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The Ohio Bar

The Ohio Bar - Black Zinc w/ Bright Zinc
$282.00
The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide
$295.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Varies
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Varies
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

How It’s Built

From the 190,000 PSI steel to the distinctive dual knurl marks and four separate coating options, every detail of the Ohio Bar is held to the absolute highest standard—as you can see in the step-by-step process below.

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  • 1New 190,000 PSI Steel

    This steel is manufactured in the US 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 which allows the bar to have a very smooth finish post any black oxide, zinc or chrome finish.

  • 2Machining

    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.

  • 3Fit and Finish

    The Ohio Bar is available with 4 different finishes. Each finish offers a different level of oxidization protection and has a direct effect on the feel of the knurl.

    Black Oxide is a mild oxidization protectant process. This type of steel treatment will still require some maintenance but will give the best knurl feel, more like a naked bar.

    Zinc is a medium oxidization protectant process. This type of steel treatment requires minimal maintenance and is used on The Rogue and Bella Bars.

    The Ohio Bar is also available in Stainless Steel & an advanced ceramic-based coating called Cerakote.

  • 4Assembly

    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.

    Each bar will come with an Ohio Bar card that has the initials of the Rogue team member that built the bar.

  • 5Performance

    This 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.

  • 6Fast Rogue Shipping

    Rogue prides itself on fast, professional shipping. If your bar is ordered by 3PM EST Monday-Friday, it will ship same day. Your bar will be packaged safely and ship fast. You can follow the progress of your order using the Rogue Shipping Tracker.

Each Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and includes a lifetime guarantee against bending*.

The bushing sleeves on the Ohio Bar promise a reliable spin, and their snap ring design maintains optimal stability throughout any type of weightlifting regimen-- from basic high school or collegiate strength training programs to intense Crossfit workouts.

Ohio Bar Coating Options You can select one of the following available coatings from the sidebar:

  • Standard Black Oxide Treatment
  • Black Zinc Plating with Bright Zinc Sleeves - Same zinc combination as the Rogue Bar
  • Stainless Steel Shaft with Chrome Sleeves – Click here to view and purchase the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar.
  • Cerakote Shaft and Sleeves – Click here to view and purchase the Cerakote Ohio Bar.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

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

*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.

The Ohio Bar is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 177.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Money well Spent The right bar makes a big difference. Money well spent. Plan to purchase a second bar.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous Bar I’ve had the bar for about a month. I was hesitant to pay extra for the cerakote, but I’m glad I went for it. It has a really nice finish and it is tough as nails. I also like the added pop of color (I have orange). Rogue’s customer service was top notch as always.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Money well spent! I purchased this bar for myself for Christmas. (Yep I have no life.) It is an awesome bar, it’s smooth during power cleans. The knurling is perfect. With the cerakote, you don’t need chalk, unless your hands get moist throughout a workout. The color is great, keep up the good work Rogue!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really awesome bar! Purchased this bar about 2 months ago. Absolutely love it! I got the green one and the color is bright and consistent. Sturdy and the knurling is not too aggressive as well. My wife purchased a Pink Bella Cerakote bar and it is just as nice!
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bar so far for CrossFit! I have been using this bar for almost a month. Looks and feels great! Perfect for the workouts and lifts we perform in our classes!
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Quality I got this bar in Black/Black cerakote. Haven’t had any issues so far and I’ve used this bar for everything including landmines and then finish has held up well.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Look and Feel I owned the Ohio in Black Zinc; however, I decided to sell that bar in order to purchase the Cerakote finish. The impetus for this switch was purely cosmetic, and I am very satisfied with the aesthetics and performance of the Ohio Cerakote bar. The knurl feels nearly identical to the Black Zinc, but there's a nice "ceramic" style feel that, to me, is the best bar I've ever benched with. I also own Ohio Power Bars, but I use this bar for Flat & Incline Benching, Overhead Pressing, and Curling. An amazing bar--highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I bought this about a month ago and so far so good. Received on time thank you.
Date published: 2018-01-29
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