Good: Rogue Ohio Power Bar: Built in Columbus, the Ohio Power is a 29mm diameter bar with a more aggressive knurl pattern, an additional center knurl for squats, and an ultra-durable 205 KSI tensile strength steel construction. Bronze bushings and a snap ring design ensure a consistent spin, and you can choose from a bare steel or black zinc/bright zinc coating.
Better: Burgener & Rippetoe Men's Bar: A classic 29mm bare steel bushing bar from York Barbell, complete with dual knurl marks, a convenient center knurl for squats, and the same durable endcaps used in York's competition bars.
Best: Westside Power Bar: Co-developed with powerlifting legend Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell, this 205 KSI bushing bar features a deep, aggressive Powerlifting knurl with a center knurl for stick on the squats. Extremely strong, extremely dependable--you'd be hard pressed to find a better American-made power bar on the market.