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glen_danburyIconbest Budget weightlifting bar27-05-2015 @ 16:46 
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joint a new powerlifting gymand spoilt for choice on power bars. however After comp next month want to get my weightlifting back as a focus. the gym has bumper plates but all the bars dont feel good doing cleans and snatches.

as such want to buy my own bar which i leave in the gymjust for weightlifting. havent got tons of disposable cash so want a bar that is

*sub 200
*28mm
* loads of spin on collars


any suggestions?
so far looked at
*strength shop 2028 bar
*supreme fitness bar
*wolverson bar
*powerhouse fitness competition bar

in a perfect world I would push the boat out and get evolution bar from strengthshop but its probably more than i can justify with a new baby in the household
lukiIcon...27-05-2015 @ 17:53 
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What about these: http://www.d8fitness.com/product/york-7ft-olympic-north-americ...
Rated to 400kg. About 180 after conversion.
keyser_sozeIcon...27-05-2015 @ 18:52 
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this is actually a really good bar for the money. wouldn't be putting huge weight on it but it spins really well. only replaced it because I had a bit of disposable cash and got some new bars.

https://www.strengthshop.co.uk/weights-bars/bars/olympic-bars/olymp...
glen_danburyIcon...27-05-2015 @ 18:53 
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luki said:What about these: http://www.d8fitness.com/product/york-7ft-olympic-north-americ...
Rated to 400kg. About 180 after conversion.



have you used it? was looking for personal recommendations

don't mind shipping in from ireland but do wonder what the freight costs would push it up a fair bit
glen_danburyIcon...27-05-2015 @ 18:56 
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keyser_soze said:this is actually a really good bar for the money. wouldn't be putting huge weight on it but it spins really well. only replaced it because I had a bit of disposable cash and got some new bars.

https://www.strengthshop.co.uk/weights-bars/bars/olympic-bars/olymp...

was surprised at the amount of spin in the video. its one that is definitely tempting - justfeels too cheap if you know what I mean
keyser_sozeIcon...27-05-2015 @ 19:03 
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glen_danbury said:
was surprised at the amount of spin in the video. its one that is definitely tempting - justfeels too cheap if you know what I mean


I used it for deadlifting a good few times. pulled 200-250 region a good few times and it was grand, still straight as a die.
glen_danburyIcon...27-05-2015 @ 19:13 
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definitely moving towards top of the list at present
lukiIcon...27-05-2015 @ 20:01 
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glen_danbury said:
have you used it? was looking for personal recommendations
don't mind shipping in from ireland but do wonder what the freight costs would push it up a fair bit


Only in the store. I didnt like the chrome, but had good spin and seemed a decent bar for money. I ended up with a sale Strengthshop bar.
I got d8 own brand bumpers and very happy with them.
He's got a good rep for not selling crap and is sponsoring crossfit events atm. Good deal on bumpers and bar.
glen_danburyIcon...27-05-2015 @ 21:42 
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think i am getting spoiled for choice now! looked at the bison bar on d8fitness too.

also like the look of the wolverson hydrid bar. FFS in reality i would want to see/feel the bars lol. always been old school and would rather go to a shop rather than buy online!!!
glen_danburyIcon...27-05-2015 @ 21:45 
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top end of budget but again sounds decent againfaster.eu/en_gb/weightlifting-bars-plates/bars/again-fasterr-team-barbell-2-0.html
lukiIcon...27-05-2015 @ 21:48 
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glen_danbury said:think i am getting spoiled for choice now! looked at the bison bar on d8fitness too.

also like the look of the wolverson hydrid bar. FFS in reality i would want to see/feel the bars lol. always been old school and would rather go to a shop rather than buy online!!!


He gets his bar via Wolverhampton I think. Rebadged, but cheaper now because sterling so strong.
glen_danburyIcon...27-05-2015 @ 22:35 
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Post Edited: 27.05.2015 @ 22:36 PM by glen_danbury
which one? Bison or the elite? checked and shipping doesnt seem bad but out of the bison bars.

despite York being such an established company I amfinding it hardto buy into the brand as feel it wont be worth the money - stupid i know but see York andthink of argos catalogue equipment!
unit94Icon...27-05-2015 @ 22:40 
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The wolverson powerlifting bar is great, if the oly bar is anything like the same quality then you'll be fine
glen_danburyIcon...28-05-2015 @ 08:50 
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as stated too much choice! the again faster bar is currently edging me towards it looking at the spec
George_WinstonIcon...28-05-2015 @ 08:56 
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Again faster bars a s**t. Bend easily. My gym has three and they can be straight to start then bent by the time youre clean amd jerking 120.

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