Eleiko has their Sport Training Bar on clearance for $499 with free shipping. Both 35lb and 45lb bars are the same price. These rarely go on sale and are normally $699 + shipping. You will not find a better bar at this price. I have one of these and I'm tempted to get another. Needle bearings and incredible knurling. 10 year warranty. If you don't want to drop $1,000 on the IWF competition bar, this is a good compromise and the knurling is not as sharp, allowing higher reps without shredding your hands.