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The Ohio Bar - Black Zinc

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
385 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - Black Zinc

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
385 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
£313.00
Excl. VAT
£260.83
Free Shipping
Product Description

Engineered for versatility, the Ohio Bar stands out in any number of strength movements, including the bench press, squat, deadlifts, clean, snatch, and more.  


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

Each Ohio Bar undergoes precise machining and assembly in Columbus, OH, utilizing US steel specifically selected to achieve an optimal blend of flexibility for Olympic lifts and stability for heavy powerlifting. The 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft is equipped with dual knurl marks tailored for Olympic Weightlifting (IWF) and Powerlifting (IPF), along with our distinctive Ohio knurling pattern providing a solid yet non-abrasive grip suitable for multi-purpose strength training.


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability:  Engineered to withstand the increased demands that functional movements and Olympic lifts place on barbells today through overhead drops.  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.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

For over a decade, the Rogue 20KG Ohio Bar has set the industry standard as the ultimate multi-purpose barbell. With the latest edition, we've taken our flagship barbell to new heights, delivering our most dynamic and precision machined Ohio Bar to date.  The Ohio Bar represents more than just the Rogue brand. Its name is a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

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THE OHIO BAR - BLACK ZINC

MEN'S 20KG MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

Engineered for versatility, the Ohio Bar stands out in any number of strength movements, including the bench press, squat, deadlifts, clean, snatch, and more.  


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

Each Ohio Bar undergoes precise machining and assembly in Columbus, OH, utilizing US steel specifically selected to achieve an optimal blend of flexibility for Olympic lifts and stability for heavy powerlifting. The 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft is equipped with dual knurl marks tailored for Olympic Weightlifting (IWF) and Powerlifting (IPF), along with our distinctive Ohio knurling pattern providing a solid yet non-abrasive grip suitable for multi-purpose strength training.


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability:  Engineered to withstand the increased demands that functional movements and Olympic lifts place on barbells today through overhead drops.  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.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

For over a decade, the Rogue 20KG Ohio Bar has set the industry standard as the ultimate multi-purpose barbell. With the latest edition, we've taken our flagship barbell to new heights, delivering our most dynamic and precision machined Ohio Bar to date.  The Ohio Bar represents more than just the Rogue brand. Its name is a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

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Best In Class Durability

With a F-Scale rating of F8-R, the Ohio Bar is among the most durable barbells in its class. By optimizing materials and manufacturing techniques, the Ohio Bar has been engineered to withstand the increased demands that CrossFit, Olympic lifting and functional fitness place on barbells today.  Read more here.

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Bright Zinc SLeeve Finish

A bright zinc finished sleeve contrasts with the black zinc shaft, adding both oxidation resistance and a classic look to the bar.

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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. 

Bright Zinc Sleeve Coating
3

Bright Zinc Sleeve Coating

A bright zinc finished sleeve contrasts with the black zinc shaft, adding both oxidation resistance and a classic look to the bar.

State-of-the-art Gauging
4

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 Bar is rated to last 16 years in a high volume CrossFit gym and will outlast a lifetime of lifting in an Olympic Weightlifting gym, a home gym or a Powerlifting gym.

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Ohio Bar FAQ
Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Black Zinc Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • F-Scale Rating: F8-R
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Bronze Bushings for Reliable Spin
  • 16.40" loadable sleeve length
  • Rogue branded endcaps
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MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

Designed to work well for both Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting and everything in between.

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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

20KG is the standard for most Powerlifting Federations, Men's Olympic Weightlifting and Men's CrossFit competitions.

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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

The 28.5mm diameter falls directly between the 28mm Olympic and 29mm Powerlifting standard diameters.

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MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Made from US steel, the Rogue Ohio 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 190K tensile strength falls within the optimal range of not bending under normal use, yet not been inflated to the point that it will shorten the life of the bar.

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BARBELL KNURLING EXPLAINED

Our signature knurl, designed for multi-purpose use, provides a firm grip without being abrasive. This falls in the middle of the road on the knurl scale, striking a balance without being overly aggressive or passive. 

Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty *
Made In USAYes
Loadable Sleeve Length16.40"
Bar Length86.75"
Diameter28.5MM
F Rating™F8-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UseMultipurpose
Bushing/BearingBushing
Bar Weight20KG
KnurlMulti
Center KnurlNo
Knurl MarkDual
Shaft CoatingBlack Zinc
Sleeve CoatingBright Zinc
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI

Key Features of the Ohio Bar - Black Zinc:

New 190,000 PSI Steel
1

New 190,000 PSI Steel

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.

Built for Multi-Purpose Performance
2

Built for Multi-Purpose Performance

All of our flagship 20KG Ohio Bars utilize a U.S. steel variant that we believe is the best in the industry for use in a multi-purpose barbell. The 190,000 PSI shaft is ground and polished prior to machining, ensuring a smooth finish and optimal performance, and the refined knurling pattern delivers a firm but non-abrasive grip.

NEW STRICTER TOLERANCES
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NEW STRICTER TOLERANCES

Every connection in the 20KG Ohio Bar now has tightened tolerances measuring in the thousandths of an inch. Using advanced optical profilometry as well as custom electronic gauging, we can produce a multipurpose bar that consistently meets our exacting standards. This applies to the knurl and the sleeve profile, as well as the features in the shaft and sleeves that enable a perfect fit during assembly. The result is less axial and radial float of the sleeves (i.e. enhanced stability), significant noise reduction, and a more solid feel throughout the lift.

Fit and Finish
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Fit and Finish

Each Ohio Bar finish offers a different level of oxidation protection and has a direct effect on the feel of the knurl. Black zinc is a tried and true coating for barbells, offering resistance to corrosion while being thin enough to not take away from the feel of the knurl.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 385 Reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 15
Ohio blk zinc great feeling bar
time was to upgrade from my basic Olympic bar after years heavy duty use.I chose Ohio black zinc feels great in hand heavy lifts good smooth turn
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Hostile Housecat
★★★★★
★★★★★
Nov 2023
Awesome Sauce
F$)@ing Awesome Bar. Love it!!! I might get a second.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
CharlieThaWolf
Oklahoma
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jul 2023
Love it!
I bought the Ohio Bar about a month ago, and couldn’t be more pleased! Great knurling with a gorgeous black finish.
Yes, I recommend this product
Loaded like a freight train. 😅
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
TyCan6
Raleigh, NC
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jul 2023
Great experience
I bought my equipment a month ago and use it almost every day. Couldn’t be happier. I would definitely buy from here again.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
charlie56
Lawton, OK
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2023
I love it!
Just arrived a few days ago. This is my first Rogue bar, and I’m more than pleased. Well worth the cost.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
MojoZ
WY
★★★★★
★★★★★
Apr 2023
Excellent!
Bought this as an upgrade over an economy bar I had and glad I did. Does the bar make a difference? It absolutely does. If you are reading reviews to evaluate if the cost is justified, it is. In my opinion, knurling feels mild and is fine as I wear gloves with a wrist wrap. I measured diameter at 28.9mm at the knurling, not a complaint just thought I’d pass it along.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Delvin85
Farmington, NM
★★★★★
★★★★★
Mar 2023
Great bar
I bought 2 months ago been using 3-4 times a wks for a little bit of everything.. Only issue was nick on the tip of sleeve, got ahold of customer service and was taking care..
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Caiden
Houston, Texas
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jan 2023
A Crafted Bar
Very few things are made in America with American sourced materials. This here exemplifies the old American artisan spirit. It is by far the best bar I have felt in my hands in my life. A well made tool that does what it was designed to do.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
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