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Rogue 45LB Ohio Power Bar - Cerakote

Special Price $325.00

Regular Price: $325.00

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Rogue Ohio Power Bar - Cerakote

Our 29MM Ohio Power Bar is now available in a Cerakote finish, with a range of exclusive colorways to choose from. This unique polymer-ceramic composite coating was originally popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications, and it offers up to 100x the corrosion resistance of standard black zinc.

Aside from the finish, the Cerakote Ohio Power Bar is manufactured to the same general specifications as the original model, combining a 205,000 PSI, zero-flex steel shaft with quality bronze bushings and a snap ring design for a smooth, consistent spin. The bar features single powerlifting knurl marks and center knurling, machined in a pattern that’s deep and coarse without being sharp or abrasive. This makes the Ohio Power Bar a perfectly honed workhorse for the bench, squat, and deadlift.

The 45LB Cerakote Ohio Power Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, USA, and currently comes in the four colorway options listed below. Note: The Rogue logo on each shaft is slightly off-center due to the center knurling.

Current Color Combination Options
Black / Black
Red / Black
Blue / Black
OD Green / Black
Shaft Black Red Blue Green
Sleeves Black Black Black Black
Rogue Logo On Shaft Silver Black Black Black

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Color Various Colors
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Powerlifting
Bar Weight 45LB
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Powerlifting
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Powerlifting
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 86.52"
Distance Between Sleeves 51.50"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Color Various Colors
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Powerlifting
Bar Weight 45LB
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Powerlifting
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Powerlifting
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 86.52"
Distance Between Sleeves 51.50"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Key Features of the Cerakote Ohio Power Bar

  • 1Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors

    This version of the Rogue Ohio Power Bar is distinct for its use of Cerakote, a ceramic-based coating commonly trusted by firearm manufacturers 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 colorways, with the Rogue logo branded on the center of the shaft. See the menu for current color combination options.

  • 2205,000 PSI Steel Shaft

    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.

  • 3Aggressive 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.

  • 4Part of the Rogue Powerlifting Arsenal

    Ohio Power Bar owners can use this barbell in conjunction with a broad range of other top caliber Rogue powerlifting products, from our power racks and squat stands to the Westside Bench, deadlift bar jacks, Wagon Wheel plates, and Calibrated Steel Plates.

  • 5Lifetime 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.

  • 6Fast Rogue Shipping

    Rogue prides itself on fast, professional shipping. If your bar is ordered by 3PM EST Monday-Friday, it will ship same day. Your bar will be packaged safely and ship fast. You can follow the progress of your order using the Rogue Shipping Tracker.

Rogue Ohio Power Bar - Cerakote

Our 29MM Ohio Power Bar is now available in a Cerakote finish, with a range of exclusive colorways to choose from. This unique polymer-ceramic composite coating was originally popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications, and it offers up to 100x the corrosion resistance of standard black zinc.

Aside from the finish, the Cerakote Ohio Power Bar is manufactured to the same general specifications as the original model, combining a 205,000 PSI, zero-flex steel shaft with quality bronze bushings and a snap ring design for a smooth, consistent spin. The bar features single powerlifting knurl marks and center knurling, machined in a pattern that’s deep and coarse without being sharp or abrasive. This makes the Ohio Power Bar a perfectly honed workhorse for the bench, squat, and deadlift.

The 45LB Cerakote Ohio Power Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, USA, and currently comes in the four colorway options listed below. Note: The Rogue logo on each shaft is slightly off-center due to the center knurling.

Current Color Combination Options
Black / Black
Red / Black
Blue / Black
OD Green / Black
Shaft Black Red Blue Green
Sleeves Black Black Black Black
Rogue Logo On Shaft Silver Black Black Black

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.

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.

Fast Rogue Shipping
Orders placed by 3PM ship the same day. The Rogue Shipping System allows you to track your order from the time you place it to the time it hits your door. Order today, track today.

*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.

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Additional Specifications:

  • Made in Columbus, OH, USA
  • Cerakote Color Finish with Rogue branding
  • 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
  • Lifetime Warranty against bending*
Rogue 45LB Ohio Power Bar - Cerakote is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 321.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent. Lives up to Rogue reputation I replaced a pretty good bar with this one, based on a recommendation from my son. This one turns out to be great. Little to no flex, and the knurling makes a demonstrable difference for lifts where grip is key. Packaging was also very good. The tube was visibly banged up in transit. But the bar didn’t have a scratch.
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Powerlifting Bar at a great price! Wanted a great bar for my Powerlifting gym and didn't want to spend a ton. This bar was perfect for all my powerlifting members. They love it!
Date published: 2019-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good bar The bars at the gym were subpar so I purchased this one since it was IPF approved. Despite being a bigger circumference it was still easier to hang on to deadlifting
Date published: 2019-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful AF Love at first sight. Cerakote is the way to go. My favorite gym piece by far.
Date published: 2019-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough bar I own 5 of these along with a 45 lb one. These hold up very well and are super tough. For the price, it's really hard to beat.
Date published: 2019-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted I bought this product having seen others review this product in their gym on YouTube. I am very satisfied with the bar, the aggressive knurling and strength of the bar.
Date published: 2019-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar! I am 42 years old and have been lifting weights in some fashion since high school. Over the past 3 years, with the help of Starting Strength and podcasts like Barbell Logic and the Strong Life with Zach Even-Esh, I have been able to take lifting a little more serious than just having random workouts. I workout in the garage and have been lifting with a beat up CAP bar and weights that I got off an old power lifter on Craigslist. The bar has absolutely no knurl, but I didn't know any better so I used it for about two years. Recently I decided to start upgrading some of my equipment since this has become such an important part of my life. I started with the barbell. I meticulously researched barbells for a couple of weeks and finally decided on the Ohio Power Bar with the bare steel finish. It was such a great decision. I ordered it on a Tuesday night and it was in my hands on Friday afternoon. The customer service at Rogue is extraordinary. The bar is beautiful. Sometimes I just pop the door open to the garage just to take a look at it lol! I cannot pass by it without touching the knurl because it is perfect! It is like night and day compared to my other bar and it is worth every penny! It has also cleared up some wrist pain that I was dealing with on heavy benches. I am pretty sure that it is because I am actually able to get a secure grip on the bar now. The knurl is aggressive, but it does not cut up your hands. I feel like the bar is glued on my back during the squat and my grip on the deadlift has improved dramatically as well. If you are still deciding, my advice would be to pull the trigger, I do not think that you will regret it!
Date published: 2019-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommend I've had the same barbell for the better part of 15 years and never realized how bad it was. I decided somewhat on a whim that I should upgrade. The big 3 lifts are generally in all of my programs with little to no olympic lifting. I wanted center knurling. I picked up the stainless bar. First impression was that it was very well made. Simply great finish and looks the business. The knurling is perfect for me. I've had cheap bars with barely any knurling and over-aggressive knurling that is painful to hold. The OPB has a perfect balance in being grippy but not hard on the hands. I work a desk job, so my hands are not very tough. Everything from the feel of the bar on the hands, to the sound re-racking the bar, and nice spin of the bushings screams quality. I expect to have this bar for the rest of my life and not need another power bar. AND, shipping was only 2 days ground.
Date published: 2019-11-03
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