Rogue Echo Bar 2.0

Rogue Echo Bar 2.0
Rogue Echo Bar 2.0
Rogue Echo Bar 2.0
Rogue Echo Bar 2.0

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  • 190k PSI tensile strength
  • Rogue’s most affordable 20kg barbell at under $275
  • Highly durable barbell
  • Uses the same bronze bushings as the Rogue Ohio Power Bar
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Made in USA

In-Depth Review

Rogue Echo Bar 2.0 Review: Cheapest Rogue Fitness Barbell

Rogue Echo Bar 2.0 Review: Cheapest Rogue Fitness Barbell

The Rogue Echo Bar 2.0is the lowest-priced barbell that Rogue Fitness sells. Despite its low price the Echo Bar is still made in the USA, uses high tensile strength steel, has a fantastic medium knurl, with bronze bushings in the sleeves. Its only real downside versus other Rogue barbells is its minimal 1-year warranty instead of a lifetime warranty. We recommend it if you don’t plan to ever need the bar warrantied. Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Features everything that the more expensive Rogue 2.0 Bar has
  • 190K PSI Tensile Strength
  • No center knurl
  • 28.5MM shaft
  • F-8R Rating
  • Designed and built in the USA of US-sourced steel
  • Standard knurl
  • One of Rogue’s least-expensive barbells
  • Bright zinc coating on the shaft and sleeve
  • Uses bronze bushings
What needs improvement ...
  • 1-year warranty
  • Knurling is a bit passive
  • Bar lacks a center knurl
  • Features single IWF standard knurl marks

Product Summary

Machined and assembled at our Columbus manufacturing facility, the newly redesigned Rogue Echo Bar 2.0 is an economically priced 28.5MM bushing bar equipped with many of the same features as our flagship Rogue Ohio Bar.

Starting with a 190,000 PSI tensile strength steel shaft and bright zinc finish, the Echo Bar also now includes an upgraded snap ring sleeve construction and exclusive Echo branded endcaps. There are single IWF standard Olympic knurl marks (no center knurl or powerlifting marks) and 16.40″ of loadable sleeve length.

All orders of the Echo Bar also come with a 1-year warranty.*

The Echo Bar–just like our flagship 28.5MM Ohio Bar–is constructed from 190,000 PSI tensile strength steel, with quality bronze bushings that act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and shaft. A bright zinc finish across the entirety of the bar finishes the look.

Brand new for Version 2.0 of the Echo Bar is a fully upgraded snap-ring construction, battle-tested to maintain optimal stability throughout any type of high-intensity Olympic movement. This, again, is the exact same construction used in the Rogue Ohio Bar. We have also included new Echo exclusive endcaps for this re-design, a feature not found with the original model.

The Echo Bar includes single, IWF standard Olympic knurl marks (there are no powerlifting marks and no center knurl) in an consistent, non-abrasive pattern. Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, and treated with artistic precision.

Despite its friendly price tag, the Echo Bar is up to the demands of high-performance, competitive Oly lifting. The 20KG bar will produce a consistent spin and “whip” during any traditional Olympic movement, and the durability of its construction is backed by a one-year warranty.*


Bar Type

Men's Bars

Bar Use

Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Multipurpose

Bar Weight






Center Knurl


Knurl Marks


Shaft Coating

Bright Zinc

Loadable Sleeve Length


Sleeve Coating

Bright Zinc



F Rating


Tensile Strength

190,000 PSI


1 Year*

Made In USA


GGR Community Reviews

Rogue Echo Bar 2.0

GGR BuiltScore: 4.75/5
4.75 out of 5

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    The Rogue Echo Bar 2.0 is the most budget-friendly barbell Rogue offers. For most people, we'd suggest going with the Ohio Bar or Rogue Bar 2.0 over the Echo Bar due to the longer warranty and not much higher price. However, if you don't care for a longer warranty or just don't want to spend more, the Echo Bar 2.0 is a great option for those on a budget or just starting into working out at home.