I needed a shorter Olympic bar for my exercise room. Ordered this with black zinc handle and chrome plate holders. Knurling is nice (my 20+ year old Olympic bar's knurling has worn down some over the years). Bar will bend slightly with heavier weight. I have only two suggestions to improve this bar (at least for my intended use): I would like a similar length bar with the standard diameter grip (this bar's grip is slightly smaller than the standard bar and would be great for smaller slightly smaller hands than mine) and also for the bar to weigh an even multiple of 5 lbs. rather than the 33 lbs. it weighs so my simple brain can just add say 10 lbs. (if the bar weighed 35 lbs.) to replicate what I do with a normal sized bar. Shipping was quick; the bar was well packed and finish is excellent.
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