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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 356.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth The Price I'll keep this brief... 110% satisfied with the Ohio Bar and Olympic plates I purchased from Rogue. Highest quality equipment on the market and well worth the price!
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bar I love my new Cerakote Ohio Bar. You can't go wrong with Rogue products. Anything made with this much care, and made in the USA, is worth the money!
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE! I bought the Ohio Bar as I am training to compete in powerlifting and this is the perfect bar. I love it and cannot say enough.
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rogue barebell Very happy though the black finish scrapes easy from putting the weights on and off but very great!
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! This was my first barbell. Wanted the less aggressive, no center knurling. This has become my WOD bar and it’s perfect. When you hold it, you know you’re holding quality.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome bar I bought this item about 2 months ago and I love the way the bar looks and feels. Only problem is that the black powder coat out the sleeves seems to be coming off? Every time I use it and switch weights my hands are black after.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all-around barbell I've had the Ohio Bar in Black Oxide for just over a year and it has been excellent. I use it for everything, as it's the only barbell I own. I followed other reviewers advice saying if you were only ever going to own one barbell, this is the one, and after a year of using it 2-4 times per week, I have to say I agree. Although it is starting to get a little too whippy for my preference on squats over 450, so I'll probably be getting the Ohio Power Bar soon as I continue to progress on powerlifting movements. The black oxide can be tough to maintain during the humid months, seems like rusting starts up on it pretty easily. I got the barbell maintenance kit from Rouge and use it pretty much weekly during the summer. If I could do it over again, I'd have spent a little more to get the stainless steel version.
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Essential Item in uncertain times I have ordered a bar from another company before and it was lost/stolen through their shipping service. Rogue sent me this product within 3 days. Outstanding service for an outstanding product. This bar is really good for Olympic Weightlifting training.
Date published: 2020-05-15
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