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The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide

$295.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Black Oxide
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Black Oxide
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide

Each Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and includes a lifetime guarantee against bending*.

The bushing sleeves on the Ohio Bar promise a reliable spin, and their snap ring design maintains optimal stability throughout any type of weightlifting regimen—from basic high school or collegiate strength training programs to intense Crossfit workouts.

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Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Black Oxide
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Black Oxide
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

How It's Built

From the 190,000 PSI steel to the distinctive dual knurl marks and four separate coating options, every detail of the Ohio Bar is held to the absolute highest standard—as you can see in the step-by-step process below.

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Key Features of This Ohio Bar:

  • 1New 190,000 PSI Steel

    This steel 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 which allows the bar to have a very smooth finish post any black oxide or black zinc finish.

  • 2Machining

    Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio. A great deal of pride is built into each bar as the knurling process is an art. We spent months working on the knurl we believe to be the best for the Ohio Bar. To test the knurl it is more a beer tasting process than exact measurement. There is a look and feel that go into testing every bar.

  • 3Fit and Finish

    Each Ohio Bar finish offers a different level of oxidization protection and has a direct effect on the feel of the knurl.

    Black Oxide is a mild oxidization protectant process. This type of steel treatment will still require some maintenance but will give the best knurl feel, more like a naked bar.

    Zinc is a medium oxidization protectant process. This type of steel treatment requires minimal maintenance and is used on The Rogue and Bella Bars.

    The Ohio Bar is also available in Stainless Steel & an advanced ceramic-based coating called Cerakote.

  • 4Assembly

    The Ohio Bar is assembled with bronze bushings which act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and bar shaft. This is a very robust way of building a barbell. Each bar will come with an Ohio Bar card that has the initials of the Rogue team member that built the bar.

  • 5Performance

    This bar will have normal “whip” during Olympic weightlifting and enough stiffness to hold for heavy powerlifting. The steel in this bar is proven as an excellent choice for weightlifters.

  • 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.

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.

Whichever barbell finish you choose, Rogue has provided some helpful tips for long term Bar Care & Maintenance.

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Black Oxide Shaft, Black Oxide Sleeves
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Bronze Bushings for Reliable Spin
  • 16.40" loadable sleeve length
  • Rogue branded endcaps
The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 318.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love, love this bar. I have two of these and love them. You know how when you pick up a cheap wrench, a cheap pistol or a cheap knife and then you pick up something that was made by Snap On, Sig Sauer or Emerson Knives? It's like that. The balance, knurl, spin and finish let you know it was worth the money.
Date published: 2020-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet bar Great bar, good on heavy lifts and smooth all around. Can you guys mail me out a few stickers? That would be great! Want to show off your product.
Date published: 2020-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar I bought this bar so that I could really do my workouts in superset fashion to try to save some time. My Other bar is an Ohio Power Bar that I absolutely love. I bought this one because I wanted to get a bar that has more whip to use for deadlifts, rows, and cleans. It works great although I don't feel to much difference when deadlifting but I may not be able to lift enough to where you could feel it. All in all I am glad that I bought this bar as Easily cut off 25 minutes from my workouts by using 2 bars.
Date published: 2020-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this bar ! It is of amazing quality and so much fun to use. I highly recommend this for any home gym.
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this bar Had now for over a year train CrossFit and oly often, holds up 4 heavy back squats, deadlift etc. easily my favorite part about the bar is the whip for oly lifts. great spin and looks awesome all black love this bar
Date published: 2020-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OHIO Bar Love the bar! The dual knurling marks are great for Oly & powerlifting. Not the harshest knurling on the hands but just enough.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The knurling!!!! Bought this about 3 weeks ago and I absolutely live it! A friend recommended this bar, he said it was the best and I would have to agree.
Date published: 2020-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Geezer Gym I decided to upgrade my garage with Rogue equipment and couldn't be happier with my choice. I am 56 years old and finally decided to upgrade to a higher quality, nicer looking gym. All I need now is a couple horse stall matts and I'll be good to go. This will make an excellent geezer gym. Zero commute time!
Date published: 2020-01-21
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