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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:

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
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*
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
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*
Made In USA Yes

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 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Choice for my First Barbell!!! I purchased equipment to put together my garage gym a few months ago. This is my only barbell and it lives up to the hype, and I love the desert tan Cerakote. It goes good against my olive drab gym walls!!
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing bar! purchased this bar in the woodland camo and the design is just off the top! the performance and the knurling are the bar are just like the ohio bar. Cant tell this difference between the two. recieved many compliments at the gym as well. Now just waiting for rogue to offer the same color pattern for the racks and stands...
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dream Bar Worth the wait; beautiful paint and extra motivation
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent appearance and quality knurled I had been wanting this bar for a long time,so glad I got it great bar .another quality product from rogue
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bar EVER!!! I couldn’t be happier with this bar. Great quality, great feel and looks great too! Highly recommend it!
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pain is weakness leaving the body This bar motivates me to push harder - the look of the bar, the grenades on the end... reminds me of all the tough obstacles we overcame in the Marines. Recon Marine still lifting hard at 55.
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! Great product! Excellent customer service, quick delivery, overall great experience!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bar I've had my bar for over a month now and I love it. I workout at a Crossfit Gym and we have pretty decent equipment, but having my own bar is nice. I don't have to look for my favorite bar when I arrive for class, I just grab my bar and i'm set. It's the only one that's olive drab and black so it was a hit the day I brought it in.
Date published: 2018-05-08
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