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OBSOLETE - American Barbell Cerakote Training Bar

 Obsolete bars are guaranteed to arrive fully functional but may vary slightly from our 1st tier product (non-obsolete bars).   Bar sleeve may or may not include a visible weld.   Minor cosmetic blemishes may be present.  The American Barbell Training Bar... More...
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 Obsolete bars are guaranteed to arrive fully functional but may vary slightly from our 1st tier product (non-obsolete bars).   Bar sleeve may or may not include a visible weld.   Minor cosmetic blemishes may be present. 

The American Barbell Training Bar is a solid, versatile barbell for just about any application.  We've tested it against the day-to-day demands of heavy training and it's proven to last.

The bar shaft is made from precision ground alloy steel and the strength of the shaft is tested with every shipment of raw material to ensure we have a consistent 190,000 PSI tensile strength. This attention to detail allows for an excellent whip and long-term performance of our bars.  The shaft is finished in Cerakote and the sleeves in hard chrome for added durability.  These bars have a crisp knurl pattern and offer a super solid grip. Our Training Bars also feature high-strength composite bushings used in aircraft and automotive industries for smooth rotation.

After many years of producing some of the finest Olympic barbells in the world, American Barbell is proud to introduce our latest innovation: Cerakote finished bars. Nothing ever produced rivals the corrosion and abrasion resistance of this finish. Cerakote is used by major firearm manufacturers around the world in some of the most abusive and corrosive environments. Corrosion salt spray testing has shown that this coating lasts as much as 70x longer than chrome and even stainless steel.

American Barbell's design team has been producing innovations in bar technology for more than 18 years, and this is one of our most exciting accomplishments. Every type of bar finish has its story, and we’ve determined that our Cerakote Training Bars are unrivaled. 


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Alicia M.
United States United States
Closeout Obsolete Cerakote Training Bar

I was nervous to buy a closeout bar at first but I am SO glad that I did. I absolutely love this bar. There are a few cosmetic blemishes (I am assuming that is why it is a Closeout bar) but it is fully functional and works great! I do Olympic lifting and what would be considered crossfit style workouts and it works for both (a little better for lifting in my opinion, the knurling is great but a tad more tacky than say a Rogue Bella Bar). However, this is perfect for lifting without needing chalk. It was very well packaged so it was protected during shipping, and I got email updates on the status of my order. Given the pandemic it took about 5 weeks to get my bar, but I was notified of this timeline upon ordering and they were right on schedule. I would definitely buy from here again!

Stephanie C.
United States United States
Love it!

I absolutely love the barbell! I was a little hesitant to buy the pink, but it is a darker pink, so not obnoxious. The packaging was impeccable - you could really tell they took their time with it to make sure it was not damaged in transit. I am very happy I decided to purchase. It is clear you guys really take pride in your work and your product. This is my second purchase and I will be coming back for more!

Michael L.
United States United States
Beast of a bar

This bad boy did not disappoint. Solid and sturdy. Oh that sound a quality barbell makes!

Alex K.
United States United States
High quality bar

Order arrived in a slightly damaged box but the bar wasn't hurt by it at all. Since this was an obsolete bar I was expecting some issues with it but the only thing I could find was half inch scratch on the bar that's barely noticeable and doesn't affect the knurling or bar at all. Otherwise this is a very high quality bar with a smooth catalogue finish on it. Other manufacturers put cerakote on the sleeves but that ends up scratching off. American Barbell keeps them clean and I think this works better. Overall very happy with purchase and will buy from AB again and would recommend to others.

Kurt G.
United States United States
Obslotete bar review

Tell you what, this is the premier bar on the market. We have this bar in standard (44lbs) and the lighter weight now (33lbs), and both are fantastic. Great knurl. Smooth spin. And quieter than the competition on drops with Olympic lifts. Highly recommended. This is our first obsolete bar, and going forward, I’ll buy from this pile whenever available. It there’s a problem with the bar, I can’t tell.

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