I bought my first American Barbell WOD bar used. I have always been impressed with the quality and ordered a brand new California bar. I watched a YouTube review on weightlifting bars, and this bar was ranked #1 and it had exactly what I was looking for. 28mm, super smooth composite bushing, durable finish and the grip feels great even through the cerakote. The sleeve welds are perfect, and one of my favorite qualities about this bar is how quiet it is when dropped from overhead compared to other bars. Big plus considering I lift at night.
I ordered this bar during the holiday/Christmas rush and i probably should have waited. The shipping company obviously tossed this bar around in its shipping container based on the dings and nicks all over the tube. Thank goodness for American Barbells industrial grade packaging there wasn't a single blemish on my bar upon arrival. Even the end caps were perfect. You'd have to see how beat up my shipping container was when it arrived.
Purchase this bar with absolute confidence. Nothing but the best from American Barbell!!!