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Olympic Weightlifting Barbell – The B.o.S. Bar 2.0


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The B.o.S. bar is a steel 28MM diameter bar, with needle bearings. Designed for Olympic weightlifting, this 700kg capacity bearing bar has the perfect amount of spin on it and is built to last.

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Alex S.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: General strength training/ throws athlete
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Bumpers, Oly Weightlifting bar
  • Product Condition: Perfect

You can’t beat the price point for this kind of quality

I’m extremely happy with the quality of the bar and bumpers I purchased. This kind of quality is easily more expensive with any other brand/distributor.

Bells of Steel

Thanks for the great review, this really made our day. Our goal is to provide quality equipment at the best price. Thanks again!

Jonathan B.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Hobby PL and Oly Lifting
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Olympic Weightlifting Barbell - The B.o.S. Bar 2.0
  • Product Condition: Perfect

You Get What You Pay For

There's a reason barbells generally cost a lot more than these. I had high hopes based on all the positive reviews. The bar looks and feels good. The bar spin is slower than I expected for a needle bearing bar. Also, one side spins more freely/fast than the other. I guess I can't really complain, considering the price. Better than most bars in the same price range. If I were a more serious lifter, I'd likely go with something higher quality.

Bells of Steel

Hey Jonathan, thank you for the review! We appreciate the feedback and can talk about this with the team. If you are having any issues with the bar, don't be afraid to reach out to us. Thanks again!

Greg S.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Powerlifting, Oly lifting, overall wellness l
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Oly Bar 2.0
  • Product Condition: Perfect

Oly Bar 2.0

Definitely an incredible bar. Have a Rogue as well and honestly might prefer my B.O.S. one 😬

Bells of Steel

Thanks for the review Greg! This bar is awesome for the price range!

James D.

it is the best bar

it is the best bar I have ever own

Bells of Steel

James, thank you for the review! We are glad the bar is treating you well and we wish all the gains for you. Thanks again!

Thomas R.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Olympic lifting
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: B.o.s version 2 barbell
  • Product Condition: Beat Up Boxes

Barbell revoew

Just received the barbell and this is my first week of training. I am very impressed. I have trained on elieko is the past at my former gym and now it’s mainly rogue bars in a CrossFit gym. It is so nice to have a smooth spinning bar and that’s 28mm. It has a nice whip. Feels good in hand, the knurling is nice for snatching and cleaning, great for day after day of training. It won’t leave you hands wrecked. I would have loved a center knurl and while I love the end caps, they look great, they do come loose but that does not effect performance at all. Forvalue there is nothing better. Shipping costs for Canada are fantastic, a quarter of what you would pay for other companies. Very happy with my purchase, will definitely be looking to buy their competition bumpers next. Thanks.

Bells of Steel

Thomas, thank you for the review! I have trained with this bar myself and absolutely love it for the price compared to some other companies. Keep up the great work and we look forward to the continued support!

The B.o.S. Olympic Weightlifting Barbell 2.0 is dollar for dollar the best weightlifting bar you can buy.

The B.o.S. bar is designed for Olympic weightlifting, with the perfect amount of spin and durable construction this bar is built to last. CrossFit boxes, weightlifting clubs, home gyms and even military bases across the country have been stocked with the B.o.S. barbell.

What’s new in the 2.0 version?

Upgraded the steel
We upgraded the quality of the steel and the 2.0 bars have a whopping 250kpsi. Going with a better quality steel also decreased the weight tolerance to 1% (how close the bar is to it’s claimed weight of 20kg), as well as the bar straightness accuracy to +-.25mm (no bar is perfectly straight).

Upgraded the bearings
With 5 needle bearings and one stainless steel bushing per sleeve this bar has the ultimate spin.

Machined sleeves
We machined grooves into the sleeves, this helps to prevent plates from slipping off and makes the collars fit tighter.

Why Choose An Olympic Weightlifting Barbell?

To begin with if you you are not doing any olympic lifts, like the clean, snatch, or clean and jerk, you are better off getting the B.o.S. powerlifting bar. If you are actively doing the olympic lifts, then a needle bearing bar is essential for these reason:

The Spin
A good quality Olympic Weightlifting Barbell will spin better than a standard bushing bar. This will prevent the rotational inertia of the plates from being transmitted to the bar, and your grip, which will lead to injuries.

The Bar Whip
The whip is the ability to store the elastic energy of the bar. Athletes can use this flexing of the bar to their advantage during a lift.

The Quality
The B.o.S. Olympic weightlifting bar 2.0 is designed to withstand repeated drops from overhead positions.

The Knurling
Most bars, and even IWF competition standard bars have knurling in the middle of the bar. As the B.o.S. bar is intended for training, this middle knurling has been remove to prevent excess wear and tear on the lifters clean position, helping to prevent injuries.

Hardened chrome finish
A hardened chrome finish strengthens the bar and to provides excellent corrosion resistance compared to a zinc or black oxide finish. The other main benefit being little to no maintenance is required for this finish unlike a zinc or oxide finish which requires regular maintenance.

Diameter 28 mm
Long 7.2 Feets
Weight 20 Kg
Needle bearings
PSI 250,000
Weight capacity 700Kg
Knurl markings Dual
Center knurl
Hardened chrome finish
Needle bearings 10
Stainless steel bushings 2
Weight tolerance 1% Straightness accuracy +- .25mm

Packaged with hard thick cardboard tube and an aluminium end cap to ensure your bar arrives safe and sound.
Warranty: Limited Lifetime*

Additional information

Weight 45 lbs
Dimensions 88 × 3 × 3 in

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