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Sumo Deadlift Bar By Strongarm

Thinner, longer, and whippier — the Sumo Deadlift Bar by StrongArm has never seen before knurling and caters specifically to sumo deadlift specialists.

FEATURES • 27mm diameter • 2,308mm/90.9″ length • 20kg/44lbs weight • Bare steel shaft finish • Aggressive knurling • Hardened chrome sleeves • 1,500lb capacity


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With the Sumo Deadlift Bar, you’ll say goodbye
to bloody shins and hello to new PRs.

If you are really serious about your deadlifting, and deadlifting some serious weight — 500, 600, 700, or even 800lbs — then you need a deadlift bar.

Benefits of the Sumo Deadlift Bar

  • More flexible than a regular power bar: Deadlifting on a regular bar means pulling from a “dead” start, in other words, from zero to 100% of the weight all at once. With a more flexible bar though, the centre of the bar will rise 3 or 4 inches before the weights start to lift, and when they do the plates that are on the inside will lift first, moving towards the outer edge. The result of this is a smoother, more progressive acceleration of the weight, allowing you to lift more actual weight. Most lifters that use a deadlift bar will tell you that they can pull 40 or 50 lbs more with a deadlift bar compared to a standard power bar.
  • Thinner than a regular power bar: Most power bars are 29 or 30 mm, a StrongArm deadlift bar is 27 mm. This thinness contributes to the flexibility, and also lets you get more of your hands and fingers around the bar. Particularly important of you use the double overhand “hook” grip.
  • Longer sleeves than a regular bar: The longer sleeves allow for more weight to be put on, especially necessary if you are using gym plates, that tend to be wider than competition plates. The long shaft also contributes to the progressive pull that the DL bar is known for.
  • Knurling where you need it: Not where you don’t. Sumo deadlifting is taking over Powerlifting. Yet 99.9 of the bars you see sumo lifters using are made for conventional deadlifting, and they wind up gripping the bar on the smooth part, and least partly, while the knurling rubs on their legs during the pull. We thought we could do better. So we designed a bar with knurling in the middle, where the hands will be, and no knurling where it slides on the legs.


Bar Weight20kg/44lbs
Loadable Sleeve Length393mm/15.5″
Knurling MarksCustom
Center KnurlYes
Shaft FinishBare steel
Sleeve FinishHardened chrome
Tensile Strength110,000 PSI
Max Capacity1,500 lbs
WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty

IMPORTANT: As a deadlift bar, this barbell has a 27mm diameter — which is 1mm smaller than a standard bar.

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Best bar for sume deadlifters!

Box came perfectly packaged, and no damage on the bar. This is a bar with sumo deadlifters in mind! No more shins being scraped off and no more excessive chalking with the wider center knurling!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Health and powerlifting
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Fat bench, deadlift bar, open trap bar 2.0
  • Product Condition: Perfect

Awesome Deadlift Bar

On par with the Texas DL Bar minus ripped open shins! Love this bar. Already have hit a couple big PRs since getting this bar 2 weeks ago!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength Gains
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Sumo Deadlift Bar, Chains, Loadable Dumbells
  • Product Condition: Perfect
Bells of Steel Sumo Deadlift Bar By Strongarm Review

Bells of Steel

Hey there Jon, Thanks for another awesome review! So glad you're loving your Sumo Deadlift Bar! Shin skin intact, AND multiple PRs?! Moving right along on the gain train! Get after it! If you post any of your workouts on social media, feel free to tag us! We love to see B.o.S. equipment being put to work! Thanks again, and happy lifting! Kat and the B.o.S. Crew

Travis D.

This bar is awesome

Amazing bar! The staff were very helpful in answering my questions and responded quickly

  • My Fitness Goal Is: To get in the best shape of my life
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Sumo bar
  • Product Condition: Perfect

Bells of Steel

Hello Travis, Thanks for the great review. We are glad and happy to know that you are satisfied with the bar. Again, thanks for the review. Have a great day!


Quality product overall

The grip on the knurl is great. Flex of the bar at 27mm is very nice for pulling. It's an attractive bar to the eye with the ribbed sleeves. However, the sleeve length is not very long, so some users my run out of room using bumper plates. Personally, i find the knurling to be a little short for my setup, as my grip wants to be at least a finger or more outside of the knurled area, making me either pull with a narrower grip than I'd like, or grip with some of my hand on the smooth.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength & Longevity
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Sumo Deadlift Bar
  • Product Condition: Beat Up Boxes

Bells of Steel

Hello, Thanks for the review. We are glad to know that you are happy with the trap bar and we also appreciate the feedback. Again, thanks for the review. Have a great day!

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Roy C.
United States United States

Great sumo bar

Got this for my home garage gym during the start of the pandemic. Shipping was super fast. Packaging was perfect. Bar arrived in perfect condition. I lift both conventional and sumo. I MUCH prefer this bar for sumo. Knurling is just right and in the right place(s). Besides sumo I use it for other accessory lifts as well. I definitely recommend.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength, health, I just like to train
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: This
  • Product Condition: Perfect

Bells of Steel

Hello Roy, Thanks for the amazing review. We are glad to know that the bar is really helping you with your routine. Again, thanks for the great review. Have a great day!