Our Men’s 28MM Oly Weighlifting Bar is built to IWF specifications and is now available in a Cerakote finish. This unique polymer-ceramic composite coating was originally popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications, and it offers up to 100x the corrosion resistance of standard black zinc.
Our Men’s 28MM Oly Weightlifting Bar is built to IWF specifications and is now available in a Cerakote finish. This unique polymer-ceramic composite coating was originally popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications, and it offers up to 100x the corrosion resistance of standard black zinc.
Aside from the finish, the Cerakote Oly WL Bar is manufactured to the same general specifications as the original model, combining a 215,000 PSI steel shaft with quality needle bearings and friction-welded sleeves. Each 20KG bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and includes an exclusive Rogue knurl pattern that's precision-cut for a firm grip without the sharpness or abrasiveness of many import bars. We firmly believe the Rogue Olympic Weightlifting Bar ranks among the best bearing bars in the industry for feel, durability, and performance.
We also offer separate versions of the Oly WL Bar in the original Bright Zinc finish, as well as Stainless Steel. A 25MM Cerakote Women’s Oly WL Bar is available.
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|Made In USA||Yes, with US & EU Steel|
|Loadable Sleeve Length||16.25"|
|Bar Type||Men's Bars|
|Bar Use||Olympic Weightlifting|
|Tensile Strength||215,000 PSI|
This version of the 28MM Oly WL Bar is distinct for its use of Cerakote, a ceramic-based coating commonly trusted by firearm manufacturers for its remarkable durability in thin applications. This unique finish can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc. The barbell featutes the Rogue logo branded on the center of the shaft.
Our Men’s Oly Bar is made exclusively from high-grade EU steel, producing a shaft with a minimum tensile strength of 215,000 PSI. Each shaft is ground and polished prior to machining (to ensure a smooth finish), and individually tested and straightened to within 0.015” (0.38MM). The goal is to create just the right amount of “whip” or “flex” needed for competitive Olympic lifting.
Using a process from the worlds of aviation and automotive manufacturing, the sleeves on the Rogue Olympic Weightlifting Bar are friction welded—creating a superior, forged-quality bond. This method is more precise than most joining techniques and helps prevent any changes in the integrity of the sleeve. Combined with 10 sets of top-quality needle bearings, the result is a barbell with a smooth, consistent, quieter spin.
Every Oly Bar is machined in Columbus, Ohio, on new Haas machines that are built in the USA. For the Olympic knurl, we experimented with several knurling patterns before choosing the full but minimally aggressive texture that top weightlifters responded to best. Rather than relying on visibility alone, each bar is then manually tested to ensure the actual “feel” is up to Rogue standards. Note: There is no center knurl on the Cerakote model.
As the leading manufacturer of strength and conditioning equipment, Rogue offers a wide range of Olympic bearing bars and related gear. This includes the original Rogue Olympic WL Bar, the Froning Oly WL Bar, and the elite Euro 28MM Oly Bar, which features a 215,000 PSI steel shaft and the addition of a center knurl. You can also fully equip your bar with quality plates, collars, and equipment storage systems.
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.
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.
*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.