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The Ohio Bar - Cerakote - Red Bushings

$335.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Color Black / Red
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Color Black / Red
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

The Ohio Bar - Cerakote - Red Bushings

Rogue is offering this limited run of our flagship 20KG Ohio Bar, featuring a black cerakote shaft, black cerakote sleeves, and red composite bushings. This same color scheme is available for the Women’s Bella Bar, as well.

Fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, all versions of the Ohio Bar continue to represent the highest level of precision engineering, with a 190,000 PSI steel shaft, dual knurl marks in Rogue’s firm but non-abrasive pattern, and quality composite bushings for a smooth, reliable spin. Like the other colorways of our new Cerakote Ohio Bar, this bar utilizes a unique polymer-ceramic composite coating—popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications.

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
  • Cerakote Finish: Black Shaft, Black Sleeves, Red Composite Bushings
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*

What Sets the Cerakote Ohio Bar Apart:

  • 1Cerakote Strength

    The durable polymer-ceramic coating known as Cerakote can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—making it a great way to keep a barbell looking and performing better over the long haul. This Ohio Bar features a unique cerakote color scheme with a black shaft, black sleeves, and distinctive red bushings.

  • 2190,000 PSI Steel

    The quality steel used in the Ohio Bar 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.

  • 3Machining & Assembly

    Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The knurling has been carefully refined over the years for a firm but non-abrasive grip (there is no center knurl). We also assemble this version of the Ohio Bar with special composite bushings—a self-lubricating material often found in hi-tech aerospace equipment and military vehicles. For intense, high-rep training, these bushings dramatically minimize friction to provide a reliable spin. The final result is a bar that produces normal “whip” during Oly weightlifting with enough rigidity to hold for heavy powerlifting.

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.

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.

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.

*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.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

The Ohio Bar - Cerakote - Red Bushings is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Black Cerakote Love this bar the knurling feels like home. I've been lifting since I was ten years old. So I've learned how to appreciate great knurling. This bar will not disappoint you especially if you know quality. Yeah, the sleeve will scratch over time but for me, that's not an issue I bought it knowing it happens and I'm still in love with this bar.
Date published: 2021-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar I was worried about the knurling not having enough grip. But it was a great buy. Plenty of knurling and grip. Bar exceeded my expectation.
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar Bought about a month ago and it’s cool looking bad well as a great workout bar
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing barbell I recently purchased this Ohio Bar and am very pleased with the product. The knurling is excellent, not too aggressive but significantly grippier than cheaper bars I've used at a variety of gyms. The color scheme is beautiful, but I would agree with the other comments that the red is not nearly as vibrant as what is shown in the stock photos. The only qualm I have with the bar is that the spin on one of the sleeves is noticeably stiffer than the other. That doesn't take away from the quality of this bar, however, and should be an easy fix with disassembly and lubrication of the bushings.
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm in love Spent lots of time debating what bar to get, upgrading from a 28mm bar from a local shop (a great bar). Decided to get a cerakote Ohio bar, and when I saw this colorway I jumped on it. Absolutely love the knurling. More prominent than my existing bar but doesn't cut my hands. Some people say cerakote ruins the knurling - don't believe them. I have no regrets. Love this bar!
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and aesthetics! I ordered this barbell approximately one month ago and absolutely love it! The Ohio Bar is a solid barbell choice and the Cerakote finish looks amazing! I would highly recommend this bar for your gym!
Date published: 2019-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar; red coloring is not as shown The bar itself is great; exactly what you'd expect from Rogue products. The only "issue" I have is that the red bushing color is nowhere near as vibrant as what's displayed in the photos on the site. This doesn't detract from the usage of the bar, but it's something to note if you were going for a specific color scheme. The red is much more muted in real life; almost a dark maroon.
Date published: 2019-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Red bushing are not as shown It's an Ohio bar, so the quality is great overall and I dig the all black look. But the red bushings are not even close to as bright as the pictures. They are not a fire engine red, more like a dark red wine color. Still a nice bar, just doesn't have the cool contrasting color like the pictures.
Date published: 2019-11-09
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