Agree 7ft 1inch bars are a bit long for a decent load and are more vulnerable even 6ft bars to point. Wouldn't try any PL with this though same level of weakness even with bars rated at 150kg etc not exactly suitable. For those progressing from lightweights for benching etc it's fine especially for the enforcing new levels of stability that smaller bars don't bring to a lift. I wouldn't let my other half use my eleiko or rogue bars and plates, especially the well aged eleiko bar hence why the couple hundred of 1 inch plates serve her well until she needs to DL OR squat then the cheapo commercial Oly bar works for her just not keen on her lifting with the plates though. That's why another suitable 1 inch would be good to obtain but finding suitable bars seem to be a fantasy even for her level of training more so realistic prices. Still wish I never sold some of the Oly plates off but I never envisioned that I will never be able to get access to my gym, luckily I kept the good stuff so not all is lost for my own needs.
I think because this bar is long for a standard bar it's 7foor not 5 or 6 foot it's goin to bend easier. Expensive Olympic bars like £150 plus rated to 300kg are made of stronger metal than standard bars. But if your getting an Olympic mens health bar from Argos for £70 I'm guessing it's made from similar stuff to a standard bar. It just has Olympic 2 inch sleeves on it. I'm not fussed about gettin an Olympic bar and weights. I dont do clean and jerks or Olympic lifting I do bodybuilding and powerlifting. So it doesn't matter if the sleeves rotate or not, in fact I hate proper Olympic bars with sleeves that are too spinny for bench press. An Olympic weight set would be nice but it's not worth a £4-500 upgrade just to get slightly rotating sleeves. And unless your spending £200 on a premium Olympic bar with the perfect amount of rotation on it you're not getting that much benefit
Whats the bar? I've stuck max on many 1" bars and they've bent like candy. this is very low, can't believe that it has the ability to hold nearly an extra 3rd of its stated weight without bending. Multiple reviews here state its weak https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B000LAVWBU/ref=acr_dp_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar
I would agree but there are some who only have 1" plates so its what they need without having to pay silly money for a whole complete set of replacements
Same waiting for proper 20kg Olympic bar..,