The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

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

The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
977 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$370.00
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.

Available Sleeve Finishes: Chrome, Stainless Steel, Proprietary Matte Back

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

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Gear Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH 
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Stainless Steel Shaft
  • Chrome, Stainless Steel and Proprietary Matte Back Sleeves
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts 
  • No Center Knurl 
  • Tensile Strength: 200,000 PSI
  • 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 CoatingStainless Steel
Tensile Strength200,000 PSI

KEY FEATURES OF THIS OHIO BAR:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 977 Reviews
CJM1
Rhode Island
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★★★★★
1 week ago
Slight disappointment
This is my 7th rogue barbell I have purchased. It is the only one I have had a mild disappointment with. The knurks are the perfect blend of grip without cutting into my hands. The barbell seems to have a decent whip and being from Pittsburgh whats not to like about black and gold. The only downside is the friction with putting on the weights. Rogue has told me this bar is slightly different then the other bars I have purchased and it is intentionally sticky to hold the plates more securely. I collar everything so the stickiness is more annoying then useful for me personally.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 1
Serge1118
Cincinnati,OH
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★★★★★
3 weeks ago
Very Happy
I bought this a few weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier! I have been using a very old generic bar for years. Honestly I never thought there was any difference. After reading many of these reviews I decided to bite the bullet and purchase one! I was very surprised at just how much of a difference I could tell between the 2 bars. Obviously the look but the feel! The bushing on my old bar were so worn out and I just thought it felt “normal” to me at least . Until i did some clean jerks, and wow what a difference. Packaging was great, shipping was even better. Very very happy with this purchase.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0
Caiden
Houston, Texas
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★★★★★
4 weeks ago
A Crafted Bar
Very few things are made in America with American sourced materials. This here exemplifies the old American artisan spirit. It is by far the best bar I have felt in my hands in my life. A well made tool that does what it was designed to do.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 0
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Pepe2148
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★★★★★
Dec 2022
Hard to keep clean, poor coating of cerakote
The bar treated me right for a while but then chipped after I tried to clean it. I live in a humid climate (and have sweaty hands) so I use a decent amount of chalk. I would brush (using a nylon brush) the barbell and use oil on it every month or so. Eventually, the chalk build up was not going away and started to show signs of rust. I tried all different sorts of brushing but could never get the chalk or rust to fully go away. I finally resorted to soaking the shaft in a diluted white vinegar mixture. This was a bad idea as the cerakote began chipping away. This is surprising as white vinegar would not cause any damage to guns coated in cerakote but that's not the case with this weak coating of cerakote. Now I have parts of my barbell showing bare metal. The bar is fine if you don't ever use chalk. But if you do use chalk and don't clean it after every workout, eventually chalk and rust will build up and it is practically impossible to deeply clean it
Helpful?
Yes · 6
No · 1

Response from Rogue Fitness:

4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post this! Here is what we recommend for keeping our bars clean: 1) Use a dry nylon bristle brush to remove the outer layer of chalk. 2) Wipe down the bar with a 3-in-One Oil and brush into the knurl with the nylon bristle brush. The steel will soak the oil in and the bar will stay healthy. 3) Wipe off any excess oil and chalk with a dry towel.
Kinetix
Mineola, NY
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★★★★★
Dec 2022
Fantastic Equipment
I’ve always bought Rogue equipment and been very satisfied with the quality of their equipment, the durability, and the customer service has been great as well.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 0
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Chicks64
California
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Dec 2022
Chrome is pealing off of sleeves
Poor quality not miss use I hang all my bars i don’t stand them on there ends… Makes me sad i love the feel of this bar but the peeling is so sharp afraid it will hurt someone at some point Love RogueFitness really do But i don’t expect any help in regards to this problem Really wish I’d have gotten stainless sleeves not chrome
Peeled
Pealing
It’s not how i store them and i have lots of bars so it’s not over use!
It’s on each side maybe a bad batch?
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No · 0

Response from Rogue Fitness:

Dec 2022
We are getting you a replacement bar sent out right away. We apologize for the issues here.
Therealrick
Kansas City Missouri
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★★★★★
Dec 2022
Best I’ve used.
I bought a cerakote Ohio bar and Olympic weight package and, wow. The quality and durability of the finish is great. The fit is perfect and they feel 100% secure with the rogue hg2.0 collars I bought as well. The shipping was fast and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. If you’re on the fence, buy it, it’s worth it.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 1
No · 0
Aaron Mt
Florida
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2022
BUYER BEWARE ON BLACK SLEEVES
I've owned multiple rouge barbells and currently am beyond satisfied with my chan bar w/ chrome sleeves. However if you purchase any rogue barbells with cerakote sleeves/proprietary matte black sleeves be prepared for them to get horribly scratched up with regular plate loading/unloading. Yes they look great out of box but within a couple months regular use they will be nearly unrecognizable. If keeping your barbell in pristine condition is important, highly recommend avoiding any of their black sleeve options and stick to chrome.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 13
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