The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
1037 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
Patented product

The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
1037 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$350.00

Choose Finish (13)*Cerakote Black / Proprietary Matte 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
ShaftCerakote BlackCerakote RedCerakote BlueCerakote GrayCerakote Light BlueCerakote MaroonCerakote NavyCerakote BlackCerakote BlueCerakote GreenCerakote OrangeCerakote OrangeCerakote Red
SleevesProprietary Matte Black
BlackProprietary Matte BlackProprietary Matte Black
BlackBlackBlackBlackChromeProprietary Matte Black
BlackChromeChrome
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 or Proprietary Matte Black
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 1037 Reviews
Newguy
Valparaiso Indiana
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
Ohio bar
Nice bar. I use it for squat, bench, dead lift, and overhead press mainly. I think the spin is good, but isn’t a concern for me. American steel, you can’t go wrong.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Jeremy76
★★★★★
★★★★★
3 weeks ago
Very happy customer
I don’t usually write reviews, but a great product and great customer service needs to be celebrated. The build quality of the bar is impeccable. The shipment was fast and the packaging was very robust. My bar arrived today and I have already put it to use. The bar is well worth the price.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 1
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Daniel2022
Essex,MD
★★★★★
★★★★★
4 weeks ago
A solid Barbell
I have used Ohio Bars in the past and have an Ohio Power Bar now. The Black Oxide finish is awesome! I wish the Power Bar would be available in this finish!
Yes, I recommend this product
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jjgg
★★★★★
★★★★★
5 weeks ago
Far from perfect
The bar is OK. I know that the claim is that much engineering went into the design, but it does not amount to much if you are not throwing it loaded. I like that it is stainless steel. Where the bar truly falls short is in the knurling. It’s a diamond shape with a point, and that point is SHARP! Yes, I get it, more friction, but I bet you can achieve nearly the same without a sharp edge. C'mon guys, you already have it in the lathe... simply remove a few microns! I have skin injuries by contact with the bar. My bald head has been scratched a few times, and I mean bloody. Also my forearms. Would i buy it again? Nope. Would I recommend it? Nopagain. It's steel. It does not bend under 300 lb (my max) and that is all good. There are plenty of much more inexpensive alternatives that do the same.
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 10

Response from Rogue Fitness:

4 weeks ago
We're sorry to hear you are not thrilled with your Stainless Steel Ohio Bar! This variant is not plated which gives you the most natural feel of our standard knurling. Our team will reach out to you to investigate if there are any issues with your bar's knurling!
bighandsomeDane
San Jose, CA
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★★★★★
May 31
Hard to see knurling
The bar looks cool and has great colors. The pink makes it hard to see the knurling, though.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Riley91
LaGrange, GA
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 21
Pure satisfaction
Honestly words can’t describe how I feel when I step up to my Ohio Cerakote bar, that feeling like you’ve already lifted the bar and hit that new PR. When I use quality gear I feel strong and when I feel strong I push beyond goals into new territories, it looks good, feels good in the hand, lots of color options to personalize it and make it your own. Made from quality steel from right here in America, I mean could it get any better? I love this barbell! #RogueFittness #Rogueforlife
Yes, I recommend this product
405# deadlift (new PR)
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 4
VanessaU
Alaska
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 20
Love it!
I bought this for my home gym and it looks great and is very durable.
Yes, I recommend this product
Barbell
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DavG
San Diego, CA
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 16
Love it
Great bar, but you already know that. The navy/black color combo is real slick.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 1
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