Rogue Ohio Bar 2.0S

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.5
19 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
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Patented product

Rogue Ohio Bar 2.0S

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.5
19 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$410.00
Product Description

The Ohio Bar 2.0S is the first barbell to feature built-in sound dampening properties. In testing, it consistently measures 10 decibels (dB) quieter than typical bars when dropped in the same conditions. To the human ear, that’s equivalent to being half as loud as what you’d expect from your current barbell.

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ROGUE OHIO BAR 2.0S

The Ohio Bar 2.0S is the first barbell to feature built-in sound dampening properties. In testing, it consistently measures 10 decibels (dB) quieter than typical bars when dropped in the same conditions. To the human ear, that’s equivalent to being half as loud as what you’d expect from your current barbell.

For nearly 100 years, dating back to the earliest adjustable-weight, rotating-sleeve bars of the 1920s, the sleeves on almost all standard barbells have been fastened to the shaft in a manner that allows for metal-to-metal contact, creating much of the noise when the bar is dropped. To counter this, Rogue developed a new, patent-pending construction method that eliminates all metal-to-metal contact between the shaft and sleeves. In addition, this advanced design incorporates components and materials often used in heavy duty military vehicles, high performance automotive, and industrial machinery, where reliability is critical. This includes top-tier proprietary polymer bushings and dampened endcaps to further decrease the noise on the drop without sacrificing the bar’s performance, strength, or durability.

In addition to its internal innovations, the Ohio Bar 2.0S is also our first barbell to feature our new proprietary sleeve finish, which transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it, greatly increasing the long-term corrosion, impact and abrasion resistance of the black finish.

Apart from these improvements, we have kept the functional aspects of the barbell the same as our standard Cerakote Ohio Bar, including a 28.5mm, 190,000 PSI tensile strength steel shaft and a signature Ohio knurl with breaks in the knurl for powerlifting and weightlifting (there is no center knurl). The ceramic-based Cerakote shaft coating offers corrosion resistance up to 100x that of traditional black zinc, and our patented Rogue Work Hardening (RWH™) process gives the bar the highest possible F Rating of F-8R. That means it has the highest level of fatigue resistance of any of our barbells and can stand up to decades of abuse even in high volume gyms.

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Gear Specs

Specifications

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Patent Pending Design
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • 50% Quieter than standard Ohio Bar on the drop
  • Proprietary Bushings
  • Shaft Finish: Cerakote Black
  • Sleeve Finish: Proprietary Matte Black Finish
  • New Improved Endcaps
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
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For more information on F Scale™ click here.

As always, each barbell is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and backed by a Lifetime Warranty Against Bending.

*Please Note: This Cerakote shaft finish of this bar is currently available only in Black.



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Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
ColorBlack
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty*
Made In USAYes
Loadable Sleeve Length16.3"
Diameter28.5MM
F Rating™F8-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UseMultipurpose
Bushing/BearingBushing
Bar Weight20KG
KnurlMulti
Center KnurlNo
Knurl MarkDual
Shaft CoatingCerakote Black
Sleeve CoatingProprietary Matte Black Finish
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI
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OUR QUIETEST BARBELL TO DATE

In our testing, the Ohio Bar 2.0S was 50% quieter than typical bars when dropped from the same height in the same conditions. The main patent-pending design features responsible for this are the new proprietary bushings, improved endcaps, and the elimination of all metal-to-metal contact between the shaft and sleeves. By integrating materials and construction methods from the worlds of performance automotive and military vehicles, we created a bar that is not only quiet, but that offers an extremely smooth rotation and solid feel.

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CERAKOTE SHAFT

The bar’s shaft is finished in Black Cerakote, an advanced ceramic-based coating originally popularized in the gun industry for its remarkable durability in thin applications. Cerakote can deliver superb abrasion / wear / corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc. Additionally because of the thin application and the matte finish of the Cerakote, this finish creates the best possible grip.

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PROPRIETARY SLEEVE FINISH

The sleeves of the Ohio Bar 2.0S are the first of any Rogue barbell to feature our new process that transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it. The process greatly improves the sleeves’ corrosion resistance, impact resistance and abrasion resistance. Additionally, the coloring extends below the surface of the steel. Therefore, unlike sleeves treated with surface coatings, these sleeves will maintain their beautiful matte black appearance after extended use.

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190,000 PSI STEEL

The shaft of the Ohio Bar 2.0S is made from steel manufactured in the US to our specifications (same as our original Ohio Bar). It has proven to be one of the best steel variants for a multi-purpose barbell, providing enough whip for Oly weightlifting but enough stiffness for powerlifting. Each shaft is treated with our patented Rogue Work Hardening (RWH™) process, leading to increased durability.

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MACHINING & ASSEMBLY

Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The 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 2.0S in house with our new patent pending process that eliminates all metal-on-metal contact, leading to 50% less noise when dropped.

The Rogue Ohio Bar 2.0S eliminates all metal-to-metal contact between shaft and sleeves making it 50% quieter on the drop.

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.

*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

1 - 8 of 19 Reviews
Rosedyl
North Carolina
★★★★★
★★★★★
3 weeks ago
Spin is bad..
So I’ve had this bar for about a year now and it’s silent as advertised, but it has the worst spin of any bar I’ve ever used. So while I’m sure my neighbors appreciate this bar, it’s not the best bar for training with..
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 0

Response from Rogue Fitness:

1 week ago
We're very sorry to hear of any issues with your bar's sleeves. Our team is reaching out to you now for more information.
Blashcorp
★★★★★
★★★★★
3 weeks ago
Love this bar great purchase…
Super happy with this Rogue Ohio Bar 2.0S. You can tell it is well made with tight tolerances. Knurling performs better than I thought. Straight out of the tube I was happy with the knurling but didn’t realize just how superior it is. Training with it again and again makes it clear just how exceptional it is. Offers a great grip yet won’t destroy your hands. Looks cool too, real cool. If you are even considering it go for it. One end of the tube had only one staple holding the end cap on but made it safe and sound, thankfully. Rogue, maybe add some quality duct tape on the tube ends as insurance.
Yes, I recommend this product
Hands after high reps
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0
Tardugre
New York
★★★★★
★★★★★
4 weeks ago
Great concept
I ordered the bar and the competition plates I ordered with it . Did not fit well and the bar did not spin as good as it should. They were getting ground up and were really hard to get on . Many emails between rogue and I . They ended up sending me a new one . The second bar still does not spin good , at least not like on the product page. The plates are still hard to get on . Now I don't even use this bar . And I really tried to like it.
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 0

Response from Rogue Fitness:

3 weeks ago
We're sorry to hear you aren't loving this 2.0S. We're sending this in to our team to make sure you have a perfect bar.
Lagosta
Australia Brisbane
★★★★★
★★★★★
July 6
Quality like no other
Bought this bar in the hope it was quieter when deadlifting and it sure is. Amazing build quality and does what it says.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on rogueaustralia.com.au
craig0601
Massachusetts
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 6
Quieter as advertised
Bought this bar and an Ohio Power Bar. Knurling is great, just aggressive enough, feels good, looks good. It is definitely and noticeably quieter then normal bars so it does what it says no doubt. The only negative or semi negative is that the spin is not that great. The spin on my ohio power bar and bella bars is much better
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 0
MatthewL
Nashville, TN
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 22
Quieter Drop
Rogue has numbers for how much quieter this bar is but I don't think the numbers really do the bar justice. The 2.0S eliminates that awful rattle noise, which in my opinion is what's mainly offensive to the ear. This is also all that you can really do since you're ... you know ... dropping weights. Otherwise it's an Ohio Bar, which speaks for itself.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0
FsjH
San hemet
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 4
F
Well what can I say I do like it a lot that’s why I bought it. Thank you very much I will buy more things from you
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 0
Apuckett
Joplin, MO
★★★★★
★★★★★
April 18
It’s so quiet
Really nice bar. The sound dampening is nice. My gyms owner likes it so much he’s ordering 16! I do see what the other reviewer is talking about though, the plates don’t slide on and off as easily as my regular Ohio bar.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0
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