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Timothy Plunkett 01-11-2013 06:46 AM

Hi Greg/Steve/Anyone with lots of experience,

Currently in our gym we are using 300$ rogue bars and older pendlay bars (same bar essentially just older). We are looking to get a competition bar for the ladies and the men (so two bars) and I'm just looking for advice.

Pendlay? http://www.pendlay.com/20kg-Pendlay-...-123_p_60.html
DHS? http://www.dynamic-eleiko.com/products/DHSmainFRS.html
Eleiko? http://www.roguefitness.com/eleiko-bars.php
- and would you go competition bar or training bar?

Obviously people gravitate towards eleiko but is that necessary? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.


Greg Everett 01-11-2013 10:03 AM

Personally I like Werksan the best. Eleiko is great too, and I actually do like the DHS bars in terms of feel/performance, but I've only used them a handful of times so I can't speak to how they hold up over time. Werksan/eleiko will last you forever.

colin dore 01-26-2013 07:00 PM

I've heard that the eleiko training bar is essentially the same as the competition bar, just with less aggressive knurling, so you won't damage your hands using them all of the time. FYI - I have not used these bars, so I don't know if this is true.

Aaron Anderson 01-28-2013 06:35 AM

Pendlay bearing bar changed my lifting career. Feels good. Smooth, slightly whippy, love it.

Keith Miller 01-29-2013 06:53 PM

I agree with Greg, I like Werksan best for high quality. If you can't spend quite that much, Pendlay bearing (NB) would be my next best choice. After that, DHS, good bar but a little slippery in humid weather without LOTS of chalk!!

And, I can say that I've lifted on all of them more than once, including various version of Eleiko and my very own ZKC bar (which I like, but the knurling is a bit smooth).

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