The Rogue Loadable Dumbbell is Rogue's first foray into a dumbbell handle. We're looking forward to getting one in our hands!

Rogue Fitness
Rogue Loadable Dumbbells
(5 ratings & reviews)
Rogue’s Loadable Dumbbells condense the key design and manufacturing elements of our full-size Ohio Bar into a compact, versatile new format. As an alternative to storing a complete set of traditional dumbbells in your gym, the DB-10 and DB-15 Dumbbell offer loadable sleeve lengths of 3.625” and 6.75” respectively—enabling athletes to make precision, custom weight adjustments in their dumbbell training using any standard Olympic plates as the increments. Using the same plates you’d load on a standard barbell, the DB-10 and DB-15 allow athletes to easily adjust the total weight of the dumbbell as they go through different movements and/or when they ramp up their training. This also makes the Rogue Loadable Dumbbell uniquely optimized for a larger gym, where multiple athletes need to be able to quickly customize the dumbbell to their own needs. One tool. All-purpose. The knurled handle carries over the same original pattern we developed for the Rogue Ohio Bar. Months of testing and fine-tuning went into precision-machining a firm but non-abrasive knurl that could maximize both performance and comfort. Please Note: The knurl pattern is the same on all versions of the Loadable Dumbbell. However, because the stainless steel option holds up without plating, the knurl will more accurately maintain its originally designed feel. Manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, the DB-10 and DB-15 really are built like miniaturized Rogue barbells, starting with a 28.5MM diameter, 190,000 PSI tensile strength steel shaft. The sleeves are machined from a single piece with a bright zinc finish, and both versions include quality bronze bushings and a snap ring sleeve design just like our Ohio Bars.

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.

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.

  • 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)
Rogue Fitness
Rogue Loadable Dumbbells
(5 ratings & reviews)
Rogue’s Loadable Dumbbells condense the key design and manufacturing elements of our full-size Ohio Bar into a compact, versatile new format. As an alternative to storing a complete set of traditional dumbbells in your gym, the DB-10 and DB-15 Dumbbell offer loadable sleeve lengths of 3.625” and 6.75” respectively—enabling athletes to make precision, custom weight adjustments in their dumbbell training using any standard Olympic plates as the increments. Using the same plates you’d load on a standard barbell, the DB-10 and DB-15 allow athletes to easily adjust the total weight of the dumbbell as they go through different movements and/or when they ramp up their training. This also makes the Rogue Loadable Dumbbell uniquely optimized for a larger gym, where multiple athletes need to be able to quickly customize the dumbbell to their own needs. One tool. All-purpose. The knurled handle carries over the same original pattern we developed for the Rogue Ohio Bar. Months of testing and fine-tuning went into precision-machining a firm but non-abrasive knurl that could maximize both performance and comfort. Please Note: The knurl pattern is the same on all versions of the Loadable Dumbbell. However, because the stainless steel option holds up without plating, the knurl will more accurately maintain its originally designed feel. Manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, the DB-10 and DB-15 really are built like miniaturized Rogue barbells, starting with a 28.5MM diameter, 190,000 PSI tensile strength steel shaft. The sleeves are machined from a single piece with a bright zinc finish, and both versions include quality bronze bushings and a snap ring sleeve design just like our Ohio Bars.

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