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Riot Olympic Safety Squat Bar

Original price €232,95 - Original price €232,95
Original price
€232,95 - €232,95
Current price €232,95
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With a safety squat bar, the weight is positioned in the centre of gravity. When first using the Riot Olympic Safety Squat Bar, it may feel as if the weight is a bit in the front, but it's actually somewhere between a back squat and front squat, in a neutral position.

The safety bar is also ideal for training when having injuries or in a recovery process. Limited shoulder mobility is also something where an SSB can be practical. BUT don’t think it’s just a rehab bar. The strongest lifters incorporate this special barbell into their training schedules. Because of its positioning, you’ll be squatting with a more upright back and increased taxation of your anterior chain. It allows for slightly more weight to be moved than conventional.

Even though the shape is different, the bar can be racked with most hooks. The diameter of the bar is 50mm at the sleeves and bar shaft. Comfortable and securely: the grip is knurled.

The new pads are made in a one-piece way with a strong Velcro in the back and of synthetic leather. They’re tight fitted and robust, so also with heavy loads it will provide comfortable cushioning.

In case you want to upgrade your old pad or need to replace the pads, you’ll find the individual & improved pads here.


  • Weight: 20.9kg
  • Length: 226cm
  • Sleeve diameter: 50mm
  • Loadable sleeve length: 39cm 
  • Camber angle (angle between handles & plate loading pins): 45 degrees
  • Colour: black & chrome
  • Pad material: synthetic leather
  • Suggested max. load: 350kg

Please see the section on barbells in our Terms of Service.

Pair of spring collars included with the bar.

Tom Martin squatting 300kg on our Riot Safety Squat Bar (with old pads):

Asif Ahmed squatting 320kg on our Riot Safety Squat Bar (with old pads):

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Caine Folkes-Miller
Solid, awesome but of kit

Well designed, bullet proof and looks great too.
Throughly recommend !

Fantastic Safety Squat Bar

I thought long and hard about this purchase as I already have a SSB from another manufacturer. However excessive bar whip at 140kg+ and uncomfortable pads causing neck pain meant it was not much fun to use.
In contrast the Riot Safety Squat Bar from Strength shop is everything I hoped it would be!
A super solid and stable bar with no whip or bending even with 240kg+ loaded.
The pads are very comfortable, eliminating any neck pain, and the bar angle is just right without too much forward lean which was an issue with my other SSB.
I will be using the Riot Safety Squat Bar a LOT in my training from now on!

Steve Jackson
Best safety squat bar

Best safety squat bar I’ve ever on the shoulders with no whip.feels solid and secure.great for higher reps

Riot Olympic safety squat bar

Excellent bar, really well made. Bought this to protect my shoulder and add some variety to leg training in my garage gym. Really comfortable and well balanced on your back, great for calf raises too as you don’t need to hold the bar on your back so you can hold your rack for balance and rep out with confidence.

Matt Craft
Most comfortable ssb I have used.

Solid bar, fantastic one piece padding. We use it in a PT studio and it is a hit with the PTs and clients.