I hear good things about some of Rogue’s bars. We have a couple of Ivanko PL bars at my gym and they hold up pretty well - little whip, not too sharp knurling, and they spin almost as well as some of our weightlifting bars.[/quote]
The ones from Rogue are the Westside as well as the B&R bar.
B&R is an interesting hybrid, has the westside steel but different, less aggressive but nice sticky York knurling that’s more for olympic lifts. The power rings are two fold as well, for both olympic and powerlifting standards. The cons of this bar is that it’s trying to be an all in one, which are also the pro’s of the bar. It’s stiff as a powerlifting bar should be, so it wont have whip for olympic lifts. It’s got sticky but less aggressive knurling than the Texas. I think everyone likes the York knurling, but powerlifters are going to prefer the more aggressive knurling on the Texas, and from what I year the Westside bar.
Some other things you folks should think about are coatings or finishing of the bars. Personally, I hate getting metal slivers from god damned zinc coating. I tend to hate Zinc coated stuff.
If you go there try to avoid whippy bars, as well as those without center knurling. Be sure to get center knurling on your bars, important for squatting.