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Rogue Athlete Cerakote Power Bar - THOR Edition

Special Price $395.00

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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Orders placed before 3pm ship from Rogue HQ the same day. You can then follow the progress of your package online via the Rogue Shipping Tracker.

*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 292.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Bar - Only one thing... The bar is solid, our members love it. Only thing is that I wished it came with a brush specific to that material so its completed with maintenance and care.
Date published: 2019-06-30
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best bar i’ve ever used this is a beautiful bar and has served me very well in my home gym. i’ve left 405 on the bar over night and not a single bit of bending has occurred. this bar is beastly and the knurl is beastly as well. i would recommend this bar to anyone doing the main compound lifts but maybe not the classic 2 as the knurl is a little brutal to clean with.
Date published: 2019-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insanely Awesome Knurling I bought this bar a month ago (45 lb. version in stainless steel) after doing some pretty insane research. I probably watched every video and read every article and comment about every good quality barbell that's currently on the market. I've had the bar for about a month now and can say that it is hands down the best barbell I have ever owned. To anyone reading this that does not like aggressive knurling, be warned that you will probably not like this bar. When I first got it I felt the knurling on my first barbell (cheap, CAP Barbell off of Amazon) and then felt the knurling on this one and it is aggressive; however, it did not nor has it ever torn or cut my hands. Sure, it took about 5 days of weightlifting daily doing deadlifts, squats, bench press, and military press with it before my hands were used to it and yes, those 5 days were a little painful (my hands were just red and a little sore). But, now that my hands are used to it, the knurling honestly does not feel that aggressive and my hands are no longer sore after using it. Aside from the knurling, it does exactly what I bought it for and it does it well: powerlifting. It does not bend, the collars don't slide, the 29 mm bar feels great in my hands, I almost never have to use chalk, it sticks to my shirt when doing both front and back squats, it stays in my hands easily when doing bench press, and it looks really cool. Also, be aware that it has grooved instead of smooth sleeves. The grooves help keep the plates on if you aren't using collars. To me, I kind of like the sound when I am putting plates on or taking them off. If I am being picky, I'd say the only negative I have about this bar is that the stainless steel option doesn't come with stainless steel sleeves. Other than that, it's a fantastic bar and I am very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Power Bar I started out building my home gym with the Rogue Ohio bar and while that bar has treated me well for five years, I wanted to get a Power Bar as I had started to participate in powerlifting and strengthlifting. The knurling on the Ohio Power Bar (OPB) does not appear to be negatively affected by the application of Cerakote. The OPB knurling is more aggressive than the Ohio bar, but not as aggressive as a Texas bar I've used in USPA comps. Once I load up squats above 300#, the middle knurling locks the bar in place on your back. You really can tell the difference with the knurling when you load it up on deadlifts. Having used it for approximately a month, I've adjusted to having the OPB in my hands compared to the regular Ohio bar. Lastly, the added diameter really does the trick with stiffening up the bar. Same Rogue quality I've come to respect. I'd give 6 stars if that was a thing.
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look and feel. My lovely wife got this for me as a gift, and this was one of the best gifts ever. I just love the cerakote finish and the bar just feels great and performs like what a rogue ohio power bar should. Thank you honey, I love you! Oh and also to Rogue. Thanks!
Date published: 2019-05-21
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