IMHO, if you are in the US, you will see Werksan and Eleiko in comps most of the time, especially National meets. I have a ZhangKong bar, but I don't think you can get those anymore here in the States. I've lifted on Eleiko, Werksan, Pendlay, ZhangKong, York and Useaka bars. Here's my ranking of them - Eleiko and WErksan were pretty much the same to me (best bars I've ever lifted on), then my ZhangKong (only because the knurling is somewhat smooth), then the Pendlay and York (I liked both, but would prefer the Pendlay over the York), and finally the Usaeka (pretty much b/c the knurling will rip your hands to shreds!!!).