Note: This is a cosmetic blemish item for a discounted price. Possible defects include small scratches or blemishes in the finish, minor knurl tracking issues, or other non-functional cosmetic issues. The bar performs and functions exactly as a new barbell and has never been used.
Welcome to the product page for the last power bar you'll ever buy, just because it's that good. For best experience in learning about our new generation barbells, please visit the mini site by clicking the link below.
This bar is our IPF spec, multi purpose, power bar. It I a 29mm bar, with aggressive but not overly sharp knurl, and standard powerlifting markings.
What is it about our new generation bars that sets them apart? With a tensile strength of over 250k PSI and a rockwell hardness of 51 RC, this bar is harder than any other currently bar on market. What this means in practical terms is that the knurl won’t wear down over the years, leaving you with a bar that is performing sub par compared to when it was new. Even where the bar contacts the rack it will maintain that fine, tacky, aggressive knurl just like the day it was unboxed.
The knurl itself is the other piece of engineering that went into this bar this bar that we are proud of. We wanted to create something that grabbed well but wasn’t so unnecessarily sharp that it cut your hands rather than grabbing. The knurl of our bar is finer than most barbells you will find, giving the knurl more points per square inch and creating more surface area to create friction against.
Lastly, another small feature to differentiate our bar is the center marks in the knurl. We wanted to leave the power bar with a continuous center knurl so as to not lose any of the grip effects for squatting, but still have marking to indicate the bars center for alignment purposes.
We fully stand behind our product and believe in it wholeheartedly, which is why each bar comes with a 5 year warranty against any type of manufacturing defect. What this means is if your bar begins to wear prematurely, we will repair or replace it free of charge. While our bar does have a higher tensile strength – what this doesn’t mean is that we will warranty against customer induced damage such as dropping the bar into metal safety pins. Depending on many variables such as the height and weight used this is just simply too much force into one area of the bar to not cause permanent deformation.
Below are complete specifications for the bar, but make sure to click the image above to load the mini-site and read more about the bars.
|Bar Type||Power Bar|
|Bar Weight||20 kilograms|
|Bar Length||86.5" (Total Bar)|
|Finish Options||Clear Zinc, Black Oxide, Bright Nickel|
|Loadable Sleeve Length||16.25"|
|Mounting Hardware||Snap Rings|
|Origin||Manufactured in the USA using American Steel|
|Certification||USPA and IPL certified for competition use|
Hi, will these bars be available unplated at any point? Thanks, Chad
We are not offering an unplated version of the bar.
Wanted to know the difference between the zinc, black oxide and nickel options?
The biggest differences are going to be in color and corossion resistance. The black oxide is black, making that unique, but it is also the least corrosion resistant. It only has a mild corrosion resistance and is better suited for climate controlled environments.
The zinc and nickel are pretty equally corrosion resistant, but look fairly different. There are pictures of the two finishes for both the Duffalo bar and the Shoulderok. The zinc has a more blue-ish silver look to it, where the nickel has a shinier bronze look to it. The nickel is also significantly harder and more durable than the zinc finish as well.
Greetings, I just a had a quick question about the electroless nickel coating. How is this compared to just zinc? I have not seen this offered before. Thank you for your time.
The electroless nickel coating is a very high end coating often used in engineering parts. Most plating shops don't have tanks big enough to accomodate a barbell so not a lot of companies offer it. It will have a very similar high level of corossion resistance like the zinc, but it will keep it's shine a lot longer and is a harder finish.