Rogue Barbells

ClaudeR

Level 5 Valued Member
I was about to suggest a strength shop bar as they are on sale, but I see you have a very nice setup now! Like a nice saddle or knives they will get even better with use!

@Steve Freides
@Anna C, I knew there was something I didn’t like about you - Campy only for me.

:);):Do_O

Happy Thanksgiving!

-S-

Campy for me too, none of that Shimano nonsense!
That being said do not try a SRAM Red eTap, unless you want to spend a whole lot of money ;)
 

Anna C

Level 9 Valued Member
Elite Certified Instructor
@Anna C

Did time tell? Are you still happy with this set?

I went for the Stainless Steel Ohio Power Bar
320 lb black training plate set
Collars
Change plates: a 10 lb pair (20 lb), two 5 lb pairs (10 lb each), and a 2.5 lb pair (5 lb).

Yes, it was worth the money :)

I LOVE the Stainless Steel Ohio Power Bar. Really glad I went for the stainless edition. It feels great, the knurl is really nice, and the bar feels like great quality and hasn't had any signs of staining even though it's been out in Mississppi humidity at times.

The collars are really sweet.

The change plates are fine.

The only thing I might change is the plate set. Although these are fine and the look is nice, I think if I chose again I'd go for this set: Rogue HG 2.0 Bumper Plates

Just because they're cheaper, less pretentious, perfectly useful, and less likely to look blemished when something does blemish them.

That said, I really haven't had a chance to beat it all up very much yet, as I still do 95% of my barbell training at the gym. Still working on getting a gym built at home. So far I've had the set outside, in the living room, and in a spare bedroom.... and I don't have a rack yet.

But in any case, yes, really glad I got them.
 

Tobias Wissmueller

Level 6 Valued Member
Yes, it was worth the money :)

I LOVE the Stainless Steel Ohio Power Bar. Really glad I went for the stainless edition. It feels great, the knurl is really nice, and the bar feels like great quality and hasn't had any signs of staining even though it's been out in Mississppi humidity at times.

The collars are really sweet.

The change plates are fine.

The only thing I might change is the plate set. Although these are fine and the look is nice, I think if I chose again I'd go for this set: Rogue HG 2.0 Bumper Plates

Just because they're cheaper, less pretentious, perfectly useful, and less likely to look blemished when something does blemish them.

That said, I really haven't had a chance to beat it all up very much yet, as I still do 95% of my barbell training at the gym. Still working on getting a gym built at home. So far I've had the set outside, in the living room, and in a spare bedroom.... and I don't have a rack yet.

But in any case, yes, really glad I got them.

Thank you, @Anna C!

Am looking again for a barbell and plates and funny enough I saved your choice in my Rogue EU shopping cart all this time, but I have replaced them with the black bumpers already.

Not sure about the change plates though. Just want to add Deadlifts to my routine and was wondering if I could do without.
 

Abdul-Rasheed

Level 6 Valued Member
Yes, it was worth the money :)

I LOVE the Stainless Steel Ohio Power Bar. Really glad I went for the stainless edition. It feels great, the knurl is really nice, and the bar feels like great quality and hasn't had any signs of staining even though it's been out in Mississppi humidity at times.

The collars are really sweet.

The change plates are fine.

The only thing I might change is the plate set. Although these are fine and the look is nice, I think if I chose again I'd go for this set: Rogue HG 2.0 Bumper Plates

Just because they're cheaper, less pretentious, perfectly useful, and less likely to look blemished when something does blemish them.

That said, I really haven't had a chance to beat it all up very much yet, as I still do 95% of my barbell training at the gym. Still working on getting a gym built at home. So far I've had the set outside, in the living room, and in a spare bedroom.... and I don't have a rack yet.

But in any case, yes, really glad I got them.
I am in similar situation now. Considering the same set as you but with HG bumper plates. This is a great thread.
 

Abdul-Rasheed

Level 6 Valued Member
You only really need 45s, and a pair of 25s, plus metal 10s, 5s, and 2.5s. IMO, 35lb bumpers and bumpers less than 25lbs are pointless. Lighter ones are really too thin to use by themselves (and why would you need bumpers for less than 105lbs anyway), and you can easily make any intermediate weights up to the next 45 with metal plates, so 35s are not needed either.

I am getting a York B&R from someone this weekend. I would need to look into buying the plates and I am considering this equation. Just get the 45s and 25s as bumpers and rest the metal plates? Why would one need 25lbs, as that too is unnecessary?
 

Steve W.

Level 6 Valued Member
I am getting a York B&R from someone this weekend. I would need to look into buying the plates and I am considering this equation. Just get the 45s and 25s as bumpers and rest the metal plates? Why would one need 25lbs, as that too is unnecessary?

You can get by with metal 25s, especially if it's for deadlifting and not dropping the bar from overhead. I just don't like the idea of too much weight hanging off the ends of the bumper plates. If you have 25lb bumpers, the most weight you'll have outside the bumpers is 35lbs (17.5lbs per side). If you have metal 25lb plates, you can potentially have 85lbs of weight outside the bumpers.

It probably won't hurt anything, especially with DLs from waist height where you'll almost certainly have at least 2 45lb bumpers on each side. The idea of it probably bothers me aesthetically more than the actual risk of damaging the bar. Before I got bumpers, I deadlifted with regular iron plates and used metal 25s without a second thought.
 

Abdul-Rasheed

Level 6 Valued Member
You can get by with metal 25s, especially if it's for deadlifting and not dropping the bar from overhead. I just don't like the idea of too much weight hanging off the ends of the bumper plates. If you have 25lb bumpers, the most weight you'll have outside the bumpers is 35lbs (17.5lbs per side). If you have metal 25lb plates, you can potentially have 85lbs of weight outside the bumpers.
Great, thanks. I get the idea now.
 
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