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Rogue Operator Bar 3.0

Special Price $325.00

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After the gods created swords, 50-caliber machine guns, and Harley-Davidsons, they dreamed up the 20KG Rogue Operator Bar. With an original, military-inspired design you won’t find anywhere else in the industry, the latest edition of this versatile 28.5mm barbell introduces a new polymer-ceramic composite finish—the same coating trusted by many firearm manufacturers for its unique durability in thin applications. Customers also now have the option of sticking with the Operator’s classic Olive Drab shaft or swapping it out with any one of several new additional military finishes:

The Rogue Operator Bar is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, using advanced composite bushings and 190,000 PSI tensile strength steel for the perfect balance of whip and rigidity. The bar features Rogue’s signature knurl pattern with dual knurl marks for both Power and Oly lifts (no center knurl).

Greener, meaner, and made in America, the Rogue Operator Bar 3.0 is Guaranteed for Life against bending and/or broken collars* and is sure to leave an impression on any athlete who uses it—or even sees it. Some may ask why your gym would need an Olive Drab or Desert Tan bar. You can answer simply, “Because I want it.”

Current Color Combination Options
Olive Drab / Black
Desert Tan / Black
Tek Gray Camo / Black
Tiger Stripe Woodland Camo / Black
Shaft Olive Drab Desert Tan Tek Gray Camo Tiger Stripe Woodland Camo
Sleeves Black Black Black Black
Rogue Logo On Shaft Black Black Black Gray

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
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 Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

After the gods created swords, 50-caliber machine guns and Harley-Davidsons, they dreamed up the Rogue Operator Bar 3.0. With an original, military-inspired design you won’t find anywhere else in the industry, the latest edition of this versatile 28.5mm barbell keeps its distinctive Olive Drab shaft, but with a new polymer-ceramic composite finish—the same coating trusted by many firearm manufacturers for its unique durability in thin applications. Customers can also now select an alternate Desert Tan color finish. It’s more of a bold statement than an aesthetic choice.

The Rogue Operator Bar is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, using advanced composite bushings and 190,000 PSI tensile strength steel for the perfect balance of whip and rigidity. The bar features Rogue’s signature knurl pattern with dual knurl marks for both Power and Oly lifts (no center knurl).

Greener, meaner, and made in America, the Rogue Operator Bar 3.0 is Guaranteed for Life against bending and/or broken collars* and is sure to leave an impression on any athlete who uses it—or even sees it. Some may ask why your gym would need an Olive Drab or Desert Tan bar. You can answer simply, “Because I want it.”

Current Color Combination Options
OLIVE DRAB / BLACK
DESERT TAN / BLACK
TEK GRAY CAMO / BLACK
TIGER STRIPE WOODLAND CAMO / BLACK
Shaft Olive Drab Desert Tan Tek Gray Camo Tiger Stripe Woodland Camo
Sleeves Black Black Black Black
Rogue Logo On Shaft Black Black Black Black
  • 1New Ceramic Coating + Military Inspired Design

    The new Operator Bar introduces an advanced ceramic-based coating, Cerakote, used widely in the gun industry for its remarkable durability in thin applications. This high-quality finish can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—and it includes exclusive Rogue branding centralized on the shaft. The Operator Bar’s exclusive color finish combinations (Black Sleeves with Olive Drab, Desert Tan, Tek Camo Grey, or Tiger Stripe Woodland Camo shaft) are unique, military-inspired options rarely found elsewhere in the industry.

  • 2190,000 PSI Steel

    This steel is manufactured in the US and has proven to be one of the best steel variants for a multi-purpose barbell.

    Each barbell shaft is ground and polished prior to machining which allows the bar to have a very smooth finish.

  • 3Machining & Assembly

    Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The knurling has been carefully refined over the years for a firm but non-abrasive grip (there is no center knurl). We also assemble the Operator Bar with special composite bushings—a self-lubricating material often found in hi-tech aerospace equipment and military vehicles. For intense, high-rep training, these bushings dramatically minimize friction to provide a reliable spin. The final result is a bar that produces normal “whip” during Oly weightlifting with enough rigidity to hold for heavy powerlifting.

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*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.

See More: Men's 20KG Barbells from Rogue

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH, USA
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Dual Knurl Marks & no center knurl
  • NEW Polymer-Ceramic Composite Finish option w/ Rogue branding
  • Composite Bushings
  • Current Color Options: Olive Drab Shaft / Black Sleeves and Desert Tan / Black Sleeves
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
Rogue Operator Bar 3.0 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 62.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Operator bar Got this bar in tan cerekote during Veterans Day discount. Got a great deal and the bar is exceptional. Used it for weightlifting and powerlifting and everything in between and it performs. Rogue makes great bars and this is a great multipurpose bar.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Operator Bar I bought a month ago the quality and workmanship is superb. The is solid through all my lifts. I know it cost a little more but a solid barebell is vital through all lifts. The balance and spin of the bar excellent.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade from Echo Bar I purchased this bar during the Veteran’s Day Sale. My first few workouts were heavy deadlifts, bench press, clean and press and squat snatches. Having upgraded from the Rogue Echo bar, I was already familiar with the Rogue quality. The Operator Bar was built with the same high quality as the Echo, but performs with some improvements. First, the spin is better than the Echo. The spin on the cleans and squat snatches were natural easy as they spun seemlessely through the movement. Second, the spin wasn’t overly obtrusive during my bench press. The weights remained stationary as I conducted my press and did not exhibit unprovoked spin- which was an initial concern of mine. Third, the knurl is tacky yet soft on the hands. Heavy deadlifts did not necessitate chalk or resultant repairative Vitamin E. Definitely an upgrade from the Echo’s grip. Lastly, the coating seems able to withstand the harshest conditions. I live in Hawaii and purchased this bar because my Echo has shown significant oxidation. The Operator’s coating is similar to a weapon’s coating, which can stand up to the harshest conditions. I am very satisfied with my purchase, and plan to use and abuse this bar for a long time. The price tag is absolutely commensurate with the quality and performance.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality!! Been using it for a few weeks and it is awesome!! Great purchase!!
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never doubt Rogue anything!! About six months ago I built a shed in my backyard so me, my wife and a few of my workout partners would have a place to stay fit in. We needed a bit of extra equipment to fill the new space. We previously were using the Ohio Bar and were very pleased with it but were in need of another bar for simultaneous use in certain.situations. We saw this new operator 3.0 bar and thought it would be a great addition to our new facility. It is another incredible piece of Rogue equipment. Without a doubt, I've never been disappointed by anything Rogue that I've purchased. And my wife would tell you I've purchased plenty. I said to her, "Don't worry honey...there's plenty more to get."
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2.0 I wanted OD green so I got it. The knurl is solid, and the finish on the collars is getting scraped up as I use the bar more and more. Some may consider that a finish flaw but I like how the bar gets more character the more I use it. I will say that I wish the Cerakote/3.0 had been out when I bought my bar originally, but I'm perfectly content with the 2.0.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bar I have used my Operator 2.0 bar for about 3 years now. I use it for CrossFit and powerlifting every single day. The bar is a beast. It is a phenomenal option for mixed use, the knurl is enough bite for heavy power lifts and smooth enough to not destroy your hands in a high rep CrossFit WOD. I love the green, I don't mind spending extra for something unique that I use everyday. Still spins great and the green coat looks as good as I'd expect after constant beatings. If I went back in time I would still buy this exact bar.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FREEDOM!!! This bar is truly amazing!! A great feeling bar and the OD green is just a plus!! I love it and if you are military this will make you feel like you are back on a FOB slinging weight!!!
Date published: 2017-04-29
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