The Ohio Bar - Cerakote

$325.00
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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.

Current Color Combination Options
Black / Black
Red / Black
Blue / Black
Gray / Black
Black / Chrome
Blue / Chrome
Gray / Chrome
Green / Black
Green / Chrome
Orange / Black
Orange / Chrome
Red / Chrome
Shaft Black Red Blue Gray Black Blue Gray Green Green Orange Orange Red
Sleeves Black Black Black Black Chrome Chrome Chrome Black Chrome Black Chrome Chrome
Rogue Logo On Shaft Silver Black Black Black Silver Black Black Black Black Black Black Black

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 Cerakote
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote or Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
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 Cerakote
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Cerakote or Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

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.

Current Color Combination Options
Black / Black
Red / Black
Blue / Black
Gray / Black
Black / Chrome
Blue / Chrome
Gray / Chrome
Green / Black
Green / Chrome
Orange / Black
Orange / Chrome
Red / Chrome
Shaft Black Red Blue Gray Black Blue Gray Green Green Orange Orange Red
Sleeves Black Black Black Black Chrome Chrome Chrome Black Chrome Black Chrome Chrome
Rogue Logo On Shaft Silver Black Black Black Silver Black Black Black Black Black Black Black

What Sets the Cerakote Finish Ohio Bar Apart:

  • 1Cerakote 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.

  • 2190,000 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.

  • 3Machining & 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.

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.

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*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.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

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*
The Ohio Bar - Cerakote is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall great, but one problem Love this bar. For what it is intended to do, it works magically. Rogue makes amazing bars, but this new Cerakote deal is blown out to be better than it is. I just got this bar for Christmas and within 3 days of using it (1x per day for about an hour) the sleeves started major paint chipping down to the metal. The black sleeve is very eye appealing, but after just a few days it actually looks far worse than a bare metal sleeve that wouldn't do this kind of chipping. I attached a picture below. Still a great bar, would still recommend the Ohio bar, but just maybe not this style in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bought a red cerakote bar that was used at the games. I spent the last few years training on non-rouge bars and I cant believe how much of an upgrade it is, the coating of the bar feels great in my hands (better than other rouge bars, but maybe its just in my head), and it spins well, I love it. The only negative I've noticed is that the front of my shorts turned red after a high volume/heavy clean day (first day I got it). 99% of the red came out after washing- its not really noticeable to anyone but me, but its still annoying. Hopefully this is just because the bar is still pretty new, but Id recommend wearing black/dark shorts when using it just in case... that said the red is awesome and Id buy another without thinking twice about it
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cerakote Ohio Bar Just received this bar yesterday and used it for the first time tonight. As always, the shipping experience with Rogue was great and I received the bar in a few days. I purchased the red and black cerakote coated bar and it looks great. My wife never pays attention to my gear but even she commented on it. I did deadlifts, standing overhead press, front squats, curls, and this worked flawlessly for my purposes. I will note I am used to the knurl detail on the Ohio Power bar and this bar is far less aggressive, which is good and bad depending on the application. I never use chalk or straps and will likely need to when I get up past 405lbs on deadlift. I also noticed with my rogue training bumpers the sleeves are already showing a few signs of minimal wear but nothing that would be a show stopper. All in all this is an impressive bar and I am very excited to use it more.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My everything bar Thanks to this bars perfect knurling, buttery smooth collar rotation and springy but not too aggressive whip, its now the only bar i use. As for earlier reports of the color bleeding or being easily damaged i ordered the red cerakote and it still looks like day 1. (and im very rough on equipment.) If you need a great all around bar that looks great you cant go wrong with the Ohio bar.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Insaiyan Wow! This barbell is amazing! The cerakote makes this bar stand out! Great knurling, good spin, nice whip. I was undecided on what color to get and which barbell to get. After checking reviews I went with the Ohio bar cerakote in blue. I like it. Looks great. No flaws. Can’t wait to get another color. Rogue is the way to go!
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect. I love everything about this bar. The cerakote coating is an added benefit to an already near perfect bar. Our CrossFit members fight over it and we are going to be purchasing more!
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Look and Feel I owned the Ohio in Black Zinc; however, I decided to sell that bar in order to purchase the Cerakote finish. The impetus for this switch was purely cosmetic, and I am very satisfied with the aesthetics and performance of the Ohio Cerakote bar. The knurl feels nearly identical to the Black Zinc, but there's a nice "ceramic" style feel that, to me, is the best bar I've ever benched with. I also own Ohio Power Bars, but I use this bar for Flat & Incline Benching, Overhead Pressing, and Curling. An amazing bar--highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful and perfectly balanced bar The person’s who generated this work of art should be highly commended for a job well done!
Date published: 2018-01-08
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