Cap’s 7’ Olympic Power Bar offers supreme quality craftsmanship from end to end and is the only reason this bar has a powerful reputation and tolerates even the toughest workout. Designed with medium depth diamond knurled surface and sleeves that swivels at the most delicate touch. This prohibits the bar from warping and reduces pressure on the wrists.
- 1500 Lbs. Capacity
- Black Finish
- 30 Day Manufacture’s Warranty
This is a heavy-duty bar. The black finish scratches off easily, but I figured it would and didn’t care because of the price. The knurling is not too aggressive, so it won’t tear up your hands, but there’s enough depth for effective grip. Unlike some of the other reviewers, my bar was not full of oil. I suppose it has a light residue, but nothing worth worrying over. It’ll wear off with use. I have some observations specifically as a powerlifter. On the plus side, the bar has almost no flex, even with over 400 lbs on it. So when you’re lifting the weight, you’re lifting all of it from the start. But I have two negative comments: First, the bar seems a little thicker than IPF regulations. I don’t have an IPF bar at my house to compare it to, and it may be an illusion because of the color, but it just seems a little thicker. I suppose they did this to up the weight-rating. I won’t know for sure until I try to max deadlift with it. Second, there is no center knurling on this bar. I like having a center knurling for squats. It makes me feel safer – so the bar has less opportunity for slipping. It’s a personal preference, and it just means I’ll have to chalk up whenever I’m squatting. Overall, for the price, I would recommend it as a solid addition to any home gym.