft Diameter
  • Bronze Bushings
  • 190k Tensile Strength Steel
  • Lifetime Warranty

As you can see, it's just a chopped down Rogue Ohio Bar which is a GREAT thing.

The only differences between the two are that the Ohio Bar is longer and weighs more. Where else can you get a top-shelf barbell in the size of a dumbbell?

Also, where else can you find a 350 lb. dumbbell? That's right; this bad boy can be loaded up to more than 350 lbs. You'll never need another dumbbell; ever!

There's really only one thing I would change, and that is to add an option for a thicker handle. There's nothing like a fat handled dumbbell. But then again, I guess that's what Fat Gripz are for.

Official Specs:

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  • Made in the USA
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Handle: 28.5mm diameter, knurled, black zinc finish
  • Sleeves: 6.75” loadable length, bright zinc finish
  • Bronze Bushings & Snap Ring Design
  • Length: 20.5”
  • Load Capacity: ~350 LB
  • Available as package with set of Rogue OSO Collars
  • Weight: 14 LB (15 LB with collars)

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Where to Purchase: Rogue Fitness

Stay Strong, Live Long,

Coop

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Hello fellow fitness fanatics and equipment fueled fiends. I’m Coop and when not training I can be found mostly operating other entrepreneurial ventures, spending time with my Wife and family, and worshipping my risen Savior. You can find more about me here.

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  • Kyle

    I have Olympic handles I got for like $10 on Craigslist. I’m a fan of Rogue but would be interested to see why functionally these are any better. It’s tough to load these up with weight due to the length of these plus the height/width of the heavier weight plates. Curious to see what uses people can come up with for these

    • I’d say more than anything they’re a cool toy to have. And they’d be great for Kroc Rows haha

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