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.
*Please note, the 15KG Pink, Purple, Yellow and Blue Cerakote Training Bars feature dual knurl marks and a black end-cap. The "OB20-ZG-D" also features dual knurl marks.
|20KG - Zombie Green||OB20-ZG||$ 295|
|20KG - Zombie Green - Dual Ring||OB20-ZG-DR||$ 295|
|20KG - Black Graphite||OB20-B-CK||$ 295|
|20KG - Desert Sand||OB20-DS||$ 295|
|20KG - Bazooka Green||OB20-NBG||$ 295||
|20KG - USMC Red||OB20-USMC||$ 295|
|20KG - Navy Blue||OB20-KTNB||$ 295|
|20KG - Titanium||OB20-T||$ 295|
|20KG - Concrete Gray||OB20-CG||$ 295|
|20KG - Gold||OB20-G||$ 295|
|15KG - Pink||OB15-SP||$ 295|
|15KG - Yellow||OB15-CKY||$ 295|
|15KG - Purple||OB15-PU||$ 295|
|15KG - Sky Blue||OB15-SB||$ 295|
The bar is great so far. Very smooth in all the transition movements.
I bought this because I like a thinner bar for deadlifts and rows. The Cerakote feels great and isn't slippery. The knurling on this bar seems "finer" than the knurling on my AB Power Bar. (I personally like AB's "non-aggressive" knurling. Both bars feel tacky and very grippy. No complaints at all about this.) The spin is plenty good for me, and the fit and finish are just beautiful. The bar is quiet when dropped. I lift in a damp basement, and have to perform regular maintenance on non-Cerakote bars to prevent corrosion. We'll see how Cerakote fairs after six months or so.
So far so good. Love the feel of the Cerakote. I was initially nervous about a new feel but it’s quite nice. What’s quiet barbell! I love lifting with it. For a 300 dollar bar this thing is like butter. I’ll highly recommend and purchase future bars from American Barbell.
The cerakote barbell from this company is absolutely the best for the price. Perfect weight, hard chrome sleeves and of course cerakote cover are fantastic and perfect. It's the 2nd cheapest I could find but it is definitely the best on my list. Theres nothing bad to say, this bar will last a very long time and without rusting in my humid climate in Houston Texas.