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Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM - Stainless Steel

$790.00 CAD

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes, with German Bearings
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating Stainless Steel
Bar Length 86.6"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.30"
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes, with German Bearings
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating Stainless Steel
Bar Length 86.6"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.30"
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Rogue Pyrros Bar - Stainless Steel WL Bar
Certified by the International Weightlifting Federation

While developing a design for a new Olympic bearing bar, Rogue had the privilege of working with the most decorated weightlifter of all time, three-time Olympic gold medalist Pyrros Dimas. The Greek legend laid out everything he would look for in an ideal barbell—including (a) a slightly more aggressive knurl, and (b) a more controlled spin that lets him feel connected to the weight throughout the lift. We provided him with bars made from different types of steel, multiple different knurl textures, and different sleeve lubricants. After lifting on all of them, he gave his feedback on each of the parameters, including which steel had the best whip. At the end of the day, we made a bar that combined all of his top picks. When we showed him what we’d come up with, his response was better than we could have imagined. “It's Perfect,” he said. “You should call it the Pyrros Bar.” And so we did.

The Pyrros Bar is now an official, IWF Certified barbell. The final design combines a stainless steel, 200,000 PSI tensile strength shaft with 10 quality needle bearings and a choice of chrome-plated or stainless steel sleeves (the all-stainless Pyrros Bar is the top-end 28mm barbell that Rogue now produces). The unique knurl texture on these bars was chosen unanimously by two members of the USA Weightlifting World Championship team, along with Pyrros himself, from a pool of six options. For the bearings, we selected a more viscous lubricant to create the controlled spin that Pyrros prefers.

In the strength world, approval from the International Weightlifting Federation is the equivalent of a restaurant getting its Michelin stars, so we’re proud to include a new IWF Cerakote logo on the shaft of the latest Pyrros Bars, along with additional IWF branding on the endcaps.

Additional Specifications:

  • IWF Certified
  • Made in the USA with German Bearings
  • 20KG Olympic Bearing Bar (International Weightlifting Federation standards)
  • Co-Developed with 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Pyrros Dimas
  • Shaft: Stainless Steel
  • Sleeves: Chrome Plate or Stainless Steel
  • Diameter: 28MM
  • 5 Needle Bearings per sleeve
  • Olympic Knurl Marks with Center Knurl in aggressive but non-abrasive pattern

  • Loadable Sleeve Length: 16.30"
  • Tensile Strength: 200,000 PSI

Key Features of the Pyrros Bar:

  • 1Pyrros Customization

    Achieving the right knurl texture and a controlled spin were essential to creating a Pyrros-approved barbell. For the knurling, we experimented with several patterns before choosing a new, more aggressive style unanimously selected by Pyrros and two members of the U.S.A. Weightlifting team (a center knurl was also included by request). Creating the perfect knurl is as much art as it is science, so after gauging, each shaft is manually tested to ensure that the "feel" meets Rogue's standards. Similar attention is paid to the bar's precision needle bearings (made in Germany), five sets of which are included in each chrome sleeve. While the bearings produce a smooth and reliable spin, the use of a more viscous lubricant produced the spin that Pyrros was looking for, ensuring better stability of the weight during heavier lifts and more control for the athlete.

  • 2The Difference of Stainless Steel

    . Personally selected by Pyrros and two members of the U.S.A. Weightlifting Team for its optimal "whip" and "flex," this stainless steel is the same type we originally developed for our world-record breaking Elephant Bar. With no plating, the knurl is left exactly how we machined it, providing a natural feel that is less reliant on chalk, with better corrosion resistance than bare steel. Customers can also now opt for stainless steel sleeves, rather than the standard chrome plating. The all-stainless Pyrros Bar, we feel, is the premier 28mm bar in our fleet. 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. See more tips here: Bar Care & Maintenance.

  • 3IWF Certified

    The quality, precision engineering that goes into the Pyrros Bar has now been recognized at the highest levels of competition through its IWF certification. Each Pyrros Bar is machined in Columbus, Ohio (on American-made Haas machines) to strict IWF specs. The shaft is ground and polished prior to machining and individually tested and straightened to within 0.015” (0.38MM). Using a technique from automotive and aviation manufacturing, the sleeves are friction welded for a bond as strong as a single piece of steel, and then machined to our exacting standards. After machining, all parts are gauged to ensure optimum performance. In our barbell assembly department, the shaft is again tested and straightened and the components of each bar are weighed together. Once the weight standard of +20 grams/-10 grams is met, the bar is assembled by hand followed by an individual test for straightness and reliable spin. 


  • 4A Legend's Input

    A national hero in Greece, Pyrros Dimas owns three World Weightlifting Championships along with three gold medals from the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympic Games. He has few equals in the sport, so designing a barbell up to his standards was both a privilege and a great challenge. We’re proud to say we’ve produced a bar that Pyrros Dimas has personally called “perfect.”

  • 5A New Addition to Your Rogue Arsenal

    Rogue offers a wide range of additional equipment and accessories to potentially combine with your Pyrros Bar. This includes our Competition Bumper Plates, Competition Collars, and exclusive barbell storage options.

  • 6Fast Rogue Shipping

    Orders placed by 3PM ship the same day. The Rogue Shipping System allows you to track your order from the time you place it to the time it hits your door. Order today, track today.

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.

*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.

Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM - Stainless Steel is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beat barbell I've ever used I've used various bars for weightlifting. This is by far the best.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality Great bar with non-aggressive knurling. Use with the competition bumper plates and have really enjoyed it so far.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality Very good quality barbel. It is great Barbell to get.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pyrros Bar - A1 I bought this about 1 month ago and it was instantly my favorite bar that I have ever used. I have used strength equipment for 40 years and have been a trainer with an advanced degree, so for me I am not easily swayed. This bar is of course more $$ but for me it is worth every dollar.
Date published: 2020-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Legendary Barbell The Pyrros Bar is one of the best values in this price segment. IWF certified, stainless steel, and built with top quality makes this in my opinion Rogue’s best weightlifting barbell. This is now the standard competition barbell for AO and USA Nationals. The knurling is more aggressive than the EU or American WL bar, but is nowhere near other comp bars like Eleiko. I actually like it because it allows a nice grip. It will definitely cut you in high-rep wod’s though. It spins less than Rogue’s other WL bars, but it’s hardly noticeable and I feel there’s a good amount of control. If you’re serious about weightlifting, don’t want to spend $$$ on high-end comp bars, and are a fan of Pyrros Dimas (who isn’t), definitely consider this bar. There are very few in this price range that are a better buy.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I bought one I’ve been a garage gym rat for many years, collecting and selling all sorts of stuff, only keeping the very best stuff I actually use. I’m 50 now and have decided to pair down to just the things I really like and use: Echo Bike, all three Concept 2 pieces, a pair of stainless Rogue DB handles, and now this bar. I also bought the IWF collars, which are nice, but rarely used (only as 2.5kg plates). I’m a novice Olympic lifter and mainly use the bar for intervals with the C2 equipment, but it’s much nicer in the hand (and feel) then the 28.5 and 29mm bars I’ve owned. I will say that longer interval workouts (1 hour plus), the knurling does get a little abrasive. I think it’s perfect for what it was intended for, though. I also enjoy one hand BB snatching, and the center knurl is perfect for spacing and feel. Great bar, glad I bought one.
Date published: 2020-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent barbell Received the bar 2 weeks ago, it's really a pleasure to workout with and I recommend it for all the OLY lifters. Just a con, I'm from overseas and IMO the package wasn't enought padded inside (one end was crushed but it seems the bar is ok). The Pyrros bar is top quality, the knurl is a little bit agressive as expected for an OLY bar (it will help hitting new PRs), center knurl passive. My hands are rather big, but with 28mm it's easier to hook grip compared to Ohio 28.5mm (where it doesn't feel right for me). What really is awesome with the Pyrros: the spin. The sleeves seems tightly fixed on the shaft, they don't make noise. The spin is so SMOOTH. Has it been assembled with greater precision than their others bar or is it just the diferent grease in the bearing ? Maybe what Rogue could offer is a training bar with : - a little less agressive knurl for higher repetitons workout style - center knurl "with the outer knurling spaced further apart to allow a wider stance on cleans and deadlifts without the knurling scraping the shins" or the thighs in my case.
Date published: 2019-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dang good bar I love this bar. I don't do much weightlifting (cleans/snatches) so I can't speak for its performance there. I primarily do strength workouts (deadlifts, barbell rows, press, squats) but have small hands and wanted a center knurl bar that was stainless steel. The knurl is tacky and not abrasive with the center knurl great for highbar squats. All around great product.
Date published: 2019-07-26
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