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Cap Barbell Weight Lifting 2-Inch Solid Power Squat Olympic Bar

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  • Black oxide finish
  • Hand placement markers and comfortable center knurling.
  • Ideal for squats, bench presses, and deadlifts.
  • Collars not included.
  • Accommodates all 2" Plates
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Product Description

CAP Barbell's 2" Solid Power Squat Bar is designed to handle over 1000 lbs. This 7' Bar has a black oxide finish and comes with proper hand placement markers and comfortable center knurling. This is the bar of choice for squats, bench presses, and deadlifts. Collars not included. Accommodates all 2" Plates.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 47.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B006R4EOXM
  • Item model number: OB-86PBCK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,265 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

As far as how much weight it will hold ... I don't know.
4America
This is a high quality, very well built and designed bar that can handle some heavy weight.
Bryan S.
What follows was the worst shopping experience of my life.
KS

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gina Helms on July 3, 2013
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I used to own a Pendlay NexGen HD bushing bar. It was a good barbell for Olympic weightlifting, but several features made it a poor choice for powerlifting. Specifically, it had no center knurling (very bad for low bar back squats), the knurling was soft (bad for deadlifts and rows), and it had a decent amount of whip (bad when you want a more stable bar). All of these are great features for an Olympic weightlifting barbell, but aren't ideal for powerlifting, which is what I am focusing on.

This Cap barbell has deeper knurling than the Pendlay. The knurling is also sharper on the center, which is great for back squats. The bar has a little bit of flex when I put 425lbs on it and walked it out of the rack, but less than the Pendlay did with 345lbs. The Cap was totally straight with that weight when it was in the rack.

The Cap barbell even has decent spin on the sleeves, so it'll be an OK choice for someone who wants to do power cleans or snatches sometime.

In comparison to the Texas Power Bar, the knurling is softer and it isn't as stiff. If I were deadlifting over 500lbs I would probably care.

In comparison to the Rogue Bar: this bar has roughly equivalent knurling, smoother spin, and less whip.

Given that this barbell costs $200 vs the ~$300 for other options that are marginally better, I'm completely satisfied with this purchase. If I really need something better in the future, I'll get a Q-Bar from Quest -- $600 for an IPF approved barbell is a steal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bryan S. on May 24, 2013
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After a lot of research, I decided on this bar for a good all-around powerlifting bar. It arrived quickly and well packaged. I was surprised how well it is actually built. The retaining clip on each end is a plus. No more tightening allen head bolts. The knurling is deep...not as deep as some power bars I've used, but MUCH deeper than the cheap olympic bars that come in the 300lb weight sets. Some people look down on the CAP brand bars for some reason, but this is not the norm. This is a high quality, very well built and designed bar that can handle some heavy weight.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Jenkins on August 28, 2014
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Nice bar. The rotation of the sleeves, as I think they're called, is very nice, and the knurling is pretty comfy. But, the black oxide wears off easily and the ends of the barrels get beaten down from the weight easily.

Update 9/13/14
The black oxide continues to wear off easily. Honestly, I'm not certain what the purpose of the black oxide is, but I don't expect it to last too long.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MSonMS on February 20, 2014
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Great for a cheap bar. Knurling is great; good bite, sharp center knurl, not too aggressive on the hands but aggressive enough for some decent pulls. Minor flex at 405 on the rack, no noticeable whip on the lift. Slightly undersized sleeves make spring collars a bad option, get some locking or competition collars. Overall awesome bar, very pleased.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Mackintosh on July 28, 2013
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This bar is great for squats, deadlifts and other power lifting activities. It certainly isn't the cheapest one and it isn't the top of the line, but if you are looking for a bar for use on your power rack then this is a good one. Bearings are good and it should last along time. It is used almost daily between my wife and I. It has center knurling to keep it in place when squatting. Over all a good purchase and it wasn't that much more expensive then some others that I was considering.
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By Wil on December 5, 2014
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The bar has good and bad to it which I will break down the best I can.

Bar Strength:

There is no noticeable bend when racked or exercising. Unless you are deadlifting or squatting 700lb, you should not have issues (and you probably would not be looking at this bar anyways).

Knurling:

The knurling can best be described as on the high side of moderate, but not aggressive. If you are bare handing, you will want some calluses. I like the knurling generally, but I am not a fan of the depth of the center knurling. The center knurling is just as deep as the sides, which is fine for squats, but pretty abrasive for cleans and decline bench. If you are not careful, expect chest bleeding.

Spin:

The bar has quite a bit more spin than I expected from a "power" bar. With that said, I do not find the spin overpowering on squats and bench. However, my bar has a very distinct "neutral" position. This is my biggest issue with the bar and the primary reason I am giving it three stars. The bar naturally wants to rest at a particular rotation. If the bar is not in its neutral position before you start your set, your grip can become very awkward. I eventually learned to always let the bar roll into its neutral position before starting a set, but not without consequences. My first exercise with this bar was squats and I unknowingly had the bar out of its neutral position. Two sprained deltoids and a dented cage later I realized the bar had an issue.

Cosmetics:

The black coating scratches easily, but who cares. It is a weight lifting bar, not an ornament.

Conclusion:

Would I buy this bar again? No. But, am I looking to replace this bar? Again, No.
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