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The Rogue Bar 2.0

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The Rogue Bar 2.0

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$255.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Black Zinc
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Bright Zinc
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Free Shipping No
Made In USA Yes
3 Ships Free No

Rogue Bar 2.0

This is the next generation of the 28.5MM Olympic bar that helped launch the revolution. Now fully machined and assembled at the Rogue factory in Columbus, Ohio, the Rogue Bar 2.0 represents the highest level of precision engineering with a wide range of new features—including stronger 190ksi steel, durable composite bushings, and CNC-machined groove sleeves with customizable color bands. Currently only available in black.

Like the original flagship Rogue Bar, Version 2.0 still offers convenient dual knurl marks for both Olympic and powerlifting, with a black zinc coated shaft and bright zinc sleeves. The addition of a groove in the sleeve enables athletes and coaches to more easily identify and differentiate bars by changing out the bands. The bar comes standard with Rogue-branded bands, but you can swap them out with any of the additional color options available, or even use any custom, personalized band that matches the dimensions.

The Rogue Bar 2.0 is among the first in our arsenal to use composite bushings—a self-lubricating material often found in hi-tech aerospace equipment and military vehicles. For intense, high-rep training, these bushings dramatically minimize friction to both provide a reliable spin and help extend the shelf life of the bar itself.

The Rogue Bar helped us cement our reputation at the CrossFit Games and beyond, and we believe the Rogue Bar 2.0 is a worthy successor to that mantle.

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Composite Bushings for Reliable Spin
  • Machined Grooves with Replaceable Bands
  • Finishes: Black Zinc Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves

The Rogue Bar The Rogue Bar 2.0
Tensile Strength: 155,000 PSI 190,000 PSI
Diameter: 28.5mm 28.5mm
Knurl Marks: Dual Dual
Sleeve: Standard Machined Groove
Finish: Black Zinc / Bright Zinc Black Zinc / Bright Zinc
Bushing: Bronze Bushing Composite Bushing

*Warranty against bending does not cover any bar which has been damaged due to negligent or faulty use, alteration, maintenance, storage or handling by the user. Negligent or faulty use includes abusive dropping of the bar (i.e., dropping the bar on a box, bench, spotter arms or pins in a power rack, excessive dropping with insufficient or damaged bumpers, or excessive dropping with iron plates, and similar usage). Any specific issues regarding a Rogue product with which a customer is not satisfied will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We have found that most problems with bars we replace are related to abusive use rather than manufacturing or materials issues.

The Rogue Bar 2.0 is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 98.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great place to do business with! what a great company to do business with we are a small gym but I will buy all my needs here. Zach thank you for working with us and helping to get the perfect bar, I think you guys rock!
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bar but... Great bar, but only after a month the black is wearing bad! Functional this bar is worth every penny!!
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First bar and I would buy it again This is my first bar - I bought this bar in January and I have been using it regularly. A couple things: * The knurling is great. Grips into my thumb for a great hook grip yet doesn't feel like its going to tear like on a power bar when doing high amount of reps. * The spin on the bar feels more fluid on my lifts. I got a 10lb PR on my snatch that I have been stuck on as soon as I started using this bar. I'd like to think it was because I got better, but I can't rule out the bar didn't help. * The sleeves - I wanted the silver ones because after reading reviews I saw the black ones look like $%&* over time. I'm less concerned about aesthetics when it comes to a bar, but I'm not going to purposely get a bar that looks like $%&* after a few months of use. * The finish - The black finish on the shaft looks great after 6 months. You can't see scratches on the silver sleeves. * The machined grooves hold the plates nicely yet if you take care of it, the plates will still slide off and on with ease. You can feel the vibration of the grooves as you slide the plates on/off. * The bar - overall Love the bend on squats and drop this thing all the time. Was doing variations of grace a couple times a week and never thought twice about dropping it 50+ times over a barbell workout and a met con. I would wager I've dropped it at least a 1000 times already and not worried about dropping it 10,000 times more. Go for it, you won't regret it. -AJ
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bar and service I'm pretty impressed with the bar. I've been doing crossfit for 2 years. I've decided to build my own home gym and have ordered many parts from Rogue, including this bar, weights, kettlebells and the rower. I can't say enough about the service and speed of delivery. It all came in 3 days.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only Bar I'll Ever Need I bought the all black version of this bar on Black Friday. When it arrived one of the shipping tube ends wasn't there so some of the sleeve got some dings in the coating during shipping. After 6 months of use I can say that the knurling on the bar is great. It grips right back but not uncomfortably. The bar is definitely strong and will stand up to any test that I can put it through. It spins well but not excessively and can easily be used in different styles of lifting (powerlifting, Olympic, etc.). I see no issues structurally with the bar. Unfortunately it has started to change from black to an olive drab color on the sleeves, however the center of the bar remains black. Overall I would definitely recommend this bar. Aside from cosmetic issues this has been everything I expected from Rogue and would not hesitate to buy another.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can't go wrong with this bar... My 'Rogue 2.0 Bar' arrived today and I was able to give it a test run. Not surprisingly, I couldn't be more pleased with both the aesthetics and performance. The feel, the finish, the material quality, and the sleeve spin are all first-class. This is my second Rogue barbell, the other being the 'Westside Power Bar'; with these two bars I have the best of both lifting-worlds and every movement covered. Presumably, I will never need another bar. I can't imagine better barbells for these prices and they're made in the USA to boot. Many thanks, Rogue, for offering high-quality, American-made products at affordable prices!
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What have you been missing?? I had been using my cheap sporting goods store bar for about 15 years(?) or so... It was the kind with the hex bolts at the end and the cheap chrome plating on the sleeves. The bar was bent slightly from when I used to do fairly heavy squats, which although it's a minor kick to your ego to say you bent your bar, much more than that it's a clear sign of the lack of quality (and more importantly, safety) of the inexpensive bar. It did it's job, I mean on the surface a barbell wouldn't seem to have to do a whole lot right? What really prompted me to begin searching for a new one was the fact that I'd grown tired of the chrome plating flaking all over my gym floor, but as I started looking I quickly began to realize how much disparity there really is between a cheap bar and a good one. I had purchased other products from Rogue before, and had no doubts about their quality. I read a ton of reviews as I always do, and then did more research and read the reviews again. My biggest dilemma was the whole lack-of-center-knurl thing, which now that I know first hand, really isn't even an issue. I can still do back squats just fine, and as others have said you can always tape it up if you feel the need for added grip. Speaking of grip, the knurl on this thing is outstanding. I'd call it just right. It is definitely much more aggressive than my cheap old worn-out bar, but I don't wear gloves and it doesn't tear up my hands - it just helps further the development of your calluses. Seriously, if you're upgrading from a junk bar like me, you will wonder why in the heck you never knew about this bar before or why it took you so long to just get it! The grip is fantastic, the spin is super smooth (I don't do Crossfit or cleans or anything, but bench, squat, bent rows, overhead press and such are all awesome) and the way the sleeves are machined with grooves it actually seems to help keep my (standard iron) plates from sliding much during a movement. It's hard to explain, but the best I can put it is I feel more confident lifting this bar versus my old one. I'm not suggesting this is like a mystical pair of shoes that magically make you jump higher, nor do I believe this bar magically makes you able to lift more weight. That said, I do firmly believe that the construction of this awesome bar is superb. The thing is so straight and true (compared again to my old cheap bar) and the grippy knurl makes me much more confident about my lifts. I highly recommend it! It also looks awesome and I like the whole idea of the bands that fit into the groove on the sleeves. I'm sure hoping this bar lasts me a long, long time. It looks like it ought to. Again, it's very obvious this is high quality product. Ordered on a Monday, had it here in Indianapolis area the next day. Thank you Rogue!
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the bar We ordered 2 of these bars and we love them. The knurling on them is fantastic, the spin of the collars is wonderful. My only problem, and this plays into my OCD a little bit is that as soon as I put them in my racks, the black finish towards the collars scuffed and it drove me bananas. Everything else is great, my members love them, they're visually appealing in the gym. I really like the bar, I just wish that black finish was a little bit stronger.
Date published: 2015-05-01
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The Rogue Bar 2.0 is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 98.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bar This was the first bar I've bought and I couldn't be more happy with it. I bought it for use in my home gym and I love it. I can't wait to see how many PR's I get using it.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value! Work horse! Purchased this right after Christmas (2014).... Very nice bar for the price. I went from using a Rogue economy bar to this bar. At first I was not that impressed. A lot of that had to do with the knurling. I am assuming because the knurling on the econ bar is so much more passive than the 2.0. After many many uses, chalk, etc, my hands finally became accustomed to this bar. Once my hands became accustomed to the bar GAME FREAKING ON! Dude!?! What an amazing bar. I recently was performing squat cleans and totally forgot to set up the 2.0. I set myself up on the econ. The minute I pulled myself under bar it was like "Ewww ewww ewww..." So if you are like me and not used to the knurling and purchase the 2.0 give it a little while before you question did you need a 2.0. The answer is undoubtedly YES, YES YOU DO! Cheers!
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock Solid This is the second Rogue bar i picked up and i love it. You can feel this thing is build to stand the test of time. Love the grove cut into the bar for a band.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality Ordered on a Sunday, both bar and bumpers arrived the same Friday before noon. Nicely constructed and beautifully finished (black zinc/bright zinc) barbell. I bought this and the 260lb HG 2.0 bumper set mainly for deadlifting, military pressing, and rows in the garage gym when I don't want to drive to the gym, and it suits that purpose fine. The knurling on this is rougher than the barbells at my local gym (Iron Grip), which is a good thing and allowed me to use chalk vs straps. Bar performed great at 320lbs, as heavy as I've loaded it for deadlifts thus far. Given my purposes the lack of center knurling is no hindrance, and the slightly longer than average smooth central section works well for deadlifting. I did try a few sets of lightweight back squats and had no problem, but again the weight was light (135lbs). The only thing that initially concerned me was the composite bushings vs. classic brass in the Ohio Bar, but I did some online research into the topic of composite bushings and learned enough about their engineering properties to be very comfortable with the decision now. Rogue might post a blog entry with some more detail on the topic to help clarify the matter regarding brass vs. composite bushings, but the data is out there for those who look.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now a Loyal Customer! This is the 4th bar that I have owned and it is by far the best bar that I have ever worked out with! That's probably due to the fact that it is the first Rogue bar that I have owned! I cannot say enough about the quality of their products or the integrity of their business. I purchased the black on black on a few days after Thanksgiving and found that it had been damaged while in transit. This was not Rogue's fault and I would not have been wronged by them if they had told me to take it up with UPS. However, my granddad use to tell me of a day when companies stuck to their product and their integrity was worth more than a dollar sign! Rogue Fitness is that company! They put a new bar in the mail and allowed me to send my old one back in the box free of shipping. Thank you Rogue for providing American jobs, offering exceptional customer service and for manufacturing a product that is built to last!
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Price can't be beat for the quality. I purchased this bar for home use. Being a nurse working 12.5 hour shifts 3 days a week, I am forced to train at home on work days. This bar is a dream. With a little chalk, the knurl is violently grippy. The bushings spin well enough for anything CrossFit or weightlifting related. The ability to customize the bar with the removable bands is an added plus. It would be cool to see an affiliate outfitted with bars with their brand on them. I highly recommend this bar.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bar I have owned and worked with quite a few bars over the years so I was skeptical about another all around bar. When rogue went all black zinc I decided to pick one up and I couldn't be happier. This bar is awesome. Looks great, knurl is perfect, and the spin is the best I've seen. While spinning an empty sleeve, this bar has better spin than any other bushing bar I've used, including Pendlay HD, Ohio Bar, and the Rogue 1.0. I was worried that the composite bushings would hurt the spin, and I was dead wrong. These composite bushings spin better than any bar I've used and are much quieter when dropped. I compared to several other bars and the rogue 2.0 is by far the quietest. This bar is awesome. I would not hesitate to buy another.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Decent Bar Never used a decent bar before, only the ones supplied at your typical box gym. The amount of weight that you can lift doing cleans drastically increases. No pain on the wrists with the decent spin on the collars. Wish I knew about spin and whip 18 years ago when I started lifting. 4 stars only because there are better bars out there with needle bearings but they tend to cost quite a bit more.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bar for CrossFit I've used the rogue oly bar, the chan bar, the eleiko bar and this one is the best for metcons and high volume training. The spin is amazing comparable to the oly bars. The nurling is just right. Not as aggressive as the oly bars. This is great because if you do lots of volume throughout the week your hands won't get destroyed. If you want a multi purpose bar. Get this bar.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fist bar and I LOVE IT This is the first bar I have bought so the only thing I can compare it to is the bars I have used in gobo gyms, and this kills them all. You can tell that the quality is top notch and it looks killer:) the knurling is just right and goes all the way to the end of the bar so you can grab wide for those snatches. I also like that there is no center knurling , however that is personal preference.I have been using it for my garage crossfit workouts for the last 4 months and have nothing bad to say about it. Price was on point... Go buy one.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendously Satisfied!! Just got this bar today (Black on Black) after a long wait when I missed it the first time online back in November. I love this bar! I didn't think anything could beat my Operator Bar till today. Spins a little bit better and actually looks prettier too! Can't wait to use it, I feel like a little kid with a new toy. Thanks for the great product Rogue!
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best... around. The finish on this bar is incredible. Great spin and tough as nails. I couldnt be happier.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black on Black I received mr Rogue 2.0 Black on Black bar 2 weeks ago now. It was worth the wait. PR'd right out the box. This bar is awesome. Looks even better. Another amazing product from Rogue. Only negative thing I can say about it is this. I recieved in amazing time but the packaging was missing an end cap. I pulled it out and and the bar end was fairly scratched up. Knurling was fine. I sent pics to Rogue they assured me the scratches didn't ruin the performance of the bar. They were right. Rogue customer service is spot on, because of the damage they hooked me up w/ a G card. You have to love these guys all about customer satisfaction. All I can say is keep up the good work.
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, Superb, LOVE IT! Got the Matte Black Special, not only does it look great, but feels great! Does not have the metallic click other bars do, but does have excellent spin, solid feel and great grip. I have 2 other Rogue bars, this one will be for my more technical lifts. Thanks for the super fast shipping, bullet proof packaging, and an amazing BAR!!!!
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Someone's Been Good This Year I got my bar a couple of days ago. I purchased it on slight sale with free shipping during Rogue's matte Friday sale. I opened it today to inspect and it looks awesome. It's black on black and the quality is evident. This is the first real bar I bought for my garage gym and I can't wait to start using it. Alas, my wife is making me wait until Christmas before I can, but at least I feel like an excited kid again waiting in anticipation for the big day!
Date published: 2014-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Complete Satisfaction This is a highest quality bar I've experienced at this price - ever. Quality in terms of bar performance from the overall feel when lifting, the smooth bushings, and knurl. The black zinc finish on this bar is the nicest I've ever seen. Solid dark black. The kind of purchase that makes me feel fortunate to own it. Being able to add a wristband to customize makes the smile on my face even bigger.
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rogue is the zenith of exercise equipment I'm not a paid spokesperson for Rogue… although I wouldn't it mind it if I were hahaha but in all seriousness, I'm in love with my equipment. The Rogue 2.0 bar is so silky smooth that I thought the Zohan had manufactured the bushings… craftsmanship is second to none and I've lifted with many a different bars in my lifetime(I'm only 32).. the bumper plates are sleek and well constructed despite their Chinese origin, must be the Rogue logo that enhances their utility hehe ...they weren't oily/greasy and the clamps/collars are rock solid… all in all, a great investment I'd recommend to anyone and everyone looking for professional grade equipment… thank you Rogue… as Snoop Dogg would say, "that bizzle is the shizzle for rizzle"
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bar by Rogue for the money I got this bar a little over three weeks ago and have been using it six days out of the week. Ive used the bar for oly lifting along with other powerlifting movements. This bar has the perfect amount of aggressiveness on the knurling to transfer from oly lifting to powerlifts and acts as a great bar for crossfit movements. I have used Pendlay for the past two years, and would say that this bar rivals the pendlay bar. I highly advise this bar to any crossfitter who is looking for their first bar or fifth bar.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar for CF I spent some time researching bars for myself. I wanted to get the right one and finally found the article describing the different bars from Rogue and their uses. This was very helpful! As always got my bar next day from Rogue, I live near the company, and put the bar to use. I love it. Thanks again for superior products!
Date published: 2014-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First Bar Purchased the Rogue Bar 2.0 earlier this month. I bought it for my garage that i use 2-3 times a week when i can't get to the gym. I've been using Eleiko bars for a number of years and the knurl and spin on the Rogue Bar feel very similar in my novice opinion. I'm in the early stages of starting my on Crossfit gym and there will be alot of Rogue Bars purchased. Great price, great product. Thanks Rogue.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knurling is fantastic! Great bar, the knurling is the best and with chalk even better, it's like fine grit sandpaper. It was a hard choice between the Chan bar and the Rogue 2.0. I was worried about the bar slipping during back squats due to not having a center knurl on the Rogue 2.0 but I didn't want the larger spacing between the knurling on the Chan bar. So I basically chose what feature was most important to me and the Rogue 2.0 won. Having the option to add a center knurl would be ideal on this bar, maybe Rogue will offer this in the future. Overall its a solid purchase and I am very happy with this bar.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar, well worth it I was wary of this bar with with no center knurling as I do the basic barbell strength movements. I don't miss the center knurling on the squats at all, and this bar is great for the bench, press, deadlift, you name it. High quality, well made and shipped fast. Been using it for 3 months now and I love it .
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rogue Bar 2.0 Best bar I have ever used. The knurl gives you a nice grip, but doesn't rip your hands to shreds. The spin is smooth and really you can't beat the price for what your getting! I use this bar outdoors and it has held up just fine. A good bar is a must
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock Solid I have one of these at home, and our school gym has about 8 of these, so I've spent the last year or so beating the cra* out of these bars, and I still can't find any flaws with them. Very comfortable knurling, good spin, and extremely durable. Best general-purpose bar around, accept no substitute.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bar review- Rogue bar 2.0 I had the opportunity to use the Rogue 2.0 bar at my affiliate (CrossFit 920) today. Here are some direct comparisons between it and the Rogue Ohio Bar 1.2 (which I own)... 1. The knurling is the same roughness. Blindfold me and I would have thought I was handling another Ohio 1.2 black zinc bar. Thus, I do not have to talk about this further. 2. The spin was similar to the Ohio 1.2, very smooth but not too fast. 3. This bar is slightly nosier than the Ohio 1.2. This is likely due to slightly looser tolerances and the composite bushing vs the brass bushing in the Ohio 1.2. This was tested via a drop test. It makes a sharper, more metallic clank than the Ohio 1.2 does when dropped with bumpers. 4. The Rogue bands and grooves make the bar look awesome. 5. Otherwise, this thing is essentially the same bar as the Ohio bar 1.2. Here is my view on what bar to buy, if you are looking for a multipurpose from Rogue in the $250-$300 range... If you want a silent bar, get a Rogue Ohio bar If you want a different coating besides black/bright zinc, get the Ohio bar If you like the brass bushing look, get the Ohio bar. The Rogue Bar 2.0 will do for most everyone else looking for a multipurpose who does not care about the above attributes.
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar Not many people need more than this bar. Signature Rogue item and one of the best things I've ever purchased.
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great barbell Ive been using this bar for about 3 months now, so i though it would be time for a good review. When i received the bar i was impressed with the feel of it, it has great spin, great finish, the knurling could be a tiny bit more aggressive. Its a little longer ( 1.5~ in) than my ivanko obx 20kg which I really like. I use it primarily for benching and OHP. The bar has a pretty strong whip. It starts flexing substantially when loaded with 365lbs+. Ive have many bars in my collection and to be honest this is a great bar overall. I wish it had center knurling so I can squat with it. Definitely would recommend.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from overall awesome First bar ever purchased on my own. Love it and so does my training partner. use it at my home gym for H.C, H.C->Jerk, snatches, B. Squats, F. Squats, Romanian DL. and bought the eco bumpers which fit perfect on the bar. Love it thanks Rogue!
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bar. Spin is not so good. Got this bar from the 2013 Crossfit Games. It probably never got used (you can see the chalk marks on all the used ones, and my bar was spotless). I use it in my crossfit box and share it with all the members so it gets tons of use. It's a great bar for most general uses. I like the look, feel, and knurling. One downside is the spin. If I spin them as hard as I can, it only spins for 1-2 revolutions on its own. Even the old Rogue Beater bars we have at the gym have better spin.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality First olympic bar I've owned- solid construction. Feels much better than the bars at the local gym. I workout with bare hands and even with sweat I still have solid grip on the bar. Been using it almost everyday for almost 6 months.
Date published: 2014-03-05
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The Rogue Bar 2.0 is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 98.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Bar for lifting I love my Rogue bar. Only issue I have had is the knurl is wearing down on the bar from when I rack it on the squat rack. Knurl is not too aggressive and is just right. The spin is ok. I have had it for almost a year and will last for many more.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes a Beating I bought my Rogue Bar over a year ago, and I only have iron plates so I was concerned about doing oly lifts. I have dropped the bar from overhead (I try not to, but it happens) and the bar is still straight as an arrow, and the collars are still solid. I have thrown everything at this bar and it still holds true. I would by this bar over and over again!
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made it's way to the bar of fame. Looks great and it gets the job done! Worth the dollars.
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! This bar was a replacement for an old no name bar I had been using. I didn't expect much difference. Boy, was I surprised. Head and shoulders above the old bar I was using, and it looks great!
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get this bar! As a previous Rogue hater I can say that this bar was all I needed to be converted to a Rogue addict. QUALITY. Period. In everything they produce themselves. You will NOT find a better bar...trust me, I've looked at and tried them all.
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bar Do yourself a favor and spend the extra money on a good bar -- this bar to be exact. You get what you pay for and I have found this bar to be extremely reliable and tough. The knurling pattern is great for every type of lift. Additionally, the bar spins smoothly even with heavy weight. I love the black on silver coloring of this bar, and has yet to show signs of any fading after half a year of heavy use. All-in-all, I will probably buy another one of these when the time is right.
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! The first bar I ever bought, I love the feel of it! it woul be great to have this bar available on Rogue Europe. Rogue rocks!
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best investment I've made I bought this bar back in August. I was torn between the Rogue Bar and the Ohio bar. I talked to a customer service rep and he asked me what I'd be using the bar for and he told me that this bar would be better suited for my needs. I absolutely love the Rogue Bar. The spin on it is amazing and the quality is amazing (of course).
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The moment you know it is worth it. Knurl is fine, not rough. Spin is good. The first clean. Never used a bushing barbell until I got the Rogue Bar and after slapping some 45s on and doing a clean, I was blown away. Definitely worth the money over a cheap barbell. A pair of HG collars don't hurt either. Coming back for another barbell purchase when I can.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the quality, and especially the knurling. So after shopping around all over craigslist and numerous training equipment websites, i used a Rogue Bar for the first time at my buddy's garage gym so i instantly knew what bar i wanted... And i am looking forward to this bar serving me for years to come.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good design, seemingly rushed construction I've had this bar for a month or two now and it's a very nice bar. It spins more freely than the bars I was used to at my gym. My only gripe is that the zinc coating on the smooth center is not exactly smooth. It feels like the coating was added to a dirty bar as there are little spots covering the center of the bar. If it was a bare steel bar this could be easily sanded down, but because it is zinc coated I have to live with it. This may not be a common problem as I didn't read of anyone having this problem with the bar, or maybe I'm just particularly finicky. I would recommend this bar to a friend, but I would advice them to first check out some of the competing bars and see how the workmanship compares and if possible buy a bar they can first touch and feel to make sure it's what they are expecting.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, great bar, but think about the Blackjack bearing bar too. I've had this bar for 5 months now and I LOVE it. It was such an upgrade from the beater bars at my old box. I started working with an Oly coach and he has high end bearing bars. I switch between my Rogue Bar at home and the bearing bars now every week. I'm not knocking the Rogue Bar in the least, but I'm saying that if you can consider a bearing bar like the Blackjack you might want to think about it. I want both now.
Date published: 2013-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase The barbell is one of the foundations of your garage gym. Invest in the best!
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar, and even better Customer Service Using the Rogue Bar at my box has spoiled me: There's no way I was going to buy anything else. When I got the package, there was damage to the packaging, and sure enough, a mark on the bar. I emailed the team at rogue, and not four hours later they've gotten back to me and offered to replace it. And on a Friday night, nothing less. You can't beat service like that.
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect all-around bar I've had my Rogue Bar over 2 years and it holds up to abuse like a champ. Despite being in a garage (in humid South Carolina) for all of that time, it hasn't broken down at all. We use it for squats, presses, oly, etc. several times a week. Same story with our 15kg Bella Bar.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm ruined for other bars now I bought this on the recommendation of multiple folks on Rip's forum, even though I figured there couldn't be too much difference between this and the standard cheap bars I'd encountered at multiple gyms. Oh, how wrong I was. I would have paid twice the cost for something of this impressive quality. The knurling, the spin, the fit with the bumpers - everything that folks have said in previous reviews is true, and more directly, what they said is *important.* It makes a difference that these things are so much better. I can feel it when I lift. I cannot imagine going back to cheap bars after being exposed to this. Thanks and kudos for creating such a great piece of work, guys.
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality versatile bar I love rogue as a company and have been pleased with their craftsmanship thus far. I use my bar mainly for Olympic lifts at home but sometimes it gets work as a bench/squat bar as well. The bar performs wonderfully and is very durable. Only reason I didn't give five stars was because my bar arrived with cosmetic damage that appears to be in the machining process not shipping. It has a medium depth scratch wrapping spirally down the length of the bar, my guess would be from a loose or misaligned tooling on the lathe process. Customer service offered to replace and was very easy to deal with, but at that point I was not willing to deal with the hassle and just put it to use immediately.
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all around bar What can't this bar do? After several hero workouts and SEALfit workouts, this bar holds true. I will pay the extra money for the quality.
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality This bar is top of the line as to be expected from Rogue. Holds up great, feels solid, and looks beautiful. The knurl as almost all the other reviews state is purely awesome. I would definitely recommend this bar to anyone. I know it's pricey, but it's definitely worth every penny; that's the cost of quality and you won't regret your purchase!
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW, What a difference! I can't believe how much better this bar is compared to anything I have used before. Open up back account and invest in something that will last forever
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Bar=extremely pleased I have used rogue beater bars at my local box and could not wait to have the Rogue Bar in my home gym, Fantastic bar. knurling is great and gives me great feel and grip on the lifts and I love the black zinc, Great products as always Rogue!
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great performance Bar has great performance/ feel. Had slight issue with some of the black zinc finish coming off after approx 6 months of hard use (this was during cleaning w/ WD-40) however performance and feel seem uneffected. A note the bar is in a garage gym in CT w/ frequent changes in humidity which Im sure is not easy on the finish. All in all for the price great bar.
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bar This was my first time ordering from rogue fitness. They did an awesome job of packing my Rogue Bar, it took me a while to open the packaging but it was worth it :P
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bar! To echo a lot of the other reviews, I have only had experience with globo gym bars and the hand-me-down bar that my dad got me 15 years ago. Getting this Rogue bar was so different than those other bars. Much easier to grip and just has a better feel. The best part is that all my new bumper plates fit perfectly, where as only about half fit on my other bar. I'm absolutely loving this bar so far and can't wait to use it more. Thanks Rogue!!
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite Amazing! I never realized there was a difference in a bar until getting this bar! It's so smooth! The knurling feels great and it's well balanced. After picking up my bar and picking up another bar in the gym... totally different! Highly recommend the investment!
Date published: 2013-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I have used many bars throughout the years and I can't express enough how great this one is. The knurl is unlike any I've ever felt before and creates a very strong grip without being sharp at all. I researched bars for a few months before purchasing and I decided on this one even though it was a little outside what I wanted to spend. Definitely worth it. You may be thinking that you can get away with a 100-200 dollar bar for now, but I would highly advise against it. Those will undoubtedly bend, causing serious problems with heavy cleans/snatches/deadlifts and the sleeves will begin to rotate less as well. If you're on the fence, spend a little more to get this one and I promise you will enjoy for the rest of your life.
Date published: 2013-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product exceeded expectation This bar truly shows the skills of the Rogue craftsman who engineered and materialized the bar. There is no doubt in my mind I will ever need a replacement from the lifetime guarantee. The knurling in the bar is sharp,but it is not like some olympic lifting bars that feel like a cheese grater when lifting. Buy with confidence !!
Date published: 2013-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All round beast Rx'd Rogue bar 3 Months ago, so far it has suffered mountains of abuse on our platform including 200kg pulls and plenty of overhead drops after 100kg jerks. Simply chalk up, walk up and pull with confidence, great all round bar.
Date published: 2013-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great equipment I'm not a Crossfitter, I've always lifted w Globo gym equipment and cheap stuff at home. When I opened this package at home, I was amazed. The quality of construction, spin, fit of the Pendlay Bumpers I also got was out of this world. It's going to take some getting used to lifting with a right diameter(smaller) bar than I'm used to, but this is one quality piece. Don't hesitate, get one!
Date published: 2013-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bar This is a huge step up from the bars I have been using at my globo gym. Great grip and easy on the hands.
Date published: 2012-12-24
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The Rogue Bar 2.0 is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 98.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bar Great all around bar for Crossfit. You can definitely notice a difference on this bar vs. some other cheaper/economy bushing type bars. Knurling is just right for grip w/o tearing your hands up. Bar diameter is also good and my grip feels solid with it.
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shocked by the difference a good bar makes Been lifting for 21 years but only doing snatches, cleans and crossfitting for about 3 years. Until now, I always used the typical bolt on OLY bar and 310lb weight set. When the bolts froze in place, I started looking on the crossfit forum which led me to check out a rogue bar. Almost bought the beater bar, but was glad I called Rogue and was told to get the Rogue Bar. It was well worth the $274 which was more than my entire weight set w/ the other bar. the collars rotate so smoothly and quietly it's almost like an illusion. I ended up adding some bumper plates a few weeks later. During a recent workout, I had my Rogue bar loaded up for snatches and my old bar loaded up to thrusters. Just cleaning the thruster barbell up really emphasized how much smoother the rogue bar works. I wish I would have found crossfit, bought the Rogue bar and some bumpers about 20years ago! I also have a rogue pullup bar (the hanging rom the straps kind) and some rogue rings. The pullup bar is excellent. The rings are good too, but a little pitted from rust after 2 years in my garage. I really like supporting a local, made in the USA business like rogue. The equipment is high quality and the service excellent. I don't mind paying a bit more for this. And a lifetime warranty - who offers that!
Date published: 2012-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This bar is beautiful. The only downside is that it feels so good when you pick it up, you might never want to put it back down. Buy this bar, you wont regret it.
Date published: 2012-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome HUGE step up from most globo gym crap! Great spin and grip. Used for a few weeks and I couldnt be happier.
Date published: 2012-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I have a pair of Rogue Bars and a York Oly bar for my garage gym. I love my York bar, but it hasn't gotten much use since receiving my Rogue Bars. The knurling is very aggressive and takes a few days to get used to if you haven't had good, aggressive bars to use. The bar holds chalk well, but I haven't had to use as much because the knurling is so grippy as it is. You can't beat the Rogue Bar for the price, its my new favorite bar.
Date published: 2012-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar I've had this bar for about 10 days now and used it for about 15 separate workouts. It's really a decent bar, i like the knurling quite a lot. Nothing negative to say
Date published: 2012-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bar This bar is great. Have been using it for 4-5 months and am still happy I invested the money. Thanks for the great products.
Date published: 2012-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indestructible! I've gone through three bars in the past year in my garage gym and I've been using this for about six months and it still seems brand new. I swear this thing is bomb proof! A must have for any Crossfitter!!
Date published: 2012-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar i contemplated on getting a cheap barbell at the local stores until i shopped around online and came across this barbell. definitely worth the investment. the knurling feels great. the bar feels solid and is unmatched to other cheap bar.if your shopping for a barbell this is the bar highly recommend!
Date published: 2012-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice...but Okay… I like this bar. It does everything I ask of it. It seems to be very well constructed. I absolutely love the warranty and the fact that Rogue seems to stand behind its products. In fact, that is what persuaded me to buy this bar over the B & R bar. However, I have to say that after lifting weights for 3 to 5 days a week for the last 30 years I prefer a steel finish. It's hard to explain… It just seems like the rogue bar is sort of shiny and "painted." I know it is probably a much more sophisticated coating than I have described. But it does NOT feel like a steel bar. I work out in my home gym one or two days a week (with my new Rogue bar). I work out in my regular gym another one or two days a week. My regular gym has all Ivanko products. It would have been extra money, but if I had to do it over again I probably would've purchased an Ivanko Olympic bar. Or the B&R bar (didn't purchase that one because everyone was squawking about maintenance and rust and I live near the ocean).
Date published: 2012-06-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great bar but zinc plating is chipping Have had this bar a couple of months and have been meaning to write my review. Love the feel of the bar and it functions great. Best feel and performance of any bar I've owned. Only problem is that the zinc plating on the sleeves started chipping on the very first day, just from putting plates and spring collars on and off. This bar has never been dropped, abused or even set directly on the ground without plates on it. I use the Rogue HG bumper plates and standard spring collars. At first I thought it might have been a protective film or something that came on the sleeves, but soon saw that it was the zinc plating on the sleeves bubbling up and then chipping off when plates came on and off. Now I have pieces of zinc plating all over my garage floor, and small bits of rust forming on my sleeves. Anyone else have this problem? Want to give the bar a higher rating, but can't b/c of the lack of durability of the zinc coating. Maybe I just got a lemon.
Date published: 2012-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best We have tortured Rogue bars & bumpers everyday for years at my firehouse. They are the best. Buy them w full confidence. Go Rogue !
Date published: 2012-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice for the room I bought this bar for the high school weight room. What a great choice. Obtained 3 at first to see if they would workout for us. They worked out great, kids are battling over them. Nice spin and great knurling on these bars. We will be hopefully updating all of the rest of the bars in the room with the Rogue bar soon. Great product Rogue.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar My first aftermarket bar. Well worth the $$$. Looks great, feels great, much better than anything I have had or used before. It's a keeper.
Date published: 2012-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bar Tried this at my CF box and had to have one after I broke my old bar. No center knurling means chest isn't getting mangled and it turns very smoothly. Awesome!
Date published: 2012-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I upgraded to this bar a year and a half ago after starting crossfit with an el cheapo bar from Sports Authority. The difference is night and day. This bar feels solid, still looks as good after a year and a half of use as it did on day one, and it spins very nicely. I can't o-lift enough weight to really appreciate the flex, but as an average crossfitter who is far from an elite weightlifter, I can't imagine ever outgrowing the capabilities of this bar.
Date published: 2012-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Grip Feel Tried a bunch of bars, but bought this one based on reviews. It is worth it! The feel is unmatched.
Date published: 2012-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality is quality is quality. Received my Rouge Bar yesterday. Took less than a week to ship from Edmonton to PEI. It was also packaged well with zero damage. The bar itself is a joy! The knurl feels amazing and the smaller grip diameter is the bomb! This bar is well worth the coin and I'll be shopping through these guys again. Kinda eyeballing the Bella bar for my lady now.....
Date published: 2012-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great multi-purpose bar We've had our Rogue Bar (and Bella Bar) for a year now, and it's perfect. It has been great for strength training, oly lifts, and Crossfit workouts. Takes abuse in the garage - I've done nothing in the way of upkeep - and holds up well. At this price, the Rogue Bar can't be beat.
Date published: 2012-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well constructed bar! Great bar for the price. I received mine in the mail in less than one week and it was properly packaged with caps on both ends. It is a beautiful piece of equipment.
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bar Is my wife better than yours? Got the rogue bar for xmas and have used it 3 of 4 days since. Nice spin and knurling. Has held up like a champ to this point.
Date published: 2012-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth spending the money I have a Rogue Bar and a few cheap ones I got on Amazon. We all fight over the Rogue bar. I always thought a bar is a bar, why spend more. Lesson learned, you get what you pay for!
Date published: 2012-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What They Say It Is Our gym opened a year ago with 8 of these bars. They still look brand new, operate like brand new, and they get a ton of abuse. We love them and for the price they are probably the best deal out there
Date published: 2011-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from must buy This bar is bomb proof. Ive had it for about six months and have put it through the ringer; with no maintenance. I own two bars, one I acquired from a big gym and rogues bar; when it comes to dynamic lifting ill pick the rogue bar every time. Worth the investment.
Date published: 2011-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I am building my second home gym and decided to splurge on this bar. Worth every penny. As soon as you pick it up you will understand.
Date published: 2011-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all around bar I use bar mainly for olympic lifting and I love the knurling on the bar. It is a quality barbell at a more than reasonable price. I have had the bar for about 2 months.
Date published: 2011-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bar i've used! This Bar is awesome.... it takes a serious beating and performs like a fine tuned machine every day!!!! Rogue hit the nail on the head with it !!!! Thanks alot guys !!
Date published: 2011-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great All-Around Barbell For general use, to include O lifts, you can't beat this bar.
Date published: 2011-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome all-araound bar! I love this bar. Have had it for about 6 months now and have been extremely satisfied! Thanks Rogue!
Date published: 2011-08-08
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