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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 776.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! Amazing barbell. If you have only used cheap bars you will immediately notice the difference. The knurling is much finer and really feels like it sticks in your hands.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cornerstone Bar I purchased this bar two months ago. I have all Rogue bars: The Bella, the Curl Bar, the Stubby Axle, and now the Ohio Bar. This is the Cornerstone bar. It feels amazing in my hand, brings great results in overall strength and endurance and I love that it is my own. I have only one more bar to purchase from Rogue to complete my round out my collection. But the Ohio is the cornerstone bar. So solid and well made.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome barbell Works perfect. Great feel and spin with this barbell
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality equipment Very satisfied with all of the equipment I have purchased from Roque. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely not disappointed Excellent quality and overall great looking bar in our home gym.
Date published: 2020-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY GO TO BAR I have the Ohio Power Bar stainless steel which is amazing, but I decided to get the Ohio Bar stainless steel because of the 28.5 mm and I also like the whip. I like it for bench and occasional squats although it has no center knurl. The knurl is good, but I do prefer the aggressive knurl of the Ohio power bar. I went stainless steel as I didn't want high maintenance or rust, but most importantly I wanted no coating on it for optimal grip.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent investment, high quality I did a LOT of research for which bar to get. I decided the motto buy nice not twice was how I was going to furnish my gym. That being said I'm a therapist so I'm not a rich lady, but I decided the barbell was something I wasn't going to compromise on. I'm so glad I got this bar. I got the stainless steel ohio bar. I decided between this and a couple other Rogue bars as well as the Texas Power Bar. Rogue's reputation of outstanding quality and the knurling on the bar was what swayed me to buy this bar and I love it. I'll have this bar the rest of my life. I lift six days a week - outside the pandemic it'll be 4/5 days a week - my main routine involves squats/deadlifts/barbell rows/bench. This bar is excellent. I use cast iron plates and have no problems whatsoever throwing over 200 lbs onto the bar. It feels good to use and honestly I might just stay single forever because touching this bar gives me more than enough satisfaction, hah! Seriously, buy this bar. It's worth the extra money for a good bar if that's the staple of your gym and you won't have to buy a new bar ever again except if you want to - but you won't need to with this bar.
Date published: 2020-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stainless steel bar The bar is awesome. The knurl grips and feels good in my hands. I use it for most all my lifts.
Date published: 2020-12-29
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