The American Barbell Power Bar has a shaft made from precision grade alloy 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.
This is an ideal choice for those looking for a powerful precision barbell that will last through the ages.
|American Barbell Power Bar||OB20-CH-IPF||$ 295|
No issues with the bar so far. Feels solid and looks great!
This barbell is excellent. The knurling doesn't look like much but it sticks like crazy to your hands. It also sticks to your back so if you aren't centered on your squat, rack the bar and re-center, don't attempt to shift the bar on your back. I'm giving this 5 stars because the bar really is great. But if I could rate the shipping separately I would give that a 2. I had two problems with AB's shipping department. First, after I placed my order I never got a follow up email stating an anticipated shipping day. About five days after I placed the order, I emailed AB to ask when they would ship it. They said "as soon as possible," which is not a particularly helpful answer. I had to write back again and really press them for an anticipated shipping date, at which point they said "It's going out today." So I wonder if maybe my barbell was just sitting in a corner somewhere until I lit a fire under AB's butt. Second, along with this barbell I ordered a set of spring collars. AB shipped the barbell and collars separately, which makes sense because of the way they package the barbell (very nice packaging on the barbell by the way), so I was not surprised when the barbell arrived and the collars did not. I just figured they would arrive the next day. Three days later the collars still had not arrived so I emailed AB to ask about them. They replied that UPS must have lost them and that they would send me a replacement set right away. I'm sorry, but between UPS losing the package and AB forgetting to ship it in the first place, my money is on AB making the mistake. I don't mind when people make mistakes. But I feel like they lied to me, which I do mind. Having said all that about AB's shipping department, I will also say that they respond quickly and courteously to emails. My order was probably a fluke. I will most likely order from AB again and if you are looking for a solid American-made barbell, I recommend this one whole heartedly.
Durable packaging with foam liners, survived UPS shipping! The bar itself looks great and a beautiful weld. I went with chrome do to easier maintenance as I tend to get lazy after lifting. The knurl doesn't look sharp but it works great on my old calloused hands. The knurl is also comfortable for squating offering enough grab not to roll down my back. Best part is it's made in USA.
This bar made my conversion from using a standard bar and plates complete. A couple of weeks of use and I have zero complaints. I couldn't be happier with it.
I had ordered 7 foot Olympic bars from 4 or 5 other manufacturers in the past and returned each and every one of them for various quality control issues, so when I ordered the ordered the American Barbell Power Bar I was skeptical. The quality of this bar exceeded my expectations. The bar is consistent from one end to the other with no variations. I verified everything with a set of calibers and a tape measure. The sleeve rotation is very smooth and perfect for powerlifts. When I unpacked the bar there wasn't a scratch on it and it shined like a new dime. This bar is truly a work of art. For the quality and price, this bar beats anything out there by far.