The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
355 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
Patented product

The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
355 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
£378.76
Excl. VAT
£315.63

Choose Finish (11)*Black / Black

Product Description

This new variation on our flagship 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar introduces a unique polymer-ceramic composite coating—popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications. Available in a range of custom-color finish options with exclusive Rogue branding, this model is a genuine game changer.

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THE OHIO BAR - CERAKOTE

This new variation on our flagship 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar introduces a unique polymer-ceramic composite coating—popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications. Available in a range of custom-color finish options with exclusive Rogue branding, this model is a genuine game changer.

Fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, the Ohio Bar continues to represent the highest level of precision engineering. The Cerakote Finish version maintains all the key features of the standard Ohio Bar, including a 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks, quality Bronze bushings, and a lifetime warranty against bending.* A barbell that has always delivered multi-purpose versatility and dependable performance now also offers the ability to match it with the colors of your gym / school / team etc.

Please Note: Clear bars are coated post machining, so they will have slight blemishes from clamps in our machining process. 

Patented

*Please Note: The optional Proprietary Matte Black metal treatment process also hardens the steel, which can cause some additional friction with plates that have a chamfer.

Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • F-Scale Rating: F8-R
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Bronze Bushings
  • NEW Polymer-Ceramic Composite Finish option in Custom Colors w/ Rogue branding
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
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Current Color Combination Options


Black / Black
Red / Black
Blue / Black
Gray / Black
Light Blue / Black
Maroon / Black
Navy / Black
Pink / Black
Black / Chrome
Blue / Chrome
Green / Black
Orange / Black
Orange / Chrome
Red / Chrome
Cerakote ShaftBlackRedBlueGrayLight BlueMaroonNavyPinkBlackBlueGreenOrangeOrangeRed
SleevesProprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte BlackProprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
ChromeChromeProprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
ChromeChrome
Rogue Logo On ShaftSilverBlackBlackBlackBlackSilverSilverBlackSilverBlackBlackBlackBlackBlack
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Product Specifications: The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
Product Specifications: The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

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 CoatingCerakote
Sleeve CoatingChrome or Proprietary Matte Black
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI
Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors
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Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors

This version of the Ohio Bar is distinct for its use of an advanced ceramic-based coating, originally established in the gun industry for its remarkable durability in thin applications. This unique finish can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—and it’s available to order in a range of exclusive colors, with the Rogue logo branded on the center of the shaft. See the menu for current color combination options.

Steel
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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.

Machining & Assembly
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Machining & Assembly

Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The knurling has been carefully refined over the years, as well, for a firm but non-abrasive grip (there is no center knurl). We assemble the Ohio Bar with a snap ring design and quality composite bushings, which act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and bar shaft, producing normal “whip” during Oly weightlifting but enough stiffness to hold for heavy powerlifting.

F SCALE™

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.

OXIDATION RATE

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.

*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. We have found that most problems with bars we replace are related to abusive use rather than manufacturing or materials issues.

Please Note: Cerakote has an excellent resistance to corrosion, but metal-to-metal contact, particular on the sleeves, can still cause wear over time. For the best long term results, some cleaning and maintenance may be required. See our Ohio Bar Care Page for more info.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 355 Reviews
Sam Gilchrist
Calgary, AB
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
Very approachable all around bar.
Lovely bar to use. I find the knurl possibly borders on a bit too passive with the Cerakote finish, and the black finish does present a bit more grey in person, but an overall pleasant bar to use.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Jason P
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
Purchase the Cerakote Bar with Chrome Ends
I look for reviews on the Ohio bar and couldn’t decide which finish to get after a lot of research. I ended up getting the Cerakote Bar with the Chrome Ends, which I highly recommend stop thinking about it and just get this combination you will be extremely happy.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Kiet
Boston, MA
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★★★★★
4 weeks ago
Great bar with below expectation collars.
Bought the Cerakote Bar with Proprietary Matte Black collars. Bar itself is great, quieter than my American Barbell Cerakote bar. The Matte black collars are not good. Borderline bad. Any plate (I have bumper plates) with a metal insert will wear them out, and its already wearing through to the metal underneath. I see scratches as I load/unload the bar. I'll stick with chrome collars in the future.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

4 weeks ago
We appreciate your feedback on the Ohio Bar. The Proprietary Matte Black treatment hardens the sleeves, and the markings you are seeing can be wiped off with a rag. If you have further concerns about your sleeves, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Solano
Chicago
★★★★★
★★★★★
January 26
Very Nice
Gloves? I dont need them, the bar feels great and it looks great
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Heath G
Lyman, Maine
★★★★★
★★★★★
January 17
Men’s Ohio Bar Cerakote (Gold & Black)
Love the bar! Great quality, love the grip and overall appearance. It’s been 2 weeks of everyday use at my CF gym. No issues.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Puyallup, WA, USA, Earth, Milky Way, Universe
★★★★★
★★★★★
January 12
My first barbell and it'll last my lifetime!
This is the first barbell I've ever owned and so far super happy with it. I got the bright green Cerakote finish and love it. I also bought the Rogue Flex Bumper Plates with it and they fit snugly on the bar ends. So far super happy with it!
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Romeo
★★★★★
★★★★★
January 10
Good quality
Smooth spin, good grip not too rough. Feels good in the front rack and in the hands
Yes, I recommend this product
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Mike Sp
★★★★★
★★★★★
Nov 2023
Great bar. The customization/color is great as we
Looks great. Grip is perfect. Bought custom cerakote bar.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
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