Tuesday, December 3, 2013

TKO Weightlifting Bar

Not suitable for Olympic Weightlifting.

When I got this loaner bar I was impressed at the collar spin and thought the knurling was decent. I didn't think the snatch lines were totally accurate and I thought the shaft was a little thicker than 28mm. I was right, it is 32mm. After one light training session I demolished the bearings so there was no more spin. I guess this bar was not meant to be dropped. http://www.tko.com/products/7-olympic-straight-bar-hard-chrome-812rob-862-c

If you are looking for a budget friendly barbell to start Olympic weightlifting, I would check out Bells of Steel.

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