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The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
332 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
The Ohio Bar - Cerakote
Patented product

The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
332 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$350.00

Choose Finish (15)*Cerakote Black / Proprietary Matte Black

Product Description

This new variation on our flagship 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar introduces a unique polymer-ceramic composite coating—popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications. Available in a range of custom-color finish options with exclusive Rogue branding, this model is a genuine game changer.

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This new variation on our flagship 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar introduces a unique polymer-ceramic composite coating—popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications. Available in a range of custom-color finish options with exclusive Rogue branding, this model is a genuine game changer.

Fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, the Ohio Bar continues to represent the highest level of precision engineering. The Cerakote Finish version maintains all the key features of the standard Ohio Bar, including a 190,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, dual knurl marks, quality composite bushings, and a lifetime warranty against bending.* A barbell that has always delivered multi-purpose versatility and dependable performance now also offers the ability to match it with the colors of your gym / school / team etc.

Patented

*Please Note: The optional Proprietary Matte Black metal treatment process also hardens the steel, which can cause some additional friction with plates that have a chamfer.

Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • 190,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Composite Bushings
  • NEW Polymer-Ceramic Composite Finish option in Custom Colors w/ Rogue branding
  • Sleeve Finish Options: Cerakote or Chrome
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Bending*
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Current Color Combination Options


Black / Black
Red / Black
Blue / Black
Gray / Black
Light Blue / Black
Maroon / Black
Navy / Black
Pink / Black
Green / Black
Orange / Black
Gold / Black
Light Grey / Black
Black / Chrome
Blue / Chrome
Orange / Chrome
Red / Chrome
ShaftCerakote BlackCerakote RedCerakote BlueCerakote GrayCerakote Light BlueCerakote MaroonCerakote NavyCerakote PinkCerakote GreenCerakote OrangeCerakote GoldCerakote Light GreyCerakote Black
Cerakote Blue
Cerakote OrangeCerakote Red
SleevesProprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte BlackProprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
Proprietary Matte Black
ChromeChrome
ChromeChrome
Rogue Logo On ShaftSilverBlackBlackBlackBlackSilverSilverBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackSilver
Black
BlackBlack
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Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty*
Made In USAYes
Loadable Sleeve Length16.40"
Bar Length86.75"
Diameter28.5MM
F Rating™F8-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UseMultipurpose
Bushing/BearingBushing
Bar Weight20KG
KnurlMulti
Center KnurlNo
Knurl MarkDual
Shaft CoatingCerakote
Sleeve CoatingChrome or Proprietary Matte Black
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI

WHAT SETS THE CERAKOTE FINISH OHIO BAR APART:

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Cerakote Strength + Custom Colors

This version of the Ohio Bar is distinct for its use of an advanced ceramic-based coating, originally established in the gun industry for its remarkable durability in thin applications. This unique finish can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—and it’s available to order in a range of exclusive colors, with the Rogue logo branded on the center of the shaft. See the menu for current color combination options.

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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.

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Machining & Assembly

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 with a snap ring design and quality composite bushings, which act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and bar shaft, producing normal “whip” during Oly weightlifting but enough stiffness to hold for heavy powerlifting.

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.

Please Note: Cerakote has an excellent resistance to corrosion, but metal-to-metal contact, particular on the sleeves, can still cause wear over time. For the best long term results, some cleaning and maintenance may be required. See our Ohio Bar Care Page for more info.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 332 Reviews
CJM1
Rhode Island
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
Slight disappointment
This is my 7th rogue barbell I have purchased. It is the only one I have had a mild disappointment with. The knurks are the perfect blend of grip without cutting into my hands. The barbell seems to have a decent whip and being from Pittsburgh whats not to like about black and gold. The only downside is the friction with putting on the weights. Rogue has told me this bar is slightly different then the other bars I have purchased and it is intentionally sticky to hold the plates more securely. I collar everything so the stickiness is more annoying then useful for me personally.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Serge1118
Cincinnati,OH
★★★★★
★★★★★
2 weeks ago
Very Happy
I bought this a few weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier! I have been using a very old generic bar for years. Honestly I never thought there was any difference. After reading many of these reviews I decided to bite the bullet and purchase one! I was very surprised at just how much of a difference I could tell between the 2 bars. Obviously the look but the feel! The bushing on my old bar were so worn out and I just thought it felt “normal” to me at least . Until i did some clean jerks, and wow what a difference. Packaging was great, shipping was even better. Very very happy with this purchase.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
tomigustin
Croatia
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★★★★★
January 3
Great barbell
I am satisfied with my new The Ohio Bar - Cerakote - Red Shaft. Thank you!
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on rogueeurope.eu
Pepe2148
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2022
Hard to keep clean, poor coating of cerakote
The bar treated me right for a while but then chipped after I tried to clean it. I live in a humid climate (and have sweaty hands) so I use a decent amount of chalk. I would brush (using a nylon brush) the barbell and use oil on it every month or so. Eventually, the chalk build up was not going away and started to show signs of rust. I tried all different sorts of brushing but could never get the chalk or rust to fully go away. I finally resorted to soaking the shaft in a diluted white vinegar mixture. This was a bad idea as the cerakote began chipping away. This is surprising as white vinegar would not cause any damage to guns coated in cerakote but that's not the case with this weak coating of cerakote. Now I have parts of my barbell showing bare metal. The bar is fine if you don't ever use chalk. But if you do use chalk and don't clean it after every workout, eventually chalk and rust will build up and it is practically impossible to deeply clean it
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post this! Here is what we recommend for keeping our bars clean: 1) Use a dry nylon bristle brush to remove the outer layer of chalk. 2) Wipe down the bar with a 3-in-One Oil and brush into the knurl with the nylon bristle brush. The steel will soak the oil in and the bar will stay healthy. 3) Wipe off any excess oil and chalk with a dry towel.
Kinetix
Mineola, NY
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2022
Fantastic Equipment
I’ve always bought Rogue equipment and been very satisfied with the quality of their equipment, the durability, and the customer service has been great as well.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Therealrick
Kansas City Missouri
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2022
Best I’ve used.
I bought a cerakote Ohio bar and Olympic weight package and, wow. The quality and durability of the finish is great. The fit is perfect and they feel 100% secure with the rogue hg2.0 collars I bought as well. The shipping was fast and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. If you’re on the fence, buy it, it’s worth it.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Aaron Mt
Florida
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★★★★★
Dec 2022
BUYER BEWARE ON BLACK SLEEVES
I've owned multiple rouge barbells and currently am beyond satisfied with my chan bar w/ chrome sleeves. However if you purchase any rogue barbells with cerakote sleeves/proprietary matte black sleeves be prepared for them to get horribly scratched up with regular plate loading/unloading. Yes they look great out of box but within a couple months regular use they will be nearly unrecognizable. If keeping your barbell in pristine condition is important, highly recommend avoiding any of their black sleeve options and stick to chrome.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Vau13
Central PA
★★★★★
★★★★★
Nov 2022
Plates difficult to put on/off
I bought the bar with the black ends 3 months ago and it’s been nothing but problems getting plates on/off the bar. There are little grooves on the ends of the bar, unlike a smooth chrome bar, and the plates catch on them. So, after a tough set I’m stuck holding a bar up for a long time struggling to wiggle plates off a little at a time. The bar looks cool, but I wish I had gone with the regular smooth chrome ends.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

Nov 2022
Thank you for your feedback! All of our sleeves - Chrome, Cerakote and Proprietary Matte Black will have these grooves. The Proprietary Matte Black metal treatment process also hardens the steel, which can cause some additional friction with plates that have a chamfer.
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