New Generation Squat Bar [Blemish]


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.


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For best experience in learning about our new generation barbells, please visit the mini site by clicking the link below.

This is our specialty squat bar, a thicker bar designed specifically for squatting to reduce the oscillation of the bar. This bar is fully knurled across the length of the bar with the exception of the center mark and standard powerlifting marks, 32mm in thickness, and 95 inches in overall length.

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.

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 Squat Bar
Bar Weight 25 kilograms
Length 95" (Total Bar)
Tensile Strength
250,000 PSI
Bar Diameter 32mm
Knurl Type Aggressive
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Powerlifting
Finish Options Clear Zinc, Black Oxide, Bright Nickel
Loadable Sleeve Length 17"
Mounting Hardware Snap Rings
Origin Manufactured in the USA using American Steel
Certification USPA and IPL certified for competition use


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  • Does the knurling go across the entire bar, or are there gaps where the bar sits on the rear delts?

    The bar is not knurled over the entire length, there is a 12 inch piece of center knurling, a 5 inch gap on each side of that, and then 16 inches of knurling to the outside of the bar. 

  • I forgot one other ? - Sorry . The end of the bar - Does it have a hex bolt or snap ring for disassembly? I look forward to receiving your answers. Thank-you very much!!

    It uses a snap ring.

  • could you please explain the types of finishes with the pros and cons of each. And then would you mind giving me your own personal preference? Thank you! Cant wait to order the bar!!!

    Hey Kim,

    The zinc and electroless nickel finishes are the most corrosion resistant and won't ever rust. The black oxide is mildly corrosion resistant and will be fine in climate controlled environments but can still rust in humid ones. The electroless nickel finish is technically harder but we've never had issues with any of our zinc products during regular use. It will also keep it's shine for a lot longer than the zinc will.

  • Is bare steel an option?

    Hey Steven,

    We've chosen not to offer an unplated version of these bars, so clear zinc will be the base finish

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