Rogue Hybrid Power Bar

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.3
14 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

Rogue Hybrid Power Bar

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.3
14 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
CA$543.00

Shaft / Sleeve Finish: (2)*Stainless Steel / Proprietary Matte Black (+CA$148.00)

Product Description

MEN'S 20KG POWERLIFTING BARBELL

Combining elements from our flagship 28.5MM Ohio Bar and the 2X AGGRO Power Bar, the Hybrid Power Bar features a 28.5MM shaft with the distinctive knurling of the 2X AGGRO Bar. The narrower shaft diameter makes the knurling more prominent, providing athletes with an improved grip on the bar and creating a superior lifting experience.


PRECISION MEETS POWER

Every Hybrid Power Bar is precisely machined and assembled in Columbus, OH using US steel that is proven ideal for heavy powerlifting. We combine a low flexion shaft, 190,000 PSI tensile strength for black zinc or 200,000 PSI for stainless, IPF powerlifting knurl marks and our signature 2X AGGRO Power Bar knurling. The knurling is machined in a pattern that is very aggressive, featuring a deep, coarse pattern providing an ideal surface for heavy pulls without being abrasive. Additionally, it features a matching center knurl that adheres to your back when you need it most.


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability:  Engineered to withstand the heavy demands required from the home gym to the commercial facility. Read more here.

2X Quieter Performance: Refined with even stricter tolerances, precision-machined bronze bushings fit tighter around the shaft, and improved internal sleeve tolerances dampen sound and eliminate unwanted movement, ensuring a smoother and more stable lift.

Low Profile Sleeve Design: The sleeves are now machined using a new low-profile sleeve design that allows for easier than ever loading and unloading of plates.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

The Rogue Hybrid Power Bar holds the standard set by the Ohio Power Bar as the premier choice for powerlifting barbells in the industry. With our latest edition, we've taken our flagship power bar to new levels, introducing the most precision machined power bars yet. More than just a barbell, the Rogue Hybrid Power Bar represents 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 HYBRID POWER BAR

MEN'S 20KG POWERLIFTING BARBELL

Combining elements from our flagship 28.5MM Ohio Bar and the 2X AGGRO Power Bar, the Hybrid Power Bar features a 28.5MM shaft with the distinctive knurling of the 2X AGGRO Bar. The narrower shaft diameter makes the knurling more prominent, providing athletes with an improved grip on the bar and creating a superior lifting experience.


PRECISION MEETS POWER

Every Hybrid Power Bar is precisely machined and assembled in Columbus, OH using US steel that is proven ideal for heavy powerlifting. We combine a low flexion shaft, 190,000 PSI tensile strength for black zinc or 200,000 PSI for stainless, IPF powerlifting knurl marks and our signature 2X AGGRO Power Bar knurling. The knurling is machined in a pattern that is very aggressive, featuring a deep, coarse pattern providing an ideal surface for heavy pulls without being abrasive. Additionally, it features a matching center knurl that adheres to your back when you need it most.


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability:  Engineered to withstand the heavy demands required from the home gym to the commercial facility. Read more here.

2X Quieter Performance: Refined with even stricter tolerances, precision-machined bronze bushings fit tighter around the shaft, and improved internal sleeve tolerances dampen sound and eliminate unwanted movement, ensuring a smoother and more stable lift.

Low Profile Sleeve Design: The sleeves are now machined using a new low-profile sleeve design that allows for easier than ever loading and unloading of plates.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

The Rogue Hybrid Power Bar holds the standard set by the Ohio Power Bar as the premier choice for powerlifting barbells in the industry. With our latest edition, we've taken our flagship power bar to new levels, introducing the most precision machined power bars yet. More than just a barbell, the Rogue Hybrid Power Bar represents 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, F10-R for stainless, the Hybrid Power Bar is among the most durable barbells in its class. By optimizing materials and manufacturing techniques, the Hybrid Power Bar has been engineered to withstand the heavy demands that powerlifting places on barbells today, whether it be used daily in the garage or in a high-use commercial gym. Read more  here.

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LOW PROFILE SLEEVE DESIGN

Our new low-profile sleeve design makes loading and unloading plates easier than ever. The precision-machined sleeve is then treated with our proprietary matte black process, significantly enhancing its resistance to corrosion and impact. This treatment ensures that the sleeves retain their appearance for a much longer duration compared to traditional sleeve finishes.

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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. 

Proprietary Sleeve Finish
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Proprietary Sleeve Finish

Our matte black sleeve option involves a new process that effectively transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it. This transformation significantly enhances the sleeves’ corrosion resistance, impact resistance, and abrasion resistance. 

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, and F10-R for stainless, the Hybrid Power Bar is rated to outlast a lifetime of lifting (50+ years) in a powerlifting facility or home gym.

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Hybrid Power Bar FAQ
Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • Men’s Power Bar / Powerlifting
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Length: 86.75”
  • Shaft: None - Stainless Steel
  • Tensile Strength: 200,000 PSI
  • Loadable Sleeve Length: 16.4"
  • Sleeve Coating: Proprietary Matte Black
  • Aggressive Knurl
  • Powerlifting Knurl Marks and Center Knurl
  • Bronze Outbore Bushings
  • Built-In Sound Dampening
  • F Rating: F10-R


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Product Specifications: Rogue Hybrid Power Bar
Product Specifications: Rogue Hybrid Power Bar
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Powerlifting BARBELL

Designed for Powerlifting: Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift

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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.

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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 Hybrid Power 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 200K tensile strength falls within the optimal range of minimal flexion for maximum stability throughout the lift.

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BARBELL KNURLING EXPLAINED

The Hybrid Power Bar knurl is very aggressive, featuring a deep, coarse pattern that produces a reliable grip without being abrasive.

Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty *
Made In USAYes
Loadable Sleeve Length16.4"
Bar Length86.75”
Diameter28.5MM
F Rating™F10-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UsePowerlifting
Bar Weight20KG
KnurlPowerlifting
Center KnurlYes
Knurl MarkPowerlifting
Shaft CoatingNone - Stainless Steel
Sleeve CoatingProprietary Matte Black
Tensile Strength200,000 PSI

Key Features of the Rogue Hybrid Power Bar

Optimized for Powerlifting and Strength Programs
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Optimized for Powerlifting and Strength Programs

Bars made for powerlifting have a more aggressive knurl, a center knurl, less whip, knurl markings specified by powerlifting federations, and sleeves with controlled spin. The Rogue Hybrid Power Bar incorporates all of these and is optimized for powerlifters or any other athletes who prioritize strength training as part of their program. The narrower 28.5MM shaft diameter makes the knurling more prominent, providing athletes with an improved grip on the bar and more flex than our 29MM Power Bars, allowing for slightly more movement in the shaft for heavy pulls while still maintaining enough stability for heavy benching and squatting.

Aggressive Knurl
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Aggressive Knurl

With a 2X AGGRO knurl as developed for our AGGRO power bars, the aggressive knurl of the Rogue Hybrid Power Bar is created through advanced tooling and specially designed so that we can produce a precision, repeatable pattern that looks as good as it grips without feeling sharp in the hands or against the athlete’s shoulders. The bar includes standard Powerlifting knurl marks as well as a full 2X AGGRO center knurl.

Tight Manufacturing Tolerances
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Tight Manufacturing Tolerances

Manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, every connection in the Rogue Hybrid Power Bar has tightened tolerances measuring in the thousandths of an inch for a solid feeling bar that is without comparison in the powerlifting space. With most barbells and actually most manufactured products, there is a tradeoff between tight tolerances and reliability. This tradeoff can be avoided by precision manufacturing and machining, leading to a bar with tight tolerances that lasts a lifetime.

Maximized Feel of Stainless Steel
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Maximized Feel of Stainless Steel

The stainless steel shaft of the Hybrid Power Bar is 28.5MM in diameter, slightly thinner than a typical power bar. This creates an even better feel on the bar, as the 2X AGGRO knurl feels more prominent than it would on a 29MM shaft. The lack of any coating also gives the user the “true” grip we intended to produce. Chalk not required. With a tensile strength of 200,000 PSI, the bar reduces unwanted whip, even without the thicker shaft. As many gym owners know, stainless steel has few rivals when it comes to looks, grip, and corrosion resistance, and it is low maintenance compared to other finishes.

A Note on Bar Cleaning: Rogue recommends using a synthetic bristle brush, NOT a steel brush, to clean a stainless steel shaft. Using steel on stainless steel can contaminate the stainless steel and cause rusting. See more tips here: Bar Care & Maintenance.

Superior Sleeves, Controlled Spin
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Superior Sleeves, Controlled Spin

The Hybrid Power Bar is made to tighter tolerances, resulting in less axial and radial float of the sleeves and a smooth, controlled spin and solid feel when lifting. Each sleeve includes 16.4” of loadable length and our proprietary matte black finish, which converts the surface of the steel rather than coating it, greatly improving the sleeves’ corrosion resistance and long-term color endurance.

Precision Gauging
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Precision Gauging

Using advanced optical profilometry as well as electronic custom gauging for every aspect of the bar, we can produce bars that consistently meet our exacting standards. This applies to the knurl and the sleeve profile, as well as the features in the shaft and sleeves that result in the perfect fit when assembling the bars.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 14 Reviews
Phil02
Cincinnati
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
This bar is awesome
The bar feels rock solid in my hands during deadlift and doesn't shift on my back during squats. Also, it looks and feels like a premium made barbell. Very happy with it and would highly recommend to anyone in the market for a power bar.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
AaronAM
Minneapolis, MN
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 11
poor sleeve design
The bar is well constructed like all Rogue products. The more aggressive knurl is perfect for my tastes. What bothers me is the sleeve design. I don't know if this is the "low profile sleeve design" they tout, but it is significantly more difficult to load and unload plates from the bar due to how precise the fit it. For reference, I am using Rogue Deep Dish plates with the bar. It takes considerable effort to add a plate or remove a plate due to the tight fit and friction.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

5 weeks ago
Thank you for leaving your feedback on the Hybrid Power Bar. We have reached out via email to take a look at your bar's sleeves, and the plates you are using with them.
KaizenJiuJitsu
Denver, CO
★★★★★
★★★★★
April 24
No nonsense power bar
I've used this bar exclusively for over a year and overall I like it. I've received several compliments on the bar from others who used it. It shines the most in squat as it feels stable and glued to my back. The finish on the black sleeves have held up well for me. My only complaint is the 2x-aggro knurling at the ends of the bar near the sleeves starting tearing up the plastic on my cups so I wrapped the ends in athletic tape. One of the reasons I got this bar is because I use hook grip on deadlifts, but I do think I could have gotten away with a regular Ohio power bar as far as knurling is concerned.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Omee
Seattle, wa
★★★★★
★★★★★
April 5
Great bar with amazing knurl, sleeves need help
Great bar, 28.5mm shaft perfect for deadlifts, knurl is perfect for everyday use. Only negative is the sleeve, every time I put a plate on it leave marks, wish rogue offered stainless steal or at least hard chrome sleeve for this bar
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
The casual lifter
California
★★★★★
★★★★★
February 13
You need this bar.
Great bar, I use this bar over the bare steel Ohio bar and the Ohio power bar every workout. Knurling is excellent, bar holds stiff in your hands and is super grippy. Aggressive but not unbearable, however, the knurling will shave some of the UHMW off your j-cups. My only con or complaint would be all the metal shavings that come on the knurling. Not really that big of a deal when you take a bristle brush and scrub the shavings off. I’ve read other reviews which said the shavings are normal from the machining process. Overall, 10/10!
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Chip M
Cleveland, OH
★★★★★
★★★★★
January 16
Probably my favorite bar so far
Recently picked up the Hybrid Power Bar as I was looking to replace a more inexpensive 29mm bare steel powerlifting bar. I competed in Powerlifting for about 10 years and now lift for fitness. The bar arrived quickly and well packaged. The bar required a little bit of a cleaning because of some of the residue left over from the manufacturing process (or what I'm assuming to be a rust preventer coating?). Additionally there were some fine metal fragments still embedded in the knurling. Not a big deal...just grab that nylon bristle brush and go to town on it. The bar is extremely well put together. There is almost no perceivable lateral shift in the sleeves when loaded, and the sleeves spin quite well for a PL bar. This is an improvement over the Ohio Power Bar, which I used to own in bare steel. The knurling is not as aggressive as I thought it would be. Personally, I think I still prefer knurling on a bare steel barbell vs stainless, but this is subjective and I like the fact that I don't have to maintain this bar as much as I would a raw bar. It's hard to find a gripe with the Hybrid Bar, but if i had to pick one, it's the fact that the black sleeves scuff up VERY easily. Not really a big deal - take a rag and it wipes right off. You can see this in the photos. All in all a solid 5/5 purchase.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Jknox1985
Ohio
★★★★★
★★★★★
Nov 2023
If you're on the fence...just buy it
Initial impressions of the Rogue hybrid power bar. The knurl isn't overly aggressive. It will leave impressions on your hands for a short period. If you want a bar that feels secure and solid in your hand this is the one. Some of the complaints in other reviews about metal shavings on the bar and marking the sleeves. A stainless bar will have metal shavings from the tooling process left on it. Clean it with a nylon barbell brush and put a thin coating of 3-in-one oil on the barbell and sleeves. That will help the weights slide on and off more easily.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
BBro42
San Diego, CA
★★★★★
★★★★★
Nov 2023
Disappointed with this bar
I’ve used an Ohio Bar for years. I bought this bar last week because I wanted something with a deeper knurl, center knurl, and stainless shaft (the black zinc on the Ohio bar has worn a lot over the years, so I wanted something that would hold up a little better). One of the first things I noticed taking the bar out of the tube was that there are several flaws in the knurling. What’s more annoying is that the bar and sleeves are full of steel shavings (see photo of my hand). I also didn’t expect that loading and unloading plates would immediately wear off the black sleeve coating. The description says the black finish changes the surface of the steel, but loading plates takes it right off (you can see that in the background of the photo, too). I’m giving the bar two stars because once I get all the steel particles off of it it’ll function, but I wouldn’t buy it again or recommend it to anyone.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

Nov 2023
Thank you for leaving a review of your Hybrid Power Bar. As this bar's shaft is stainless, there may be some remnants of the manufacturing process leftover. This can be cleaned off with a synthetic bristle brush. Our team is evaluating the flaws in the knurling you mentioned. We apologize for the issue.
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