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Rogue 45LB Ohio Power Bar - Cerakote

Special 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 299.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Squats... not great for Bench or DL's... I've used this Black + Zinc Ohio Power Bar about 10 times now, and it's great for Squats - no whip at all so you can really transfer power into the bar out of the hole, and re-racking it is easier because it doesn't bend much when you get it out of the rack, even with heavy weights (500+). Only downside for squats - the center knurling rips your trap skin. Small price to pay for knowing it isn't going anywhere. Maybe wrap it in tape or something (I didn't, so can't say). For deadlifts, the thicker bar is tough to hold on to! That plus no whip makes it a beast to get it going off the floor. Maybe good training to make it HARDER, but definitely not good for handling bigger weights. It's alright for bench, but zero whip and thick, sharp bar give it all the same downsides for bench as for DL's, it just doesn't matter as much for bench. I know it's a powerlifting bar, so nobody should be doing cleans or snatches, but with the skin-ripping center knurling I wouldn't recommend OH press or anything else where this thing might hit your face! I only say that because so many review sites and stuff call this "the best all around bar". It's NOT a great "all around" bar - it's a Power Bar.
Date published: 2019-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Bar I've been using this bar for about 3 weeks now and it's been great! Aggressive knurling, good bushings, longer sleeves for plates. The only flaw I can think of is the cerakote leaves a residue on your hands. I wipe down the bar after each session and the rag comes out black and red. Will have to pay attention to how long the coating lasts
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you want quality and value, just buy this If you are building a home gym, and you're looking for the best general barbell for the money, really, just buy this barbell. Don't waste your money on the ~$100 junk on Amazon. You'll get injured, you'll regret it, and you'll come back to look at these anyway. Spend the money on this quality piece of equipment. You will be glad you did. I had a shoulder injury caused by an imbalance in the cheap Amazon bar I bought when I first put my gym together. It was balanced wrong, and actually heavier on one side. Within a week of receiving the OPB, my shoulder feels excellent, everything feels balanced and strong, the way it should. Just get it.
Date published: 2019-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bare steel bar I love rogue products, nothing but quality. I bought the ohio bare steel bar for my garage gym but unfortunately its already started to rust.
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bar especially for the price Bought this a month ago for our athletic club and all of members love it Great value !!!
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bar! Just received my 45lb bar in bare steel. I deliberated for weeks in which power bar to get, between the Texas power bar, Vulcan, and some other companies.. I’m not disappointed that I chose the standard by which they’re all compared! It was well packaged and shipped / received faster than I expected. Compared to my Ohio 1.2 bar, the knurling is aggressive, sticks great, but doesn’t hurt; the sleeves spin about the same; and the fit/finish are the high quality I expect from Rogue. Initial impressions from first workout - stiff for squats/ no bounce out of the hole; the 29mm feels great during bench press; and the knurl/ grip was comfortable and like glue for deadlifts. Hands are very mildly raw after first workout. I’m very happy with this bar! My gym is in the basement, and I plan to clean chalk/ wipe the bar with oil after each workout, so I’m not worried about rust.
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great barbell Pricey, but you get what you pay for. You can feel the quality of the craftsmanship as soon as you wrap your hands around the bar. Great knurling, comfortable and overall a solid barbell. I am very happy with it.
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Rogue power bar must be one of the best bars in the world, highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-06-05
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