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When we had Janae Kroc come down to visit our team at the Lab and get in a sick training session with Chris Duffin, we knew we had to do something special on a collaboration. Inspired by Janae's insane feats of strength - especially the legendary Kroc Row with up to 300lbs - we set out to make a loadable DB of sufficient sleeve length so she wouldn't have to use a 36" threaded pipe to have enough room for plates (seriously).
Like our barbells, these high quality DBs are manufactured in-house using American steel by skilled Kabuki machinists, fabricators, and technicians on high-tech CNC machines.
We are honored and thankful to partner with legendary strength athlete and bodybuilder Janae Marie Kroc to offer the official Kroc Handle, named after and inspired in length by Janae's legendary and famous Kroc Rows.
Kroc Loadable DBs are available in two finishes, a beautiful bare steel and a premium, high-corrosion resistance nickel finish.
Bare Steel bars maintain the truest feeling of the raw machined material. Over time they develop a beautiful deep blue/grey patina that can last for generations with minimal maintenance. Depending on how humid your environment is, we recommend regularly brushing down your bare steel DBs to clean them and applying a light coat of oil to prevent corrosion.
Nickel is our more premium plating option, and is typically used in engineering applications where high-wear, corrosion resistance, and hardness are needed. It is a beautiful, soft gold finish that is extremely durable and will retain its warm, mirror smooth polish for years to come.
Available in two lengths, "Regular" and "Kroc", the Kabuki Loadable DB is among the longest of any on the market. Even our Regular length (coming in at 7.5" loadable sleeve length) is longer than most loadables on the market. The Kroc version is on a whole other level, with a whopping 10.5" of loadable sleeve (about 65% of a standard barbell).
You'll have to do you own math to determine how much weight you can fit on the sleeves, and it will of course vary depending on how thick your 10s or 25s are. But let's just say we got 10x pretty fat 25s on the Kroc's with no issue.
Like all of our barbells, this loadable dumbbell features the coolest end caps in the iron game. The regular version includes a metal stamped end cap with our squat face icon and the 15lb weight of the empty dumbbell.
The Kroc includes a laser-engraved custom design with Janae in the middle of a 300lb row and a minimum load rating (please respect this). The Kroc's empty weight is it doesn't matter.
We take pride in producing the highest-quality barbells and strength equipment in the world, bar-none. Pun intended. Our small team is located at a joint manufacturing-training facility called Kabuki Strength Lab in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where we invest, design, engineer, test, and manufacture all the Kabuki products you've come to know and love with passion and purpose. Learn more about us and our "why".
If I am doing 150+ pound dumbbell rows and I drop the dumbbell by accident at the end of my set, would the the dumbbells break?
Duffin and Janae haven't broken one yet. I think you are safe. :-)
can you use large plates with these like you would use on a barbell just wondering so i dont have to buy all new plates agian
Yes, the sleeve portion is machined to fit all Olympic sized plates.
The Rogue dumbbell bumpers are designed to slide onto the collar on the rogue loadable dumbbells (the center inserts are cut out to fit over the dumbbell collar). Are your collars the same dimension as well, so that you can use the Rogue dumbbell bumpers?
What is the minimum load requirement for?
That was just our marketing guru trying to be cheeky… there is no minimum load requirement.
Is the handle same knurling as power bar and squat bar?
The knurling on the loadable dumbbells is less aggressive than the Power and or Squat Bar.
I want one of these for goblet squats. What collar would you recommend to make sure all this weight doesn't slide off and crush my squatting foot?
Any Olympic-sized collar will work. We use OSO collars at The Lab, if that helps.
where do I purchase plates for the loadable dumbbell?
You may purchase Olympic-sized plates from your favorite distributor/manufacturer. The sleeve portion is machined to fit all Olympic-sized plates and are machined to 1.959 +/- .010 (49.4mm-50.01mm).