7’ Olympic Bar is the most popular international bar on the market. Precision engineered for balance and long lasting performance. Designed with medium depth diamond knurled surface and sleeves that swivel at the most delicate touch. This prohibits the bar from warping and reduces pressure on the wrists.
- 500 Lbs. Capacity
- Chrome finish
- 30 Day Manufacture’s Warranty
My main purpose in writing this review is to confirm that it is 37 POUNDS. I bought it with hope that one reviewer was correct in saying that it was 45lbs, but that is false. That said, it is still a very nice, sturdy bar. I am replacing a Gold’s Gym bar which had a defective sleeve (the sleeves are held into place by bolts; in cheaper bars, like the one I replaced, the drilled hole/bolt are not always perfect, which means that doing anything rough like a deadlift or leaving weights on the bar will strip it quickly, which is bad), and so I took this one apart to make sure the drilling was legit, and it is. Overall, I think this is a bit overpriced for the quality and the weird weight, but still the best you are going to get for less than a hundred bucks.
Technically, this is a woman’s bar (not to be sexist). I hit #225 when I ran out of plates and the bar is super solid. I had even put towing chains around the collars and the bar is great. I was scared I might scratch it. This bar is rugged. I only use Iron plates and this bar keeps going. I had dropped it with ample weights and the allen screws did not loosen. This was delivered to me with no packaging other than the thin plastic bag/sleeve thing, even FEDX couldn’t damage it. Does the job, add two 5 LB plates to both sides and compensate for it not being 44 Lb. For half the price of a 44 LB bar, I will take this one.
Pros: Super solid-Finish is rugged-easy maintance-can withstand a beating-“It spins! It spins!”-Knurling is aggressive yet soft -Half the price as others
Cons: Allen bolt