REP Fitness has finally released a safety squat bar, and it was worth the wait.
This bar features fully knurled handles that you can remove, which offers incredible versatility. It also has thick, quality padding, and a 5.5-inch camber drop. With a static rating of 1,500 pounds, we tested and found the REP Fitness Safety Squat Bar to be extremely durable. The hard chrome sleeve finish and metallic black powder coat on the shaft of the bar will help prevent scratching and corrosion.
This bar weighs 68 pounds, which is more than your standard Olympic barbell but not the heaviest safety squat bar we have seen. It does have 2-inch sleeves, so it’s compatible with your Olympic plates. There is a 49.1-inch distance between the cambers. This is significant because it makes the bar easy to take in and out of the rack, even on wider stands.