Rogue Freedom Bar - 28.5MM

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.6
47 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

Rogue Freedom Bar - 28.5MM

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.6
47 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
CA$570.00
Product Description

The Freedom Bar is a special edition colorway of our Ohio Cerakote Bar, featuring a red, white and blue shaft finish in an exclusive stars-and-stripes American flag pattern.


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

Like the Ohio Bar, the Freedom Bar is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, and includes a 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks, bronze bushings, and a lifetime warranty.

See Also: Rogue Freedom Bar - 25MM


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability:  Engineered to withstand the increased demands that functional movements and Olympic lifts place on barbells today through overhead drops.  Read more here.

2X Quieter Performance: Using precision machining, we are able to tighten the fit of the sleeve on the shaft which means a smoother spin, a more connected feeling while lifting and significant noise reduction.



UNMATCHED REPUTATION

For over a decade, the Rogue 20KG Ohio Bar has set the industry standard as the ultimate multi-purpose barbell. With the latest edition, we've taken our flagship barbell to new heights, delivering our most dynamic and precision machined Ohio Bar to date.  The Ohio Bar represents more than just the Rogue brand. Its name is a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

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ROGUE FREEDOM BAR

MEN'S 20KG MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

The Freedom Bar is a special edition colorway of our Ohio Cerakote Bar, featuring a red, white and blue shaft finish in an exclusive stars-and-stripes American flag pattern.


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

Like the Ohio Bar, the Freedom Bar is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, and includes a 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks, bronze bushings, and a lifetime warranty.

See Also: Rogue Freedom Bar - 25MM


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability:  Engineered to withstand the increased demands that functional movements and Olympic lifts place on barbells today through overhead drops.  Read more here.

2X Quieter Performance: Using precision machining, we are able to tighten the fit of the sleeve on the shaft which means a smoother spin, a more connected feeling while lifting and significant noise reduction.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

For over a decade, the Rogue 20KG Ohio Bar has set the industry standard as the ultimate multi-purpose barbell. With the latest edition, we've taken our flagship barbell to new heights, delivering our most dynamic and precision machined Ohio Bar to date.  The Ohio Bar represents more than just the Rogue brand. Its name is a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

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Best In Class Durability

With a F-Scale rating of F8-R, the Ohio Bar is among the most durable barbells in its class. By optimizing materials and manufacturing techniques, the Ohio Bar has been engineered to withstand the increased demands that CrossFit, Olympic lifting and functional fitness place on barbells today. Read more here.

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BRIGHT ZINC SLEEVE FINISH

A bright zinc finished sleeve contrasts with the Cerakote shaft, adding both oxidation resistance and a classic look to the bar.

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2X QUIETER PERFORMANCE

Using precision machining, we are able to tighten the fit of the sleeve on the shaft which means a smoother spin, a more connected feeling while lifting and significant noise reduction

How It's Made
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FRICTION WELDING

The collars of the sleeves are friction welded, creating the strongest sleeves in the industry. This bond is as strong as if machined from a single piece of steel, while saving on waste and cost. 

Rogue Work Hardening
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Rogue Work Hardening

Our patented, proprietary process more than doubles the durability and lifespan of the barbell shaft compared to our competitors. 

Cerakote Shaft Finish
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Cerakote Shaft Finish

Cerakote delivers outstanding corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—while also providing many color options. This polymer-ceramic composite coating was first popularized in the firearm industry for its unique durability in thin applications.

State-of-the-art Gauging
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State-of-the-art Gauging

We use gauging normally employed in the aerospace industry to ensure that every bar that makes it to a customer is exactly as designed.

Barbell Durability

RUST RESISTANCE

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.

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BARBELL DURABILITY

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.

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F SCALE™ APPLICATION

How a barbell is used will affect its durable lifespan and it's a key factor in determining what type of F Rating™ might be suitable for your gym's needs. This graph correlates the F Rating™ of a barbell with different types of usage in order to predict the durable lifespan. Using this data, we are able to make recommendations on what F Rating™ is appropriate for different training situations. With a rating of F8-R, the Ohio Bar is rated to last 16 years in a high volume CrossFit gym and will outlast a lifetime of lifting in an Olympic Weightlifting gym, a home gym or a Powerlifting gym.

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Ohio Bar FAQ
Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • F-Scale Rating: F8-R
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Bronze Bushings
  • Cerakote Finish option in Custom Colors w/ Rogue branding
  • Sleeve Finish: Bright Zinc
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
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Product Specifications: Rogue Freedom Bar - 28.5MM
Product Specifications: Rogue Freedom Bar - 28.5MM
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MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

Designed to work well for both Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting and everything in between.

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F-RATING

Our barbells are tested by a third-party to determine their F-Rating, or fatigue resistance, which is a measured representation of the durability of the barbell.

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BARBELL BUSHINGS

Precision bronze bushings provide reliable fast spin while being exceptionally durable when subjected to impact from being dropped.

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WHAT IS ROGUE WORK HARDENING?

Rogue Work Hardening (RWH) is our patented process for treating the shafts of our barbells to improve their durability. 

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BARBELL WEIGHT

20KG is the standard for most Powerlifting Federations, Men's Olympic Weightlifting and Men's CrossFit competitions.

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BARBELL WHIP

The amount of springback provided by the bar that can be used by the lifter to increase the weight they can lift in dynamic movements.

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BARBELL DIAMETER

The 28.5mm diameter falls directly between the 28mm Olympic and 29mm Powerlifting standard diameters.

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MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Made from US steel, the Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled at the Rogue factory in Columbus, OH.

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TENSILE STRENGTH

Expressed in PSI, tensile strength measures the maximum weight a barbell can support before deforming. The 190K tensile strength falls within the optimal range of not bending under normal use, yet not been inflated to the point that it will shorten the life of the bar.

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BARBELL KNURLING EXPLAINED

Our signature knurl, designed for multi-purpose use, provides a firm grip without being abrasive. This falls in the middle of the road on the knurl scale, striking a balance without being overly aggressive or passive. 

Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
ColorRed / White / Blue
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty*
Made In USAYes
Loadable Sleeve Length16.40"
Bar Length86.75"
Diameter28.5MM
F Rating™F8-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UseMultipurpose
Bushing/BearingBushing
Bar Weight20KG
KnurlMulti
Center KnurlNo
Knurl MarkDual
Shaft CoatingCerakote
Sleeve CoatingBright Zinc
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI

ADDITIONAL KEY FEATURES OF THE FREEDOM BAR - 28.5MM

Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors
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Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors

This version of the Ohio Bar is distinct for its use of an advanced ceramic-based coating, originally established in the gun industry 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 colors, with the Rogue logo branded on the center of the shaft.

190,000 PSI Steel
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190,000 PSI Steel

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.

Machining & Assembly
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Machining & Assembly

Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The knurling has been carefully refined over the years, as well, for a firm but non-abrasive grip (there is no center knurl). We assemble the Ohio Bar with a snap ring design and quality bronze bushings, which act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and bar shaft, producing enough spin for Oly weightlifting, but with enough control for powerlifting.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 47 Reviews
Cousin Joe
Selden, NY
★★★★★
★★★★★
January 15
Great Barbell
Great Bar!!! Another high quality product by Rogue.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Nate N
★★★★★
★★★★★
Sep 2023
Poor finish
I’ve had the bar for almost 4 years and has only been used inside and never dropped. The finish started flaking within a year, to include the chrome on the sleeves. Now the finish flakes off in large pieces during every use. This isn’t up to rogues typical standards and isn’t covered by their “lifetime” warranty. Not worth the premium price for sub par finishes. Seems to be a theme with the bar and rogue isn’t standing by it. Do not buy.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

Sep 2023
We're sorry to hear about the issues with the Freedom Bar you currently have. Our warranty team has reviewed this and provided you with your best options as you are not the original purchaser and warranties are non-transferable.
Logan 123
California
★★★★★
★★★★★
Aug 2023
Spray Paint
Delivered July 28th, so barely 2 weeks into moderate usage on plastic covered J Cups the coating on both contact points are wearing off. What a joke Rogue, there’s no way this is baked cerakote, some sort of cheap, save a dollar alternative but still charge a premium compromise. Very disappointing.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

Aug 2023
We stand behind the manufacturing of our bars and are very sorry to see this blemishing in the Cerakote. We have issued a replacement bar to you and will do a full inspection of this bar to see what may have gone wrong here.
The Neilski
CT and RI
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jul 2023
Freedom isn’t free
The Freedom Bar is a bar fitting for true patriots. Great addition to my home gym. I highly recommend it. Semper Fidelis.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Philamthebest
North Carolina
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jul 2023
Great bar but lacks longevity
As per usual with Rogue the bar is made very well. Sturdy and you know the bar will last far longer than I. I love the US flag design but the problem is that after minimal use the flag paint has scratched and come off making the bar look cheap. I’m thinking of offloading it due to that. I would have liked to see the same build quality with the bar finish as the bar itself. Overall a good product just be aware the flag won’t last sadly. Save the money and go with a stainless bar as the flag pattern doesn’t hold up.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

Jul 2023
Thank you for posting a review of your Freedom Bar. It looks like these are being used with steel rollers, which could result in damaging metal on metal contact. We are reaching out to you now to gather more information on how this is being used.
Matt and Nicole
Buckeye az
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2023
Great durability
Bought for my husband for Father’s Day and he LOVES this bar. He trains with it every day. The feel, durability, look of it is everything and more than he expected.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
SpeedyGun
Williston, VT
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2023
A thing of beauty and healthy reminder!!
The freedom bar is everything and more! It’s a thing of beauty and reminds me of my inherent freedoms everyday! It’s a possession you wanna see everyday and inspires me to be better mind, body, and soul! MADE IN THE USA! Thank you Rogue Fitness!
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
BM187
Dayton Ohio
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2023
This Bar Just Screams Freedom!
My 2nd Ohio bar and the finish on this far exceeds my older one. Have always wanted the freedom bar and finally pulled the plug. Bar is amazing !
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
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