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Looking for Suggestions on Trap Bar Purchase


#1

I am in the market for a trap bar. Any suggestions?

I do not need top of the line but I don`t want a piece of junk either.

I will be using it for deadlifts and weighted carries. I am also wondering if a combo bar is better or more comfortable for weighted carries do to the raised handle or is a plain hex bar good enough for the carries?


#2

I bought the <$100 bar off Amazon. It’s really pretty good. Has the raised handles for carries. I wasn’t worried about the strength since I’m still sub 500 deadlifter and the weighted carries are 315 or less.

Knurling on mine is super aggressive. I got the one without the chrome, it’s just paint. Cheap Chinese chrome flakes on some of my cheap barbells so went without it.


#3

I have a Gerard; The “Original” Trap Bar.
I like the heritage and tradition of it.


#4

If you are wanting to do it for weighted carries, ever consider just buying some farmer’s walk handles instead? You can use them for deadlifts.


#5

I got one off amazon from cap (it’s their “mega” version lol) and it’s plenty. It has some rust spots after a bit more than two years in my garage. I paid around $130


#6

My mom bought me one for Christmas from Amazon and it’s great! As @Basement_Gainz said, the knurling is intense.


#7

Mine was a cheaper example off amazon. Absolutely no issues with it.