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Barenaked Powerlifting Bar 2.0


The bare steel Barenaked Powerlifting Bar is the best powerlifting bar that you can get for under $300 — and the last power bar you’ll ever need to buy. Garage Gym Reviews’ 2022 Budget Power Bar of the Year!

“I am absolutely in love with this bar. The knurling is perfect, and there is zero whip, even with heavier loads.” – William R.


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A revolutionary powerlifting bar at an unbeatable price.

Intended explicitly for powerlifting and to meet IPF specs, the Barenaked Powerlifting Bar is designed for people whose three favorite words are squat, bench and deadlift.

Benefits of the Barenaked Powerlifting Bar

The Barenaked Powerlifting Bar is the best powerlifting bar you can get for $300. A bold claim, I know, so here’s why having this bar in your gym will put you on a gainz-train to Muscleville.

  • Meets IPF specs. In powerlifting, training with competition-like conditions gives you a serious advantage over your competitors. Designed precisely to meet IPF standards, this bar will give you the competition-like practice you need — so you can leave it all on the platform.
  • Cheese-grater knurling. There’s not much worse than missing a new deadlift PR by losing your grip on a smooth-knurled barbell. With a bare steel finish and aggressive knurling, this bar will stick to your hands like peanut butter to the roof of your mouth.
  • Serious stiffness. With a 210,000 PSI tensile strength and 1,500lb capacity, bar whip is non-existent on this bad boy. After all, nothing beats that glued-to-your-back feeling when squatting record-setting weights.
  • Ribbed chrome sleeves. Shifting plates while lifting can lead to an uneven bar, increasing your risk of injury and at best, throwing off your technique. The ribbed chrome sleeves on the Barenaked Powerlifting Bar help grip the plates to keep them anchored in place. Best friends are great, but technique mastery takes the cake.


Bar Weight44lbs / 20kg
Diameter1" / 29mm
Length86.6" / 2,200mm
Knurling MarksPowerlifting
Shaft FinishBare steel
Sleeve FinishHardened chrome
Tensile Strength210,000 PSI
Max Capacity1,500 lbs / 680 kg
WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty

IMPORTANT: For bare steel barbells, we take extra precautions to reduce any oxidation/rusting while in storage and transit by coating the barbell in oil. That said, small rust spots may be visible when you receive it. We advise cleaning the bar with some simple green cleaner and a BBQ brush, then wipe dry with a microfiber cloth. Click here for a how-to video and How To Clean a Bare Steel Barbell.

Garage Gym Reviews 2022
Budget Power Bar of the Year

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  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength and endurance

Awesome bar

I love this thing. The knurling is incredible and the extra thin collar gets me 1 more bumper loaded than my previous bar. Can't wait to add more bells of steel to my gym.


Bells of Steel

Hi Kyle, Thank you for taking the time to review our Barenaked bar 2.0. We are delighted you have enjoyed this bar, its knurling and the extra thin collars. We cant wait to serve you ! Sincerely, Marcus & the BoS team

  • My Fitness Goal Is: general strength training

The bar is fantastic. The knurling provides great grip and the bar seems to be very durable. I do not regret the purchase and have enjoyed putting this bar to work.


Bells of Steel

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing our Barenaked power bar. We are delighted you have enjoyed using it, the knurling has been aggressive and the durability was good too. Enjoy! Marcus & the BoS team

Ajwad F.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Power lifting, strength training

Incredible Bar

After 35 years of lifting, competing and coaching, this bar meets all the needs for a Home Gym. If you're training to compete or just wanting to be the Alpha dad in the neighborhood, this bar has the qualities that you need. Price - perfect price point for a Home Gym enthusiast of any level Durability - Firm, balanced, solid Knurling - perfect for Deadlifting, shrugs, any grip focused lifts Sleeves - ribbed to minimize plates from sliding around Overall, If you are looking at these reviews, you need to BUY IT NOW.

Bells of Steel Barenaked Powerlifting Bar 2.0 Review

Bells of Steel

Hi Ajwad, Thank you for your review of our Barenaked barbell. We are so happy that it hit all the sweet spots and we hope you continue to love using it ! Sincerely, Marcus & The BoS squad

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Joining the 1000lb club

Fantastic Powerlifting Bar

This bar is everything it’s advertised to be. It’s very strong and durable and the knurling is aggressive, which is great! I also love the centre knurling for back squats, really helps the bar bite into your shirt and hold itself in the right place. I’ve been using this bar for about 6 months now, and I couldn’t be happier with it - highly recommend!


Bells of Steel

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to review our Barenaked Power Bar. We are so happy it was everything it was advertised to be, the knurling was aggressive, and the bar was strong and durable. Enjoy all the new gainz! Marcus & the BoS squad

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Maintain fitness.

Solid Bar

I really enjoying the feel of the bar.


Bells of Steel

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review our Barenaked Bar. We are glad to see you have enjoyed the feel, and we hope this leads to many more gainz! Sincerely, Marcus & the BoS team