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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
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 91.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product I’ve been using the bars in my Crossfit box and finally sprung for my own. HUGE improvement on performance. The bar rotates flawlessly on cleans and snatches. Everyone in the gym loves the operation color scheme too.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bar!!!! I bought this 2 months ago and it’s been great. It’s worth the money!!
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rogue-USA Made Quality This bar is another great American made Rogue product. Thank you for making this in honor of our military. Keep it coming!
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Bar Hand feel is excellent, balance is spot on and build quality is great. Recieved as a gift and I am very pleased.
Date published: 2019-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome color and feel I was a little hesitant to spend this money on a bar without being able to actually lay hands on it but I’m so glad I did. I ordered the olive green and it’s an awesome color. I was worried it might be a little bright but it’s definitely a deep olive color. The whip is good and I feel much more comfortable with some big weight as opposed to one of the generic bars at my CrossFit gym. Worth the dough
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going on 5yrs I've had my operator bar for almost 5 years... Maybe more actually... I get an average of 2 good work outs a week with it. *Whispers* I beat the crud outta it. Still Killin it. Weight rotates effortlessly, still smooth smooooooth smoooootthhhhhh. I feel like it should be time to buy a new bar... But said fro. Some very minimal scuffing. There's nothing wrong with it. Sorry rogue.... Built it too good! If you're looking for a bar that will take the beating with you. Spend the $$ it's worth it
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar I bought this bar a month ago and have used it regularly for olympic lifts as well as deadlift. The bar is great - good feel, handles weight well, and looks sexy as he**.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STELLAR By far my favorite bar!! Between the color, the feel of the bar and the craftsmanship of it--I can't wait for my next workout.
Date published: 2019-03-26
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