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Benfrancis1993IconStiff Bars30-07-2014 @ 18:49 
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Swolebros,

time for another s**t thread,
Im looking for a quality PL bar, sub 500 quid and it has to have no flex ideally.

hit me with your expert opinions
General_illIcon...30-07-2014 @ 18:57 
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Use a scaffy bar. Cost Nowt. Flex none.
brownbearIcon...30-07-2014 @ 18:58 
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squat bar?

dem american who half squat like 500 dont seem to have too much flex when they squat
JackRevansIcon...30-07-2014 @ 19:13 
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Post Edited: 30.07.2014 @ 19:16 PM by JackRevans
I was in this exact situation a few months ago. The answer is you can't. Anything for less than 500 quid will be bendy and break within a matter of weeks

Edit: plus youl be down 500 and will never ever get anything more than its scrap value back
Benfrancis1993Icon...30-07-2014 @ 19:18 
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Texas power bar seems like the logical choice,

How did your Okie bend ravens? Rack Pulls?
JackRevansIcon...30-07-2014 @ 19:24 
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The Texas power bar is pretty bendy. I'm not entirely sure what bent the okie bar but I only used it for squat bench and deadlift and the most it ever had on it was 240
JohnGymIcon...30-07-2014 @ 19:48 
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My research into this concluded two options.

Either -

Cheapest suitably rated bar you can find (150)

Or

Eleiko Powerbar

Anything in between is a waste of money.
rob0210Icon...30-07-2014 @ 20:09 
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JohnGym said:My research into this concluded two options.

Either -

Cheapest suitably rated bar you can find (150)

Or

Eleiko Powerbar

Anything in between is a waste of money.


Pretty much this. Its either a really cheap bar bar from Jordan fitness etc thats 32mm, so doesnt bend because its thicker. Cheap but s**tty bars, knurling can be a bit iffy on them and wont last as long and repetitive dropping beats them up pretty quick. Otherwise its a premium bar like an eleiko/ivanko that are about 1k.

For what its worth I wouldn't bother with that black ivanko on pullums thats 500ish, everyone seems to put it across as a cheaper option. It's really flexy and pretty much a WL bar just with sharper knurling. There's a chrome competition ivanko thats a bit cheaper than an eleiko PL bar, thats a really good bar but the price is close enough you may as well just get the eleiko!
Benfrancis1993Icon...30-07-2014 @ 20:40 
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I was under the impression the TPB were stiff.

if the best recommendation is a 32mm piece of arse then ill carry on using the one I've got.

thanks lads
milsyIcon...30-07-2014 @ 20:57 
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Are club are looking at buy these http://www.jesupgym.com/products.php?cid=12

It's a company called jessup heard good things about the bars obviously its not a comp standard bar but good enough for a training bar from what feedback we had

Will be ordering a few if you are still after one when we get them we can get you one with no import tax sting etc
Ramsay777Icon...30-07-2014 @ 21:56 
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I know it's different but an axle doesn't tend to flex much, and if you use straps..?

Strengthshop have cheap ones in various diameters.
martinIcon...30-07-2014 @ 22:27 
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Haven't a clue what people are doing with their bars!!

Anyone who breaks a TPB or Okie bar must be dong something wrong.

They do bend a little with over 300kg on it but so it should do.

Of you want a very stuff bar then a 32mm squat bar would do it if it's a necessity.
Benfrancis1993Icon...30-07-2014 @ 22:31 
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martin said:Haven't a clue what people are doing with their bars!!

Anyone who breaks a TPB or Okie bar must be dong something wrong.

They do bend a little with over 300kg on it but so it should do.

Of you want a very stuff bar then a 32mm squat bar would do it if it's a necessity.


cheers martin, Ill get a tpb. I just want something that can be used for anything, but wont make deadlifting any easier.
martinIcon...30-07-2014 @ 22:39 
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No worries. I have all three okie bars but just tend to use my okie power bar for everything instead. I like it just as much as the Elekio power bar I have used in the past.

I doubt you'll be disappointed with a TPB Happy
unit94Icon...30-07-2014 @ 23:03 
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I've had 345 on my Texas bar and it's absolutely fine.

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