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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... More...
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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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SR
04/08/2020
stanley r.
United States United States
Great Bar

I LOVE this bar! The craftsmanship is outstanding and the knurl is perfect. I am probably going to be buying another bar from you next month!

HT
04/04/2020
Heath T.
United States United States
California Bar

Excellent barbell. Well crafted. I use it interchangeably with my Rogue stainless steel Ohio bar. Between the two, I like the California bar best overall. Ohio has slightly better knurl but is much louder and not as smooth and quiet as the California bar. Next purchase will be a higher end bar from American Barbell. Very impressed with their product.

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01/08/2020
Michael G.
United States United States
High Quality BB.....Worth every penny.

This was my first upgrade to a high quality BB. I was going to buy from R but their customer service was horrible so I decided to try AB and I am so happy I did. The BB is solid with no movement laterally on the sleeves, the spin is great, and the bar feels amazing with weight on it and the knurling is perfect. I will be buying my future BB's from AB. The only thing I wish they had was more colors available for their BB but I know over time they will. Overall....if you buy from AB you will not be disappointed.

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DJ
01/07/2020
Darian J.
United States United States
The item is great and

The item is great and of quality. I definitely would buy again from American Barbell.

SP
12/30/2019
Scott P.
United States United States
Merry Christmas to me

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!!!

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