Check out these reviews, videos and comparisons of the Pendlay bar vs Ivanko barbell.
Which one do you prefer?
Ivanko barbell Review by BL
Whippy as a mother ****er. 4+ plates and you will be bouncing around.
Great for deadlifts. For squats it’s damn near suicide depending how strong your are.
I tore my forearm squatting on one because of the flex. It’s almost a god damn texas dl bar
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Pendlay Bar Review by Steven W
Quality 4 out of 5 stars
I gotta say this bar is phenomenal for Olympic lifts. Much better than I expected actually. Whip and flex are much more responsive and noticeable than on the Rogue bar. Knurl is fantastic, too. Holds chalk very well. However, I will not be doing heavy powerlifting with this bar. Deadlifts over 400 pounds don’t feel too great, since the bar has quite a bit of flex to it. For the big lifts I’d recommend more of a hybrid bar, like the Rogue bar, or better yet a power bar.
Overall, I absolutely love this bar for WODs and for heavy Oly lifts! Great buy!
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Pendlay bar Review by Old Fart
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
We’ve had the Pendlay Nexgen bushing bar for about a year… One old fart and two teenagers doing a variety of things including cleans, power cleans, the power lifts, and dynamic exercises including jumping with the bar (with weights) which we learned from Didier Poppe’s training. I admit that my reference bars are the old York bars. Having said that, this bar is very high quality. The spin is very uniform over time and side to side. I am more than satisfied with this bar, but, I intend to buy a Rogue bar for our second “real” bar for comparison. Review for: Men’s Pendlay HD NexGen Bar.
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Ivanko barbell review by Geek
I was able to score a Ivanko OBX-20kg on Craigslist last Friday for $200. It is an awesome bar. The knurling is much deeper than my econo-bar and it just has a better “quality” feel to it all together. I am also an Ivanko junkie so take that for what it’s worth.
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Pendlay bar Review by Rene R – I like this new bar; it’s great to lift on a real bar finally. The knurling feels just right, and enough of the center is kept knurl-free that I don’t scrape up my shins when pulling from the floor (see pic). The bushings have no vertical play in them–perpendicular to the bar–but the end sleeves do move laterally–parallel to the bar–a bit, maybe 1 or 2 mm, not that it seems to matter. The spin is good, but I don’t have any other experience to compare them against. I wouldn’t say the sleeves “float”, so spinning isn’t effortless, but it certainly seems more than great enough for lifting, and any other bar I’ve used can’t compare (typical Ivanko and Hampton power bars in a commercial gym setting), night and day.
Questions from athletes in our gym.
Question: How do you compare Rogue olympic bars to Ivanko barbells? The Rogue Fitness barbells are very high quality. The Ivanko bars are possibly the very best. You can spend a ton of money so make sure you check out these bars up close before you pull the trigger.
Question: Can you get an Ivanko barbell off Craigslist? Check out the review above as that guy did.
Question: Where can I buy an Ivanko olympic bar for sale? Check out the links above.
Question: Do you know of any ivanko powerlifting barbell OBX 20kg reviews? Check out the reviews above.
Question: How can I find out about which ivanko plates fit what bars? Here are the facts straight from Ivanke:
The best Olympic bars made in the world, IVANKO, Eleiko, York and Uddeholm all measure between 49.5mm (1.949 in.) and 50mm (1.969 in.) diameter. The hole size of an IVANKO Olympic plate is 50.2mm (1.976 in.) minimum to 50.8mm (2.00 in.) maximum. These dimensions will fit on any of the top bars in the world.
Problems happen when athletes try to use our Ivanko plates on cheap bars. In this case, the plates that are to the extreme maximum, 50.8mm (2.00 in.) may fit. The plates that at the minus side of the hole tolerance, 50.2mm (1.976 in.), will not.
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