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The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

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4.8
483 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
483 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$370.00
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Product Description

MEN'S 20KG MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

Created to be the best multi-purpose barbell, The 20KG Ohio Bar has you covered. Whether you’re focusing on squat, bench, and deadlift or looking to improve your snatch and clean and jerk, the Ohio Bar is the go-to for any strength movement.


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

Each Stainless Ohio Bar includes a 200K PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks for Olympic and Powerlifting, the uncoated shaft keeps the knurl feeling just the way it was intended. In addition, the stainless steel shaft and Rogue Work Hardening process (RWH) contribute to an elite score of F-10R on the F-Scale, making it one of the most durable barbells on the market.

Note on Stainless Steel: Barbells made from raw steel are not plated and therefore marks from the machining process may be visible. Stainless steel shafts will show CNC processing marks. These are cosmetic and will not impact the barbell's performance.


ENHANCED FEATURES

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THE OHIO BAR - Stainless STeel

MEN'S 20KG MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

Created to be the best multi-purpose barbell, The 20KG Ohio Bar has you covered. Whether you’re focusing on squat, bench, and deadlift or looking to improve your snatch and clean and jerk, the Ohio Bar is the go-to for any strength movement.


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

Each Stainless Ohio Bar includes a 200K PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks for Olympic and Powerlifting, the uncoated shaft keeps the knurl feeling just the way it was intended. In addition, the stainless steel shaft and Rogue Work Hardening process (RWH) contribute to an elite score of F-10R on the F-Scale, making it one of the most durable barbells on the market.

Note on Stainless Steel: Barbells made from raw steel are not plated and therefore marks from the machining process may be visible. Stainless steel shafts will show CNC processing marks. These are cosmetic and will not impact the barbell's performance.


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.


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Best In Class Durability

With a F-Scale rating of F10-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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Chrome SLeeve Finish

A chrome finished sleeve contrasts with the stainless shaft, adding both oxidation resistance and a more classic look to this state-of-the-art barbell.

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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.

How It's Made
1

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
2

Rogue Work Hardening

Our patented, proprietary process more than doubles the durability and lifespan of the barbell shaft compared to our competitors. 

State-of-the-art Gauging
3

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 F10-R, the Ohio Bar is rated to last 20 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
  • Stainless Steel Shaft
  • Chrome or Stainless Steel Sleeves
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts 
  • No Center Knurl 
  • F-Scale Rating: F10-R
  • Tensile Strength: 200,000 PSI
  • Bronze Bushings for Reliable Spin 
  • 16.40" loadable sleeve length 
  • Rogue branded endcaps
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Product Specifications: The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel
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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 200K 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™F10-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UseMultipurpose
Bushing/BearingBushing
Bar Weight20KG
KnurlMulti
Center KnurlNo
Knurl MarkDual
Shaft CoatingNone - Stainless Steel
Tensile Strength200,000 PSI

Key Features of the Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel:

Steel
1

Steel

This high tensile strength steel is manufactured in the USA 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, allowing for a very smooth finish.

Machining
2

Machining

Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio. A great deal of pride is built into each bar as the knurling process is an art. We spent months working on the knurl we believe to be the best for the Ohio Bar.

To test the knurl it is more a beer tasting process than exact measurement. There is a look and feel that go into testing every bar.

The Look & Feel of Stainless Steel
3

The Look & Feel of Stainless Steel

With no plating, the knurl on the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar is left exactly how we machined it, providing a great feel that cannot be achieved with other finishes. It’s similar to the knurl feel from a bare steel shaft, but with better corrosion resistance. The combination of a stainless steel shaft and chrome sleeves also creates a sharp look with few equals. Please Note: Rogue recommends using a synthetic bristle brush, NOT a steel brush, to clean a stainless steel shaft. Steel on steel can cause rusting over time. See more tips here: Bar Care & Maintenance.

Assembly
4

Assembly

The Ohio Bar is assembled with bronze bushings, which act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and bar shaft. This is a very robust way of building a barbell, and can produce a smooth, consistent spin not possible with lesser import bars. Each bar comes with an “Ohio Bar Card” that has the initials of the Rogue team member that built it.

Performance
5

Performance

The multi-purpose Ohio Bar will have normal “whip” during Olympic weightlifting and enough stiffness to hold for heavy Powerlifting. The steel in this bar is proven as an excellent choice for weightlifters.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 483 Reviews
Steve C90
★★★★★
★★★★★
3 weeks ago
Great bar
Love the grip and the color. Probably the best bar I’ve ever had.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Originally posted on The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
James Young
Maryland
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★★★★★
3 weeks ago
Best Barbell Im
Love this barbell. I’ve tried to get by spending less on barbells in the past, and while they’ve sufficed, it is very clear what a quality barbell is now.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Lonestardude
Texas
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★★★★★
4 weeks ago
Ohio bar is amazing
Everything I hoped it would be. Very smooth bearings. Love it!
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Originally posted on The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
darknesses
Midwest
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★★★★★
4 weeks ago
Very quiet, great knurling, some disappointments
I purchased the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar (with stainless steel shafts) earlier this month. This was the first barbell I have owned. Previously, I used a entry-level cable machine to work out and I wanted to make the transition to more serious weight lifting. I purchased the stainless steel version of the Ohio Bar because I wanted a very durable and long-lasting product. I purchased from Rogue because of the lifetime warranty and the reputation of their customer service. Overall, the bar is very quiet while lifting, which I enjoy (more quiet than I thought it would be ... it barely makes any noise at all). The other aspect which I really like is the knurling, which feels great. It is easy to grip and doesn't hurt my palms or fingers. I also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the lifetime warranty. The transition to barbell lifting has been a good one and I have enjoyed lifting weights. The disappointment: Very rapidly the sleeves began to develop substantial scratches (I noticed this after two workouts ... pictures show just a few examples). Scratches developed so rapidly I wondered whether the sleeves were shipped with damage. Nonetheless, after a small number uses (~ four workouts) the sleeves were developing additional scratches from putting weight plates on the bar. I contacted Rogue and they did not help except to say that "scratches are part of the machining process, we can't help". I am not happy with customer service, especially after hearing great things about it. I purchased the stainless steel bar from an American-made company because I wanted a durable bar, but the steel on the sleeves is not very durable. Recently, I have asked Rogue how much new stainless steel sleeves would cost, and am waiting to hear back. After spending so much on the bar that is not what I envisioned.
Yes, I recommend this product
Example #1 Scratch
Example #2 Scratch
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

3 weeks ago
While these marks on the sleeve could have been the result of a couple different things, we want you to be 100% happy with your bar. We are getting a new one out to you now.
M Clarke
Vancouver, WA
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★★★★★
June 15
What can you say
What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this bar, love how customizable it is, feels great in the hand and American made show though on the bar, life time warranty can’t be beat.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Originally posted on The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
Bouguere
Somewhere in Ohio
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 15
Great Value
I love my new new bar plus it matches with my Durango
Yes, I recommend this product
Ohio Bar
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Maquoketa, IA
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★★★★★
June 15
I’m buying another one! It’s worth it!
This bar looks and feels great! When I took it out of the packaging (which holy cow. Nothing was gonna get through that) my friend that was helping me set everything up was super surprised to how good it looked. I’ll be buying another Ohio bar soon for a bar to use outside of the squat rack. Can you really have too many bars? 🤔
Yes, I recommend this product
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Chris1988
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June 14
Needs better packaging.
Box was almost impossible to get into. Took me about 30-45 min to get the darn thing open. Barbell is good though. Packaging could be better.
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Originally posted on The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
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