Good: Bella: 25 mm bar with both Powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting knurling mars, no center knurl and snap ring sleeves. Black zinc shaft and bright zinc sleeves. Made in the U.S.A.
Better: York Weightlifting Training Bar: 25 mm bar with Olympic weightlifting knurling marks no center knurl and needle bearing sleeves. Competition grade spring steel. Satin chrome plating on the shaft.