Intek Strength Needle Bearing Bar

  • Manufacturer: Intek Strength
  • Purpose: Multi-purpose/Olympic Weightlifting
  • Bar Weight: 20kg
  • Gender: Men
  • Tensile Strength: 200,000
  • Yield Strength: N/A
  • Knurl Type: Medium
  • Center Knurl: No
  • Knurl Marks: Dual
  • Shaft Finish: Hard Chrome
  • Shaft Diameter: 28.5mm
  • Sleeve Finish: Hard Chrome
  • Sleeve Type: Grooved
  • Rotation System: Bearings
  • Made In: Import
  • Warranty: N/A

Read below to get a closer look at the Intek Strength Needle Bearing Bar including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.


Intek Strength Needle Bearing Bar

Features & Highlights

  • Hard Chrome – Chrome is a cost-efficient plating that does a good-but-not-great job at fighting off oxidation. You won’t get the same feel as you would with a non-plated finish like bare steel, stainless steel, etc… but you get a nice blend of feel and rust resistance without the larger price tag. The matte finish is a cool-looking feature that is different from the standard hard chrome. 
  • 28.5mm Shaft – The 28.5mm shaft on the Intek Needle Bearing Bar is comfortable in the hands and provides a nice balance between rigid and whippy, making it ideal for a variety of lifts. With the needle bearings, this bar will act more like an Olympic Weightlifting bar instead of a power bar despite the diameter splitting the difference between 28mm (Oly) and 29mm (power). 
  • Needle Bearings – The bar includes 4 needle bearings per sleeve for a total of 8 bearings in the bar.
  • Grooved Sleeves – The grooved sleeves will tend to keep the plates on the bar better than a smooth sleeve when not using collars, but they will also be louder.
  • No Center Knurl – The bar does not offer a center knurl, which makes it useful in high rep settings and more comfortable in the front rack position.

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