Rogue Pyrros Bar

  • Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
  • Purpose: Olympic Weightlifting
  • Bar Weight: 20kg
  • Gender: Men
  • Tensile Strength: 200,000
  • Yield Strength: N/A
  • Knurl Type: Medium
  • Center Knurl: Yes
  • Knurl Marks: Olympic
  • Shaft Finish: Stainless Steel
  • Shaft Diameter: 28mm
  • Sleeve Finish: Hard Chrome or Stainless Steel (+$105)
  • Sleeve Type: Grooved
  • Rotation System: Needle Bearing
  • Made In: USA
  • Warranty: Lifetime

Read below to get a detailed look at the Rogue Pyrros Bar including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.


Rogue Pyrros Bar

The Rogue Pyrros Bar is one of Rogue’s highest-quality bars that they offer. This Olympic Weightlifting Bar was developed alongside Pyrros Dimas, a three-time gold medalist in the Olympics.

Equipped with a 28mm stainless steel shaft, Olympic knurl marks, 10 German needle bearings, a center knurl, and a 200,000 PSI tensile strength, it’s spec’d to handle all of your Olympic weightlifting needs.

Furthermore, this bar is certified by the IWF to be used in competition, putting it in a distinguished group alongside the likes of Eleiko, Uesaka, etc…

Here are some further details about the bar:

Features & Highlights

  • Stainless Steel FinishStainless steel is excellent at preventing rust and it provides a true raw feel. While it is one of the more expensive options, it is arguably the best one available. Aside from the oxidation resistance and excellent feel, stainless steel also looks fantastic. This bar offers stainless steel on both the shaft and the sleeves.
  • IWF Certified – This bar has been approved by the International Weightlifting Federation to be used in competition. The IWF emblem is embossed in blue on the shaft.
  • 28mm Shaft – The 28mm shaft will generate great whip and it’s consistent with Olympic Weightlifting standards.
  • Center Knurl – The Stainless Steel Rogue Pyrros WL Bar does include a center knurl, but it’s less aggressive than the outer knurling.
  • Tensile Strength – This bar offers a 200,000 PSI tensile strength, which stacks up well against the competition.
  • Grooved Sleeves – The sleeves on this bar have fine grooves that help keep the plates on the bar better when you’re not using collars. The downside is that grooved sleeves make an audible zip noise when loading/unloading plates. For an extra $105, you can upgrade to a stainless steel sleeve over the standard hard chrome.
  • American Made – This bar is made in America, but it uses German bearings. 

What They’re Saying at

The Rogue Pyrros Bar receives outstanding feedback from users. With an average rating of 5/5, here are some of the things they have said at


  • “Overall, very pleased with this bar. I have increased my Olympic lifts by at least 10-15 pounds. The chrome sleeves are holding up, but I think that next time I would spend the extra money for stainless. The knurling is very aggressive, but is fine on the hands. I learned that I prefer knurling that is not so aggressive. I definitely recommend this bar for cleans and snatches.”
  • “I’ve used various bars for weightlifting. This is by far the best.”
  • “I bought this about 1 month ago and it was instantly my favorite bar that I have ever used. I have used strength equipment for 40 years and have been a trainer with an advanced degree, so for me I am not easily swayed. This bar is of course more $$ but for me it is worth every dollar.”
  • “The Pyrros Bar is one of the best values in this price segment. IWF certified, stainless steel, and built with top quality makes this in my opinion Rogue’s best weightlifting barbell. This is now the standard competition barbell for AO and USA Nationals. The knurling is more aggressive than the EU or American WL bar, but is nowhere near other comp bars like Eleiko. I actually like it because it allows a nice grip. It will definitely cut you in high-rep wod’s though. It spins less than Rogue’s other WL bars, but it’s hardly noticeable and I feel there’s a good amount of control. If you’re serious about weightlifting, don’t want to spend $$$ 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.”
  • “I have used this bar at various USAW national competitions, and my barbell club happens to have two. These bars are fantastic, my personal favorite. As a recognition of my biases, I prefer a bar to have “aggressive” knurling and a smooth, but controlled spin/rotation. For my heavier work, I feel much safer with a bar that grips back and doesn’t turn over wildly. This bar is the perfect balance of both. Smooth, friction-less spin that requires some resistance and doesn’t spin out of control. The knurling is every bit as “aggressive” as Eleiko bars that I’ve used, but feels much different (better IMO). Some say it’s akin to Uesaka’s knurling, if you’ve had the rare chance of using one, but personally I found the Uesaka bars to be far too mild. The controlled spin and bar feel/build quality, however, I would say are up to par with Uesaka’s legendary reputation. The stainless steel gives this bar a fantastic “raw steel feel” and allows the knurling to be aggressive with a tacky/sandpaper-like feel rather than the tall, razor sharp knurling of (slippery) chrome plated bars like Eleikos. When squatting heavier loads with this bar (200+kg), there is a noticeable whip (as there should be) as with any good weightlifting bar. That whip is also comfortably present with the competition lifts. Many claim these bars to be particularly “whippy”, but I’ve had no issues and felt very comfortable with attempts in the 130’s/170’s without ever feeling shaken around by bar bend. The sleeves of the bar have no play or rattle, something that is a huge pet peeve of mine. There’s nothing worse than racking a heavy clean only to have a second load drop on you a split second later from the sleeves being loose”
  • “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.”


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Garage Gym Lab Review

Best Barbell Logo 2022

The Rogue Pyrros Bar was a winner in the Garage Gym Lab 2022 Best Barbell Awards.

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