So I have in my possession both a Gendron 1.25″ hollow bar as well as an ARE hollow 1.375″ blade bar. I’ve come full circle, having started a couple years ago on the Gendron bar for my STR S2000, to using the Ankeny bar last year, to now this year going back to Gendron. I’ll put up a few posts here on the differences between the two but first, a common question is…which weighs more?
Well here are the weights including all brackets, hardware, etc according to my insanely accurate scale.
Gendron Bar: 19.5 lbs
Ankeny Bar: 14.75 lbs
And there you have it folks, the Ankeny is quite a bit lighter by almost 5 lbs.
BTW, I have an updated version of this post including the Karcepts bar.