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Rogue 28MM IWF Olympic Weightlifting Bar w/ Center Knurl - Bright Zinc

€536.00 Incl. Tax €648.56

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Rogue 28MM IWF Olympic Weightlifting Bar w/ Center Knurl - Bright Zinc

Combining a 215K PSI steel shaft with quality needle bearings, friction-welded sleeves, and a full but non-abrasive knurl pattern, this IWF Approved version of our Rogue Olympic Weightlifting Bar ranks among the best in the industry for feel, durability, and performance.

Each 20KG bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, and includes a center knurl for added “stick” along with official IWF branding on both the shaft and endcaps. In the strength world, approval from the IWF (International Weightlifting Federation) is equivalent to a restaurant getting its Michelin stars, so achieving that recognition for this barbell is a true point of pride and a testament to the level of precision that goes into its design and construction.


  • Made in the USA with US and EU Steel
  • 28MM Men’s Olympic Bearing Bar
  • NEW IWF Approved branding on shaft and endcaps
  • 215K PSI tensile strength steel shaft
  • Friction Welded Sleeves, 16.25” loadable sleeve length
  • 5 Needle Bearings per sleeve
  • Olympic Knurl Marks and Center Knurl in full but non-aggressive pattern
  • Patented Design

We currently offer the IWF Oly WL Bar in a Bright Zinc finish. Other variations on this bearing bar include:

*The variations above may still be pending IWF approval.

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes, with US & EU Steel
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating Bright Zinc
Bar Length 86.6"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Bright Zinc
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
F Rating™ F6-R
Tensile Strength 215,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Key Features of the IWF Approved Rogue Olympic Weightlifting Bar:

  • 1215,000 PSI Tensile Strength

    Our Men’s Olympic Bar is made exclusively from high-grade steel, producing a shaft with a minimum tensile strength of 215,000 PSI. Each shaft is ground and polished prior to machining (to ensure a smooth finish), and individually tested and straightened to within 0.015” (0.38mm). The goal is to create just the right amount of “whip” or “flex” needed for competitive Olympic lifting. A Bright Zinc finish completes the look and offers solid oxidation resistance.

  • 2Friction Welded Sleeves + Needle Bearings

    Using a process from the worlds of aviation and automotive manufacturing, the sleeves on the Rogue Olympic Weightlifting Bar are friction welded—creating a superior, forged-quality bond. This method is more precise than most joining techniques and helps prevent any changes in the integrity of the sleeve. Combined with 10 sets of top-quality needle bearings, the result is a barbell with a smooth, consistent, quieter spin.

  • 3Precision Machining

    Every Olympic Bar is machined in Columbus, Ohio, on new Haas machines that are built in the USA. For the Olympic knurl marks and center knurl, we experimented with several knurling patterns before choosing the full but minimally aggressive texture that top weightlifters responded to best. Rather than relying on visibility alone, each bar is manually tested to ensure the actual “feel” is up to Rogue standards.

  • 4A New Addition to Your Rogue Arsenal

    As the leading manufacturer of strength and conditioning equipment, Rogue produces a wide range of Olympic bearing bars and related gear. Along with the standard Men’s Oly WL Bar, we also offer the Stainless Steel Olympic WL Bar, the Cerakote Oly WL Bar, the Euro 28MM Oly Bar (EU Steel and a center knurl), and the Women’s 25MM Oly Bar. You can also combine your bar with quality plates, collars, and secure storage systems .

  • 5IWF Certified

    This specific version of the Rogue Olympic Weightlifting Bar has received approval from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for competitive use; a statement on its precision adherence to the organization’s high standards. Each bar is fitted with a machined stainless steel end cap with IWF branding to note this certification. An official IWF sticker is also included on the bar’s shaft.

  • 6Fast Rogue Shipping

    We pride ourselves on fast, professional shipping, often with same-day turnaround times. Your bar will be packaged safely and efficiently, and you’ll be able to follow the progress of your order from our factory floor to your door using the online Rogue Shipping Tracker.

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 28MM IWF Olympic Weightlifting Bar w/ Center Knurl - Bright Zinc is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Center knurling is a must I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the center knurling but it is a must barbell does not slip out of place. This is my favorite barbell for OLY lifting I would definitely recommend
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IWF Barbell Best barbell I have ever owned. Great whip. Great spin. Game changer for weightlifting compared to a power bar for your olympics. Love the product
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Like everything else from Rogue, this bar is the highest quality . Great sturdy feel .
Date published: 2020-06-09
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