Titan Blues City Power Bar
Manufacturer: Titan Fitness
The Titan Blues City Power Bar is marketed as Titan Fitness' best powerlifting barbell. This is the first time that Titan has come out with a power bar, and in all honesty, one of the only barbells that is actually worth looking at from them. We've tested their Atlas bar in the past and we actually dropped 800 pounds onto some safety straps and bent it, but it did hold up better than I thought it would. This bar is the one that is the most competitive to other bars like the Rogue Ohio Power Bar and Buddy Capps Texas Power Bar and probably the reason behind the name "Blues City Power Bar" because they're based in Tennessee. This is a Made in the USA Bar, which is a big deal for Titan. They don't state that it's USA sourced steel, so I would guess it's still imported steel, but it's made in the USA.
They cut a good knurling in the bar. They have nice sleeves with a good rotation system (bronze bushings.) It has a high tensile strength shaft at 200,000 PSI. I'll talk more about that, but their goal is basically from everything that I see on it, is to take some sales away from Rogue with the Rogue Ohio Power Bar. Now we've reviewed just about every power bar that's out there and the best power bar for most people that has been created up to this writing is the Rogue Ohio Power Bar. I'm not alone in that either.
Sure, there are some people that argue it's the Texas Power Bar, but in my opinion, the Texas Power Bar has been replaced by the Rogue Ohio Power Bar. So I want to compare this one, this new up and comer at a good price point, the Titan Blues City Power Bar to the Rogue Ohio Power Bar because that's the one they're really trying to beat. And that's the one I think everybody's chasing. Just to give you a little bit rundown on the Titan Blues City Power Bar, it's 200K tensile strength, which is a high tensile strength. Typically we see 190K PSI tensile strength. In fact, the Texas Power Bar used to be around 160K PSI tensile strength. It's now 190K PSI so it's up there. The Rogue Ohio Power Bar is 200K PSI for the stainless steel version and 205K PSI for the regular Ohio Power Bar, but it's got a nice aggressive knurl.
The Titan Blues City Power Bar has bronze bushings. The knurl is a volcano type knurl. which is similar to the Rogue counterpart, and this is why I say they're trying to unseat the Ohio Power Bar. Basically what it seems like to me is they married the Ohio Power Bar with the Texas Power Bar to create the Blues City Power Bar. So what I mean by that is that the knurling is a volcano type knurl, but the diameter of the shaft is a 28.5MM diameter, which is more similar to the Texas Power Bar. So, if you're wondering if this is a good barbell, then yes, I think it is. Especially when you factor in the price. When this bar first came out, it was $322.95 I believe they've since lowered it and Titan is constantly playing with prices so we suggest waiting for a sale.
Since the bar is made by Titan Fitness, you do have to worry more so than other companies that there may be scratches on it. Also, are they going to warranty it? Is it going to come outside the tube? All those things that you deal with Titan. Also, if it's Chinese sourced steel, it may say it's 200 K tensile strength, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is. I've seen bars where they claim it's one thing and it's completely something different.
Considering the price, features, free shipping, and everything related to the bar, it's a great option if you're on a budget. The Blues City Power Bar is a good bar. It's not as good as the Ohio Power Bar and I still think the OPB is a better value, but the Blues City is a good bar. All the specs are up there. The knurling is great. Everything about it is a solid bar. I've used it for the squat, deadlift and bench had some other people use it and their opinion on it was they liked the knurling, they liked the 28.5MM shaft, and when I told them the price, they really liked it. If you want a good power bar and don't want to pay the cost of an Eleiko IPF Powerlifting Bar, Kabuki Strength New Gen Power Bar, Rogue Ohio Power Bar or Texas Power Bar, this is a good budget-friendly option.
Pros & Cons
7 Reasons To Buy
- Titan Fitness’ best barbell they’ve released to date.
- Volcano knurl similar to the Rogue Ohio Power Bar.
- Has a 28.5MM diameter shaft similar to the Buddy Capps Texas Power Bar which is superior for deadlifts.
- Priced very much budget-friendly with constant sales and free shipping.
- Uses bronze bushings for the rotation system.
- 200K PSI tensile strength steel shaft that provides a good amount of stiffness for heavy squats.
- One of Titan’s only Made in the USA products.
3 Reasons Not To Buy
- No warranty for the bar listed.
- Nothing has been stated about whether the steel is US-sourced or not.
- Not that much cheaper than some of the competitors.
Add style to your workout with the Titan Fitness™ Men’s Blues City Power Bar. This Olympic power barbell is Made in the USA and will feature a Black Oxide shaft with zinc sleeves. With aggressive knurling and power lifting knurl marks, you can easily position yourself for power lifting, back squats, front squats and more. The Blues City Power Bar will also have center knurling for added grip when performing front and back squats. The overall bar length is 86.25” with a loadable sleeve length of 16.125”. The overall shaft length is 51.5” and will have outer knurl sections that are 17” wide and the middle knurl being 5” wide. The Zinc sleeves contain bronze bushings for a consistent spin. The heavy-duty black oxide shaft will have a tensile strength of 200,000 psi giving you the least amount of whip.
MADE IN THE USA: These Titan Fitness Blues City Power Barbells are designed and manufactured in the USA and are backed by our 1-year warranty and 100% Satisfaction. They are built with the highest quality materials and workmanship to exceed your expectations.
HEAVY DUTY DESIGN: The Blues City Men’s Power Bar is constructed with Bronze Bushings inside of the Zinc sleeves for a consistent sleeve spin and a heavy-duty steel shaft with a 200,000 PSI tensile strength with aggressive knurling. The shaft has a Black Oxide coating for added flair and style.
17” OUTER KNURLING AND 5” CENTER KNURLING: The ends of the high tensile strength shaft will contain 17” wide standard knurling. Power Lifting knurl marks allow you to position your hands properly for deadlifts, power cleans, bench press, and more. The center knurling helps provide added grip for back and front squats.
BLACK OXIDE FINISH: The Blues City Power Bars feature a Black Oxide coating to protect the shaft against scratches and corrosion. This oxide coating provides a durable finish and helps prevent corrosion allowing your Blues City Power Bar to continue to look new with very little maintenance.
DIMENSIONS: The overall length of the men’s Blues City Power Bar is 86.25”. The loadable sleeve length will be 16.125” and the black oxide shaft will be 51.5” with a grip diameter of 28.5mm. The Zinc sleeves will accept 2” Olympic plates. The overall weight of the bar will be 20 KG.
- Made In The USA.
- Center knurling.
- Oxide shaft to prevent corrosion and abrasions.
- Power Lifting knurl marks with aggressive knurling.
- Zinc sleeves with Bronze Bushings for consistent spins.
- High tensile strength.
- Provides little to no whip.
- Weight: 20kg
- Overall Length: 86.25”
- Shaft Grip Diameter: 28.5mm
- Overall Outside Knurling Width: 17”
- Center Knurling Width: 5”
- Tensile Strength: 200,000 PSI
- Loadable Sleeve Length: 16.125 per sleeve
- Shaft Length: 51.5”
- Shaft Color: Black Oxide
- Sleeve Material: Zinc
- Bushings/Bearings: Bronze Bushings
- Knurl Type: Aggressive Knurling
- Made in USA
- Tensile Strength
- 200,000 PSI
- Sleeve Coating
- Loadable Sleeve Length
- Bar Length
- Shaft Coating
- Black Oxide
- Knurl Marks
- Center Knurl
- Bar Weight
- Bar Use
- Bar Type
- Men's Bars