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Rogue Olympic WL Bar

Rogue Olympic WL Bar - Bright Zinc
$545.00
Rogue Olympic WL Bar - Polished Chrome
$655.00
Rogue Olympic WL Bar w/ Center Knurl - Bright Zinc
$545.00

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Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Varies by Barbell
Knurl Marks Olympic
Shaft Coating Varies
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
Tensile Strength 190,000 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 Varies by Barbell
Knurl Marks Olympic
Shaft Coating Varies
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes
We learned that in order to make a really great OLY bar we needed to do the following:
  • 1Steel

    We needed the best steel made in the U.S. During this process we chose to change all of our base steel to a higher minimum tensile strength of 190,000 PSI.

    The goal was to create just the right amount of “whip” or “flex” that is needed for Olympic lifting.

    We've also introduced a 215,000 PSI Bar, The Euro 28MM Olympic WL Bar, simply because we want to allow the lifter to choose.

    Each bar is tested for straightness and straightened to within 0.015" (0.38mm)

  • 2Knurl

    This is where the knack comes into play. We studied every facet of every knurl made to understand where we needed to land. Our end goal was a very full, not sharp and uniform pattern.

    Some bars use a more passive knurl, with our machinery we can produce the full range from passive to aggressive. Our goal is allow the lifter to decide what they want, we will offer a more passive version and a full feeling knurl. We have said this before that creating the perfect knurl is much like creating a micro brew beer, lots of testing to get the right combination of things.

    In order to create this knurl we had a machine custom built for knurling. This has allowed us to generate many different variations of knurl patterns.

  • 3Fit & Finish

    We will be introducing this bar in Polished Chrome and Bright Zinc. Each bar is fitted with a machined stainless steel end cap, built with precision to finish the bar.

28MM Olympic Weightlifting Bar

Our latest barbell is a 28MM Olympic Weightlifting bar with 10 sets of needle bearings, 5 sets per sleeve. We set out to create a bar that anyone would be proud to use and you wouldn't be settling for anything. Simply put we are working on making the best bar in the world.

There is a great deal of hype and myth around the best bars in the world, we have simply found it unimaginable that we could not produce a great bar in the United States. So we began researching and understanding just what is true and what is not. In a way it is like deciding to enter a car into a Formula 1 race, there are things you need to learn real fast or you are going to get smoked.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit



*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.

Rogue Olympic WL Bar is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game changer If I had known what a difference a good Olympic bar made I would have gotten one sooner. Just amazing to work with!
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unreal! Best bar I have ever owned, love the knurl and the spin is unbelievable!
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Comparable with Elieko and Uesaka bar I own a competition Uesaka, IWF certified Elieko and and Rogue zinc bar. Spin is as good as a Elieko and better than the Uesaka. Elieko has the best whip and tied with the Uesaka. Unfortunately, the zinc bar can't withstand the sweat of lifters and weather on the East coast. Therefore, involves frequent cleaning. My Elieko and Uesaka goes through the same abuse and does not need care except an occasional brush. THIS REVIEW ONLY APPLIES TO THE ZINC BAR
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good This is a beautiful bar, but the knurl is so passive its like holding nothing.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American made, great spin, love the knurl... Bought myself the 28MM Olympic Weightlifting barbell in chrome with center knurl as a Christmas present. First, I really appreciate the packaging and Rogue's commitment to customer satisfaction. I've used it about four times...This bar is AWESOME!! Spin on this bar is out of this world. Knurl is perfect (for me) not too aggressive / nor too passive, just a little chalk and it grips just right. My main reason for buying the Rogue Olympic barbell was the lifetime warranty and it's made in the USA!! I would highly recommend buying this bar. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Rogue!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Buy It Already This is my second favorite piece of equipment (behind my concept 2). It's really hard not to do bar-work every day - the whip is excellent, knurl is great, and the spin feels so smooth. I opted for the satin hard chrome; Rogue obviously makes less expensive barbells, but you'd be lucky and really happy if you can add this to your gym.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bar bought it a few months ago, feels lighter due to the amazing spin. Used to do olympic lifts with the ohio bar, this is easily 3x whippier, and 3x the spin, and grippier knurling, although it isnt agressive, and I havent even had to use chalk. amazing bar, Ive lifted with eleikos and i prefer the knurling on the rogue bar. The rogue bar also has better whip, and the spin is about the same or better. very happy.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bar I recently purchased the "Rogue Olympic WL Bar w/ Center Knurl - Polished Chrome" bar. I've used it for a few sessions now and really like it. I'm just an intermediate lifter not advanced/elite, so my view is based that level of experience of weightlifting. The place I train at most of the time has Eleiko bars/plates so that's was I'm mostly used to. I use this bar in my own gym and purchased it due to not wanting/needing a $1k bar for my own gym. At my level the most difference I see/feel is the knurling. This Rogue bar is a touch "smoother" (it's hard to describe knurling), and I almost like it more for longer weightlifting session because it chews my hands up less. You can still grip it just fine. Actual lifting wise I really can't tell much difference from the Eleiko bar. It spins really nice and I can't really tell much difference here either. Summary- I'm glad I got this bar and if you're stressing about there being a big negative difference between certified comp bars and this bar then I wouldn't worry. In my view its a great bar for weightlifting and I'd buy it again. I can't speak to longevity at this point. Rogue also shipped it immediately and I got it in 2 days. Very happy overall.
Date published: 2016-06-08
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