What diameter is the bars grip?
The BLK BOX Utility Bar – 15kg offers a 25 mm grip which is IWF standard for 15kg barbells. For a thinner grip, the BLK BOX Utility Bar – 20kg offer a 28 mm grip which is IWF standard for 20kg barbells.
What plates is the bar compatible with?
The BLK BOX Utility Bar – 20kg is compatible with all BLK BOX Weightlifting Plates and Bumpers, along with all change plates and collars.
How many plates can it hold?
This will depend on which plates you own, but for comparison, with its two 320mm sleeves the BLK BOX Utility Bar – 15kg can hold the below when used with lock jaw collars:
BLK BOX Blackout Bumper – 140kg
BLK BOX Impact Bumper – 90kg
BLK BOX HD or Colour HD Bumper – 200kg
BLK BOX Competition Plate – 240kg
What Spec if the bar designed to?
The BLK BOX Utility Bar – 15kg meets a variety of IPF and IWF Specifications, meeting the requirements for knurl markings, tolerances, overall dimensions, and weight.
How durable is the bars finish?
The BLK BOX Utility Bar – 15kg features a hardened chrome finish, offering a high level of corrosion resistance and durability while allowing the athlete to feel medium knurl. We recommend regular cleaning of the bar using a barbell brush.
Why are bearings important?
Bearings are introduced into barbells to ensure a smooth and/or fast spin when performing functional or Olympic weightlifting movements. This spin reduces the force exerted on an athlete’s wrists during these movements.