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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.

Specs

Bar Weight20 kg/44 lbs
Diameter28.5 mm
Total Length2,200 mm/86.6″
Loadable Sleeve Length410 mm/16.1″
KnurlMedium
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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09/13/2022
Glenn S.
CA CA

Perfect all around bar

I am working at returning to competitive powerlifting at 58 after surgeries, car accident etc. Part of my training was to go to CrossFit but hated the Olympic lift bars. Just didn't feel right. The gym I go to allows us to bring our own bars. This has all the right markings and center knurling I'm used to but the knurling is less aggressive than a powerlifting bar so I can do Olympic lifts without tearing up my hands. My form and gains have increased already since using this bar. Great value!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Return to lowerlifting
09/15/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey Glenn, Thank you for the review, we are happy to be able to help you get back to training. The passive knurling on the Utility Bar really helps. Enjoy getting back to some big lifts! p.s if you liked this bar for your Olympic lifts, you should checkout out Barenaked Bar for your big 3! Yours in strength, William & the BoS crew

KL
09/07/2022
Kenneth L.
US US

Utility Bar review

So far, I am loving this bar. Exactly what I was looking for in an all around bar to squat, bench, deadlift, overhead press.The knurling isn't overly aggressive..but also not so passive that you can't tell it's there.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength, bodybuilding
09/07/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey Kenneth, Thank you for the review, we are happy to know you are enjoying the bar. Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BoS crew

A
09/06/2022
Anonymous
CA CA

Solid bar - great value - shipping packaging needs improvement

I love the bar, its really great quality and will no doubt last a long time. I am new to the home gym scene so I have nothing to compare it to but overall, I'm happy with it. The bar did come with the shipping packaging ripped open so at first I was concerned about quality and major scratches etc. but it seems to be fine.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Get back in shape and be healthier
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09/07/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey there, Thank you for the review and the feedback on the bar and the packaging. Sometimes carriers can be quite rough with the packages as they are being shipped and the packaging can take some damage. Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BoS crew

A
08/10/2022
Anonymous
US US

Utility bar

Solid bar. Shipped quickly and arrived without a scratch

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength and mass
08/16/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey there, Thank you for the review. Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew

VC
06/28/2022
Victor C.
US US

Great bar

Love the bar, exactly what I wanted. Only issue I have is the black zinc coating on the shaft is coming off after 2 uses. I accidentally scraped the bar on the roller j-cup when I was re-racking the bar and it got scratched easily. I thought the zinc coating would be more durable.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Gain strength
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08/03/2022

Bells of Steel

Hey Victor, Thank you for the review, the Zinc Coating is pretty durable but rubbing metal against metal will cause some abrasions, Zinc is mainly to protect against rust. Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew