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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.

See More: Men’s 20KG Barbells Available from Rogue

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 714.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! Amazing barbell. If you have only used cheap bars you will immediately notice the difference. The knurling is much finer and really feels like it sticks in your hands.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cornerstone Bar I purchased this bar two months ago. I have all Rogue bars: The Bella, the Curl Bar, the Stubby Axle, and now the Ohio Bar. This is the Cornerstone bar. It feels amazing in my hand, brings great results in overall strength and endurance and I love that it is my own. I have only one more bar to purchase from Rogue to complete my round out my collection. But the Ohio is the cornerstone bar. So solid and well made.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome barbell Works perfect. Great feel and spin with this barbell
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality equipment Very satisfied with all of the equipment I have purchased from Roque. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely not disappointed Excellent quality and overall great looking bar in our home gym.
Date published: 2020-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY GO TO BAR I have the Ohio Power Bar stainless steel which is amazing, but I decided to get the Ohio Bar stainless steel because of the 28.5 mm and I also like the whip. I like it for bench and occasional squats although it has no center knurl. The knurl is good, but I do prefer the aggressive knurl of the Ohio power bar. I went stainless steel as I didn't want high maintenance or rust, but most importantly I wanted no coating on it for optimal grip.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent investment, high quality I did a LOT of research for which bar to get. I decided the motto buy nice not twice was how I was going to furnish my gym. That being said I'm a therapist so I'm not a rich lady, but I decided the barbell was something I wasn't going to compromise on. I'm so glad I got this bar. I got the stainless steel ohio bar. I decided between this and a couple other Rogue bars as well as the Texas Power Bar. Rogue's reputation of outstanding quality and the knurling on the bar was what swayed me to buy this bar and I love it. I'll have this bar the rest of my life. I lift six days a week - outside the pandemic it'll be 4/5 days a week - my main routine involves squats/deadlifts/barbell rows/bench. This bar is excellent. I use cast iron plates and have no problems whatsoever throwing over 200 lbs onto the bar. It feels good to use and honestly I might just stay single forever because touching this bar gives me more than enough satisfaction, hah! Seriously, buy this bar. It's worth the extra money for a good bar if that's the staple of your gym and you won't have to buy a new bar ever again except if you want to - but you won't need to with this bar.
Date published: 2020-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stainless steel bar The bar is awesome. The knurl grips and feels good in my hands. I use it for most all my lifts.
Date published: 2020-12-29
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