These are a mix of new and open-box bars. They are guaranteed to arrive fully functional but may vary slightly from our 1st tier product (non-closeout bars).
Minor cosmetic blemishes may present.
All sales are final (no returns/exchanges) and there is no warranty coverage.
Bars may ship with blank/non-current end-caps. Bar sleeve may or may not include a visible weld.
Discounted or free shipping offers do not apply to closeout products.
The American Barbell Stainless Steel Gym Bar has a shaft made from stainless steel tested at 190K PSI tensile strength. This makes for a solid, durable training bar built for a range of lifts, including squats, bench press, deadlifts, rows and more. The shaft is built from stainless steel for added durability and features a high-quality, precise knurl pattern for an excellent grip.
Note: the knurling on the Gym Bar does not fully extend to the inner side of the collar.
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Okay, I've had a chance to use my new bar a few times and now I feel I can give a little feedback. I use it for bench and squats and for both lifts it feels pretty good. First thing I noticed was the right sleeve must have a larger diameter than the left as it was harder to get my weights to slide on that side. I have Rep Equalizers and Troy POs with tight tolerances and both struggle a little on the right side but slide on easily on left. Knurl is definitely on the mild side but provides plenty of grip for bench and Low bar squats. Spin is smooth and consistent on both sides. I was a little surprised to see the bar flex at 275lbs so I went up to 505lbs to see how it held up. A lot of flex, in fact quite a bit more than I expected from a 29mm power bar but it did straighten out when I took the weight off. Considering the price, I would rate it at 4/5 but it's definitely a blem bar with some issues the most annoying being the right sleeve diameter