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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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Jordan .
Canada Canada
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Powerlifting/ Olympic weightlifting
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Olympic weightlifting barbell, set of bumper plates
  • Product Condition: Perfect

High quality barbell

This is a superb barbell. The grip is amazing, perfect grip but not too aggressive that it shreds your hands. Spin is very smooth. The bar has great flex, not too whippy, flexes beautifully.

Bells of Steel

Hello Jordan, Thanks for the amazing review. We are glad to know that the bar exceeded your expectations. Again, thanks for the great review. Lift on!

Canada Canada
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Crossfit
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Pull-up bar, blitz air bike, oly 2.0, wall ball, plyo box, stand 3.0 flag, wristband, t-shirt,

Oly bar 2.0

I absolutely love this bar. Some complain about the spin...personally , I don't find any problem. Comparing the rogue one at my gym...I prefer my BoS 2.0. Some athletes friends of mine tried it and...loved it! The only negative bar arrived in a beat up end caps...dirty and wet. Of course Bells of steel has already proposed a solution to fix that problem. I always had excellent service with them. 70% of my personal gym is made of BoS products.

Bells of Steel

Hey Patrick, Thanks for the awesome review. We are glad that you are enjoying the bar and thank you for your support. Again, thanks for the wonderful review. Have a great day!

Raygan W.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Best me I can be
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: 28, 32, 40kg Kettlebells, Plyobox, Weightlifting Barbell, Bumper Plates
  • Product Condition: Perfect

Great Barbell

The spin on the collars is smooth and consistent. The knurling is fairly aggressive but great for low rep sets. The barbell has good whip too. Great bar for the Olympic lifts.

Bells of Steel

Hey Raygan, Thanks for the awesome review. We are glad that you are enjoying the bar. Again, thanks for the great review. Have a great day!

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!

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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