Pendlay-bushing-bar, pendlay bars neptune barbell is your source for superior quality crossfit equipment and supplies, like our selection of high performance pendlay bushing bars. bushing bars have fewer moving parts than bearing bars with needle bearings, and don't require the same amount of maintenance.. I started with the pendlay bushing bar. pretty good bar, ok spin, i use it for pulls/squats/general purpose. i bought my buddies pendlay bearing bar a while back ago. it spins way better than the bushing but the everything else about the bar is the same as the bushing., bushing bars would hold up better for use inside of a rack. just to add onto this statement, needle bearings are relatively fragile. if you have a needle bearing bar with a lot of weight on it (like you would for squats), dropping the bar across the safeties in a rack could damage the bearings..
Used the pendlay bushing for the past 6 months, prior to that rogue bushing bar and a york bar for a minute. can't speak to their bearing bar, but the pendlay bushing is swell as hell. spins perfect months later, good flex, knurling is just right and stands up to plenty of rack use (though for me, rarely over 300#)., on pendlay's site it is adverised as having moderate whip. the bushing bar that is. they have the bearing bar, which is supposed to have more 'whip', it is made of a higher nickel content, which aids, they report, in flexibility, along with strength, and with a quality to the steel that it returns to its straightness repeatedly..
Out of my ohio bar, chan bar, rogue bar, and pendlay bushing bar, my b&r spins the freest. have you tried dripping 3n1 oil down the sleeves? i do that to all my bars once a month. it keeps them rolling really well. 03-12-2015, 10:54 am #27. alex kennedy. view profile view forum posts starting strength coach join date may 2012 location ..., that's interesting about your b&r bar. out of my ohio bar, chan bar, rogue bar, and pendlay bushing bar, my b&r spins the freest. have you tried dripping 3n1 oil down the sleeves? i do that to all my bars once a month. it keeps them rolling really well..
Lower end, i'd buy the "rogue bar; mid level it is a toss up between the "rogue training bar" and the pendlay bushing bar; higher end i prefer the ivanko, but the pendlay bearing bar is right there with it (ivanko is better for powerlifting and the pendlay for olympic lifts)., bearing bars usually have needle bearings, not ball bearings. basically, a needle bearing is a thin round piece of steel and there are 4-5 of them in a set around the shaft that the sleeve "rides" on.