The American Barbell Super Power Bar has a shaft made from super stiff precision grade stainless steel. The strength of the shaft is tested with every shipment of raw material to ensure we have a consistent 210,000 PSI tensile strength. This ensures reliable long-term performance day in and day out. Our selected steel grade for our Super Power Bar provides very little flex, making it ideal for a variety of max load lifts.
Stainless Steel offers superior corrosion resistance and can always be cleaned and repaired with no damage to the surface. Additionally, knurling set in stainless steel has a one-of-a-kind feeling that cannot be achieved with other finishes.
Our 20KG model has a shaft diameter of 28.5MM. This is an ideal choice for those looking for a powerful precision barbell that will last through the ages.
These bars are in new condition and include our new matte gunmetal grey "finish". Minor cosmetic blemishes may be present. Please note, all sales are final and there is no warranty coverage. There is no secondary finish/plating on these bars.
Note: due to the unique heat-treated finish on the shaft there may be slight variations in color from bar to bar, including minor (cosmetic) surface imperfections. There is no secondary finish on these bars and the color may wear over time.
Best bar I've owned
The matte/brushed stainless shaft is a very unique finish option, and one I have not seen before. It gives the feeling that you are using chalk, even when you're not.. it's very cool! The fine knurl pattern, combined with the finish give a very secure feel, without been too sharp. The closeout bar price is phenomenal for a bar with these specs (210k steel, stainless shaft w/ hard chrome sleeves). Spin is slow and controlled, just like a power bar should be. It was smart to use composite bushing over bronze to help control the spin. My bar did have some minor cosmetic issues on the sleeves (half of one of the chrome sleeves was not polished), but it doesn't affect functionality at all. Overall, I'm VERY happy with the bar, for the price. Packaging was superb!
What a terrific bar. Just as people have been writing, the grip is sublime and the finish is first rate. I’m completely happy and hope to have this bar for years. Thanks to the folks at American Barbell—you make a wonderful bar.
The bar truly is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I have not been lifting for very long and have not tried enough other quality bars for a meaningful comparison, but I am more than happy with my purchase. I was at first a little hesitant about the no warranty and no return policy for closeouts, but the completely frank conversation I had with customer service helped answer my main concerns so I took the plunge. After handling it for a few weeks, it has definitely lived up to expectations from that conversation and from other reviews. I don't have thick hand callouses, yet the knurling does not tear up my skin. At the same time the knurling has many more points per inch than my old bar so the grip is significantly better. The stainless steel just feels great. Mainly doing powerlifting exercises. I have not found any defects so far on the one I got - markings and measurements seem to be standard. Highly recommend.
Excellent bar , GREAT knurling!