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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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Jim B.


It is a nice bar and I’m happy. Knurling feels good. And it looks great with the black bar.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Improve strength

Bells of Steel

Hi Jim, Thank you for reviewing our multi purpose barbell. We are grateful for your 5 star review and are so happy you have had a positive purchasing experience. We hope to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Marcus & the BoS team


Great Value

Been using this bar for a few weeks now and have enjoyed it. The knurling is very passive and it works nicely as an alternative to my more expensive power bar with a very aggressive knurling. Speaking of which, the quality difference vs my more expensive bar is not huge but the price of this utility bar is much lower. Will be buying more from BoS in the future I’m sure!

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

Bells of Steel

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing our multi purpose bar. We really appreciate the positive feedback and hope to serve you again soon! Sincerely, Marcus & the BoS team