These are a mix of new and open-box bars. Bars ship with blank end-caps and may show signs of wear and/or oxidation (but are guaranteed to arrive fully functional). "Closeout" items may vary slightly versus 1st-tier barbells.
Cosmetic blemishes may be present. Bars are guaranteed to arrive fully functional but may vary from non-closeout bars. Please note, all sales are final and there is no warranty coverage.
The Raw Training Bearing Bar is great for those looking for the nuances and feel of a bearing bar at a more affordable price. In choosing this bar, we paid close attention to important specifications to ensure nothing was overlooked.
The bar shaft is made from precision ground raw alloy steel and offers crisp cut knurl for a sure grip. The strength of the shaft is approximately 155,000 PSI tensile strength which is excellent for Olympic lifts.
The bar sleeves are precision machined and each one is coated with hard chrome for protection against dropping. It also contains 5 bearings in each sleeve, and a dust and chalk seal is installed to protect and maintain longer bearing life.
Note: Raw steel is more subject to corrosion (rust) and requires cleaning maintenance from time to time. We find that a simple metal lubricant such as 3-in-1 and a steel wire brush works well.
Nice bar for the price!
The knurling on this bar is great. Most days I can go without chalk and have no grip issues. I've been competing in weightlifting for about 3 years now, so I don't think I have enough experience to comment on things like whip and tension, but this bar feels great. I was using older bars that barely spin for training sometimes, and the difference between those and this bar is like night and day. I also recently used this bar to warm up for a local competition and there was no noticable difference between my warmups and my attemps on the platform with an eleiko competition bar. I hghly recommend this bar to anyone looking for a bearing bar for training. This bar lives in my car and goes to all my training spots with me. To put it simply, I LOVE IT! American Barbell is doing something right here.