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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 4.8 out of 5 by 468.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ohio Bar is great! I love the Ohio Bar. It’s perfect for me. The only issue is I have no plates. My request has been in for months. I have been waiting patiently.
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall barbell I use this barbell to primarily bench, squat, deadlift, and olympic lift, and it works great for all of those exercises. The cerakote coating has scratched off a little, and while I probably would have bought the stainless steel version if I could go back, ultimately its not that big of deal and this bar is still 5 stars.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around bar I've purchased several Rogue Barbells and the Stainless is definitely my favorite. All the benefits and grip of bare steel with the added corrosion resistance of stainless. With chalk I have no problems with slippage with the knurling and it has great texture for other lifts. I can't say the same for e-coat (which I have also purchased). I would recommend disassembling and cleaning the sleeves prior to extensive use. There is minimal lubrication from the factory.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weight Bar This is an amazing bar!! When the gyms open up I will be taking this bar with me!
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome feel, great product! My first barbell purchased for my home gym. Great product and shipped in a very protective tube. Getting a top quality product for the price, you won’t regret it!
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! I’ve had this bar for about a month now and it has lived up to the hype. It oozes quality!! I see all these jack wagons on facebook dogging Rogue for not being able to get stuff but Rogue has been the only company that has notified me of in stock items. Didn’t take long for me to decide to go Rogue entirely. My experience with them has been great and the items that I have received so far have all been great quality with the Ohio bar leading the way.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money... Worth the wait and the money. It’s not the most expensive bar, but it’s the one that all bars are measured against. Nice knurling and the finish is awesome. I bought this during COVID and couldn’t be happier with it. The gyms are still closed, but the gains are being made in my basement.
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS BAR I love this bar!! It looks great and feels great I am really glad I was able to get one when I did.
Date published: 2020-07-25
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