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The Ohio Bar - Black Zinc

$295.00

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 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*

The Ohio Bar - Black Zinc

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.

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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 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*

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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Key Features of This Ohio Bar:

  • 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 or black zinc 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

    Each Ohio Bar 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.

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.

*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.

Whichever barbell finish you choose, Rogue has provided some helpful tips for long term Bar Care & Maintenance.

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

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Black Zinc Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Bronze Bushings for Reliable Spin
  • 16.40" loadable sleeve length
  • Rogue branded endcaps
The Ohio Bar - Black Zinc is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 369.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets the job done It's a good bar and gets the job done. I deducted one star because after two months of use, four workouts per week, the Zinc coating is starting to wear away on my bar where it rests on my weight rack.
Date published: 2021-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Bought this fir my son for Christmas and he loves it.
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar Bought this is December and loving it so far. Knurling is deep without being too aggressive. holds up well under heavy weights so far.
Date published: 2021-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rogue Ohio Bar You don't know how much better a Rogue bar actually is until you own one. I have lifted for 20 years going to the gym, but this last year I have set up my own home gym. Started with a cheap craigslist bar thinking all bars are the same and I was wrong. Purchased the Rogue Ohio Bar and noticed the knurling and the bounce of the bar were fantastic for everything from bench, deadlift and squat.
Date published: 2021-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Son is very happy Gift for my son, he is a above average fitness person, I hear he is very satisfied with the bar, solid, well made, balanced, professional looking. Speedy shipment, got it right on time before Christmas. Thank you
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bar i've ever used. I've only ever owned one olympic bar, and this is it.. But I've used a LOT of them at local gyms, and this is better than any I've used at a gym. Possibly because the ones at the gyms are bent, or rusty or both. But this is sweet. I kind of miss the center knurl, but not really.. Basically I'm giddy with this bar.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Bought the Ohio bar for my home gym. Doing CrossFit since 5 years and never had a better barbell in my hands. Greetings from Germany!
Date published: 2021-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Color and Feel! I bought this a little over two months ago and I love it. The textured parts of the bar are comfortable to grab and have great grip. Would recommend this to a friend.
Date published: 2021-01-26
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