The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

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4.9
932 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
932 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$370.00

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Stainless Steel (+$95.00)
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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.

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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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$429.50

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 932 Reviews
Jason E
Olathe, KS
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★★★★★
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
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★★★★★
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
No · 4
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
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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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