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Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
44 Reviews
Made in U.S.A. with German Bearings

Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
44 Reviews
Made in U.S.A. with German Bearings
$720.00
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Ships in 7-10 Days
Product Description

While developing a design for a new Olympic bearing bar, Rogue had the privilege of working with the most decorated weightlifter of all time, three-time Olympic gold medalist Pyrros Dimas. The Greek legend laid out everything he would look for in an ideal barbell—including (a) a slightly more aggressive knurl, and (b) a more controlled spin that lets him feel connected to the weight throughout the lift. We provided him with bars made from different types of steel, multiple different knurl textures, and different sleeve lubricants. After lifting on all of them, he gave his feedback on each of the parameters, including which steel had the best whip. At the end of the day, we made a bar that combined all of his top picks. When we showed him what we’d come up with, his response was better than we could have imagined. “It's Perfect,” he said. “You should call it the Pyrros Bar.” And so we did.

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Rogue Pyrros Bar - Stainless Steel WL Bar
Certified by the International Weightlifting Federation

While developing a design for a new Olympic bearing bar, Rogue had the privilege of working with the most decorated weightlifter of all time, three-time Olympic gold medalist Pyrros Dimas. The Greek legend laid out everything he would look for in an ideal barbell—including (a) a slightly more aggressive knurl, and (b) a more controlled spin that lets him feel connected to the weight throughout the lift. We provided him with bars made from different types of steel, multiple different knurl textures, and different sleeve lubricants. After lifting on all of them, he gave his feedback on each of the parameters, including which steel had the best whip. At the end of the day, we made a bar that combined all of his top picks. When we showed him what we’d come up with, his response was better than we could have imagined. “It's Perfect,” he said. “You should call it the Pyrros Bar.” And so we did.

The Pyrros Bar is now an official, IWF Certified barbell. The final design combines a stainless steel, 200,000 PSI tensile strength shaft with 10 quality needle bearings and a choice of chrome-plated or stainless steel sleeves (the all-stainless Pyrros Bar is the top-end 28mm barbell that Rogue now produces). The unique knurl texture on these bars was chosen unanimously by two members of the USA Weightlifting World Championship team, along with Pyrros himself, from a pool of six options. For the bearings, we selected a more viscous lubricant to create the controlled spin that Pyrros prefers.

In the strength world, approval from the International Weightlifting Federation is the equivalent of a restaurant getting its Michelin stars, so we’re proud to include a new IWF Cerakote logo on the shaft of the latest Pyrros Bars, along with additional IWF branding on the endcaps.

Note on Stainless Steel: Barbells made from raw steel are not plated and therefore marks from the machining process may be visible.

Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • IWF Certified
  • Made in the USA with German Bearings
  • 20KG Olympic Bearing Bar (International Weightlifting Federation standards)
  • Co-Developed with 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Pyrros Dimas
  • Shaft: Stainless Steel
  • Sleeves: Chrome Plate or Stainless Steel
  • Diameter: 28MM
  • 5 Needle Bearings per sleeve
  • Olympic Knurl Marks with Center Knurl in aggressive but non-abrasive pattern

  • Loadable Sleeve Length: 16.30"
  • Tensile Strength: 200,000 PSI
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Product Specifications: Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM - Stainless Steel
Product Specifications: Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM - Stainless Steel

Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty *
Made In USAYes, with German Bearings
Loadable Sleeve Length16.30"
Bar Length86.6"
Diameter28MM
F Rating™F8-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UseOlympic Weightlifting
Bushing/BearingBearing
Bar Weight20KG
KnurlOlympic
Center KnurlYes
Knurl MarkOlympic
Shaft CoatingNone - Stainless Steel
Tensile Strength200,000 PSI

KEY FEATURES OF THE PYRROS BAR:

Pyrros Customization
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Pyrros Customization

Achieving the right knurl texture and a controlled spin were essential to creating a Pyrros-approved barbell. For the knurling, we experimented with several patterns before choosing a new, more aggressive style unanimously selected by Pyrros and two members of the U.S.A. Weightlifting team (a center knurl was also included by request). Creating the perfect knurl is as much art as it is science, so after gauging, each shaft is manually tested to ensure that the "feel" meets Rogue's standards. Similar attention is paid to the bar's precision needle bearings (made in Germany), five sets of which are included in each chrome sleeve. While the bearings produce a smooth and reliable spin, the use of a more viscous lubricant produced the spin that Pyrros was looking for, ensuring better stability of the weight during heavier lifts and more control for the athlete.

The Difference of Stainless Steel
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The Difference of Stainless Steel

. Personally selected by Pyrros and two members of the U.S.A. Weightlifting Team for its optimal "whip" and "flex," this stainless steel is the same type we originally developed for our world-record breaking Elephant Bar. With no plating, the knurl is left exactly how we machined it, providing a natural feel that is less reliant on chalk, with better corrosion resistance than bare steel. Customers can also now opt for stainless steel sleeves, rather than the standard chrome plating. The all-stainless Pyrros Bar, we feel, is the premier 28mm bar in our fleet. 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.

IWF Certified
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IWF Certified

The quality, precision engineering that goes into the Pyrros Bar has now been recognized at the highest levels of competition through its IWF certification. Each Pyrros Bar is machined in Columbus, Ohio (on American-made Haas machines) to strict IWF specs. The shaft is ground and polished prior to machining and individually tested and straightened to within 0.015” (0.38MM). Using a technique from automotive and aviation manufacturing, the sleeves are friction welded for a bond as strong as a single piece of steel, and then machined to our exacting standards. After machining, all parts are gauged to ensure optimum performance. In our barbell assembly department, the shaft is again tested and straightened and the components of each bar are weighed together. Once the weight standard of +20 grams/-10 grams is met, the bar is assembled by hand followed by an individual test for straightness and reliable spin. 


A Legend's Input
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A Legend's Input

A national hero in Greece, Pyrros Dimas owns three World Weightlifting Championships along with three gold medals from the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympic Games. He has few equals in the sport, so designing a barbell up to his standards was both a privilege and a great challenge. We’re proud to say we’ve produced a bar that Pyrros Dimas has personally called “perfect.”

A New Addition to Your Rogue Arsenal
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A New Addition to Your Rogue Arsenal

Rogue offers a wide range of additional equipment and accessories to potentially combine with your Pyrros Bar. This includes our Competition Bumper Plates, Competition Collars, and exclusive barbell storage options.

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.

*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.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 44 Reviews
Rogue_lifter
Tha USA
★★★★★
★★★★★
February 21
The bar to end all bars
This bar just oozes quality. This bar was going to be the center piece of my home gym, cause everything else is just extra. Best power rack known to man, same as two up rights with jcups... best plates known to man... just weight plates. The shake weight ... well you get the idear. The bar is the central iron pillar in the church of steel. It makes you one with the iron. I was a little concerned that this thing would be unnecessary overkill. But after taking receipt looking at it and handling it... there can be no alternative. This thing just oozes quality. I actually went back to a commercial gym just to touch the pedestrian bars. This thing is the shiznits knees by comparison. Other bars shrivel when compared to this magnificent shaft. If you are serious at all about oly lifting. Just get the bar. You won't regret it. Made in USA. Better yet Ohio. Whats not to like. Word of caution to serious oly lifters: the knurling may not be the best for extreme volume. See if you can get your hands on one to feel the knurl. I think it is perfect for medium volume levels and absolutely perfect for heavy lifting. It's not super sharp or anything, but definitely more agressive than your average commercial gym dwelling steel. This bar is really something. I have the bug like that one youtuber. I will definitely be picking up some other high end bars after experiencing the rogue pyrros. But this one will be special. A bar approved by dimas himself. It will be the centerpiece of my home gym.
Yes, I recommend this product
Dimas
Very very nice knurl
Center knurl for squats
Knurl and marker
Just pure quality
Dark side of the knurl
Helpful?
Yes · 95
No · 6
Josh6715
Houston, TX
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2023
Best bar I’ve ever used
I train in my garage gym and I’ve had a Rogue 2.0 barbell for almost 10 years and didn’t realize the quality I was missing out on in every day training until I started competing in 2021 using a good barbell. The whip and spin on this thing is incredible - very controlled and smooth and makes a world of difference. I wanted a stainless steel barbell (stainless collars as well) since I live in Houston and deal with heat and humidity most months of the year. I can tell this thing will hold up nicely. I wanted a bar with an aggressive and center knurl and this knocked it out of the park. It sticks to the hands nice but doesn’t shread your hands like other high end barbells I’ve used at competitions. I can’t recommend this bar enough. Pyrros and Rogue created a thing of beauty.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 64
No · 4
CAllbritton
Oklahoma
★★★★★
★★★★★
Sep 2023
Best Bar I've Used
I would like to say firstly, im not a Rogue Simp. I bought this approximately a year ago. I have about 5 other barbells including one other high end weightlifting bar, and this Barbell surpasses all the others. The knurl is perfectly aggressive. The whip is amazing. Well worth it. If I could only chose one barbell, this would be the bar.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 52
No · 1
ACab
Saginaw, MI
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jul 2023
Amazing Barbell
The knurling is amazing on this barbell. No chalk needed. Whip is amazing. I feel really connected to the bar when I do the oly lifts. I was using a Rep Gladiator Olympic Bar and the Pyrros is major upgrade. The only complaint I have is that one of the sleeve collars has a minor scratch when I received the bar but honestly the bar is going to get banged up and bound to have scratches on the sleeves so I ain’t gonna knock it down a star for such a minor cosmetic flaw. This bar is the best barbell I have in my garage gym and will be utilized every day I do the oly lifts. Rogue always got that amazing quality on point.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 64
No · 0
Oakland, Maine
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2023
Beautiful and highest quality - but expensive
In all reality the value compared to something like the Ohio Bar - it’s not going to make a functional difference in your training if you know what you’re doing. I wanted the center knurl, and I wanted an aggressive stainless steel shaft. It is what it says it is, the best. But in terms of value I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to most people, this was a splurge for myself. I don’t regret it and will keep it, but just know that you can survive with the Ohio Bar haha.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 54
No · 1
Paulywog0667
Mantua, Ohio
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2023
Pyrros Bar Stainless
I wrote a review, but got an email to review. Overall very pleased with the Pyrros barbell with stainless sleeves. The product arrived as described. The minor cosmetic defects on knurling are in the product description for raw/bare metals. A quality tight knurling. And the sleeves could spin for days.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 52
No · 0
Back to weightlifting
Kingston ny
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 2023
Rogue Pyrros bar
Nicest bar I've ever seen or felt. It's worth every penny so far.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 56
No · 0
RoberRS
Galicia, Spain
★★★★★
★★★★★
Feb 2023
Top quality
Very happy with this bar. The whip is very good, the knurling is perfect for me, it's aggressive but not painful, just on the sweet spot. The controlled spin of the bar due to the viscous lubrication is nice, because you get the sensation of a not spinning bar, but under load the bar spins without any resistance. Also, with the bar overhead you felt it more stable because of this. Totaly recomended. If you want a top level weigthlinfting bar for years, this is a great choice.
Yes, I recommend this product
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