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Bastard Power Bar With Black Chrome Shaft & Bronze Bushings

Original price €349.99 - Original price €349.99
Original price €0.00
€349.99
€294.11 Excl. Tax
€294.11 - €294.11
Current price €294.11 Excl. Tax
SKU BAR-BAST-POWER-BLK
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The Strength Shop Bastard Power Bar is without a doubt one of the best powerlifting barbells currently available on the market. Our latest model is now made from super sturdy 42rCr high quality steel and fitted with bronze bushings to make this barbell a premium addition to our range. If you're a dedicated lifter and looking for a resilient and excellent quality piece of equipment, then this is a great choice for you.

The barbell comes with an impressive black chrome shaft and features extreme knurling, which provides even more grip than the traditional Texas power bars. The knurling will provide lifters with the best hold possible both in your hands and on your shoulders for deadlifts and squats. Finely grooved barbell sleeves will ensure that your weight plates stay in place. Furthermore, the updated chrome coating not only provides a sleek finish, but also gives the bar even more wear resistance than a traditional zinc coating.

Since the bar is relatively stiff, we would recommend using primarily for static lifts.

-29mm chrome plated, Sprung Steel Shaft
-131.5cm Length of shaft between sleeves
-15cm centre knurling
-40.5cm loadable length of sleeve
-2" diameter sleeve, suitable for Olympic Plates

Ideal for Powerlifting - Squats, Bench and Deadlift, and general gym use.

Weight: 20kg
Length: 2.2m
Shaft: Sprung Steel
Shaft Diameter: 29mm
Distance Between Rings: 810mm
Centre Knurling? Yes
Knurling Type: Coarse
Sleeve Type: Bronze Bushings
Recommended Max Load/Rating: 5,290lbs / 2,399KGs static rating, 205K PSI Tensile strength. Max suggested load - 340kg Deadlift, 300kg Squat


This bar comes with Strength Shop 3-Year performance warranty.


Bar testing with 400kg load



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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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Diogo R. (Portugal)
Top quality, low price

Wasn't expecting such quality for this price. I've had mine for about 5 months and I've used it 4 days per week since. This bar is stiff, the knurling is aggressive (watch the shins) and the construction is solid (no give or rattling on the sleeves at all). This bar will probably last me my whole life. The black chrome seems to be wearing off in some places though, I guess it's just a limitation of black chrome. If you have concerns with surface rust get the stainless steel version instead.

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Timo S.
Solid barbell

The surface finishing is well made, the knurling is really aggressive (which I like) and the overall quality of the assembly is high. Nice spin, no slack on the bushings. The grooves on the sleeves help keep plates in place. Very stiff. 5/5

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Marko T.
Excellent Price vs. Quality Ratio

Overall I'm extremely satisfied with the purchased Bastard Power Bar.

The 29mm diameter makes it stiff enough for the bench press as well as squats.

It's not wobbly, it doesn't bend making it stable throughout the movement. It has virtually no spin which increases the stability for compound exercises.

Strongly recommended.

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Gábor N.
very stiff, very harsh knurling

Its a great bar for powerlifting, little bit to hard knurling for deadlifts.

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Rasmus
Great power bar

Due to the global situation there were some delivery delays, which I found very unfortunate, but when I actually received the bar I was very impressed with pretty much everything about it. The knurling is great, allows for excellent grip whilst still being subtle enough to completely tear your shins and hands apart, and the finish looks fantastic. The only downside, which is a very slight one is that the sleeves don't rotate very much, but that is completely irrelevant since it is a power bar. I am absolutely sure it will last me a damn long time.

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homegym
great bar

I've had this bar for 2 months now and it's a great bar... For me personally i would rather have sleeves without that black rubber band and i would apreciate to have the option to order just sleeves alone to replace old ones because I already damaged mine which was my mistake.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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Diogo R. (Portugal)
Top quality, low price

Wasn't expecting such quality for this price. I've had mine for about 5 months and I've used it 4 days per week since. This bar is stiff, the knurling is aggressive (watch the shins) and the construction is solid (no give or rattling on the sleeves at all). This bar will probably last me my whole life. The black chrome seems to be wearing off in some places though, I guess it's just a limitation of black chrome. If you have concerns with surface rust get the stainless steel version instead.

T
Timo S.
Solid barbell

The surface finishing is well made, the knurling is really aggressive (which I like) and the overall quality of the assembly is high. Nice spin, no slack on the bushings. The grooves on the sleeves help keep plates in place. Very stiff. 5/5

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Marko T.
Excellent Price vs. Quality Ratio

Overall I'm extremely satisfied with the purchased Bastard Power Bar.

The 29mm diameter makes it stiff enough for the bench press as well as squats.

It's not wobbly, it doesn't bend making it stable throughout the movement. It has virtually no spin which increases the stability for compound exercises.

Strongly recommended.

G
Gábor N.
very stiff, very harsh knurling

Its a great bar for powerlifting, little bit to hard knurling for deadlifts.

R
Rasmus
Great power bar

Due to the global situation there were some delivery delays, which I found very unfortunate, but when I actually received the bar I was very impressed with pretty much everything about it. The knurling is great, allows for excellent grip whilst still being subtle enough to completely tear your shins and hands apart, and the finish looks fantastic. The only downside, which is a very slight one is that the sleeves don't rotate very much, but that is completely irrelevant since it is a power bar. I am absolutely sure it will last me a damn long time.

h
homegym
great bar

I've had this bar for 2 months now and it's a great bar... For me personally i would rather have sleeves without that black rubber band and i would apreciate to have the option to order just sleeves alone to replace old ones because I already damaged mine which was my mistake.

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