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Buffalo Bar 2.0 By Strongarm

The StrongArm Buffalo Bar helps to build your squat and bench press, without causing unnecessary strain on your shoulders, elbows, and wrists.



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The Buffalo Bar. Squat heavy without flaring up your shoulders and elbows.

Our all-new buffalo bar was built from the ground up and made to spec by multi-decade IPF powerlifting vet Mike Armstrong.

So you’ve been in the gym squatting and benching like there is no tomorrow.

Hitting all the PR’s. But all that huge weight you’ve been slangin around is beating up your shoulders.

Enter the Buffalo Bar. This is not just some super bent bar. The Buffalo Bar is strategically designed to alleviate stress from your shoulders while squatting, benching. A huge benefit of a cambered bar is that it is still very similar to a regular movement with a stiff bar, you even grip the bar like a proper squat but with significantly less pressure on your shoulder joints. Unlike a Safety Squat Bar, the Buffalo Bar can be used for upper body movements too

It’s the perfect bar for off-season training, and one of the best options to push up your volume in-season without doing any damage to your body or doing a completely different movement. Other than the Squat and Good Morning, the Buffalo Bar is great for the bench. With the Buffalo Bars signature bow in the bar, you will be able to add several inches to your range of motion. This will help to strengthen your press of the chest as well as assisting with muscular development.

IMPORTANT: The StrongArm Buffalo Bar is about 230mm/9” longer than a typical barbell — which is an extra 140mm/5.5” of space between the collars. Due to the added length and intentional bend in the bar, it will most certainly fit differently in your power rack. Most find that it works best with Nylon Sandwich J-Cups to avoid metal-on-metal contact and unwanted shifting.

Here are the improvements:

  • A better quality of steel
    Competition standard 29mm Chromium alloy steel.
  • Bigger and badder
    A full 92 inches, with an extra thick block and sleeves.
  • Nicer finish
    Mike’s a big fan of bare steel bars. Although more maintenance is required, they truly give the best grip and feel. The sleeves have a chrome finish for a polished look.
  • Aggressive knurl
    The Buffalo Bar features the same sharp knurling as found on our Barenaked Power Bar 2.0

Frequently Asked Questions

It has a 32mm diameter and 2,430mm/95.7″ length.

It weighs 22.7kg/50lbs.

It has a black zinc shaft finish with chrome sleeves.

Yes, regular 2-inch collars and Olympic weight plates will fit this bar.

It has a 1,500lb capacity.

In the box, you’ll find the barbell itself and a generous coating of oil in order to minimize oxidation during shipping.

Covered under our Limited Lifetime Warranty guarantees that your bar will not bend under normal use, and protects against defects in material, function and workmanship. 

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Adam N.
Canada Canada

Warehouse visit and Buffalo bar

I visited the BoS warehouse in Calgary AB today and was really impressed, both by the customer service provided by Brandon, as well as the quality of the products. Brandon was really easygoing and friendly, clearly knowledgeable and experienced, and did not pressure me to buy anything whatsoever. I ended up purchasing 2 new 45 lb. plates and a buffalo bar, which I am really happy with. The prices at BoS are probably the most reasonable I have found for high quality equipment, and to support local is great. Thank you for for the great experience and gear! Adam

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Maximal strength

Bells of Steel

Hi Adam, Thanks for the great review! So happy to hear Brandon was a great help. Our B.o.S. customer service team are exceptional and our mission is to provide real value to you! We appreciate your supporting us and hopefully we continue to meet your expectations! Enjoy your gainzz! Thanks again for the kind words! Irene and B.o.S. Crew

Scott P.
United States United States

Buffalo bar

Great company, great customer service, and outstanding product. I absolutely love my new buffalo bar from bells of steel. Quality is excellent and price for this product is great. Couldn’t be happier with my purchase, and I highly recommend the buffalo bar, and any product from bells of steel.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: General strength and conditioning
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Buffalo bar
  • Product Condition: Perfect

Bells of Steel

Hello Scott, Thanks for the amazing review. We take pride in the quality of our products and our customer service. Again, thanks for the 5-star rating. Have a great day!

Joe W.

Great Bar

Love the Buffalo Bar. Knurling is great compared to my old NYBB Bow Bar. I do wish that the bar was a little bit larger in diameter though.

  • Product Condition: Perfect
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Buffalo Bar 2.0
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Powerlifting

Bells of Steel

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

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Nicholas K.

Well priced bar with some shortcomings.

Bar arrived with minimal packaging and was pretty beat up. One sleeve was completely out of the packaging and the end cap had some scuffs on it. Didn't bother me much as the bar as a whole looked in good shape. My main issue is that the bar already came with some rust developing on it even though it was slathered in oil and during my first use of the bar I got two steel splinters in my fingers. Not sure if this was due to damage during shipping because of the poor packaging or it was a QC issue. Looking passed that the bar performs well. I wish it was 32mm in diameter like other Buffalo bars and I wish it came on different finishes. The knurling is not aggressive like it says in the description. It's mild at best. Would like a more aggressive knurl. All in all still a good bar for the price.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Buffalo bar and collars
  • Product Condition: Beat Up BoxesDamaged
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Buffalo bar 2.0

Great item, perfect knurling, love the bare steel

  • Product Condition: Perfect
  • Bells of Steel Products Owned: Buffalo bar 2.0
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Powerlifting

Bells of Steel

Hello, Thanks for the perfect rating. We are glad to know that you are happy with the bar. Again, thanks for the review. Have a great day!