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Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM - Stainless Steel

$595.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes, with German Bearings
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating Stainless Steel
Bar Length 86.6"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.30"
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
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Olympic
Shaft Coating Stainless Steel
Bar Length 86.6"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.30"
Bushing/Bearing Bearing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Rogue Pyrros Bar - Stainless Steel WL Bar
Certified by the International Weightlifting Federation

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 is now an official, IWF Certified barbell. The final design combines a stainless steel, 200,000 PSI tensile strength shaft with 10 quality needle bearings and a choice of chrome-plated or stainless steel sleeves (the all-stainless Pyrros Bar is the top-end 28mm barbell that Rogue now produces). The unique knurl texture on these bars 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 selected a more viscous lubricant to create the controlled spin that Pyrros prefers.

In the strength world, approval from the International Weightlifting Federation is the equivalent of a restaurant getting its Michelin stars, so we’re proud to include a new IWF Cerakote logo on the shaft of the latest Pyrros Bars, along with additional IWF branding on the endcaps.

Additional Specifications:

  • IWF Certified
  • Made in the USA with German Bearings
  • 20KG Olympic Bearing Bar (International Weightlifting Federation standards)
  • Co-Developed with 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Pyrros Dimas
  • Shaft: Stainless Steel
  • Sleeves: Chrome Plate or Stainless Steel
  • 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

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 (made in Germany), 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

    . 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. Customers can also now opt for stainless steel sleeves, rather than the standard chrome plating. The all-stainless Pyrros Bar, we feel, is the premier 28mm bar in our fleet. 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.

  • 3IWF Certified

    The quality, precision engineering that goes into the Pyrros Bar has now been recognized at the highest levels of competition through its IWF certification. Each Pyrros Bar is machined in Columbus, Ohio (on American-made Haas machines) to strict IWF specs. 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 grams/-10 grams 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

    Orders placed by 3PM ship the same day. 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.

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 Pyrros Bar - 28MM - Stainless Steel is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! What an amazing barbell. I just got it last week but I've got to say this is an incredible barbell. The first thing I loved was the knurling which seems to suck my hands to the bar like a football to OBJ's large mitts. The center knurling is very passive so it won't rub your neck on front squats/ cleans. The barbell is also very quiet - hitting the floor with a muted thud; none of the clanging you get from lesser collars. A gentle tug on a plate gets a sleeve spinning at a consistent pace seemingly forever until you grab the weight again. The stainless steel is beautiful and will last out in my garage. It is hard to think of what could have been done better.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Simply the best bar I have ever lifted with. Hit a snatch PR first time using it (because you have to max out when you get a new bar right?). The grip is perfect. Stainless steel is something I knew nothing about, but is well worth it. The spin is odd at first but is ultra smooth with the lifts and feels more stable and controlled than other weightlifting bars. Don't pay attention to older reviews that say the center knurling is too sharp - it’s far from the most aggressive center knurling I’ve used and is very appropriate for its given use. No doubt I would buy again but I don’t think I’ll need another bar for quite a long time. Well worth the price tag if you want the best.
Date published: 2019-01-20
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 Great construction I thought that the center knurling would be an issue but to be honest it isn't as rough as i had suspected. I bought the bar for my garage gym and i think it outperforms those at my work, ~$1200 Eleiko bars. By outperforms i mean the knurling is just right, the bar feels perfectly balanced, and it seems very "solid" with a quiet "thud" when hitting the floor. You know what they say, "If you buy nice you only have to buy once."
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Legendary Barbell The Pyrros Bar is one of the best values in this price segment. IWF certified, stainless steel, and built with top quality makes this in my opinion Rogue’s best weightlifting barbell. This is now the standard competition barbell for AO and USA Nationals. The knurling is more aggressive than the EU or American WL bar, but is nowhere near other comp bars like Eleiko. I actually like it because it allows a nice grip. It will definitely cut you in high-rep wod’s though. It spins less than Rogue’s other WL bars, but it’s hardly noticeable and I feel there’s a good amount of control. If you’re serious about weightlifting, don’t want to spend $$$ on high-end comp bars, and are a fan of Pyrros Dimas (who isn’t), definitely consider this bar. There are very few in this price range that are a better buy.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bar by far! Best barbell I've ever used! The quietest solid bar ever, so quiet on deadlift and drops, no rattles just thud. The controlled spin is phenomenal. Doesn't over spin and effect balance, good for light squat and brench to. I've got a rogue OPB 45 lbs and love it for power lifts but the Pyrros bar will work for that due to the controlled spin. In Snatch and Clean and jerk I had no problems getting under it with 100k on it. The knurl is perfect, I do have tough hands from powerlift and rock climbing though. I would not want anything with less knurl. The passive center knurl is perfect as well, enough for some catch but it's not going to rake you. All in all I think it is the best bar Rogue has available. Stainless steel is the way to go, Cerakote is great but it affects the knurl and it will eventually wear, especially if you use the bar in a rack. Really not a better choice. Euro is coated and the stainless wl lacks a center knurl. This bar is so solid, I just love using it.
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I bought one I’ve been a garage gym rat for many years, collecting and selling all sorts of stuff, only keeping the very best stuff I actually use. I’m 50 now and have decided to pair down to just the things I really like and use: Echo Bike, all three Concept 2 pieces, a pair of stainless Rogue DB handles, and now this bar. I also bought the IWF collars, which are nice, but rarely used (only as 2.5kg plates). I’m a novice Olympic lifter and mainly use the bar for intervals with the C2 equipment, but it’s much nicer in the hand (and feel) then the 28.5 and 29mm bars I’ve owned. I will say that longer interval workouts (1 hour plus), the knurling does get a little abrasive. I think it’s perfect for what it was intended for, though. I also enjoy one hand BB snatching, and the center knurl is perfect for spacing and feel. Great bar, glad I bought one.
Date published: 2020-03-17
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
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