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Rogue 28MM Men's Russian Bar w/ Collars

Collars are imported

€820.00 €992.20 Incl. Tax

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes, with German Bearings
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting, Specialty
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating None - Stainless Steel
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
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, Specialty
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating None - Stainless Steel
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Rogue 28MM Men's Russian Bar

While it’s inspired by a unique Olympic barbell design originally developed by the Soviets, our Men’s 28MM Russian Bar is proudly designed, machined, and assembled at the Rogue Factory in Columbus, Ohio U.S.A.

The Russian Bar is distinct for its grooved sleeves and custom locking collars, making it ideally suited for multiple reps, with no need to tighten in between lifts. Starting in the 1960s, this streamlined design became the holy grail for many Oly lifters around the world, as import costs made it a legendary but rare sight outside the USSR. Even in the heart of the Cold War, many American athletes sought out the bar to emulate the elite Russian champions of the day. Articles in Ironman magazine touted it as an “outstanding piece of equipment” that “lifters are drooling for.”

Fortunately, we’re now able to build a Russian-style barbell right here in Ohio—at a higher quality than the originals, and at a far more reasonable price. Our Russian Bar is manufactured from a minimum 200,000 PSI tensile strength steel and includes 5 needle bearings per sleeve. A set of specialized locking collars (not compatible with other bars) is included standard.

A 25MM Women's version of the Russian Bar is also available.

Additional Specifications:

  • Made in the USA with German Bearings
  • Men’s Olympic Bearing Bar
  • Based on Russian design popularized in ‘60s and used at 1980 Olympics
  • Bar Weight: 20KG
  • Diameter: 28MM
  • Olympic Knurl Marks + Passive Center Knurl
  • Grooved Sleeve Design, Friction-Welded
  • Loadable Sleeve Length: 16.25"
  • Finish: Stainless Steel Shaft and Chrome Sleeves
  • Tensile Strength: 200,000 PSI
  • Custom 2.5KG Collars Included (imported)

See More: Men’s 20KG Bars from Rogue

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.

  • 1Unique Grooved Sleeves

    The sleeves of the Russian Bar are friction-welded and include 23 precision grooves, enabling the collars to slide onto the sleeve ratchet style, engaging with the grooves to securely lock the plates onto the bar. While this design was popularized by the Soviets several decades ago, it's rarely been duplicated since.

  • 2Optimized for Multiple Reps

    Once the collar is slid onto the sleeve, the user can make fine adjustments by spinning the inner portion of the collar to fully secure the plates. This makes slippage of the plates nearly impossible. As a result, the Russian Bar is ideally suited for multiple repetitions, as the design virtually eliminates the need to tighten in between lifts.

  • 3Quality Rogue Construction

    Machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, the 20KG Russian Bar features a stainless steel, 28MM shaft with a minimum tensile strength of 200,000 PSI. The friction-welded sleeves have a bright chrome finish, with 16.25" of loadable length and ten quality needle bearings in total—producing a smooth, reliable spin. Along with the standard Olympic knurl marks (in our firm but non-abrasive knurling pattern), a passive center knurl is also included.

  • 4Pair with a Set of Rogue Plates

    The Russian Bar is compatible with any standard Olympic plates, and Rogue's quality KG Competition Plates or KG Training Plates make a great addition to your order. These battle-tested bumpers are color-coded, produce a consistent dead bounce, and are available to order in custom sets.

  • 5Lock-In Collars Included

    Your order ships with a special set of lock-in collars (2.5KG each) designed exclusively for use with the grooved sleeves of the Russian Bar. These collars are made from cast iron and steel and feature a hard chrome finish. When tightened into position, they make any slippage of plates virtually impossible as you go through your full regimen.

  • 6Fast Rogue Shipping

    Rogue prides itself on fast, professional shipping. Your bar will be packaged safely and ship fast. You can follow the progress of your order using the Rogue Shipping Tracker.