The Ohio Bar - E-Coat

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4.8
127 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - E-Coat

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
127 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$295.00
Free Shipping
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Product Description

Engineered to be a versatile barbell, the Ohio Bar excels in a wide range of movements, spanning from the bench, squat, and deadlift to the clean, snatch, and everything in between.


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

Like all Ohio Bars, the E-Coat model is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio. It includes a 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks (no center knurl), and bright zinc sleeves. The hybrid knurling pattern offers a firm but comfortable grip on both power lifts and Oly lifts, while a snap-ring design, quality U.S. steel, and bronze bushings help produce the perfect balance of rigidity and natural whip.


E-COAT FINISH

A variation of our flagship 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar, our black E-Coat finish provides significant wear protection, just behind that of Cerakote, without sacrificing performance.  This electrically applied coating was first popularized in the auto industry for its reliable coverage, adhesion, and corrosion resistance, and it’s gained even wider favor for its environmental benefits, producing little to no HAPS (Hazardous Air Pollutants) or VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability:  Engineered to withstand the increased demands that functional movements and Olympic lifts place on barbells today through overhead drops.  Read more here.

2X Quieter Performance: Refined with even stricter tolerances, precision-machined bronze bushings fit tighter around the shaft, and improved internal sleeve tolerances dampen sound and eliminate unwanted movement, ensuring a smoother and more stable lift.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

For over a decade, the Rogue 20KG Ohio Bar has set the industry standard as the ultimate multi-purpose barbell. With the latest edition, we've taken our flagship barbell to new heights, delivering our most dynamic and precision machined Ohio Bar to date.  The Ohio Bar represents more than just the Rogue brand. Its name is a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

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THE OHIO BAR - E-COAT

MEN'S 20KG MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

Engineered to be a versatile barbell, the Ohio Bar excels in a wide range of movements, spanning from the bench, squat, and deadlift to the clean, snatch, and everything in between.


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

Like all Ohio Bars, the E-Coat model is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio. It includes a 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks (no center knurl), and bright zinc sleeves. The hybrid knurling pattern offers a firm but comfortable grip on both power lifts and Oly lifts, while a snap-ring design, quality U.S. steel, and bronze bushings help produce the perfect balance of rigidity and natural whip.


E-COAT FINISH

A variation of our flagship 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar, our black E-Coat finish provides significant wear protection, just behind that of Cerakote, without sacrificing performance.  This electrically applied coating was first popularized in the auto industry for its reliable coverage, adhesion, and corrosion resistance, and it’s gained even wider favor for its environmental benefits, producing little to no HAPS (Hazardous Air Pollutants) or VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability:  Engineered to withstand the increased demands that functional movements and Olympic lifts place on barbells today through overhead drops.  Read more here.

2X Quieter Performance: Refined with even stricter tolerances, precision-machined bronze bushings fit tighter around the shaft, and improved internal sleeve tolerances dampen sound and eliminate unwanted movement, ensuring a smoother and more stable lift.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

For over a decade, the Rogue 20KG Ohio Bar has set the industry standard as the ultimate multi-purpose barbell. With the latest edition, we've taken our flagship barbell to new heights, delivering our most dynamic and precision machined Ohio Bar to date.  The Ohio Bar represents more than just the Rogue brand. Its name is a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

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Best In Class Durability

With a F-Scale rating of F8-R, the Ohio Bar is among the most durable barbells in its class. By optimizing materials and manufacturing techniques, the Ohio Bar has been engineered to withstand the increased demands that CrossFit, Olympic lifting and functional fitness place on barbells today.  Read more here.

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Bright Zinc SLeeve Finish

A bright zinc finished sleeve contrasts with the black zinc shaft, adding both oxidation resistance and a classic look to the bar.

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2X QUIETER PERFORMANCE

Using precision machining, we are able to tighten the fit of the sleeve on the shaft which means a smoother spin, a more connected feeling while lifting and significant noise reduction.

How It's Made
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FRICTION WELDING

The collars of the sleeves are friction welded, creating the strongest sleeves in the industry. This bond is as strong as if machined from a single piece of steel, while saving on waste and cost. 

Rogue Work Hardening
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Rogue Work Hardening

Our patented, proprietary process more than doubles the durability and lifespan of the barbell shaft compared to our competitors. 

Bright Zinc Sleeve Finish
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Bright Zinc Sleeve Finish

A bright zinc finished sleeve contrasts with the black zinc shaft, adding both oxidation resistance and a classic look to the bar." with sleeve graphic

State-of-the-art Gauging
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State-of-the-art Gauging

We use gauging normally employed in the aerospace industry to ensure that every bar that makes it to a customer is exactly as designed.

Barbell Durability

RUST RESISTANCE

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.

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BARBELL DURABILITY

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.

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F SCALE™ APPLICATION

How a barbell is used will affect its durable lifespan and it's a key factor in determining what type of F Rating™ might be suitable for your gym's needs. This graph correlates the F Rating™ of a barbell with different types of usage in order to predict the durable lifespan. Using this data, we are able to make recommendations on what F Rating™ is appropriate for different training situations. With a rating of F8-R, the Ohio Bar is rated to last 16 years in a high volume CrossFit gym and will outlast a lifetime of lifting in an Olympic Weightlifting gym, a home gym or a Powerlifting gym.

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Ohio Bar FAQ
Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • E-Coat Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • F-Scale Rating: F8-R
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Bronze Bushings for Reliable Spin
  • 16.40" loadable sleeve length
  • Rogue branded endcaps
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MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

Designed to work well for both Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting and everything in between.

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F-RATING

Our barbells are tested by a third-party to determine their F-Rating, or fatigue resistance, which is a measured representation of the durability of the barbell.

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BARBELL BUSHINGS

Precision bronze bushings provide reliable fast spin while being exceptionally durable when subjected to impact from being dropped.

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WHAT IS ROGUE WORK HARDENING?

Rogue Work Hardening (RWH) is our patented process for treating the shafts of our barbells to improve their durability. 

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BARBELL WEIGHT

20KG is the standard for most Powerlifting Federations, Men's Olympic Weightlifting and Men's CrossFit competitions.

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BARBELL WHIP

The amount of springback provided by the bar that can be used by the lifter to increase the weight they can lift in dynamic movements.

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BARBELL DIAMETER

The 28.5mm diameter falls directly between the 28mm Olympic and 29mm Powerlifting standard diameters.

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MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Made from US steel, the Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled at the Rogue factory in Columbus, OH.

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TENSILE STRENGTH

Expressed in PSI, tensile strength measures the maximum weight a barbell can support before deforming. The 190K tensile strength falls within the optimal range of not bending under normal use, yet not been inflated to the point that it will shorten the life of the bar.

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BARBELL KNURLING EXPLAINED

Our signature knurl, designed for multi-purpose use, provides a firm grip without being abrasive. This falls in the middle of the road on the knurl scale, striking a balance without being overly aggressive or passive. 

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 E-Coat
Sleeve CoatingBright Zinc
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI

KEY FEATURES OF The Ohio Bar - E-Coat:

190,000 PSI Steel
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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.

Built for Multi-Purpose Performance
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Built for Multi-Purpose Performance

All of our flagship 20KG Ohio Bars utilize a U.S. steel variant that we believe is the best in the industry for use in a multi-purpose barbell. The 190,000 PSI shaft is ground and polished prior to machining, ensuring a smooth finish and optimal performance, and the refined knurling pattern delivers a firm but non-abrasive grip.

New Stricter Tolerances
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New Stricter Tolerances

Every connection in the 20KG Ohio Bar now has tightened tolerances measuring in the thousandths of an inch. Using advanced optical profilometry as well as custom electronic gauging, we can produce a multipurpose bar that consistently meets our exacting standards. This applies to the knurl and the sleeve profile, as well as the features in the shaft and sleeves that enable a perfect fit during assembly. The result is less axial and radial float of the sleeves (i.e. enhanced stability), significant noise reduction, and a more solid feel throughout the lift.

Fit and Finish
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Fit and Finish

Each Ohio Bar finish offers a different level of oxidation protection and has a direct effect on the feel of the knurl. E-Coat, initially popularized in the automotive industry, is an electrically applied coating known for its dependable coverage, strong adhesion, and resistance to corrosion on essential parts, making it a reliable choice as a coating for barbells.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 127 Reviews
AnthonyJSu
Pittsburgh, PA
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1 week ago
Excellent Customer Service
E-coat wasn't for me but Rogue made it right. Originally bout the E-coat Ohio bar. I found the coating to be highly glossy and slippery even n the knurling. Wrote a review and Rogue provided excellent service recovery. They offered to do an exchange for the black oxide bar I mentioned I wish I would have purchased initially. I paid the return shipping and they immediately sent me the new bar in exchange. Process was quick and seamless. Received my black oxide bar and the coating is much more to my liking, not slippery at all and can really feel the knurling which was not nearly as aggressive with the E-coat. This is all my personal preference and feel, there are plenty of 5-star reviews of the E-coat bar but it just wants the right finish for me. Thanks to Rogue for always being customer focused and awesome! I'll be a Rogue customer for life!
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AnthonyJS
Pittsburgh
★★★★★
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3 weeks ago
E-Coat Regret
Recently bought the Ohio bar and love almost everything about it except the e-coat finish. Basically automotive pain t and it makes the bar very slippery even on the Knurling. I've been lifting avidly for over 20 years and today was the first time I had my grip slip and rotate on a bench press on the knurling. Wish I would have opted for the black oxide finish. Love Rogue as a company, shipping was fast, packing excellent, overall bar engineering is great but hard to rate this any higher given the issues with the slippery finish on the entire bar (except collars which are chrome)
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the E-Coat Ohio Bar. This is not feedback we typically hear about this coating, so we have reached out to learn more about what you are feeling.
Paul C
Houston, Texas
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May 2023
for 90% of us...this is the one!
If you are a true "powerlifter" and load 500+ lbs on a bar then get the Ohio Power Bar, otherwise this is the way to go! The knurling is EXACTLY what you want and offers plenty of grip even without chalk. Love that there is no center knurling and still grips just fine for back squats. I went with the black e-coat. You wont regret it. It has replaced my Ohio Power bar for good.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Cris H
lillian al
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2022
EXCELLENT BAR
I got tired of my old chrome bar peeling (actually slicing my leg doing deadlifts). GREAT upgrade and worth every nickel.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Devs5
Chicago, IL
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Feb 2022
Loving our Ohio Bar!
We bought several pieces from Rogue for our 3 sons for Christmas, but now the whole family is using them. The Ohio Bar is an among addition to our home gym. The quality is unbeatable, as was their customer service,
Yes, I recommend this product
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DKVanegas
Houston
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Nov 2021
Great BAR!
I received my bar 2 days ago and MAN... I cannot be happier.
Yes, I recommend this product
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AnsonL
HSV, AL
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Sep 2021
Industry standard bar.
Great bar with perfect level of knurling. Looks and performs optimally.
Yes, I recommend this product
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RohanOdin
LA, CA
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Sep 2021
So far so good...
I build a power rack/ninja obstacle all together - came out amazing! I still need to add salmon ladder and ninja pegboard. Next was the equipment's. After a month of researching...i could have went for a cheaper barbell. However I went for the reliability and a true built! Four stars for now since I want to know the durability of the barbell. Stay tune for my next review with photos.
Yes, I recommend this product
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