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The Trap Bar HD features an industry first variable handle system that allows for a 23", 25", or 27" intra-handle width using swappable handle brackets. The standard bar includes 25" brackets and customers can use the checkboxes above to add a wider (27" width) or narrower (23" width) handle brackets.
The age-old struggle of loading and unloading plates from your trusty trap bar is over. We are proud to introduce a simple, effortless solution - the built-in bar jack. Our design features 2x inch-thick "legs" with tread to provide grip and stability when the bar is positioned in a vertical orientation for easy loading/unloading. We designed The Trap Bar to allow for an effortless transition from horizontal to vertical position, requiring minimal effort and taking advantage of human kind's earliest discovery - the lever.
An industry-first, The Trap Bar by default comes with two sets of machined, knurled grips finished in bright zinc. The grips are easily swappable for your specific training need. To add the 2" Love Handles, or extra pairs of 1" and 1.5" grips to your cart, please use the checkboxes at the top of the page. Additional handles may be purchased here.
Another industry first, the 2" Love Handles are an optional add-on for The Trap Bar that allows for both rolling (the grip will spin freely) or fixed usage. Each set of Love Handles includes adapters to allow for both rolling and fixed use.
In an effort to make The Trap Bar as versatile of an implement as possible, we opted to open up one end of the bar while still ensuring it retains a fully-balanced design. This open design allows for much more variation beyond your standard deadlift, including loaded carries, split squats, RDLs, and lunges.
Unlike most trap/hex bars on the market, The Trap Bar features machined and zinc-plated sleeves with 17" of loadable space. To cut costs, many trap bars use off-the-shelf DOM tubing whose diameter is less than a standard olympic sleeve, resulting in them being incompatible with all standard collars. Another side effect of this is that plates fit very loosely on the under-sized sleeves, resulting in lots of shifting, movement, and clanging of the plates.
Our sleeves are machined to tight tolerances like any other standard barbell, allowing for a snug fit for plates and compatibility with all standard barbell collars. The Trap Bar HD sleeves are detachable which allows for a compact design and reduced shipping rates.
The Trap Bar is fabricated, manufactured, and assembled in-house at Kabuki Strength Lab, our dual-purpose training space and manufacturing facility in the beautiful Pacific Northwest city of Portland, Oregon. Each bar includes a hand-signed card by the Kabuki Strength employee who assembled it.
If you are interested in outfitting your weight room or facility with Kabuki Strength equipment, please visit our Team Sales page and fill out a short form to be contacted by our sales staff!
How easy is it to swap handle brackets? Do you need tools? I'm thinking about getting the standard 25" width, which should fit me fine, but also the 27" for variety. I probably wouldn't want to swap during a workout but it would be nice to know if it's doable within in a couple of minutes.
Yes, the brackets are easily switched out with a wrench on the gym floor in just a couple of minutes!
was going to order this I wondered about the different widths available. what does a person 6'3" need verses someone who is 5'10" I was thinking just ordering the normal one.
The bracket width has very little to do with someone's height. To describe them futher, the narrow bracket is also considered the youth bracket. It fits small-statured athletes. If you were 5 feet tall and 100lbs, this would be the correct size for you. The standard bracket fits most athletes. The wide bracket was built for football linemen-sized athletes. If you are 5'11 and 280lbs, that would be the best bracket for you.
In regard to your examples, if you are 6'3 and weigh 175lbs, you might fit well in the standard bracket. However, if you are that height and weigh 250lb, you would probably want the wide bracket. If you are 5'10 and weigh 180lb, the standard bracket would fit well. If you are Chris Duffin's size, you will want the wide bracket.