Unlike previous reviews I am delighted with this bar. It was made very clear to me in the Belfast store that the bar was 28mm and designed to exclusively fit their own branded weights. This suits me fine. I'm a novice and want a quality set which I can build up over time for not too much money. I was attracted to the shorter length as I am female and find the longest Olympic style bars unwieldy at the minute. Be aware that this bar only weighs 10kg though.
As per other reviews,the exclusive non-standardised diameter they use is an issue. this is quite annoying - even for a novice, what happens if 'as a novice' you enjoy using the product and require more weight? You can only buy more domyos weights, fair enough if you only want to do bicep curls as your entire resistance regime(?!). I recently bought a bench and needed a new bar. The existing weight I have forces me to buy a domyos bar- I refuse on principal!
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