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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!


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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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Best Bang for your Buck!

I am absolutely in love with this bar. The knurling is perfect, and there is zero whip, even with heavier loads. I've used Ohio and Texas P bars, and honestly prefer this.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Bodybuilding/Powerlifting
Bells of Steel Barenaked Powerlifting Bar 2.0 Review

Bells of Steel

Hey William, Thank you for the review, We are glad you are loving the bar. Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew

Mike E.

Bare naked power bar 2.0

I’ve owned this barbell for 6 mos now and I couldn’t be more satisfied the build quality is excellent and the knurling is fairly aggressive perfect for bench and deadlift. As far as I’m concerned calling this a “budget barbell” is out of bounds I’ve used a variety of power bars from other manufactures and this barbell is as good or better then any of them. I’ve only used this in a temp controlled home gym but it shows no rust whatsoever. Keep up the great work guys and thanks again for a great barbell.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Power lifting

Bells of Steel

Hey Mike, Thank you for the review, We are happy to know you are loving the barbell! Enjoy all the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew

Benjamin J.
Canada Canada

Great Buy, No Regrets

The knurling is great, makes a noticeable difference on dead lifts, not too aggressive either. The bar itself looks great. And the thin collars are a great touch!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength and Health

Bells of Steel

Hey Benjamin, Thank you for the review, Enjoy all the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew

Kurt P.

Great bar

Bar is extremely stiff, knurl is aggressive without being too sharp. The dark oil that the knurl came coated in took a long time to get off, but once it was cleaned and had a light coat of mineral oil, it looked shiny new. Definitely recommend.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength and size

Bells of Steel

Hey there, Thank you for the review! Our Barenaked Bar is covered in oil to keep it from rusting during transportation. Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew

Sherry C.

This bar is amazing

Got it in just a few days and man let me tell you I'm in love with this bar

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength

Bells of Steel

Hey Sherry, Thank you for the review! We are so happy to hear you love the bar! Enjoy the gainz Yours in strength, William & the BOS Crew