SS Precision Training Bar
Our Stainless Steel Precision Training Bar is our highest performing multi-use barbell. The shaft is made from precision straightened stainless steel and the sleeves rotate freely via our industry-changing composite bushing system.
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 also allows for excellent whip and long-term performance of our bars. 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.
The bar sleeves are precision welded to eliminate failure. The weld is recessed to not interfere with plates resting flush against the sleeve collar. Each sleeve is coated with hard chrome for protection against dropping.
This is an ideal choice for those looking for a multi-purpose precision barbell that will last through the ages.
- IWF Specification
- Made in USA
- Patent No: US D795,971 S
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime*
- stainless steel
Garage Gyms (great and fun resource) rated the knurling of the SS bearing bar as a 10 of 10 and noted that -of the all the bars reviewed (which includes numerous bars well north of $1000) this is only one of two to receive a 10 of 10 rating. Well, with the exception of center knurling, the shaft and knurling on this bar is identical. If you are looking for a very reasonably priced bar with unsurpassed “grip” -you need look no further. I hold Rogue in the highest regard -in fact, I purchased five Rogue bars (over the years) before discovering AB. I originally purchased the California bar and, as time went by, I found myself using this bar most all of the time. As to why, well my gym is in my house -not a garage or a basement- and quiet is all for the good! Also -the California bar simply has a great “just feels tight and right” quality. As mentioned in other reviews, dropping a Rogue bar is a noisy affair -dropping a California Bar results in a satisfying “whoomp” -no rattle -no clank (the same can definitly be said about this SS bar). I absolutely love the grip on the California bar. That said, the grip on this bar is “amazing 2.0”! When it comes to OLY lifts, the spin/rotation on this SS bar is absolutely spot on. I cannot comment on how this bar performs under competitive OLY loads -but as a power oriented lifter who regularly includes OLY lifts in my routine, this is simply the best bar out there in this price range -and the fact that this bar is drop dead gorgeous -well that doesn’t hurt either. Finally, thanks to all the thoughtful reviews from fellow AB purchasers -if you are considering a bar at this price point, reading reviews from purchasers of other quality bars is definitely the way to go!
Per American Barbell’s description, this is very nearly the same as their Stainless Bearing bar, except that of course this one uses bushings instead. I actually prefer bushings, since my main uses are squats, bench, overhead press and deadlift. I’ve used bearing bars, and didn’t care for them. That may change later if I pick up some of the Olympic lifts in my training. If so, it may give me an excuse to buy another bar. :) The only other noticeable difference between this and the top-of-the-line bearing bar is that this one lacks a center knurl. Again, I actually prefer that, as I don’t have to worry about it scratching up my legs during deadlifts. I want to echo the other reviews, that say the knurl on this bar is perhaps perfect. Really good grip but without tearing up your hands. So far, I don’t need chalk, which is nice, and makes it easier to maintain the bar, since it reduces the necessary cleaning. The stainless steel is really attractive, feels great, and is reassuring that it ought to last a lifetime.
Excellent training Barbell. The bar was shipped with excellent protection of one end of the bar. The other end of the bar was received with a missing end cap on the carton and without protection for one sleeve of the bar and the critical bushings. I took photos. The end cap protections were missing because warehouse shippers failed to secure the end cap screws to the carton. Fortunately, the bar escaped catastrophic damage which would have been awful considering the $500 acquisition cost for the barbell. Based on this breach of confidence in proper packing, I am hesitant to make future purchases from American Barbell. Premium charges for American Barbell equipment must be complimented with premium packing that is inspected prior to leaving the warehouse. Seriously, Is that too much to expect? I have photos to prove my claim. ORDER #34573-AB
Hey Sharon, Thank you so much for leaving us a review and alerting us of these issues. I do see that your bar tubing is dinged and scuffed. We do have a team that can help support you if there was any damage to the bar. We, of course, want to make sure that you are getting the best products, in the condition it is meant to arrive. Please email these pictures to the support team. email@example.com Thank you!
My CrossFit coach uses the standard gym bar and talked me into purchasing a barbell from yall and it is absolutely fantastic. Snatches have never felt so smooth!
This is by far the best Olympic barbell I've used to date. Spin is right, the knurling is perfect, and the stainless looks cool. It is also much quieter than other bars I've dropped. Really enjoying this bar.