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Old 05-26-2008, 08:37 AM   #1
ahmed tanveer afrooz
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Default want to buy an olympic weightlifting bar

I am new in this forum. I am from Bangladesh. Now the matter is that I have decided to buy an Olympic bar for my personal use. And so I choose IVANKO and PENDLAY bars, as both of this bar is in my budget 450USD. Now as I have no idea about these bars because I use ELEIKO in our national gym, I would like to request the forum members to give me some advice on which bar to choose. My budget is 450USD and I want to buy it from USA. Are there any other bars in this budget for Olympic style weightlifting?
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
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I personally do not like Ivanko weightlifting products although their other products (powerlifting, DB's ect) are outstanding. The pendlay bar that is priced around 450 is a pretty good bar. In this price range i really like the chapman bar but I'm not sure who is making it/distributing it right now or where you can find them. None of these bars will perform or feel like the Elieko you are used to. If you can, save up and get an elieko or werksan training bar. If you can't wait that long then try to find a chapman... if that fails go for the Pendlay.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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thanks josh for replying my question. is there any web site that gives information on pendlay bar with price tag, as i got its name from my freind.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:28 AM   #4
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:01 PM   #5
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long time reader first time posting.


There are pendlay bars an iron woody bar and a Zhangkong IWF certified bar for $525. Has anyone lifted on one of these. I have lifted on various Eleikos and own a pendlay weightlifting bar.
How does the Zhangkong compare and is that a good price ?

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Old 05-29-2008, 04:22 PM   #6
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I agree with Josh - Save another $100 or so and get a Werksan or Eleiko. A company called Malgrem (sp?) is doing the Chapman bars now, although I don't know their contact info. The Pendlay elite bar feels good (relatively light knurling, similar to the Chapman) - be forewarned though that bumpers fit a little loose on it (I'm guessing to be more forgiving of cheap bumpers).
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