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Rogue B&R Bar 2.0

$295.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use 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*

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use 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*

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 50.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to our gym! Always wanted a B&R bar and now we have three. Clients love the bars!
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great knurling, good sleeve spin I bought this bar as a Black Friday deal, and I have been using it as my primary bar ever since. Previously, I was using a Troy AOB-1500 bar. The knurling on the B&R is finer and more aggressive than the Troy. The Troy's knurling is much more coarse but not as aggressive (it doesn't stick to my hand as well). I like this about the B&R. Even though the B&R has a slightly wider diameter, 29mm vs. 28.5mm as measured by a caliper, it is easier to hold onto with deadlifts. With the above said, I would however caution that the center knurling is much more scratchy than the Troy bar. I agree with the sandpaper analogy with the B&R. I don't do a lot of olympic lifts, but when I do, I plan to use the Troy more often even though the sleeves spin much better on the B&R. However, I haven't done a real good comparison of this yet so take that for what it is. The Troy's spin may just be a consequence of needing to be disassembled, cleaned, and re-greased/oiled. Lastly, others have mentioned that the B&R sleeves are like a "file" to their iron. I was worried about this as I was afraid it would be like the super cheap fitness gear bar I first bought as a package with fitness gear iron. That fitness gear bar literally left metal shavings on the bar that would get stuck in my hand if I ever touched the sleeves. This B&R bar is nothing like that. It does scrape fine dust of paint off my iron (I just recently bought Troy Premium Deep Dish Plates). However, after a couple of months of use, I no longer notice this anymore. I personally do not find the sleeves an issue at all, and they should smooth out even more with use.
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection This is a beautiful barbell. The knurling is aggressive but not overly aggressive. I own the Ohio bar, Ohio powerbar, rogue curl bar & the Ohio deadlift bar and this is by far the best barbell. The knurling is right in between the Ohio bar & the Ohio powerbar. The bar arrived spotless with absolutely no rust. As soon as I inboxed it, I coated it with 3in1 oil. The bare steel feel is like no other. Absolute perfection! I recommend this to all powerlifters and bodybuilders.
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic power bar This bar is glorious. Bars steel feel is unmatched. It's knurling is very grippy without being overly aggressive. I will never want another coated barbell again. Great work rogue, I love this bar.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bar I have the Ohio Bar, Ohio Powerbar, and I like the B&R the most. Knurling doesn't tear up the hands like on the OPB and it's still pretty darn stiff for the powerlifts at around 500lbs. IWF markings are a plus IMO.
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with the machining I received this bar about 2 weeks ago and am very happy with it. The machining is very good. All it needed was a wipe down with WD-40 (to prevent rust). I'm really happy with the knurling which is very grippy but not hard on the hands. This is a bar I can pass on to a grandchild. My only complaint is with UPS. It took over 3 weeks to get it. I was tracking it on their site and noticed that the bar arrived and departed one shipping depot 3 times. Another had it twice. Maybe UPS could cut it's shipping charges if they could figure out how to keep a shipment from pin balling around the country.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent power bar I've used just about every kind of barbell there is, and I think this is the best one reasonable money can buy (with one caveat explained below). I do the main lifts (squat, deadlift, press, bench, row, clean), and it is great for all of them. The knurling on this bar is fantastic -- it is grippy without ripping your hands apart. The bar is straight and stiff, and the rotation on the sleeves is perfect. It's clear that the designers of this bar (Burgener and Rippetoe) paid attention to the details. Comments: (1) I've been using the bar for about three weeks, and there is some rust showing. I'm hoping that some three-in-one and a little TLC will keep the rust at bay. This is a known and foreseeable issue for all bare steel bars. (2) Rogue lists this bar at 84". Mine measured 86.5". I don't know why, and I don't know if it makes a difference. (3) The tube it is shipped in seems bulletproof. My order came on a pallet, but I wouldn't have a second thought about ordering another barbell w.r.t. the shipping container. With all that said, there is one major issue with this bar, and it is not something that Rogue makes clear on their website. The sleeves on this bar are grooved (i.e., not smooth metal). Why does this matter? Two reasons. (1) When you load plates, it will make an obnoxious "zippppppp" noise. (2) Since the grooves are functionally equivalent to a metal file, it will strip the paint off of your iron plates; this issue is of no concern if you are using bumper plates with steel inserts. I am still confused about this design choice. Why does Rogue do this? Why don't they tell their customers about it? Why don't they offer their power bars, which are likely to be used with iron plates, with smooth sleeves? Is it cheaper to leave them grooved? Regardless, they ought to tell people this basic information before they drop $300 on a barbell. (I've also read that grooved sleeves make plates more likely to slip off if they are not collared. Except for bench, I collar my weights so this issue is immaterial.)
Date published: 2018-10-31
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
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