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Original 2028 Olympic Bar - Black E-Coat

Original price €125,95 - Original price €125,95
Original price
€125,95 - €125,95
Current price €125,95
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The Original 2028 Olympic bar is our best selling bar, and fits the bill perfectly when you're looking for a bar on a budget. It is Olympic standard size and weight (2.2m long and 20kg) and is made of straight steel with 50mm sleeves on the ends, and a 28mm diameter shaft, which is rare for a bar in this price range.

The bar is perfect for static lifts such as Squats, Deadlifts and Presses.

The Black E-Coating (electrophoretic painting) on the barbell is a process using electricity to apply the coating making the finish hard wearing, durable and gives benefits with aiding in corrosion resistance from water and other household chemicals.

Check Terms and Conditions for Bar Usage Guidelines and Warranties.


• Weight - 20kg
• Length - 2.2m
• Shaft - Straight Steel
• Shaft Diameter - 28mm
• Distance Between Rings - 810mm
• Loadable Sleeve Length - 405mm
• Centre Knurling? - Yes
• Knurling Type - Coarse
• Sleeve Type - Steel Bushings and Needle Bearings
• Recommended Max Load/Rating - 250kg Max suggested load. Not suitable for Olympic Weightlifting. 700lbs steel tensile rating PSI: 186K
• Warranty - Standard 6 Month

"The training bar is awesome, and knurling is much better than I thought it would be. Would recommend it to anyone."
Ian - Ayrshire

"It's superb for such a cheap bar. Good knurling for grip, a clean 20 Kilos on the scale and the sleeves spin fine. Really couldn't recommend a better bar to anyone who didn't want to spend too much on one, whether they were a friend or a gym owner! Thanks."
Alex - Reading


Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Mark McDicken
Excellent Value

Got this on sale and it's been great. Finish is nice although a bit of powder and oil from the factory will come off on the first few uses which I assume is normal.

Feels just as good and arguably better than the bars being used in the mainstream commercial gyms in the area. Good aggressive knurling and smooth action on the ends. Only had 110kg on the bar so far but no bending or anything noticeable so looks to be a good choice for those starting out a home gym.

The perfect cheap black bar!

Mine arrived this morning. Superbly packed by Strength Shop. It's a bit shinier than it appears on the website - but still looks amazing, has good knurling, feels great in the hand. Did some lighter test lifts - really good. Can't wait to add more plates and lift more at the weekend.

great simple bar!

I bought this to use with my clients and it's great quality!

Spot on

Purchased thinking the black render looked dodgy, but it is 100x better in person. absolutely quality bar, grip and knurling is spot on. Spin is good, plan on brushing and oiling once a week with an oil on the bearings once a month. 10/10 will order from Strength again. Also the person who doesnt like the logo needs to get some taste lol

Fantastic Barbell

Perfect quality and a really great price. Thank you strength shop