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Rogue Ohio Power Bar

Rogue Ohio Power Bar 45LB - Bare Steel
$265.00
Rogue Ohio Power Bar 45LB - Black Zinc w/ Bright Zinc
$285.00
Rogue Ohio Power Bar 45LB - Stainless Steel w/ Chrome
$395.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Powerlifting
Bar Weight 45LB
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Powerlifting
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Powerlifting
Shaft Coating Varies
Bar Length 86.52"
Distance Between Sleeves 51.5"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ Bare Steel: F8-R
Zinc: F8-R
Stainless: F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI / 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Powerlifting
Bar Weight 45LB
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Powerlifting
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Powerlifting
Shaft Coating Varies
Bar Length 86.52"
Distance Between Sleeves 51.5"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ Bare Steel: F8-R
Zinc: F8-R
Stainless: F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI / 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Rogue Ohio Power Bar

Fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, the 29MM Rogue Ohio Power Bar features a 205,000 PSI steel shaft (200,000 PSI for Stainless), single powerlifting knurl marks, and center knurling. The bar’s knurl pattern is deep and coarse without being sharp or abrasive, and the 29MM shaft diameter and high tensile strength result in little to no flex or whip. This makes the Ohio Power Bar a perfectly honed workhorse for the bench, squat, and deadlift.

The 45LB Ohio Power Bar includes bronze bushings, a snap ring design, and 16.25" of loadable sleeve length.

When ordering, you can select from three finish options:

  • Black Zinc shaft with Bright Zinc sleeves
  • Stainless Steel shaft with Chrome sleeves
  • Bare Steel

Rogue also manufactures a 20KG Ohio Power Bar, with friction-welded sleeves and 16.25" loadable sleeve space.

Specifications:

  • Made in Columbus, OH, USA
  • More aggressive knurling for powerlifting
  • Center knurl for added “stick” to the back during squats
  • 29MM Diameter and 205,000 PSI tensile strength (200,000 for Stainless) for greater rigidity and reduced whip
  • Bronze Bushings and Snap Ring Design for smooth spin
  • Weight: 45LB
  • Finish Options: Black Zinc Shaft / Bright Zinc Sleeves, Stainless Shaft / Chrome Sleeves, or Bare Steel
  • Lifetime Warranty against bending*
  • 1205,000 PSI Steel (200,000 PSI For Stainless)

    The Ohio Power Bar’s 29MM diameter steel shaft boasts a tensile strength of 205,000 PSI (200,000 PSI for Stainless), delivering superior rigidity and virtually zero whip/flex. Machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, the bar also features a snap-ring design and quality bronze bushings for a smooth, consistent feel.

  • 2Aggressive Knurl

    The bar includes single powerlifting marks and a center knurl, each featuring a deep, coarse pattern that produces a reliable grip / stick without being sharp or abrasive. Perfecting this knurl pattern is both a science and an art. Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus on new Haas machines (built in the USA) and fine-tuned and personally tested by the Rogue team.

  • 3Three Finish Options

    Depending on the look and feel you prefer, there is a version of the Ohio Power Bar right in your wheelhouse. The Zinc option (black shaft, bright sleeves) provides excellent corrosion resistance, the Bare Steel creates a classic look and natural feel, and the new Stainless Steel variation (with Chrome sleeves) strikes a balance between the two. See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

  • 4Use It With These Other Rogue Products

    Ohio Power Bar owners can use this barbell in conjunction with a broad range of other top caliber Rogue powerlifting products, from the Westside Bench and R-3 Power Rack to deadlift bar jacks, Wagon Wheel plates, and Calibrated Steel Plates.

  • 5Lifetime Warranty

    The Ohio Power Bar’s quality construction is backed by Rogue’s Lifetime Warranty against bending. This is a barbell equipped for high intensity, everyday use. Please Note: The warranty does not cover damage due to negligent or faulty use, alteration, maintenance, storage or handling by the user, 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.

  • 6Fast Rogue Shipping

    Orders placed by 3PM ship the same day. The Rogue Shipping System allows you to track your order from the time you place it to the time it hits your door. Order today, track today.

Please Note: Like any fine piece of machined steel, a bare steel barbell will require some upkeep. Occasionally brushing the bar down with 3-in-1 oil or WD-40 will create a beautiful patina look. This is how bars were made for decades and it really does produce an unmatched feel.

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.

Rogue Ohio Power Bar is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 314.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Squats... not great for Bench or DL's... I've used this Black + Zinc Ohio Power Bar about 10 times now, and it's great for Squats - no whip at all so you can really transfer power into the bar out of the hole, and re-racking it is easier because it doesn't bend much when you get it out of the rack, even with heavy weights (500+). Only downside for squats - the center knurling rips your trap skin. Small price to pay for knowing it isn't going anywhere. Maybe wrap it in tape or something (I didn't, so can't say). For deadlifts, the thicker bar is tough to hold on to! That plus no whip makes it a beast to get it going off the floor. Maybe good training to make it HARDER, but definitely not good for handling bigger weights. It's alright for bench, but zero whip and thick, sharp bar give it all the same downsides for bench as for DL's, it just doesn't matter as much for bench. I know it's a powerlifting bar, so nobody should be doing cleans or snatches, but with the skin-ripping center knurling I wouldn't recommend OH press or anything else where this thing might hit your face! I only say that because so many review sites and stuff call this "the best all around bar". It's NOT a great "all around" bar - it's a Power Bar.
Date published: 2019-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you want quality and value, just buy this If you are building a home gym, and you're looking for the best general barbell for the money, really, just buy this barbell. Don't waste your money on the ~$100 junk on Amazon. You'll get injured, you'll regret it, and you'll come back to look at these anyway. Spend the money on this quality piece of equipment. You will be glad you did. I had a shoulder injury caused by an imbalance in the cheap Amazon bar I bought when I first put my gym together. It was balanced wrong, and actually heavier on one side. Within a week of receiving the OPB, my shoulder feels excellent, everything feels balanced and strong, the way it should. Just get it.
Date published: 2019-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bare steel bar I love rogue products, nothing but quality. I bought the ohio bare steel bar for my garage gym but unfortunately its already started to rust.
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bar especially for the price Bought this a month ago for our athletic club and all of members love it Great value !!!
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bar! Just received my 45lb bar in bare steel. I deliberated for weeks in which power bar to get, between the Texas power bar, Vulcan, and some other companies.. I’m not disappointed that I chose the standard by which they’re all compared! It was well packaged and shipped / received faster than I expected. Compared to my Ohio 1.2 bar, the knurling is aggressive, sticks great, but doesn’t hurt; the sleeves spin about the same; and the fit/finish are the high quality I expect from Rogue. Initial impressions from first workout - stiff for squats/ no bounce out of the hole; the 29mm feels great during bench press; and the knurl/ grip was comfortable and like glue for deadlifts. Hands are very mildly raw after first workout. I’m very happy with this bar! My gym is in the basement, and I plan to clean chalk/ wipe the bar with oil after each workout, so I’m not worried about rust.
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great barbell Pricey, but you get what you pay for. You can feel the quality of the craftsmanship as soon as you wrap your hands around the bar. Great knurling, comfortable and overall a solid barbell. I am very happy with it.
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Rogue power bar must be one of the best bars in the world, highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best bar i’ve ever used this is a beautiful bar and has served me very well in my home gym. i’ve left 405 on the bar over night and not a single bit of bending has occurred. this bar is beastly and the knurl is beastly as well. i would recommend this bar to anyone doing the main compound lifts but maybe not the classic 2 as the knurl is a little brutal to clean with.
Date published: 2019-06-02
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