The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide

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4.9
942 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
942 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

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Soto9188
Chicago, IL
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1 week ago
$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
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

5 days ago
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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2 weeks ago
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
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

1 week ago
We're very sorry to hear of this damage to your bar due to shipping. Our team is reaching out to you now!
The Muffin Man
Indianapolis
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5 weeks ago
Well made, high quality barbell
Just wanted to throw in my 5 stars for this barbell. I got the blue cerakote and it has held up very well over the last 3 years. I didn’t know much about gym equipment at the time and a Rogue employee recommended I get the regular Ohio bar. He was right. This all around bar is good for bench/shoulder pressing, squats, and deadlifts. The knurling is just right for me without chalk, but I don’t lift heavy. I like how there is no knurling in the middle so that I can comfortably do front squats and shoulder press (in case I accidentally brush my chin). All in all, I highly recommend this bar.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Colejbr
West Palm Beach, FL
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August 12
The Best There Is
Debated on spending $350+ on a barbell for my garage gym but I'm so glad I did. I've lifted with dozens of different types of barbells and this isn't even close. The knurling is insane and I still haven't even used chalk after a week cleaning, snatching, etc. I've seen a few reviews complaining about the plates not sliding on and off easily, I don't mean to be sarcastic or rude but that's kinda the point. Even without clips the plates don't run far when lifting. If your goal is high volume and heavy lifts then this is the bar for you. Also all black is mean looking.
Yes, I recommend this product
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RyanAndBritany
Boston, MA
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August 8
Fantastic features, clearly the best in the indust
Where do I start? I purchased a full set of plates and the Ohio zinc bar from Rogue. I ordered these at the recommendation of a friend of mine who had great experiences with Rogue gear. My wife and I created a home gym due to the crazy gym membership prices where we live, and while Rogue isn't the least expensive option available, their quality speaks volumes. I ordered the zinc Ohio bar with a set of deep dish 45s, 35s, and 25s, plus 10s, 5s, and 2.5s. The quality is superb and I can tell this is a set that will last several years and hundreds of workouts! If I ever become strong enough to buy more weight, Rogue will be my first stop. Big thanks to the Rogue team on their craftsmanship.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Jarvis
Houston, TX
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August 2
Functional Bar; Poor Cerakote Application
Purchased this two years ago and after about 1-2 months, noticed some rusting in the areas where my hands are typically for deadlifts/cleans. I thought that if I kept oiling the bar every 3-4 weeks, I would mitigate the rusting and the areas wouldn’t get worse. The bar stays in the garage, is brushed regularly to prevent chalk from sitting on it too long, and only has one user. I understand that the humidity here in TX doesn’t help but I expected better out of a rogue barbell. I am very disappointed with the quality of the cerakote coating. Now, I can’t let the bar go longer a couple before the rust gets really bad on it. We bought the junior barbell that has the black zinc coating around the same time and there is no rusting. Doesn’t make sense unless there was a bad application of the cerakote.
Knurling near right hand placement
Knurling near left hand placement
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

August 4
Thank you for posting! Our team is investigating this now and will be in contact with a resolution ASAP.
NotShaunCO
Denver, CO
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July 31
Stop debating.
I am a very particular person; I looked for months researching all types of barbells. All the knurl patterns, all the finishes. I did the analysis of cost over time in terms of investment and I finally built up the courage to buy the stainless Ohio bar. The second I opened it, I knew I had made the right choice. It's not as stiff as a Power bar for squats, but for every other thing I do with it, I couldn't be happier. I touch my barbell 6 days a week. The cost of that barbell is $1.60/day for the first year I lift. I expect to have this stainless steel barbell the rest of my life.
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Paul_M68
Knightdale, NC
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July 28
Used bar?
Got my Ohio bar in just yesterday. Was super stoked. Unfortunately, as soon as I pull it out of the box I immediately noticed chips on the sleeve and the logo coming apart. Seriously! Not what I’d expect when paying premium for a reputable bar and company. Really not what I was expecting from Rogue.
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

July 28
We're very sorry to see how this arrived and our team is reaching out now to make this right!
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