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StrengthShop Bastard Bar - no centre knurling

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StrengthShop Bastard Bar - no centre knurling

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We often get asked which bar is suitable for powerlifting, weightlifting, and functional training. We have now developed the StrengthShop Bastard Bar, a bar which combines many features from each type of bar and brings them into one.

Each sleeve in these bars consist of one needle bearing, two ball bearings, and one brass bushing.

Lightly grooved sleeves.

Nickel/Phosphorus plating.

Quite a 'flexy' shaft, sharp knurling, and great free spinning sleeves.

• Weight - 20kg
• Length - 2.2m
• Shaft - Sprung Steel
• Shaft Diameter - 28mm
• Distance Between Rings - 810mm and 910mm
• Loadable Sleeve Length - 410mm
• Centre Knurling? - No
• Knurling Type - Medium
• Sleeve Type - Needle Bearings, Brass Bushings & Ball Bearings
• Recommended Max Load/Rating - 1500lbs Static rating, 205K PSI Tensile strength. Max suggested load - 120kg for Clean & Jerk / Snatch, 250kg for Squat/Deadlift
• Warranty - 3 Year Performance Warranty

This bar comes with a Strength Shop 3 Year Performance Warranty. For full warranty details and usage guidelines please see our T&C's.

Independent reviews of the bar;

"The bar is lovely, nice knurling, good flex and spin! In that price range I've used rogue bars and the again faster klokov bar, even used the Taishan bar, and this bar to me feels the most comfortable and is definitely the most versatile of the lot! Super pleased with it! Will definitely point people towards this bad when asked! It's one of the best if not the best bar for crossfit that I've used, and as great a quality that rogue bars are, I would definitely take the bastard bar over the Ohio or rogue bar!" - Jordan - July 2015

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Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

Great bar
Great bar, great feel when lifting, good value for money. Review by Bazzer / (Posted on 29/09/2019)
Well worth it
This bar is amazing I highly recommend. High quality bar with good spin. Backed with a good warranty and as always amazing customer service and fast delivery from strength shop Review by Zane / (Posted on 04/07/2015)
Evolution Bar (No centre knurling)
Ordered a bar and collars from strengthshop and next day UPS were knocking at my door with half the package due to an error. Eventually got the bar after some fun and games with UPS. I'm definitely a novice lifter and my fitness is based around CrossFit ( I can hear the collective moan from the purists already :-D ). Couldn't wait to get to the box to try it out. The workout involved rowing and lots of thrusters ( a combined front squat into a press). The first thing i noticed was the feel of the bar , felt extremely comfortable and the knurling was adequate , not so sharp that it wasn't going to cheese grate my hands like some of the pure lifting bars which is extremely important for CrossFit , as the next movement could be pull ups or too soft that you don't get the grip, just spot on. The bar felt of quality. The spin was really impressive. Cleaning the bar up to start was a joy , instantly could tell the difference and I'm a novice. I'm extremely happy and can't wait to get back to using it , was gutted this morning when my coach said it was deadlifts and no cleans , he knew I wanted to use the bar !! As mentioned had a little issue with UPS , no fault of strengthshop , having rang them to explain , their customer service was exemplary, sounded genuinely concerned and would pass on the details to UPS. I really cannot thank them enough , have know found my first port of call for anything to do with the lifting aspect of CrossFit. One very , very happy customer Review by Meirion / (Posted on 28/03/2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPe81-O322c&list=UU4TgF4jZRsvrN4CXV0JXmbA Review by adillon / (Posted on 31/07/2014)