Our Women’s 25MM Oly Weighlifting Bar is built to IWF specifications and is now available in a Cerakote finish, with several exclusive colorways to choose from. This unique polymer-ceramic composite coating was originally popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications, and it offers up to 100x the corrosion resistance of standard black zinc.
Aside from the finish, the Cerakote Oly WL Bar is manufactured to the same general specifications as the original Women’s model, including a 215,000 PSI steel shaft, quality needle bearings, and chrome sleeves with 12.5″ of loadable length. Each 15KG bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and features an exclusive Rogue knurl pattern that’s precision-cut for a firm grip without the sharpness or abrasiveness of many import bars. We firmly believe the Rogue Olympic Weightlifting Bar ranks among the best bearing bars in the industry for feel, durability, and performance.
This version of the 25MM Oly WL Bar is distinct for its use of Cerakote, a ceramic-based coating commonly trusted by firearm manufacturers for its remarkable durability in thin applications. This unique finish can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time–100X that of standard black zinc–and it’s available to order in a range of exclusive colorways, with the Rogue logo branded on the center of the shaft. See the menu for current color combination options.
Our Women’s Oly Bar is made exclusively from high-grade EU steel, producing a shaft with a minimum tensile strength of 215,000 PSI. Each shaft is ground and polished prior to machining (to ensure a smooth finish), and individually tested and straightened to within 0.015″ (0.38mm). The sleeves are machined from a single piece of steel, with a chrome finish. The goal is to create just the right amount of “whip” or “flex” needed for competitive Olympic lifting.
There are 10 sets of needle bearings, 5 sets per sleeve–same as the Men’s Oly Bar. These high-quality bearings produce a smooth, reliable spin across high-intensity, day-to-day use; a trait hard to find in many women’s bars on the market, let alone American-made ones.
Every Oly Bar is machined in Columbus, Ohio, on new Haas machines that are built in the USA. For the Olympic knurl, we experimented with several knurling patterns before choosing the full but minimally aggressive texture that top weightlifters responded to best. Rather than relying on visibility alone, each bar is then manually tested to ensure the actual “feel” is up to Rogue standards. Note: There is no center knurl on the Cerakote model.
- Made in Columbus, OH, USA
- Women’s Bearing Bar (International Weightlifting Federation standards)
- Bar Weight: 15KG
- Shaft Diameter: 25MM
- 215,000 PSI Tensile Strength EU Steel
- Olympic Knurl Marks (no center knurl)
- Note: Clear bars are coated post machining so they will have slight blemishes from clamps in our machining process.
- Cerakote Color Finish w/ Chrome Sleeves
- Bar Length: 79.14″
- Distance Between Sleeves: 51.50″
- Loadable Sleeve Length: 12.50″