The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
1027 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
Patented product

The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
1027 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$350.00

Choose Finish (13)*Black / Black

Product Description
Gear Specs
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Product Description

This new variation on our flagship 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar introduces a unique polymer-ceramic composite coating—popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications. Available in a range of custom-color finish options with exclusive Rogue branding, this model is a genuine game changer.

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This new variation on our flagship 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar introduces a unique polymer-ceramic composite coating—popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications. Available in a range of custom-color finish options with exclusive Rogue branding, this model is a genuine game changer.

Fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, the Ohio Bar continues to represent the highest level of precision engineering. The Cerakote Finish version maintains all the key features of the standard Ohio Bar, including a 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks, quality composite bushings, and a lifetime warranty against bending.* A barbell that has always delivered multi-purpose versatility and dependable performance now also offers the ability to match it with the colors of your gym / school / team etc.

Patented

Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Composite Bushings
  • NEW Polymer-Ceramic Composite Finish option in Custom Colors w/ Rogue branding
  • Sleeve Finish Options: Cerakote or Chrome
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
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Current Color Combination Options


Black / Black
Red / Black
Blue / Black
Gray / Black
Light Blue / Black
Maroon / Black
Navy / Black
Black / Chrome
Blue / Chrome
Green / Black
Orange / Black
Orange / Chrome
Red / Chrome
ShaftBlackRedBlueGrayLight BlueMaroonNavyBlackBlueGreenOrangeOrangeRed
SleevesBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackChromeBlackBlackChromeChrome
Rogue Logo On ShaftSilverBlackBlackBlackBlackSilverSilverSilverBlackBlackBlackBlackBlack

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 CoatingCerakote
Sleeve CoatingCerakote or Chrome
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI

WHAT SETS THE CERAKOTE FINISH OHIO BAR APART:

1

Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors

This version of the Ohio Bar is distinct for its use of an advanced ceramic-based coating, originally established in the gun industry for its remarkable durability in thin applications. This unique finish can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—and it’s available to order in a range of exclusive colors, with the Rogue logo branded on the center of the shaft. See the menu for current color combination options.

2

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.

3

Machining & Assembly

Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The knurling has been carefully refined over the years, as well, for a firm but non-abrasive grip (there is no center knurl). We assemble the Ohio Bar with a snap ring design and quality composite bushings, which act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and bar shaft, producing normal “whip” during Oly weightlifting but enough stiffness to hold for heavy powerlifting.

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.

*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.

Please Note: Cerakote has an excellent resistance to corrosion, but metal-to-metal contact, particular on the sleeves, can still cause wear over time. For the best long term results, some cleaning and maintenance may be required. See our Ohio Bar Care Page for more info.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 1027 Reviews
Niebs70
Mundare, AB
★★★★★
★★★★★
3 weeks ago
Great Bar
Love it, great packaging, great bar, wish colour matched the burnt orange on rack but super happy with it
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguecanada.ca
rtd22
Ga
★★★★★
★★★★★
5 weeks ago
Love it
Love this bar, got cerakote to deal with the climate in my gym space. Has held up very well. Knurl is a little smoother than I’m used to but I don’t mind.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0
Jblackbeard
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 26
Well, it’s a bar I guess.
Starting out, the only reason I gave it 2 stars was because it does it’s job of holding plates. The Cerakote finish is absolute garbage. After putting on the plates and taking them for the first time the coating became significantly scratched and chipped. There is a significant cloud of cerakote dust that fills the air around the bar, and settles on the bar, the floor and walls around it. I reached out to rogue and was told this was absolutely normal, cerakote is not supposed to be resistant to abrasion. However I refused to believe that it should be this bad. Why? Because I have cerakote bars from other companies in my gym, none of them have behaved this way after a couple uses. I then reached out to cerakote to ask some questions. After exchanging a few emails an pictures I was told that my rogue bar probably had a poor application. However after the pictures were exchanged I was told the following… “ I noticed that the Cerakote looks pretty dry and chalky. This is a sign that when the coating was applied it was dry sprayed. When a Cerakote is dry sprayed it tremendously decreases the durability and adhesion.” I was told I should reach out to rogue by this kind cerakote rep, but I already had and was told this was normal behavior for their bar. Which makes me believe that this was not a poor application, but rather they do in dry sprayed for whatever reason they thought was best. Not a good look for a company that everyone tells me is the best. Will not be recommending to friend, family or my gym.
Helpful?
Yes · 30
No · 4

Response from Rogue Fitness:

March 31
We are sorry to hear of any issues with your bar, and can see the team is digging into this issue. We will make sure this is resolved, as this is not normal.
Troops84
Adelaide
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 22
Great feel bar
Whip is nice for deadlifts and not too much for squats. Solid all round bar which should be a staple in your home gym. One end cap was damaged but doesn't accept performance.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on rogueaustralia.com.au
Tlav
Sacramento Ca
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 19
Great quality
Very happy with the quality, I have been using my be equipment for a month or so. No complaints
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 0
AdamBee
Milwaukee, WI
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 13
Rogue OHIO USA
Although rogue sent to the wrong address, I did receive my bar and it seems to be excellent quality minus 1 bar end “coin” arriving scratched. This bar is made in USA and should last a lifetime. So far, so good. Zinc seems to be holding up just fine. Nice knurling and comfy grip.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 1
wesl
tennessee
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 8
incredible
bar is perfect. love that it's pink. service is great. wish there was more quality exercise equipment in colors like pink and purple. if rogue released a purple ohio bar i would buy it in a heartbeat.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 0
Kyne
Montreal
★★★★★
★★★★★
February 23
Good bar
I bought this as a Christmas present for my spouse, it came on time and has been a great addition to the gym. The knurl is grippy enough to not lose the bar on heavy lifts but not too aggressive that it rips up your hands. The bushings spin well to allow the weight to move when lifting. Overall I'm very satisfied with the Orange/Chrome Cerakote Ohio Barbell.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguecanada.ca
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