Starting Strength 15KG Bar
Starting Strength 15KG Bar
Starting Strength 15KG Bar
Starting Strength 15KG Bar
Starting Strength 15KG Bar
Starting Strength 15KG Bar
Starting Strength 15KG Bar
Starting Strength 15KG Bar
Starting Strength 15KG Bar

Starting Strength 15KG Bar

Regular price $279.00

Current Demand Has Lead Time at 1-3 Weeks.


The Starting Strength bar lineup was designed in 2018 by Buddy Capps and Texas Power Bars at the request of Mark Rippetoe for Starting Strength Gyms. These bars are bare steel all the way, a comfortable 28.5 mm* in diameter with the best knurl in the industry. The collars on the SS bars were redesigned with a bigger (3.25”) **diameter, shorter overall length, which also increases the plate space. The collars and sleeves are machined to a near smooth finish. The shafts have a center knurl (20 kg only) and dual ring marks. The 3-bar lineup includes a 20 kg, a 15 kg, and 10 kg option for all ages and strength levels. A natural steel bar that will age gracefully with your gym, The Starting Strength Bar will be your favorite piece of equipment for decades.
*15kg & 10kg are 25mm
**10kg collar is 3” OD


78.5” Length
25mm Diameter (1”)
13.25” Sleeves
52” inside collar distance
15 Kg or 33lbs
32” and 36” hand space rings
190k tensile strength
Fine knurling that is out to the sleeves for the wide grip options.
No center knurl

Raw shaft and Raw sleeves

When I started lifting weights with Olympic bars back in the 1960’s, I noticed that there was hardly any grip. The knurling on these bars was so light when the bars were new, that now years later they were almost slick. The sleeves were held on to the bar with a threaded end cap and the inside collars were held in place with a set screw. Each sleeve consisted of three pieces.

The Goal
was to create a bar that would have and keep a better knurled grip. A bar, whose sleeves wouldn’t slide in to the center. A maintenance free bar.

The Result - The Texas Power Bar

Proudly Made in the USA Since 1980. The shafts are center less ground, demagnetized and oiled to the max before shipping to Texas. Once at our production facility, we machine and then knurl each shaft to create a grip that is still the best in the industry. Texas Power Bars have different finishes available including black zinc and chrome plating.The sleeves are are available raw or chrome plated.

Big tensile strength numbers sound very impressive and we have them but, the proof is on the platform. Hundreds of state, national, international and world powerlifting records have been and continue to be set and broken on the The Texas Power Bar.

•1985 Fred Hatfield 1002lb Squat
•2007 Charles Bailey 1102lb Squat
•2016 Tiny Meeker 1102lb Bench Press
•2016 Yuri Belkin 992lb Deadlift at GPA World championship in Moscow
•2017 Joseph Pena 1025lb Squat at Texas High School championships.
•1994 Mark Hanlon and 8X Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman pulled 1200lb deadlift with the Texas Power Bar.

NFL combine

In the beginning:

1st World Championship for the Texas Power Bar was 1984 in Dallas, TX.
•1981 Senior Nationals
•1982 Nationals
•1983 Teenage and Collegiate Nationals
•1984 High School Nationals, Women's Nationals, Junior Worlds

In the middle:

The Texas Power Bar has been in countless local, state, national and international meets around the globe annually.


World Powerlifting Championships

•2010-2011 United States 🇺🇸
•2012 Argentina 🇦🇷
•2013 Finland 🇫🇮
•2014 Australia 🇦🇺
•2015 United States 🇺🇸
•2016 Russia 🇷🇺
•2017 Argentina 🇦🇷

American Powerlifting Championships

Since 2010

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
J Littlejohn
Excellent Quality

I bought this for my wife and it is perfect. High quality, shipped quickly

Jesse Marks
Perfect bar

It came very quickly. My girlfriend LOVES this bar. The knurl is just right. It’s a great piece of engineering that I would recommend to anybody.

Samuel Perchez

Starting Strength 15KG Bar

John Long
Bought for my wife

We bought this bar for my wife to use at home. Originally we ordered from another company, but after some delays and research we found TX Powerbars. We called them and they shipped the same day. My wife loves her new bar and uses it daily.

Amazing craftsmanship

Ordered this bar amid Covid, knowing there would be a wait. The 2-4 weeks stated was exactly right and I received the bar about 5 weeks from when I ordered. It's really, really beautiful. The craftsmanship really took me back and I'm very happy with my purchase. Extremely well made and balanced. Everything about it feels top notch. Now, if I could only get the same relatively quick service when ordering plates from other equipment sites.... Looking forward to using this bar for a long time.