Amazon CAP Barbell Olympic Bar, 2-Inch, 1200-Pound Capacity, 7-Feet Review
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Amazon Price: N/A $299.99 (as of March 22, 2018 3:36 pm –
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- ASIN: B01N02KQPC
- Item model number: OB-86B-P
Excellent bar for the price
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Was doing alot of online research on Amazon looking for a decent bar for someone on a tighter budget. CAP gets a bad rap for being considered “cheaper” than most brands, but I think otherwise. I have an EZ curl bar from them, olympic dumbell handles and plates, and they all work just fine. This is a great bar for the price. The knurls are at a nice medium depth not to deep, and not to smooth (there is no center knurl for those who do snatching, etc. But I personally prefer my bars without it). I gave it a test roll on the floor and this bar rolled perfectly flat, as it should, so I know it isn’t bent or warped. The end sleeves have a nice spin time (for those who don’t know, sleeves spin to reduce tension on the wrists, allow the weights to move easier, and allow for smoother lifts). I tested both ends three times each, and the average was about 4 seconds, giving it a pretty hard double hand turn. The most I’ve added to this bar so far was 605lbs for a standard deadlift, and there wasn’t even the slightest bend, so this bar definitely can handle heavy weight.
Good barbell for the price!
The packaging came open on one end, so I expected the chrome end to be beat up, but it was just fine. Overall, this is a high quality barbell used on days I can’t make it into the gym. It’s good for the price. The knurling is just right in terms of size and spacing. The bearings are smooth – but I have only used it for a few weeks. I havent tested it with any heavy weight so I cant speak to the tensile strength or ‘whip’.
Bought this a year ago
Bought this a year ago, have used it three times a week since in a not-climate-controlled garage in Seattle. It’s still like new, except for having some chalk on it. I’m happy with the quality on this one, and stupidly happy given the price compared to some of the competition. I haven’t had more than 350 lbs on it, so I have no idea how well it holds up to 500+… but I’m slowly working on finding out.
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Mine came in a nice tube that was not damaged like some others had.
So far so good
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Video review: https://youtu.be/vIlrq9Lo3Gg I have waited to review this bar for awhile as I wanted to test it over time as bars tend to take a beating rather quickly. This bar has not been dropped, though I have failed a few squats in which I had to dump off my back around 2 ft from the pins. No issues with bar bending during those times. I’ve had 495lb on the bar so far and the bar does flex a little (as expected) but it retains it’s flat shape once the bar is unloaded. I use this bar personally 4-5 times per week for mostly powerlifting so it handles heavier loads quite well. I cannot vouch for the 1000lbs capacity though.
Outstanding quality at an amazing price!
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Another reviewer was correct, the box did arrive with one of the ends off. A few pieces of tape could have prevented the issue. The product itself is fantastic. The quality of the bar is far better than expected at this price. The weight feels solid in your hands. I have yet to test this bar with any weight on it. The product did come oiled to prevent rust in transport, and I am still trying to find the best way to remove it without stripping off all of the oil. I would highly recommend this bar to anyone looking to add to their gym equipment.
Best bar for the price
Best bar for the price! Super solid and amazing grip. I would highly recommend this bar for anyone on the smaller end of a home gym budget. Also I would say that it is comparable to a commercial bar as it has a high capacity for weight and quality product.
Great price/performance ratio.
These are 5/5 in terms of how I use them. If you’re like me and can’t deadlift more than 500, this bar should do just fine.
High quality bar at a fair price.
I’ve owned this bar for a few months now and I absolutely love it. The quality is very good, the bar is straight, the knurling is ideal, the sleeves spin freely without noise. What more could you ask for? It smelled a little oily at first so I took a rag and wiped it down. After a few days in my basement, the smell is gone. I would buy again.
Amazon’s statistics are low-balled, this bar is actually rated for about 1200lb if you compare tensile strength to other bars and their claims. It’s an extremely strong and high quality bar for the price, clearly the best deal around in this price range.