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Rogue 28MM Training Bar - Cerakote

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Rogue 28MM Training Bar - Cerakote

The Rogue 28MM Training Bar is manufactured in the USA using the same steel shaft and uniform knurl pattern as our Olympic WL Bar. In place of the Oly Bar’s bearing sleeves, however, the Training Bar is assembled with bronze bushings in the style of the Rogue Ohio Bar. The result is a more cost-efficient, intermediate bar for athletes who still want the look and feel of a competition-ready Olympic barbell.

The quality U.S. steel used in the 28MM Training Bar meets a minimum tensile strength of 190,000 PSI, and each shaft is individually tested for straightness to within 0.015” (0.38MM). The bar is available in a wide range of optional finishes, including several new custom Cerakote colorways. This unique polymer-ceramic composite coating was first popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications, and offers superior corrosion resistance over the life of your bar

Current Color Combination Options
Black / Black
Red / Black
Blue / Black
Shaft Black Red Blue
Sleeves Black Black Black
Rogue Logo On Shaft Silver Black Black

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Color Various Colors
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 84.00"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Key Features of the 28MM Training Bar

  • 1Quality Rogue Construction

    Made in Columbus, Ohio, USA, the 28MM Training Bar is built to IWF specifications and Rogue’s own high standard, with a shaft tensile strength of 190,000 PSI. Each bar is machined and assembled from quality U.S. steel and individually tested for straightness to within 0.015” (0.38MM). The shaft is ground and polished prior to machining for a smooth finish, and the knurling is carefully refined for a firm but non-abrasive grip. The use of reliable bronze bushings help produce a consistent “whip” needed for Oly training.

  • 2Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors

    This bar is now available in several custom Cerakote color finishes. Cerakote is 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, and it’s available here in black, red, and blue, with the Rogue logo across the center of the shaft (all sleeves have a black Cerakote finish).

  • 3Fast Rogue Shipping

    The Rogue Shipping System allows you to track your order from the time you place it to the time it hits your door. Order today, track today.

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.

Additional Specifications:

  • Made in America
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Diameter: 28MM
  • Tensile Strength: 190,000 PSI
  • Knurling: Olympic Knurl Marks; Full uniform pattern for reduced sharpness; No center knurl
  • Bronze Bushing Sleeves
  • Finish: Cerakote Color Finish's - Red, Blue or Black

*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. Rogue has a replacement rate of less than 0.0002 on bars. We have found that most problems with bars we replace are related to abusive use rather than manufacturing or materials issues.

Browse more: 20KG Barbells Available from Rogue

See Also The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

Rogue 28MM Training Bar - Cerakote is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bar Bought this bar to tighten up my Olympic lifts but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. This bar does its job with superb quality. The whip and spin on this bar is phenomenal for a bushing bar.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Will Enjoy this Bar I came across this bar in the Boneyard (Raw Shaft with Chrome Sleeves) slight double knurling. Showed me how high Rogue's standards are. I only have powerlifting and body building experience. Looking forward to weightlifting. Hoping to improve enough to be worthy of the quality of this bar. Also, not having the center knurl improves the overhead press. The raw steel feel great and looks great.
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar for the money I bought this to have a dedicated Oly bar. I have an Again Faster bar which is ok until you need the knurling to go heavy. The knurling on this bar is perfect. It'll be staying out of the squat rack.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar I was having a hard time deciding which bar to go with. I took a break from lifting and was getting ready to set up my garage gym. I didn't want to get too technical with bars getting back into it. Found this gem, bought if, love it! The whip is good, the knurling is great, and it can take a beating. Highly recxomenx if.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bar I'm 5'5" so I noticed the difference in dropping to a 28 mm diameter right away. This is a great bar. It's just fun to go load it and lift it. I had a fat, cheap, not-particularly-round bar before this one; so I keep that old one on the rack for squats and use this Rogue 28 mm training bar for cleans and snatches. Rogue shipped it quickly and it arrived well-packaged and in perfect condition. 100% happy with this purchase, and with other items I've purchased from Rogue.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing In 3 hours of owning this bar I broke a 2 year snatch pr. Enough said
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Wow Whip is on point! I noticed in my deadlifts and cleans. I am happy I went with this bar instead of the extra $200 I could've spent on the Rogue Oly Bar. The black zinc shaft and bright zinc collars are holding up very well after using it 4x a week for the past month. The spin is smooth and quiet. Dropping the bar on horse stall mats in my garage is not loud neither. The knurling is very nice and does not tear up my hands after multiple reps with heavier weights. I only use it for oly lifts and deadlifts. The sleeves don't shift back and forth. It is a solid bar.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from buy this bar bought this a few months ago, extremely happy with it. great spin, knurling even better than I could have imagined, don't need to chalk up as much and gives me that much more confidence with cleans and snatches. worth every penny!
Date published: 2016-03-22
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