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The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

$490.00 CAD

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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 None - Stainless Steel
Bar Length 86.75"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

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 None - Stainless Steel
Bar Length 86.75"
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.40"
Sleeve Coating Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
F Rating™ F2
Tensile Strength 200,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Warranty*

Stainless Steel Ohio Bar

The new stainless steel version of our 20KG Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and features a 200,000 PSI tensile strength shaft, chrome sleeves, and an exclusive Rogue knurl pattern that’s 100% in its original, machined form for an unmatched feel.

With quality composite bushings and dual knurl marks, the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar is optimized for both Olympic lifts and Powerlifting—delivering a firm but non-abrasive grip, a consistent spin, and a unique balance of whip and rigidity.

We call it the Ohio Bar because we think it represents more than just the Rogue brand. It’s a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in making the best weightlifting bars on the market. To check out the same bar with zinc or black oxide finish options, see our standard Ohio Bar page.

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

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit

Additional Specifications:

  • Manufactured in Columbus, OH
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Stainless Steel Shaft, Chrome Sleeves
  • Dual Knurl Marks for Oly and Power lifts
  • No Center Knurl
  • 200,000 PSI Tensile Strength Steel
  • Composite Bushings for Reliable Spin
  • 16.40" loadable sleeve length
  • Rogue branded endcaps

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.

What Sets This Ohio Bar Apart:

  • 1200,000 PSI Steel

    This high tensile strength steel is manufactured in the USA 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, allowing for a very smooth 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.

  • 3The Look & Feel of Stainless Steel

    With no plating, the knurl on the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar is left exactly how we machined it, providing a great feel that cannot be achieved with other finishes. It’s similar to the knurl feel from a bare steel shaft, but with better corrosion resistance. The combination of a stainless steel shaft and chrome sleeves also creates a sharp look with few equals. Please Note: Rogue recommends using a synthetic bristle brush, NOT a steel brush, to clean a stainless steel shaft. Steel on steel can cause rusting over time. See more tips here: Bar Care & Maintenance.

  • 4Assembly

    The Ohio Bar is assembled with the same black composite bushings as the Rogue Bar 2.0, which act as bearing surfaces between the bar sleeve and bar shaft. This is a very robust way of building a barbell, and can produce a smooth, consistent spin not possible with lesser import bars. Each bar comes with an “Ohio Bar Card” that has the initials of the Rogue team member that built it.

  • 5Performance

    The multi-purpose Ohio 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.

The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the feel of this barbell Have had the barbell a little over a month now, using it 4-5 times per week. I cannot speak to the longevity, but the feel in the hands is fantastic. Much more agreesive knurl than my rouge bar (1.0), which I like. Deadlifts stick to my hands, squats stick to my back, the looks is nice and I will appreciate that the finish will not wear through. One downside is that the bar came covered in little flecks of stainless steel. These became very irritating in my hands after the first few lifting sessions. Rogue should be taking a little more time to brush off or clean up the material after the knurling is cut!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! I went with this bar because of the reviews, of course. I work out in my garage, and needed something low maintenance. I kicked around going with the normal Ohio, but approx 50$ more you get this one. I can't compare it with anything since my younger years in the service overseas, and I'm sure they used cheap stuff. My only issue so far is the shavings that were on it, and it's a bear to get them off. I didn't notice anything until my hands started itching. I tried a lint free rag, duck tape dabbing at it, and a nylon brush...maybe I will try the 3-1 oil hoping it will catch them. It's like it came off the CNC machine, got inspected, and slapped in a box. Oh well, I'll get it sorted out...
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for multipurpose, average for olympic lifts Overall satisfied with my purchase. Knurling was rough at first but after a month of use it feels great. My ideal knurl spacing would be that of the matt chan bar but this doesn't tear up your shins too bad. The lack of a center knurl is only a downside during back squats but I've grown to like it for rack position movements. The spin is smooth and consistent getting the job done for olympic lifts. Giving 4 stars because it's good for all types of lifting but not great for any one in particular. For the price you could find a better bar if you're in the market for an oly bar. However if this is your only bar then it's a great choice for it's equal performance all across the board and low maintenance.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You won’t be disappointed Bought this on Black Friday 2016, so I’ve had my bar for a while. This thing is super sweet. The knurling is great for tons of reps equally as well as low rep max’s. I’ve pr’ed with this bar on deadlifts, and chalk isn’t really even needed for most training; knurling is that well. I have a bar that spins fantastically, really impressive for bushings. Very well put together, no corners cut. I have purchased 2 other rogue bars, the Cerakote Ohio (black shaft, chrome sleeves/ which is also dope!) and operator 3.0 and this Ohio SS feels as though the build quality was top priority. Still my favorite bar! Purchased shortly after it was released and I received a legit blemish-free, perfect bar. I wipe it down with a rag after use, virtually maintenance free! You’ll love it. In relation to its stainless properties, it’s not needed, but the price for it really is a slick deal. Sweet grip, outdoor use, no maintenance problems, what can I say! Thanks Rogue.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite..... Stainless version of this bar is pretty much what I was looking for. I have an original zinc Ohio bar and the knurling definitely has more bite. To put in comparison if the knurling on the Regular Ohio was 800grit sandpaper then the stainless version is 220grit. I do mostly Olympic lifting and strength workouts so if you lean this way you will appreciate it. Those with soft hands or doing strictly crossfit might be happier with the original. Great all purpose bar!
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A worthwhile multipurpose upgrade I'll start this review off by stating that I have a preference for multipurpose bars with knurling on the more aggressive side without being into the territory of sharp like a Texas Power bar. I initially found what I'd considered for several years to be the perfect knurl on the Matt Chan bar: noticeably more aggressive than the Rogue bar (and 2.0), but still has less teeth per inch and therefore you don't feel each individual peak biting into your hand. The word I'd previously used to describe this type of feel is 'coarse' rather than 'sharp'. Enter the stainless steel version of the Ohio bar. The original Ohio bar was one I'd always considered, but it was never quite different enough than the Rogue bar for me to justify purchasing it. After seeing the upgrade to stainless steel and hearing that the knurl now feel even better, I was sold. Let's start with overall construction: tight tolerances, precise knurl starts/stops, and gorgeous machining on every edge. In other words, it's a normal Rogue barbell. The knurl feel is what really sets this bar apart and that's because it is entirely unplated. There is no zinc, black oxide, or chrome on the shaft of this bar. Bare stainless steel. If you've never held a raw steel bar, you can't quite understand how solid the grip feels. Combine that with this knurl and you have a bar that rivals that of the Matt Chan bar. Lightly rubbing your fingers over it, it has the texture of a fine grit sandpaper.... dry and very mildly abrasive. Wrap your hand around it and the feel of the raw steel becomes apparent. You'll come to the realization that you never knew how much zinc or chrome could make the knurl feel more slick until you feel a bare bar. The bar clings to your hand without feeling like it's digging into your skin at all. Load it up with some weight for a moderately heavy pull and you'll soon be wondering why you ever used a bar with a sharper knurl pattern. It just stays in your hand. A reverse grip or the addition of chalk would only be necessary for the absolute heaviest of pulls with very sweaty hands. It may be on the more aggressive end of the spectrum for very high-rep workouts, but it's certainly manageable. Add in the fact that this bar will likely never oxidize (in certain environments) and you have a very great bar. The polished chrome sleeves play well off of the stainless steel. They have the standard bright chrome polish that looks like a mirror and contrasts very mildly against the moderate polish, slightly pewter color of the stainless shaft. The bushings are composite and although I feel they don't rotate 100% as well as the bronze bushings of the past, they're very close and get the job done. We'll see if I can pull the sleeves off and add some lubricant to lessen any mild resistance and pick up some noticeable spin as I've been able to do with other Rogue bushing bars in the past. Tensile strength of this bar is 195k, so a small upgrade to the standard 190k of other Rogue bars using their standard chassis. Whip is about the same as the others as well: not too much, not too little. I tend to start noticing it around 300 lbs unless your pulls are very aggressive and powerful, in which case you may notice it at lesser weights. Overall, this bar comes close to rivaling the Matt Chan bar in terms of multipurpose function for weightlifting, powerlifting, and Crossfit metcons. The increased grip over the standard Ohio bar has only improved its capacity for overall use, which the other versions were already good at. For around a $70 difference and not having to worry about coatings/platings eventually scratching or wearing through, I think it's more than worth it. The knurl feel alone would be worth it for the upgrade. Excellent overall bar.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grip, strong, beautiful I’ve used this bar for about 2 months and absolutely love it. Just the right amount of grip. Beautiful finish in raw stainless. Would buy again without hesitation.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bar I have had this bar for a few weeks now and love it. The knurling is excellent and the finish looks great. I have put this bar through several wods and hit several lifts with it. LOVE IT.
Date published: 2017-09-05
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