The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

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4.9
1043 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
Patented product

The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
1043 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$350.00

Choose Finish (13)*Cerakote Black / Proprietary Matte Black

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
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte BlackProprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
BlackProprietary Matte Black
BlackChromeProprietary Matte Black
BlackChromeChrome
Rogue Logo On ShaftSilverBlackBlackBlackBlackSilverSilverSilverBlackBlackBlackBlackBlack
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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:

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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.

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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.

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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 1043 Reviews
Jarvis
Houston, TX
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6 days ago
Functional Bar; Poor Cerakote Application
Purchased this two years ago and after about 1-2 months, noticed some rusting in the areas where my hands are typically for deadlifts/cleans. I thought that if I kept oiling the bar every 3-4 weeks, I would mitigate the rusting and the areas wouldn’t get worse. The bar stays in the garage, is brushed regularly to prevent chalk from sitting on it too long, and only has one user. I understand that the humidity here in TX doesn’t help but I expected better out of a rogue barbell. I am very disappointed with the quality of the cerakote coating. Now, I can’t let the bar go longer a couple before the rust gets really bad on it. We bought the junior barbell that has the black zinc coating around the same time and there is no rusting. Doesn’t make sense unless there was a bad application of the cerakote.
Knurling near right hand placement
Knurling near left hand placement
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

3 days ago
Thank you for posting! Our team is investigating this now and will be in contact with a resolution ASAP.
NotShaunCO
Denver, CO
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1 week ago
Stop debating.
I am a very particular person; I looked for months researching all types of barbells. All the knurl patterns, all the finishes. I did the analysis of cost over time in terms of investment and I finally built up the courage to buy the stainless Ohio bar. The second I opened it, I knew I had made the right choice. It's not as stiff as a Power bar for squats, but for every other thing I do with it, I couldn't be happier. I touch my barbell 6 days a week. The cost of that barbell is $1.60/day for the first year I lift. I expect to have this stainless steel barbell the rest of my life.
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Paul_M68
Knightdale, NC
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1 week ago
Used bar?
Got my Ohio bar in just yesterday. Was super stoked. Unfortunately, as soon as I pull it out of the box I immediately noticed chips on the sleeve and the logo coming apart. Seriously! Not what I’d expect when paying premium for a reputable bar and company. Really not what I was expecting from Rogue.
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

1 week ago
We're very sorry to see how this arrived and our team is reaching out now to make this right!
Ajacket
Longmont, CO
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1 week ago
This bar is rad!
I love this bar. It is super solid and feels great in your hands. Also the all black is awesome
Yes, I recommend this product
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EMayer
Emerson, NJ
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★★★★★
3 weeks ago
Great Bar
Love the knurling, smooth rotation of the sleeves and the sleek look of the black zinc coating. I opted for the black zinc since this will be used in a closed garage with high summer humidity and cold winters in NJ, so hoping that the coating will extend life of bar. Arrived in heavy duty packaging with no damage to bar. Zero complaints after seven weeks of ownership, would purchase again.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Defacevous
Utah
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★★★★★
5 weeks ago
Fantastic. Typical Rogue- high quality.
Home gym use. Navy/black cerekote, looks brand new over a year later. What can be said that hasn't already? All my Rogue bars so far have been extremely nice quality and very durable.
Yes, I recommend this product
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PTpete
Cincinnati, OH
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★★★★★
July 6
most excellent bar
I had been eyeing this bar for far too long and once my gym closed due to CV19 I picked one up to replace a cheap bar I had picked up at Play It Again Sports and so glad I did. There's sometimes truth in the saying "you get what you pay for". Excellent quality bar at a good price point. I wish I could say I have used it a lot, yet after 2 years it looks pretty new.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Newguy
Valparaiso Indiana
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June 25
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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