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Rogue Olympic WL Bar

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Rogue Olympic WL Bar - Bright Zinc

Availability: Ships in 7-10 business days

$525.00
Rogue Olympic WL Bar - Satin Chrome
$585.00
 

Rogue Olympic WL Bar - Polished Chrome
$635.00
Rogue Olympic WL Bar w/ Center Knurl - Bright Zinc
$525.00
 

Rogue Olympic WL Bar w/ Center Knurl - Polished Chrome
$635.00

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Gear Specs

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

28MM Olympic Weightlifting Bar

Our latest barbell is a 28MM Olympic Weightlifting bar with bearings. We set out to create a bar that anyone would be proud to use and you wouldn't be settling for anything. Simply put we are working on making the best bar in the world.

There is a great deal of hype and myth around the best bars in the world, we have simply found it unimaginable that we could not produce a great bar in the United States. So we began researching and understanding just what is true and what is not. In a way it is like deciding to enter a car into a Formula 1 race, there are things you need to learn real fast or you are going to get smoked.

We learned that in order to make a really great OLY bar we needed to do the following:

1

Steel

We needed the best steel made in the U.S. During this process we chose to change all of our base steel to a higher minimum tensile strength of 190,000 PSI.

The goal was to create just the right amount of “whip” or “flex” that is needed for Olympic lifting.

We will also be introducing a 200,000 PSI version just because we want to allow the lifter to choose.

Each bar is tested for straightness and straightened to within 0.015" (0.38mm)

Bar Straightness

2

Knurl

This is where the knack comes into play. We studied every facet of every knurl made to understand where we needed to land. Our end goal was a very full, not sharp and uniform pattern.

Knurl

Some bars use a more passive knurl, with our machinery we can produce the full range from passive to aggressive. Our goal is allow the lifter to decide what they want, we will offer a more passive version and a full feeling knurl. We have said this before that creating the perfect knurl is much like creating a micro brew beer, lots of testing to get the right combination of things.

In order to create this knurl we had a machine custom built for knurling. This has allowed us to generate many different variations of knurl patterns.

3

Fit & Finish

We will be introducing this bar in Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome and Bright Zinc. Each bar is fitted with a machined stainless steel end cap, built with precision to finish the bar.  

End Cap

Rogue Olympic WL Bar is rated 4.8889 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar I bought a 15KG and a 20KG Bar that were used in the games . We have all the other brand Oly bars and the all my kids , wife and myself as well as everyone at my gym loves them so much that we just used them in the Kansas state championship for Olympic lifting and everyone I talked to loved them .
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Polished Chrome and Mine I got one of the bars used from the 2014 Games. I've lifted for about 2 years on my Rogue 1.0 bar in my garage gym and have some experience with Werksan equipment at my Olympic Weightlifting gym. This finish on the polished chrome bar is beautiful. The ring of brass at the end of the sleeve adds a nice highlight and the blue end caps are sharp looking and solid. I love the knurling on the bar. The first impression is that it is a bit sharp but that quickly goes away and you are left with a firm, safe grip that makes you just want to rip it. The spin is fantastic on my bar. Giving a 25 lb plate a spin causes it to rotate for so long that I get bored (more than a minute). When I was doing some cleans my turnover felt buttery smooth and fast. Overall, this is the bar I've been waiting for and at a price that I can afford. It inspires me to go out get after it.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Legit Bar! Purchased this bar at the 2014 Crossfit Games. It was slightly used for the weekend but it's still very new. Got an awesome price on it for the Polished Chrome version. The quality is superb. I have used many mid to high end bars from bushing to needle bearings. I've also had a chance to have a full lifting sessions with Rogue's other finish of this bar, the Bright Zinc version. Keep in mind that I was VERY hesistant on deciding on a bearing bar and after months of researching and testing other bars, I'm glad I picked the Polished Chrome version of this bar. Here's my take on it along with the responses from the people I lifted with- Rogue WL Bar (Bright Zinc Finish) - Pros- Great Whip, very quiet, good overall & quality feel, great price Cons- Knurling is a bit aggressive and I had to chalk up often. You can see from the other reviews, that some people also mention how the knurling can be a bit aggressive. The knurl can feel aggressive because of the finish but that's just my opinion. Rogue WL Bar (Polished Chrome Finish) - Pros- Great Whip, very quiet, Excellent feel on the knurling and overall bar quality. Cons- Price can seem to be expensive for those that are budgeting. While this version of the bar may seem highly priced, I'm telling you that I'm 100% happy with my purchase. Not counting the fact that I got this bar for an outstanding price, it is still worth the price it is set at. If you have the cash to get this version of the bar, you will not regret it. After testing 2 versions of this bar, the Polished Chrome version is absolutely forgiving on your hands. I used less chalk with this version than with the Bright Zinc Finish. Other bars I've tested- Pendlay 20kg Bearing and Bushing bars. Both versions have the same feel on knurling and can feel a bit aggressive but that could be because it's Bright Zinc finish. (Rogue's Bright Zinc version feels the same) You can get them on sale for a bit cheaper at times on certain holidays. Eleiko - While this is the holy grail of WL bars, it is not meant for the garage lifter or budget minded. It is perfect in a sense of feel but everyone knows that but pricing is high because you're paying for quality. American Barbell- Affordable if you can find some (Possibly Waxmans Gym) Great feel but honestly, when I look at it, it looks like a very standard barbell. This is just my preference but don't judge the quality of Rogue's WL bars based off other comments stating the knurling is aggressive. It's all personal preference. Both Rogue bars are very well made and have great responses. I was one of those doubters that waited patiently to get my hands on many bars and put each through a 2-3 hour strength session before I decided to give it a review. I did not just walk up to a display and touch it and gave it my opinion. I hope this helps other people with the same issue in deciding a bar. I was fortunate enough to test them out before purchasing. Overall the pricing Rogue has decided on the Polished Chrome version is very fair for the quality and feel of the bar. Based off pricing, feel and look of the bar, I'd have to say that it's comparable to be a very high end bar when compared to others in it's class and isn't far apart from the Eleiko bar in terms of feel. It is set to be affordable for a very high quality piece. This version also is more resistant to rust and that's a plus for some people. My hands aren't messed up after last night's session and I'm looking forward to many more training days with it.
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth bar, perfect for Weightlifting Had this bar for about a week and can tell a big difference between The Rogue Bar, The Rogue Ohio Bar and this one. I love it. It's really smooth. The whip is awesome. It's really quiet. It might take some getting used to but it is well worth the money (I got Bright Zinc) and time.
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good spin, whip and tolerance... a bit too aggressive on the knurl Tried a buddy's zinc bar this week. Very nice and more spin than my GP SS oly (bushing). No slop and great finished caps. Rogue did a great job on the zinc. The knurling is more aggressive than I like, but that's personal taste. The knurling is well-cut. A bit less whip than my GP SS (180K vs. 190K for the Rogue). I prefer my SS bar with bushings, but this is a great value for a bearing bar.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic bar. This is a high quality bar and an amazing price. No regrets and no sharing this great bar.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar at a great price. We have had the Rogue bar for a week and multiple athletes have used it with positive reviews from everyone. I worked up to a heavy snatch with it and the whip is excellent, the Rogue Olympic WL bar felt as good as our more expensive bars. The bar spins free and there is no slop meaning the tolerances are tight! The knurl is a bit more aggressive than the standard "Rogue Bar" for comparison but it I don't see it ripping the hands of experienced lifters. Overall the quality of the Rogue Olympic WL bar is unbeatable for the price, I plan on buying a few more as our weightlifting club grows.
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional barbell Just received the bright zinc version and I couldn't be happier. This is my first barbell, strictly dedicated to weightlifting. The fit and finish of this barbell is amazing and has exceeded my expectations. The knurling is just right and not overly aggressive. Rogue has produced another solid product with outstanding craftsmanship at an extremely reasonable price point. To top it off, it's made in the good ol' USA!! Thank you!
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rogue Olympic WL Bar is rated 4.8889 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, feels great, lifts great! Just received the zinc plated version. Appearance wise the bar is beautiful - a work of art. The knurl is excellent making for a very secure grip without being overly abrasive. I've been competing in Olympic lifting and Powerlifting for over 50 years and I rate the feeling of the knurl as good or better as any I've ever had my hands on. Given my age, I can't really put the bar through its paces with heavy weights to really check the whip but the spin is really smooth. I'm very pleased with my purchase and how quickly Rogue processed my order and had the bar delivered to me.
Date published: 2014-03-26