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Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar

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Gear Specs

Brand York
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 29MM
Knurl Olympic
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Bare Steel
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.25"
Sleeve Coating Bare Steel
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 205,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Construction Only
Free Shipping No
Made In USA No
3 Ships Free No

Mike and Marks Bar

Mike Burgener and Mark Rippetoe have teamed up with industry leader York Barbell to provide the ultimate Olympic weightlifting/powerlifting bar that is perfect for CrossFit workouts.

The B&R Bar by York Barbell is produced to their precise specifications. It has a 29 mm shaft with a 200,000 lb. yield strength, marked for both powerlifting and weightlifting movements. It features the perfect light weightlifting knurl that has made York Barbell famous, with a center knurl for squats and an extra half-inch of smooth steel between the knurls to protect your shins during deadlifts, cleans, and snatches. Manufactured with sintered bushings in the sleeves for reliable spin and low maintenance, and with sleeves attached with the same bulletproof end caps used on York competition weightlifting bars, the B&R is designed for heavy commercial gym use in a wide variety of training environments.

Most barbell manufacturers add chrome or other plating material to their bars to prevent discoloration from rust -- it is not there to improve performance. The B&R Bar by York Barbell bar is made for serious lifting, not for looking shiny on the rack. No coating can ever match the look and feel of natural steel, and this quality old-school bar will age to a natural oxidized finish that matures along with your training and experience. This is the last bar you will ever have to buy. It will join the many tens of thousands of bars made by York Barbell since the 1950's that are still going strong.

Burgener and Friends

Thanks Casey and Natalie for being our models!

This bar is bare steel and just like any fine piece of machined steel this will require some upkeep. Occasionally brushing the bar down with 3 in 1 oil or WD-40 will create a beautiful patina look. This is how bars were made for decades and this creates an unmatched feel

Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar is rated 4.8235 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent This is a great bar. feels soft in the hands but grips surprisingly well. Doesnt spin as well as i hoped. The double finger rings are great and the width for the deadlift position really helps on the shins. Only concern is the maintenance. Just remember to brush it off after every use, brush the oil onto it, wipe clean with a towel and your a golden.
Date published: 2012-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Grip Batman! The B&R bar is one of the nicest bars I've used to date. The grip is almost paradoxical. It feels like butter in your hand compared to some bars I've used, yet it doesn't slip as much as even the most sandpaper like bars I've used--even without chalk and a fresh coat of oil. As the product description pointed out, it is a bare metal bar. I prefer bare metal because it doesn't flake like chrome, and it does feel nicer. The fact it is bare metal probably adds to the grip of the bar. It requires routine maintenance like any bare metal implement (like a katana for you martial artists). Care is simple, oil takes care of any rust spots, and a metal brush gets it into the knurling. Wipe it down and it's good to go. Maintenance is required more often if you keep it in a garage, particularly if you have a lot of humidity in your area.
Date published: 2012-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bar for OLY/Powerlifting I do Squats/Bench/Press/DLs with this bar as per the regimen in Starting Strength. I love this bar - the extra width for the smooth section saves my shins, socks and pants from getting scraped by the knurling that would otherwise be there. The knurling in the middle for squats is appreciated for the extra confidence in going heavy (I workout at home so no spotter). The only 'negative' is that this bar needs maintenance. I wear gloves and live in a humid environment so frequent cleaning and oiling are needed if you don't want the bar to look dirty or rust. Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2012-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent For powerlifting, all 3 lifts, outstanding. This bar can handle large weight with very little flex. Good knurls, as well. This is your first and last bar you will need.
Date published: 2012-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar This bar is awesome... so much so that I bought a second one for my wife because she loves it as well. Perfect knurling, great grip b/c it's not chromed out and very sold spin for a non-bearing bar. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every Penny Great bar, the diameter is just right, the knurl is amazing, and When you use it, it feels sturdy. Worth the investment, even for a garage gym.
Date published: 2012-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Just got this bar. It arrived in perfect condition. I've never owned a bar of higher quality. It's build to last and I plan on handing it down to my son when I get old.
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all-purpose bar available If you use it you will know why. Put simply, the knurling is a work of art. Not aggressive, but sticks like glue. I have four barbells in my gym, and the other three are no longer used by anyone. All other things being equal, a person generally uses the bar that feels the best in their hands. No bar I have ever used beats this bar in that regard. Plus at 29mm it is IPF powerlifting specs. Perfect all around strength training bar.
Date published: 2013-01-06