Rogue beater bar

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  1. deadshot138 Brown Belt

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    anyone use one of these? I'm on the market for a bar. Recently got a home gym set up and bought a shit bar from play it again sports for like 80 bucks. The knurling is shit and there's no whip to it. The beater bar is reasonably priced, I'm not buying a damn Texas bar for a home gym.

    Anyone have any other poverty barbells that they purchased and enjoy?
     
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  2. deadshot138 Brown Belt

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    Also I think I bent the damn thing already with only 455lbs
     
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  3. Cmart Aspiring Milo

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    Did you drop it?
     
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  4. deadshot138 Brown Belt

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    No, deadlifting
     
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  5. Cmart Aspiring Milo

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    Double post, sorry
     
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  6. Cmart Aspiring Milo

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    I read they have a year guarantee against bending. I don't think Rogue would have a problem replacing a bar that bent after someone only loaded it with 455 and hasn't dropped it.
     
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  7. deadshot138 Brown Belt

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    I'm talking about the shit baR I got from a store. I'm considering buying a rogue beater bar and was looking for reviews.
     
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    Ah I misunderstood. I've only read reviews that said it was study but many don't like the thickness.
     
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  9. deadshot138 Brown Belt

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    Can't be as bad as the piece of shit I'm using, had to switch to straps instead of an over/under grip because the knurling is practically smooth and it's pretty thick
     
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  10. SteveX Nobody F*cks Wit Da Jesus

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    Rogue makes pretty good equipment. Just purchased their Ohio Power Bar and am really happy with it so far. If it's within your price range I'd say go for it. The barbell is the most important piece of equipment you're going to own, so might as well splurge a bit.
     
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  11. PUO3 You are a can.

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    Beater Bar is awesome. Dont think you can beat it for the price.
     
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  12. ASUThermo Wide Right: ╚╦╝ ○

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    If you are not interested in WL movements the Ohio Power Bar would be your best bet. If you want to do a little bit of everything the Rogue Bar would probably be the best bang for your buck.
     
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  13. JimRussel Purple Belt

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    Why are you opposed to saving up for a good bar? Texas Power Bars aren't even that expensive. Neither are the Rogue Ohio Power Bars. Buy a good one once and never have to worry about buying another bar again. A couple hundred dollars is a pretty small investment for the most important part of your gym. Toss it on a credit card and pay it off over a couple months, if need be.
     
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    I was under the impression that a Texas bar was in the neighborhood of $700, which I simply can't justify for my purposes of squatting, deadlifting and benching 3x a week.....now that I think of it, might Be a worthy investment lol
     
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    Did you do literally any research before starting this thread?

    You can get Texas power bars for under $300 and the Rogue OPBs aren't much more.
     
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  16. SteveX Nobody F*cks Wit Da Jesus

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    Rogue's Ohio Power Bar w/ the black zinc coating was $275 + shipping. Bare steel version is $250 + shipping. I went with the zinc coating since NY is decently humid and I'd rather spend a bit more then worry about it rusting if I'm a bit lax on the maintenance for a few months.
     
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  17. deadshot138 Brown Belt

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    WHy research when I can let SHerdog think for me?
     
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    I own a bare steel OPB and a York Olympic trainer bar. Both are great.

    The Beater Bars are now called the Echo, the difference between the Echo and the OPB is tensile strength. 190k vs. 205k.

    If you are a power guy, save and get the OPB. (Power Spacing rings)
    If you are an Olympic guy, get the Echo. (Oly Spacing rings)
    If you do both, get the Rogue Bar 2.0 (Dual Spacing rings)

    The Yorks are nice too, but just slightly more than the Rogue offerings.

    Yes. I am a Rogue fan boy despite hating crosscult.

    PS- stay away from any bar with collars secured by screws. They will always come lose. Even after loc-title.
     
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    I have no clue how you couldn't know how much the texas power bar costs. You can even buy it on Amazon now.
     
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  20. Zankou Literally Shaking

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    I have the power bar, and good Lord is it awesome compared to a generic bar. Honestly one of my favorite parts of lifting now is just grabbing the bar and feeling that knurl bite in.
     
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