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Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar


Mike and Marks Bar

Mike Burgener and Mark Rippetoe have teamed up with industry leader York Barbell to provide the ultimate Olympic weightlifting/powerlifting bar that is perfect for CrossFit workouts.

The B&R Bar by York Barbell is produced to their precise specifications. It has a 29 mm shaft, marked for both powerlifting and weightlifting movements. It features the perfect light weightlifting knurl that has made York Barbell famous, with a center knurl for squats and an extra half-inch of smooth steel between the knurls to protect your shins during deadlifts, cleans, and snatches. Manufactured with sintered bushings in the sleeves for reliable spin and low maintenance, and with sleeves attached with the same bulletproof end caps used on York competition weightlifting bars, the B&R is designed for heavy commercial gym use in a wide variety of training environments.

Most barbell manufacturers add chrome or other plating material to their bars to prevent discoloration from rust -- it is not there to improve performance. The B&R Bar by York Barbell bar is made for serious lifting, not for looking shiny on the rack. No coating can ever match the look and feel of natural steel, and this quality old-school bar will age to a natural oxidized finish that matures along with your training and experience. This is the last bar you will ever have to buy. It will join the many tens of thousands of bars made by York Barbell since the 1950's that are still going strong.

Burgener and Friends

Thanks Casey and Natalie for being our models!

This bar is bare steel and just like any fine piece of machined steel this will require some upkeep. Occasionally brushing the bar down with 3 in 1 oil or WD-40 will create a beautiful patina look. This is how bars were made for decades and this creates an unmatched feel

Gear Specs

Brand York
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Dual
Shaft Coating Bare Steel
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Bare Steel
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Construction Only
Free Shipping No
Made In USA No
3 Ships Free No


Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar 4.95 out of 5 stars based on 10 ratings. 15 user reviews.

Awesome Bar!

Reviewed by bufanator on February 13, 2014

I have used the B&R for the past couple months and I love this bar. The knurling on this bar offers a great grip without eating up my hands or neck! For me there is not a lift that I would not use this bar for. The spin on it without weight is pretty good but add some weight and it spins like a dream! IMO this is a top notch bar...especially for the money! Does require some maintenance but what doesn't. I would recommend to anyone.

Fantastic Bar

Reviewed by Dman on February 03, 2014

I love this bar, the feel and knurling are just right. It makes lifting a pleasure and it's a great value. The only bar I'll ever need. Try this bar, I promise you won't regret it and your lifts will go up because of a newfound confidence. Can't say enough about how much I love this thing.

Great bar

Reviewed by Justin on August 17, 2013

This is my first quality bar purchase, I've been lifting with the B&R bar for a few weeks now and I could not be happier. I'm weird in the fact I like stuff I have to care for, so I maintenance the bar weekly, it's most likely overkill but I enjoy it.. Would recommend to anyone.

Excellent bar

Reviewed by Mario on April 16, 2013

Got it today. It is indeed an excellent bar! Straight, caps firm, great grip. I've paid around 800USD after shipping and taxes but considering the options I have in my Country, this is the best option hands down. No commercial gym around have such quality bar and I'll be happy to use the B&R bar decades ahead. Thanks Rogue for offering such a great product, for inspecting the bar before shipping and everything.

Raw Steel!

Reviewed by Keith on March 09, 2013

I've used other bars before from the rogue bar to cheap chrome ones and this one is by far the best. I got it as part of a bumper and steel plate combo and it is nice. Good spin (not noticeable till it has weight on it) and the knurling is subtle.

Worth its weight in gold.... all 20Kg

Reviewed by RockOn on January 18, 2013

I use the Rogue Bar for the majority of my crossfit training, but the B&R bar is perfect for oly training days.

This bar has a solid knurling that requires little chalk for a solid grip. The bare steel feels like it locks in a little better than any coating. You can't complain about the spin, very solid and allows for a nice turn. The center knurling locks in perfect for front or back squats. Just not ideal for high rep cleans because it will eat your neck up without chalk.

All around killer bar and it will be a staple for years to come.

Best all-purpose bar available

Reviewed by GetStrong! on January 06, 2013

If you use it you will know why. Put simply, the knurling is a work of art. Not aggressive, but sticks like glue. I have four barbells in my gym, and the other three are no longer used by anyone. All other things being equal, a person generally uses the bar that feels the best in their hands. No bar I have ever used beats this bar in that regard. Plus at 29mm it is IPF powerlifting specs. Perfect all around strength training bar.


Reviewed by Tom on October 03, 2012

Just got this bar. It arrived in perfect condition. I've never owned a bar of higher quality. It's build to last and I plan on handing it down to my son when I get old.

Worth every Penny

Reviewed by Daniel on September 21, 2012

Great bar, the diameter is just right, the knurl is amazing, and When you use it, it feels sturdy.

Worth the investment, even for a garage gym.

Great Bar

Reviewed by tryinTOliftTHEworld on July 24, 2012

This bar is awesome... so much so that I bought a second one for my wife because she loves it as well. Perfect knurling, great grip b/c it's not chromed out and very sold spin for a non-bearing bar. Highly recommended!

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