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The Ohio Bar

The Ohio Bar - Black Zinc w/ Bright Zinc
$285.00
The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide
$295.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use 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
F Rating™ F8-R
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 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
F Rating™ F8-R
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.

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.

The Ohio Bar is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 279.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TEAM America! ;) Yea! Love this bar, it has the perfect knurling, perfect diameter and it is B-E-A-Utiful.
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite bar to WOD wtih I've had this bar for about a month and it is my far my favorite bar for Metcon's. The finish on it looks very sharp and the knurling is perfect as its bit aggressive which I like. I rarely have to use chalk on this bar as it grips so easily. I love the fact that it's stainless steel and I don't have to worry about it rusting as quick as the other bars which is worth the price.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! I have already ordered a second one for my fiance!
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels Amazing I bought this barbell for my home gym as it might be spending time in my garage and stainless steel is most weather resistant. The bonus is knurling with stainless just feels perfect in your hands. We have coated Rogue 2.0 bars at my gym which I always enjoyed, but this feels so much better. I absolutely recommend, and I am pretty sure you cannot get another quality stainless barbell anywhere near this price.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looks! Excellent craftsmanship, recommended without reservations.
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Built Bar, Cerakote for the Win! Same great Ohio bar with Cerakote finish for a unique look!
Date published: 2018-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1.5 year review This bar is my favorite item out of a large order. I haven't cleaned it once and it looks almost perfect still, if I cleaned it it would look brand new. Unexpectedly, I like not having a center knurl. You only need a center knurl for squatting with a shirt and shirts have no place in a home gym. I spent too much time debating on all the other options, this one requires no maintenance and can be used for everything.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! Just got this bar and absolutely love it. looking forward to many years of use.
Date published: 2018-12-20
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