7’ CAP Barbell Olympic Bar is designed to take on super heavy workloads and is the top choice for professional weightlifters and club owners. Precision engineered for balance and long lasting performance. 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.
- Accomodates 2-Inch Olympic plates
- 1000-Pound weight capacity
- Black oxide finish with polished steel sleeves
- Medium-depth diamond knurl
We are CrossFitters and ordered two of CAP Barbell Olympic Bar in 2010 and another one about 6 months ago. They have gotten heavy use over the last 2 years (450+ deadlifts, constant clean and jerks, snatches, etc). We have bumper plates and they get dropped from shoulder height and overhead regularly. We love these bars and have never had any issues. The bars are still going strong even with our abuse and look almost new when we clean them up. I love the black (aesthetics really)and am happy to say that they haven’t had any of the black scratch off or anything like that.
I had a cheaper bar before(came with a weight set) and it came apart after 5 workouts. Just a comparison. We don’t baby our bars and these ones have held ups perfectly so far. (We can’t tell which ones are 2 years old and which one is 6 months old).
CAP Barbell Olympic Bar has fit my crossfit workouts nicely. I will NOT get anywhere near the rated weight capacity of this bar. But, with that being said, it is certainly a HUGE step over a standard 600 lb olympic bar. It’s a very solid design and the ends of the bar are sealed (no worrying about tightening those annoying allen wrench screws on the ends of the bar)! I have used this bar for deadlifts up to the 330 lb mark and of course, I wasn’t even close to it’s rating. Since I use my bar for Crossfit / Metcon workouts, I do my fair share of Olympic style lifts. With my bumper plates on, I have no worries when I release (a controlled drop) of my weight from an overhead position (doing overhead push presses at 175 lbs). Just as a side note, I am NOT using metal weights. They are rubber bumper plates. The floor in my home gym is also not your typical garage concrete floor. It’s 3/4″ pine subflooring with 3/4″ rubber gym mat flooring on top. That “softens” the blow a bit when I’m dumping this bar on my heavy workouts. The ends of the bar were not as pictured. The ends are not perfectly smooth but rather they are grooved. Very tiny grooves that make for a really good grip when attaching my Lock Jaw type barbell collars. The main part of the bar is the matte black color (as pictured here on Amazon). The knurling is flawless. I would definitely recommend this bar to those in the crossfit community.