SMAI Economy Bar

R3,399.00 Incl.

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SMAI Economy Bar

The SMAI Economy barbell is finished in a black oxide coating with the collars finished in a hard chrome and locked into place using snap springs to ensure they do not come loose over a lifetime of use. It boasts a deep and secure grip when bare, providing an excellent choice for bar security and control. When chalked, the knurling is highlighted even further, providing an uncompromising grip without the aggressive sting of other bars out on the market.

Complimented by quality gel lubricated Copper Alloy bushings for smooth rotation the SMAI Economy Bar is the best value all-purpose training Olympic barbell for athletes, CrossFitters, Affiliates, home gyms and fitness enthusiasts. Knurling Severity: Medium Knurling Feel: Deep


We have conducted extensive hydraulic testing on the strength and reliability of the bar over a 72 hour period at 300kg pressure for 7500 repetitions without deformation and have rated the bar at 230kg (500lb) which is more than enough for all cross fit training requirements and a great value bar when setting up your cross fit box.


Diameter: 28.5mm Length: 86”/ 2184mm Loadable sleeve length: 380mm



The SMAI 20kg Economy barbells are warranted for any manufacturing faults affecting their structural integrity. This warranty is valid for 1 year 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 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.

Additional information

Weight 22 kg
Dimensions 223 × 10 × 10 cm


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