Bushings vs Bearings in Barbells – Are Bearings Worth the Extra Money?

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One of the barbell features that impact price the most is the choice between a barbell with bushings and one with bearings. At first glance, the sales copy on bearing bars makes it seem like a higher-quality choice. Barbell manufacturers describe bearing bars as having “faster, smoother spin” or “ideal for faster lifting.” Faster? Smoother? … Read more