Rogue Operator Bar 3.0
Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
After the gods created swords, 50-caliber machine guns, and Harley-Davidsons, they dreamed up the 20KG Rogue Operator Bar. With an original, military-inspired design you won’t find anywhere else in the industry, the latest edition of this versatile 28.5MM barbell introduces a new polymer-ceramic composite finish—the same coating trusted by many firearm manufacturers for its unique durability in thin applications. Customers also now have the option of sticking with the Operator’s classic Olive Drab shaft or swapping it out with any one of several new additional military finishes:
The Rogue Operator Bar is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, using advanced composite bushings and 190,000 PSI tensile strength steel for the perfect balance of whip and rigidity. The bar features Rogue’s signature knurl pattern with dual knurl marks for both Power and Oly lifts (no center knurl).
Greener, meaner, and made in America, the Rogue Operator Bar 3.0 is Guaranteed for Life against bending and/or broken collars* and is sure to leave an impression on any athlete who uses it—or even sees it. Some may ask why your gym would need an Olive Drab or Desert Tan bar. You can answer simply, “Because I want it.”
The new Operator Bar introduces an advanced ceramic-based coating, Cerakote, used widely in the gun industry for its remarkable durability in thin applications. This high-quality finish can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—and it includes exclusive Rogue branding centralized on the shaft. The Operator Bar’s exclusive color finish combinations (Black Sleeves with Olive Drab, Desert Tan, Tek Camo Grey, or Tiger Stripe Woodland Camo shaft) are unique, military-inspired options rarely found elsewhere in the industry.
This steel is manufactured in the US and has proven to be one of the best steel variants for a multi-purpose barbell.
Each barbell shaft is ground and polished prior to machining which allows the bar to have a very smooth finish.
Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The knurling has been carefully refined over the years for a firm but non-abrasive grip (there is no center knurl). We also assemble the Operator Bar with special composite bushings—a self-lubricating material often found in hi-tech aerospace equipment and military vehicles. For intense, high-rep training, these bushings dramatically minimize friction to provide a reliable spin. The final result is a bar that produces normal “whip” during Oly weightlifting with enough rigidity to hold for heavy powerlifting.
- Manufactured in Columbus, OH, USA
- Diameter: 28.5MM
- Weight: 20KG
- Dual Knurl Marks & no center knurl
- NEW Polymer-Ceramic Composite Finish option w/ Rogue branding
- Composite Bushings
- Current Color Options: Olive Drab Shaft / Black Sleeves and Desert Tan / Black Sleeves
- Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
- Bar Type
- Men's Bars
- Bar Use
- Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
- Bar Weight
- Center Knurl
- Knurl Marks
- Shaft Coating
- Bar Length
- Loadable Sleeve Length
- Sleeve Coating
- F Rating
- Tensile Strength
- 190,000 PSI
- Lifetime Warranty*
- Made in USA