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The Ohio Bar

€315.00 €381.15 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
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Mark Dual
Shaft Coating Black Zinc
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Bright Zinc
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 Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl No
Knurl Mark Dual
Shaft Coating Black Zinc
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Bright Zinc
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

    Each bar shaft is machined on new Haas machines that are built in the US. 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

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

  • 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.

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
  • Black Zinc Plating with Black Zinc Sleeves – Murdered out

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 4.8 out of 5 by 116.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Thsn Bars At Our Box This is the best bar I’ve ever held in my hands. The Knurl, balance, feel, color, are off the charts. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solid barbell All I need to say is that this is a solid barbell. The knurling is great for high repetition movements, yet grippy enough for olympic lifts. I do wish Rogue would offer this with chrome sleeves though, not a big fan of the bright zinc finish. Overall, I am sure this bar will last me forever.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall Great Bar This bar has just the right amount of knurling and whip for all the main lifts!(squat/bench/deadlift). Works great for any Olympic lift as well with smooth transition and bearings that react to speed! The only reason I can’t give a 5 star rating is because no center knurl for squatting. I own the Power Bar as well, this is my go to for squats.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bar For Your Buck The grip is on-point. The black finish looks amazing!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Black Oxide finish is poor Great bar but black oxide finish is poor and will fade to grey in a few months. Expected a better quality finish
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible bar Being using this bar for a month now, it is by far my favourite bar I’ve ever used. I was tossing up purchasing this or the Chan bar and have zero regrets. Easy to clean and looks great
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bar! Super happy with it. It’s really smooth. Perfect addition to my garage gym. Killing my workouts right now and love doing them with this bar.
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this Barbell I got this bar a year and a half ago, and it's been a true work horse. It does every thing I need it to. Whether it's squats, deads, power cleans and anything strength related...
Date published: 2018-09-13
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