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4 Inch Posts or 5 Inch Posts?

We provide two types of post thickness.

– 4 Inch Posts / 100mm (Children)

100mm wooden posts are perfect for children from age 5 to 13. Having said that they are indeed suitable for adults (our installer has 4×4 posts in his garden) especially when used on a multigym which has lots of connecting posts.  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp8G9iGx2Gw of an adult using Xorbars on this post size.

– 5 Inch Posts / 125mm (Adults)

These posts are simply thicker and therefore provide a more strength important for any dynamic movements and more suitable for most adults and or if you have lots of children.

Note also that the wood in the ground (the bit that eventually rots) will last longer than 4×4 simply because there is more wood.

So it now comes down to personal preference and budget.

Both are pressure treated for ground contact.

Stainless Steel OR Powder Coated?

We provide two types materials for our pull up bars:

– Powder Coated (Forest Green)

These are what most people choose to install and what are featured on most of the images shown.  Powder Coating offers a extremely high quality coating suitable for outdoor weather conditions.  This is also how you get a lovely forest green colour to blend into your garden.

– Stainless Steel (Premium Metal)

Brushed Stainless Steel is used on high end appliances and is an extremely expensive material.  It is completely rust proof and looks fantastic if you want a sliver / contemporary look and feel.

They are currently only available in TWO of our best selling pull up bars. If you require a full multigym etc., in stainless then please contact us for a quote.

They both offer the same durability and suitability for calisthenics. So it now comes down to personal preference.

How strong are the pull up bars?

All of our pull up bars are extremely strong and durable. They are manufactured in the UK by one of the leading fabricators. All pull up bars are designed for maximum grip performance and are independently strength tested.

What is the best length of bar?

This all depends on personal preference and your exercise intentions. The varying sizes are predominately to offer a variety of prices depending on your budget, however all the bars can be used for pull ups or as parallel bars.

Do the pull up bars come with all the fixings?

Yes, all pull up bars and parallel bars come with coach screws and washers included within the packaging.

Are the outdoor pull up bars strength tested?

Yes. Our garden pull up bars are strength tested by an independent company to make sure they are suitable for adults and children.

Are your garden pull up bars suitable for children?

Our standard pull up bars have a grip size of 33mm which means that they can be easily gripped by adults and children.

Does your insurance (public liability) cover children?

Our public liability is covered by Aviva Insurance. The insurance covers use by adults and children. We advise however that children should be supervised when using the pull up bars as play equipment.

How long does it take to get an outdoor pull up bar package delivered?

Our outdoor pull up bar packages come as part of 2 x deliveries. The pull up bar will be posted within 48hrs. The posts and postcrete will be scheduled in for delivery depending on your location. This is approximately 5 to 10 working days. Oak posts take slightly longer as they are freshly cut before being dispatched. Allow 10 to 14 working days.

Do you delivery outdoor pull up bars to Europe and America?

We often deliver outdoor pull up bars to different parts of the world. The postage price for 1 or 2 bars is around £40 for Europe and £60 for the USA. However, please contact us with the number of bars you would like and we will send you a quote.

Please note that we do not delivery posts and postscrete etc outside of the UK.

Can I install the pull up bars myself?

Yes you can. If you have moderate DIY skills and someone to help you with the posts, then you can install a set of outdoor pull up bars within 2-4 hours. You can also give us a call beforehand if you would like any advice or guidance. Sometimes a friendly chat can give you the confidence you need to get the job done. For a guide to pull up bar installation please see the outdoor pull up bar installation page.

Can I buy the pull up bar timber posts elsewhere?

Yes. You can get the posts and postcrete from most local DIY stores that’s why we sell the bars separately. However if its easier for you to simply order an outdoor pull up bar package then our aim is to make things as straightforward as possible for you.

What diameter are your Garden Pull Up Bars?

The thickness of our pull up bars are shown on each on the product pages.  However, generally speaking, the standard pull up bars are 33mm in diameter and the thick grip pull up bar is 48mm in diameter.

The Monkey bar is 48mm diameter down the sides with 33mm diameter bars to create the rungs of the ladder.

IMPORTANT: Please contact the sales office by visiting the contact us (office@xorbars.co.uk) before placing an order as we currently cannot take orders via the website. Dismiss

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