Designed for Olympic weightlifting the B.o.S. women’s bar is a hardened chrome, needle bearing bar that is slightly thinner, shorter and lighter than the men’s B.o.S. bar.
Women’s Barbell 2.0 – Olympic Weightlifting By B.o.S.
29 in stock
29 in stock
I purchased this item for my wife; she has started training more seriously with a barbell and require the smaller bar. Shipping was fast, I think it was 3 days. Knurling, finish and bearings are excellent. She set a PR on all of her lifts shortly afterwards. I sold an again faster bar to purchase this one and this bar is far superior to that one. For the price there is no better barbell on the market, I have tried most of them including Eleiko, and Rogue, for a home gym this is the best.
Hello Connor, Thanks for the awesome review. We are glad to know that your wife is enjoying the bar. Again, thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!
Did a ton of research and there were 12 bars all at the ~$200 price point, and this barbell ended up edging out the rest. The specs are impressive and so is the bar. The hard chrome finish is great; not thick where it fills in the knurl, chips, and has a cheap look. The whip of the 25mm bar is better than I expected. The knurl is wonderful, haven't even used chalk yet. With and without weight; the sleeves spin silently and consistently while having near zero radial play. Another brand bar toted it's "solidness" and being very silent when dropped--I am glad to report that this bar too absorbed shakes/rattles very well and is a very quiet bar to do Oly/CrossFit lifts with. The endcap design is really cool too. Remember not to store these vertically nor with plates left on for long periods. Unfortunately, the bar was not perfect; at least the one I received wasn't. One sleeve spins noticeably better than the other, the one loud/sloppy sleeve allows some rotation to transfer to the bar--your wrist; not ideal. Also one sleeve's machining left a 1~2mm chamfer where the 2" round portion meets the sleeve's inner flange that plates sit against when pushed on. Because of this, plates don't sit flush up against the inner part of the sleeve and wobble/rattle. I might contact bells of Steel and see what can be done about this, I doubt this company doesn't correct issues though so I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this honestly.
Hello Peter, Thank you for the great review. This bar is definitely the best bang for the buck. Again, thanks for the awesome review. Have a great day!
love the quality of the barbell. only issue was the literal drag marks up my driveway from substandard shipping staff through Canpar. it came with minor scratches on the edge of the bar but given its made of steel and structurally sound i didnt feel the need to send it back for replacement.
Hey Ryan! Our weightlifting barbells are the best quality for the price we offer! As for the shipping, I will send a note to the warehouse to have them keep an eye out for this. Thanks for the review and happy lifting!
The bar is great, as the knurling isn't too rough! The spin seems fantastic, and all and all I am quite happy with the product. The only issue I seem to be having (I imagine it happened in the delivery process) is one of the end caps was broken off and would not reinsert.
Hey Sam, thanks for the review! We are happy you are enjoying the bar. If you are still having issues with the endcaps feel free to reach out to us and we can find some solutions for you! Thanks again!
My wife purchased this bar in the spring of 2018. Since day one she has loved the bar. At $299 it is great value and would recommend it for anyone thinking of buying a smaller diameter bar.
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The B.o.S. Women’s Barbell was specifically designed for the female athlete.
The women’s barbell is slightly thinner, lighter, and shorter than the men’s bar as to meet IWF standards. 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.women’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 4 needle bearings and one stainless steel bushing per sleeve this bar has the ultimate spin.
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:
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 B.o.S. Olympic weightlifting bar 2.0 is designed to withstand repeated drops from overhead positions.
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.
|Long||2050mm / about 81″|
|Hardened chrome finish|
|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.
|Dimensions||80 × 4 × 4 in|