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Bastard Bar - no centre knurling

Original price €222,95 - Original price €222,95
Original price
€222,95 - €222,95
Current price €222,95
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We often get asked which bar is suitable for powerlifting, weightlifting, and functional training. We have now developed the Strength Shop Bastard Bar, a bar which combines many features from each type of bar and brings them into one.

Each sleeve in these bars consist of one needle bearing, two ball bearings, and one brass bushing.

Lightly grooved sleeves.

Nickel/Phosphorus plating.

Quite a 'flexy' shaft, sharp knurling, and great free spinning sleeves.


• Weight - 20kg
• Length - 2.2m
• Shaft - Sprung Steel
• Shaft Diameter - 28mm
• Distance Between Rings - 810mm and 910mm
• Loadable Sleeve Length - 410mm
• Centre Knurling? - No
• Knurling Type - Medium
• Sleeve Type - Needle Bearings, Brass Bushings & Ball Bearings
• Recommended Max Load/Rating - 1500lbs Static rating, 205K PSI Tensile strength. Max suggested load - 120kg for Clean & Jerk / Snatch, 250kg for Squat/Deadlift
• Warranty - 3 Year Performance Warranty

This bar comes with a Strength Shop 3 Year Performance Warranty. For full warranty details and usage guidelines please see our T&C's.

Independent reviews of the bar,

"The bar is lovely, nice knurling, good flex and spin! In that price range I've used rogue bars and the again faster klokov bar, even used the Taishan bar, and this bar to me feels the most comfortable and is definitely the most versatile of the lot! Super pleased with it! Will definitely point people towards this bad when asked! It's one of the best if not the best bar for crossfit that I've used, and as great a quality that rogue bars are, I would definitely take the bastard bar over the Ohio or rogue bar!" - Jordan - July 2015

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Excellent service

Ordering was easy on the website. Delivery was swift. Pleased I went with shop strength. Would recommend.

Great bar, amazing customer service

Great bar. Have been using it for the last 5 months for powerlifting, general use. Knurling is sharp for secure grip in heavy deadlifts but also not too aggressive to rip your skin off after 3 heavy sets, as usually happens with specialist power bars. Over the years I have used all sorts of powerlifting, Olympic, general purpose bars. This one is one of the very best general purpose with bias towards powerlifting, I think. Also AMAZING customer service! That is a very reliable, decent company that cares for its costumers, products and its reputation.

Great bar

Great bar, great feel when lifting, good value for money.

Excellent barbell, would definitely recommend.

Best barbell I have ever used

Well worth it

This bar is amazing I highly recommend. High quality bar with good spin. Backed with a good warranty and as always amazing customer service and fast delivery from strength shop