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Bells of Steel produces top-quality, feature-rich, warranty backed barbells that will last a lifetime in your home or commercial gym. We design our barbells in-house based on our expertise, along with feedback from customers like you. Our mission is to deliver you the absolute highest quality to price ratio possible. To put it simply, we provide you with the best barbell for the money.

Types of Barbells

There are, to be perfectly honest, an unreasonable amount of barbell sizes and weights, finishes, knurling patterns and other options. It can be downright overwhelming to make a decision. So that’s why we stock a simple four types of straight barbells, and only a handful of specialty barbells, to make your choice easy.

  • The Utility Bar

For you beginner to advanced cross trainers, weekend warriors, and home gym and garage gym owners out there, the extremely versatile and incredibly affordable B.o.S.Utility Multipurpose Bar has you covered. Our Utility Bar is a dual-marked (IWF and IPF hash marks), 28.5 mm, 190k PSI tensile strength bushing bar that’s perfect for going from the platform to the rack without needing to change bars. That’s right, go from the snatch to the squat to the bench press without needing to switch (and own) multiple bars. The B.o.S. Utility Bar is the best garage gym barbell that money can buy!

  • The Barenaked Power Bar

The Barenaked Power Bar 2.0, with over 50 5-star reviews and counting, is hands down the absolute best power bar you can get your hands on for under $200. This 29 mm, super rigid, aggressively knurled, raw beast of a barbell can handle anything you can throw at it. Get under 200 kilos on the bench or 400 kilos in the squat; doesn’t matter; this bar will stay stiff, stay straight, and never cease to impress you.
The 210k PSI, Barenaked Bar meets all IPF specifications, and it’ll be the last power bar you’ll ever have to buy. We stand behind that claim.

  • The B.O.S Bar

For the Olympic weightlifters among you, the highly-reviewed, flawlessly-rated, B.o.S. Bar 2.0 is designed specifically for the snatch and the clean and jerk. Our super elastic 28 mm shaft, solid knurl, and 10-total needle bearings come together to forge the perfect bar for these two explosive Oly lifts.
At under $300 with free shipping, you’re not going to find a finer bearing bar. The B.o.S. Bar 2.0 has an exceptionally high 250,000 PSI tensile strength, machined grooved sleeves, and a hard chrome finish from sleeve to shining sleeve. Whether you’re doing a high-rep WOD or a 1RM PR attempt, the B.o.S. Bar 2.0 will deliver the performance you need time and time again.

  • The women’s B.o.S. bar

The Women’s B.o.S. Bar 2.0 is just like the original B.o.S. Bar in terms of function, quality, and overall design, only it’s 15 kg in weight versus 20 kg, 25 mm in diameter versus 28 mm, and a little bit shorter; all in order to meet IWF specifications for female lifters. Just like the men’s version, the Women’s B.o.S. Bar 2.0 will handle anything from a high-rep WOD to a series of max-effort. single-rep pulls.

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Bells of Steel produces top-quality, feature-rich, warranty backed barbells that will last a lifetime in your home or commercial gym. We design our barbells in-house based on our expertise, along with feedback from customers like you. Our mission is to deliver you the absolute highest quality to price ratio possible. To put it simply, we provide you with the best barbell for the money.

Bells of Steel has a multitude of specialty and other types of barbells & implements to help with your training as well.

We believe that everybody who programs deadlifts should own a trap bar (also known as a hex bar), and you won’t find a better trap bar at a more competitive price than the B.o.S. Trap Bar 2.0. Our very popular, highly-rated trap bar features dual handles with aggressive knurling, rotating sleeves, a resilient zinc finish. It is packed in a reinforced package to eliminate transit damage to your door. We challenge you to find a more exceptional trap bar at a better price.

In addition to our infamous trap bar, we also offer the most affordable, competitively-spec’d buffalo bar currently on the market, the StrongArm Sport Buffalo Bar 2.0. The buffalo bar is a very popular implement. The gentle curve of this squat bar’s shaft allows you to train heavy squats without any shoulder and trap discomfort, and it does so without altering the lift to such an extent that it feels like you’re squatting with a squat safety bar or a fully cambered barbell. The buffalo bar is a fantastic accessory bar. It belongs in the arsenal of every powerlifter, and probably even every Strongman too.

Speaking of the safety squat bar (SSB), we also offer the B.o.S. Safety Squat Bar 2.0, a 700-lb max-capacity, zinc-finished, and very highly-rated option for those with pre-existing shoulder or elbow issues that prevent them from getting under a straight bar when squatting. Not just for those with injuries, the SSB is a fantastic accessory bar for squat fans because the SSB puts the load in-between the front squat and back squat, giving you an entirely new way to train the lift. The SSB is hands-down one of the most commonly found accessory bars; perhaps second only to the EZ curl bar (and we sell those too!)

We also offer the B.o.S. Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar; commonly referred to as a football bar; that’s a great bench press alternative to the standard power bar for those lifters with pre-existing shoulder issues or just those who like to mix up their press with a neutral grip. Many lifters swear by the Swiss bar, claiming it’s the key to those chest gains.

Why they’re the Best Garage Gym Barbells for your dollar

Bells of Steel produces top-quality, feature-rich, warranty backed barbells that will last a lifetime in your home or commercial gym. We design our barbells in-house based on our expertise, along with feedback from customers like you. Our mission is to deliver you the absolute highest quality to price ratio possible. To put it simply, we provide you with the best barbell for the money.

  • High tensile strength machined steel

For prevention of bending and warping over time.

  • Federation compliant barbell knurl marks

So if you compete, you will be lifting with familiar barbell knurling dimensions and will not go over the barbell grip width limits when bench pressing.

  • Over 1,000 lbs max weight on all our bars
  • Reliable and consistent barbell knurling

For a superior grip for setting new personal bests and preventing hand tears.

  • Unique ribbed weight plate sleeves

To prevent plates from falling off your barbell sleeve while working out.

These are just a few reasons why our bars are the perfect fit for your gym. Our apocalypse surviving barbells are ready to handle the most massive workouts you can throw their way. You’ll be delighted with the quality and astonished with the price. We stand behind our products 100% and all barbells come with our 30-day money-back guarantee and industry-leading warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bells of Steel produces top-quality, warranty-backed barbells that will last a lifetime in your home or commercial gym. Our best-selling Olympic Weightlifting Barbell and Onyx Powerlifting Cerakote Bar cost around $300. The Barenaked Powerlifting Bar 2.0 and our Utility Bar costs $250. Check out the wide selection of barbells on our Barbells page.

Bells of Steel has a multitude of weight bars to help with your training. We have power bars (Barenaked Powerlifting Bar and Onyx Powerlifting Cerakote Bar), utility bars (Cerakote Utility Barbell and Multi-Purpose Olympic Barbell), and Olympic bars (The B.o.S Bar 2.0 and Women’s Barbell 2.0). You can also check our wide selection of Specialty bars and Industrial barbells on the website.

A barbell is a piece of exercise equipment that can be loaded with weights. Different types of barbells are used in various settings but mostly for weight training, bodybuilding, weightlifting, and powerlifting.

Before the word barbell first emerged in the 19th century, there was the word dumbbell, “weighted bar used for exercise,” from which the bell ending was borrowed for barbell. It has also been traced to 1870 when Madame Brennar’s Gymnastics for Ladies was among the first to use the term “barbell”. She got the idea by calling it an ‘appliance that partakes partly of the ‘Wand,’ and part of the Dumb-bell.’ She was one of the first entrepreneurs to use it.

Short barbells, or “Shorties,” are typically shorter than standard Olympic bars. They are lighter and smaller than most other bars, and most of the time they are called curl bars because they are used mostly for bicep curling. Our Bells of Steel EZ Curl Bar will help you build the perfect bicep peaks without straining your wrists and elbows.

The IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) and the IWF (International Weightlifting Federation) have set forth barbell standards for what a barbell has to be for use in competition. These standards are largely implemented in Bells of Steel bars. A men’s bar weighs 20kg/44 pounds and for a women’s bar, it’s 15kg/33lbs.

Having both is ideal. Dumbbells are great fitness equipment for isolating muscle groups. However, barbells also offer a wide range of exercises, especially if you are training for more strength and functionality. All in all, it depends on your fitness goals.

Yes, when it comes to mass gains, barbells are your best bet. With a barbell, you can lift heavier weights and incorporate progressive overload into your training. Barbells are more convenient and easier to use than dumbbells when you’re adding a lot of weight. Another advantage of using barbells is that you can work more muscle groups simultaneously and you have greater stability as you perform your deadlifts, bench press, or squats.

Now you know where to buy the best bars online – Bells of Steel! We offer free shipping in the lower 48 United States.

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