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Old 07-29-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Rogue Bar vs. Burgener & Rippletoe Bar

I am buying some equipment from Rogue, (bar, bumpers, rings) and wanted to get some feedback on choosing a bar.

I'm looking at the Rogue Bar, and the B&R bar.
I'm more concerned with being able to do olympic lifts with the bar, which is why I was leaning toward the Rogue Bar. It is 28.5mm vs. B&R which is 29mm.

The B&R bar has the center knurling for squats that the Rogue bar doesn't have and I've read some reviews saying that the knurling is great and provided very good grip and they didn't notice the diameter was slightly larger.

Both have received lots of good reviews, but I'm still not sure. Feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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Re: Rogue Bar vs. Burgener & Rippletoe Bar

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I am buying some equipment from Rogue, (bar, bumpers, rings) and wanted to get some feedback on choosing a bar.

I'm looking at the Rogue Bar, and the B&R bar.
I'm more concerned with being able to do olympic lifts with the bar, which is why I was leaning toward the Rogue Bar. It is 28.5mm vs. B&R which is 29mm.

The B&R bar has the center knurling for squats that the Rogue bar doesn't have and I've read some reviews saying that the knurling is great and provided very good grip and they didn't notice the diameter was slightly larger.

Both have received lots of good reviews, but I'm still not sure. Feedback is greatly appreciated.
Having used both I would recommend the Rogue bar. Both are nice bars and you will likely be happy with either of them, its just that the slightly smaller diameter will make the Rogue nicer for the Olympic lifts. Personally I'd only spend the money on a nice bar with the Olympic lifts in mind. A POS bar from craigslist gets the job done for the slow lifts. Its not optimal, but it works. The POS bar will not work for the Oly Lifts however.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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Having used both I would recommend the Rogue bar. Both are nice bars and you will likely be happy with either of them, its just that the slightly smaller diameter will make the Rogue nicer for the Olympic lifts. Personally I'd only spend the money on a nice bar with the Olympic lifts in mind. A POS bar from craigslist gets the job done for the slow lifts. Its not optimal, but it works. The POS bar will not work for the Oly Lifts however.
Exactly what I'm thinking. People seem to like the B&R, but I would be ****ed if that grip didn't feel just right.
I've been using 30mm in training and no bumpers since I started so the only time I've seen good equipment is in competition and its made such a difference!
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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Jay, I have the Rogue Bar and it is fantastic. I have a cheap York 30mm for some of the power lifts.
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Exactly what I'm thinking. People seem to like the B&R, but I would be ****ed if that grip didn't feel just right.
I've been using 30mm in training and no bumpers since I started so the only time I've seen good equipment is in competition and its made such a difference!
What's your budget? Can you step up to a 28mm true Oly Bar? Thats what I did and I have been extremely happy with my decision.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:23 PM   #6
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Re: Rogue Bar vs. Burgener & Rippletoe Bar

Just put the order in.

I went with the Rogue Bar. It will be night and day compared to what I'm used to.
True oly bar wouldn't be in the budget right now.

Full order was:
Rogue Bar, pair of 45,25,10lb rogue hi-temp bumpers, rogue wood rings
Came to $770
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:43 PM   #7
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Re: Rogue Bar vs. Burgener & Rippletoe Bar

Let me know how the gear works out, pretty cool setup!

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