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The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide

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4.8
948 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
948 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$320.00
Product Description

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

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Gear Specs

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
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Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty*
Made In USAYes
Loadable Sleeve Length16.40"
Bar Length86.75"
Diameter28.5MM
F Rating™F8-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UseMultipurpose
Bushing/BearingBushing
Bar Weight20KG
KnurlMulti
Center KnurlNo
Knurl MarkDual
Shaft CoatingBlack Oxide
Sleeve CoatingBlack Oxide
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI

KEY FEATURES OF THIS OHIO BAr

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New 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.

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Machining

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.

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Fit 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.

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Assembly

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.

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Performance

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.

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   Barbells Available from Rogue

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 948 Reviews
Vau13
Central PA
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1 week ago
Plates difficult to put on/off
I bought the bar with the black ends 3 months ago and it’s been nothing but problems getting plates on/off the bar. There are little grooves on the ends of the bar, unlike a smooth chrome bar, and the plates catch on them. So, after a tough set I’m stuck holding a bar up for a long time struggling to wiggle plates off a little at a time. The bar looks cool, but I wish I had gone with the regular smooth chrome ends.
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 0

Response from Rogue Fitness:

1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback! All of our sleeves - Chrome, Cerakote and Proprietary Matte Black will have these grooves. The Proprietary Matte Black metal treatment process also hardens the steel, which can cause some additional friction with plates that have a chamfer.
Darth Knocks
Columbus, Ohio
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★★★★★
3 weeks ago
My favorite thing in my gym!
This is the nicest barbell I’ve ever touched. The cerakote finish is durable and feels amazing. The sleeves are just as nice. Knurling gives great grip without being too aggressive. Spin is great. It requires minimal maintenance. If you’re going to splurge on one thing for your gym, get the Ohio Bar!
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 0
No · 0
GCLifts
★★★★★
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4 weeks ago
Excellent Barbell
Very nice barbell. So far the finish has been very durable. I’m very satisfied with this bar.
Yes, I recommend this product
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KC Lifts
Kansas City
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October 13
All stainless the way to go for low maintenance
Good investment, should have picked up sooner. Arrived in 3 days. Solid packaging. Flawless condition, just wipe down. Knurling feels good and enhances grip - can cut back on chalk. Using for deadlifts and overhead lifts.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 2
Monticello, AR
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September 25
Red Cerakote / Black Sleeves
I had the red cerakote / black sleeve bar for about 6 weeks now in the home gym. I thought (for some unknown reason) that the "Proprietary Matte Black" sleeves would hold up better than cerakote sleeves. I was very wrong. First plate I put on the sleeve scraped off the coating. Now after 6 weeks of use, they are worn considerably. I don't like it, but don't really care too much either. Just wanted to let anyone who may think this Proprietary Matte Black finish will hold up, it won't. I want the Chan bar as well but I'll go with chrome sleeves on that one. Other than that, it's a great bar. The red cerakote looks awesome. Knurling is fairly passive but I like having it in the gym.
Yes, I recommend this product
Black Proprietary Matte Black Sleeve after 6 weeks of use in home gym
Helpful?
Yes · 11
No · 0

Response from Rogue Fitness:

October 3
Thank you for posting and we're sorry for any issues you may be having with this bar. Our barbell team is looking into this now and will make any issues right!
KevScott1
Flanders, NJ
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September 21
Exactly what I wanted
This is great bar. The knurling is perfect. I am very pleased.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 0
No · 0
Soto9188
Chicago, IL
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September 16
$400 Coated Bar being Ground away
Let me start off with, I have rogue pretty much everything. Rack, Weights, Bella Bar for the wife, etc I bought this bar a week ago, to replace a different brand that rusted over. I was excited to get this bar, because I know the quality that I normally get. The problem is the coating on the ends where the plates slide on and off. I don't know if they added too much or the bar itself is out of spec, but I can barely put on or take off a ROGUE BRAND RUBBER PLATE. The point of the coating was so I didn't have another rusted bar, but its just grinding on and off every time I put on weight. So what was the point of paying this much for a defective bar, that already has it coating ruined? The woman's bar that I have has the same black oxide coating for the ends and I have zero issues with that one. I am attaching a picture. very disappointed overall with this purchase
Helpful?
Yes · 3
No · 0

Response from Rogue Fitness:

September 20
Thank you for posting! Our Proprietary Matte Black metal treatment process also hardens the steel, which can cause some additional friction with plates that have a chamfer. These sleeves should be able to be wiped down with no issue. Our team is reaching out now to confirm.
JKJ88
NC
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September 11
Cerakote not worth it
When I received this bar the packaging was badly damaged, like the bar could slide right out of the tube. The coating was damaged upon arrival but it is functionally good. The bar has really good knurling and spin.
Yes, I recommend this product
Shipping damage
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 0

Response from Rogue Fitness:

September 16
We're very sorry to hear of this damage to your bar due to shipping. Our team is reaching out to you now!
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