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Cheap barbell for weightlifting advice please

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TrwIconCheap barbell for weightlifting advice please24-09-2016 @ 11:34 
Member 2592, 18 posts
SQ 232.5, BP 167.5, DL 262.5
662.5 kgs @ 118.6kgs UnEq

Am after a decent but not too expensive bar for some beginner Olympic lifting in the garage. Have got cheap bumpers and a platform sorted.

Please can anyone offer advice on any of the following from personal experience - from my research the specs look to be good for the price?

Freedom strength bar currently on sale 153.99 new on eBay

UKSF Cronus barbell 162 new on eBay

Both seem to have decently rated steel and needle bearings so would hope them to be plenty good enough for my needs but any advice/suggestions greatly appreciated.

Freedom strength one looks better on paper but knurling stops short of the sleeves which I've read isn't the best for doing snatches.

hifiloverIcon...24-09-2016 @ 12:20 
Member 3241, 2043 posts
SQ 1, BP 192, DL 255
448.0 kgs @ 136kgs UnEq
I have this:**...

And this:

Couldn't recommend them high enough!
General_illIcon...24-09-2016 @ 13:57 
3rd place Europes strongest man 2016 U90kg
Member 1239, 13275 posts
SQ 280, BP 155, DL 310
745.0 kgs @ 89kgs UnEq
AOA all APB is very good. Aaron page and Tom hibbert use it for weightlifting. We have wolverston bison bars in the iron pit. Just have taken loads of abuse and are still pretty good.
KevC86Icon...24-09-2016 @ 16:20 
Member 5141, 4232 posts
SQ 300, BP 180, DL 350
830.0 kgs @ 130kgs UnEq
Bison bars are the one, but they are a little pricier than the ones you are looking at.
TrwIcon...01-10-2016 @ 10:26 
Member 2592, 18 posts
SQ 232.5, BP 167.5, DL 262.5
662.5 kgs @ 118.6kgs UnEq
Thankyou all.

Think i'll save up a bit more cash and go for the bison.

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