We offer men's and women's round bearing and needle bearing Olympic bars by Valor Fitness and York Barbell Company. These weightlifting bars are designed for Olympic style lifts that typically involve a lot of bar rotation through the range of motion. The use of bearings for rotation increases the smoothness and ease of the rotation dramatically, especially when compared to traditional Olympic bars that use bushings. Round bearing bars are the most affordable, but the most durable and best technology available to reduce friction during rotation is with the use of needle bearings. Needle bearings dissipate the rotation friction across a long cylindrical shaped bearing, whereas round bearings take all of the pressure of that rotational friction on a single point of the round, ball-shaped bearing. Regardless of the model you choose, Gtech Fitness® offers our best prices with free shipping nationwide on our selection of round or needle bearing bars!