Best: 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.
Best: Burgener & Rippetoe Women's Bar: A joint project of Mike Burgener and Mark Rippetoe with York, the company that invented the Barbell. 25 mm bar made from the same steel as the York weightlifting training bar. Both powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting knurling marks with no center knurl. Probably the best knurling of any bar made, with a bare steel finish for the ultimate grip.
Best: The Bella Bar: 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.