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|Bar Type||Men's Bars|
|Bar Use||Olympic Weightlifting|
|Shaft Coating||None - Stainless Steel|
|Loadable Sleeve Length||16.30"|
|Tensile Strength||200,000 PSI|
|Made In USA||Yes|
Combining a stainless steel, 200K PSI tensile strength shaft with industrial hard chrome sleeves and quality needle bearings, this version of the Rogue Olympic WL Bar ranks among the best in the industry for feel, durability, and performance. Each 20KG bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, and includes an exclusive Rogue knurl pattern that's precision-cut for a firm grip without the sharpness or abrasiveness of many import bars.
Rogue spent months researching and testing high strength stainless steel alloys, culminating in the creation of the world-record setting “Elephant Bar” used at the 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic. This bar handled one of the greatest loads in history due to the length of the shaft and sleeves as well as the use of 1,000 pounds of 2-inch thick steel plates. That very same steel went into making our 28mm Stainless Steel Olympic Bar, and it's a difference you can instantly feel.
See More: Men’s 20KG Barbells Available from Rogue
This version of the Oly Bar is made from high-strength, stainless steel alloys, producing a shaft with a minimum tensile strength of 200,000 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 was to create just the right amount of “whip” or “flex” that is needed for Olympic lifting.
Every Oly Bar is machined in Columbus, Ohio, on new Haas machines that are built in the USA. For the Olympic knurl marks, 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.
With no plating, the knurl on the Stainless Steel Oly WL Bar is left exactly how we machined it, providing a great feel that cannot be achieved with other finishes. It’s similar to the knurl feel from a bare steel shaft, but with better corrosion resistance. Please Note: Rogue recommends using a synthetic bristle brush, NOT a steel brush, to clean a stainless steel shaft. Steel on steel can cause rusting over time. See more tips here: Bar Care & Maintenance.
Our Olympic WL Bar features 10 sets of needle bearings (5 sets per sleeve) that produce a smooth, reliable spin across day-to-day use. Each bar is individually calibrated and built to meet IWF standards.
As the leading manufacturer of American-made strength and conditioning equipment, Rogue offers a wide range of Olympic bearing bars and related gear. This includes the original Rogue Olympic WL Bar and the elite Euro 28mm Oly Bar, which features a 215K PSI steel shaft and the addition of a center knurl. You can also fully equip your bar with quality plates, collars, and secure storage systems.
Rogue prides itself on fast, professional shipping. If your bar is ordered by 3PM EST Monday-Friday, it will ship same day. Your bar will be packaged safely and ship fast. You can follow the progress of your order using the Rogue Shipping Tracker.
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.