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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 550.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but some things to consider: Overall, I'm really happy with this bar. The build quality speaks for itself. However, if you prefer a rougher knurling, consider other options. Don't get me wrong; the bar grips very well, but it feels more like sandpaper than the spiky knurling that I like. Additionally, if you don't have great lighting in your workout space, consider a different finish on your bar. Natural light is pretty absent in my home gym, and there's no overhead light fixture. This makes the knurling and rings on the black zinc bar hard to see, which can be tedious when establishing grip. Nitpicks aside, you can't really go wrong with a rogue bar.
Date published: 2020-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great All Purpose Bar Patience paid off, well worth the wait. Great bar, Well built quality.
Date published: 2020-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I Needed Right Now Took some real patience to get it but the bar is great. I have had it about a month or so but it has been a great add to my garage gym build. Quality of the bar is top notch and E-Coat feels nice. The knurling is pretty easy on the hands as well. Will upgrade at some point to a Power bar but for now this will get it done
Date published: 2020-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! This bar is an amazing! My only complaint is the sleeves get beat up pretty fast from loading the bar with plates
Date published: 2020-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid All the way atound Great bar for traditional and Oly lifts. Can get a little slippy if you sweat a lot.
Date published: 2020-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great bar but E-Coat is Slippery Overall the quality of the bar is what I would expect from a rogue bar. Great construction and durable! However I would not recommend purchasing the e-coat version, especially if you do squats. The coating makes the surface very slippery which makes it difficult to keep on your back while squatting (especially since there is no center knurl). I have also found that the coating reduces the aggressiveness of the knurl, which makes it difficult to hold while doing heavy deadlifts. Overall the bar’s quality is great, but the coating makes it challenging to use.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So many equipment options becomes a conudrum I recently purchased the OHIO BAR E COAT for oly lifts. I would caution a user that this bar will not have the spin of a needle bearing bar. If you are looking for a bar to perform basic wt lifting movements or beginnger oly it is fine. If you are at the intermediate and above oly level I would spend a few hundred more for a bar with needle bearings. That will give you the spin making 90% plus days a lot better.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar!! I bought it about 2 months ago and it has been nothing but awesome. I live the finish on it and how it performs vs other bars I have used.
Date published: 2020-09-10
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