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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.

FEATURES • 28.5mm diameter • 86.6″ length • 44lbs weight • Centre knurl • Mild knurling • Black zinc shaft • Bright zinc sleeves

“I am loving this bar. Exactly what I was looking for in an all-around bar to squat, bench, deadlift, overhead press.” -Kenneth L.


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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 weightlifting 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 FinishBright Zinc
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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Manuel M.

Utility bar

Good looking bar. Love the colors on the bar. Using it for rows with a hex ball

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Stay active
Bells of Steel Multi-Purpose Olympic Barbell - The Utility Bar Review

Bells of Steel

HI Manuel, Thank you so much for the awesome review of our utility bar today. We are so glad you have enjoyed your new bar and its colour. We hope it continues to serve you well. Yours in strength, The BoS team

Brendan C.

Quality Barbell

If you are like me and have been going to a commerical gym for years, you've undoubtedly used Rogue or Eleiko barbells. Well, if you have any doubts about the quality of the BoS barbell in comparison, I wanted to let you know that you can forget them and can expect an equally great bar. The knurling is moderate and in my opinion strikes the balance very well - I have great grip during movements, but it does not tear up my hands or back during use. The spin is fine, and the bar has the mild bend you'd expect any multi purpose bar to have. Seriously happy I went with BoS for all my weight lifting needs and saved tons. If you are Canadian, seriously look no where else!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Get Stronger/Lift Heavier

Bells of Steel

HI Brendan, Thank you again for your kind words regarding our products and specifically our multi purpose barbell. We are so glad this product has struck you has commercial grade as it is what we strived for. We agree, Canadians need look nowhere else! Enjoy the barbell and we wish you the best sincerely. Marcus & the BoS team