Cosmetic 2nd - Grade 1 - Bulldog Shorty Bar

£145.00 GBP £195.00 GBP

These are Grade 1 - Cosmetic Seconds. The product will have been produced alongside our standard production, but have not passed our quality control checks. The product may have aesthetic imperfections or discolouring/ blemishes caused during the manufacturing process, however, the item is in full functional working order.

Please Note: All Cosmetic Second sales are final - No returns, refunds or warranty.

Each sleeve has 5 needle roller bearings giving the barbell a smooth rotation, while the perfect blend of passive-aggressive knurl means that grip will not be sacrificed, nor will the hands tear from repetitive lifting. 

Why choose the Shorty barbell? It allows athletes in competitions or clients in busy gyms to be spaced closer together. It is also ideal for anyone training in tight spaces, such a small garage gym, tight basement or garden studio. 

The Bulldog Shorty Bar weighs 15.85kg and is 29mm in diameter, with dual knurling marks for both Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting.

It is precision straightened to within 0.1mm, end to end, to allow smooth rotation of the needle roller bearings. Each sleeve and collar has been friction welded to guarantee the maximum strength possible.

To ensure our high manufacturing standards, we implement strict parameters that utilise micro-hardness tests and scans across all batches of barbells.

Thermally heat treated to a tensile strength of 190,000 PSI.

Why choose a Cerakote barbell?

Firstly, they look great and are a sure fire way for your barbell to stand out on the rack! But besides being a style statement Cerakote offers a host of other benefits.

The shaft is coated using a ceramic coating giving a long lasting vibrant colour and the sleeves are plated with a black hardened chrome Finish for increased abrasion resistance.

Cerakote has actually be around for a while, it's a very thin ceramic coating which the military and gun makers have been using to protect their firearms for years. It offers your barbell a layer of protection against corrosion compared to to other coatings. 


  • 15.85kg
  • 29mm in diameter
  • Self lubricating bushings
  • Durable Cerakote finish on the Shaft
  • Black Hard Chrome Sleeves¬†
  • Dual knurl marks¬†
  • No central knurl
  • Tensile strength of¬†190,000 PSI
  • 175cm in length
  • 30.5cm loadable sleeve
  • 109cm shaft


Limited Lifetime Warranty:

Warranty against bending does not cover any bar which has been damaged due to negligent or faulty use, alteration, maintenance, storage or handling by the user. Negligent or faulty use includes abusive dropping of the bar (i.e. dropping the bar on a box, bench, spotter arms or pins in a power rack, excessive dropping with insufficient or damaged bumpers, or excessive dropping with iron plates, and similar usage). Any specific issues regarding a Bulldog Gear product with which a customer is not satisfied will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 18mm thick rubber matting must be used and the bar must not be stored with weights loaded on a rack. Indoor use only, Normal wear and tear does not fall under warranty. Warranty only valid for the original purchaser.