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Rogue Olympic WL Bar - Cerakote

Special Price $750.00 CAD

Regular Price: $750.00 CAD

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Our Men’s 28MM Oly Weighlifting Bar 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.

Please Note: Clear bars are coated post machining, so they will have slight blemishes from clamps in our machining process.

Bar Description
Black / Chrome
Matte Clear / Chrome
Shaft Coating Black Cerakote Matte Clear Cerakote
Sleeve Coating Chrome Chrome
Rogue Logo Color
On Shaft
Silver Black

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes, with US & EU Steel
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl No
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 86.6"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
F Rating™ F6-R
Tensile Strength 215,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes, with US & EU Steel
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl No
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 86.6"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
F Rating™ F6-R
Tensile Strength 215,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

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 Stainless Steel, as well as Cerakote.

Please Note: Clear bars are coated post machining, so they will have slight blemishes from clamps in our machining process.

Black / Chrome
Matte Clear / Chrome
Shaft Black Matte Clear
Sleeves Chrome Chrome
Rogue Logo On Shaft Silver Black
  • 1Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors

    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.

  • 2215,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel

    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.

  • 3Friction Welded Sleeves + Needle Bearings

    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.

  • 4Precision Machining

    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.

  • 5A New Addition to Your Rogue Arsenal

    As the leading manufacturer of strength and conditioning equipment, Rogue offers a wide range of Olympic bearing bars and related gear. This includes the original Rogue Olympic WL Bar, the Froning Oly WL Bar, and the elite Euro 28MM Oly Bar, which features a 215,000 PSI steel shaft and the addition of a center knurl. You can also fully equip your bar with quality plates, collars, and equipment storage systems.

  • 6Fast Rogue Shipping

    Rogue prides itself on fast, professional shipping. If your bar is ordered by 3PM EST Monday-Friday, it will ship same day. Your bar will be packaged safely and ship fast. You can follow the progress of your order using the Rogue Shipping Tracker.

F Scale™
The F Scale™ is a durability scale for barbells based on functional testing at stresses similar to what barbells experience when being dropped from overhead. Bars that have been treated with Rogue Work Hardening (RWH™) are designated by having an R in their F Rating™. For more information on F Scale™ click here.

Oxidation Rate
The resistance of a barbell to oxidation depends on the type of steel and the coating. Barbells at the lower end of the spectrum will require more care and maintenance to preserve their appearance than barbells at the upper end of the spectrum.

Please Note: Cerakote has an excellent resistance to corrosion, but metal-to-metal contact, particular on the sleeves, can still cause wear over time. For the best long term results, some cleaning and maintenance may be required.

*Warranty against bending does not cover any bar which has been damaged due to negligent or faulty use, alteration, maintenance, storage or handling by the user. Negligent or faulty use includes abusive dropping of the bar (i.e., dropping the bar on a box, bench, spotter arms or pins in a power rack, excessive dropping with insufficient or damaged bumpers, or excessive dropping with iron plates, and similar usage). Any specific issues regarding a Rogue product with which a customer is not satisfied will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We have found that most problems with bars we replace are related to abusive use rather than manufacturing or materials issues.

Specifications:

  • Made in the USA with US and EU Steel
  • 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*
Rogue Olympic WL Bar - Cerakote is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bar I bought the red version. I really like the feel of the knurling with Cerakote compared to the bright zinc version. The spin on the bar is exceptional. The bar is a little noisy but that isn't a complaint. I do, however, wish this bar had a center knurl though; so Rogue please add the option for center knurl on the Cerakote versions. Overall, I love this bar and use it a lot.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing but greatness! Love this bar!! The cerakote finish is fantastic and the color is an eye catcher. Glad I went with Rogue. There are some other bars out there, but I know that this bar is TOP quality and I would definitely not have been as happy if I had made a different purchase.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely happy with this bar! I ordered the high gloss clear Cerakote version. When it arrived I was very surprised to find mine was the EU version! The build quality on this bar is second to none. Whip, knurling and spin are all excellent. The bar is also significantly quieter when dropped from overhead when compared to my Ohio bar. The high gloss clear Cerakote finish gives it an old school high end look while still benefiting from the increased protection of Cerakote.
Date published: 2018-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bar! I've had this bar for maybe a month now and already I hit a PR on my CLEAN!!!
Date published: 2019-03-11
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