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Quality Olympic Bar

I’m looking to switch from my “standard” bar and weights to olympic. Any suggestions as to a good quality olympic bar? Maybe even a good/better/best list? Any help would be appreciated.

Depends on what you are doing; for olympic lifts a high flex bar is best

York, Elieko are great choices (Elieko is very high end.

For powerlifting Texas Power bar is excellent choice. York and Elieko also have power bars. (less flex in bar)

Thanks for the info. I’m more bodybuilder than powerlifter, and I’m looking for something that’ll last but that isn’t super expensive (or super cheap - i.e. a piece of crap). York sounds up my alley…