Hard Chrome Plated, - Hard chrome plating, Industrial chromium plating, or engineered chrome, is used to reduce friction, add wear resistance, or increase corrosion resistance. It is very hard, measuring between 66 to 70 HRC. Hard chrome tends to be thicker than the decorative treatment, typically ranging from 0.075 to 0.25 millimetres (0.0030 to 0.0098 in). Hard Chrome plating is the most chip resistant of chrome platings and a fairly expensive process. Hard chrome can last a lifetime as it is far thicker and harder than traditional chrome plating or bright zinc plating. Although stronger than standard chrome plating, it can be chipped with metal to metal contact with sharp edges as with any plating. Metal change plates that do not have beveled internal edges are not recommended. V-Lock All Rubber Change plates are the only way to completely eliminate the possibility of chrome chipping from change plate damage.
8 precision German Needle Bearings - Very smooth rotation
IWF Specification Knurling and marks, Center Knurling - The Vulcan Men's Professional Olympic Bearing Bar has a traditional Olympic Bar knurling that is moderately aggressive, center knurling is of a lower depth than outer knurling to prevent chafing of the neck during cleans. This is a professional grade bar for competitive lifting and high level training.
Construction - Snap Ring Construction featuring the highest tensile strength snap ring in the industry. Sleeves are one piece construction, cut from solid steel. The sleeves will never depart, or cease in this bar. 20kg weight +/- 10 grams,. Lifetime Warranty. Warrantied from bending or Sleeves departing during normal use. Tensile Strength: 241922.8836 psi Yield Strength: 223052.78psi. These are true numbers verified by metallurgical analysis performed