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|Made In USA||Yes|
|Bar Type||Men's Bars|
|Shaft Coating||Cerakote Black|
|Loadable Sleeve Length||16.3"|
|Sleeve Coating||Proprietary Matte Black Finish|
|Tensile Strength||190,000 PSI|
In our testing, the Ohio Bar 2.0S was 50% quieter than typical bars when dropped from the same height in the same conditions. The main patent-pending design features responsible for this are the new proprietary bushings, improved endcaps, and the elimination of all metal-to-metal contact between the shaft and sleeves. By integrating materials and construction methods from the worlds of performance automotive and military vehicles, we created a bar that is not only quiet, but that offers an extremely smooth rotation and solid feel.
The bar’s shaft is finished in Black Cerakote, an advanced ceramic-based coating originally popularized in the gun industry for its remarkable durability in thin applications. Cerakote can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc. Additionally because of the thin application and the matte finish of the Cerakote, this finish creates the best possible grip.
The sleeves of the Ohio Bar 2.0S are the first of any Rogue barbell to feature our new process that transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it. The process greatly improves the sleeves’ corrosion resistance, impact resistance and abrasion resistance. Additionally, the coloring extends below the surface of the steel. Therefore, unlike sleeves treated with surface coatings, these sleeves will maintain their beautiful matte black appearance after extended use.
The shaft of the Ohio Bar 2.0S is made from steel manufactured in the US to our specifications (same as our original Ohio Bar). It has proven to be one of the best steel variants for a multi-purpose barbell, providing enough whip for Oly weightlifting but enough stiffness for powerlifting. Each shaft is treated with our patented Rogue Work Hardening (RWH™) process, leading to increased durability.
Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The knurling has been carefully refined over the years, as well, for a firm but non-abrasive grip (there is no center knurl). We assemble the Ohio Bar 2.0S in house with our new patent pending process that eliminates all metal-on-metal contact, leading to 50% less noise when dropped.
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 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.
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.
Please Note: Like any fine piece of machined steel, a bare steel barbell will require some upkeep. Occasionally brushing the bar down with 3-in-1 oil or WD-40 will create a beautiful patina look. This is how bars were made for decades and it really does produce an unmatched feel.
*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.