American Barbell 5' Stainless Steel Olympic Straight Bar -- American Barbell (OB5-SS)

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American Barbell 5' Stainless Steel Olympic Straight Bar -- American Barbell (OB5-SS) is available to buy in increments of 1

American Barbell Free Weight Equipment Made in the USA

American Barbell 5' Stainless Steel Olympic Straight Bar - This finely crafted USA-made Olympic bar works well for all types of weightlifting where racking on a bench press or power cage is not a necessity, and especially in tighter workout areas requiring a shorter bar. Built with the same great quality of its full-length counterparts, the American Barbell Stainless Steel Olympic Straight Bar is full commercial grade, perfect for heavy home use, high school, college, personal training studios, military, and commercial gym use. American Barbell Olympic bars were originally designed and distributed by GP Industries, and continue to be produced today under the American Barbell brand name with the same industry-respected engineering and commercial quality.


  • Full commercial grade
  • Ground and polished
  • High strength stainless steel
  • 110,000 psi tensile strength (breaking strength)
  • Polished stainless steel sleeves with lubrication free bushings allow ends to rotate smoothly
  • One piece welded ends that won't fail or separate
  • Bar diameter: 28.5mm (1.125")
  • Sleeve diameter: 50mm (1.965" +/- 0.003")
  • Overall Length: 61"
  • Distance Between Sleeves: 36-1/8"
  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • Precision knurl allows for a positive grip

What are the advantages of a Stainless Bar vs. a Hard Chrome bar?
Stainless Steel provides superior corrosion resistance. In Salt spray testing (accelerated corrosion testing) a Hard Chrome Bar shows signs of rust in approximately 24 hours and a Stainless Bar goes beyond 120 hours. The big advantage is the Stainless Bar can be cosmetically touched up as needed if it rusts, where chrome cannot. You may also soften the knurl with sandpaper if desired. Hard Chrome is a non-corrosion resistant coating and NOT desirable in wet or humid environments.

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Great, solid bar
I love SS bars, and this is no exception. A great supplemental bar to my 7' SS, I use this for overhead press and various types of rows. The stainless feels so good to grip, analogous to silk on your back. I'm a big fan of American Barbell's Stainless Steel bars, and now that's all I want. I'm waiting for them to make a SS HEX BAR, YEAHHHHBOYYYEEE!
May 2, 2017
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