All you gotta do is watch this short video...
It's THAT EASY!
Take a geez at the Bare Steel Powerbar here
So, maintenance is a breeze, but what about the bar itself?
Will it need repairing or replacing at any point?
Here's the answer:
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”.
- Benjamin Franklin
Let me break down this brilliant quote for you...
The Bare Steel Powerbar (weight-lifting bar) is a crucial piece of equipment for Strength and Resistance Training, and when you're pushing, pulling or squatting those heavy weights, the last thing you need is a bar that slips in your hands, sleeves that don't spin seamlessly, or a shaft that feels like it could snap at any point during a rep.
Not to mention the likely inaccurate and imprecise measurements of the shaft and sleeves, e.g. an "Olympic Weight Lifting Bar" with the incorrect weight and diameter.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what you get when importing a cheap bar from a company that doesn't understand the product they are manufacturing.
In other words, unless quality is sacrificed, this is not a product that can be manufactured cheaply.
Low price = poor quality = more $$$$ spent repairing, replacing and redoing what you could have achieved right from the start. And not just dollars spent - but your precious time and energy wasted too.
Founding Father Franklin really knew what he was on about huh. ;)
Not to be discouraged though! There are certainly good quality barbells out there - great quality even!
That's why we designed the Bare Steel Powerbar, a strong, carefully hand-crafted, high quality bar, created to meet and exceed every one of your training needs. In fact, the last blog post I wrote happened to be about just that - you can check it out here!
And this doesn't just apply to the Bare Steel Powerbar. This applies to all equipment from Powerhouse Fitness.
So in conclusion, the short answer is no, your equipment from Powerhouse Fitness won't need repairing or replacing at any point. And as we've already covered - maintenance is easy.
In other words, the long-term satisfaction of high quality far outweighs the instant gratification of low prices.
We would love to hear your thoughts on the Powerhouse Bare Steel Powerbar (or any of our equipment!) - so please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page :)