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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 198.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you could expect when you buy rogue I've looked at Rogue products in the past, but been deterred by the price. They always look excellent, but I just could get myself to pony up the cash. I really enjoy deadlifting and wanted to get a proper bar for it without really breaking the bank. The bar arrived in an extremely reinforced tube that protected it from any potential damage. The Cerakote looks great and feels great too. The knurling results in good grip and does not tear your hands. This bar also has a nice whip. If you can spend the money, the Cerakote Ohio bar is a great buy.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Motivate Great motivational message looking right at you! HWPO !!
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar! I have been very happy with the craftsmanship of the bar. I have been using it daily for squatting, deadlifting, pressing, power cleans, etc. I find it helpful to use the same bar daily.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks good, feels good, is good. Bar looks good. Bar moves well. Bar had good knurling. Bar says “hard work pays off.” Bar makes you stronger. Buy it.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes you want to workout It screams oly lifting but do to my set-up, it mostly get's used for power lifting right now. Knurl is perfect. Spin is just ok. Love the look. Hard to walk through the garage and not want to grab the bar and start lifting.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great barbell I purchased the Ohio bar cereakote bar. black with black Sleeves. I’m very happy with it. Was shipped nice an secure. The Knute is perfect. Not to aggressive but plenty of grip. I would recommend getting the Crome sleeves tho. The sleeves are already showing blemishes on the black sleeves.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the bar started to rust immediately I purchased a black oxide Ohio Bar and it was delivered less than a month ago. Functionally the bar has a great feel, good spin, and good whip. I love using it. That said, it is already showing rust. The black oxide coating is the least rust resistant according to Rogue support. Be aware that the cool look it has is extremely short lived and then you need to do weekly maintenance on it. I had it a month and had used it maybe five times before I felt and saw the rust spots. I still would recommend this bar I would just recommend going with the less expensive zinc coating or with one of the more expensive coatings. The ohio bar is going to work awesomely but be super ugly after a few years and require LOTS of maintenance.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never a doubt! I’ve been using Rogue equipment for years at my CF gym. It was time to up grade my home gym. Ordered the Ohio Bar, blue and black Cerakote, a kids bar bell for my son, and 260lbs of bumper plates. I couldn’t be more pleased !
Date published: 2018-04-06
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