Burgener & Rippetoe Bar Reviews
The B&R Bar by York Barbell is produced to their precise specifications. It has a 29 mm shaft with a 200,000 lb. yield strength, marked for both powerlifting and olympic weightlifting movements. It features the perfect light weightlifting knurl that has made York Barbell famous, with a center knurl for squats and an extra half-inch of smooth steel between the knurls to protect your shins during deadlifts, cleans, and snatches. Manufactured with sintered bushings in the sleeves for reliable spin and low maintenance, and with sleeves attached with the same bulletproof end caps used on York competition weightlifting bars, the B&R is designed for heavy commercial gym use in a wide variety of training environments.
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Most barbell manufacturers add chrome or other plating material to their bars to prevent discoloration from rust — it is not there to improve performance. The B&R Bar by York Barbell bar is made for serious lifting, not for looking shiny on the rack. No coating can ever match the look and feel of natural steel, and this quality old-school bar will age to a natural oxidized finish that matures along with your training and experience. This is the last bar you will ever have to buy. It will join the many tens of thousands of bars made by York Barbell since the 1950’s that are still going strong.
This bar is bare steel and just like any fine piece of machined steel this will require some upkeep. Occasionally brushing the bar down with 3 in 1 oil or WD-40 will create a beautiful patina look. This is how bars were made for decades and this creates an unmatched feel
Rogue Burgener & Rippetoe Bar Reviews by John Phung
Let me put it this way: the B&R bar is awesome.
Solid, stiff bar
Fine knurling makes gripping the bar easy
Center knurl keeps the bar in place on my sweaty back while squatting
Bare steel looks manly
Dual markings for powerlifting and Olympic lifting
Because it’s bare steel it will require more maintenance to prevent rust
Shipping to Canada took a few weeks so it wasn’t as fast as I hoped (took almost a month! To be fair, I ordered it a few weeks before Christmas and things mail much slower around that time)
Doesn’t have a lifetime guarantee like the other bars sold at Rogue
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Burgener & Rippetoe Bar Reviews by 460strongman
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
Perfect Barbell. knurl is perfect, bar is strong as an ox, great buy.
(Posted on 12/17/11)
Burgener & Rippetoe Bar Reviews by Fgen
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent bar. So far so good with the B&R bar. Solid feel, nice spin, and the knurl is perfect (seriously). Worth every penny.
(Posted on 11/4/11)
Burgener & Rippetoe Bar Specifications
Barbell type Mens
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Bare Steel
Sleeve Coating Bare Steel
Sleeve Construction Press
Sleeve Design End Cap
Tensile Strength 205K
Guarantee/Warranty Construction Only
Free Shipping No
Made In USA Yes
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