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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 377.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around bar I’ve received my bar a few months ago and I love it. I have been using the rogue Olympic weightlifting bar for a few years and wanted to add another bar and stainless steal is the way to go for a garage gym. Minimal up keep by comparison and the knurl is great. I’m not sure I lift heavy enough to notice a big difference in the whip, but I do prefer the slightly thicker bar when doing anything other than the Olympic lifts just because of how it feels in my hands. For those that are wondering if you will notice a spin difference between the Ohio bar and an Oly weightlifting bar, my experience says you will not if you are new to lifting. At this point I can feel a slight difference but it’s very easy to adapt to.
Date published: 2020-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gr8 Buy I bought this bar around 7 years ago with the black oxide shaft/sleeves (or was it the zinc?). I needed a quality, all-around bar, and it does not disappoint. I live in Los Angeles, have only cleaned it once with 3-in-1 oil, and the bar still performs well. It's not cerakote, but she's my baby, and I love her just the way she is.
Date published: 2020-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nicest Bar I have ever used Dudes, I am a serious lifter with serious needs. I belong to a gym that shut down, so I say let's not mess around no more and just build a gym. I just got my stuff yesterday and didn't realize the difference between standard gym bar compared to this bar. I honestly went from a max deadlift of 200 pounds to a max deadlift of 225. The bar felt amazing from start of the lift to the end. I actually convinced a lot of my buddies to get one. So you are welcome Rogue.
Date published: 2020-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bar! It was a no brainer for me to purchase a rogue bar. They are the best in the industry! I love the cerakote color option to get a more custom looking bar! My gym isn’t doesn’t yet.. this is just phase 1 of the items I got but the red bar looks good! I’ve used Ohio bars before in the gyms I used to go to but now that I live a little more in the country, I have decided to go the home gym route. It’s a great all around bar and no need for a specialty bar unless you really want to specialize in a particular lift.
Date published: 2020-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, Do It All, Barbell I would say that this is one of the most versatile bars you can own. If you are looking for just one bar that will enable you to do practically everything with it (the olympic lifts, powerlifting, general strength training, etcetera)-- I would say go ahead and go with the Ohio Bar. It is stiff enough to perform heavy pressing, pulling and squatting-- but it also has enough whip to do the olympic lifts well. It is a very nice compromise between the two lifting styles while providing a reliable spin on the collars. The knurling is perfect, I feel it is one of the best qualities about the bar. It is not too aggressive, but still extremely grippy without biting into your hands, very nice job Rogue. I went with the black oxide and I am very happy with it. I have really enjoyed using it.
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Bar I'm by no means an expert on any type of lifting, but having had the bar for a couple weeks now, it feels better (smoother bearing, perfect knurl) than other bars I've used in gyms. Shipping something like this is no easy feat, it arrived with packaging tore on one end, but the bar had no scratches or defects at all. Great to buy made in USA too!
Date published: 2020-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Bar Absolute quality through and through. Love my Ohio bar and love the color option!
Date published: 2020-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Versatile Bar Only problem with the bar is that the sleeves wear down and get scratched up so fast when using iron plates on it....but its workout equipment, don't expect it to look new forever. If you are wanting a versatile bar that works with many styles of lifting such as olympic, powerlifting, and other things then this is the bar for you. KNURL: The knurl is nice and does not tear into your hands when doing any type of olympic or powerlifting exercises but still provides plenty of grip for your exercises. The Ohio Bar does not have a center knurl like the power bar, but I much more prefer this when doing lifts like squats because it does not tear into my back and make me uncomfortable when lifting. You may want to opt for the ohio power bar for this reason though if the center knurl is a must for you. SPIN: The bar spins nicely for olympic lifts and feels great with no clunkiness in the bearings that would keep the bar from spinning correctly. OVERALL: Happy with this product and recommend it to anybody who plans on doing many different styles of lifting because of the versatility of this bar.
Date published: 2020-03-01
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