Combining a stainless steel, 200,000 PSI tensile strength shaft with industrial hard chrome sleeves and quality needle bearings, this version of the Rogue Olympic WL Bar ranks among the best in the industry for feel, durability, and performance. Each 20KG bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, and includes an exclusive Rogue knurl pattern that’s precision-cut for a firm grip without the sharpness or abrasiveness of many import bars.
Stainless steel is known for its unmatched oxidation resistance, but not all types produce the same level of performance. Rogue spent months researching and testing high strength stainless steel alloys, culminating in the creation of the world-record setting “Elephant Bar” used at the 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic. This bar handled one of the greatest loads in history due to the length of the shaft and sleeves as well as the use of 1,000LB of 2″ thick steel plates. That very same steel went into making our 28MM Stainless Steel Olympic Bar, and it’s a difference you can instantly feel.
Now Available with Optional Black Cerakote Branding:
Customers can now choose between the standard Stainless Steel shaft (with no finish) or a Stainless Steel shaft with a black Cerakote finish on the center portion between the knurling. Cerakote is a highly durable finish in its own right, first popularized in the gun industry, and it enables a wide range of custom colorways and branding options. In this case, we’ve created a photo-negative effect, as the un-coated Rogue logo is branded inside the black Cerakote finish.
This version of the Oly Bar is made from high-strength, stainless steel alloys, producing a shaft with a minimum tensile strength of 200,000 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 was to create just the right amount of “whip” or “flex” that is needed for Olympic lifting.
Every Oly Bar is machined in Columbus, Ohio, on new Haas machines that are built in the USA. For the Olympic knurl marks, 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.
With no plating, the knurl on the Stainless Steel Oly WL Bar is left exactly how we machined it, providing a great feel that cannot be achieved with other finishes. It’s similar to the knurl feel from a bare steel shaft, but with better corrosion resistance. 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.
Our Olympic WL Bar features 10 sets of needle bearings (5 sets per sleeve) that produce a smooth, reliable spin across day-to-day use. Each bar is individually calibrated and built to meet IWF standards.
- Made in the USA
- Olympic Bearing Bar (International Weightlifting Federation standards)
- Stainless Steel Shaft, Chrome Sleeves
- Optional Black Cerakote shaft finish (between knurling) with Rogue logo
- 5 Needle Bearings per sleeve
- Olympic Knurl Marks (no center knurl) in non-aggressive pattern
- Loadable Sleeve Length: 16.30″
- Tensile Strength: 200,000 PSI
- Dome-tag Endcap
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