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Rogue Ohio Power Bar

Rogue Ohio Power Bar 45LB - Bare Steel
$354.00 CAD
Rogue Ohio Power Bar 45LB - Black Zinc w/ Bright Zinc
$380.00 CAD
Rogue Ohio Power Bar 45LB - Stainless Steel w/ Chrome
$555.00 CAD

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Powerlifting
Bar Weight 45LB
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Powerlifting
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Powerlifting
Shaft Coating Varies
Bar Length 86.52"
Distance Between Sleeves 51.5"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ Bare Steel: F8-R
Zinc: F8-R
Stainless: F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI / 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Powerlifting
Bar Weight 45LB
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Powerlifting
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Mark Powerlifting
Shaft Coating Varies
Bar Length 86.52"
Distance Between Sleeves 51.5"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ Bare Steel: F8-R
Zinc: F8-R
Stainless: F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI / 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

Rogue Ohio Power Bar

Fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, the 29MM Rogue Ohio Power Bar features a 205,000 PSI steel shaft (200,000 PSI for Stainless), single powerlifting knurl marks, and center knurling. The bar’s knurl pattern is deep and coarse without being sharp or abrasive, and the 29MM shaft diameter and high tensile strength result in little to no flex or whip. This makes the Ohio Power Bar a perfectly honed workhorse for the bench, squat, and deadlift.

The 45LB Ohio Power Bar includes bronze bushings, a snap ring design, and 16.25" of loadable sleeve length.

When ordering, you can select from three finish options:

  • Black Zinc shaft with Bright Zinc sleeves
  • Stainless Steel shaft with Chrome sleeves
  • Bare Steel

Rogue also manufactures a 20KG Ohio Power Bar, with friction-welded sleeves and 16.25" loadable sleeve space.

Specifications:

  • Made in Columbus, OH, USA
  • More aggressive knurling for powerlifting
  • Center knurl for added “stick” to the back during squats
  • 29MM Diameter and 205,000 PSI tensile strength (200,000 for Stainless) for greater rigidity and reduced whip
  • Bronze Bushings and Snap Ring Design for smooth spin
  • Weight: 45LB
  • Finish Options: Black Zinc Shaft / Bright Zinc Sleeves, Stainless Shaft / Chrome Sleeves, or Bare Steel
  • Lifetime Warranty against bending*
  • 1205,000 PSI Steel (200,000 PSI For Stainless)

    The Ohio Power Bar’s 29MM diameter steel shaft boasts a tensile strength of 205,000 PSI (200,000 PSI for Stainless), delivering superior rigidity and virtually zero whip/flex. Machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, the bar also features a snap-ring design and quality bronze bushings for a smooth, consistent feel.

  • 2Aggressive Knurl

    The bar includes single powerlifting marks and a center knurl, each featuring a deep, coarse pattern that produces a reliable grip / stick without being sharp or abrasive. Perfecting this knurl pattern is both a science and an art. Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus on new Haas machines (built in the USA) and fine-tuned and personally tested by the Rogue team.

  • 3Three Finish Options

    Depending on the look and feel you prefer, there is a version of the Ohio Power Bar right in your wheelhouse. The Zinc option (black shaft, bright sleeves) provides excellent corrosion resistance, the Bare Steel creates a classic look and natural feel, and the new Stainless Steel variation (with Chrome sleeves) strikes a balance between the two. See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

  • 4Use It With These Other Rogue Products

    Ohio Power Bar owners can use this barbell in conjunction with a broad range of other top caliber Rogue powerlifting products, from the Westside Bench and R-3 Power Rack to deadlift bar jacks, Wagon Wheel plates, and Calibrated Steel Plates.

  • 5Lifetime Warranty

    The Ohio Power Bar’s quality construction is backed by Rogue’s Lifetime Warranty against bending. This is a barbell equipped for high intensity, everyday use. Please Note: The warranty does not cover damage due to negligent or faulty use, alteration, maintenance, storage or handling by the user, 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.

  • 6Fast Rogue Shipping

    Orders placed by 3PM ship the same day. The Rogue Shipping System allows you to track your order from the time you place it to the time it hits your door. Order today, track today.

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.

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.

Rogue Ohio Power Bar is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 194.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff I've only benched with the bar once so far. Maybe this is a little premature but I've been known to do some things prematurely. The quality is obvious as soon as you touch it. I would take this Rogue bar over an Ivanko. Unless this thing poops the bed out of nowhere, and I don't think it will, then this is as good as any bar available. Good stuff: knurling very similar to a Texas Power Bar sleeves spin like butter sleeves are ridged aggressively pretty stiff 520lbs gave a slight bow Bad stuff: I left it at the gym and I miss it right now. It's too long to carry on a bicycle. My wife made dry turkey burgers for dinner. Summary: Buy the bar. Can I come to your house for dinner.
Date published: 2014-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purpose-Built Power Bar - Nailed It Got this right upon release. Simply put - Rogue nailed it. I've owned a older Texas Power Bar (TPB) and the finish and construction is just way better on this Ohio Power Bar (OPB). This OPB has aggressive knurl (more aggressive than I thought it would be), great finish and looks (I got the black zinc shaft/bright zinc sleeves), great steel (205k tensile), etc. Can't go wrong with this bar if you are looking for a purpose-built powerlifting bar. If you are looking for a multi-purpose bar (olympic lifts, powerlifting, high rep stuff), I'd look at another bar. But if you compete in powerlifting or just train in the lifts, big recommendation for the Rogue Ohio Power Bar.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bar This bar is fantastic for the 3 big power lifts. Rogue has done an amazing job making a solid power bar. The knurling gives a great grip and will stick to your hands or back (used the black zinc, bare steel is probably even better). I've used the Texas power bar as well, and don't get me wrong, its a great bar, but I feel that the Ohio power bar is more solid in the hands. Collar spin is decent but probably would not be good enough for olympic lifts. However, it would still be a good bar for other barbell exercises other than the big 3 lifts.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and well made. Night and day difference compared to my old bar that came with my 210lb weight set. This bar just oozes quality. Just one little problem (My fault) I got the bare steel, and living in Houston, I wish I would have gotten the SS version. It gets really humid here and my bar got covered in little rust spots, especially the sleeves. I cleaned it as best as I could and I now store the bar inside, which is a bit of an inconvenience, not being able to keep it in my garage gym. If you live in a humid city the bar must be stored in a climate controlled space.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bare Steel Bar This was my first bar that I've bought and I have had it for about a year now. The bar it's self is strong and versatile. If you are on a budget it's good. That said, I live in a place can have dramatic shifts in weather (hot to cold) so the bar started to rust within a month of receiving it. Not Rouges fault, as I said it's a great bar. I just didn't realize how quickly it would happen. It's not an issue if you don't mind cleaning it every month or three, which is what I do. But, if I could do it all over again I would have spent the extra money and gotten any one of the slightly more expensive bars with some kind of protective coating.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic quality at a fair price Rogue is quite simply the best barbell manufacturer in America. I received the bare steel Ohio Power Bar several weeks ago and it is a work of art. I love the knurling, the grooved sleeves, the appearance - and most importantly - the feel of the bar. Honestly, I can't believe that it was only $250. I'm hoping Rogue will pursue the manufacture of an "old school" deep dish plate to go with their increasingly impressive catalog of high quality bars and then develop their own American-made bumper plates (I'm a sucker for the Leoko/Hantel design). I also can't wait to order the soon-to-be-released Ohio Deadlift Bar. Frankly, what America has become in terms of manufacturing and industry is depressing and not a positive for the long-term health of the country. It's wonderful to see Rogue returning quality and pride to American manufacturing.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Go for the bare steel I've had this bar for a year now. It's durable. I failed a 505lb squat, and the bar fell roughly 18" onto the safeties; there was no deformation to the bar. Straight as an arrow. The knurling is very aggressive. For single attempt deadlifts it's perfect, but rep work can be a bit masochistic. I ordered the bar with the black zinc shaft. It looked fantastic at the beginning. Over time the finish has been worn off from my shins rubbing up against the bar. If I was to do it again I would choose the bare steel version. Issues aside it's an excellent purchase. I'll be using this for many years to come.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar I just got this last week and did my first deadlift reps with it today. It's solid as a rock and just feels like quality through and through. I got the Black Zinc version because I didn't want to have to oil it and such like is required with the bare steel version. The knurling is perfect for me. It grips, but not in a harsh way. It's just right. There is ZERO play in the sleeves, as well. They spin nicely, but pull outward on one and it has no give at all. The bar it's replacing is a $50.00 Gold's Gym toy from Walmart and it has about 1/2 inch of play on each end, not to mention that it squeaks and rattles. Pretty scary with heavy plates on there. I also want to mention that I ordered this bar on Wednesday evening and had it in my hands on Friday evening. That's shipping speed for you. So if you're on the fence about this bar, get it!
Date published: 2015-09-07
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