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The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

€375.00 €453.75 Incl. Tax

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Shaft Coating None - Stainless Steel
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 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
Shaft Coating None - Stainless Steel
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Stainless Steel Ohio Bar

The new stainless steel version of our 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and features a 200K 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 composite 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 American-made weightlifting bars on the market. To check out the same bar with zinc or black oxide finish options, see our standard Ohio Bar page.

See More: Men’s 20KG Barbells Available from Rogue.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

Additional 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
  • Composite Bushings for Reliable Spin
  • 16.4” loadable sleeve length
  • Rogue branded endcaps

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.

What Sets This Ohio Bar Apart:

  • 1200,000 PSI 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.

  • 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.

  • 3The 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.

  • 4Assembly

    The Ohio Bar is assembled with the same black composite bushings as the Rogue Bar 2.0, 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.

  • 5Performance

    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.

  • 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.

The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bar I use this bar for olympic and power lifts both. It is the most versatile bar for the money, imho. For reference, I regularly deadlift/squat over 500 and overhead over 300.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best barbell Great barbell! I use this bar 3-6 days a week in my SML-2 for general strength training and it has performed spectacularly over the last few months. I PRed all of my "power" lifts with this this barbell. This barbell is great for bench pressing and deadlifts but it has no whip at all even with 300lbs + on it so keep that in mind if you plan on doing Oly lifts. Also, the stainless steel feels amazing in hand and looks so much better than a black zinc bar. My gym has black zinc and after a few months they look like garbage so go with stainless and it will look great forever. Gripe 1: No center knurl. It's silly that a multi purpose barbell is not designed to be back squatted. I am aware that the Chan bar has a center knurl but the outer knurl starts way too wide for sumo deadlifts or close grip bench press. Also, the Chan bar doesn't come in Stainless. I wanted to purchase ONE bar to do everything but that bar simply does not exist. An Ohio Bar with center knurl would be the last barbell Rogue would ever have to make. Gripe 2: I would have tried out the Cerakote bar but I was offended at the obscene Rogue Branding. I'm not buying a Louis Vuitton purse where I need gaudy branding to validate my existence.
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality bar This bar is TOP quality, it’s a must for any home/garage gym, the grip from the stainless knarl doesn’t let you down, it’s perfect
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome The SS Ohio bar has been a great purchase. I’ve used other bars over the years but only owned one other bar. It was an unknown brand that didn’t hold up very long. I went with the stainless steel version because my home gym is in my basement. Humidity there is high. I wanted the low maintenance of stainless steel. I’ve had this bar for about a month now. I’ve used it for moderate weight training three times a week. The fit and finish are as good as a much higher priced bar. I fully expect this bar to last a life time. I highly recommend this barbell.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grip, strong, beautiful I’ve used this bar for about 2 months and absolutely love it. Just the right amount of grip. Beautiful finish in raw stainless. Would buy again without hesitation.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Shiny I have had one previous bar, it was black oxide coated. it started to rust with in the first week. i know i did not use any oils to maintain it but, this bar did not rust and has had no signs of changing its shine. the knurling is a great feel, not too aggressive, enough to allow me to deadlift and feel that i wont let it slip. for the price especially, this is a great bar.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bar It’s the Ohio bar, feels and looks great. It’s a great addition to any home gym.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You won’t be disappointed Bought this on Black Friday 2016, so I’ve had my bar for a while. This thing is super sweet. The knurling is great for tons of reps equally as well as low rep max’s. I’ve pr’ed with this bar on deadlifts, and chalk isn’t really even needed for most training; knurling is that well. I have a bar that spins fantastically, really impressive for bushings. Very well put together, no corners cut. I have purchased 2 other rogue bars, the Cerakote Ohio (black shaft, chrome sleeves/ which is also dope!) and operator 3.0 and this Ohio SS feels as though the build quality was top priority. Still my favorite bar! Purchased shortly after it was released and I received a legit blemish-free, perfect bar. I wipe it down with a rag after use, virtually maintenance free! You’ll love it. In relation to its stainless properties, it’s not needed, but the price for it really is a slick deal. Sweet grip, outdoor use, no maintenance problems, what can I say! Thanks Rogue.
Date published: 2018-01-31
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