York Close Grip Tri/Curl Combi Bar
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- Weight 6kg
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Ideal for both curl and tricep work, this close grip bar is chrome plated, and of solid steel construction. Includes spinlock collars for quick plate changes. 125kg maximum load.
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My major issue with the bar are the locking collars and i use the term locking very loosely as they don't lock for more than a few reps. You can tightened up the collars but the machining on the thread inside the collar is so loose they barely have any strength. More than a couple of reps on a bicep curl and they have stopped performing and the plates are starting to rattle. Re-tighten and you can carry on until it happens again.
I have a cast iron set of York dumb bells that have plastic locking collars and compared to these metal ones are far superior. Much better thread size matching to the bar itself and they just don't work loose at all.
The bar itself is fine, nicely textured, weighty and i like the way the centre is shaped.
Contacted York technical support and explained the issue with the locking collars. Their support was first class, polite, prompt and efficient. Pleasantly surprised. They arranged for foc replacement collars which arrived today and are a much better fit with the bar.
Impressed with the after-sales by York and resolved the issues i had the with the bar :)
The bar itself is a good size 48" with 7.5" either end for plates to fit on to. You won't get many vinyl plates on but cast irons I get enough to overload to a degree. The spin lock collars are solid and sturdy but do have a small tendency to work their way loose occasionally which can be annoying but re-tightening the collars takea second or two and you are away again. The rubber grip washer does help prevent the plates from spinning which causes the collars to loosen but if you tighten them up enough they do stay for a decent amount of reps.
The versatile shape of the bar means you can perform a good variety of biceps, triceps and forearm exercises.
The chrome plating has remained in good condition despite the hammering it has been given over time, so in all a good buy.
i was looking forward to this as ive had some serious wrist pain using regular dumbbells (york) recently and after a little research and reading up on reviews here i decided to give this tri/curl combi bar a go.
as it turned up on the door, a day late, it was barely covered in a thin plastic wrap already ripped and falling off. i wasnt too bothered as it is solid metal, but still i expected a little more from amazon, who normally send small items in huge over padded boxes.
i was quite lucky as i quickly and easily remover the remaining plastic wrap, that i didnt cut myself open. on each end of the bar there was a razor sharp metal splinter. i was surprised and lucky to only graze my hand on one as i was removing the plastic wrap, so i checked the other end only to find another one.
the chrome and metal castings are just so poor. chrome hasnt been applied in places. small chips are breaking off the nuts only creating more sharp edges and the nuts them self are very loose on the bar, this really is the lowest quality lifting bar i have ever set eyes on. i am truly shocked amazon supplied me this.
if you do choose to buy one of these bent tri/curl combi bars, do yourself a favor and purchase a different brand.
The problem with doing the two exercises I mentioned above with a straight bar is that they put pressure on your wrists, causing discomfort and thus making the exerciser use less weight. Less weight means that the exercise will be less effective and the results less impressive. Doing the same exercise with the hands at an angle relieves the pressure and allows you to do the exercise in relative comfort, meaning you can add a bit more weight to your lift.
The curve of this bar is a bit more acute than a normal EZ bar, which I like but some people may not. It comes with spin lock collars and is for 1 inch weight plates. The chrome finish does mark easily, more than other bars I own, for which the bar loses a star. All in all, it does the job and does it well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
excellent,very happy, quick delivery, well made,does what it say's on the tin !Published 21 days ago by The fish
Used to help my wrists when doing weights and this bar allowed me to have the right form. Easy on the wrists and can be used for many different exercisesPublished 4 months ago by Habibi17
Can't fault it. I prefer this shape of bar personally but the quality is also very good and was delivered very quickly.Published 4 months ago by Ashton
Very impressed with the quality of this. My partner loves itPublished 5 months ago by Dana Mitchell