The build quality is excellent; this low-price barbell easily competes with other top-dollar brands. The collars are excellent as well, they lock plates in place and are easily removable. This bar is projected to be 40-45lbs. and mine weighed in at about 45. Be aware of possible weight discrepancy.
The packaging was horrible, missing the spring collars. Customer service *****, over an hour on the phone and nothing resolved. They wanted me to take to sears over 15 miles away and believe me i repeated myself through out the call and understanding the people they farm out this work to is very hard. I went to sears and they dont have colars or a bar so further waste of money time and gas. They had kids as managers and they seem to think it was funny. I have spe t thousands at sears and kmart throughout my time but this place is fir the birds now. The bar is junk,
Good for basic work outs
Was not 7 ft and neither was it Olympic.