The American Barbell Training Bar is one of the best general training barbells currently on the market. It has great knurling and a high tensile strength at a good price. We highly recommend this bar. Read the full review.
Pros & Cons
What we like ...
Hard chrome finish
About one-third the price of the Eleiko
20kg and 15kg options
190K PSI tensile strength
What needs improvement ...
Subject to corrosion and chrome plating can cause premature damage
Rotation system is known to take a while to break in
Knurling will be too passive for some
IWF knurl markings only
The American Barbell Training Bar is a solid, versatile barbell for just about any application. We’ve tested it against the day-to-day abuse of heavy training and it’s proven to last.
The bar shaft is made from precision ground alloy steel and the strength of the shaft is tested with every shipment of raw material to ensure we have a consistent 190,000 PSI tensile strength. This attention to detail also allows for excellent whip and long-term performance of our bars. The shaft and sleeves are finished in hard chrome for added durability and corrosion resistance, and the knurl pattern is crisp with just the right amount of tack.
The bar sleeves are precision machined and each one is coated with hard chrome for protection against dropping and impact. Sleeves rotate around high strength composite bushings used in aircraft and automotive industries for smooth rotation.