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Rogue Westside Power Bar 2.0

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.6
52 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

Rogue Westside Power Bar 2.0

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.6
52 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$370.00
Free Shipping
Product Description

Co-developed with powerlifting legend and strength coach Louie Simmons, Rogue’s redesigned Westside Power Bar is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio—just down the road from Simmons’ renowned Westside Barbell training facility. Synonymous with its name, the Westside Power Bar excels in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. The 29MM shaft provides minimal flex for maximum stability and is paired with a deep knurl crafted for heavy pulls. No matter the training style, the Westside Power Bar is here to elevate your performance across the big three lifts.


PRECISION MEETS POWER

Every Westside Power Bar is precisely machined and assembled in Columbus, OH using US steel that is proven ideal for heavy powerlifting. We combine a 205,000 PSI tensile strength, low flexion shaft, IPF powerlifting knurl marks and our signature Ohio Power Bar knurling. The knurling is machined in a pattern that is deep and coarse, providing an ideal surface for heavy pulls without being sharp or abrasive. Additionally, it features a matching center knurl that adheres to your back when you need it most.


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability: Rogue manufactures the world's most durable barbells, and the Westside Power Bar is no exception. This bar has been engineered to withstand the heavy demands required from the home gym to the commercial facility. Read more here.

2X Quieter Performance: Refined with even stricter tolerances, precision-machined bronze bushings fit tighter around the shaft, and improved internal sleeve tolerances dampen sound and eliminate unwanted movement, ensuring a smoother and more stable lift.

Low Profile Sleeve Design: The sleeves are now machined using a new low-profile sleeve design that allows for easier than ever loading and unloading of plates.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

The Rogue Westside Power Bar has set the standard as the premier choice for powerlifting barbells in the industry. With our latest edition, we've taken our flagship power bar to new levels, introducing the most precision machined Westside Power Bar yet. More than just a barbell, the Rogue Westside Power Bar represents where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

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ROGUE WESTSIDE POWER BAR 2.0

MEN'S 45LB POWERLIFTING BARBELL

Co-developed with powerlifting legend and strength coach Louie Simmons, Rogue’s redesigned Westside Power Bar is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio—just down the road from Simmons’ renowned Westside Barbell training facility. Synonymous with its name, the Westside Power Bar excels in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. The 29MM shaft provides minimal flex for maximum stability and is paired with a deep knurl crafted for heavy pulls. No matter the training style, the Westside Power Bar is here to elevate your performance across the big three lifts.


PRECISION MEETS POWER

Every Westside Power Bar is precisely machined and assembled in Columbus, OH using US steel that is proven ideal for heavy powerlifting. We combine a 205,000 PSI tensile strength, low flexion shaft, IPF powerlifting knurl marks and our signature Ohio Power Bar knurling. The knurling is machined in a pattern that is deep and coarse, providing an ideal surface for heavy pulls without being sharp or abrasive. Additionally, it features a matching center knurl that adheres to your back when you need it most.


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability: Rogue manufactures the world's most durable barbells, and the Westside Power Bar is no exception. This bar has been engineered to withstand the heavy demands required from the home gym to the commercial facility. Read more here.

2X Quieter Performance: Refined with even stricter tolerances, precision-machined bronze bushings fit tighter around the shaft, and improved internal sleeve tolerances dampen sound and eliminate unwanted movement, ensuring a smoother and more stable lift.

Low Profile Sleeve Design: The sleeves are now machined using a new low-profile sleeve design that allows for easier than ever loading and unloading of plates.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

The Rogue Westside Power Bar has set the standard as the premier choice for powerlifting barbells in the industry. With our latest edition, we've taken our flagship power bar to new levels, introducing the most precision machined Westside Power Bar yet. More than just a barbell, the Rogue Westside Power Bar represents where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

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Best In Class Durability

With a F-Scale rating of F8-R, the Westside Power Bar is among the most durable barbells in its class. By optimizing materials and manufacturing techniques, the Westside Power Bar has been engineered to withstand the heavy demands that powerlifting places on barbells today, whether it be used daily in the garage or in a high-use commercial gym.  Read more here.

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LOW PROFILE SLEEVE DESIGN

Our new low-profile sleeve design makes loading and unloading plates easier than ever. The precision-machined sleeve is then treated with our proprietary matte black process, significantly enhancing its resistance to corrosion and impact. This treatment ensures that the sleeves retain their appearance for a much longer duration compared to traditional sleeve finishes.

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2X QUIETER PERFORMANCE

Using precision machining, we are able to tighten the fit of the sleeve on the shaft which means a smoother spin, a more connected feeling while lifting and significant noise reduction.

How It's Made
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FRICTION WELDING

The collars of the sleeves are friction welded, creating the strongest sleeves in the industry. This bond is as strong as if machined from a single piece of steel, while saving on waste and cost. 

Rogue Work Hardening
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Rogue Work Hardening

Our patented, proprietary process more than doubles the durability and lifespan of the barbell shaft compared to our competitors. 

Proprietary Sleeve Finish
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Proprietary Sleeve Finish

Our matte black sleeve option involves a new process that effectively transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it. This transformation significantly enhances the sleeves’ corrosion resistance, impact resistance, and abrasion resistance. 

State-of-the-art Gauging
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State-of-the-art Gauging

We use gauging normally employed in the aerospace industry to ensure that every bar that makes it to a customer is exactly as designed.

Barbell Durability

RUST RESISTANCE

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.

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BARBELL DURABILITY

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.

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F SCALE™ APPLICATION

How a barbell is used will affect its durable lifespan and it's a key factor in determining what type of F Rating™ might be suitable for your gym's needs. This graph correlates the F Rating™ of a barbell with different types of usage in order to predict the durable lifespan. Using this data, we are able to make recommendations on what F Rating™ is appropriate for different training situations. With a rating of F8-R, the Westside Power Bar is rated to outlast a lifetime of lifting (50+ years) in a powerlifting facility or home gym.

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Ohio Power Bar FAQ
Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • Co-developed with Westside Barbell's Louie Simmons
  • Exclusive, aggressive knurl pattern + center knurl
  • 205,000 PSI tensile strength shaft for reduced whip
  • Bronze bushings + snap ring design for smooth spin
  • Green Endcap with Westside & Rogue logos
  • F-Scale Rating: F8-R
  • Unloaded Weight: 45LB
  • Finish: Black Zinc on shaft and Proprietary Matte Black sleeves
  • Lifetime Warranty against bending*
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Product Specifications: Rogue Westside Power Bar 2.0
Product Specifications: Rogue Westside Power Bar 2.0
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Powerlifting BARBELL

Designed for Powerlifting:  Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift

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F-RATING

Our barbells are tested by a third-party to determine their F-Rating, or fatigue resistance, which is a measured representation of the durability of the barbell.

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BARBELL BUSHINGS

Precision bronze bushings provide reliable fast spin while being exceptionally durable when subjected to impact from being dropped.

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WHAT IS ROGUE WORK HARDENING?

Rogue Work Hardening (RWH) is our patented process for treating the shafts of our barbells to improve their durability. 

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BARBELL WEIGHT

Available in 45LB to pair with pound plates.

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BARBELL WHIP

The amount of springback provided by the bar that can be used by the lifter to increase the weight they can lift in dynamic movements.

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BARBELL DIAMETER

29MM is the standard diameter used across Powerlifting federations.

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MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Made from US steel, the Rogue Ohio Power Bar is machined and assembled at the Rogue factory in Columbus, OH.

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TENSILE STRENGTH

Expressed in PSI, tensile strength measures the maximum weight a barbell can support before deforming. The 205K tensile strength falls within the optimal range of minimal flexion for maximum stability throughout the lift.

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BARBELL KNURLING EXPLAINED

Our signature power knurl is machined in a pattern that is deep and coarse, providing an ideal surface for heavy pulls without being sharp or abrasive.

Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
ColorBlack
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty*
Made In USAYes
Loadable Sleeve Length16.25"
Bar Length86.52"
Distance Between Sleeves51.5"
Diameter29MM
F Rating™F8-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UsePowerlifting
Bushing/BearingBushing
Bar Weight45LB
KnurlPowerlifting
Center KnurlYes
Knurl MarkPowerlifting
Shaft CoatingBlack Zinc
Sleeve CoatingProprietary Matte Black Finish
Tensile Strength205,000 PSI

Key Features of the Westside Power Bar:

Developed with Louie Simmons
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Developed with Louie Simmons

We worked directly with legendary powerlifter, strength coach, and Westside Barbell founder Louie Simmons (1947-2022) to fine-tune this bar into one worthy of both the Rogue and Westside names. Every element of Version 2.0, from the knurling to the finish to the endcaps, was held to a champion’s standard. We believe this bar ranks with some of the best power bars ever made, but the words “Louie Simmons Approved” say more than we ever could.

205,000 PSI Steel
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205,000 PSI Steel

The Westside Power Bar’s 29MM diameter steel shaft now has a tensile strength of 205,000 PSI, delivering superior rigidity and virtually zero whip/flex. Machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, the bar also features a snap-ring design and quality bronze bushings for a smooth, consistent feel. Includes a lifetime warranty against bending.*

Aggressive Knurl
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Aggressive Knurl

We updated the knurl pattern for Version 2.0 of the Westside Power Bar, turning again to Louie Simmons to test and refine an aggressive, precision powerlifting knurl—deep and coarse without being uncomfortably sharp or abrasive. A center knurl is also included for added “stick” to the back during squats.

Black Zinc + Proprietary Matte Black Finish
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Black Zinc + Proprietary Matte Black Finish

The Westside Power Bar has a distinct look, with a black zinc coating on the shaft, plus new green endcaps with the Rogue and Westside logos. The sleeves also now feature Rogue’s proprietary matte black finish, which utilizes a process that effectively transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it, greatly increasing the sleeves’ long-term corrosion resistance and color endurance.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 52 Reviews
Jordan N
Moscow, ID
★★★★★
★★★★★
Apr 2023
Westside
Had this bar for about 3 months now, and I love it. Really good knurling and feel. A few reviews have complained about the black slightly wearing off the sleeves — but come on, guys, it’s a barbell. You’re sliding metal across metal. Bar is excellent and indestructible.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 13
No · 1
icehatter
Tampa, FL
★★★★★
★★★★★
Mar 2023
Sexy Bar Fades
This thing looks sexy when you first get it. But it's been a few years now and that fades even with cleaning. It fades to something much much less sexy. Kind of wished I would've just got a stainless steel bar instead. Overall the knurling and feel of the bar is awesome and I've had zero problems with it unless how the color fades counts as a problem to you.
Helpful?
Yes · 7
No · 0
Bert8404
Ohio
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2022
Great Bar- but covered in metal flakes
My wife bought this for me as a birthday present because I’m a high WSBB fan. I also own the stainless steel Ohio power bar; and a Texas power bar. Like my stainless OPB, this bar came covered in metal flakes. That tells me that the bar wasn’t properly cleaned and prepped prior to zinc plating; so I have little confidence that the zinc will hold up. It’s also a huge inconvenience trying to brush our thousands of little metal shards. Rogue really needs to clean their bars before sending them out. It took me months to get my stainless OPB cleaned up. That being said; the knurling on the bar is great. I was under the impression it’s the same knurl pattern as the OPB, but that’s not the case. This bars knurling is more aggressive than my stainless OPB; and feels identical to my Texas power bar. This is basically a 29mm Texas power bar.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 11
No · 4

Response from Rogue Fitness:

Dec 2022
Thank you for posting this! Our team is taking a deeper look at your bar now.
Noodlearms32
Embarrass MN
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2022
Love the grip!
I love the bar and it’s knurling not to aggressive but does not allow slippage. The collars are amazing! With 6 plates on each side they do not slip or move during deadlifts. I am really happy with my purchase.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 4
No · 3
Benny bronco
British Columbia Canada
★★★★★
★★★★★
Feb 2022
Classic steel feel and bad dude appearance
I bought this three years ago and it earns 5 stars. Zinc is best because it gives you that classic steel feeling while being corrosion resistant. Whether the coating chips a bit or not. Which mine hasn’t. Other coatings take away from that classic rugged barbell feel and you don’t need ultra corrosion resistance. I got mine when the price was marked down. It looks bad to the bone for sure and maybe the zinc coated collars gives some corrosion resistance benefit but it’s probably just and awesome bad dude special addition bar that has that classic steel barbell feel to it which may make the knurl feel extra good.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguecanada.ca
TheCrytz
Leechburg,Pa
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jan 2022
Exactly what I wanted
The bar showed up looking exactly as advertised. It's finish is awesome, it's stiff and heavy and everything about this bar says Westside! The extra sleeve length is noticeable and the new knurling is perfect. Nothing wrong with this power bar at all. Great job !!!
Helpful?
Yes · 6
No · 3
Dirty Mike and the boys
Camp Pendleton
★★★★★
★★★★★
Aug 2021
Good strong bar
The bar is great! I have no concerns of it ever becoming truly "damaged". The knurling seemed more aggressive than other bars at first, but it's been about a year since I've lifted so it may just be my hands. The coating kind of sucks to be honest though. Nearly every lift leaves black chips in my palm. It's more annoying than anything, but clearly the coating is not very durable. The HG collars have easily distorted the coating on the sleeves. i used to have a rogue cerakote bar, I would recommend one of those more as the coating seemed to be alot stronger, it felt better in the hands, and it never chipped off into the palm.
Helpful?
Yes · 10
No · 5
Darkness
The Mitten State
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2021
Great as a secondary bar
This is a nice barbell. The black on black zinc coating is beautiful. As many other's have stated, the bar arrived with a few knicks in the zinc coating, here and there on the sleeves, but they're small and nothing to get in a twist about. Where the blemishes are located, I would cause wear anyway from general use. So, no big deal, The knurling is good, but not quite as good as my stainless steel OPB. The zinc coating fills in some of the knurling, causing it to have less bite and resulting in a feel that is slightly less grippy. But I knew this going in, so again, not a big deal. I purchased this bar to serve as a backup and to use for ignorant lifts I wouldn't feel comfortable using my stainless OPB to do, like heavy rack pulls and such. So, when it gets beat up, I won't be bothered. That said, if you can only purchase one barbell, I wouldn't recommend the Westside power bar. I would recommend the all stainless steel OPB. It's knurling is sharper, and it's corrosion resistance is superior. But if you're in the market for a secondary stiff bar that can take a beating but also has a bit of corrosion resistance and just looks cool, this is a great barbell for that purpose.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 29
No · 1
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