Rogue Fitness Launches New Cerakote Barbells in Multiple Colors

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In June, we reported on Rogue Fitness hinting about the release of new colored barbells. And when we shared this article on Facebook, it created quite a buzz in the comments section. It seemed like everyone had a naturally strong opinion about the speculative barbells, whether it be a love or hate for them.

For those who loved them, you’re in luck. A few days ago Rogue Fitness officially listed three new Cerakote Barbell models. Rogue Fitness will be coating their signature Ohio Barbell, Women’s Bella Barbell 2.0, and Operator 3.0 Barbell with Cerakote.

[Need a new Rogue Fitness barbell? Check out all of the barbells Rogue Fitness has to offer!]

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Rogue Fitness will now join other equipment manufacturers like American Barbell who already utilize cerakote — in multiple colors — on barbells.

For those tuned into the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, then you may have seen the barbells without evening knowing it. Rogue Fitness is one of CrossFit’s main partners, and this year’s Games athletes were some of the first to test them in formal competition.

Cerakote coating has built its reputation in the firearms industry for its durability and resistance to abrasion. It’s a polymer-ceramic coating, and is used on materials like metals, plastics, and surfaces like wood. This coating blend is intended to be durable and resistant to abrasion, corrosion, and impact, among other factors.

From cerakote’s site, they claim the coating has the ability to withstand an impact test of 160 inch-lbs, which is the maximum rating an impact tester can measure. (That means a standardized weight was dropped from 160-inches onto an indenter with cerakote, and there was no cracking or delamination.)

[Cerakote barbells isn’t the only newly released equipment from Rogue Fitness. Check out their new bumper dumbbells!]

Technical Specs

For those curious about the technical specs of each barbell, it appears they’ll offer pretty much the same attributes as their original barbell counterparts, but with the addition of the new color/branding options.

From Rogue’s website they write, “The Cerakote Finish version maintains all the key features of the standard Ohio Bar, including a 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks, quality composite bushings, and a lifetime warranty against bending.” And yes, this quote is pulled from the Ohio Barbell page, but the other two models boast similar attributes.

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Each model will all have their own set of signature color schemes, and there’s still no word if and when we’ll see more color schemes in the future. Check out each of the current barbell models below with their respective weights, color schemes, and starting prices.

Ohio Barbell – 20kg

Starting Price: $325.00

Bella Barbell 2.0 – 15kg

Starting Price: $275.00

Operator Bar 3.0 – 20kg

Starting Price: $325.00

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Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend.

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