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Rogue Ohio Power Bar

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(5 Average / 3 Ratings)

Rogue Fitness

Bare Steel
Black Zinc w/ Bright Zinc
Stainless Steel w/ Chrome
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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


Item Description

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.


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starstarstarstarstar The Rogue OPB is The Gold Standard

May 29, 2019

The Rogue OPB is by far one of the best barbells ever created. I've used the Texas Power Bar and although it's a good bar, the knurling on the ohio power bar is simply the best. However, expect it to tear your shins up if you deadlift with it haha
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starstarstarstarstar Stainless OPB

June 12, 2019

If you were going to buy just one bar with a focus on PL then this is the bar to buy. The knurl is a step above the Zinc version. I'd go stainless if you can simply because the knurl is perfect.
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starstarstarstarstar Outstanding Investment

June 15, 2019

We are constructing a boutique gym in Lincoln, Ne that caters to seniors and people with disabilities (we are training clients in our garage now). We own both the Texas Power Bar and the Ohio Power Bar. My husband and trainer has no preference but I prefer the OPB simply because the knurling is less aggressive. There is a reason why so many recommend a Rogue bar. Both bars are of excellent quality. Both of our bars are bare steel.
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