I have my own Tx Bodybuilding bar.
This purchase went to my son Age 17 in Robinson Tx. I new with this bar he would hit personal records.
This bar is Outstanding!
I go cheap on everything but my bars. This bar replaced my Rouge Ohio Bar which is a great bar, but I like this Texas Bar ever better. I am shorter and have smaller hands and the slightly shorter length and smaller 27mm bar size is perfect for me. The Cerakote job looks well done as does the chrome on the sleeves. The knurling is smaller but still aggressive. This bar will be my daily driver for my lifetime if I take care of it. I also have a Grind Fitness Jersey Devil bar for Olympic movements which is another badass bar built in the USA at a fair price.
dont shy away from the cerakote for knurling reasons. fantastic bar and knurling is impeccable.
I have had this bar for 2 years now. Here are my opinions:
1. The build quality is excellent. The sleeves spin like a dream. The bar is hard and does not show wear as easily as other brands.
2. The Cerekote quality is excellent. Not a single chip or quality issue. Looks great!
3. The 27mm bar is a great size for me, my wife, and my teens - a happy median.
4. The thick collar on the sleeves is beneficial because it spaces the plates out an additional inch or two, keeping the plates from hitting the uprights when walking out a squat (unlike some other brands).
5. Don’t worry about loadable sleeve length being less than the competition. We both know you’re not going to fill it up. Also, see the benefits of point 4 above.
6. You probably don’t think you’ll use the triple ring spacing, but you certainly will. You need this.
7. The knurling is smaller, but just as grippy as the power bar. With the smaller diameter, you don’t really need more knurling anyway.
8. The tapered end of the sleeve is helpful for ease of loading plates. They center up and slide right on.
9. The extra width on the center knurl helps stick this bar on your back.
10. Branch Warren is awesome.
Please put this bar in the main section with the other bars so more folks can discover how great it is!
What a beautiful bar! Love how it feels in hand proud to own it