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Bastard Bar - with centre knurling

Original price €221,95 - Original price €221,95
Original price
€221,95 - €221,95
Current price €221,95
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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? - Yes
• 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
Great all round barbell

Purchased this barbell on a Friday and it arrived on the Monday. Quick and easy to order with fast delivery.

Barbell itself is fantastic! Great all round general purpose barbell that is use for everything: squats, deadlifts, bench, pressing, cleans, rows etc. The mixture of bearings ensures you get the best of both worlds and for the price and weight tolerances you won’t find a better barbell quality for the same price or cheaper. Couldn’t recommend this barbell enough and the Customer Service is second to none!


Oliver Sifkovits
Great bar

Very sturdy bar. Great for the main lifts like squat, deadlift, bench, and press. My clients love it. Knurling is perfect as not too aggressive. Recommend

No regrets

I honestly never thought a barbell would be so important to me when I started out in fitness But of course it is. Lush bar that I use regularly, lift heavy with as does my husband. Hit my 70 kg barbell bench last week which was my PB, have known to call it’s by it’s name haha but the best feeling to have your own barbell and plates. No regrets on the purchase. Thanks strengths shop

Great Bar that handles some big Weight!

I've had this bar for over 8 months, I've squatted 240kg and Deadlifted 280kg with it, without any problems, it gets a little whippy with that sort of weight on the squat but it's not a big issue, the knurling is solid and I've never lost grip or tore my hands up with it, Ideall bar for someone who likes to use there raw Grip for every set like me, I recon I'll get a good few years out of this bar before I consider upgrading, it's a good purchase and does its job well for £180.

Quality Bar Quality Service!!

The bastard bar arrived this morning, had 180kg on it for a quick deadlift workout to test it out, The Bar is Top for the price as well, i absolutely love it. Has nice flex to it, knurling is not to hard on your hands, sleeves spin nice too. Upgraded from original strength shop 2028 bar, which is a great bar i gotta say, but the bastard bar is quality im glad i pulled the trigger and bought it. Service was good as usual from strength shop quick delivery, would not buy my strength equipment from any were else, so If your looking for a quality bar for a decent price ££ you cant go wrong with this.