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The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

Special Price $325.00

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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.

Current Color Combination Options
Black / Black
Red / Black
Blue / Black
Gray / Black
Light Blue / Black
Maroon / Black
Navy / Black
Black / Chrome
Blue / Chrome
Light Blue / Chrome
Green / Black
Green / Chrome
Orange / Black
Orange / Chrome
Red / Chrome
Maroon / Chrome
Navy / Chrome
Shaft Black Red Blue Gray Light Blue Maroon Navy Black Blue Light Blue Green Green Orange Orange Red Maroon Navy
Sleeves Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome
Rogue Logo On Shaft Silver Black Black Black Black Silver Silver Silver Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Silver Silver

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 86.75"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote or Chrome
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
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Cerakote
Bar Length 86.75"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote or Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F8-R
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

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.

Please Note: Clear bars are coated post machining, so they will have slight blemishes from clamps in our machining process.

Black / Black
Red / Black
Blue / Black
Gray / Black
Light Blue / Black
Maroon / Black
Navy / Black
Black / Chrome
Blue / Chrome
Light Blue / Chrome
Green / Black
Green / Chrome
Orange / Black
Orange / Chrome
Red / Chrome
Maroon / Chrome
Navy / Chrome
Shaft Black Red Blue Gray Light Blue Maroon Navy Black Blue Light Blue Green Green Orange Orange Red Maroon Navy
Sleeves Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome
Rogue Logo On Shaft Silver Black Black Black Black Silver Silver Silver Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Silver Silver

What Sets the Cerakote Finish Ohio Bar Apart:

  • 1Cerakote 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.

  • 2190,000 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.

  • 3Machining & 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.

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*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.

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*
The Ohio Bar - Cerakote is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 602.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great bar but E-Coat is Slippery Overall the quality of the bar is what I would expect from a rogue bar. Great construction and durable! However I would not recommend purchasing the e-coat version, especially if you do squats. The coating makes the surface very slippery which makes it difficult to keep on your back while squatting (especially since there is no center knurl). I have also found that the coating reduces the aggressiveness of the knurl, which makes it difficult to hold while doing heavy deadlifts. Overall the bar’s quality is great, but the coating makes it challenging to use.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So many equipment options becomes a conudrum I recently purchased the OHIO BAR E COAT for oly lifts. I would caution a user that this bar will not have the spin of a needle bearing bar. If you are looking for a bar to perform basic wt lifting movements or beginnger oly it is fine. If you are at the intermediate and above oly level I would spend a few hundred more for a bar with needle bearings. That will give you the spin making 90% plus days a lot better.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar!! I bought it about 2 months ago and it has been nothing but awesome. I live the finish on it and how it performs vs other bars I have used.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bar! The is a great bar. Now I have to find some weight plates! Ha.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I was kind of hesitant because of price but this is worth every dime. Good quality, awesome knurling.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great finish. Very sturdy bar. Every military and contactor post ive ever been too had Rogue equipment in the gyms. So, just imagine years on end, 24/7 with soldiers and contractors doing barbell complex workouts; outside and in the elements -- and the Rogue bars stand up to it. Thats why i bought one and the black finish feels and looks great.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ohio Bar I have always said a bar is a bar. I was nver a fan on spending the money on a bar. After years of training I finally bought an Ohio Bar. I love it look forward to using it and will be buying a second one
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doubled my Oly lifts! Not really but it feels much better these days. Great spin and feel. Just fantastic in every way
Date published: 2020-09-09
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