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Rogue Freedom Bar - 28.5MM

$395.00

Rogue Freedom Bar

The Freedom Bar is a new, special edition colorway of our Ohio Cerakote Bar, featuring a red, white and blue shaft finish in an exclusive stars-and-stripes American flag pattern.

Like the Ohio Bar, the Freedom Bar is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, and includes a 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks, black composite bushings, and a lifetime warranty against bending.* This variation is only available with chrome sleeves.

US Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Snyder using the 28.5mm Rogue Freedom Barbell

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Color Red / White / Blue
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 86.75"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Color Red / White / Blue
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 86.75"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Rogue Freedom Bar

The Freedom Bar is a new, special edition colorway of our Ohio Cerakote Bar, featuring a red, white and blue shaft finish in an exclusive stars-and-stripes American flag pattern.

Like the Ohio Bar, the Freedom Bar is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, and includes a 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks, black composite bushings, and a lifetime warranty against bending.* This variation is only available with chrome sleeves.

Additional Key Features of the Freedom Bar - 28.5MM

  • 1Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors

    This version of the Ohio Bar is distinct for its use of an advanced ceramic-based coating, originally established in the gun industry for its remarkable durability in thin applications. This unique finish can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—and it’s available to order in a range of exclusive colors, with the Rogue logo branded on the center of the shaft. See the menu for current color combination options.

  • 2190,000 PSI Steel

    This steel is manufactured in the US and has proven to be one of the best steel variants for a multi-purpose barbell.

    Each barbell shaft is ground and polished prior to machining which allows the bar to have a very smooth finish.

  • 3Machining & Assembly

    Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The knurling has been carefully refined over the years, as well, for a firm but non-abrasive grip (there is no center knurl). We assemble the Ohio Bar with a snap ring design and quality composite bushings, which act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and bar shaft, producing normal “whip” during Oly weightlifting but enough stiffness to hold for heavy powerlifting.

F Scale™
The F Scale™ is a durability scale for barbells based on functional testing at stresses similar to what barbells experience when being dropped from overhead. Bars that have been treated with Rogue Work Hardening (RWH™) are designated by having an R in their F Rating™. For more information on F Scale™ click here.

Oxidation Rate
The resistance of a barbell to oxidation depends on the type of steel and the coating. Barbells at the lower end of the spectrum will require more care and maintenance to preserve their appearance than barbells at the upper end of the spectrum.

Please Note: Cerakote has an excellent resistance to corrosion, but metal-to-metal contact, particular on the sleeves, can still cause wear over time. For the best long term results, some cleaning and maintenance may be required. See our Ohio Bar Care Page for more info.

*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.

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • Tensile Strength: 190,000 PSI
  • Black Composite Bushings
  • Exclusive Cerakote finish in patriotic, Red/White/Blue American flag design
  • Chrome Sleeves
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
Rogue Freedom Bar - 28.5MM is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 318.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar Love the bar. Great spin. Great construction. Perfect for OLY lifting. Highly recommend....O - H - I - O
Date published: 2019-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome power bar I really love this bar. The center knurling helps with the friction on my back during squats, the red color that I picked helps with mental check on form - i do pause and take a quick inventory of the form due to this color (this is highly personal I know). The cerakote finish makes it maintenance free, I do not have to worry about rust due to humidity in my basement. Knurling is just right - not too aggressive, but strong enough to deadlift without chalk. Looks great loaded on the power rack and stored on the wall rack. Strongly recommend.
Date published: 2019-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ohio Bar This is my beautiful and very strong wife, posing with our new, The Ohio Bar, Cerakote Special Pink Edition by Rogue. Life has a way of telling you what your new favorite color is. For our family, “Breast Cancer Awareness” is every month, not just October. Thank you Rogue.
Date published: 2019-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best feel! This bar just feels good. I went with stainless steel bc I want it to last forever and I have a home gym in garage. The bar just feels great. Like the grip is very good but it doesn’t hurt or anything like that just great. I am very pleased with the bar. It looks great besides being extremely functional. They should send directions on opening the package it comes in! There are videos online that were helpful!
Date published: 2019-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment Best bar I have ever owned, some say a bar is a bar but not true. Very happy with bar and service.
Date published: 2019-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Work of Art! This was my first order from ROGUE and the bar, customer service and shipping all exceeded my expectations. The cerakote Ohio Bar in black and chrome is beautiful and the knurling is perfect for my needs. My wife described it as “a work of art.” This is the the perfect strength training bar.
Date published: 2019-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bar! I'm not a seasoned lifter, but this bar just feels right. From the knurling, to the rotation of the sleeves, and even loading weight. This chunk of metal really exceeded expectations. It looks better in real life as well, which is the least important factor with gym equipment, but I do pay extra money to have it look better, and was happy with what I received.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! Definitely an upgrade over my last bar and looking forward to many lifts to come with this one!
Date published: 2019-10-01
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