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I have owned the Eleiko Rack Bar for about a week now and it has become my pandemic bar. This barbell was the only one available that is specified for powerlifting at the time of my ordering. I was extremely skeptical at first, seeing a barbell called "Rack Bar" made it seem like a barbell only for things such as rack-pulls but I was proven wrong. Specifications: (Powerlifting knurling) - 215,000 PSI Tensile Strength (per Eleiko sale rep) - 29mm Shaft Diameter - 1.2 knurling (I guess they say its mild?) - Barbell made for racks - Chrome - Graphite Bushings - 16.34 Loadable Sleeve Length - 12 year warranty Now this barbell retails at $700+ and it is definitely not worth that price. The "mild" knurling specification is deceiving as I will compare it to a rogue OPB e-coat and it is has more aggressive knurling than that. The knurling does not rip your hand though, as it is extremely grippy and I had no problems deadlifting without chalk for volume sets. The knurling is also unique as there is none where the barbell rests on the J-cup. Now this is gimmicky as J-cups are less than $100 and to buy a $700+ barbell and use this feature to justify it is just comical. Comparison: I believe if I were to own a Rogue OPB bare-steel version than I would consider the knurling to be the same volcano pattern and feel the exact same. The Rogue OPB E-coat has very mild knurling as the pain cover really dulls it so it is a hard comparison. Overall, the Eleiko Rack Bar is a joy to workout with and I always look forward to my workouts. I would definitely consider this a pandemic barbell (a barbell in which you get when you are very desperate) and I do not regret purchasing it. I rate it 4/5 stars due to the cost but it has nothing quality wise to gripe about. *For some reason I could not add pictures *I also have a bright zinc Kabuki Barbell coming and I want to compare it to that.
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Eleiko Rack Bar NxG 20KG
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