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The Ohio Bar

The Ohio Bar - Black Zinc w/ Bright Zinc
$282.00
The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide
$295.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Varies
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Varies
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

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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  • 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, zinc or chrome 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

    The Ohio Bar is available with 4 different finishes. Each 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.

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.

Ohio Bar Coating Options You can select one of the following available coatings from the sidebar:

  • Standard Black Oxide Treatment
  • Black Zinc Plating with Bright Zinc Sleeves - Same zinc combination as the Rogue Bar
  • Stainless Steel Shaft with Chrome Sleeves – Click here to view and purchase the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar.
  • Cerakote Shaft and Sleeves – Click here to view and purchase the Cerakote Ohio Bar.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

Whichever coating you choose, Rogue has provided some helpful tips for long term Bar Care & Maintenance.

*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.

The Ohio Bar is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 146.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality I have been training with a cheap non-descript bar that served it's purpose.My son started training for football. After starting his workouts at school he came home and told me that we needed a better bar; enter the "Ohio Bar" Once we started using it there was a marked difference in how the weights felt on the bar during squats and deadlifts. We love this bar and plan to get another in the future.If you get one you won't be sorry. Great product Rogue!!!!
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cerakote Ohio Bar Bar arrived quickly and in great shape. Looks and feels great. Should last a lifetime. Only time will tell but seems like a quality product.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My everything bar Thanks to this bars perfect knurling, buttery smooth collar rotation and springy but not too aggressive whip, its now the only bar i use. As for earlier reports of the color bleeding or being easily damaged i ordered the red cerakote and it still looks like day 1. (and im very rough on equipment.) If you need a great all around bar that looks great you cant go wrong with the Ohio bar.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tight bar! Had this bar for about a month now I love it! Love the color too!
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from white Make a white with black sleeves and it will be a 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Search no further! So I've had this bar for officially a year now and I would like to share my experience with it. I workout in my garage almost 7x/week; olympic lifts, squats, deadlifts, presses and yes a lot of WODs which involve dropping from shoulders, overhead and waist level. This bar has good whip, but not too much for when you go really heavy on those deadlifts and squats. The knurling is fantastic; if you're worried about ripping your hands, you're not lifting enough... wrap your thumbs in that hook grip! The bronze bushings are exceptional- I still have a very smooth and fast turn over with my snatches and cleans after 1 year of daily abuse. The collars have some descent wear and tear, as well as part of the knurling which are still in amazing shape though. Lets be honest, you shouldn't be concerned with the cosmetics of the bar if you plan on dragging this puppy through the swamp with you.. Very glad I purchased this bar after MONTHS of research between other websites and Chinese bars. Yes you'll pay a little more for this, but a barbell isn't something you should trying to be bargaining with as it is the backbone of your workouts!
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome BAR I bought this bar a month ago and don't know how I ever lifted without it.. the spin on cleans is unreal.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just do it No complaints. Great bar. The bar becomes your best friend once you put 225+ on it. Awesome feedback, spin and whip.
Date published: 2017-10-03
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