Our Men’s 28MM 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 model, combining a 215,000 PSI steel shaft with quality needle bearings and friction-welded sleeves. Each 20KG bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and includes 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.
We also offer separate versions of the Oly WL Bar in the original Bright Zinc finish, as well as Stainless Steel. A 25MM Cerakote Women’s Oly WL Bar is available in Stainless Steel. as well as Cerakote.
This version of the 28MM 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 Men’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 goal is to create just the right amount of “whip” or “flex” needed for competitive Olympic lifting.
Using a process from the worlds of aviation and automotive manufacturing, the sleeves on the Rogue Olympic Weightlifting Bar are friction welded–creating a superior, forged-quality bond. This method is more precise than most joining techniques and helps prevent any changes in the integrity of the sleeve. Combined with 10 sets of top-quality needle bearings, the result is a barbell with a smooth, consistent, quieter spin.
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 the USA
- 28MM Men’s Olympic Bearing Bar (International Weightlifting Federation standards)
- 215,000 PSI tensile strength steel shaft
- Olympic Knurl Marks (no center knurl)
- Cerakote Color Finish on shaft w/ Rogue branding
- Note: Clear bars are coated post machining so they will have slight blemishes from clamps in our machining process.
- Friction Welded Sleeves (Chrome finish), 16.25″ loadable sleeve length
- 5 Needle Bearings per sleeve
- Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*