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|Made In USA||Yes|
|Color||Black / Red|
|Bar Type||Men's Bars|
|Bar Use||Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose|
|Loadable Sleeve Length||16.40"|
|Tensile Strength||190,000 PSI|
Rogue is offering this limited run of our flagship 20KG Ohio Bar, featuring a black cerakote shaft, black cerakote sleeves, and red composite bushings. This same color scheme is available for the Women’s Bella Bar, as well.
Fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, all versions of the Ohio Bar continue to represent the highest level of precision engineering, with a 190,000 PSI steel shaft, dual knurl marks in Rogue’s firm but non-abrasive pattern, and quality composite bushings for a smooth, reliable spin. Like the other colorways of our new Cerakote Ohio Bar, this bar utilizes a unique polymer-ceramic composite coating—popularized in the gun industry for its durability in thin applications.
The durable polymer-ceramic coating known as Cerakote can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—making it a great way to keep a barbell looking and performing better over the long haul. This Ohio Bar features a unique cerakote color scheme with a black shaft, black sleeves, and distinctive red bushings.
The quality steel used in the Ohio Bar 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.
Every bar shaft is machined in Columbus, Ohio, with painstaking attention to detail. The knurling has been carefully refined over the years for a firm but non-abrasive grip (there is no center knurl). We also assemble this version of the Ohio Bar with special composite bushings—a self-lubricating material often found in hi-tech aerospace equipment and military vehicles. For intense, high-rep training, these bushings dramatically minimize friction to provide a reliable spin. The final result is a bar that produces normal “whip” during Oly weightlifting with enough rigidity 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.
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.
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.
*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