Solid Strength Intro barbells have a large steel screw in cap which goes into the sleeve (see picture). This will not break which is what often happens with the ‘end bolt’ on similar entry level bars. Since 2010, we've sold 100's of these barbells to commercial gyms, CrossFit affiliates, high schools and garage gyms. Not great bars for Olympic lifting, but only serious lifters will feel the difference.
If you're doing Olympic lifts with bumpers around 100kg or less, these bars will survive being dropped, slow lifts like squat/deadlift they're good to 250kg. If you're planning to lift anything above that, we suggest you upgrade to our hybrid/power lifting or needle bearing bars.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jun 2018
Awesome buy! love my new barbell! very well packed and delivered. The barbell has awesome grip and barbell is very even not uneven in terms of weight. Dropped a couple of times with bumper plates and takes the drop well.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Sep 2017
Fantastic quality for the price, especially when compared to $300+ barbells that big chains sell. Awesome second bar for my home gym for accessory movements and for when training with my partner. Branded end caps really add to the feel of quality. Great medium knurl, not aggressive on the throat for cleans but plenty enough to grip.
Posted by Dave on 9th Feb 2017
Very happy with product and the service provided by these guys!
Posted by Mike Thighson on 24th Jan 2017
Had a look at some cheap bars from Elite and number one fitness, both had shallow knurling ( no central knurling) and at a glance were rubbish quality not to mention only 18kg. I knew I couldn't expect much from a $120 bar but this easily exceeded my expectations! The customer service team was also hugely helpful!
If you're after a affordable bar for at home or private gym I would definitely recommend
Posted by Unknown on 24th Oct 2016
Awesome bar, quick delivery.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Dec 2015
Really quick shipping, the bar is properly weighted and works great. Highly recomended