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Old 02-11-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
Patrick Weaver
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Bar size

Hey guys,
We are looking to buy some bars. I am going to buy a rogue bar for myself and I want to get a 25.0mm bar for my wife, however I don't want a 35lb bar in case my buddy comes over to work out (I know I know 5lbs on each side)
Does anyone know of any bars that have the smaller dimension but weigh 45lbs?
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Re: Bar size

I'd imagine that such a bar would be off-brand and probably have a low load rating.

What allows you to make a bar thinner and still keep the weight capacity up is the quality of the steel. This is why if you look at the Rogue bars, the 31mm Beater Bar is significantly cheaper than the 28.5mm Rogue Bar which is cheaper than the 28mm Burgener Bar as well as anything from Ivanko, Eleiko, etc (although some of that is bearing quality, finish, etc).

The reason that 20kg bars are also somewhere in the range of 28-31mm shaft diameters is that there are bar standards in the sports of weightlifting and powerlifting. It's probably not very profitable for companies specifically in those industries to make something that can't be used in a competition and wouldn't be used by somebody training for such a competition.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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Re: Bar size

Jeff, I kinda figured that would be the case. Bella bar it is!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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Re: Bar size

I've had people come workout with me before and let them use my Rogue bar while I used my wife's Bella. Initially, I noticed the smaller diameter bar but once you get into round 3 of a WOD or the 8th min of an AMRAP, you really don't notice it at all. If anything, the smaller diameter bar is easy to hold on to when your grip gets fatigued. They're both good bars and I'm sure you'll be happy with them.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:33 AM   #5
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Re: Bar size

Yes, get the Bella bar. It is a great bar. We have some smaller men who prefer to Oly lift with it because of the smaller diameter......easier to hook grip.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:20 AM   #6
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Thanks Tricia! Order will be put in tomorrow I think!
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