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What Barbell and Specialty Bar options are there?

Barbell 2000 for Powerlifting Success

Barbell 1500 for Lifetime Results

Barbell 1000 for Compact Performance

Curl Bars for Targeted Results

Dumbbells for Maximum Versatility

Trap Bar for Leg and Back Dominance

Learn More about Barbells

Here are the top three things to look for in a quality barbell:

  1. Tensile Strength: At least 160,000 PSI
  2. Sleeves: 2" Olympic sleeves with either bearings, bushings, or both
  3. Endcap Construction: Snap-Ring endcap

Ensure your barbell meets these three criteria and you will have a quality bar that will last for years to come.

Best Barbells for Bench, Deadlift, and Squats

Best All-Purpose Barbells

  • 180k-200k PSI tensile strength and moderate whip
  • Lighter knurling, bushings and needle bearings
  • See our Barbell 1500

Best Beginner and Lighter Weight Barbells

  • 160k-180k PSI tensile strength and moderate whip
  • Light knurling, bushings and bearings
  • See our Barbell 1000

If you're a beginner or not planning to lift heavy, you may want to choose a 15 kg/33 lb barbell.

These regulation 2" Olympic barbells trim 11 pounds and 8" from the typical 7 foot barbell, offering increased mobility and easier handling for beginners.

Our Barbell 1000 is constructed from the same high-quality bar and sleeves as the Barbell 1500, with bronze bushings and needle bearings for gym quality performance in a smaller package.

If you're new to weightlifting, have limited space, or plan to lift light, then we recommend a 15 kg/35 lb Olympic barbell. If you're experienced or committed to weightlifting, then we recommend starting off right away with a 20 kg/45 lb Olympic barbell.

Is it worth buying a barbell for home?

Knurl is is the textured part of the bar that increases the grip between your hand and the barbell.

Knurl Marks are the smooth, un-knurled rings around the bar that help you gauge where to grip the barbell for balanced hand placement.

Tensile strength is measured in pounds per square inch (PSI), and it refers to the amount of stress a bar can take before is breaks. This number usually ranges from 120,000-230,000 PSI.

Higher Tensile Strength bars can handle more weight and tend to be stiffer. Powerlifting bars are stiffer and should have 200,000+ PSI. All-purpose bars will have more whip and should be 165,000-200,000 PSI.

Whip is like elasticity - a bar with more whip is slightly more elastic than a stiffer bar that has less whip, and will slightly bend when the loaded barbell changes direction.

A bar with high whip is important for olympic lifts like Snatch, Cleans and Jerk. Lifters focusing on Bench and Squat will prefer a stiffer bar. Most lifters will be happy with a bar with low to medium whip.

Bar Specs & Details

Olympic Barbell 2000
Olympic Barbell 1500
Olympic Barbell 1000
Olympic EZ Curl Bar
Olympic Hex Trap Bar
Olympic Loadable Dumbbells - Pair
Best for
Bench, Deadlift, Squat
Multipurpose Barbell
Beginners, Compact spaces
Compact Spaces, Arms
Rackless squats, Safe deadlifts
Isolation Movements
Load Tested
2000 lbs
1500 lbs
1000 lbs
360 lbs
540 lbs
240 lbs
Bar Weight
20 kg
20 kg
15 kg
20 lbs
20 kg
10 lbs (each)
Total Length
86.75"
86.75"
78.75"
48"
56"
16.5"
Snap Ring Design
Sleeve length
16.25"
16.75"
12.75"
6.75"
9.5"
4.75"
Sleeve Spin
Bronze Bushings
Needle Bearings + Bronze Bushings
Needle Bearings + Copper Bushings
Bronze Bushings
Weld, no spin
Bronze Bushings
2" Olympic Sleeves
Grip Diameter
28 mm
29 mm
29 mm
28 mm
25 mm
28mm
Grip Knurl Type
Medium 1.5
Light 1.0
Light 1.0
Light 1.0
Medium 1.5
Medium 1.5
Center Knurl
Yes
No
No
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-
-
Knurl Marks
Powerlifting only
Powerlifting + Olympic
Powerlifting + Olympic
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-
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Bars Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 108 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 101 Total 4 star reviews: 6 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
98%would recommend these products
108 reviews
  • JI
    JORGE I.
    Verified Buyer
    Olympic Barbell 1500
    Reviewing
    Olympic Barbell 1500
    I recommend this product
    What is your main goal for weight lifting? Overall fitness and health
    How old are you? 55-64
    What is your gender? Male
    How much weight lifting experience? On and off over the years, but never consistent
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Value for Money, Fast Shipping, Great Quality, Smooth Spin, Comfortable knurling
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2/14/24
    Olympic barbell 1500

    I decided on the 1500 because of the description I saw on the page. Now that I have it, I understand that it was the best decision I made. It has a very good chrome finish. I really liked the bearings. The weight feels very good and very firm. The loading sleeves are ideal for handling all the weights I have. I am delighted with this barbell.

  • MS
    Michael S.
    Verified Buyer
    Olympic Barbell 1500
    Reviewing
    Olympic Barbell 1500
    I recommend this product
    What is your main goal for weight lifting? Appearance/Bodybuilding
    How old are you? 25-34
    What is your gender? Male
    How much weight lifting experience do you have? On and off over the years, but never consistent
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Value for Money, Fast Shipping, Comfortable knurling, Great Quality, Smooth Spin
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    12/2/23
    High quality bar

    This barbell beat my expectations. Extremely high quality and definitely all of the 45 pounds it claims to be. Very sturdy. Bearings are smooth.

  • PA
    Peter A.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    Olympic EZ Curl Bar
    Reviewing
    Olympic EZ Curl Bar
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10/3/23
    Can't beat the value

    Awesome plates and curl bar. Better quality than what was available locally and less costly too. Can't beat the value

  • DK
    Donghyup K.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    Olympic Barbell 1500
    Reviewing
    Olympic Barbell 1500
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6/19/21
    Quick delivery, Good product and excellent service!

    It arrived within a week. It is a decent barbell and the sleeves spins smoothly. Good price and Nice customer services!

  • EK
    Emanuel K.
    Verified Buyer
    Olympic Barbell 1500
    Reviewing
    Olympic Barbell 1500
    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts Value for Money, Fast Shipping, Great Quality, Comfortable knurling, Smooth Spin
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2/29/24
    Great Quality Equipment

    The barbell feels great and has no flaws

  • RS
    Rick S.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    Olympic Barbell 2000
    Reviewing
    Olympic Barbell 2000
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9/5/23
    Best choice on the market

    The classic look, free 2 day shipping, reasonable price, and weight guarantee made these by far the best choice of all weights I could find. Sure others were cheaper or had an even tighter guarantee for a much higher price, but these seem to check all the boxes for me. Barbell seems to be great. All in all, it fits exactly what I needed.

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