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The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel / Black

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Made in U.S.A.

The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel / Black

1 Review
Made in U.S.A.
Product Description

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.

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The Ohio Bar - Stainless Steel

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, Proprietary Matte Back sleeves, and an exclusive Rogue knurl pattern that’s 100% in its original, machined form for an unmatched feel.

With quality bronze 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.

Note on Stainless Steel: Barbells made from raw steel are not plated and therefore marks from the machining process may be visible. Stainless steel shafts will show CNC processing marks. These are cosmetic and will not impact the barbell's performance

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*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.

Gear Specs


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

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Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty *
Made In USAYes
Loadable Sleeve Length16.40"
Bar Length86.75"
F Rating™F2
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UseMultipurpose
Bar Weight20KG
Center KnurlNo
Knurl MarkDual
Shaft CoatingStainless Steel
Sleeve CoatingProprietary Matte Black Finish
Tensile Strength200,000 PSI




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.



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.


The 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.



The Ohio Bar is assembled with bronze bushings, 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.



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.


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.


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.

*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.

Whichever barbell finish you choose, Rogue has provided some helpful tips for long term Bar Care & Maintenance.

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

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1 week ago
Ohio Bar - Stainless w/ Prop Matte Black Sleeves
This is my new favorite bar. Great grip and no maintenance due to the stainless shaft. The proprietary matte black sleeves look awesome, but also seem to have tighter tolerances on the bar. This bar doesn't seem to have as much clanging sound on drops. Plates are a little harder to slide on and off, and I presume it has to do with the proprietary matte black finish. It appears the proprietary matte black finish will hold up well to corrosion. Love this bar!
Yes, I recommend this product
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