Rep Excalibur Bar

  • Manufacturer: REP Fitness
  • Purpose: Multi-purpose
  • Bar Weight: 20kg
  • Gender: Men
  • Tensile Strength: 215,000
  • Yield Strength: 205,000
  • Knurl Type: Medium
  • Center Knurl: No
  • Knurl Marks: Dual Rings/Multi-purpose
  • Shaft Finish: Hard Chrome
  • Shaft Diameter: 28.5mm
  • Sleeve Finish: Hard Chrome
  • Sleeve Type: Grooved
  • Rotation System: Bushing
  • Made In: China
  • Warranty: 5 Years

Read below to get a detailed look at the REP Excalibur Bar including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.


REP Excalibur Bar

The REP Excalibur bar is a nicely-spec’d multi-purpose barbell at a nice price.

This bar offers a hard chrome finish, a relatively high tensile strength, a reported yield strength, dual knurl marks, and a few other notable features.

Read below for further details.

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. This bar is also available in a stainless steel variety. 
  • 28.5mm Shaft – The 28.5mm shaft on the REP Excalibur Bar is a common, if not ideal, shaft diameter for a multi-purpose bar. This bridges the gap between an Olympic Weightlifting Bar (28mm) and a power bar (29mm) to create a balanced bar that’s capable of handling a variety of lifts. 
  • Dual Knurl Marks – This is a multi-purpose bar with both IWF and IPF spec’d knurl rings, giving you the option to perform both power lifts and Oly lifts.
  • Tensile & Yield Strength – The 215k PSI tensile strength on this bar on the higher end of the multi-purpose bar spectrum, in this price range especially. REP also reports a 205k yield strength.
  • 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. The sleeves on this bar are also finished hard chrome. 
  • Bushings – The bar uses bronze bushings to spin, which is common in this type of application.
  • No Center Knurl – The REP Excalibur Bar does not offer a center knurl, which isn’t uncommon for a multi-purpose barbell. This will make for a comfortable bar that’s great higher rep/volume training.

What They’re Saying at REP Fitness

The REP Excalibur Bar receives positive, but currently limited, feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.5/5, here are some of the things people have said at


  • “Great power bar, the sleeves spin just right for multi bodybuilding lifts. The grip is pretty passive. Not much whip. I would not buy for Olympic lifts. However prefect for power and bodybuilding lifting.”


  • None Noted

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