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Rep BB-5000 Gladiator Barbell

Our Gladiator barbell is the best barbell we offer. 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 5 needle bearings per sleeve, the spin is smooth and the turn-over during cleans and snatches is phenomenal.

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.

Specs: 

  • 28mm diameter (25mm for 15 kg bar)
  • 20 kg (45lb) or 15kg (35lb) option
  • 1500 lb static rating
  • 5 Needle bearings for super smooth spin
  • Hard Chrome coating - most rust-resistant available
  • No Center Knurl - Ideal for doing high rep clean workouts without tearing up your neck
  • Medium Depth Knurl
  • Dual Knurl Markings - Powerlifting and Weightlifting - move faster on lifts
  • 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.

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Gear Specs

GEAR SPECS 

Brand Rep Fitness
Product Weight 20 kg
Diameter 28mm
Knurl Depth Medium/Light
Center Knurl No Center Knurl
Shaft Coating Hard Chrome
Sleeve Coating Hard Chrome
Bushing/Bearing Needle Bearing
Tensile Strength 230k
Yield Strength 210k
Rated For 1500 lbs
Warranty 5 years
Sleeve Length 16.5"
Free Shipping No
Tiles Header N/A
Grouped Special Price No
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  1. 4 Months Summary review by Paul on 9/10/2016
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    Bar has only been used for snatching and cj'ing in the low to mid 200lb range. The knurl is very mild and easy on the hands. Very smooth feeling when racking cleans (good tensile properties?). Spin is the best characteristic of this bar with the collars moving effortlessly after 4 months of heavy volume and no maintenance. Only downside I've found is some contaminant got into the sleeve and started to catch a little in a certain spot. It has since seemed to work itself out and doesn't appear to be a bearing issue. I would definitely invest in more of these for growing weightlifting clubs.

  2. Awesome bar! review by Ike on 8/5/2016
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    I just purchased a second one of these for use while at my CrossFit box. I also have one in my home gym that I have been using for about 8 months now. Actually feel it has improved with use. Spins awesome, and the grooved sleeves hold plates in place. I would also recommend using the Oso collars with this bar. Overall I couldn't be happier with this product.

  3. 531lb Deadlift! rock solid review by Joel on 3/16/2016
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    I really like the Gladiator bar. I originally purchased the bar purely for Olympic lifting after reading the reviews and looking at all my options.
    I was really impressed with the performance on my o-lifts. The whip and the bearing spin are as good as any (significantly) higher priced bar.
    I began using it for my powerlifting too, and it's exceed all expectations there too. I love the knurling, as it's just right for a solid grip
    without destroying my hands.

    Overall, I couldn't be happier, and I've recommended this bar to all who I train with or discuss weightlifting/powerlifting,
    including my teammates at US Express Track Club.

  4. 531lb Deadlift! rock solid review by Joel on 3/16/2016
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    I really like the Gladiator bar. I originally purchased the bar purely for Olympic lifting after reading the reviews and looking at all my options.
    I was really impressed with the performance on my o-lifts. The whip and the bearing spin are as good as any (significantly) higher priced bar.
    I began using it for my powerlifting too, and it's exceed all expectations there too. I love the knurling, as it's just right for a solid grip
    without destroying my hands.

    Overall, I couldn't be happier, and I've recommended this bar to all who I train with or discuss weightlifting/powerlifting,
    including my teammates at US Express Track Club.

  5. First Quality Bar review by LJ on 1/12/2016
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    The first bar I've have purchased. I just received this bar today from UPS. Once removed from the package tube I could not believe the quality of this bar for the price. I purchased the 20 kg gladiator bearing bar. The first thing I did was throw a couple 45's on each side and did some cleans. The whip is amazing! The spin of the sleeves is awesome. One side spins a little better than the other when spun by hand, but not noticeable when using weight. The knurl is a bit soft but works perfectly. Overall I love the bar and would recommend it to anyone, you would not be disappointed.

  6. Great Bar review by Beavonthebayou on 1/7/2016
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    I recently purchased the Rep Fitness Gladiator bar as my first oly bar, and I am extremely pleased. I love the spin, whip, and knurling.

    Overall, a great purchase..!!

  7. Awesome CrossFit Barbell review by Eric Will on 12/7/2015
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    I've been using this barbell for crossfit the past 3 months and I'm thrilled with it. Spins smooth, great grip, good whip... etc. You'll be happy with it.

  8. Excellent Oly Bar review by CaliNoob on 8/6/2015
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    A quality bar is a must have for any gym, even a home gym. You can review the specs but this bar has a very nice whip for 180k tensile strength and nice spin for an all purpose bushing bar. You can find cheaper but I don't know that you'll find much better for the same price. The knurling is not aggressive but may depend on personal taste. I highly recommend you consider this bar if you're in the market for one.

  9. Great Value review by Nano G. Ram on 7/24/2015
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    This is a very good bar and it's wonderful bar for the price. It is comparable to the Pendlay bearing bar but for much less money. It spins smoothly and easily. When I clean an unloaded bar, the sleeves stay stationary, i.e. the inertia of the sleeves keep them from rotating.

    I'm not moving heavy enough weights to evaluate the whip but it does fine in the kick test.

    I gave it 4 stars for quality because the knurling is a little soft for my taste. My hands tend to slip inward when I'm doing reps with a snatch grip. Chalk would probably help but I haven't gotten any yet. The knurling is quite comparable to the Pendlay bars (or maybe just a touch softer). The knurling is coarser and softer than the Werksan Gold bar.

    The other problem that I have with the knurling is that quarter by half inch section got a little dinged up in shipping. I've not contacted Rep Fitness about it and don't intend to.

    The sleeves have a very tiny grooves to help hold the weights on. This is not the coarse grooving that some Pendlay bars have. The Rep grooving is not noticeable until you slide a plate on or run your hand over the sleeve.

  10. Great Barbell review by Peter on 4/23/2015
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    Our gym purchased 8 bushing Gladiators and 2 bearing Gladiators - 8 for the CrossFit side, and 2 for heavier Olympic lifting. These bars have been through the ringers and are still performing very well. The spin is smooth, and the hard chrome makes them look still brand new. The knurl is perfect. Opening up another gym in 6 months and will definitely be back for these again.

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