The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
940 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
940 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$465.00

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Product Description

The new stainless steel version of our 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and features a 200,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, chrome sleeves, and an exclusive Rogue knurl pattern that’s 100% in its original, machined form for an unmatched feel.

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The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

The new stainless steel version of our 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and features a 200,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, chrome sleeves, and an exclusive Rogue knurl pattern that’s 100% in its original, machined form for an unmatched feel.

With quality bronze bushings and dual knurl marks, the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar is optimized for both Olympic lifts and Powerlifting—delivering a firm but non-abrasive grip, a consistent spin, and a unique balance of whip and rigidity.

We call it the Ohio Bar because we think it represents more than just the Rogue brand. It’s a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in making the best weightlifting bars 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.

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Gear Specs

Specifications

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Stainless Steel Shaft, Chrome Sleeves
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • 200,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Bronze Bushings for Reliable Spin
  • 16.40" loadable sleeve length
  • Rogue branded endcaps
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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™F2
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 THIS OHIO BAR:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Whichever barbell finish you choose, Rogue has provided some helpful tips for long term Bar Care & Maintenance.

See More: Men’s 20KG Barbells Available from Rogue

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 940 Reviews
rtd22
Ga
★★★★★
★★★★★
5 weeks ago
Love it
Love this bar, got cerakote to deal with the climate in my gym space. Has held up very well. Knurl is a little smoother than I’m used to but I don’t mind.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0
Jblackbeard
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 26
Well, it’s a bar I guess.
Starting out, the only reason I gave it 2 stars was because it does it’s job of holding plates. The Cerakote finish is absolute garbage. After putting on the plates and taking them for the first time the coating became significantly scratched and chipped. There is a significant cloud of cerakote dust that fills the air around the bar, and settles on the bar, the floor and walls around it. I reached out to rogue and was told this was absolutely normal, cerakote is not supposed to be resistant to abrasion. However I refused to believe that it should be this bad. Why? Because I have cerakote bars from other companies in my gym, none of them have behaved this way after a couple uses. I then reached out to cerakote to ask some questions. After exchanging a few emails an pictures I was told that my rogue bar probably had a poor application. However after the pictures were exchanged I was told the following… “ I noticed that the Cerakote looks pretty dry and chalky. This is a sign that when the coating was applied it was dry sprayed. When a Cerakote is dry sprayed it tremendously decreases the durability and adhesion.” I was told I should reach out to rogue by this kind cerakote rep, but I already had and was told this was normal behavior for their bar. Which makes me believe that this was not a poor application, but rather they do in dry sprayed for whatever reason they thought was best. Not a good look for a company that everyone tells me is the best. Will not be recommending to friend, family or my gym.
Helpful?
Yes · 29
No · 4

Response from Rogue Fitness:

March 31
We are sorry to hear of any issues with your bar, and can see the team is digging into this issue. We will make sure this is resolved, as this is not normal.
Tlav
Sacramento Ca
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 19
Great quality
Very happy with the quality, I have been using my be equipment for a month or so. No complaints
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 0
AdamBee
Milwaukee, WI
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 13
Rogue OHIO USA
Although rogue sent to the wrong address, I did receive my bar and it seems to be excellent quality minus 1 bar end “coin” arriving scratched. This bar is made in USA and should last a lifetime. So far, so good. Zinc seems to be holding up just fine. Nice knurling and comfy grip.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 1
Devs5
Chicago, IL
★★★★★
★★★★★
February 17
Loving our Ohio Bar!
We bought several pieces from Rogue for our 3 sons for Christmas, but now the whole family is using them. The Ohio Bar is an among addition to our home gym. The quality is unbeatable, as was their customer service,
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 0
Bevo
Connecticut
★★★★★
★★★★★
February 12
Much better than expected
I just started my home gym and was in search of a barbell. Many people mentioned rogue but I went and looked at many other bars just to see what one I liked the feel of the best (especially when deciding if I wanted cerakote). Many brands I looked into the cerakote was glossy and the gnurling was below average. I went by word of mouth and bought rogue. When the bar came I was extremely happy to see that the finish was literally perfect. The bar does not slip during lifts at all and the coating is very thin but very durable. I will definitely buy cerakote bars in the future from rogue.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 4
No · 1
Tony1911
★★★★★
★★★★★
February 4
Best piece in my gym
I built a home gym and held no expense. GHD, slam balls, kettlebells, rack, etc. this barbell is easily the best purchase I have made hands down!
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 0
fitjoe
Tennessee
★★★★★
★★★★★
January 25
Perfect for beginners and intermediate lifters
I am amazed of how good this barbell is, the knurling is great I love it! if your in between Ohio bar and the Ohio power bar like I was get the Ohio power bar if you are advanced (2-3+years) and Ohio bar for beginners and intermediate lifters. raw or stainless steel
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 0
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