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|
I decided to pay extra for the stainless steel cause I want this barbell to age gracefully with me. It's a very dense and tough bar. Much better made than the ones in the gyms I've been to. The knurling is more smooth than rough which I like. Can handle all the major lifts nicely. The only bad thing I could say about it is it makes working out at home feel heavier than working out at the gym but I love a challenge.
I have been using a Mammoth power bar I purchased a year+ ago. I wanted another bar for super set. I could have got another Mammoth, but decided to try Elite this time. Both are of very high quality which I really value (very quiet). I like their secure, but not harsh, grip, but Mammoth and Elite do feel a little differently in my hand. Their secure grip may come from different reasons. Elite delivers direct contact of hand and the bar shaft, while Mammoth's cerakote has more friction than metal. Both are beautiful bars.
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.