Rogue Ohio Bar

Rogue Ohio Bar
Rogue Ohio Bar
Rogue Ohio Bar
Rogue Ohio Bar
Rogue Ohio Bar
Rogue Ohio Bar
Rogue Ohio Bar
Rogue Ohio Bar
4.6/5

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4.625 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
Based on 8 Ratings

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 190K PSI tensile strength
  • Multipurpose bar with great versatility
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Bushing sleeves
  • Snap ring design
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In-Depth Review

Rogue Ohio Power Bar vs. Rogue Ohio Bar Review: Rogue Fitness Best Home Gym Barbell

Rogue Ohio Power Bar vs. Rogue Ohio Bar Review: Rogue Fitness Best Home Gym Barbell

The Rogue Ohio Power Bar andRogue Ohio Bar are two of the most popular barbells Rogue Fitness sells and also likely two of the most popular in the world. We get asked often what the differences are between the two and who should pick which. In this comparison review, we answer that question… Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Made in the USA of US-Sourced Steel
  • Somewhat passive knurling
  • Grips with chalk
  • Great for a variety of training styles
  • Dual knurl marks
  • 28.5-mm shaft
  • Bronze bushings
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Coatings include stainless steel, Cerakote, black zinc, and more.
  • 190K tensile strength
What needs improvement ...
  • Not outstanding for powerlifting or weightlifting in comparison to more specialized bars
  • Expensive

Product Summary

Each Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled in Columbus, Ohio, and includes a lifetime guarantee against bending.

The bushing sleeves on the Ohio Bar promise a reliable spin, and their snap ring design maintains optimal stability throughout any type of weightlifting regimen– from basic high school or collegiate strength training programs to intense Crossfit workouts.
This steel 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 post any black oxide, zinc or chrome 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 Ohio Bar is available with 4 different finishes. Each finish offers a different level of oxidization protection and has a direct effect on the feel of the knurl. Black Oxide is a mild oxidization protectant process. This type of steel treatment will still require some maintenance but will give the best knurl feel, more like a naked bar. Zinc is a medium oxidization protectant process. This type of steel treatment requires minimal maintenance and is used on The Rogue and Bella Bars.

The Ohio Bar is also available in Stainless Steel & an advanced ceramic-based coating called Cerakote. 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. Each bar will come with an Ohio Bar card that has the initials of the Rogue team member that built the bar. This 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.

Specs

Bar Type

Men's Bars

Type

black-zinc-w–bright-zinc, black-oxide, zeus-custom

Bar Use

Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose

Bar Weight

20KG

Diameter

28.5MM

Knurl

Multi

Center Knurl

NO

Knurl Marks

Dual

Shaft Coating

Varies

Loadable Sleeve Length

16.40"

Sleeve Coating

Varies

Bushing/Bearing

Bushing

F Rating

F8-R

Tensile Strength

190,000 PSI

Guarantee/Warranty

Lifetime Warranty*

Made In USA

Yes

GGR Community Reviews

Rogue Ohio Bar

GGR BuiltScore: 4.57/5
4.625 out of 5

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    Summary

    The Rogue Ohio Bar is one of the most iconic barbells in the world. It's been used at the CrossFit Games by some of the fittest athletes in the world and is just as well suited in your garage gym. The Ohio Bar is priced well despite its features and being made in the USA. Although we prefer the Rogue 2.0 Bar for its price, we don't blame you if you decide to spring for the Ohio Bar, although we'd suggest getting the Stainless Steel or Cerakote version.