The Ohio Bar 2.0S is the first barbell to feature built-in sound dampening properties. In testing, it consistently measures 10 decibels (dB) quieter than typical bars when dropped in the same conditions. To the human ear, that’s equivalent to being half as loud as what you’d expect from your current barbell.
The Ohio Bar 2.0S is the first barbell to feature built-in sound dampening properties. In testing, it consistently measures 10 decibels (dB) quieter than typical bars when dropped in the same conditions. To the human ear, that’s equivalent to being half as loud as what you’d expect from your current barbell. The bar is available here in a limited color variant featuring a Black Cerakote shaft finish with a centered Rogue logo also in Black Cerakote—the slightly different sheen of the logo creates a cool but understated effect. You can find the silver-logo version here.
For nearly 100 years, dating back to the earliest adjustable-weight, rotating-sleeve bars of the 1920s, the sleeves on almost all standard barbells have been fastened to the shaft in a manner that allows for metal-to-metal contact, creating much of the noise when the bar is dropped. To counter this, Rogue developed a new, patent-pending construction method that eliminates all metal-to-metal contact between the shaft and sleeves. In addition, this advanced design incorporates components and materials often used in heavy duty military vehicles, high performance automotive, and industrial machinery, where reliability is critical. This includes top-tier proprietary polymer bushings and dampened endcaps to further decrease the noise on the drop without sacrificing the bar’s performance, strength, or durability.
In addition to its internal innovations, the Ohio Bar 2.0S is also our first barbell to feature our new proprietary sleeve finish, which transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it, greatly increasing the long-term corrosion, impact and abrasion resistance of the black finish.
Apart from these improvements, we have kept the functional aspects of the barbell the same as our standard Cerakote Ohio Bar, including a 28.5mm, 190,000 PSI tensile strength steel shaft and a signature Ohio knurl with breaks in the knurl for powerlifting and weightlifting (there is no center knurl). The ceramic-based Cerakote shaft coating offers corrosion resistance up to 100x that of traditional black zinc, and our patented Rogue Work Hardening (RWH™) process gives the bar the highest possible F Rating of F-8R for a standard length barbell. That means it has the highest level of fatigue resistance of any of our barbells and can stand up to decades of abuse even in high volume gyms.
*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.
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As always, each barbell is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and backed by a Lifetime Warranty Against Bending.
*Please Note: This Cerakote shaft finish of this bar is currently available only in Black.
|Made In USA||Yes|
|Loadable Sleeve Length||16.3"|
|Bar Type||Men's Bars|
|Shaft Coating||Cerakote Black|
|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.