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Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar

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Gear Specs

Brand York
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Bare Steel
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Bare Steel
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Construction Only
Free Shipping No
Made In USA No
3 Ships Free No

Mike and Marks Bar

Mike Burgener and Mark Rippetoe have teamed up with industry leader York Barbell to provide the ultimate Olympic weightlifting/powerlifting bar that is perfect for CrossFit workouts.

The B&R Bar by York Barbell is produced to their precise specifications. It has a 29 mm shaft with a 200,000 lb. yield strength, marked for both powerlifting and weightlifting movements. It features the perfect light weightlifting knurl that has made York Barbell famous, with a center knurl for squats and an extra half-inch of smooth steel between the knurls to protect your shins during deadlifts, cleans, and snatches. Manufactured with sintered bushings in the sleeves for reliable spin and low maintenance, and with sleeves attached with the same bulletproof end caps used on York competition weightlifting bars, the B&R is designed for heavy commercial gym use in a wide variety of training environments.

Most barbell manufacturers add chrome or other plating material to their bars to prevent discoloration from rust -- it is not there to improve performance. The B&R Bar by York Barbell bar is made for serious lifting, not for looking shiny on the rack. No coating can ever match the look and feel of natural steel, and this quality old-school bar will age to a natural oxidized finish that matures along with your training and experience. This is the last bar you will ever have to buy. It will join the many tens of thousands of bars made by York Barbell since the 1950's that are still going strong.

Burgener and Friends

Thanks Casey and Natalie for being our models!

This bar is bare steel and just like any fine piece of machined steel this will require some upkeep. Occasionally brushing the bar down with 3 in 1 oil or WD-40 will create a beautiful patina look. This is how bars were made for decades and this creates an unmatched feel

Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar is rated 4.8235 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best bar for a serious lifter (or anyone else) have been using it for 5 months now and still love it and get lots of compliments at the gym (they let me lock it in a closet), it is starting to show some rust spots on the collars but I expected this and it doesnt bother me in the slightest. The grip just has to be experienced, it has a small shallow patter but is cut with sharp dyes which increases the surface area for your hand to sink into and sticks much better then agressive big deep knurling on bars such as the westside (I have used this and if you like the feeling of it trying to rip the skin off your hand vs the bar sticking to your hand like glue, buy a westside bar) This is a serious bar and you would be a fool to oil a barbell (as they suggest), exept for the barrings once every few months if needed . let it slowly get a nice brown patina over years of use. nothing feels as good as bare steel in the hands, and bare steal will patina over time. you wont go wrong with this bar if your a serious lifter. if you want something shiny to hang on the wall and show your friends get something else.
Date published: 2014-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bar! I have used the B&R for the past couple months and I love this bar. The knurling on this bar offers a great grip without eating up my hands or neck! For me there is not a lift that I would not use this bar for. The spin on it without weight is pretty good but add some weight and it spins like a dream! IMO this is a top notch bar...especially for the money! Does require some maintenance but what doesn't. I would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bar I love this bar, the feel and knurling are just right. It makes lifting a pleasure and it's a great value. The only bar I'll ever need. Try this bar, I promise you won't regret it and your lifts will go up because of a newfound confidence. Can't say enough about how much I love this thing.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar This is my first quality bar purchase, I've been lifting with the B&R bar for a few weeks now and I could not be happier. I'm weird in the fact I like stuff I have to care for, so I maintenance the bar weekly, it's most likely overkill but I enjoy it.. Would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2013-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bar Got it today. It is indeed an excellent bar! Straight, caps firm, great grip. I've paid around 800USD after shipping and taxes but considering the options I have in my Country, this is the best option hands down. No commercial gym around have such quality bar and I'll be happy to use the B&R bar decades ahead. Thanks Rogue for offering such a great product, for inspecting the bar before shipping and everything.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not unbendable I bought the bar three years ago, and brought it into the powerlifting gym. After a few big guys squatting over 8 on it and a few rack pull sessions (repeated dropping of 700-850 lb), the bar developed a bend. Recently as a result, the bushing keeps getting wedged out from under the collar. It's not unusable, but I definitely have to align the bar so it doesn't roll poorly during a lift.
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raw Steel! I've used other bars before from the rogue bar to cheap chrome ones and this one is by far the best. I got it as part of a bumper and steel plate combo and it is nice. Good spin (not noticeable till it has weight on it) and the knurling is subtle.
Date published: 2013-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth its weight in gold.... all 20Kg I use the Rogue Bar for the majority of my crossfit training, but the B&R bar is perfect for oly training days. This bar has a solid knurling that requires little chalk for a solid grip. The bare steel feels like it locks in a little better than any coating. You can't complain about the spin, very solid and allows for a nice turn. The center knurling locks in perfect for front or back squats. Just not ideal for high rep cleans because it will eat your neck up without chalk. All around killer bar and it will be a staple for years to come.
Date published: 2013-01-18