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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
Color Red / White / Blue
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, 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*
Made In USA Yes

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Color Red / White / Blue
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, 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*
Made In USA Yes

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 258.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks INCREDIBLE, Feels incredible, well done. FREEDOM BAR- I dont keep the heat on in my garage room temp can swing hot cold and build moisture on my gym equipment. I wanted a bar that will have the extra protection from elements. I have an old Ohio black zinc bar that has done well over 5 years but is showing signs of wear and has been for some time. This cerakote coating is much more durable. It has less of a rough knurl feel because of the coating, but it actually works out better for high rep cycling of the bar bell. You dont tear hands as easy. The cerakote also gives it a "sticky" feel when your hands are chalked up. Love this bar. Dropping it with weights it does not clang around, it was built tight, excellent bushings and leaves more of a solid "thud" when it hits the ground. Last but not least, it is by far the best looking bar bell ever made!
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yas What are you silly? Its the best bar you can buy..
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I started using this about a month ago and it is awesome. Doesn't bend, looks great and totally worth the price.
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Thsn Bars At Our Box This is the best bar I’ve ever held in my hands. The Knurl, balance, feel, color, are off the charts. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bar ever The ladies love it, the guys love it, I love it. It's knurled perfectly, it's top notch quality, and it supports breast cancer awareness.
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solid barbell All I need to say is that this is a solid barbell. The knurling is great for high repetition movements, yet grippy enough for olympic lifts. I do wish Rogue would offer this with chrome sleeves though, not a big fan of the bright zinc finish. Overall, I am sure this bar will last me forever.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall Great Bar This bar has just the right amount of knurling and whip for all the main lifts!(squat/bench/deadlift). Works great for any Olympic lift as well with smooth transition and bearings that react to speed! The only reason I can’t give a 5 star rating is because no center knurl for squatting. I own the Power Bar as well, this is my go to for squats.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bar For Your Buck The grip is on-point. The black finish looks amazing!
Date published: 2018-11-06
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