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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 313.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection found! I bought my Ohio bar last month and can’t be any more pleased with how fast it got to me, how nice the grip is, and the lifetime warranty!
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Bar I bought this bar almost a year ago. Have used it for a year as the only Barbell in my home gym. I use it for everything; traditional powerlifting movements, landmine (not in a base so I don't damage the sleeve), curls, light Olympic movements, etc. The stainless steel finish is amazing. The feel of the bar is fantastic. Grip is great. The knurl is grippy but not uncomfortable. I rarely feel the need to chalk with this bar. I haven't had any corrosion. Maintenance is really minimal. The chrome finish on the sleeves is unblemished so far (but only used in home gym). The Ohio bar is a nice compromise as it is good at everything but not as focused on one area as a power bar or Olympic bar.
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thing of beauty! I don't even want to scratch it, when I'm done goes right back on the rack. The knurl pattern are perfect visually and feels great, sure makes lifting that much enjoyable. Must have for your home gym! Now how about one in 316L 20ra electropolished pharma grade stainless steel?
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome all around bar! I've had this bar for about two months now and I couldn't be happier with it. Great knurl, and the Cerakote finish has a great feel and look to it.
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar I’m an old school lifter. I have my original York Power Bar, this bar is as good as my 40 year old bar. My York bar is the standard. I highly recommend this bar. PS I also bought the Ohio Bar in Carakote I love it as well
Date published: 2019-09-04
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