The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

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948 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.9
948 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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Total Price
$537.00

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

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Newguy
Valparaiso Indiana
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1 week ago
Ohio bar
Nice bar. I use it for squat, bench, dead lift, and overhead press mainly. I think the spin is good, but isn’t a concern for me. American steel, you can’t go wrong.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Jeremy76
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1 week ago
Very happy customer
I don’t usually write reviews, but a great product and great customer service needs to be celebrated. The build quality of the bar is impeccable. The shipment was fast and the packaging was very robust. My bar arrived today and I have already put it to use. The bar is well worth the price.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Daniel2022
Essex,MD
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3 weeks ago
A solid Barbell
I have used Ohio Bars in the past and have an Ohio Power Bar now. The Black Oxide finish is awesome! I wish the Power Bar would be available in this finish!
Yes, I recommend this product
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jjgg
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5 weeks ago
Far from perfect
The bar is OK. I know that the claim is that much engineering went into the design, but it does not amount to much if you are not throwing it loaded. I like that it is stainless steel. Where the bar truly falls short is in the knurling. It’s a diamond shape with a point, and that point is SHARP! Yes, I get it, more friction, but I bet you can achieve nearly the same without a sharp edge. C'mon guys, you already have it in the lathe... simply remove a few microns! I have skin injuries by contact with the bar. My bald head has been scratched a few times, and I mean bloody. Also my forearms. Would i buy it again? Nope. Would I recommend it? Nopagain. It's steel. It does not bend under 300 lb (my max) and that is all good. There are plenty of much more inexpensive alternatives that do the same.
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Response from Rogue Fitness:

4 weeks ago
We're sorry to hear you are not thrilled with your Stainless Steel Ohio Bar! This variant is not plated which gives you the most natural feel of our standard knurling. Our team will reach out to you to investigate if there are any issues with your bar's knurling!
Riley91
LaGrange, GA
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May 21
Pure satisfaction
Honestly words can’t describe how I feel when I step up to my Ohio Cerakote bar, that feeling like you’ve already lifted the bar and hit that new PR. When I use quality gear I feel strong and when I feel strong I push beyond goals into new territories, it looks good, feels good in the hand, lots of color options to personalize it and make it your own. Made from quality steel from right here in America, I mean could it get any better? I love this barbell! #RogueFittness #Rogueforlife
Yes, I recommend this product
405# deadlift (new PR)
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VanessaU
Alaska
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May 20
Love it!
I bought this for my home gym and it looks great and is very durable.
Yes, I recommend this product
Barbell
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DavG
San Diego, CA
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May 16
Love it
Great bar, but you already know that. The navy/black color combo is real slick.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Authorized User
IL
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May 15
Great Quality
No complaints about product as advertised. Would be nice to have option to get it with the loaded sleeve made out of stainless and the bar Cerakoted. That wasn't available when I got mine...
Yes, I recommend this product
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