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Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM

$900.00 CAD

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating None - Stainless Steel
Bar Length 86.60"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.30"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating None - Stainless Steel
Bar Length 86.60"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.30"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Rogue Pyrros Bar - Stainless Steel WL Bar

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 combines a stainless steel, 200,000 PSI tensile strength shaft with chrome plated sleeves and 10 quality needle bearings. The new knurl texture 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’ve selected a more viscous lubricant to create the controlled spin that Pyrros prefers, and we added an original end-cap design that pays homage to Pyrros’s Greek heritage and Olympic triumphs.

Additional Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • 20KG Olympic Bearing Bar (International Weightlifting Federation standards)
  • Co-Developed with 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Pyrros Dimas
  • Stainless Steel Shaft, Chrome Sleeves
  • 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
  • Exclusive Pyrros Dimas Endcap Design

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.

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, 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

    The Pyrros Oly Bar is made from a high-strength, stainless steel alloy, producing a shaft with a minimum tensile strength of 200,000 PSI. 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. 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.

  • 3Precision Machined and Built to IWF Specifications

    Every Pyrros Bar is machined in Columbus, Ohio (on American-made Haas machines) and guaranteed to meet International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) specifications. 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 g/-10 g 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

    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.

Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm lovin' it! This is my first personal Oly bar; previous bars I've used were Pendlay and Eleiko training bars my gym rents that are not in the best condition. I don't have much experience with other bars to draw from, but I'm loving this bar. The sleeves have unstoppable spin, but seem very snug since there is very little rattle (it's a very quiet bar). The grip knurling is very aggressive, but it isn't destroying my hands; like a sharp tool, it's not slipping. The center knurling is a bit rough, though. It's grinding through shorts quickly and adjusting my front-rack gives me a nice neck burn. However, my clean catch has improved through this negative reinforcement.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should be Rogue's flagship bar There isn't much info on the Pyrros out there, so I thought I'd take a moment to share my experience. I am comparing this to the Rogue stainless WL oly bar, as well as a few European bars, like the Eleiko comp. This bar seems to be the same stainless as the rogue WL bar. The knurl is the same on both bars, at least the ones I received, and it. is. perfect. I think the description on the website says the Pyrros knurl is more aggressive, but this is not the case on the one I received. I'm happy about this, because as I commented on my WL bar review, it is the best knurl I have ever felt. In the past, I have read people think the center knurl on the Pyrros is sharp. On the one I received, the knurl is flattened and passive, noticeably different from the rest of the knurl. I think this may be something Rogue changed on the newer bars, because it is not sharp anymore. The whip is the same on this bar as the WL bar, and as far as this reviewer can tell, it is the same as any European bar out there. I really can't tell any difference. The spin on this bar is the big difference between all the other bars. It is packed with a thick grease and spins very "slow". It is silky smooth, but if you spin the bar, it will quickly slow, not spin forever like the WL and Eleiko bars. I did not know how I'd feel about this at first, but I can say that I love it. It makes the bar quieter and makes it feel tighter, but because the bearings are so smooth, it spins plenty quick enough on the lifts. If you just want a bar that will spin forever for a youtube video, you'll be disappointed. For actual weightlifting use, I love this spin. I say Rogue should make this their flagship bar because the whip is as good as anything out there, the spin is the same-or better, but the knurl is better than any of the chromed bars. I guess it would be novel to use a stainless bar instead of a chromed bar for competition, but they should.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing I would change Great Bar. Period. If you're contemplating this bar or the standard SS Olympic bar (as i was), go for this one. The center knurl is a very nice feature and not too sharp. I guess the first batch of bars had a manufacturing issue, but my center knurl is flattened, grabs nicely but not too abrasive. The rest of the knurling is perfect. Some claim it's a bit sharp for their taste. All i can say is they must have dainty hands. This thing really sticks, but again, not too abrasive. The whip on this is ridiculous. I don't have any other olympic bars to compare it to, but it would be really hard to outperform this bar on the whip. Lastly, on the spin: This is the main reason i went back and forth on this bar or the SS Olympic Bar. I wasn't sure how i would like the more controlled spin of this bar, but i'm very satisfied. I didn't think it was possible to have a slower spin that wouldn't in some (even very small) way impact one's abililty to get under the bar, but that is not the case here. The "more controlled" spin is exactly that. It won't spin forever, but there is no noticeable resistance when hitting your lifts. Realistically, you only need half a rotation for snatches and cleans, and for that half rotation there is zero friction. If you're having second thoughts about some of the features, put your mind at ease. I can't imagine a better oly bar.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with this Oly bar Went back and forth on this bar for about two months. I kept comparing it to other bars in Rogue's stock (e.g. EU SS Oly bar, great option, but no center knurl; EU Cerakote bar, has a center knurl, but, with Cerakote, Rogue seems determined on adding their name to the shafts, which I'm not a fan of, and finally, with SS right there, why add a coating?) as well as some other brands. The Pyrros had what I was looking for: stainless steel, 86.6" length, center knurl (which is significantly different from the rest of knurling), and bearings. Now that I've got the bar, I'm ridiculously happy with it. Great feel - the knurling is spot on and the center knurl is just right for back squats and front squats. I love the spin. Without weight, the spin is nothing special, but put some weight on it, start Olympic lifting and the difference is there. It is controlled and natural feeling. I certainly recommend this bar to anyone who's looking at focusing on their Olympic lifting. Stupidly happy to use this bar in my basement gym.
Date published: 2018-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it So I got an e-mail asking me to say what I thought of the bar! Well lets begin, shall we? This bar goes above and beyond. I am a person who likes a very aggressive knurl pattern and the Pyrros bar hits the nail right on the head, it has a grip that feels like it will not let go of you. Plus, being stainless steel just feels great! This bar taught me that stainless steel is worth it, and from now on every bar I will buy WILL be stainless steel. The whip feels great the bearings have a very consistent (however slower than average) spin, which feels very controlled and precise the tolerance of the sleeves on the shaft is pretty much perfect. The one and only thing I will warn you about, is the center knurl which is more aggressive than it looks on the pictures (however rogue does not specify a passive center knurl,so that's fair) the knurl is the same across the whole bar, and that may not be for everyone since it is fairly aggressive. I am very happy I decided to buy this bar, I highly recommend it if you are in the market for a higher end bearing bar.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar I’ve had this bar only for a month. It is a great product.
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Wanted the Best - Pyrros Won Out I was in search of a barbell for my wife (primarily. ok, a little bit for me.) I wanted 28mm -- for her to handle with no issues. Pyrros has it. A few other barbells were 28mm, and they were still in the running. But that requirement eliminated many others. I wanted Stainless Steel. We live in an area of high humidity at times. Pyrros is only Stainless Steel. This requirement eliminated several other barbells. Plus, I've always liked training with a stainless steel barbell - just my thing. I wanted bearings vice bushings. Why? Bearings are the best. No other reason. But heck, why not have the best if it's available? Pyrros has bearings. This also removed other barbells from the running. I wanted the center knurl for squats. Pyrros has it -- some others do not. I have never liked the smooth feel of the middle of a barbell. Again, just my thing - but still a thing I was pretty set on. Pyrros won out. It's a great bar. It's wonderful to pick up this Pyrros bar each time and know it's just what we needed. As the Rolling Stones sang, -- " ... you can't always get what you want ... but if you try sometimes ... you might find ... you get what you need ... "
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Perfect for Olympic lifts!!! Would recommend to anyone serious abt weightlifting.
Date published: 2017-12-14
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