Rogue Rackable Curl Bar
User Review( votes)
The Rogue Rackable Curl bar offers an excellent e-coat finish that feels great in the hand thanks to the company’s medium knurling that we already love on its multi-purpose Ohio Bar. The bar also features bronze bushings with a snap ring design that makes maintenance a breeze. The bar is also one of the strongest of its kind on the market with a 110,000 PSI tensile strength.
- Strong 110,000 PSI tensile strength.
- Excellent knurling.
- Bronze bushings are built to last.
- Snap ring design makes maintenance easy.
- The e-coat on the shaft is built to last.
- It’s rackable.
- It’s expensive for a curl bar.
At $250 the Rogue Rackable Curl Bar is one of the most expensive options on the market. That’s the bad news, the good news is that it’s one of the strongest and most comfortable curl bars you can purchase. From Rogue-based performance to an excellent design, there’s a lot to love with this curl bar.
Let’s start with the curl bar’s 110,000 PSI Tensile Strength. It might not match up to the Rogue Ohio Bar at 190,000 PSI but for a curl bar, it’s one of the strongest options on the market.
We try not to base our reviews off price too much and that showed in our recent Fringe Sport Curl Bar review ($220) review. Honestly, for $30 more we would choose this Rogue option just for the ability to rack the bar.
Back to the Rogue Rackable Curl Bar, I absolutely love the medium knurl which matches my Rogue Ohio Bar. I’ve made no secrets that the Ohio Bar is my favorite multi-purpose bar and the knurling is one of its best carried over features for this curl bar. The knurling feels strong enough to keep my grip when sweaty but not so aggressive that I become annoyed during curls.
The sleeves on this bar are bright zinc coated while the shaft features an e-coat finish that looks great and feels good in the hand.
I rack this bar on my Rogue RM-4 and it fits perfectly inside the rack. With a 51″ shaft, you shouldn’t have a problem with most standard size power racks.
Rogue chose to use its bronze bushings which have repeatedly proven to be one of the best options in the industry. At $250 I would expect my Rogue Rackable Curl Bar to last a really long time so this small attention to detail really matters.
If you’re looking for some new take on the curls and bends found in curl bars, you won’t find it here and that’s 100% okay since the original design is excellent. The bar feels great for every movement and with that already talked about excellent knurling, it’s a comfortable experience all around.
The bar’s shaft measures in at 28.5MM which I prefer over 28MM bars, although your own preference may vary. The bar is also 35 pounds which I didn’t realize when first using the bar (it’s a great way to get extra swole by accident).
My one annoyance with the bar is the 5-year warranty which doesn’t match Rogue’s lifetime warranty on many of its other bars. With that being said, the snap ring design allows me to keep the bearings cleaned which should increase the bars lifespan while ensuring an excellent spin is maintained.
And finally, for those who this matters to, including me, the bar is made in the USA at Rogue’s Ohio factory and it’s made with US-sourced steel.