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Rogue 45LB Ohio Power Bar - Bare Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
16 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

Rogue 45LB Ohio Power Bar - Bare Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
16 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$275.00
Product Description

Precision crafted for an old school feel, the bare steel Ohio Power Bar excels in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. The 29MM shaft provides minimal flex for maximum stability and is paired with a deep knurl crafted for heavy pulls. With no coating on this version of the Ohio Power Bar, the feel of the knurl is left just how it was intended.


PRECISION MEETS POWER

Every Ohio Power Bar is precisely machined and assembled in Columbus, OH using US steel that is proven ideal for heavy powerlifting. We combine a 205,000 PSI tensile strength, low flexion shaft, IPF powerlifting knurl marks and our signature Ohio Power Bar knurling. The knurling is machined in a pattern that is deep and coarse, providing an ideal surface for heavy pulls without being sharp or abrasive. Additionally, it features a matching center knurl that adheres to your back when you need it most.


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability: Rogue manufactures the world's most durable barbells, and the Ohio Power Bar is no exception. This bar has been engineered to withstand the heavy demands required from the home gym to the commercial facility. Read more here

2X Quieter Performance: Refined with even stricter tolerances, precision-machined bronze bushings fit tighter around the shaft, and improved internal sleeve tolerances dampen sound and eliminate unwanted movement, ensuring a smoother and more stable lift.

Low Profile Sleeve Design: The sleeves are now machined using a new low-profile sleeve design that allows for easier than ever loading and unloading of plates.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

The Rogue Ohio Power Bar has set the standard as the premier choice for powerlifting barbells in the industry. With our latest edition, we've taken our flagship power bar to new levels, introducing the most precision machined Ohio Power Bar yet. More than just a barbell, the Rogue Ohio Power Bar represents where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

Patented

Like any fine piece of machined steel, a bare steel barbell will require some upkeep. Occasionally brushing the bar down with 3-in-1 oil or WD-40 will create a beautiful patina look. This is how bars were made for decades and it really does produce an unmatched feel. Maintain your barbell with the Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit.

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ROGUE OHIO POWER BAR - Bare Steel

MEN'S 45LB POWERLIFTING BARBELL

Precision crafted for an old school feel, the bare steel Ohio Power Bar excels in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. The 29MM shaft provides minimal flex for maximum stability and is paired with a deep knurl crafted for heavy pulls. With no coating on this version of the Ohio Power Bar, the feel of the knurl is left just how it was intended.


PRECISION MEETS POWER

Every Ohio Power Bar is precisely machined and assembled in Columbus, OH using US steel that is proven ideal for heavy powerlifting. We combine a 205,000 PSI tensile strength, low flexion shaft, IPF powerlifting knurl marks and our signature Ohio Power Bar knurling. The knurling is machined in a pattern that is deep and coarse, providing an ideal surface for heavy pulls without being sharp or abrasive.  Additionally, it features a matching center knurl that adheres to your back when you need it most.


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability: Rogue manufactures the world's most durable barbells, and the Ohio Power Bar is no exception. This bar has been engineered to withstand the heavy demands required from the home gym to the commercial facility. Read more here

2X Quieter Performance: Refined with even stricter tolerances, precision-machined bronze bushings fit tighter around the shaft, and improved internal sleeve tolerances dampen sound and eliminate unwanted movement, ensuring a smoother and more stable lift.

Low Profile Sleeve Design: The sleeves are now machined using a new low-profile sleeve design that allows for easier than ever loading and unloading of plates.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

The Rogue Ohio Power Bar has set the standard as the premier choice for powerlifting barbells in the industry. With our latest edition, we've taken our flagship power bar to new levels, introducing the most precision machined Ohio Power Bar yet. More than just a barbell, the Rogue Ohio Power Bar represents where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

Patented

Like any fine piece of machined steel, a bare steel barbell will require some upkeep. Occasionally brushing the bar down with 3-in-1 oil or WD-40 will create a beautiful patina look. This is how bars were made for decades and it really does produce an unmatched feel. Maintain your barbell with the Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit.

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Best In Class Durability

With a F-Scale rating of F8-R, the Ohio Power Bar is among the most durable barbells in its class. By optimizing materials and manufacturing techniques, the Ohio Power Bar has been engineered to withstand the heavy demands that powerlifting places on barbells today, whether it be used daily in the garage or in a high-use commercial gym. Read more here.

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LOW PROFILE SLEEVE DESIGN

Our new low-profile sleeve design makes loading and unloading plates easier than ever. Bare steel shaft is paired with matching bare steel sleeves for a consistent look end to end.

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2X QUIETER PERFORMANCE

Using precision machining, we are able to tighten the fit of the sleeve on the shaft which means a smoother spin, a more connected feeling while lifting and significant noise reduction.

How It's Made
1

FRICTION WELDING

The collars of the sleeves are friction welded, creating the strongest sleeves in the industry. This bond is as strong as if machined from a single piece of steel, while saving on waste and cost. 

Rogue Work Hardening
2

Rogue Work Hardening

Our patented, proprietary process more than doubles the durability and lifespan of the barbell shaft compared to our competitors. 

State-of-the-art Gauging
3

State-of-the-art Gauging

We use gauging normally employed in the aerospace industry to ensure that every bar that makes it to a customer is exactly as designed.

Barbell Durability

RUST RESISTANCE

The resistance of a barbell to oxidation depends on the type of steel and the coating. Barbells at the lower end of the spectrum will require more care and maintenance to preserve their appearance than barbells at the upper end of the spectrum.

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BARBELL DURABILITY

The F Scale™ is a durability scale for barbells based on functional testing at stresses similar to what barbells experience when being dropped from overhead. Bars that have been treated with Rogue Work Hardening (RWH™) are designated by having an R in their F Rating™. For more information on F Scale™ click here.

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F SCALE™ APPLICATION

How a barbell is used will affect its durable lifespan and it's a key factor in determining what type of F Rating™ might be suitable for your gym's needs. This graph correlates the F Rating™ of a barbell with different types of usage in order to predict the durable lifespan. Using this data, we are able to make recommendations on what F Rating™ is appropriate for different training situations. With a rating of F8-R, the Ohio Power Bar is rated to outlast a lifetime of lifting (50+ years) in a powerlifting facility or home gym.

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Ohio Power Bar FAQ
Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • More aggressive knurling for powerlifting
  • Center knurl for added “stick” to the back during squats
  • 29MM Diameter and 205,000 PSI tensile strength for greater rigidity and reduced whip
  • Bronze Bushings and Snap Ring Design for smooth spin
  • Weight: 45LB
  • Finish: Bare Steel
  • F8-R Rating
  • Lifetime Warranty against bending*
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Product Specifications: Rogue 45LB Ohio Power Bar - Bare Steel
Product Specifications: Rogue 45LB Ohio Power Bar - Bare Steel
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Powerlifting BARBELL

Designed for Powerlifting:  Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift

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F-RATING

Our barbells are tested by a third-party to determine their F-Rating, or fatigue resistance, which is a measured representation of the durability of the barbell.

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BARBELL BUSHINGS

Precision bronze bushings provide reliable fast spin while being exceptionally durable when subjected to impact from being dropped.

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WHAT IS ROGUE WORK HARDENING?

Rogue Work Hardening (RWH) is our patented process for treating the shafts of our barbells to improve their durability. 

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BARBELL WEIGHT

Available in 45LB to pair with pound plates.

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BARBELL WHIP

The amount of springback provided by the bar that can be used by the lifter to increase the weight they can lift in dynamic movements.

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BARBELL DIAMETER

29MM is the standard diameter used across Powerlifting federations

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MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Made from US steel, the Rogue Ohio Power Bar is machined and assembled at the Rogue factory in Columbus, OH.

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TENSILE STRENGTH

Expressed in PSI, tensile strength measures the maximum weight a barbell can support before deforming. The 205K tensile strength falls within the optimal range of minimal flexion for maximum stability throughout the lift.

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BARBELL KNURLING EXPLAINED

Our signature power knurl is machined in a pattern that is deep and coarse, providing an ideal surface for heavy pulls without being sharp or abrasive.

Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty*
Made In USAYes
Loadable Sleeve Length16.25"
Bar Length86.52"
Distance Between Sleeves51.5"
Diameter29MM
F Rating™F8-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UsePowerlifting
Bushing/BearingBushing
Bar Weight45LB
KnurlPowerlifting
Center KnurlYes
Knurl MarkPowerlifting
Shaft CoatingBare Steel
Sleeve CoatingBare Steel
Tensile Strength205,000 PSI

Key Features of the Ohio Power Bar - Bare Steel:

205,000 PSI Steel
1

205,000 PSI Steel

The Ohio Power Bar’s 29MM diameter steel shaft boasts a tensile strength of 205,000 PSI, delivering superior rigidity and virtually zero whip/flex. Machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, the bar also features a snap-ring design and quality bronze bushings for a smooth, consistent feel.

Aggressive Knurl
2

Aggressive Knurl

The bar includes single powerlifting marks and a center knurl, each featuring a deep, coarse pattern that produces a reliable grip / stick without being sharp or abrasive. Perfecting this knurl pattern is both a science and an art. Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus on new Haas machines (built in the USA) and fine-tuned and personally tested by the Rogue team.

Bare Steel Finish
3

Bare Steel Finish

The Bare Steel creates a classic look and natural feel. With no coating on this version of the Ohio Power Bar, the knurl is left just how it was intended.

Lifetime Warranty
4

Lifetime Warranty

The Ohio Power Bar’s quality construction is backed by Rogue’s Lifetime Warranty against bending. This is a barbell equipped for high intensity, everyday use.
*Please Note: The warranty does not cover damage due to negligent or faulty use, alteration, maintenance, storage or handling by the user, 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.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 16 Reviews
J Gali
NY
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
Amazing product
Amazing quality great shipping time. Would highly recommend
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Sam73
Ogden, Utah
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 8
I love this Bar
Ohio Power bar. Bare Steel I just unboxed this bar and did a little bench pressing to try it out. I have been working out at home for the last 8 years and going from using my cap beast barbell to this Ohio power bar is night and day when it comes to the look and feel. The Ohio power bar reminds me of the bars you find at a serious commercial gym. I can’t wait to deadlift and squat with it.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Justin H
London
★★★★★
★★★★★
Oct 2022
Dogs dangleys
Bought a few weeks ago, very happy, great quality. knurling just right. Really happy.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on rogueeurope.eu
Aaron1234
Australia
★★★★★
★★★★★
Apr 2022
Solid Bar
I purchased it a month ago and it has been great. It has only had very light use over this period and it has already developed some rust marks which I'm a bit dissappointed about. The bar has been kept inside in a dry space.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on rogueaustralia.com.au
Bodvar
Melbourne Victoria Australia
★★★★★
★★★★★
Mar 2022
Love it.
Had this for about 2 years and the only down side is when using a lesser quality bar it feels sub par as the knurling on these a great!
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on rogueaustralia.com.au
Kisukali
Windsor, ON
★★★★★
★★★★★
Mar 2022
Excellent Bar
I have had this bar for a few month now, doing mainly squat and deadlift variations, and am really enjoying it. The aggressiveness of the knurling is just right for me and the build quality is excellent. I went for the bare steel version and the feel of it is very nice, but it does require more maintenance than I expected to keep rust free. If I had my time again I would probably go for coated version.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguecanada.ca
The peacock
NSW Australia
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2021
Great all round
I brought a rogue power bar, 140kg in weights, bands, kettlebells and some other bits and pieces. I thought shipping would be expensive and take forever, but it was cheap as considering how heavy everything was, also 2 business days and it was at my door in rural NSW… definitely buying more Soon to expand my home gym.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on rogueaustralia.com.au
Brian007
★★★★★
★★★★★
Oct 2021
Okay
Was a little disappointed one of the sleeves when spun would do a weird thinking sound I had to disassemble it down a couple little metal shavings cleaned it had to buy the proper lube and grease put it back together since then it's been excellent wish I got one with the coating though because it does rust or patina very easily
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguecanada.ca
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