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 olympic 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.
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
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Bar Type Men's Bars KG 20KG Diameter 29MM Knurl Olympic Center Knurl Center Knurl Knurl Marks Dual Shaft Coating Bare Steel Sleeve Coating Bare Steel Sleeve Construction Press Sleeve Design End Cap Bushing/Bearing Bushing Tensile Strength 205K Guarantee/Warranty Construction Only Free Shipping No Made In USA No 3 Ships Free No Econ Product No
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Second Review, 2 months in.Review by JamesA_ABStrongmanQualityI use this bar 3+ time a week. bench, overhead, deadlift, squat. Last Week, a powerlift buddy took it for a rip on bench, and it held 515 solid, with a wide grip. I was squatting yesterday, and at 500, the bar flexed a lot and made stability difficult. I think it is because the bar was on a narrower platform than a wide bench. I would buy a Power bar or a buffalo bar if you are looking for (relatively) big squats, but this bar is EVERYTHING you need for anything else. I am still crazy surprised at the knurling on this. Its amazing. Technically, i give this bar 4.5 stars.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Bar
Love this Bar!Review by JamesA_ABStrongmanQualityJust took it for its first workout yesterday. The knurl is amazing. It holds to your back with no issue whatsoever. everything is snug, free spinning, and while the does flex a bit over 400 lbs, it has staying power. If this bar makes it 6 months it will make it forever! Good work!| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Bar
OutstandingReview by TravisQualityI've had this bar for almost a year, and it has not disappointed. Very sturdy, knurl is great. Awesome bar for the slow lifts.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Bar
Highly RecommendedReview by TomCQualityI bought the B&R bar four months ago and I am pleased with it. It feels like the precisely machined piece of equipment that it is. The knurling is one of the best I have used. It is not overly aggressive, but provides excellent grip. The uncoated steel feels solid in the hands and on the back. I was surprised at how good it felt with the Olympic lifts, too. The bar spins freely right out of the box and is a pleasure to use for cleans, jerks, and snatches. Even putting the loaded bar down on the ground feels and sounds different than a cheaper bar. It inspires confidence. The sleeves fit properly on the bar and react predictably. The bar responds as a single piece of equipment instead of a shaft with two sleeves bolted on the ends. “Tight” is a word I would use to describe the B&R. I highly recommend it.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Bar
Perfect BarbellReview by 460strongmanQualityknurl is perfect, bar is strong as an ox, great buy.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Bar
Excellent barReview by FgenQualitySo far so good with the B&R bar. Solid feel, nice spin, and the knurl is perfect (seriously). Worth every penny.| Review for: Burgener & Rippetoe Bar