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The Kadillac Bar [Original] [Blemish]


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  • Kadillac Bars [Original] are manufactured by Kabuki Strength here in Clackamas, Oregon. These bars come with a brand new center bar and slightly blemished zinc sleeves.
  • What's the difference between the Original and Knurled Kadillac Bars? This bar sports a unique proprietary textured powdercoat finish for grip security, just as sticky and grippy as knurl, while saving you a few $ in the process. For this Blemish Original, you're paying nearly $100 less for a brand new, functionally identical bar with minor blemishes (read below) on the sleeves.



  • Cambered the same angle as the Duffalo Bar for increased range of motion.
  • Machined Sleeves allow the use of regular barbell collars and include our signature end caps.
  • 10°, 12.5°, and 15° grip angles promote optimal, stacked joint position and improve movement mechanics.
  • 15.3" (narrow), 22.3" (mid) and 29.2" (wide) distances between grips
  • Useable in both standard and reverse grip positions.
  • Plated sleeves and powder-coated center for durability and corrosion resistance.
  • Removable sleeves to reduce shipping cost.



  • Limited Availability - New orders ship in 1-3 business days.
  • Note: This is a cosmetic blemish Kadillac Bar for a discounted price. Possible defects include small scratches or blemishes in the sleeve finish. The bar performs and functions exactly as a new and has never been used.
  • All sales on items listed as blemish are final. No returns, refunds or exchanges will be accepted.
  • If you have an existing order and would like to switch to a blemished item, please contact our customer service team before placing an order.


Playground Physics Discussion with Chris Duffin

In this video, Chris Duffin takes a look a the physics behind the Kadillac Bar's primary features and discusses it's advantages over a standard swiss/football bar.


Overview by Dr. Kelly Starrett





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  • What kind of interest rate is there for how long if I chose to finance?

    Klarna Financing is a separate company from Kabuki Strength.  You'd have to inquire with them directly.  Here is a link to our informational page on Klarna from our site, where you can find links to their programs and their Customer Service;

  • Hey mate Just wondering if there is a way to see the blemish before I purchase the kabuki bar with a blemish? Just so I know what I'm purchasing ? Thank you

    Unfortunately, when an item is deemed 'blemished' it is during the quality assurance and packaging process, so blemished items that are available on our site for purchase are already packaged for shipment.  Blemished items will have scratches/rub marks/abrasions/light impact damage/discoloration/non-functional alignment issues that are visual defects that do not harm the performance of the bar.  Often, they look like the same types of marks equipment will incur after some use in the gym.  Many customers have even remarked that they couldn't tell their equipment had any aesthetic imperfections, or they were so small that the customer stated they would not have considered the equipment 'blemished'.

  • Do you offer military discount on this blemish bar?

    Blemished items are already heavily discounted and additional discounts cannot be applied to these items.

  • Postage to Australia? I'm interested in ordering this bar. Are you able to offer a quote please to Brisbane, Australia. Thank you Paul Thompson Iron Underground

    In order to obtain a shipping quote, we would need the full shipping address.  The best way to obtain that estimate is to add the items you want to purchase to your online cart.  Then, during the check-out process, enter your shipping address.  At that time, all shipping options for that location will auto-populate.  You may select the best option for you, based on rate and shipping time.  

  • Will the sleeves accept competition plates? I have Ivanko Powerlifting plates.


  • Hi, I was wondering if pick up was an option?

    Local pick up is an option for many of our products, if you have an existing order and we set an appointment.  Please reach out directly to Customer Service at and one of our agents can assist.

  • How long is the cage portion of the bar? My rack has a 41” opening and am unsure it will fit

    Per the specs portion of the product page, the Kadillac Bar will fit in racks that are 41.5-54 inches wide.  The cage portion of the center bar is 41.25 inches wide, if you count the space needed for the bolts.

  • Does the Kadillac Bar have revolving sleeves . . .?

    No, the sleeves on the Kadillac Bar do not have bearings or bushings.  They are fixed.