The best Powerlifting bar you can get for under $300, the B.o.S. powerlifting bar is the last power bar you will ever need to buy.
Barenaked Powerlifting Bar 2.0 By B.o.S.
- power bar
OPB for half the price
I wanted to wait a few weeks to give my bar a solid trial before reviewing it. I won't go over the specs because they've been beaten to death in other reviews, I'll just get right to the point. The BOS powerlifting bar is very comparable to the R-brand Ohio power bar. Same specs, same thin blocks on the plate sleeves, same (or possibly even more aggressive) knurling. The only place the bar falls short is in finish; there are a few rough spots on the smooth areas between the knurling. But it's nothing major and I don't care, it doesn't affect the bars usefulness and is only cosmetic. As mentioned in other reviews be prepared to spend some time cleaning your bar before its first use, it comes heavily oiled. This is not a bad thing; I'd rather spend a few minutes scrubbing than have a bar rust during shipping. The cardboard shipping tube was a little beat-up but the bar was fine. Heavy plastic end caps held by gnarly-looking staples secured the ends of the tube, there was no way the bar was slipping out in transit.
Hey Jonathan, thank you for the detailed review! We really wanted to provide a top line power bar at a very reasonable price for our customers! We love the aggressiveness of the knurling on these bars! Enjoy!
Barenaked Power Bar 2.0
Bar is everything I expected. The aggressive knurl takes getting used to but after a week you get used to it. Looks like I will have to keep an eye on the finish but I love the industrial look to it.
Thanks for the review Mike! We are happy to hear you are enjoying the bar so far. Happy lifting!
Barenaked Bar 2.0
The quality of the barenaked bar, at that price...wow!
Thank you for the review Dean!
Good bar, shipping issues
I like the bar, I was looking for a power bar for the garage gym. I like the 29mm diameter and the aggressive knurl. The issues are more with the shipping and the condition it showed up in, the bar tube was open when it arrived and when I took it out of the sleeve there was already discoloration and some rust. I understand it is a bare steel bar, I figured it would show up in a like new condition and age over time. Not already discolored. Also the oil they put on the bar for shipping made the bar disgusting to use. It took me about an hour or so of cleaning the bar until it wasn’t staining my hands with a disgusting oil/rust. Also the aggressive knurl made cleaning the bar difficult as it shredded the rag I was using to clean it and leaves parts of the rag stuck on the bar for awhile. Ultimately the work to get the bar to a useable level upon delivery is my main issue and I’m not sure if it was worth it.
Sorry to hear that Alex, it is a fine line when it comes to too much oil! Email us for a discount on your next order or we can still refund the bar 100% including return shipping.
So worth the money!!
This bar is awesome awesome awesome. Been waiting to upgrade my bar to a good power bar. Was going to go with the R brand. So happy I saw a review on this bar and went with it
Thank you Daniel! We are happy you chose to do business with us as well!
A revolutionary powerlifting bar at an affordable price.
The B.o.S. Powerlifting Bar is the best Powerlifting bar you can get for under $200. A bold claim, I know, so here’s why having this bar in your gym will put you on a gainz train to muscleville.
Specifically designed for powerlifting and to meet IPF specs, it is designed for people who’s three favorite words are bench, squat and deadlift.
An aggressive knurl with a bare steel finish gives you a superior grip and will prepare and callous your hands for meet day.
With a 210K PSI tensile strength, 1,5000lb weight capacity and snap ring design, the barenaked powerlifting bar is tough enough for both novice and world-class powerlifters
A thinner block allows for more plates to be loaded onto the bar and less whip, while the ribbed shaft helps prevent plates from shifting while lifting.
A powerlifting barbell differs from an Olympic weightlifting barbell in that it is more rigid in order to better accommodate the heavier weights. Our power bar is 1mm thicker than the Olympic weightlifting bar and has slightly different markings on the bar. Power bars do not have needle bearing and instead have brass bushing as they don’t really need for the sleeves to spin so freely like they do on Olympic bars.
|Bar weight||20 kg|
|Knurl||Agressive has center knurl|
|Loadable sleeve length||Bare steel|
|Tensile strength||210,000 PSI|
|Max Capacity||1,500 lbs|
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|Dimensions||2 × 80 × 2 in|