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Rogue 28mm Men's Russian Bar w/ Collars

Rogue 28mm Men's Russian Bar w/ Collars
$769.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Olympic
Shaft Coating Polished Chrome
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
Tensile Strength 215,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Olympic
Shaft Coating Polished Chrome
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
Tensile Strength 215,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Rogue 28mm Men's Russian Bar

While it’s inspired by a unique Olympic barbell design originally developed by the Soviets, our Men’s 28mm Russian Bar is proudly manufactured in the USA.

The Russian Bar is distinct for its grooved sleeves and custom locking collars, making it ideally suited for multiple reps, with no need to tighten in between lifts. Starting in the 1960s, this streamlined design became the holy grail for many Oly lifters around the world, as import costs made it a legendary but rare sight outside the USSR. Even in the heart of the Cold War, many American athletes sought out the bar to emulate the elite Russian champions of the day. Articles in Ironman magazine touted it as an “outstanding piece of equipment” that “lifters are drooling for.”

Fortunately, we’re now able to build a Russian-style barbell right here in Ohio—at a higher quality than the originals, and at a far more reasonable price. Our Russian Bar is manufactured from a minimum 215 KSI tensile strength steel and includes 5 needle bearings per sleeve. A set of specialized locking collars (not compatible with other bars) is included standard.

A 25mm Women's version of the Russian Bar is also available.

Additional Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • Men’s Olympic Bearing Bar
  • Based on Russian design popularized in ‘60s and used at 1980 Olympics
  • Bar Weight: 20 KG
  • Diameter: 28mm
  • Olympic Knurl Marks + Passive Center Knurl
  • Grooved Sleeve Design, Friction-Welded
  • Loadable Sleeve Length: 16.5”
  • Finish: Polished Chrome Shaft and Chrome Sleeves
  • Tensile Strength: 215,000 PSI
  • Custom 2.5KG Collars Included

See More: Men’s 20KG Bars from Rogue

Key Features of the Russian Bar:

  • 1Unique Grooved Sleeves

    The sleeves of the Russian Bar are friction-welded and include 23 precision grooves, enabling the collars to slide onto the sleeve ratchet style, engaging with the grooves to securely lock the plates onto the bar. While this design was popularized by the Soviets several decades ago, it's rarely been duplicated since.

  • 2Optimized for Multiple Reps

    Once the collar is slid onto the sleeve, the user can make fine adjustments by spinning the inner portion of the collar to fully secure the plates. This makes slippage of the plates nearly impossible. As a result, the Russian Bar is ideally suited for multiple repetitions, as the design virtually eliminates the need to tighten in between lifts.

  • 3Quality Rogue Construction

    Machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, the 20 KG Russian Bar features a polished chrome, 28mm EU steel shaft with a minimum tensile strength of 215K PSI. The friction-welded sleeves have a bright chrome finish, with 16.5” of loadable length and ten quality needle bearings in total—producing a smooth, reliable spin. Along with the standard Olympic knurl marks (in our firm but non-abrasive knurling pattern), a passive center knurl is also included.

  • 4Pair with a Set of Rogue Plates

    The Russian Bar is compatible with any standard Olympic plates, and Rogue's quality KG Competition Plates or KG Training Plates make a great addition to your order. These battle-tested bumpers are color-coded, produce a consistent dead bounce, and are available to order in custom sets.

  • 5Lock-In Collars Included

    Your order ships with a special set of lock-in collars (2.5 KG each) designed exclusively for use with the grooved sleeves of the Russian Bar. These collars are made from cast iron and steel and feature a hard chrome finish. When tightened into position, they make any slippage of plates virtually impossible as you go through your full regimen.

  • 6Fast Rogue Shipping

    Rogue prides itself on fast, professional shipping. If your bar is ordered by 3PM EST Monday-Friday, it will ship same day. Your bar will be packaged safely and ship fast. You can follow the progress of your order using the Rogue Shipping Tracker.

Rogue 28mm Men's Russian Bar w/ Collars is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Snatches, Cleans, Thrusters PR Trailblazer ! I bought this bar just before the Crossfit Games qualification and got it just in time only to be slapped in the face with those brutal 50 lbs dumbbells non-sense wods. At least I got to use it for the 17.3 and 17.5 portion which is probably one of the best bar to have for these particular movement. I ONLY use this bar for any Snatches, Cleans and Thrusters. This is what this bar is made for. It is just a gorgeous bar and the grooves are just sexy af. The only unfortunate thing is I basically never use is the collars locks. It's too bad because they look amazing but it's a bit of a pain to put on and it also messes up the standard RX weights usually given in wods because they weight 5lbs each. I wish they could do a lighter version. Regardless, I love this bar and the smooth bearing action will ABSOLUTELY change your game and confidence vs other bars. This was a fantastic purchase that I do not regret making at all.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressively Russian but Made In America As an Olympic Weightlifter I've been using the bar for 3 weeks and I'm happy with it. The bearings spin smoothly and provide a fast turnover in the Olympic lifts. The main knurling is grippy but won't destroy your clothes and the center knurling will hold the bar in place without abusing your neck. The collars are easy to take on and off and the grooved sleeves look great. A word of warning regarding the collars, they will chew up bumper plates if they are over tightened and I recommend using plates that have metal disks (like competition plates). A great bar for Olympic lifting that holds its own against the best, including makers that begin with E and end in O.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Olympic and Good Metcon Barbell I've been using this for two months and can say it's worth the cost. The bar has great feel, spin and whip. I hit PR's in the clean and jerk as well as the snatch with this bar. Just be aware that the collars weigh 5 lbs. each and weights should be loaded accordingly. This holds up well for Oly weightlifting and metcons alike. There's no quick way to change weights with the collars having to be twisted off (my only reason for 4 stars). This can be fixed by using spring collars or any other collars for that sort. Overall, it's a great bar for serious crossfitters and Olympic weight lifters alike.
Date published: 2017-06-01
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