In our humble opinion, this is the best bar for the home gym or at least the most versatile. Being 200mm shorter, it is more manageable for moving around the gym, loading/unloading, plates, etc. But it is still has options rated for 450kg or more.
If you are using bumper plates, you might run out of room on the sleeves between 160-180kg. If you are using competition or cast iron plates, you probably can fit more than 320-360kg. That's why we refrain from calling it a "women's" Olympic barbell.
The Elite Olympic barbell is suited for elite lifters or intermediate/advanced lifters who want to invest in a long term barbell.
The Elite Olympic barbell has the following upgrades compared to our Rookie and Intermediate barbells:
- 8 x needle bearings instead of 4 on Rookie and Intermediate barbells
- Hard chrome plating (more durable) instead of bright chrome plating on Rookie bar
- Alloy steel instead of C45 steel
- Increased strength rating
If your training space is a little cramped, consider one of our Elite 2.0m barbells. Remember, the overall weight of the loaded bar with plates is what matters - not the weight of the empty bar.
||2000mm (6.56ft) (standard length women's Olympic barbell)
|Shaft (grip) diameter||25mm|
50mm to suit standard Olympic plate holes (plates not included)
|Loadable sleeve length||320mm|
|Shaft material||Premium alloy steel|
|Shaft coating||Hard chrome plating|
|Sleeve material||Copper inside steel
|Sleeve coating||Hard chrome plating
|Sleeve bearing(s)||8 x needle bearings (4 per sleeve)
|Recommended maximum lift||270kg including bar|
|Rated strength||1200lb (approx. 540kg)|
|Note the force exerted on the bar when dropped or bounced may be greater than the weight of the bar. Hence, the bar should be rated for approx. 2 times the weight you intend to lift to ensure its durability.
Other finishes and colours are available on request.
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