School Olympic Barbell (18.5kg)
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 3 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.
This bar features a light knurling at hand placements without centre 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 125000 PSI (or 125KSI) which means it will have good whip and return to straightness after the lift. The weight capacity is 180kg. The knurling for the hands is light.
This is a quality barbell for beginners to start with before progressing to higher end barbells in the future. The 180kg 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.
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.
- Material: Spring Steel Alloy
- Finishing: Electroplated Hard chrome
- Weight: 18.5KG
- Centre Knurling: No
- Weight tolerance: +/-3%
- Total length: 220cm
- Inner bar length: 129cm
- Sleeves length: 41cm
- Grip diameter: 28 mm
- Sleeves outer diameter: 50mm
- Maximum load: 180kg
- Tensile Strength: 125 KSI
- 2 Bronze Bushings and 3 Needle Bearings for Reliable Spin