The materials, construction, finish, and feel of the Mesabi Elite Olympic Bars are designed for the elite/competitive lifter at a great value. Made in Minnesota, home of the Iron Range, they meet all men's International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) specifications, and as such weigh 20 kg, have a diameter of 28 mm, a length of 2,200 mm, and a loadable sleeve area of 415 mm. The bars are available either with needle bearings or bronze bushings.
Both versions of the Mesabi Elite Olympic Bars are crafted from 190K PSI tensile strength USA steel, which will give you just the right whip during your lifts. This tensile strength also ensures that these bars are tough enough to meet all your Olympic lifting needs. The bars’ steel has a beautiful bright zinc finish that will protect them from oxidation and keep maintenance at a minimum. The bright zinc finish also has a natural feel in your hands.
The bars also feature Gopher's signature Just-Right Knurling. This uniform knurl is deep enough to provide an excellent grip, but not so deep that it’ll tear up your hands. In fact, you won't want to let go of these bars once you get your hands on them! The knurl goes all the way to the sleeve so you can grip as wide as you want, and the bar’s center has a smooth finish with no knurl, which makes this bar more comfortable for exercises like cleans or for workouts with high reps of Olympic lifts.
You'll get extremely smooth and fluid spin from the Needle Bearing version of this bar, or very smooth and fluid spin from the Bronze Bushing version. Both styles will allow your wrists to rotate with very little resistance. The needle bearing bar includes 5 high-end German needle bearings per sleeve (10 is the max allowed, most bars have fewer) for a smooth, quiet spin. The bronze bushings are also low-friction and provide for fluid wrist rotation. The bars accept competition and Olympic plates with a 2" dia opening.
The materials, construction, finish, and feel of these bars were designed for the elite/competitive lifter, but they're priced hundreds of dollars less than other comparable bars. The Mesabi Elite Bar meets all men's IWF specifications and is available with either needle or bronze bearings. These bars have a beautiful zinc finish and use Gopher's signature Just-Right Knurling that some lifters are calling 'the perfect knurl'. The knurl goes all the way to the sleeve so you can grip as wide as you want. You won't want to let go of these bars once you get your chalked-up hands on them! The 190K PSI tensile strength USA steel in these bars gives you just the right whip during your lifts. You'll get extremely smooth and fluid spin from the needle-bearing version, or very smooth and fluid spin from the less expensive bronze-bearing version. Each bar includes 5 high-end German needle bearings per sleeve (10 is the max allowed, most bars have less). Accepts competition discs and any olympic plates with 2" dia opening. Made in Minnesota.
Needle Bearing Bar
Bronze Bushing Bar
Customized end caps available (minimum purchase of 3 bars), to order call 1-800-847-5334