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Old 06-05-2014, 12:15 AM   #21
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

If you can get to an affiliate go and test some out. Everyone likes different things. If you are going to drop this kind of cash I would get out and use the bars.

All the best.

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Old 08-08-2014, 02:54 PM   #22
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

Apologies for bumping a two-month old thread, but I'm facing this question right now.

I've heard that Eleiko's knurl is death to your hands for high-rep work, but is Werksan's similar? I'm looking pretty hard at Werksan's training bar at $880 or so...

Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #23
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

Jim,

I have quite a bit of experience with both Eleiko and Werksan bars and am happy to discuss with you what I have found out over the years. I personally find the Werksan knurl to be a deeper pattern that Eleiko. I sent you a pm in case you have more questions.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:04 PM   #24
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

If I were to do high rep work and CF metcons on a bearing bar, I would go with any of Rogue's bearing bars, Pendlay, the Eleiko XF or sport training bar, or an ivanko (these are VERY expensive). Also, Again Faster is coming out with the Klokov bar in September; a bar with bearings, a center knurl, and dual marks which is supposed to be a great Oly bar and mixed use bar. Fringe Sport also released the Vaughn bar. So there are plenty of choices out there.

Useaka barbells may also be good for high rep work, but I don't know.
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:13 PM   #25
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

FWIW, I went with a pendlay bearing bar and am very happy. The knurl is just right for high rep and oly work. Good and whippy too!
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:04 PM   #26
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

Right now is a great time to grab a games used rogue polished chrome bearing bar for almost $200 off.

If I was going to get a bearing bar right now, I'd have a hard time not picking it up for that price.
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:55 AM   #27
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

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Apologies for bumping a two-month old thread, but I'm facing this question right now.

I've heard that Eleiko's knurl is death to your hands for high-rep work, but is Werksan's similar? I'm looking pretty hard at Werksan's training bar at $880 or so...

Thanks!
The older Werksan's had very good knurling. Very similar to Pendlay's, IMHO. I used to lift on one a few years ago at my old gym in Dallas, and it was my go to bar when I could get it. The other really nice bar at that gym was an older (80's) model Eleiko, the knurling was not nearly as sharp as current models.

I'll also say that Eleiko's knurling can vary quite a bit in a batch. A friend, who I lifted with yesterday, has an Eleiko training bar and the knurling on it is great!! It's a newer bar, not even a year old. I think the first bars knurled after they change the cutting tool are the sharpest.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:32 AM   #28
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

Rep Fitness has a bearing bar for $439. Has anyone had the chance to try it yet?

http://www.repfitness.com/bars-plate...ng-olympic-bar wfs
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:17 PM   #29
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Re: Taking the plunge on a NICE bar

Yeah, there are reviews of the Rep bar in the equipment section.
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:20 PM   #30
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Yeah, there are reviews of the Rep bar in the equipment section.
I haven't seen any reviews on the bearing version
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