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Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM - Stainless Steel

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4.8
32 Reviews
Made in U.S.A. with German Bearings

Rogue Pyrros Bar - 28MM - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
32 Reviews
Made in U.S.A. with German Bearings
$615.00

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Chrome
Stainless Steel (+$105.00)
Product Description
Gear Specs
Product Description

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.

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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.

Gear Specs

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

Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty*
Made In USAYes, with German Bearings
Loadable Sleeve Length16.30"
Bar Length86.6"
Diameter28MM
F Rating™F2
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UseOlympic Weightlifting
Bushing/BearingBearing
Bar Weight20KG
KnurlOlympic
Center KnurlYes
Knurl MarkOlympic
Shaft CoatingStainless Steel
Tensile Strength200,000 PSI

KEY FEATURES OF THE PYRROS BAR:

1

Pyrros 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.

2

The 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.

3

IWF 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. 


4

A 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.”

5

A 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.

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.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 32 Reviews
Jonathan 2021
Toronto
★★★★★
★★★★★
2 months ago
Gorgeous barbell
It’s honestly perfect. I’m not sure what I would improve.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguecanada.ca
Rogueguest
★★★★★
★★★★★
5 months ago
Nice bar but not the best
Had this bar for 3 years now and yes the knurl is very aggressive but it is so slippery! Chalk is an absolute must with this bar and still the amount of slipping is ridiculous especially with snatch grip. This issue could possibly be because I’ve had it a couple years but it is definitely a very slippery bar at this point
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Dont know
Wasilla alaska
★★★★★
★★★★★
5 months ago
Great bar
This bar is awesome, the turnover and flex of the bar are great for Olympic lifts.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Poliver93
★★★★★
★★★★★
6 months ago
Great bar, don’t love the knurling
When using the same bar 4-5 training days/week, this knurling is just Too aggressive for me. I’ll admit, it’s nice because I basically don’t need chalk and for big singles it’s great. But if I could do it again, I would buy this for my one and only training bar.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Wrangler
Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania
★★★★★
★★★★★
8 months ago
Money Well Spent
When I read the specs on this bar it was exactly what I was looking for. Pyrros really mapped out what I consider to be ideal. I love that the sleeves have ribs that naturally help to hold the plates in place. The knurling is just as I prefer affording me a solid grip with sweaty hands and no chalk. I like the knurling in the middle. Diameter is ideal and so is the stainless steel. Plate rotation just right. It’s the best bar I have ever used and a terrific addition to the home gym I am building.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
ChrisDiS
Michigan
★★★★★
★★★★★
8 months ago
Amazing Barbell
Recently purchased the Pyrros Stainless Steel with Chrome sleeves barbell and absolutely love it! The whip and spin this bar has is second to nothing. You can really feel how smooth the bearings are. Great barbell and would highly recommend.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Mike444
★★★★★
★★★★★
8 months ago
Such good quality
Such good build quality. This thing feels like it should be part of a spaceship. Certain it’ll last forever. A few dozen uses in and not even a scratch on the bare metal.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
M L 47
Boone,NC
★★★★★
★★★★★
9 months ago
Rouge pyrros bar
I bought this bar recently , has great spin and I love the nerling (gives me great grip) getting use to grip.Finish is exacting what I wanted.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
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