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Rogue Athlete Cerakote Power Bar - THOR Edition

Special Price $385.00

Regular Price: $395.00

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Inspired by Rogue Athlete and world-class Strongman Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson, the exclusive THOR EDITION Ohio Power Bar is available here in 20KG and 45LB versions, each featuring our new ultra-durable Cerakote finish. These 29MM bars are fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, and—like the standard Ohio Power Bar—they include a 205,000 PSI steel shaft, single powerlifting knurl marks, and center knurling.

As a tribute to Hafthor Bjornsson’s seven-year reign as Iceland’s Strongest Man, the black cerakote shaft in this design also features the Icelandic flag to the right of the center knurl and the nickname THOR in white to the left. Cerakote is a unique polymer-ceramic composite coating—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.

45LB Version:

  • Black Cerakote Shaft
  • Black Cerakote Sleeves
  • Bronze Bushings & Snap Ring Design
  • 16.25" Loadable Sleeve Length

20KG Version:

  • Black Cerakote Shaft
  • Chrome Sleeves (No text on sleeves)
  • Bronze Bushings & Snap Ring Design
  • 16.88" Loadable Sleeve Length

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Powerlifting
Bar Weight 20KG, 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" (45LB) or 16.88" (20KG)
Sleeve Coating Cerakote or Chrome
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
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Powerlifting
Bar Weight 20KG, 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" (45LB) or 16.88" (20KG)
Sleeve Coating Cerakote or Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Rogue Cerakote Ohio Power Bar - THOR Editions

Inspired by Rogue Athlete and world-class Strongman Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson, the exclusive THOR EDITION Ohio Power Bar is available here in 20KG and 45LB versions, each featuring our new ultra-durable Cerakote finish. These 29MM bars are fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, and—like the standard Ohio Power Bar—they include a 205,000 PSI steel shaft, single powerlifting knurl marks, and center knurling.

As a tribute to Hafthor Bjornsson’s seven-year reign as Iceland’s Strongest Man, the black cerakote shaft in this design also features the Icelandic flag to the right of the center knurl and the nickname THOR in white to the left. Cerakote is a unique polymer-ceramic composite coating—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.

45LB Version:

  • Black Cerakote Shaft
  • Black Cerakote Sleeves
  • Bronze Bushings & Snap Ring Design
  • 16.25” Loadable Sleeve Length

20KG Version:

  • Black Cerakote Shaft
  • Chrome Sleeves (No text on sleeves)
  • Bronze Bushings & Snap Ring Design
  • 16-⅞” Loadable Sleeve Length

What Sets the THOR Bars Apart:

  • 1Cerakote Finish w/ Exclusive THOR Branding

    Cerakote has been a game changer in the industry; a durable color finish—first popularized in the gun industry— that’s uniquely resistant to wear and corrosion over time. The versatility of this polymer-ceramic composite coating has enabled new, custom athlete designs like the THOR EDITION Ohio Power Bar, which includes mountainous strongman Hafthor Bjornsson’s nickname and the blue, red & white of his native Icelandic flag on the cerakote shaft.

  • 2205,000 PSI Steel

    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.

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.

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*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.

Additional Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Black Cerakote Finish on Shaft
  • Exclusive Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson athlete design
  • 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: choice of 45LB or 20KG
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
Rogue Athlete Cerakote Power Bar - THOR Edition is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 311.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny I am so super glad I got this bar after researching every bar available from other companies. Everything about it, every feature, craftsmanship, machining, knurling, cerakote, bushings, absolutely all perfection. You cant go wrong with a Rouge bar. Unless you use bad form. Lol.
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The work horse! I needed a main power bar for my garage gym and I couldn't stay away from the OPB. Absolute beast of a bar, the 29mm is a comfortable grip, no whip at all for heavier squats, knurling is just enough bite without being over the top and has an amazing look in the black Cerakote finish! I chose the Cerakote finish because it just simply looks better and lasts longer to a pretty drastic humidity differential in my ill insulated garage gym. Overall perfect bar.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bar I needed a bar with center knurling for squats. At least this one won't bend.
Date published: 2019-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Quality Craftsmanship. This bar is a work of art. It's the first quality bar I've purchased other than typical cheap kit bars, love the knurling.
Date published: 2019-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome feel Went from a cheap sporting goods store bar to this one. Love it. Made lifting much more enjoyable, the bearings feels great, the grip is amazing, couldnt say anything bad about it!
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar Had the bar for about a month. It's the best power bar I have used. Knurling is perfect, rough and grippy, without being sharp like a Texas power bar. I use it for everything except power cleans. Cleans would not feel good with that center knurl. If there is one improvement I would like to see it would be to make the center knurling less aggressive.
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bars This is my 2nd bar I have in my home arsenal from Rogue. Along with the Ohio Power Bar I recently recieved, I also have an Ohio Deadlift Bar. The superior build quality, and the feel of the raw steel with just the right amount of knurling is second to none. I am very satisfied with my my recent purchases and I highly recommend them.
Date published: 2019-09-22
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