REP BB-5000 Gladiator Barbell
Whether you are just starting to build your own home gym, or you are outfitting an affiliate and using it for Cross Training and HIIT workouts, the Gladiator will be a barbell that you will be sure to love. Choosing the right barbell is both an art and a science, but we have included the most important details below to make your choice as easy as possible.
Strength & Whip: A true Olympic bar at 28mm diameter for an easy grip, and at 230k tensile strength with a 1500 lb rating, bending this bar will not be an issue. Cheaper bars use a lesser grade steel and add thickness to the bar. 28mm and the right type of steel both bring a better whip to the barbell, making it a great mixed use barbell.
Coating: Hard chrome coating is the most rust resistance and lowest maintenance of any coating available. This is an expensive coating that is avoided by other bar manufacturers who typically use an oxide coating that rusts.
Spin: With a needle bearing sleeve construction, the spin and turn-over during cleans and snatches is smooth.
Knurl: With a medium depth knurling, it has plenty of knurl for your heavy lifts, but not a shark tooth knurl that rips up your hands for higher rep workouts. We recommend using a bit of chalk to help with your harder or heavier workouts. The 20kg Gladiator WL barbell has center knurling, but the 15kg has no center knurling.
- 28mm diameter (25mm for 15kg bar)
- 20 kg (45lb) or 15kg (35lb) option
- 1500 lb static rating
- 3 Needle bearings and 2 bushings per sleeve
- Ribbed sleeves to keep weights from sliding while training.
- Hard Chrome coating - rust-resistant coating
- Center Knurl on WL and SS barbell
- No Center Knurl on MX Gladiator and 15kg
- Medium Depth Knurl
- 230k tensile, 210k yield
- 5 year warranty
**5-year warranty against defects affecting the performance of the bar, such as bending, collar spin, knurling defects, or problems with the coating affecting the performance of the bar. Warranty covering bending does not cover dropping it on a box/bench/spotter arms/pins on power rack.