The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

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4.8
544 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
544 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$350.00
Free Shipping
Ships in 3-5 Days

Choose Finish (15)*Cerakote Red / Proprietary Matte Black

Product Description

Designed as an all-purpose barbell, the Ohio Bar excels in every movement—from the bench, squat, and deadlift to the clean, snatch, and everything in between.  There is a reason that this barbell has been used at every CrossFit Games since its introduction in 2013 and is found in functional fitness gyms across the globe.  Whether you're searching for the best barbell for your home gym or outfitting a facility, the Ohio Bar has you covered and is backed by a lifetime warranty.


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

Every Ohio Bar is meticulously machined and assembled in Columbus, OH using US steel that strikes the perfect balance between whip for Olympic lifts and rigidity for heavy Powerlifting. The 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft features dual knurl marks for Olympic Weightlifting (IWF) and Powerlifting (IPF), and our signature Ohio knurling pattern that is carefully refined for a solid yet non-abrasive grip suitable for multi-purpose strength training.


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.

Low Profile Sleeve Design: The matte black sleeves are now machined using a new low-profile sleeve design that allows for easier than ever loading and unloading of plates.


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 - CERAKOTE

MEN'S 20KG MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

Designed as an all-purpose barbell, the Ohio Bar excels in every movement—from the bench, squat, and deadlift to the clean, snatch, and everything in between.  There is a reason that this barbell has been used at every CrossFit Games since its introduction in 2013 and is found in functional fitness gyms across the globe.  Whether you're searching for the best barbell for your home gym or outfitting a facility, the Ohio Bar has you covered and is backed by a lifetime warranty.


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

Every Ohio Bar is meticulously machined and assembled in Columbus, OH using US steel that strikes the perfect balance between whip for Olympic lifts and rigidity for heavy Powerlifting. The 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft features dual knurl marks for Olympic Weightlifting (IWF) and Powerlifting (IPF), and our signature Ohio knurling pattern that is carefully refined for a solid yet non-abrasive grip suitable for multi-purpose strength training.


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.

Low Profile Sleeve Design: The matte black sleeves are now machined using a new low-profile sleeve design that allows for easier than ever loading and unloading of plates.


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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LOW PROFILE SLEEVE DESIGN

Our matte black sleeve option uses a new, low-profile, sleeve design that makes loading and unloading plates easier than ever.  The precision-machined sleeve is then treated with our proprietary matte black process, significantly enhancing its resistance to corrosion and impact. This treatment ensures that the sleeves retain their appearance for a much longer duration compared to traditional sleeve finishes.

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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. 

Cerakote Shaft Finish
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Cerakote Shaft Finish

Cerakote delivers outstanding corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—while also providing many color options. This polymer-ceramic composite coating was first popularized in the firearm industry for its unique durability in thin applications.

Proprietary Sleeve Finish
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Proprietary Sleeve Finish

Our matte black sleeve option involves a new process that effectively transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it. This transformation significantly enhances the sleeves’ corrosion resistance, impact resistance, and abrasion resistance. 

Chrome Sleeve Coating Option
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Chrome Sleeve Coating Option

Our chrome plated sleeve finish is performed in a facility that also plates parts for military aircraft where durability is critical. 

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
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • F-Scale Rating: F8-R
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Bronze Bushings
  • Cerakote Finish option in Custom Colors w/ Rogue branding
  • Sleeve Finish Options: Proprietary Matte Black Finish
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
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Product Specifications: The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
Product Specifications: The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
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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 CoatingCerakote
Sleeve CoatingProprietary Matte Black Finish
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI

Key Features of the Cerakote Ohio Bar:

Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors
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Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors

This version of the Ohio Bar is distinct for its use of an advanced ceramic-based shaft coating known as Cerakote, which was 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 purchase area for current color combination options.

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. Friction-welded sleeves and quality bronze bushings help produce an ideal combination of the consistent spin needed for Oly lifts and ample stability required for heavy Powerlifting.

NEW STRICTER TOLERANCES
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NEW STRICTER TOLERANCES

Every connection in the Cerakote 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.

PROPRIETARY MATTE BLACK SLEEVES
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PROPRIETARY MATTE BLACK SLEEVES

The matte black sleeves involve a new process that effectively transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it. This greatly improves the sleeves’ corrosion resistance, impact resistance, and abrasion resistance. By using advanced optical profilometry to gauge the sleeve finish, we are also able to ensure that the profile of the sleeve stays exactly as designed. Proprietary matte black sleeves will typically maintain their appearance much longer than traditional sleeve finishes, even through regular everyday use.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 544 Reviews
Jason P
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1 week ago
Purchase the Cerakote Bar with Chrome Ends
I look for reviews on the Ohio bar and couldn’t decide which finish to get after a lot of research. I ended up getting the Cerakote Bar with the Chrome Ends, which I highly recommend stop thinking about it and just get this combination you will be extremely happy.
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Kiet
Boston, MA
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4 weeks ago
Great bar with below expectation collars.
Bought the Cerakote Bar with Proprietary Matte Black collars. Bar itself is great, quieter than my American Barbell Cerakote bar. The Matte black collars are not good. Borderline bad. Any plate (I have bumper plates) with a metal insert will wear them out, and its already wearing through to the metal underneath. I see scratches as I load/unload the bar. I'll stick with chrome collars in the future.
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

3 weeks ago
We appreciate your feedback on the Ohio Bar. The Proprietary Matte Black treatment hardens the sleeves, and the markings you are seeing can be wiped off with a rag. If you have further concerns about your sleeves, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Solano
Chicago
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4 weeks ago
Very Nice
Gloves? I dont need them, the bar feels great and it looks great
Yes, I recommend this product
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Heath G
Lyman, Maine
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January 17
Men’s Ohio Bar Cerakote (Gold & Black)
Love the bar! Great quality, love the grip and overall appearance. It’s been 2 weeks of everyday use at my CF gym. No issues.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Puyallup, WA, USA, Earth, Milky Way, Universe
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January 12
My first barbell and it'll last my lifetime!
This is the first barbell I've ever owned and so far super happy with it. I got the bright green Cerakote finish and love it. I also bought the Rogue Flex Bumper Plates with it and they fit snugly on the bar ends. So far super happy with it!
Yes, I recommend this product
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MarkE
STL
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January 10
This is a great bar
I couldn't be happier. The knurling is perfect. It's grippy without being so aggressive that it rips your hands. Just the right amount of bite. Shipped fast and packaging was great. If you're looking for an excellent bar from a quality company, you have found it
Yes, I recommend this product
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Mike Sp
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Nov 2023
Great bar. The customization/color is great as we
Looks great. Grip is perfect. Bought custom cerakote bar.
Yes, I recommend this product
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★★★★★
Nov 2023
Rogue ohio bar
This bar is badass. Thank you to whoever built it and to who inspected it. You guys are fantastic!
Yes, I recommend this product
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