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The California Bar

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.

  • IWF Specification
  • Patent No:  US D795,971 S
  • Made in USA
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime*

 

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Product Sku Price Qty
20KG - Black Graphite OB20-CA
$ 335
15KG - Black Graphite OB15-CA
$ 335
20KG - Zombie Green OB20-CA-ZG
$ 335




technical Specs

Product SKU: OB20-CAOB15-CAOB20-CA-ZG

20KG - Black Graphite

Weight: 20KG
Diameter: 28MM
Shaft Finish: Cerakote
Tensile Strength: 190K
Spec: IWF
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Application: Functional Fitness, Weightlifting
Center knurl: No
Sleeve Finish: Hard Chrome
System: Bushing
Manufactured: USA

15KG - Black Graphite

Weight: 15KG
Diameter: 25MM
Shaft Finish: Cerakote
Tensile Strength: 190K
Spec: IWF
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Application: Functional Fitness, Weightlifting
Center knurl: No
Sleeve Finish: Hard Chrome
System: Bushing
Manufactured: USA

20KG - Zombie Green

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07/30/2018
John J.
United States

Great bar

Getting back into lifting after a long time away and having a bit more disposable income than I did a decade ago, went for a quality bar. I have to say, I'm even more impressed with the bar in person than I expected to be. Impressive workmanship and a heat feel - would definitely recommend this bar for anyone looking for a solid quality multi-purpose barbell.

MD
07/06/2018
Michael D.
United States

New bar

I just purchased a new California bar. So far the bar has been great to use. The knurling is really good. It gives you plenty of grip without tearing up your hands. I would recommend the bar.

BH
03/02/2018
Bill H.
United States

California Bar

Good. Not quite as aggressive knurling as I would’ve liked; however, is solid and seems well built.

JS
02/07/2018
John S.
United States

Love the bar , but

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.

BC
02/06/2018
Brandon C.
United States

Highly recommend

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.