Bells of Steel

Utility Bar

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  • Regular price $229.00CAD

A reliable, well rounded Olympic sized barbell for an awesome price.

Our next generation basic bar, the utility barbell by Bells of Steel is designed to be an all-around solution for bench press, squats, deadlifts and cleans. Here’s why the utility bar is an excellent option for the well-rounded garage gym athlete and light commercial gyms.

The Specs
A generalist bar, it is designed for people who don’t adhere to a particular strength sport and just love an excellent bar. With a 28.5mm diameter, it’s just a tad thicker than the Olympic lifting standard of 28mm and a smidge thinner than the 29mm powerlifting standards. Brass bushings means the sleeves and no bearings makes for a smooth but not over rotation and an ultra secure snap ring is used to keep it all together. A medium-light knurl won’t chew your hands up when power cleaning, but complimented with knurling in the middle means the bar has a better grip when squatting. 

Featuring both Olympic and powerlifting marks, hand positioning is made easy for whatever movement you’re doing that day. Lightly ribbed sleeves help keep your plates from shifting during your workouts.

 Built to Last

There’s a lot of claims out there to the weight capacity of a bar, but we back it up with testing. At 1,000lbs capacity and 190psi tensile strength, this bar will stay with you even as you grow and smash through future personal bests. 

In addition to excellent quality materials, it’s finished with a distinctive black zinc on the shaft and white zinc on the sleeves.

And to back it all up, it comes with a 5 year warranty.

Bar weight 20 Kg
Diameter 28.5 mm
Weight 20 Kg
Knurl Olympic and powerlifting markings & mild knurl
Center knurling
Length 86″/2200mm
Shaft Coating black zinc
Sleeve coating bright zinc
Max Capacity 1,000LBS
Tensile 190,000 PSI


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Great all around bar

There's a good reason why the bar's named utility - all its specs are pretty standard and the knurling is enough so as to provide enough grip for all your major movements without completely destroying your skin. Looks good, feels good, functional, and affordable. One of the better bang for your buck bars especially if you're buying local as a Canadian like myself.