The California Bar is our first dual-ring barbell built specifically for functional fitness athletes. It has the nuances and sought after specifications of a top-quality 28MM weightlifting bar and is also durable enough to withstand daily use in other lifts and programs.
The California Bar is finished with Cerakote for a look, feel, and performance that is unparalleled in the fitness industry today. The bar shaft is made from precision ground alloy steel and 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.
The bar sleeves are precision machined and each sleeve is coated with hard chrome for protection against dropping and impact. Sleeves rotate around high strength composite bushings used in aircraft and automotive industries for smooth rotation.
After many years of producing some of the finest Olympic barbells in the world, American Barbell is proud to introduce our latest innovation: Cerakote finished bars. Nothing ever produced rivals the corrosion and abrasion resistance of this finish. Cerakote is used by major firearm manufacturers around the world in some of the most abusive and corrosive environments. Corrosion salt spray testing has shown that this coating lasts as much as 70x longer than chrome and even stainless steel.
American Barbell's design team has been producing innovations in bar technology for more than 18 years, and this is one of our most exciting accomplishments. Every type of bar finish has its story, and we’ve determined that our California Bar is unrivaled.
|20KG - Black Graphite||OB20-CA||$ 335|
|15KG - Black Graphite||OB15-CA||$ 335|
|20KG - Zombie Green||OB20-CA-ZG||$ 335|
Good. Not quite as aggressive knurling as I would’ve liked; however, is solid and seems well built.
Bar is awesome, just alittle upset that the cerakote was really sloppy, pretty scratched up on the sleeves, and it looked like somebody had black paint on there hands then handled my bar. I know American barbell is known for quality, but I guess this one slipped by. Still love American barbell and will purchase more items.
I’m a upper 20 year old trying to get a home gym together. After months of research, I went with the California bar. I lift generally but have been trying oly lifts for the past year for fun, just to see where it goes. So, I needed a great all around bar. I’ve lifted in all kinds of gyms over the years: parents gym, high school, multiple college gyms (football and public) and many gyms post college. This bar is without a doubt the best I have used. Sticky doesn’t even begin to describe the knurl. For 99% of people, this bars limitations surpasses the lifters. Meaning, i can lift comfortably and confidently and know that if I miss a lift I cannot blame it on this bar. That helps sharpen my weaknesses (“the bar/spin/grip is perfect, so what did I do wrong this lift”). Overall, get it. Worth the money.
Amazing craftsmanship! Perfect recessed welds, flawless hard chrome on smooth rotating sleeves, zero rattle, Cerakote finish on medium knurl is close to steel feel without the maintenance. Even the packaging is hardy so the bar arrived scratch free. I haven't used enough weight to rate the whip, but I'm so glad I spent a little more to get this great bar. I compared to new Rogue with Cerakote end-to-end, but youtube showed the finish scratching off the sleeves. I think American Barbell made a better choice with hard chrome.
After seeing a raving review on youtube, I was convinced to get the California Bar - This bar is OUTSTANDING !!!!!. This is my first 28mm shaft and I'm loving it. The KNURL IS UNBELIEVABLE, it is not harsh at all all my hands, it is the best part of the California Barbell. The reviews of the knurl is what got my attention. My brother is wanting to get the Lime Green California Bar, which is going to happen soon :) Actually I'm sold on American Barbell and will NOT look at any other company. I called AB Customer service and asked a few questions, and He took his time giving explanations/answers to what I asked. Obviously, the CB was designed of a user of the barbell. AMERICAN BARBELL CALIFORNIA BARBELL IS THE BEST BAR OUT THERE !!!!!!!