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    New Vulcan Buffalo Bar

    In case anyone is shopping for a Buffalo Bar, Vulcan Strength now has one available. No idea how good it is, but generally their power bars are known for quality (love mine). This might be worth considering.

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    I was gonna comment that price seemed steep for a bar that although very nice probably came out of same factories as much cheaper options then I saw the Made in USA and 30mm shaft. looks like an interesting alternative to both the cheaper and more expensive curved barbells.
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    Pffft, only an 800lb rating.

    I can't even GM with that, just pathetic.
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    Originally Posted by urbanlifter View Post
    Pffft, only an 800lb rating.

    I can't even GM with that, just pathetic.
    And only 16.5" sleeve length? Amateur hour.
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    Originally Posted by urbanlifter View Post
    Pffft, only an 800lb rating.

    I can't even GM with that, just pathetic.
    Don't feel bad. I can't good morning with 800lb either. Hehe.
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    Duffalo Bar killer?
    Who's going to pull the trigger?

    I'm dying to see if it doesn't flip all over the place like my duffalo bar does & if it also sits in the j-cups w/o sliding all over the place, unless I put chalk all over my j-cups.
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    Originally Posted by Synthetickiller View Post
    Duffalo Bar killer?
    Who's going to pull the trigger?

    I'm dying to see if it doesn't flip all over the place like my duffalo bar does & if it also sits in the j-cups w/o sliding all over the place, unless I put chalk all over my j-cups.

    Adam (gamecocklifter) from garagegymlab on IG picked it up. I'm sure he'll have some details for us soon.
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    I got this one from Strength Shop on Black Friday for $150
    https://www.strengthshopusa.com/buffalo-bar
    And I love it. It's odd to me that people are seeking an alternative to a Duffalo bar when a buffalo bar itself will accomplish the majority of what a Duffalo bar so much cheaper.
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    Originally Posted by Synthetickiller View Post
    Duffalo Bar killer?
    For me the Duffallo would be out of consideration. Vulcan, NYBB, or even Titan.
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    Originally Posted by urbanlifter View Post
    For me the Duffallo would be out of consideration. Vulcan, NYBB, or even Titan.
    Titan, really? There's not even center knurling. I couldn't use it for low bar squatting. Even the pictures on Titan's site show the guy using high bar. Just buy a SSB, lol. Not sure about other people here, but my training weight exceeds to max this bar can handle (500 lb).

    NYBB's version has center knurling, but barely any arc. It's also 32mm. I think the Duffalo is 30mm. This is a pro or con depending on how you look at it.

    I don't feel either the Titan or NYBB's version are comparable.


    Vulcan at least has a similar arc and knurling locations and is also 30mm.
    The only questions I have are overall length, curvature compared to the Duffalo, who the knurling compares, how the zinc holds up and what the bar weight is.

    Originally Posted by kevin3636 View Post
    Adam (gamecocklifter) from garagegymlab on IG picked it up. I'm sure he'll have some details for us soon.
    Do you know if he owns a Duffalo?
    That would be one hell of a review if he can place one next to the other.
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    Originally Posted by Synthetickiller View Post
    Titan, really? There's not even center knurling. I couldn't use it for low bar squatting.
    Sports tape my friend, sports tape.
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    Originally Posted by urbanlifter View Post
    Sports tape my friend, sports tape.
    Yep, doing that on my cambered squat bar & really dislike it. It works, but is knurling the bar that much more expensive?
    Why not just ignore knurling on all bars & use athletic tape? I don't consider that an option.
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    Originally Posted by Synthetickiller View Post
    Yep, doing that on my cambered squat bar & really dislike it. It works, but is knurling the bar that much more expensive?
    Why not just ignore knurling on all bars & use athletic tape? I don't consider that an option.
    Very well, but we are taling about a sub $100 bar, I think it was $85 shipped during the last sale. That's one HELL of a bench bar, and should be perfectly fine for moderate squatting (most people are under 500lbs). I do all my heavy leg work on the Titan belt squat, which has been an amazing piece of equipment thus far.
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    Does the Vulcan have the same bend as the Duffalo bar?
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    Originally Posted by urbanlifter View Post
    Pffft, only an 800lb rating.

    I can't even GM with that, just pathetic.
    The duffalo bar has a higher rating but sucks to squat with more then 600lbs on it. It just gets to bouncy.
    The duffalo bar is actually 32mm.
    I'd rate the duffalo bar at 550lbs.
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    Originally Posted by jamesovercome View Post
    I got this one from Strength Shop on Black Friday for $150
    https://www.strengthshopusa.com/buffalo-bar
    And I love it. It's odd to me that people are seeking an alternative to a Duffalo bar when a buffalo bar itself will accomplish the majority of what a Duffalo bar so much cheaper.
    Can you get some pics of it. Wondering if it has more curve then the ny or ader bar. As they don't have much

    I'm probably going to get this one as it's 35mm, looks like it had more curve and I have a $100 gift certificate from winning a powerlifting meet.
    35mm wil take more weight regardless of the tensile rating.
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    Originally Posted by Synthetickiller View Post
    Titan, really? There's not even center knurling. I couldn't use it for low bar squatting. Even the pictures on Titan's site show the guy using high bar. Just buy a SSB, lol. Not sure about other people here, but my training weight exceeds to max this bar can handle (500 lb).

    NYBB's version has center knurling, but barely any arc. It's also 32mm. I think the Duffalo is 30mm. This is a pro or con depending on how you look at it.

    I don't feel either the Titan or NYBB's version are comparable.


    Vulcan at least has a similar arc and knurling locations and is also 30mm.
    The only questions I have are overall length, curvature compared to the Duffalo, who the knurling compares, how the zinc holds up and what the bar weight is.



    Do you know if he owns a Duffalo?
    That would be one hell of a review if he can place one next to the other.
    If the NYBB is the same as the Westside mega bow bar, which many say it is, then the center knurl sucks really bad. The bar is a POS. Knurl is very mild and poorly done across the entire bar. The sleeves are bolted on. The chrome is cheap and rusted through easily.

    But there's two things going for it. It's cheap and has proven its ability to stand up to a lot of abuse and weight at Westside.

    They also tape up the center. And no it's not ideal and feels odd sticking to the shirt when getting into position. Same with my chambered bar too.
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    Originally Posted by urbanlifter View Post
    Sports tape my friend, sports tape.
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    Very well, but we are taling about a sub $100 bar, I think it was $85 shipped during the last sale. That's one HELL of a bench bar, and should be perfectly fine for moderate squatting (most people are under 500lbs). I do all my heavy leg work on the Titan belt squat, which has been an amazing piece of equipment thus far.
    I bought the Titan Bison bar on sale for $90 and have been very happy with it. It is great for benching. I added some Wilson Overgrip tennis racket tape to the center of the bar to add some grip and now it works well for squats too. I am a sub-400 pound squatter and for me the bar was a great value and purchase.

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    I have the original ironmind buffalo bar rated to 1200 pounds.
    What you must consider for the price its a one time buy that will last your life time.
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    Originally Posted by Synthetickiller View Post
    Titan, really? There's not even center knurling. I couldn't use it for low bar squatting. Even the pictures on Titan's site show the guy using high bar. Just buy a SSB, lol. Not sure about other people here, but my training weight exceeds to max this bar can handle (500 lb).

    NYBB's version has center knurling, but barely any arc. It's also 32mm. I think the Duffalo is 30mm. This is a pro or con depending on how you look at it.

    I don't feel either the Titan or NYBB's version are comparable.


    Vulcan at least has a similar arc and knurling locations and is also 30mm.
    The only questions I have are overall length, curvature compared to the Duffalo, who the knurling compares, how the zinc holds up and what the bar weight is.



    Do you know if he owns a Duffalo?
    That would be one hell of a review if he can place one next to the other.
    If someone would get the Vulcan to me, I'd be happy to put it up against my IM Buffalo Bar and Duffalo Bars for comparison.
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    Originally Posted by PtReyesGreg View Post
    I bought the Titan Bison bar on sale for $90 and have been very happy with it. It is great for benching. I added some Wilson Overgrip tennis racket tape to the center of the bar to add some grip and now it works well for squats too. I am a sub-400 pound squatter and for me the bar was a great value and purchase.

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    Thanks for the confirmation! I'm thinking about giving it a shot when it's back in stock. For some reason my left elbow and right shoulder have been acting up while squatting, have been going a little heavier than usual lately since my legs have felt strong. I'm also curious to see how well it would sit on my rack, since the mono's are slightly offset maybe the shorter Bison bar would not have issues like others have experienced with the Duffalo.
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    Originally Posted by Jason2459 View Post
    Did gamecock get his review posted on this bar yet?
    Not yet, working on a few others first. Was super sick all last week so I haven’t had a real chance to use it. Will share some initial impressions soon once I’ve had an opportunity to lift with it.
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    Originally Posted by GamecockLifter View Post
    Not yet, working on a few others first.
    Do you have other bow/buffalo bars to compare this one with?
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    Originally Posted by Jason2459 View Post
    Do you have other bow/buffalo bars to compare this one with?
    Not that I personally own, but goal is to compare to a duffalo bar side-by-side.
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    Originally Posted by GamecockLifter View Post
    Not that I personally own, but goal is to compare to a duffalo bar side-by-side
    That would be great. Thanks.
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    Originally Posted by smokinHawk View Post
    The duffalo bar has a higher rating but sucks to squat with more then 600lbs on it. It just gets to bouncy.
    The duffalo bar is actually 32mm.
    I'd rate the duffalo bar at 550lbs.
    I'm really used to whippy bars (Ivanko OBX-20kg, Iron Wolfe Squat Bar (not heat treated) & my Duffalo), but I have noticed that pulling 25kg plates off of it really makes it spring back to it's original shame. I didn't notice the bar being too bouncy, but I've only squatted over 600 with it once.

    How much have you squatted with your duffalo? How bad was it closer to 700 if you put that much on it?


    Originally Posted by GamecockLifter View Post
    Not that I personally own, but goal is to compare to a duffalo bar side-by-side.
    Looking forward to this!
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    Originally Posted by Synthetickiller View Post
    I'm really used to whippy bars (Ivanko OBX-20kg, Iron Wolfe Squat Bar (not heat treated) & my Duffalo), but I have noticed that pulling 25kg plates off of it really makes it spring back to it's original shame. I didn't notice the bar being too bouncy, but I've only squatted over 600 with it once.

    How much have you squatted with your duffalo? How bad was it closer to 700 if you put that much on it?




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    Any luck with the review Gamecock? Really curious about this bar.
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    Has anyone gotten an answer back from Vulcan relating to whether or not this bar is actually 100% made over here? I've sent them an email as have several others and none of us has heard a response back. I've mentioned in the other Buffalo Bar thread that I suspect that the parts of this bar are made overseas and assembled here. I say that because I've noticed Vulcan has decided to make a clear difference on their own site that bars are either "Made in the USA" or "100% Made in the USA." Safe to assume that not hearing an answer back means the bars parts are made overseas?
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