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.
|American Barbell Elite Power Bar||OB20-SS-IPF||$ 450|
This barbell is a work of art. American steel, American made. The feel of the knurl is incredible. I had been using an Iron Grip bar at the gym, with a hard chrome surface. This is substantially better. The thickness and the way it sticks to my hands have made the squat, bench and shoulder press much better. The heavier the weights, the more details matter. The whip is great right out of the box. This bar is the Mercedes of all Power bars. Packaging was 10/10, customer service is of very high caliber. Rogue, who? Glad I cancelled my order with them after being treated with lack of respect and chose American Barbell. Cannot recommend them high enough.
Stainless is amazing and the knurling is out of this world. It looks like the knurling is really mild, but even without chalk it is incredibly "sticky". Just buy it already! I used to love really aggressive knurling, but this is a game changer for me.
This power bar is appropriately named as the Elite Power Bar (EPB). Over a period spanning more than two decades, I've had the opportunity to use a multitude of power bars and I can say with certainty that American Barbell's EPB is by far one of the finest bars that I've used and owned. Not only does this barbell look gorgeous in stainless steel but it performs very well on the squat, bench and deadlift. Some observations I've made while using this bar in training: There is no noticeable whip out of the hole while squatting. The bar remains predictable and very rigid throughout heavy lifts such as benching and deadlifting. Moreover, getting back to the EPBs construction and finish: Fine craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail is apparent throughout the construction and finish of this barbell. Take for instance, the sleeves fit very tightly to the bar shaft so there is no excessive play which also contributes to the predictability of the bar. Also, have a look at the beautifully recessed welds on the barbell collars and see for yourself just how well the knurling is finished. In regards to knurling: The raw or uncoated bar offers knurling that is finished to a fine texture which provides a very positive grip yet it doesn't feel coarse or have pointed peaks in the knurling like other bars. Everyone that's used the "other power bars" knows what I'm referring to when the other bars either tear into your grip which may rip off calluses or when they cause deep abrasions of the shins when the bar comes into contact with the skin. American Barbell's pride in their work and quality of craftsmanship put into these power bars are in a league of there own considering the affordability, construction and finish of the product. So, If you're looking for an awesome performing power bar than look no further you have found what you are looking for. Nate
My first stainless steel bar, and I wasn't sure if it would be worth the hassle and expense of shipping it to Europe. Now I am. Wonderful knurling, seemingly mild yet somehow magically sticky, and very even. There's a subtle asymmetry to it, so you can flip the bar 180 for a slightly rougher texture depending on your grip's needs. I haven't tested it to extremes yet, but rotation and whip seem just fine so far for powerlifting. Packaging was very secure, but nothing a pair of pliers couldn't dismantle. Honourable mention to Shipito for helping get it to the UK.