If youâ??re only going to have one bar the TPB is a good choice.
If you went with the Jesup bar you will feel the thickness difference and the knurling is pretty rough. Deadlift grip will be harder and it wonâ??t be the same as a bar using in a meet if thatâ??s a factor.
York makes a good bar and itâ??s probably about the same as the TPB however I just like the TPB better. The collar rotation seems a little better.
If you were to have two bars then the TPB would be great for SQ and Bench and having a bar with more spring would be nice for deadlifts and Olympics lifts (if you did these).
I agree about the thick bar that you can easily make one for cheap by getting a pipe from home Depot cut to length. Regular bar collars wonâ??t hold on this but you can use a compression barbell collar with added tape to make it fit snug.