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Multi-Purpose Olympic Barbell – The Utility Bar

The Bells of Steel Multi-Purpose Olympic Barbell is the perfect bar for powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting exercises.


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

Our next-generation basic bar, the Multi-Purpose Olympic Barbell is designed to be an all-around solution for bench press, squats, deadlifts, and the Olympic lifts (cleans, jerks, and snatches). It’s an excellent option for well-rounded garage gym athletes, as well as commercial gyms.

As a generalist bar, The Utility Bar 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.

Featuring both Olympic and powerlifting marks, hand positioning is made easy for whatever movement you’re doing that day. Lightly ribbed sleeves help keep your plates from shifting during your workouts.

  • Built to Last
    There’s a lot of claims out there to the weight capacity of a bar, but we back it up with testing. At 1,000lbs capacity and 190psi tensile strength, this bar will stay with you even as you grow and smash through future personal bests.
  • In addition to excellent quality materials, it’s finished with a distinctive black zinc on the shaft and white zinc on the sleeves.


Bar Weight20 kg/44 lbs
Diameter28.5 mm
Total Length2,200 mm/86.6″
Loadable Sleeve Length410 mm/16.1″
Knurling MarksWeightlifting & Powerlifting
Center KnurlYes
Shaft FinishBlack Zinc
Sleeve FinishHardened Chrome
Sleeve AssemblyBushings & Snap Rings
Max Capacity1,000 lbs
Tensile Strength190,000 PSI
WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty

And to back it all up, it comes with aLimited Lifetime Warranty
against bending/breaking.

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James M.

Utility bar

Fantastic bar. Lifting is so much more enjoyable now that I have a quality bar in my home gym. Squatting ✔️ Benching ✔️ Deadlifts ✔️ Military press ✔️Just enough whip and I prefer that the knurling is pretty mild as I pull hookgrip, so it won’t tear my thumbs apart. Looking forward to smashing many PRs with this bar.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: SWOLE is the goal
Bells of Steel Multi-Purpose Olympic Barbell - The Utility Bar Review

Bells of Steel

Hey James, Thanks for the 5 star review. Swole is the goal and this bar could not be a better for all around gainz! Squatting ✔️ Benching ✔️ Deadlifts ✔️ Military press ✔️ you name it this bar does it. Thanks again, The B.o.S. Crew


Awesome barbell

Great quality, super knurl and great to work out with.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Maintenance

Bells of Steel

Hey there, Thanks for the five-star review. The Utility Bar is a great all-around bar! Time to put it to good use! Thanks again, and happy lifting! Kat and the B.o.S. Crew


Knurling and bar overall are great. Exactly what I was looking for at a great price

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Building strength

Bells of Steel

Hey there, Thank you for the great review! Your goal is to build strength and with this very versatile bar you should be well on your way. The knurling is a great feature and the great price helps. Happy Lifting, Andrew and the B.o.S Team

David B.

Great bar, great price, 5 Stars for Bells of Steel

The multi-purpose bar was my first Bells of Steel purchase and I am very happy with it. Well packed, arrived quickly and is just a really nice bar. Great knurling, nice finish, very nice to use. I would purchase another bar from them in the future.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength

Bells of Steel

The utility bar is great for any lifter, no matter the sport. It can withstand abuse you put it through while feeling really nice in the hands. Enjoy the gains! Erica and the B.o.S Crew!

madison b.

definitely worth it

bought it last year august ish needed a bar that didn’t cost a arm n leg. probably my best purchase to date

  • My Fitness Goal Is: hypertrophy & strength

Bells of Steel

Madison, " probably my best purchase to date " The utility bar is a great value for the quality of bar. We are glad you love it and thanks for the great review. -Belll of Steel