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.
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
- Gear Specs
SKU YK32006 Bar Type Men's Bars KG 20KG Diameter 29MM Knurl Olympic Center Knurl Center Knurl Knurl Marks Dual Shaft Coating Bare Steel Sleeve Coating Bare Steel Sleeve Construction Press Sleeve Design End Cap Bushing/Bearing Bushing Tensile Strength 205K Guarantee/Warranty Construction Only Free Shipping No Made In USA No 3 Ships Free No Econ Product No
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Excellent barReview by MarioQualityGot 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.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
Raw Steel!Review by KeithQualityI'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.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
Worth its weight in gold.... all 20KgReview by RockOnQualityI use the Rogue Bar for the majority of my crossfit training, but the B&R bar is perfect for oly training days.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
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.
Best all-purpose bar availableReview by GetStrong!QualityIf you use it you will know why. Put simply, the knurling is a work of art. Not aggressive, but sticks like glue. I have four barbells in my gym, and the other three are no longer used by anyone. All other things being equal, a person generally uses the bar that feels the best in their hands. No bar I have ever used beats this bar in that regard. Plus at 29mm it is IPF powerlifting specs. Perfect all around strength training bar.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
PerfectReview by TomQualityJust got this bar. It arrived in perfect condition. I've never owned a bar of higher quality. It's build to last and I plan on handing it down to my son when I get old.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
Worth every PennyReview by DanielQualityGreat bar, the diameter is just right, the knurl is amazing, and When you use it, it feels sturdy.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
Worth the investment, even for a garage gym.
Great BarReview by tryinTOliftTHEworldQualityThis bar is awesome... so much so that I bought a second one for my wife because she loves it as well. Perfect knurling, great grip b/c it's not chromed out and very sold spin for a non-bearing bar. Highly recommended!| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
ExcellentReview by Sr. PowerlifterQualityFor powerlifting, all 3 lifts, outstanding. This bar can handle large weight with very little flex. Good knurls, as well. This is your first and last bar you will need.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
Great bar for OLY/PowerliftingReview by RippetoeIsGoodForYouQualityI do Squats/Bench/Press/DLs with this bar as per the regimen in Starting Strength. I love this bar - the extra width for the smooth section saves my shins, socks and pants from getting scraped by the knurling that would otherwise be there. The knurling in the middle for squats is appreciated for the extra confidence in going heavy (I workout at home so no spotter).| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
The only 'negative' is that this bar needs maintenance. I wear gloves and live in a humid environment so frequent cleaning and oiling are needed if you don't want the bar to look dirty or rust.
Very happy with my purchase.
Holy Grip Batman!Review by FerrousMaverickQualityThe B&R bar is one of the nicest bars I've used to date. The grip is almost paradoxical. It feels like butter in your hand compared to some bars I've used, yet it doesn't slip as much as even the most sandpaper like bars I've used--even without chalk and a fresh coat of oil.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
As the product description pointed out, it is a bare metal bar. I prefer bare metal because it doesn't flake like chrome, and it does feel nicer. The fact it is bare metal probably adds to the grip of the bar. It requires routine maintenance like any bare metal implement (like a katana for you martial artists). Care is simple, oil takes care of any rust spots, and a metal brush gets it into the knurling. Wipe it down and it's good to go. Maintenance is required more often if you keep it in a garage, particularly if you have a lot of humidity in your area.
Great all-around barReview by DaCharmingAlbinoQualityI bought my bar 2 years ago. It has been repeatedly dropped on a mat-covered concrete floor for CJ's and SN. Still straight and strong. Great for deadlifting, bar flexes minimally under heavy load, benching and overhead presses. Will last for years in a club, I'm sure and the private owner will be able to give it to his/her kids as an heirloom.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar
DecentReview by Marveled OneQualityThis is a great bar. feels soft in the hands but grips surprisingly well. Doesnt spin as well as i hoped. The double finger rings are great and the width for the deadlift position really helps on the shins. Only concern is the maintenance. Just remember to brush it off after every use, brush the oil onto it, wipe clean with a towel and your a golden.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar