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Bastard Power Bar with Black Chrome Shaft

Original price £289.99 - Original price £289.99
Original price £289.99
£289.99 - £289.99
Current price £289.99
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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.

Strength Shop Bastard Power Bar with Black Shaft
-29mm Black Chrome, Sprung Steel Shaft
-131.5cm Length of shaft between sleeves
-15cm centre knurling
-41.5cm 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
• Loadable Sleeve Length - 415mm
• Centre Knurling? - Yes
• Knurling Type - Coarse
• Sleeve Type - Bronze Bushings
• Recommended Max Load/Rating - 5,290lb Max Load, 205K PSI Tensile strength. Max suggested load - 340kg Deadlift 300kg for Squat
• Warranty - 3 Year Performance Warranty

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

Video of the bar being tested with 400kg,

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
William Miller
Power bar

I would highly recommend this Power Bar, the knurling just seems right and the bar is stiff and feels good when bench pressing. The IPF markings are clear and the 29mm thickness makes it comfortable in hand.

Perfect power bar, affordable

Literally everything I’ve been looking for in a power bar similar to Eleiko or Rogue for much less. The knurling is spot on, sharp and rough how a real power bar should be.

Customer service is phenomenal, had a small fault with my purchase and they were quick to resolve the issue with no hesitation.

Thank you guys!

**** powerbar

Excellent product and service. Thanks strength shop

Great bar with great knurling

I originally bought a standard Olympic bar during lockdown. It worked but I always felt like it was slipping down my back due to lacking central knurling. Finally decided to get a new bar and went for this one. Great decision and very happy with the product.

Excellent quality bar

This is my second **** Power Bar and the price has dropped by £60 since I bought the first one. You can't afford not to buy one.