The Ohio Bar
|Bar Type||Men's Bars|
|Bar Use||Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose|
|Center Knurl||No Center Knurl|
|Guarantee/Warranty||Lifetime Use Warranty|
|Made In USA||Yes|
|3 Ships Free||No|
Columbus Craftsmanship, World Class Quality
The Ohio Bar isn’t just one of Rogue’s most durable and versatile weightlifting bars, it’s also a direct reflection of the proud professionals who build it. From the 190 KSI steel to the distinctive dual knurl marks and four separate coating options, every detail of the Ohio Bar is held to the absolute highest standard—as you can see in the step-by-step process below.
This steel is manufactured in the US and has proven to be one of the best steel variants for a multi-purpose barbell.
Each barbell shaft is ground and polished prior to machining which allows the bar to have a very smooth finish post any black oxide, zinc or chrome finish.
Each bar shaft is machined on new Haas machines that are built in the US. A great deal of pride is built into each bar as the knurling process is an art. We spent months working on the knurl we believe to be the best for the Ohio Bar.
To test the knurl it is more a beer tasting process than exact measurement. There is a look and feel that go into testing every bar.
The Ohio Bar is available with 4 different finishes. Each finish offers a different level of oxidization protecion and has a direct effect on the feel of the knurl.
Black Oxide is a mild oxidization protectant process. This type of steel treatment will still require some maintenance but will give the best knurl feel, more like a naked bar.
Bright Zinc and Black Zinc is a medium oxidization protectant process. This type of steel treatment requires minimal maintenance and is used on The Rogue and Bella Bars.
Satin Hard Chrome is a high oxidization protectant process. The feel of this bar is similar to brushed steel.
The Ohio Bar is assembled with bronze bushings which act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and bar shaft. This is a very robust way of building a barbell.
Each bar will come with an Ohio Bar card that has the initials of the Rogue team member that built the bar.
This bar will have normal “whip” during Olympic weightlifting and enough stiffness to hold for heavy powerlifting. The steel in this bar is proven as an excellent choice for weightlifters.
Each Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and includes a lifetime guarantee against bending**.
The bushing sleeves on the Ohio Bar promise a reliable spin, and their snap ring design maintains optimal stability throughout any type of weightlifting regimen-- from basic high school or collegiate strength training programs to intense Crossfit workouts.
Ohio Bar Coating Options You can select one of the following available coatings from the sidebar:
- Standard Black Oxide Treatment
- Black Zinc Plating with Bright Zinc Sleeves - Same zinc combination as the Rogue Bar
- Black Zinc Plating with Black Zinc Sleeves – Murdered out
- Satin Hard Chrome – Top of the line finish with more of a matte look than standard chrome
Version 1.1 - This is the first version of the Ohio Bar manufactured by Rogue
Version 1.2 - We upgraded the steel used in the shaft to 190,000 PSI tensile strenght steel.
Whichever coating you choose, Rogue has provided some helpful tips for long term Bar Care & Maintenance.
**Warranty against bending does not cover any bar which has been damaged due to negligent or faulty use, alteration, maintenance, storage or handling by the user. Negligent or faulty use includes abusive dropping of the bar (i.e., dropping the bar on a box, bench, spotter arms or pins in a power rack, excessive dropping with insufficient or damaged bumpers, or excessive dropping with iron plates, and similar usage). Any specific issues regarding a Rogue product with which a customer is not satisfied will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Rogue has a replacement rate of less than 0.0002% on bars. We have found that most problems with bars we replace are related to abusive use rather than manufacturing or materials issues.