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The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
458 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
458 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
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
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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 458 Reviews
Ohi Bar
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★★★★★
1 week ago
This is not acceptable!!!!
I purchased this bar just a week ago, and to my dismay, I've only managed to use it twice. However, what's truly disheartening is the noticeable scratches that have emerged all along the sleeves on both ends. This was certainly not what I anticipated, and I find myself utterly let down by this. Despite my attempts to remedy the situation by cleaning the scratches with both dry and wet cloths, they stubbornly refuse to vanish. Thanks
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

4 days ago
We're sorry to hear this bar isn't living up to your expectations. We have reached out via email and are working with you now to gather more information to make sure you have a bar you are happy with.
Brad Brantley
Rapid City, South Dakota
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
Just get it.
I’ve been considering getting my first barbell for my house for a couple of years now, but never decided to pony up the cash. I finally did and I really wish that I hadn’t waited so long. The fit and finish of this barbell is outstanding and has set the home gym building bug into motion.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Jonah M
★★★★★
★★★★★
4 weeks ago
Great barbell
Great barbell for all different types of training. I love the customization aspect. Highly recommend!
Yes, I recommend this product
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MikeL b
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5 weeks ago
looks great
Great bar! Feels great, very sturdy, and looks great.
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John marine
PA
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 7
At home gym perfection
Perfect for at home gym. Using it mostly for deadlifts and clean & jerks. Great feel and knurl. Incredibly sturdy
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GraveyFit
★★★★★
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March 5
SS Ohio Bar
After having the SS Power Bar for a couple of years, I decided to upgrade my Ohio Bar to SS as well. My gym is not climate controlled and in a coastal environment, so SS is the only thing that holds up. Absolutely love the Ohio Bar for high rep work with a more passive knurl and no center knurl to scrap up my chest. Only giving 4 stars because the bar has little to no spin. Right out of the box it has less spin than my SS power bar (3 years old) and my previous cerakote Ohio Bar (7 years old). Not sure if this is how it is supposed to be or something wrong with my bar. Planning to open the sleeves to see if anything looks out of place. Everything visible on the bar looks great.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0

Response from Rogue Fitness:

March 11
Thank you for raising this to our attention! The team is working with you now to determine what is happening with your barbell, and get any issues resolved.
Nicky M
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 5
Iykyk. Bar is great quality, instant favorite
Perfect bar and packaging. Colors look great and the finish is top notch.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Sam Gilchrist
Calgary, AB
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February 14
Very approachable all around bar.
Lovely bar to use. I find the knurl possibly borders on a bit too passive with the Cerakote finish, and the black finish does present a bit more grey in person, but an overall pleasant bar to use.
Yes, I recommend this product
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