Vulcan Absolute Stainless Steel Bearing Bar

  • Manufacturer: Vulcan Strength
  • Purpose: Olympic Weightlifting
  • Bar Weight: 20kg
  • Gender: Men
  • Tensile Strength: 240,000
  • Yield Strength: N/A
  • Knurl Type: Aggressive
  • Center Knurl: Yes – Passive
  • Knurl Marks: Olympic
  • Shaft Finish: Stainless Steel
  • Shaft Diameter: 28mm
  • Sleeve Finish: Stainless Steel
  • Sleeve Type: Grooved
  • Rotation System: Needle Bearing
  • Made In: Import
  • Warranty: Lifetime

Read below to get a detailed look at the Vulcan Absolute Stainless Steel Bearing Bar including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.


Vulcan Absolute Stainless Steel Bearing Bar

The Vulcan Absolute Stainless Steel Bearing Bar is a very high-end Olympic weightlifting bar with excellent specs.

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Features & Highlights

  • Stainless Steel – Stainless steel is excellent at preventing rust and it provides a true raw feel. While it is one of the more expensive options, it is arguably the best one available. Aside from the oxidation resistance and excellent feel, stainless steel also looks fantastic. This bar offers stainless steel on both the shaft and the sleeves.
  • 28mm Shaft – The 28mm shaft on the Vulcan Absolute Bearing Bar is consistent with Olympic Weightlifting bars. This diameter will offer a comfortable grip and a whippy shaft ideal for Oly lifts.
  • Tensile Strength – The 240k PSI tensile strength on this bar puts it near the top of the list for high-end Olympic Weightlifting bars.
  • 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 stainless steel. 
  • Needle Bearings – The bar offers four German needle bearings per sleeve, for a total of eight bearings.
  • Center Knurl – The Absolute Stainless Bearing Bar does offer a center knurl, which will provide that extra grip that some prefer, especially those looking for a comp-spec’d bar. The center knurl is less aggressive than the outer knurl.
  • Strong Warranty – This bar offers a lifetime warranty against bending, breaking, or seizing.

What They’re Saying at Vulcan Strength

The Vulcan Absolute Stainless Steel Bearing Bar receives very positive feedback from users. With a 5/5 average rating at, here are some of the things people have said:


  • “The knurl is fantastic to hold onto, I prefer a sharp and aggressive knurl and this bar grips just like an Eleiko. On top of that, the bar turns in the hand and spins like a dream, as would a top shelf flagship training or competition bar. The whip gets going at around 110kg at which point the bar becomes dynamic and offers a very nice experience when moving the weight up. Finally, the finish is outstanding. I’ve spent a lot of time with the polished chrome varieties like a Rogue EU and an Eleiko Trainer, but the stainless steel is a cool look that stands out from the pack.”
  • “I purchased the absolute stainless steel bar on backorder so had to wait for it. First one had problem with the knurling and was replaced with no problem. I use it on the bench. Rotation is best I have seen and the knurling is very tacky but not overly rough. Very good whip. I own Rogue ss Ohio, York, Wright V2, Cap, and Hampton bearing bars, only the Rogue bar comes close. If you want the strongest stainless steel bar, this is it. Only disappointment, not made in USA.”
  • “I have been using the bar aggressively for a couple of months and have no complaints. A very strong bar.”


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