Rogue Ohio Power Bar

Rogue Ohio Power Bar
Rogue Ohio Power Bar
Rogue Ohio Power Bar
Rogue Ohio Power Bar
Rogue Ohio Power Bar
4.7/5

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4.74 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Volcano knurl provides a great grip
  • IPF-approved
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Four coating options: bare steel, black zinc, Cerakote, and stainless steel
  • 205K PSI tensile strength
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Rogue Ohio Power Bar vs Texas Power Bar: Best Power Bar Showdown

Rogue Ohio Power Bar vs Texas Power Bar: Best Power Bar Showdown

The Rogue Ohio Power Bar and Buddy Capps Texas Power Bar are the two most popular powerlifting barbells currently on the market. There's a lot of debate on which one is the best, so we're going to break down the differences and share which one we prefer. Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Great value
  • Volcano knurl
  • Fantastic grip
  • IPF-approved
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Four coating options: bare steel, black zinc, Cerakote, and stainless steel
  • Made in the USA
  • 205K PSI tensile strength
  • F-8R rating
  • Self-oiling bronze bushings
What needs improvement ...
  • 205K PSI tensile strength is not the strongest on the market
  • Some may feel the knurling is too passive
  • Bare steel Version rusts quickly

Product Summary

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Specs

Bar Type

Men's Bars

Type

bare-steel, black-zinc-w–bright-zinc, stainless-steel-w–chrome

Bar Use

Weightlifting, Powerlifting

Bar Weight

45LB

Diameter

29MM

Knurl

Powerlifting

Center Knurl

Yes

Knurl Marks

Powerlifting

Shaft Coating

Varies

Bar Length

86.52"

Loadable Sleeve Length

16.25"

Sleeve Coating

Varies

Bushing/Bearing

Bushing

F Rating

F8-R

Tensile Strength

200,000 PSI / 205,000 PSI

Guarantee/Warranty

Lifetime Warranty*

Made In USA

Yes

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Rogue Ohio Power Bar

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    Summary

    The Rogue Ohio Power Bar is the power bar we recommend most often. You cannot spend less and get a better bar. You can spend more, and depending on your preferences get something maybe better, but even then, it's debatable. We've used pretty much every power bar on the market, and there's a reason this is one of the most popular in the world. From the knurling to the warranty, the Rogue OPB is the king of power bars in our opinion.