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Elite Power Bar

OB20-SS-IPF 62 reviews
The American Barbell Elite Power Bar has a shaft made from precision grade stainless steel. The s...

The American Barbell Elite Power Bar has a shaft made from precision grade stainless steel. 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 ensures reliable long-term performance day in and day out.  Our selected steel grade for our Power Bars provides very little flex, making it ideal for a variety of max load lifts.  

Stainless Steel offers superior corrosion resistance and can always be cleaned and repaired with no damage to the surface. Additionally, knurling set in stainless steel has a one-of-a-kind feeling that cannot be achieved with other finishes. 

 Our 20KG model has a shaft diameter of 29MM. This is an ideal choice for those looking for a powerful precision barbell that will last through the ages.


  • Product Code: OB20-SS-IPF
  • Application: Weightlifting, Powerlifting
  • Bushing System
  • Weight: 20KG
  • Diameter: 29MM
  • Center knurl: Yes
  • Shaft: Stainless Steel
  • Sleeve Finish: Hard Chrome
  • Tensile Strength: 190K
  • Made in the USA
  • Patent No:  US D795,971 S
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime*


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Craig R.
United States United States

Best home gym purchase ever.

I have to say, they nailed it with this bar - it’s smooth enough that I can lift all day without my hands complaining, but still insanely grippy. Throw in the fact that it’s just beautifully put together and barely bends/whips even with 500lbs loaded on it and you have the perfect home gym (or even commercial gym) bar I’ve ever run across. I was a little nervous about ordering this bar due to American Barbell’s reputation for a finer knurl. I don’t enjoy getting my hands chewed up by a super aggressive knurl, but there’s not much worse than lifting with a slippery bar.

Maren S.
United States United States

Best grip around

American barbells have by far the most comfortable grip that is also sticky. Many other barbells I tried had knurling that was too sharp to hold comfortably. It’s expensive to return barbells, but it was worth it to trade another company’s for this Elite Power Bar!

Adam A.
United States United States

Comfortably Grippy

This bar feels just right. Spot on balance between comfort and grip. Maybe there are better options for any 1 lift, but I doubt there are many bars that are this comfortable to use for all lifts. Maybe a callus tearing knurl would be better for deadlifts, but honestly this knurling feels more than adequate. And after a big set my hands aren’t shredded. It’s a really nice looking bar as well with craftsmanship that is unmatched from what I’ve seen. I explored several of the other popular bars for general powerlifting and bodybuilding movements. I even tried several of them out at my buddy’s gym. Ohio Power, Capps Texas PB, EliteFTS. I went out on a limb on this one having never tried it before buying. The reviews you’ll read on this bar are accurate. It has an impressive feel. I couldn’t be more satisfied.

Jason N.
United States United States

Exceptional bar

Very happy with this purchase after a month off use. It is a quality lifting bar and beautiful work of machinery. I do standard bodybuilding routines at home so the bar sees the typical bench, squat and deadlift. The knurling is just what I was looking for to give me grip without ripping my hands apart and the rotation is smooth as butter. My only gripe is that it was packaged so securely it took a while to get the bar out and start lifting (not a bad thing).

Michael R.
United States United States

Very Nice Bar!

It was as expected. The reviews I read prior to making the purchase were correct - the sleeves have virtually no side-play, the sleeves are smooth and rotate very quietly and well, the knurling is fine yet grippy. The quality is in every aspect top notch! Well worth buying, and I am glad I did! The packaging was very robust; I had to work a bit to unpack it. It arrived in perfect condition.

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