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The Ohio Bar

The Ohio Bar - Black Zinc w/ Bright Zinc
The Ohio Bar - Black Oxide

Five Items Ship For $5

Buy 5 or more items marked "5 for $5" and they all ship for just $5

Cont. US 48 Only

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use 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*

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use 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*

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 336.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ohio Bar This is my beautiful and very strong wife, posing with our new, The Ohio Bar, Cerakote Special Pink Edition by Rogue. Life has a way of telling you what your new favorite color is. For our family, “Breast Cancer Awareness” is every month, not just October. Thank you Rogue.
Date published: 2019-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best feel! This bar just feels good. I went with stainless steel bc I want it to last forever and I have a home gym in garage. The bar just feels great. Like the grip is very good but it doesn’t hurt or anything like that just great. I am very pleased with the bar. It looks great besides being extremely functional. They should send directions on opening the package it comes in! There are videos online that were helpful!
Date published: 2019-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment Best bar I have ever owned, some say a bar is a bar but not true. Very happy with bar and service.
Date published: 2019-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Work of Art! This was my first order from ROGUE and the bar, customer service and shipping all exceeded my expectations. The cerakote Ohio Bar in black and chrome is beautiful and the knurling is perfect for my needs. My wife described it as “a work of art.” This is the the perfect strength training bar.
Date published: 2019-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bar! I'm not a seasoned lifter, but this bar just feels right. From the knurling, to the rotation of the sleeves, and even loading weight. This chunk of metal really exceeded expectations. It looks better in real life as well, which is the least important factor with gym equipment, but I do pay extra money to have it look better, and was happy with what I received.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar! Definitely an upgrade over my last bar and looking forward to many lifts to come with this one!
Date published: 2019-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection found! I bought my Ohio bar last month and can’t be any more pleased with how fast it got to me, how nice the grip is, and the lifetime warranty!
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Bar I bought this bar almost a year ago. Have used it for a year as the only Barbell in my home gym. I use it for everything; traditional powerlifting movements, landmine (not in a base so I don't damage the sleeve), curls, light Olympic movements, etc. The stainless steel finish is amazing. The feel of the bar is fantastic. Grip is great. The knurl is grippy but not uncomfortable. I rarely feel the need to chalk with this bar. I haven't had any corrosion. Maintenance is really minimal. The chrome finish on the sleeves is unblemished so far (but only used in home gym). The Ohio bar is a nice compromise as it is good at everything but not as focused on one area as a power bar or Olympic bar.
Date published: 2019-09-27
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What items qualify for the 5/$5 shipping deal?
$5Only qualifying items in stock in our HQ warehouse. Excludes Closeout items and items shipped direct from the manufacturer. Qualifying items will be marked with a 5/$5 icon.
Can you ship outside of the cont. 48?
This promotion is only for the Continental US 48 only and does not apply to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, or any other International location.
How many times can I use the 5 for $5 promotion?
The promotion can be used twice per customer. It will no longer be valid after placing two successful 5 for $5 orders
What If an Item's Status Changes After an Order has Been Placed?
If an item is marked in-stock and eligible for 5-for-$5 at the time of checkout, the deal still applies, assuming all other terms are met, even if the item becomes out-of-stock or on back order. However, we can only ship promotional orders as complete orders.
Are Closeout items excluded from this sale?
Yes. Closeout items are excluded from this sale and do not count toward the 5 items.
Why are certain vendors or items excluded?
The 5 for $5 deal applies to specific in-stock items in the Rogue warehouse, and not closeout items or products shipped from outside vendors / facilities. If a product doesn't include the 5-or-$5 symbol, it does not qualify for the deal.
Does 5 for $5 apply to Alaska or Hawaii?
Unfortunately 5 for $5 does not apply to Alaska or Hawaii.
Do gift certificates qualify as an item?
No. Gift certificates do not count toward the 5 items.
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