The Titanium USA 15kg Elite Series Bar has a high tensile strength rating of 195,000 PSI. This is a high end Olympic Lifting Bar with dual hand position markings. The sleeves are fitted with 10 bearings and bronze bushings to ensure smoothness and durability in any lifting environment.
The sleeves are secured with internal and external retention (snap) rings to ensure dual fail safes and keeping the bar balanced and stable under extreme loads.
- Bar Length: 2010mm (6 Ft 6 Inches)
- Sleeve diameter is 50mm.
- Shaft diameter is 25mm.
- Bar Weight: 15kg
- PSI Rating: 195,000
- Maximum Load: 1500LB (680Kg)
- Hand position markings for Crossfit, Functional Fitness, Olympic Lifting and Powerlifting
- Material: Alloy Steel
- Bushings / Bearings: Bronze Bushings & 10 Bearings
- Sleeve Locking System: Half Moon Washers & Snap Rings
- Treatment: Bright Zinc Finish
When choosing your barbell it is important to understand what the different terminology means, as there is often a lot of industry jargon that manufacturers and re-sellers use.
Bar strengths are reported in three areas: tensile strength, yield strength, and the PSI rating.
Tensile strength is the maximum load the barbell can support without fracturing, breaking or bending to the point where it’s unable to return back to the original shape. So a higher tensile strength generally means the bar can tolerate heavier loads and is able to handle repeated drops during training or competitions.
Yield strength is basically how much weight the bar can handle before it will become deformed — that is, it won’t return to perfect straightness. This is generally listed as it Maximum Load rating.
Now you know some of the terminology, it is important to look for a bar with a PSI rating of 150,000 or more and a minimum of 700lb weight capacity.