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Rogue Froning Olympic WL Bar

28MM Froning Olympic WL Bar
$525.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Olympic
Shaft Coating Black Zinc
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Black Zinc
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty
Made In USA Yes

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Olympic
Shaft Coating Black Zinc
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Black Zinc
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty
Made In USA Yes

Rogue Froning Barbells

Partnering with four-time CrossFit® Games champion Rich Froning, Jr., Rogue has developed an exclusive line of weightlifting bars designed to meet the strict demands of the “Fittest Man on Earth.” The Froning Series includes a first-class 28mm Olympic bearing bar and a dual knurl 28.5mm bushing bar—each fully machined and assembled in the USA. Also available are original Froning R* t-shirts featuring the end-cap designs from the barbells themselves.

28MM Froning Olympic WL Bar

The signature Olympic weightlifting bar of the Rich Froning Line. Like the standard Rogue Olympic WL Bar, this is a 28mm bearing bar built from quality U.S. steel with a minimum tensile strength of 190 PSI. The key difference is a uniform black zinc finish on both the shaft and sleeves, creating a distinct, dynamic look. Each bar is individually straightened to within 0.015” (0.38mm) and fitted with a machined, stainless steel end cap. The consistent pattern of the Olympic knurl marks produces a full, reliable grip without the unwanted abrasiveness. If you want to train how a champion trains-- literally-- this is your bar.

  • Made in the USA
  • 28mm Bearing Bar
  • 20KG
  • 10 sets of needle bearings, 5 sets per sleeve
  • Black Zinc shaft, Black Zinc sleeves
  • Olympic knurl marks, no center knurl
  • 190,000 minimum PSI
Rogue Froning Olympic WL Bar is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome bar. Substandard zinc coating. This is a delayed review of this barbell as I purchased it about one and half years ago. However, I can confidently say I've put this barbell to the test. First off, I have to say I absolutely love this barbell! I have used other bearing bars before purchasing this one and Rogue's Olympic WL bar is my favorite..hands down. It's quality and price point can't be beat. I use my barbell mainly for Oly lifts and am consistently impressed by how it performs. It's butter smooth. And the knurling isn't too aggressive which is a plus. My only real complaint with this bar is how the zinc coating has faded on several spots. Fading on the sleeves is expected due to the constant contact it makes with bumpers. However, fading on the rest of the bar is much more prominent compared to the Rogue Econ bars I've used for much longer and which seem to have a much more durable black zinc coating. And let's be honest, anyone who is considering buying this Froning bar vs. the regular Oly WL bar is because a blacked out barbell just looks awesome. In which case, faded black zinc coating is a definite draw back. Otherwise I would've given this barbell 5 stars.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fixed! I bought and reviewed this bar about a year ago. The zinc coating was not great and deteriorated the more I used it. It got bad enough that I contacted Rogue. I sent some pics and they sent me a new bar right away. I have several months of use on the new bar and it's holding up much better. I'd definitely recommend this bar now.
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Look and feel. After using the normal 28MM Oly bar a few times i was hooked. I was dead set on purchasing one until i found this.. love the black the knurling on this bar is perfection. Seems that the tighter you grip the more bite it has. Well played Rogue... #allBlackEverything
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid bar, poor zinc coating I got my Froning Olympic wl bar 7 weeks ago. It's the first bearing bar I've owned and I love the whip and it's super smooth. Very happy with the overall design. However, the black zinc coating on my bar is not very good. There are spots on the bar (that look like drips) that are brown instead of black. Also, the collars are already worn through the black from weights sliding on and off and dropping the bar. My buddy has had the Matt Chan bar for nearly a year and the black zinc is much stronger. It's seen way more abuse than mine and still looks nearly new. All that to say, the bar is great but I'd buy the rogue oly wl bar if I was to buy a bar again.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect performance. Dead sexy. Got the Froning Olympic bearing bar and have been using it for 4 weeks now. It's deadly sexy for an Olympic bar in all black. Great whip, best knurl I've felt, and the bearing spin is just right (I don't like my bearing bars to spin too much. For instance without weight it'll spin maybe 5-6 times, but with plates on it seems to spin forever with a good push. Shouldn't need to spin without plates). Even though it is zinc, I've been oiling it weekly to keep it in top shape. Some serious Fromance going on here!
Date published: 2014-08-26
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