Rogue MG-23 Multi-Grip Bar
- Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
- Purpose: Angled Football Bar
- Bar Weight: 39 lbs
- Grip Widths: 3 Widths (6.5″, 14.5″, 22.5″)
- Total Grip Options: 6
- Shaft Finish: Powder Coat
- Sleeve Finish: Powder Coat
- Olympic-Sized Sleeves: No
- Rackable: Yes
- Made In: USA
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Read below to get a detailed look at the Rogue MG-23 including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
The Rogue MG-23 Multi Grip Bar is an angled swiss bar with three grip widths and six total grip options for versatility.
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Features & Highlights
- 3 Grip Widths/6 Total Grip Options – The Rogue MG-23 offers three angled grip widths spaced at 6.5″, 14.5″, and 22.5″. By flipping the bar over, you can access the opposite angle, giving you six total grip options.
- No Knurled Handles – Unlike the Rogue MG-1, the handles on the MG-23 do not offer knurling. This is, however, fairly common in the overall swiss bar market.
- Rackable – This bar is rackable and it will fit most standard racks. If you a narrower rack, like like the Rep PR-5000 with a 47″ width, then the MG-23 will be a better option than the MG-24.
- Sleeve Length – On the MG-23, you get a sleeve length of 13.75″, which is in the wheelhouse for this style of bar.
- Powder Coat Finish – Powder Coat is a very common finish on specialty bars. It does a good job at limiting oxidation, but it does tend to show scuffs easily, especially on the sleeves and rack contact points.
- Non-Olympic Sized Sleeve – The sleeves on The Rogue MG-23 Multi-Grip Bar are not Olympic-sized, which means you will need specialty collars. My personal recommendation is Proloc since they can be used on any bar. They would very well and they're well-priced.
- Made in the USA – This bar is made in the USA, using USA & CAN steel.
From the Manufacturer
Rogue’s fully welded MG-2 Multi-Grip Bars go beyond the typical Swiss bar or football barbell, offering a uniquely angled, two-way neutral grip design and compatibility with most standard power racks and Olympic plates. Whether you’re looking to reduce stress on the wrists and shoulders during press movements or to target your triceps for better lockouts, these bars enable an athlete to experiment with different approaches and develop more dynamic lifting programs.
There are currently two different models of the MG-2. The hexagonal, 52.75″ MG-23 is an adaptation of our original MG-1 Heavy Duty Multi Grip Bar 2.0, and includes six angled handles (1.25” in diameter) spaced at 6.5”, 14.5”, and 22.5”. This gives the athlete three distinct grips to choose from—with a close grip emphasizing the triceps and a wide grip targeting the pectoral muscles. The Multi-Grip Bar can also be turned 180 degrees (with the Rogue logo upside down) to reverse the angle of the handles for curls or an “elbows-in” bench press.
What They're Saying at Rogue Fitness
The Rogue MG-23 receives very good feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.7/5, here are some of the things people have said at roguefitness.com.
- “I've got years of multiple shoulder injuries and surgeries. At this point in life, anything remotely resembling external rotation is asking for trouble. I bought this bar primarily to allow for bench press and it has been huge. After four months of rehab, I've been easing back into benching with this bar and I've had zero issues with my should. Before now, I was concerned that I would never bench again. The bonus here is that this thing is great for a lot of other things, rows, curls, close grip, skull crushers, etc. Super versatile piece of equipment.”
- “I had been on a waiting list for this for quite some time. This fits nicely in my rack. Grip angle is great for my shoulders. This makes 3 Rogue specialty bars and they all are put to good use.”
- “After 40 Years of powerlifting I had to have my shoulder replaced. Recently using a straight bar the starting to bother my other shoulder. Using this bar I've had almost no shoulder issues using heavy weight Plus you can use an under grip and train to chest from a different angle. I wish this was around 40 years ago. Great product a little awkward to use at the beginning but after a couple workouts it feels now as normal as the barbell”
- “Received the MG-2 in March and with all my Rogue purchases, this is top quality. Gives my shoulders a break from straight bar and believe it, gives my left elbow which is always in pain, a pain free break. Personally I don't miss or need the knurling. With the angled grips my hands don't miss the knurling which I could not do without on a straight bar. To be sure, I do use chalk and grip is solid even in my high humidity Florida garage gym.”
- “I've been using this product for about a month now and really enjoy being able to bench again. Using a straight bar (Ohio bar) has been tough recently as I've developed shoulder issues. This mutli-grip bar is great and offers many different positions.”
- “I wish there was knurling on the grips, so really 4.9 stars; but it’s not a dealbreaker, since I am primarily using this for bench pressing.”
- “Nice product just wish the paint didn't chip off so easily when loading and unloading the bar.”
Garage Gym Lab Review
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