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Rogue B&R Bar 2.0

$295.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Bare Steel
Bar Length 84.00"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Bare Steel
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Bare Steel
Bar Length 84.00"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Bare Steel
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Rogue B&R Bar 2.0

The Classic, Bare Steel Burgener & Rippetoe Bar, Now Made in Columbus

Version 2.0 of the B&R Bar is built to the specifications of the bar’s original designers—strength training coaches Mike Burgener and Mark Rippetoe—with some enhancements from Rogue’s in-house manufacturing team. Along with custom-tailored dual knurl marks for Olympic lifting and powerlifting (including a passive center knurl), the bar now features a stronger 205,000 PSI shaft and an updated snap ring design. Quality bronze bushings produce a smooth, reliable spin, and the natural steel creates a great, old-school look and feel that few chrome/plated finishes can compete with.

The B&R 2.0 is a 20KG barbell with 16.25" of loadable sleeve length. Because of its versatility, it’s a great addition to a garage gym or a larger training facility or CrossFit box.

Please Note: Like any fine piece of machined steel, the bare steel on the B&R Bar will require some upkeep. Occasionally brushing the bar down with 3-in-1 oil or WD-40 will create a beautiful patina look. This is how bars were made for decades and it really does produce an unmatched feel.

See More: Men's 20KG Bars Available from Rogue

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • Diameter: 29MM
  • Bare Steel
  • Dual Knurl Marks w/ Center Knurl
  • Updated 205,000 PSI tensile strength shaft
  • Updated Snap Ring design
  • Bronze Bushings
  • Loadable Sleeve Length: 16.25" (41.3CM)

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.

Rogue B&R Bar 2.0 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar It is the perfect power bar for those who do not like a sharp knurl.
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Go back to original shaft thickness I love the original B&R bar and only use this bar at my gym. I wish Rouge still made the original. I'm not interested in the 2.0 because of the updated 29mm shaft, but that's a personal preference. The 2.0 is still a great bar, but the original is better. Please offer the original B&R Rouge, I would buy it in a second!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent bar I bought this bar in the boneyard a couple months ago. Before I got it I was using a cheap box store bar that made me nervous it would break under heavy load. When I saw this in the boneyard at over$100 off I had to get it. I’d looked at this bar but for the price was leaning towards another company’s bar and the OPB. I’m definitely glad I decided to get the B&R bar. The sleeves spin smoothly on power snatches and it’s plenty strong for the big 3 lifts (SBD). The knurl isn’t overly aggressive but it’s super grippy. I sweat pretty badly in 95 degree weather but haven’t had any grip issues on deadlifts. I’ve only trained a couple months so I’m not pulling huge weight but a 275x10 deadlift had no grip issues. I got the bar in about a week after ordering. The tube was beat to....(you know) by UPS. When I got home from work it was on my porch with the end of the bar hanging out. It had a few scratches on the sleeves from shipping but it didn’t bother me since it was a boneyard bar anyway. I unpacked it and noticed several cosmetic blemishes on the sleeves and a few on the shafts. Also not a concern it was $100 off. Plus it’s a barbell not a piece of priceless art. I read several reviews complaining about the bare steel rusting quickly. Since I live in Houston Texas where it’s very humid and have a garage gym this concerned me. I bought some Japanese sword oil and brush it down after each use. So far I’ve had zero issues with rust.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Barbell I've been using my new B&R bar for about a month for Starting Strength in our home gym. I was finding it difficult to grip the bar for deadlift at about the 340lb mark using an ancient (but free) cap bar. This bar is much easier to hold onto as the knurling is very 'sticky' under the load. The B&R bends a lot less for squat which I prefer as well. The bar has been kept in a garage in Austin and is just barely begun rusting. I don't think it'll be a problem to keep up with. Overall I think this bar is great for its intended purpose and it is the finest I've ever used. It's hard to imagine using even an average quality bar again. Thank you, Rogue.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from functionally excellent; rusts outdoors i researched before i bought a barbell and decided on this model. after using it every other day for a month, i have no complaints about the function. it is strong, high quality, and performs admirably in every way. when the bar is shipped to you, it will be covered in a layer of oil and wrapped in a plastic bag. because my home gym is outdoors and i live in the southeastern woodlands, my bar began to rust immediately (1-3 days after purchase.) before i begin to train, i wipe off the outer layer of rust with a paper towel. after training, there is some rust on my hands and shoulders that i wash off. i dont see this is as a big problem but people should be aware of it before they buy the product. these photos were taken today 6-22-2018. all the rust could be removed with sandpaper, except for the knurls. i havent found it to be more than a cosmetic issue.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid. Best overall bar. Best solid great-for-every-powerlift bar I've owned. Knurling is perfect. If you want a single barbell for your home gym, spend the money and go this way.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around great barbell I’m very happy with the B&R barbell. I use it for squats, bench, press, and deadlifts and it performs well across the board.
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar Great bar. The knurling is great. Would be awesome if this came in stainless steel one day.
Date published: 2018-04-23
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