The YORK® Black Oxide International Weight Bars are finished with a black Oxide coating & feature hard chrome sleeves. It is a strikingly attractive weight bar. The black oxide finish has an aggressive grip and the steel for the bar is made in the USA with a minimum 175,000 tensile.
It is less flexible, more rigid, and excellent for use when performing static, highly controlled, slow movements such as the squat, chest press, and deadlift. It is also an excellent weight bar for Olympic lift training. The sleeve is secured on the bar using a bar end nut and spring pin. Sleeves are machined to a precise 1.975” diameter to accommodate 2” Olympic Plates.