We often get asked which bar is suitable for powerlifting, weightlifting, and CrossFit. We have now developed the Strength Shop Bastard bar, a bar which combines many features from each type of bar and brings them into one.
Each sleeve in these bars consist of one needle bearing, and one brass bushing.
Lightly grooved sleeves.
Rings marked at both 810mm and 910mm
With centre knurling
2200mm in length, 20kg Olympic sprung steel bar rated to 700bs, 28mm diameter, with end caps.
Quite a ‘flexy’ shaft, sharp knurling, and great free spinning sleeves.
This bar comes with a Strength Shop Lifetime Performance Warranty (see T&C for full details).
Independent review of the bar:
En 150cm skivstång med 50mm diameter. Skivstångens vikt är 13kg. Viktlås ingår….
En teknikstång i chrome.
Stången är tillverkad i aluminium för teknikträning.
Max belastning 10 kg
This is one of our most popular bars and rightly so. It is a dedicated Weightlifting bar with impressive specs at a fraction of the price of branded bars.
The Sprung steel construction of the shaft means that it can handle moderate loads and will revert to its original shape once the tension has been released. This is ideal for a Weightlifting bar as the last thing you want after a big PB is to be left with a bent bar. It also gives the bar a good deal of flex and quite a lively feel.
Being a weightlifting bar it has free spinning sleeves and light knurling.
Olympic Weightlifting Bar with a 28 mm spring steel shaft black zinc plated and chrome sleeves.
Length: 2200 mm
Weight: 20 kg
Diameter loading pin: 50 mm
Length loading pin: 40.5 cm
This bar has a center knurling and markers for Olympic Weightlifting.
Rated to: 680 kg (1500 lbs)
Recommended max. load for
Squats: 250 kg
Deadlifts: 250 kg
Clean/jerk and Snatch: 150 kg
For higher lifts we recommend more specialised barbells, such as Texas barbell for squats and deadlifts, or Pendlay barbells or Elite barbells for weightlifting.
Needle bearings win over ball bearings because they are capable of handling larger loads without squashing or deforming. Instead of balls there are cylindrical rollers around the bearing. Compared to the brass bushings these bearings will give you a more free spinning sleeve on your bar.
This is the women`s standard size version of our best selling Original 2028 barbell.
A great entry level barbell mainly aimed at static power lifts such as squats, bench and deadlift.It has an excellent sleeve spin and could be used for explosive lifts as well, though dropping with weights is not recommended (for this purpose please see spring steel women`s weightlifting barbells).
Measurements are based on women`s/junior standard weightlifting measurements, with 25 mm shaft thickness and 15 kg weight.
Rated to: 180 kg
Weight: 15 kg
Length: 201 cm
Shaft diameter: 25 mm
Length between sleeves: 130 cm
Distance between rings: 87.3 cm
Shaft: straight steel
Surface finish: black oxide coated
Loading sleeve: 50 mm
Length of sleeves: 35.5 cm
Sleeve spin: moderate
End caps: yes
Ideal for: static power lifts such as squats, deadlifts, press
Olympic Bar with black oxide coated shaft.
With steel bushings.This bar is our entry level weight training bar. It’s ideal for home/garage gyms and very light commercial use.This bar was designed to be an entry level or beginners weight training bar and fits the bill perfectly when you’re looking for a bar on a budget.
It is Olympic standard size and weight (220 cm and 20 kg) and is made of straight steel with 50 mm sleeves on the ends, and a 28 mm diameter shaft, which is rare for a bar in this price range.
The Black Oxide Bar is perfect for static lifts such as Squats, Deadlifts and Presses.
Rated to: 250 kg
Diameter: 28 mm
Weight: 20 kg
Lenght: ca. 220 cm
Length between sleeves: 131 cm
50 mm sleeves
Length of each sleeve: 40 cm
With end caps.
Relatively sharp knurling and excellent spin in the sleeves, as shown here: