A feedback that we have gotten from our customers is that they would like a barbell which would be more cost effective.
The same concerns for a good barbell would apply - high quality rotating sleeves. This has not changed. Each bar has decent spin due to 4 Over-sized Needle Bearings and 2 Over-sized Oil-Impregnated Bushings for durability. These bars also use Bronze Bushings and Needle Bearings. They are more durable than ball bearings when hit with radial impact. The needle bearings will provide consistent spin. A combination of bronze bushings and needle bearings are also used in top of the line barbells in USA and Europe. The spin on the Amateur Bar will not be as good as the spin on the Professional Bar.
This bar features a medium-aggressive knurling.
Spring steel is also commonly used in the manufacture of metal swords used for stage combat due to its resistance to snapping or shattering. The bar is rated 165000 PSI (or 165KSI) which means it will have good whip and return to straightness after the lift. The weight capacity is 200kg. The knurling for the hands is moderate while not being too aggressive.
A word of caution about bars that are too cheap. Overall, bars do not break. Usually, they bend so much during a heavy squat and they never bend back to become straight. Then the bar is condemned after 6 months of use. In the off-chance that you use a cheap bar long enough, they do break as cheaper metal is used in their construction. And when it breaks, it probably will not be sitting in the rack. It is really not worth it to get a cheap bar. The construction, quality of metal, bearings, bushings all contribute towards a well-made bar.
This is a quality barbell for beginners to start with before progressing to higher end barbells in the future. The 200kg weight capacity is the maximum weight the bar is able to take safely. For most beginners, this barbell will be more than enough for the first 2 years of training.
You can buy from us with confidence because we state our specifications clearly. We know exactly what type of metal, bushings, bearings that is inside this barbell as we are personally interested in making a high quality and affordable barbell for the masses. Other sellers will just buy the cheapest barbell from the factory with poor quality materials and sell for a seemingly cheaper price in Singapore. This is not who we are, or are interested in becoming.
What you pay would be what you get, and buying a good quality bar is a investment you should not scrimp on, especially if you are in the iron game for long. We invite you to do a comparison with other bar suppliers based on quality by visiting our showroom to test it for yourself.
With the right use, our barbells will be able to last for a pretty long time. However, wrong use would quickly decimate even the best bars. Wrong use would be dropping the bar from hip / shoulder height using non-bumper plates from cast irons or rubber coated weight plates. These weight plates have no shock absorbing abilities and would transfer the shock and damage the needle bearings in the barbell, hence causing the spin in the bars to stop being smooth. If you would like to drop the barbell from hip height after a deadlift, we recommend using mainly bumper plates, and using some cast iron plates at the end... or better yet, don't drop the bar unless you have no choice.
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