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Wright Comparison Series: Bearing Bar

Wright Comparison Series: Bearing Bar

Authored By Dominique Johnson-Lindsay 0 Comment(s)

We're back for another month with our Wright Comparison series. If you haven't already taken a look, we invite you to read about posts about crumb bumper plates and bushing barbells. Our comparison series is to give our customer the information they need to compare use against competitors in the industry. There are no winners or losers. As a manufacturer, it simply doesn't make sense to choose one. Every customer should make the "wright" decision for them. 

 Many of our shoppers do that anyway, so we figured it wouldn't hurt to make it readily available here on our site. In our first edition, we compared a 260lb set of crumb rubber bumper plates among 6 others in the market. In our second edition, we compared our entry-level bushing barbell with 7 others. While leaving out brand names, we showed that Wright our specs are consistent with what's offered in the market while offering a lower-price point regardless of shipping with a great warranty. We were also pretty competitively-priced for a USA-based manufacturer. 

This week we're comparing bearing barbells. We recognize the need of having a quality barbell. For this comparison, we focused on brands with a specific audience towards weightlifting. There are no brands included from big-box retail giants.

In this week’s comparison, we used the most entry-level bearing barbell available from each competitor. This means this is the lowest-priced bearing barbell you could get at each retailer. Bearing bars are recognized for their ability to spin which matters when you're doing olympic lifts. We compared pricing to the west coast, pricing to the east coast, warranty, place of manufacture, tensile, knurl marks, coating, diameter, and sleeve length. 

It’s great to go ahead and note that we did not include whip or spin in the comparison because we believe it is subjective. 

Name  Price to West Price to East Warranty USA Made Tensile Knurl Coating on Shaft Diameter Sleeve
Wright $209 $209 1 Year Yes 190K Dual Cerakote 28MM 
16.40"
Comp A $219 $219 Lifetime No 202K Dual Steel/Zinc 28MM 16.00"
Comp B $249 $249 Lifetime No 190K Dual Chrome 28MM 16.00"
Comp C $288 $288 Lifetime No 190K Dual Zinc 28.5MM 16.25"

Comp

D

$545 $545 Lifetime Yes 215K Oly Zinc 28MM 16.25"


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