Back in the day, Rhino was just one axle—the Rhino Brand Axle. It was a good all-arounder and became pretty popular. It was the heavy-duty axle to beat. But these days there are more riders than ever, and no two are the same. What’s heavy-duty for a farmer isn’t for a racer. And what’s heavy-duty for a rock bouncer is, well, overkill for everybody else.
The point is, as needs grew, so did the Rhino Axle line. And what better way to address those needs than to listen to you? We tuned into what our customers were saying about Rhino and used that feedback as fuel for each upgrade and new addition.
Now we have ADR by Rhino Axles, Rhino Brand Axles, Rhino 2.0 Axles, and Rhino X300 Axles. All of these axles are designed based on what you’re looking for in an off-road axle. However you ride, Rhino’s got what you need.
The purpose of ADR Axles is in the name: Axle Direct Replacement. These axles are meant to be your quickest, easiest replacement of a stock axle and they’re priced accordingly, coming in at $75.
That’s not to say they’re disposable. In fact, in many ways you can expect similar durability and performance as our Rhino Brand Axles. The main difference between an ADR Axle and a Rhino Brand Axle, besides the price, is the warranty. ADR axles come with a 1-year warranty for manufacturing defects. It doesn’t cover any old break. But at that price, they’re perfect for the casual rider who just wants a new or spare axle that works when they’re out hunting or working.
You’ve heard of Rhino Brand Axles—they’re one of the most popular axles in the entire industry. And the reason they’re so popular is because they’re solid. They’re not as tough as Rhino 2.0s, but they’re still much stronger than stock. Rhino Brand Axles use a chromoly shaft that’s bigger than stock and CV joints with chromoly components.
At $200, they’re also cheaper than most axles of similar strength. It really is a winning combination for the rider that likes to abuse their machine.
And of course, you can always depend on a good SuperATV warranty. Rhino Brand Axles are backed by a 1-year warranty so you can ride hard without worrying.
Rhino 2.0 Axles are one of our most popular axles. The shaft and CV joints are made of heat treated chromoly steel alloy, which makes them very strong and very reliable. The larger CVs and cages give them even more strength and allow them to run at very high articulation angles without overheating. They outperform every other axle in the “heavy-duty” class but cost less than the competition, coming in at just $230.
That makes Rhino 2.0s the go-to axle for most riders looking for a high-strength part. They give you the best bang for your buck, and the 18-month warranty just sweetens the deal.
Rhino 2.0 Axles have seen plenty of action on professional race machines too. The Guthrie Racing Team, including Mitch Guthrie Sr. and 2019’s King of the Hammers winner Mitch Guthrie Jr., has been running Rhino 2.0s since 2016 and have together won 8 of the last 11 King of the Hammers races.
If you haven’t heard of the Guthrie family, their track record will pretty much tell their story for them. With eight King of the Hammers wins and many other titles under their belt (including Mint 400 and UTV World Championship, just to name a few) there’s no doubt they need axles they can trust. And as you can see, they trust Rhino 2.0 above all else.
Rhino X300 Axles are our highest strength axles and we use a tapered shaft design to make them even stronger. The shafts and many of the CV components are made with 300M alloy steel which is heat treated for perfect durability.
300M is very strong, but the coolest part about X300 is the Flexshaft™. The precise design and materials in the X300’s shaft allow it to twist and then twist back to its original position when hit with heavy torque loads. This flexing action saves the weakest part of the axle—the CV joints—from breaking under load.
The result is an axle that’s stronger than parts it’s made from, and it was already our strongest axle to begin with!
This extreme-duty axle is perfect for the most hardcore riders. If you’re doing high-endurance or high-impact riding, rock bouncing, racing, or mud bogging, and you don’t want to break an axle even if you make a big mistake, X300 is the way to go. They run you around $500, which is significantly lower than the closest competing axle out there, and those don’t have the Flexshaft™ feature. Plus, they come backed by a 3-year warranty so you can try to break them all you want. By the end, you’ll know that these axles have no limits.
We’ve spent years perfecting the Rhino Axle formulas and at this point, we’ve got manufacturing dialed in, leaving you with the ultimate axle lineup. Each axle we churn out is a prime example of SuperATV’s industry-leading innovation and commitment to producing the highest-quality axles that are not only dependable, but affordable.
But how do we do it? The answer: testing. Lots and lots of testing. Because how can we know that our axles are truly the best if we don’t have the data to back it up?
Each Rhino Axle undergoes extensive testing in three critical areas:
To ensure that our axles outperform the competition in each of these categories, we’ve invested in top-of-the-line research and design technology.
Our torsion machine, for example, allows us to text axles either straight or at an angle. It has the ability to replicate lift kits or long travel kits. We can also use this machine to test shafts, cups, spiders, or cages.
Our endurance machine is capable of producing speeds up to 175 MPH—we can’t reach those speeds in the field (not that we haven’t tried). It can also replicate up to 20 inches of suspension travel and a 45 degree steering angle, all while data logging CV temperature, torque, and speed. This machine also monitors heat, allowing us to make sure there are no seized CVs, blown boots, or a breakdown of grease.
Additionally, we have a fatigue machine that’s designed to replicate miles and miles of riding. This makes sure the axle shafts and components don’t become brittle and break over time.
Our team of experts devote an insane amount of time to testing the Rhino Axle lineup, but they don’t stop there. We also use this technology to test competitor axles. So when we say ours are the best, we know that’s the truth.
SuperATV’s Rhino Axles are a force to be reckoned with no matter where you put them to the test—on the trails, on the race track, over rocky terrain, you name it. And if you’re not sure which Rhino Axle you need, just give us a call! Whether you need a stock replacement axle for your casual rides or a beefy, heavy-duty axle to withstand the craziest rock crawls, you never need to look anywhere else but SuperATV.