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Old 05-26-2014, 04:32 AM   #1
Chris Wyckoff
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Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

So I'm thinking on taking the plunge on a really nice oly bar and thought I would ask some opinions here. First my current maxes are 265 c+J and 190 snatch - Should I make such an investment since I will probably never reach huge numbers? These bars are all whippy which is normally felt at high weights. Thoughts on this? And Im thinking 500-600 range...recommendations?
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:35 AM   #2
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

I have a Pendlay bearing bar. They are actually on sale 20% discount (today) if you are looking. I have very similar numbers to you. I use it for everything and like it a lot.

Discount code is may20.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:36 AM   #3
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

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I have a Pendlay bearing bar. They are actually on sale 20% discount (today) if you are looking. I have very similar numbers to you. I use it for everything and like it a lot.

Discount code is may20.
Yes, you should make the investment if you can afford it. It's awesome lifting with nice bars. For the price (today at %20 off), the Pendlay bearing bar is a Steal. Get one, quick!! Otherwise, I'd look at the new bearing Oly bar from Rogue, or possibly a Sport Training bar from Eleiko. Good luck.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:19 AM   #4
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

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I have a Pendlay bearing bar. They are actually on sale 20% discount (today) if you are looking. I have very similar numbers to you. I use it for everything and like it a lot.

Discount code is may20.
I concur with this. Get this bar before the price goes up.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:40 AM   #5
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

For 5-600$, I'd say either the new Rogue WL bar based on Sean Hutchinson's review or a DHS bar.

may20 is not working right now at Pendlay.com but it does work at MDUSA so it comes out slightly cheaper at $423 vs $449.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:42 AM   #6
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

For $423 that pendlay bearing bar is such a steal that I am tempted to get it even though I have no immediate need for an additional bar
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:33 PM   #7
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

All agreed on the price and sale this weekend, however I don't want yo jump over 60-100 bucks when I already spending at least 400. Where can I find Sean's review? The rogue and pendlay seem like the top choices....any major difference in these compared with an eleiko? Obvious price, but hey if I'll spend5-6 I may as well spend 8 if it's worth it.....also side note and a totally different price. Point anyone used a Castro or operator bar?
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:23 PM   #8
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

Pendlay has the softest (mildest) knurl of the three. You won't have to worry about spin on any of those three bars. If you want a sharper knurl, go for the Rogue or Eleiko. I'm not sure I could justify the extra money of an Eleiko over the new Rogue Oly bars, if I were buying. But if I were actually buying Today, that Pendlay is Amazing for that price. Amazing.

I think the Castro bar is one of the greatest all-purpose bars you can buy, if you can deal with a bit of maintenance now and again (wiping with WD-40 or 3-n-1 oil). Rogue just updated it and is making it in-house like the Ohio bar. Bare steel offers unmatched feel.. and there's no coating to peel or scratch off.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:10 AM   #9
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

Sean's review of the Rogue Oly bar with polished chrome.

http://www.builtforthisathletics.com...-wl-bar-review wfs

The new XF Eleiko is upper $600's. Eleiko's are known for brutal knurl.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:25 AM   #10
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

I have the Pendlay and DHS and I prefer the spin on the DHS and the centre knurling.

The Pendlay does get used when my hands are feeling a bit soft though.
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