Rogue 20KG Ohio Power Bar
Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
February 16, 2021
I bought this as a BoneYard bar from Rogue's site- Raw steel version. The knurling is aggressive but not super rough. It has already improved my deadlift and I feel better about my squats with the knurling in the center. I am a fairly new lifter, been training for about a year now- This is a solid purchase, especially if you can get one from the BoneYard for around $195.00 like I did.
The Rogue 20KG Ohio Power Bar is fully machined and assembled in Columbus, OH, using 205K PSI tensile strength steel (200K PSI for Stainless). Approved for competition by the International Powerlifting Federation, this 29MM diameter bar includes single powerlifting knurl marks and a center knurl, with the same deep, coarse (but not overly sharp) knurl pattern as our 45LB Ohio Power Bar. The 20KG bar does have a greater loadable sleeve length than the 45LB bar (16.875” vs. 16.25”). This is a result of the slightly smaller width of the collars.
One of the key factors that sets the 20KG Ohio Power Bar apart from other powerlifting barbells in the industry is its friction welded sleeves. A technique borrowed from the worlds of aviation and automotive manufacturing, the friction welding process creates a precision, forged-quality bond, resulting in superior strength and fatigue resistance, as well as a finer grain structure on the welded joint.
The 20KG Rogue Ohio Power Bar includes bronze bushings, a snap ring design, and two finish options: Black Zinc shaft with Bright Zinc sleeves or Stainless Steel shaft with Chrome sleeves.
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. IPF approved for competition.
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.
A technique borrowed from the worlds of aviation and automotive manufacturing, the friction welding process creates a precision, forged-quality bond, resulting in superior strength and fatigue resistance, as well as a finer grain structure on the welded joint.
The 20KG version of the Ohio Power Bar is available in your choice of two quality finishes. The Zinc option (black shaft, bright sleeves) provides excellent corrosion resistance, while the new Stainless Steel variation (with Chrome sleeves) creates the look and natural feel of bare steel with less upkeep required.
- Made in Columbus, OH, USA
- Weight 20KG (+/- 0.1% of actual weight)
- More aggressive knurling for powerlifting
- Center knurl for added “stick” to the back during squats
- 29MM Diameter and 205,000 PSI tensile strength (200,000 PSI for Stainless) for greater rigidity and reduced whip/flex
- Bronze Bushings and Snap Ring Design for smooth spin
- Weight: 20KG
- Friction Welded Sleeves
- Finish Options: Black Zinc Shaft w/ Bright Zinc Sleeves or Stainless Shaft w/ Chrome Sleeves
- Lifetime Warranty against bending*
- IPF Approved
- Bar Type
- Men's Bars
- Bar Use
- Weightlifting, Powerlifting
- Bar Weight
- Center Knurl
- Knurl Marks
- Shaft Coating
- Bar Length
- Loadable Sleeve Length
- Sleeve Coating
- F Rating
- Tensile Strength
- 200,000 PSI / 205,000 PSI
- Lifetime Warranty*
- Made in USA