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    Bells of Steel - Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar: Thoughts?

    Has anyone tried this out yet? I've never used anything from Bells of Steel, but this seems like it would be a pretty versatile piece of equipment for the $199 price. I really like how it doubles as a cable attachment so you can incorporate row and lat pulldown variations with it. Weight capacity is 600lbs, with the bar weighing 24lbs at 6.5ft. Thoughts?

    https://www.bellsofsteel.us/all-prod...lls/swiss-bar/


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    Looks like a lighter version knock off of the Kabuki Kadillac bar. I do like the option to use it as a cable attachment but it would be pretty bulky to hook up in my opinion

    For the price, someone should give it a try and give us a review
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    Bought one last summer. It is indeed light. Can be unbalanced at times and cumbersome but the fact it is so light helps. Had some slag on the handles but I just filed the areas off. Not my favourite bar but not bad for some workout variety. I actually like it best so far for chest supported rows and inverted rows.

    Haven't used it as a cable attachment however.
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    Basement Brandon did a decent comparison to Kabuki.


    The new Rep bar looks more interesting to me:
    https://repfitness.com/collections/b...i-grip-barbell
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    Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Bought one last summer. It is indeed light. Can be unbalanced at times and cumbersome but the fact it is so light helps. Had some slag on the handles but I just filed the areas off. Not my favourite bar but not bad for some workout variety. I actually like it best so far for chest supported rows and inverted rows.

    Haven't used it as a cable attachment however.
    I appreciate the review! I like the price range and the fact that it's 20lbs lighter than other similar bars, mostly because it'd be more manageable on my cable machine.

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    Basement Brandon did a decent comparison to Kabuki.


    The new Rep bar looks more interesting to me:
    https://repfitness.com/collections/b...i-grip-barbell
    I'm a fan of REP bars and that bar definitely has my attention. I like the fact that the eyebolt can be removed, compared to the welded on one from Bells of Steel. Seems more durable overall. Kind of how I mentioned in the other quote response, I like how Bells of Steel is lighter, which I feel would be more manageable for cable machine work. I'll have to keep an eye on the REP bar too!
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    I own the Kabuki Kadillac version of this bar and like it a lot, I like hitting the tris with close grip bench with it...the deeper ROM is nice.
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