The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
1013 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
Patented product

The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
1013 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$350.00

Choose Finish (13)*Red / Black

Product Description
Gear Specs
Shipping
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
ShaftBlackRedBlueGrayLight BlueMaroonNavyBlackBlueGreenOrangeOrangeRed
SleevesBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackChromeBlackBlackChromeChrome
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
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.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 1013 Reviews
Jason E
Olathe, KS
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
Work of art
I ordered this bar with the stainless steel sleeves to replace a relatively cheap bar from a local sporting goods store. I was not prepared for the level of quality that a barbell could achieve, much less this one. It's essentially a work of art - the finish is amazing and you can really feel the quality in your hands, especially with the knurling without a coating on it. This bar is absolutely worth the money and I need to get over how how good it looks since it is a tool at the end of the day. Mine arrived with a small issue but Rogue took care of it immediately (great customer service).
Yes, I recommend this product
Bar mounted on J-cups
Bar mounted w/weights
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iamheirjordan
★★★★★
★★★★★
3 weeks ago
Sharper than expected, better spin than expected
Bought the boneyard version about three months ago. Upgraded from an old secondhand black zinc Ohio bar that was oxidizing more than I cared to maintanence. Boy the knurling seems so much sharper on the SS version since it doesn’t require a coating! So much so that my buddy wouldn’t touch it for a month after our first high volume WOD with it. I even initially had my doubts. Fast forward a few weeks and my thumbs and hands had toughened up and don’t even notice it anymore. Can’t say the same for my shins, but that’s what pants or sleeves are for. I’ve only used chalk on it once, during a partner WOD, because 99.9% of the time it sticks to my hands like glue. This is how the Ohio bar was meant to feel. The spin wasn’t too impressive when it arrived. Turns out it was a little dirty. No biggy. A quick wipe down and some 3 in 1 oil to BOTH ends of the sleeves has this thing spinning on par with some bearing bars I’ve seen. Spins FOREVER (no exaggeration, I literally lose patience and have yet to see it stop on its own) with weight on it. Yet it’s completely balanced during back squats, bench, etc. Oh, and this is a personal point but, it came with Brass bushings (yay)! My understanding is composite bushings have a tendency to flatten and throw off the spin after a while on rare occasions. But don’t quote me. One bar to do it all. Jack of all trades.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0
Jason M
Indiana
★★★★★
★★★★★
4 weeks ago
Beware of coating coming off easily
After less than 30 days of use, I saw the black coating coming off at the hand grip area and where the bar contacts the rack. I was informed by customer service that these bars require rubber coated J clips to preserve the coating (not stated anywhere on the website). I’ve never had this issue with any other bar I’ve owned. Very disappointed for a 300 dollar bar to wear so quickly with no action taken by Rogue. No comment on the coating in the hand area coming off after only a few uses. Check your setup before you buy and be careful with this coating.
Helpful?
Yes · 12
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Bourbon Ginger
Steamboat Springs
★★★★★
★★★★★
4 weeks ago
Great bar. Damaged in shipping
My bar came damaged in shipping, Rogue’s Customer Service was great to work with and had the issue resolved very quickly. One thing I noticed was Rogue collects sales tax on the shipping costs even when prohibited in my State and Local taxing district.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 5
No · 0
Widdel
MN
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2021
Best in class
For any prospective buyer unfamiliar with cerakote finish, be aware it will take some bite out of the knurl due to the small layer of the coating. If that's fine with you, you can enjoy a heavily corrosion-resistant and quality piece of equipment. Love my Rogue barbells.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 2
Trevor747
Lester, IA
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2021
Great product
Bought a few months ago and really enjoy using it for a variety of lifts. Perfect amount of kurl to not rip up my hands but still grip well. Nice to get back to barbell workouts since the quarantine resulted in no more visits to the gym.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 1
noiseycricket5
McHenry, IL
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2021
Solid bar
Best bar I’ve ever used, love the finish, feels great in my hands.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
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Omar PR
Puerto Rico
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2021
Great bar!!
Beautiful bar; just right grip! Worth the money! Rogue quality!
Yes, I recommend this product
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