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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 190,000 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, 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 4.8571 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Bar I've always belonged to a gym and never thought there would be that much of a difference between a low quality bar and the B&R bar. I was completely wrong, the quality of materials, knurling and feel of the bar are amazing. I was a little apprehensive about the upkeep but after watching a few videos it is very minimal. Do not hesitate to buy this bar.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! This is my first real barbell, and I could not be happier. This is an upgrade in every way from my big box store barbell.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar I grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas training under "Rip", and this bar is fantastic. The design and look are make this a must have for your gym.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I Bought This Sooner! I've been using an El Cheapo barbell in my garage, and finally decided to bite the bullet and spend some money on a good barbell. Used the B&R for the first time today and instantly fell in love with it. The grip is like glue without ripping your hands up. No more trouble with the bar sliding down my back on squats. Spins great. Way stiffer than my previous barbell, which makes it feel great when deadlifting. My only regret with my purchase is that I didn't buy it sooner!
Date published: 2014-12-19
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
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Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 21.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all-purpose bar available If 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.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Just 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.
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every Penny Great bar, the diameter is just right, the knurl is amazing, and When you use it, it feels sturdy. Worth the investment, even for a garage gym.
Date published: 2012-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar This 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!
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent For 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.
Date published: 2012-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar for OLY/Powerlifting I 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). 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.
Date published: 2012-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Grip Batman! The 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. 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.
Date published: 2012-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all-around bar I 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.
Date published: 2012-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent This 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.
Date published: 2012-03-16
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