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Rogue Operator Bar 3.0

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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: Tek Grey Camo, Tiger Stripe Woodland Camo, and Desert Tan.

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
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 86.75"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 190,000 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 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 86.75"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

After the gods created swords, 50-caliber machine guns and Harley-Davidsons, they dreamed up the 20KG 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.

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.

Please Note: Cerakote has an excellent resistance to corrosion, but metal-to-metal contact, particular on the sleeves, can still cause wear over time. For the best long term results, some cleaning and maintenance may be required. See our Ohio Bar Care Page for more info.

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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 108.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Equipment! I purchased a lot of equipment from Rogue to outfit my home gym and I could not be happier with the quality. It might take a little while to get the items you want due to the high demand but it’s with the wait!
Date published: 2020-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work of art Bar is wonderful. Black camo looks awesome and the good grip feel of Ohio bar. This is basically a Cerokote Ohio bar that looks better. The matte black ends are holding up better than I thought they would. I’ll probably get another coloured one in the future..... army green!
Date published: 2020-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall great bar! Great bar, rogue makes the best quality gear. Bar is very versatile and good for all different kinds of lifting.
Date published: 2020-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid! Such a solid bar. Perfect spin. Use for general strength movements and the oly's as well.
Date published: 2020-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I should have bought two! Purchased the Woodland Camo. It’s great and does everything I expected it to. Only thing I regret is not buying two, now they are sold out.
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Operator oliv great choice The Bar is technically perfect made. I am not Hulk so every well made cheaper would have been done the same job. But that one is impressive and looks perfect. Love to step in front and beginn my heavyweight military feeling workout. It is great. You do not need it but if u can spend the extra you will love it
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The bar is incredible, and the color is spectacular.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Composite Bushing Issues I bought the Operator 3.0 bar in July of 2019 and initially loved it. The feel, look and spin was great. However, about 3 months into using the bar the composite bushings began delaminating. Rogue customer service was great and quickly shipped a new bar; however, the same problem with the composite bushing happened within 3 months of using the replacement bar. I ended up asking Rogue for bronze bushing sleeves which they quickly sent. I believe the bronze bushings will hold up to the abuse a little better and they spin just as well.
Date published: 2020-04-28
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