Rogue Rackable Curl Bar

Rogue Rackable Curl Bar
5/5

Builtscore

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
Based on 2 Ratings

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

The Rogue Rackable Curl Bar features the same cambered design, knurl pattern, and E-coat finish as our original Rogue Curl Bar, but with 20 inches of additional space between the sleeves (51.8125” vs 31.

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Made in USA

Pros & Cons

What we like about the product...

  1. Rogue Fitness has taken their crowd favorite Curl Bar, extended the shaft and made it compatible with squat racks and aptly calling it the Rogue Rackable Curl Bar.
  2. At 110,000 PSI Tensile Strength, although the Rackable Curl Bar seems weak compared to something like the 200,000 PSI Tensile Strength Rogue Ohio Power Bar, it's actually one of the strongest curl bars on the market.
  3. Rogue's decided to use their medium-fine knurl that is the same that's used on the multipurpose flagship Rogue Ohio Bar. It's fine enough to prevent ripped callouses, but provides enough grip for any movement from curls to rows.
  4. The sleeves are coated in bright zinc and the shaft has an e-coat that will prevent rust from forming on its surface over time. It's not as good as stainless steel in this regard, but it is superior to the black oxide and zinc that's often used on curl bars.
  5. With over 51" shaft length between the sleeve collars it will fit on pretty much every rack including Rogue Racks that have a 49" outside width.
  6. Bronze bushings are used as the rotation system which have proven to be very reliable and long-lasting.
  7. The bends on this curl bar are similar to just about every other EZ Curl bar making it comfortable on the wrists during curls and tricep work.
  8. Made in the USA of US-Sourced Steel.
  9. Knurling is featured throughout the sections where the hands grip the bar which isn't always typical.

What needs improvement...

  1. At $250, it's nearly $100 more than the REP Fitness Chrome Rackable Curl Bar. REP's bar is imported and chrome plated, but it does have a good knurl pattern. The Stainless Steel version of REP's is also available for a similar price point as Rogues.
  2. Many people hate the idea of curing in a squat rack. I am not one of them. - Coop

Product Summary & Specs

The Rogue Rackable Curl Bar features the same cambered design, knurl pattern, and E-coat finish as our original Rogue Curl Bar, but with 20 inches of additional space between the sleeves (51.8125” vs 31.5”)—making it rackable in most standard power racks.

With a racked curl bar, plate loading becomes much easier, and athletes can begin their curl movements directly from the starting height rather than having to pick the bar up off the ground. Close-grip bench movements can also prove more comfortable with this type of specialty camber bar, and “skull crushers” (lying triceps extensions) are made safer and more achievable, as users can now have the Curl Bar set up in the J-cups or on Spotter Arms

Each of our Rackable Curl Bars is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and include precision-bent steel with a snap ring design and bronze bushings. The sleeves have 10.5” of loadable length and a Bright Zinc finish, while the 110,000 PSI shaft features a corrosion-resistant E-Coat finish (in black) and our trademark Ohio knurling.

Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • Men’s Specialty Camber Bar
  • Rackable on Most Standard Power Racks
  • Steel Tensile Strength: 110,000 PSI
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight (unloaded): 35LB
  • Overall Length: 74.75″
  • Distance Between Sleeves: 51.8125″
  • Loadable Sleeve Length: 10.50″
  • Snap Ring Design
  • Bronze Bushings
  • Finish: Black E-Coat shaft, Bright Zinc sleeves
  • Ohio Pattern Knurling
  • Guarantee/Warranty: 5-year
Bar Type

Specialty Bar

Bar Use

Curling

Bar Weight

35 LB

Diameter

28.5MM

Knurl

Medium

Center Knurl

NO

Shaft Coating

Black E-Coat

Bar Length

74.75"

Loadable Sleeve Length

10.5"

Sleeve Coating

Bright Zinc

Bushing/Bearing

Bushing

Tensile Strength

110,000 PSI

Guarantee/Warranty

5 Year

Made In USA

Yes

GGR Reviews

Rogue Rackable Curl Bar
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GGR Builtscore: 5/5
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    The Bottom Line

    The Rogue Rackable Curl Bar is Rogue Fitness' premiere curl bar. It fits in a squat rack, has excellent knurling, is made in the USA, and is made to the level of all of Rogue's equipment. With all of this said, at $250 not including shipping, it is definitely pricey. If you want a high-quality curl bar that can be used in the rack, this is a great option, but, to be honest, we would suggest most people look elsewhere at lower-priced bars. A curl bar is not used nearly as much as an Olympic Barbell and as such, doesn't need the same level of quality. Yet, we don't blame you if you just like nice stuff.

    Author Spotlight

    Coop is the creator of Garage Gym Reviews. He's produced more content on home gyms and training equipment than likely anyone else in the world and is recognized as the foremost expert in the space. When not writing about barbells, squat racks, and other pieces of equipment, he can be found eating tacos and reading biographies on dead people. Coop has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Art of Manliness, Starting Strength, Men's Health, Business Insider and many others.

    Author: Cooper Mitchell Contact: coop@garagegymreviews.com