Starting Strength 20KG Bar
Starting Strength 20KG Bar
Starting Strength 20KG Bar
Starting Strength 20KG Bar
Starting Strength 20KG Bar
Starting Strength 20KG Bar
Starting Strength 20KG Bar
Starting Strength 20KG Bar
Starting Strength 20KG Bar

Starting Strength 20KG Bar

Regular price $329.00

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
86.5" Length
32" and 36" ring marks
Fine knurling out to the sleeves
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 94 reviews
David Heon
Great general purpose bar.

Great for strength training. It hold up excellently even with rack pulls of 600 lbs. Great knurl and strong

Overall a decent bar with QC and Customer Service Issues

The Bar shipped the day after I ordered and was recieved within a week. Spin and knurl are amazing. Overall the QC leaves a lot to be desired though - tooling scuffs and marks on the shaft. One of the ring marks has very visible black spots that are rough to the touch. Its only cosmetic but I am concerned this area will corrode at a higher rate than the rest of the bar. Reached out to customer service about the concern and never received a response.

Grant Gonzalez
I am a novice

but I really like the bar. Haven’t barbell trained in 20 years, but I vaguely recall when working with a substandard bar. I love my Starting Strength barbell, definitely worth the money if you can afford it. Happy with my purchase. Shipping was super fast, and it was very well packaged.

Jim S
Love our new Starting Strength bar!!

Order placed with 2-3 week expected lead time ... delivered on time, packed extremely well and in perfect condition. Bar is well made and is the only general purpose bar we will ever need for our home gym. Our gym is outside under a carport in the Pacific Northwest ... the bare steel bar does get some flash surface rust on it over time, but it's exposed to wet, cold, very humid weather all winter long. Periodic maintenance with some ScotchBrite or wire brush and 3 in 1 oil keeps the bar looking good. Looking forward to years of lifting with this bar.

Great Purchase

I debated for awhile on which bar to get. I’m really glad I went with the Starting Strength bar. The knurling and feel of the bar in your hand is second to none. I’ve been a fan of Texas Bars for years, and this is my favorite one yet.