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Trap Bar / Hex Bar 2.0 – Rotating Sleeves By B.o.S.


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The trap bar is a terrific aid for the deadlift and is considered by many much superior to a straight bar for sport specific training. It reduces spine stress relative to the straight bar deadlift, and puts the arms and hands into a near-perfect position.

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Jaime-Lee P.

Well built, great price, fantastic investment!

Quality of bar is excellent, have had tons of positive feedback about it at my gym. Also a great alternative to traditional DLs for any beginners or people with lower back issues. Love the extended sleeves for added space for higher weight / bumper plates. Knurling could be slightly more aggressive, but overall definitely no complaints for the price!

Bells of Steel

Hey Jamie-Lee, ​ ​Thank you for the fantastic feedback. All BoS bars are built to last! About the knurling, I think you've just gotten used to the meat-grinder knurling on our powerlifting bar! Again, thank you for the great feedback.

Brad L.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Used in training of others !
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Trap Bar
  • Product Condition: Beat Up Boxes

Trap Bar

Excellent quality ! Nice piece of equipment !

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Powerlifting
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Buffalo Bar, Squat Safety Bar
  • Product Condition: Beat Up BoxesDamaged

Bar was lost by UPS, they found it and it arrived with some dents and cosmetic damage

As mentioned in the title of this review, first UPS lost my bar and they told me to contact Bells of steel to notify them about the issue. From my first attempt to finally receiving a reply from Bells of Steel, almost 24 hours passed which is a bit long compared to other manufacturers/competitors. Finally, UPS found my bar, repackaged it and it arrived today with some dents and cosmetic damage. I submitted this information and pictures to Bells of Steel today as I'm disappointed with the whole process and the way I received my product. Would have definitely given a 5 star reviews as I'm a big fan of the company and its products but based on this experience I'm unable to.

Christian Laflamme
  • My Fitness Goal Is: strength, size
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: trap bar
  • Product Condition: Beat Up Boxes

Great trap bar

I like my new trap bar a lot so far. The size is perfect, plenty of space for the legs. Handles size and knurling are comfortable. I would qualify the knurling as medium, so a bit below aggressive. I feel I have a very good grip on the bar. Customer service was awesome. Thanks guys!

Bells of Steel

Thank you, Christian, glad to hear you love it!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Hex Bar 2
  • Product Condition: Perfect

Hex Bar

Excellent Shipping was fast, box was in fine condition, bar is premium, knurling is great, love it!

Bells of Steel

Glad to hear you love it!

The trap bar, also known as a Hex Bar, is one of the greatest innovations in strength training equipment.

The Trap Bar 2.0 is the worlds first full length rotating sleeve hex bar.

Designed by Bells of Steel founder Kaevon, this trap bar was upgraded to accommodate our most requested feedback:

1. Full length rotating Olympic sleeves “how many plates can it fit?” is by far the most asked question about our trap bar. So I thought it made sense to make the sleeves the standard length. On top of this, I added brass bushings, so the sleeves rotate like any bar would, it just makes for a better and safer lifting experience.

2. Aggressive knurling. considering deadlifts are what hex bars are almost exclusively used for, I wanted an aggressive knurl like on our power bar (or any good quality power bar for that matter).

3. Black/Bright Zinc finish Not only is zinc an excellent finish for mid-range bars, the aesthetic color combo compliments and gym.

4. Enhanced packaging Because of their awkward shape and weight, trap bars are notorious for breaking through their box in transit and getting damaged. In addition to heavy duty cardboard and straps, I added in wood lining to help prevent the bar from shifting inside the box during transit and busting through.

A bold statement about a bold bar, the trap bar is a terrific aid for the deadlift and is considered by many much superior to a straight bar. It reduces spine stress relative to the straight bar deadlift and puts the arms and hands into a near-perfect position. It also makes the lowering of the bar a reverse of the ascent. With a straight bar, lowering the weight can be a problem. This is because the knees get in the way more on the descent than they do on the ascent. The extent of this depends on the individual structure.

This rhombus-like bar lets users get the best benefits from the deadlift while keeping technique problems to a minimum and is fantastic for beginners. It is an outstanding bar. All who use it will benefit.

If you are a competitive powerlifter and thus must use a straight bar at meets and in most of your training, a trap bar can still be a valuable “off” season training tool. It greatly reduces unnecessary stress but while developing strength that may have carry-over value to the straight bar deadlift (or even squat).

The trap bar was originally patented in 1985 by a powerlifting aficionado named Al Gerard, who was trying to find a way to train around a recurring lower back injury. It has since gained widespread Supports and Wraps among many coaches as a back-friendly alternative to both traditional straight-bar deadlifts and squats.

Studies have shown the Trap Bar to be able to develop more power than regular deadlifts, less stress on the spine and being more beneficial for beginner athletes because of the ergonomic design.

There truly should be a trap bar in every gym.

See image for exact dimensions. 700lb warrantied weight capacity. Weighs 65lbs.

Trap bar / Hex bar dimensions

Trap Bar / Hex Bar 2.0 - Rotating Sleeves By B.o.S.

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Trap Bar / Hex Bar 2.0 - Rotating Sleeves By B.o.S.

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Weight 70 lbs
Dimensions 84 × 9 × 3 in

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