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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 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.


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.

As Review on garagegymlab.com

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  • My Fitness Goal Is: To stay in shape till I can't anymore

Amazing barbell for the price

This barbell has been amazing so far! I love the ribbed plate stacks. The knurling is comfortable where it doesn't rip your knuckles but still gives you a good grip. Worth the price and quality! 100% recommend.

Bells of Steel Multi-Purpose Olympic Barbell - The Utility Bar Review

Bells of Steel

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review our multi purpose utility bar. We are so happy to hear it has worked well for your needs and the knurling was the perfect level of aggressiveness. Thank you for recommending it ! Sincerely, Marcus & the BoS team

Jason K.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: General Strength

Works Well, Looks Great

Does exactly what I need it to do, and I like the black handle.


Bells of Steel

Thanks for the 5 Star Review Jason! Great to hear that you are enjoying your new utility bar! Happy lifting! Brandon and the B.o.S. Team

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Fend of my kids

Well made barbell at a good price

I like the barbell as it is well made and very solid. All knurling looks even.


Bells of Steel

Thanks for the 4 Star Review! Great to hear that you are happy with your utility bar! Happy lifting! Brandon and the B.o.S. Team

A Bells of Steel Customer


Great knurling, fast delivery, great quality bar. Great packaging


Bells of Steel

Hey Ahmad, Thank you for the review! Enjoy all the amazing gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BoS crew

  • My Fitness Goal Is: At 69 years old, it's basically to stay strong (just retired after over 40 years in the gym/fitness business), lean, and fit.

Now THIS is how you...

...ship a barbell, if you're concerned with how your product reaches its buyer! I haven't used the barbell yet, as yesterday was cardio HIIT day and today is Core, Stretch, and Foam Roller day, but if this is how the bar is shipped, I would imagine that BoS builds it to the same degree of consideration. The chains in the pix are also BoS chains, and I'm actually looking forward to using the chains on my new barbell for Back, Chest, and Leg days. I also have the BoS plate pins for my Functional Trainer, and the money saved by not having to buy an extra 50 lb weight stack almost paid for the bar!

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Bells of Steel

Hey Dennis, Thank you for the review! We are happy to hear you were impressed by our packaging! Yours in strength, William & the BoS crew