Rogue Athlete Cerakote Ohio Bar - Fraser Edition

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

Rogue Athlete Cerakote Ohio Bar - Fraser Edition

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
448 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$405.00
Product Description

Part of our custom Athlete Series, this special edition of the Cerakote Ohio Bar features exclusive colorways and graphics inspired by Rogue athlete and five-time CrossFit Games champion, Mat Fraser. The 20KG, 190,000 PSI barbell is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and includes black composite bushings with standard Ohio Bar endcaps.

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Rogue Cerakote Ohio Bar - Fraser Edition

Part of our custom Athlete Series, this special edition of the Cerakote Ohio Bar features exclusive colorways and graphics inspired by Rogue athlete and five-time CrossFit Games champion, Mat Fraser. The 20KG, 190,000 PSI barbell is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and includes black composite bushings with standard Ohio Bar endcaps.

Unique to the Fraser Edition:

The 2016 and 2017 “Fittest Man on Earth” is represented here with his own distinct colorway: combining a red cerakote finish on the shaft with Proprietary Matte Black sleeves. The center of the shaft features Fraser's "Hard Work Pays Off" slogan in black. Opposite of the slogan is the Rogue logo in black.

See Also: Freedom Cerakote Ohio Bar


*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

Additional Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Composite Bushings
  • Cerakote shaft finish in Exclusive Mat Fraser colorway (red shaft and black sleeves)
  • Fraser's "Hard Work Pays Off" slogan and Rogue logo on center of shaft
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
Shipping

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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 CoatingProprietary Matte Black Finish
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI
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Cerakote Finish + Exclusive Athlete Design

Cerakote has been a game changer in the industry; a polymer-ceramic composite coating first popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications. Offering wear and corrosion resistance up to 100X that of black zinc, it’s a finish worthy of the greatest athletes in the world. The versatility of this finish also enables us to create a wider array of customized Rogue Athlete designs for our flagship Ohio Bar, including the red-and-black finish and slogan graphics of the Fraser Edition.

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Steel

The steel in our Cerakote Ohio Bars 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, further ensuring a smooth finish and optimal performance.

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Machining and Assembly

Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The Ohio 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.

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.

*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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Reviews

CJM1
Rhode Island
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
Slight disappointment
This is my 7th rogue barbell I have purchased. It is the only one I have had a mild disappointment with. The knurks are the perfect blend of grip without cutting into my hands. The barbell seems to have a decent whip and being from Pittsburgh whats not to like about black and gold. The only downside is the friction with putting on the weights. Rogue has told me this bar is slightly different then the other bars I have purchased and it is intentionally sticky to hold the plates more securely. I collar everything so the stickiness is more annoying then useful for me personally.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 1
Serge1118
Cincinnati,OH
★★★★★
★★★★★
3 weeks ago
Very Happy
I bought this a few weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier! I have been using a very old generic bar for years. Honestly I never thought there was any difference. After reading many of these reviews I decided to bite the bullet and purchase one! I was very surprised at just how much of a difference I could tell between the 2 bars. Obviously the look but the feel! The bushing on my old bar were so worn out and I just thought it felt “normal” to me at least . Until i did some clean jerks, and wow what a difference. Packaging was great, shipping was even better. Very very happy with this purchase.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0
victoryk
MD
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★★★★★
5 weeks ago
Sleeves terrible to deal with
The rest of the bar is as expected of rogue quality but the black sleeves cause HORRIBLE friction even on rogue's echo bumpers. With the plates catching against the sleeve the black is scraping all over the place after a month's use. Didn't look carefully enough at the photos but was expecting that matte smooth finish. Not so. Don't even think about lifting one end of the bar up by the bumper and sliding off. Impossible. It's a big enough problem that it ruins the entire experience. Pretty sad and unexpected as my entire gym is basically outfitted with rogue gear.
Helpful?
Yes · 4
No · 1
Pepe2148
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2022
Hard to keep clean, poor coating of cerakote
The bar treated me right for a while but then chipped after I tried to clean it. I live in a humid climate (and have sweaty hands) so I use a decent amount of chalk. I would brush (using a nylon brush) the barbell and use oil on it every month or so. Eventually, the chalk build up was not going away and started to show signs of rust. I tried all different sorts of brushing but could never get the chalk or rust to fully go away. I finally resorted to soaking the shaft in a diluted white vinegar mixture. This was a bad idea as the cerakote began chipping away. This is surprising as white vinegar would not cause any damage to guns coated in cerakote but that's not the case with this weak coating of cerakote. Now I have parts of my barbell showing bare metal. The bar is fine if you don't ever use chalk. But if you do use chalk and don't clean it after every workout, eventually chalk and rust will build up and it is practically impossible to deeply clean it
Helpful?
Yes · 6
No · 1

Response from Rogue Fitness:

4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post this! Here is what we recommend for keeping our bars clean: 1) Use a dry nylon bristle brush to remove the outer layer of chalk. 2) Wipe down the bar with a 3-in-One Oil and brush into the knurl with the nylon bristle brush. The steel will soak the oil in and the bar will stay healthy. 3) Wipe off any excess oil and chalk with a dry towel.
Kinetix
Mineola, NY
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2022
Fantastic Equipment
I’ve always bought Rogue equipment and been very satisfied with the quality of their equipment, the durability, and the customer service has been great as well.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 0
Therealrick
Kansas City Missouri
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★★★★★
Dec 2022
Best I’ve used.
I bought a cerakote Ohio bar and Olympic weight package and, wow. The quality and durability of the finish is great. The fit is perfect and they feel 100% secure with the rogue hg2.0 collars I bought as well. The shipping was fast and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. If you’re on the fence, buy it, it’s worth it.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0
Aaron Mt
Florida
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2022
BUYER BEWARE ON BLACK SLEEVES
I've owned multiple rouge barbells and currently am beyond satisfied with my chan bar w/ chrome sleeves. However if you purchase any rogue barbells with cerakote sleeves/proprietary matte black sleeves be prepared for them to get horribly scratched up with regular plate loading/unloading. Yes they look great out of box but within a couple months regular use they will be nearly unrecognizable. If keeping your barbell in pristine condition is important, highly recommend avoiding any of their black sleeve options and stick to chrome.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 13
No · 0
Vau13
Central PA
★★★★★
★★★★★
Nov 2022
Plates difficult to put on/off
I bought the bar with the black ends 3 months ago and it’s been nothing but problems getting plates on/off the bar. There are little grooves on the ends of the bar, unlike a smooth chrome bar, and the plates catch on them. So, after a tough set I’m stuck holding a bar up for a long time struggling to wiggle plates off a little at a time. The bar looks cool, but I wish I had gone with the regular smooth chrome ends.
Helpful?
Yes · 7
No · 0

Response from Rogue Fitness:

Nov 2022
Thank you for your feedback! All of our sleeves - Chrome, Cerakote and Proprietary Matte Black will have these grooves. The Proprietary Matte Black metal treatment process also hardens the steel, which can cause some additional friction with plates that have a chamfer.
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