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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 • 90.9″ length • 44lb weight • Bare steel shaft • Aggressive knurling • 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.


Weight44lbs / 20kg
Diameter1.06" / 27mm
Length90.9" / 2,309mm
Loadable Sleeve Length15.5″ / 393mm
Knurling MarksCustom
Centre KnurlYes
Shaft FinishBare steel
Sleeve FinishHardened chrome
Tensile Strength180,000 PSI
Max Capacity1,500lbs / 680kg

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

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Nathan B.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Goal 500 pound DL in the coming weeks

Sumo Bar

Received the sumo bar promptly. The bar is great quality and has slightly less whip than the TDL Bar. The knurled centre is plenty aggressive and is just the right size for the spacing of the hands. Point blank. Great bar for the money and having taken it to a commercial gym to share, everyone loves it!! Thank you


Bells of Steel

We thank you for your awesome feedback on the sumo bar. You are sure to hit that 500lb goal in no time! Enjoy the gains, Erica and the B.o.S crew!

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

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!

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

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!

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

This bar is awesome

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


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!

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

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.


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!