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The California Bar - Elite Blackout

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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08/09/2020
Terry V.
United States United States
Awesome barbell!!!!

I thought I had reviewed this before but even if I did it is worth two great reviews. I love it. The knurl is grippy but not harsh. The spin is good and there is almost no play in the sleeves. I almost feel like I have to upgrade my other equipment in the gym to match its quality. Waiting for a junior bar to drop now so I can get one for my son.

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08/07/2020
Mark H.
United States United States
Cali bar. Kawisaki green

Bent my last bar. This bar Definitely can withstand the heavy loads I put on it. Love the color

KJ
07/31/2020
Kim J.
United States United States
Good beginners barbell (zombie green)

The 28mm is a good diameter for performing deadlifts and olympic lifts! This multipurpose bar is perfect if you plan on only having one barbell at your home gym. The bar has no center knurling so you might find back squatting a little challenging.

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06/23/2020
Michael O.
United States United States
California Bar

I thought barbells were barbells until I got the California bar. It’s an amazing bar! The knurling is perfect and I use far less chalk than I used to. I shipped it to Australia which cost a fortune but no regrets. I would love it if there was a corresponding 15kg shorty bar.

TM
06/09/2020
Thomas M.
United States United States
Great Barbell

No complaints, can't attest to the long term durability as I've only had it about a month. I use this bar for Olympic lifting and it spins well and feels good in the hands. Knurling is not super aggressive which I actually prefer.

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