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The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

$350.00

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 None - Stainless Steel
Bar Length 86.75"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

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 None - Stainless Steel
Bar Length 86.75"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Stainless Steel Ohio Bar

The new stainless steel version of our 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and features a 200,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, chrome sleeves, and an exclusive Rogue knurl pattern that’s 100% in its original, machined form for an unmatched feel.

With quality composite bushings and dual knurl marks, the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar is optimized for both Olympic lifts and Powerlifting—delivering a firm but non-abrasive grip, a consistent spin, and a unique balance of whip and rigidity.

We call it the Ohio Bar because we think it represents more than just the Rogue brand. It’s a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in making the best weightlifting bars on the market. To check out the same bar with zinc or black oxide finish options, see our standard Ohio Bar page.

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

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

Additional Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Stainless Steel Shaft, Chrome Sleeves
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • 200,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Composite Bushings for Reliable Spin
  • 16.40" loadable sleeve length
  • Rogue branded endcaps

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.

What Sets This Ohio Bar Apart:

  • 1200,000 PSI Steel

    This high tensile strength steel is manufactured in the USA 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, allowing for a very smooth 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.

  • 3The Look & Feel of Stainless Steel

    With no plating, the knurl on the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar is left exactly how we machined it, providing a great feel that cannot be achieved with other finishes. It’s similar to the knurl feel from a bare steel shaft, but with better corrosion resistance. The combination of a stainless steel shaft and chrome sleeves also creates a sharp look with few equals. Please Note: Rogue recommends using a synthetic bristle brush, NOT a steel brush, to clean a stainless steel shaft. Steel on steel can cause rusting over time. See more tips here: Bar Care & Maintenance.

  • 4Assembly

    The Ohio Bar is assembled with the same black composite bushings as the Rogue Bar 2.0, which act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and bar shaft. This is a very robust way of building a barbell, and can produce a smooth, consistent spin not possible with lesser import bars. Each bar comes with an “Ohio Bar Card” that has the initials of the Rogue team member that built it.

  • 5Performance

    The multi-purpose Ohio 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.

The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 320.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Work of Art! This was my first order from ROGUE and the bar, customer service and shipping all exceeded my expectations. The cerakote Ohio Bar in black and chrome is beautiful and the knurling is perfect for my needs. My wife described it as “a work of art.” This is the the perfect strength training bar.
Date published: 2019-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bar! I'm not a seasoned lifter, but this bar just feels right. From the knurling, to the rotation of the sleeves, and even loading weight. This chunk of metal really exceeded expectations. It looks better in real life as well, which is the least important factor with gym equipment, but I do pay extra money to have it look better, and was happy with what I received.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! Definitely an upgrade over my last bar and looking forward to many lifts to come with this one!
Date published: 2019-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection found! I bought my Ohio bar last month and can’t be any more pleased with how fast it got to me, how nice the grip is, and the lifetime warranty!
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Bar I bought this bar almost a year ago. Have used it for a year as the only Barbell in my home gym. I use it for everything; traditional powerlifting movements, landmine (not in a base so I don't damage the sleeve), curls, light Olympic movements, etc. The stainless steel finish is amazing. The feel of the bar is fantastic. Grip is great. The knurl is grippy but not uncomfortable. I rarely feel the need to chalk with this bar. I haven't had any corrosion. Maintenance is really minimal. The chrome finish on the sleeves is unblemished so far (but only used in home gym). The Ohio bar is a nice compromise as it is good at everything but not as focused on one area as a power bar or Olympic bar.
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thing of beauty! I don't even want to scratch it, when I'm done goes right back on the rack. The knurl pattern are perfect visually and feels great, sure makes lifting that much enjoyable. Must have for your home gym! Now how about one in 316L 20ra electropolished pharma grade stainless steel?
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome all around bar! I've had this bar for about two months now and I couldn't be happier with it. Great knurl, and the Cerakote finish has a great feel and look to it.
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar I’m an old school lifter. I have my original York Power Bar, this bar is as good as my 40 year old bar. My York bar is the standard. I highly recommend this bar. PS I also bought the Ohio Bar in Carakote I love it as well
Date published: 2019-09-04
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