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SMAI Premium Bar

SMAI Premium Bar

SMAI Premium Bar

The SMAI Premium Bar is manufactured from alloy steel, giving the bar a maximum 1500lb rating and great whip. Each sleeve has 4 needle bearings to ensure a smooth rotation and the entire barbell is finished in a chrome finish making it rust resistant. The bar features grooved sleeves with a one piece sleeve design. The Collar is fitted with a unique Nut and Pin locking system to keep the sleeve secure without play.

 

Unique specs:

28mm shaft thickness

Has both Olympic and Powerlifting markings on the shaft

4 needle bearings per Collar plus 1 Brass bushing

Max loading: 1500lb

 

Warranty 

The SMAI 15kg/20kg Premium barbells are warranted for any manufacturing faults affecting their structural integrity. This warranty is valid for the life of the bar (5 years) so long as the barbell’s end caps are straight and intact as well as falling within the category of what we consider to be “correctly maintained”. Both of the SMAI barbells have specific load ratings (1500lbs or 500lbs) and as such have been put through extensive testing to attain this rating. Therefore we have deemed any bars that are bent without returning to their original straight position are highly unlikely to be due to a manufacturing fault. In our experience bending is generally due to misuse of the bar. Some examples of misuse may include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Dropping unevenly onto spotting arms, a power rack or a box etc.
  • Dropping or hitting the bar’s end cap
  • Dropping an empty bar on the ground
  • Leaving the bar stored with weight plates on the collars
  • Dropping on the ground and one side of the bar hitting contacting the ground before the plates

 

However if you think your barbell has not been exposed to misuse and for some reason has become permanently bent, please contact us via email info@shensports.co.za or phone 021 6830140.

 

Please note the warranty for the life of the barbell does not include aesthetic appearance as this is the responsibility of the purchaser to maintain the quality by performing the steps outlined within “a guide to barbell maintenance”.

 

Maintenance

General maintenance of barbells is required to maintain the aesthetic appearance of the barbell and prevent rust from forming which is basically prevented by using a penetrative lubricant such as WD-40 over the metal surface and wiping dry with a clean dry cloth, factors such as use, moisture, location and storage environment will affect the frequency in which this basic maintenance should be performed. To remove chalk use a non-abrasive hard bristle brush to remove the chalk from the knurling and perform the basic maintenance as stated above and repeat as necessary.

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