ARCHON CERAKOTE Needle Bearing Olympic Barbell with Bushings
Stop over-paying for just a name and instead experience the affordable, but superior performance of the ARCHON Fitness line of Olympic Bars, starting with The ARCHON Ball Bearing Olympic Barbell with Bushings. Different than many brands, we combine performance ball bearings and bushings to provide the ultimate in performance that you are looking for when performing Olympic and CrossFit movements, such as The Clean and Jerk, The Push Press, The Front Squat, The Overhead Squat, The Snatch Deadlift, and much more. Our premium bearings, combined with 2 bronze bushings, provide a smooth unrestricted spin, especially when heavily loaded. “Experience the whip!” This ARCHON 20kg barbell ( 45lb ) has both Olympic and Powerlifting knurl marks to go along with a stylish black oxide finish. Our knurling has a medium non-abrasive texture but holds chalk GREAT! In addition, there is no center knurling. By having bushings, combined with performance ball bearings, you will produce a smooth controlled whip.
“What is CERAKOTE finish?” Great question!
A CERAKOTE finished barbell provides a protective ceramic finish giving your bar superior strength and durability against corrosion and scratching. CERAKOTE coating offers 100x more corrosion resistance than standard black zinc. Originally CERAKOTE was used on weapons to protect in marine environments, sweating or hot and dusty environments. Keep in mind, metal-to-metal contact will cause barbells to wear overtime, so be sure to maintain your barbells regardless of the coating.
“Why are Needle Bearings superior?” To get your WHIP on!
Rather than a ball bearing, needle bearings are exactly how they sound. They are substantially larger, stronger, and faster, producing a great whip. Needle bearings have a larger contact surface area when the bar is under impact. This will elongate the life of your bar/bearings compared to ball bearings. (On a ball bearing the ball has one point of contact, the very tip of the ball. While on a needle bearing there is a whole line, the length of the needle, that is under contact.) The combination of our bushings with our needle bearings creates for a smother rotation when performing your Olympic movements.
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At ARCHON Fitness we produce “Affordable” Olympic Bars. Rising above our larger brand name competitors we value you and your goals rather than just our bottom line. Experience the performance of Olympic Bars used in competition, personal training, commercial gyms, and lastly your home or garage gym. Interested in a multi-barbell order? Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCHON Barbell “Lifetime Warranty”
The ARCHON Lifetime Warranty protects your barbell from material defects and construction. This warranty does not cover the product if it becomes unusable over time because of material defects or construction. If the bar is damaged do to neglect, misuse, has been altered, poor storage environments, or mishandled the warranty is voided. The ARCHON warranty does not cover abusive dropping of the bar. (This includes metal surfaces, benches, dropping with iron plates, on spotter arms, on a box, with 10’s / 15’s by themselves, or similar abuse.) Maintenance is not considered a warranty issue. Warranty is not transferable and original purchase receipt must be provided. Warranty claims are reviewed case by case by the ARCHON engineer. The determination by the engineer is final. You may feel confident that barbell defects are extremely rare as most problems are a result of neglect or abuse.
ARCHON barbells are protected by the top coatings in the industry. Rather than the cheaper oxide coatings, “ARCHON only uses BLACK ZINC and CERAKOTE as we want you to enjoy a quality barbell for years to come.”