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Cerakote Utility Barbell – Multipurpose Bar

Our classic reliable, well rounded Olympic sized barbell with black cerakote sleeves and a striking blue or orange cerakote shaft finish for an awesome price.



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A reliable, well rounded Olympic sized barbell for an awesome price.

The cerakote utility barbell is virtually identical to our best-selling utility barbell but finished with cerakote.

What is Cerakote?

Cerakote is a ceramic and polymer coating that creates stunning looks and better durability. The coating is considered the best in the barbell game next to stainless steel. 

Our next-generation basic bar, the Cerakote Utility Barbell is designed to be an all-around solution for bench press, squats, deadlifts, and the Olympic lifts (cleans, jerks, and snatches). This barbell is an excellent option for well-rounded garage gym athletes, as well as commercial gyms. To learn more, check out What is a Cerakote Barbell.

As a generalist bar, the Utility Barbell is designed for people who don’t adhere to a particular strength sport and just love an excellent bar. With a 28.5mm diameter, it’s just a tad thicker than an Olympic weightlifting bar (28mm diameter) and a smidge thinner than a powerlifting bar (29mm diameter). Brass bushings means the sleeves and no bearings makes for a smooth but not over-rotation and an ultra-secure snap ring is used to keep it all together. A medium-light knurl won’t chew your hands up when power cleaning, but complemented with knurling in the middle means the bar has a better grip when squatting. 


Weight44lbs / 20kg
Diameter1" / 28.5mm
Total Length86.6″ / 2,200mm
Loadable Sleeve Length16.1″ / 410mm
Knurling MarksWeightlifting & Powerlifting
Center KnurlYes
Shaft FinishOrange or Blue Cerakote
Sleeve FinishBlack Cerakote
Sleeve AssemblyBushings & Snap Rings
Max Capacity1,000 lbs / 454 kg
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI

IMPORTANT: For cerakote-coated barbells, added care should be used to avoid abrasive metal-to-metal contact. Tight-fitting metal collars, un-lined landmine attachments, and j-cups, etc — these can potentially cut into or wear off the cerakote finish. Taking these extra precautions will preserve that beautiful rust-resistant finish for years to come!

And to back it all up, it comes with a 5 year warranty against bending/breaking.

As reviewed on garagegymlab.com

Frequently Asked Questions

It has a 28.5mm diameter and 2,200mm/86.6″ length.

It weighs 20kg/44lbs.

It has a striking blue or orange cerakote shaft finish, and black cerakote coated sleeves for enhanced resistance to corrosion (rust).

Yes, regular 2-inch collars and Olympic weight plates will fit this bar.

It has a 1,000lb capacity.

In the box, you’ll find the barbell itself and a generous coating of oil in order to minimize oxidation during shipping.

Covered under our Limited Lifetime Warranty guarantees that your bar will not bend under normal use, and protects against defects in material, function and workmanship. 

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Great Bar

Great bar love the colour, the cerakote on the sleeve will ware off if you have rough metal plates, not a big deal to me looks like you lift with a little patina on the bar. Knurl is very smooth and feels great on dead’s, won’t chew up your hand but doesn’t feel like it’s slipping

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength

Bells of Steel

Hey there, Thank you for the review, We are happy to hear you are loving lifting with the Cerakote Utility Barbell. Enjoy all the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BoS crew

michael s.

Just Okay

I Bought this barbell back in April (2022) and it showed up with some rust on the collars. The zinc coating hasn't held up at all and the cerakote gets scratched pretty easily. That being said, the knurling feels great and the bar feels solid. I wouldn't purchase this bar again. I would either go full stainless or bare steel.

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Bells of Steel

Hey Michael, Thank you for the review and the feedback, We will continue to improve our products. Yours in strength, William & the BoS crew


Best Bar for the Price

Outstanding quality and very good bar for the workouts I do. Beyond satisfied with the bar and its performance. But even more pleased with customer service

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Baseball
Bells of Steel Cerakote Utility Barbell - Multipurpose Bar Review

Bells of Steel

Thanks for the lovely review! We strive on quality for your hard earned money and our customer service team are the best. So happy to hear you are very pleased with our staff. Enjoy your workouts with the Cerakote utility barbell, great addition to your home gym! The orange is an eye popper, looks great in your photo! Irene and the B.o.S. Crew


Amazing value

Fantastic barbell, not just for the price but overall. Would not hesitate to purchase again.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Competitive

Cerakote Utility Bar - Orange

Great bar! Quick delivery. Ordered it on Monday, received it on Friday (and I do not live in the province of either of their locations). Was packaged securely and had no issues. Some slight inconsistencies with the knurling due to the cerakote finish but no big deal. Barbell is what I expected! Love the color pop. Customer service from Bells of Steel was also great as I communicated with them often with questions about the product and stock (orange bar was out of stock for a bit). Definitely would recommend!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Improve in all aspect of health and fitness
Bells of Steel Cerakote Utility Barbell - Multipurpose Bar Review

Bells of Steel

We are glad you love your colorful barbell. These do really pop and add a unique look to your weight room.