Titan Fitness Multi-Grip Camber Bar
User Review( votes)
The Titan Fitness Multi-Grip Camber Bar offers a 2″ camber that provides for a greater stretch while its various neutral grips reduce shoulder pain while targeting several different muscle groups.
- Knurled handles.
- Decent powder coat.
- Great for reducing shoulder pain.
- 2″ camber allows for excellent additional stretch.
- Neutral grips are spaced to allow for different muscle group targeting.
- Can ding up your rack due to size issues.
The Titan Fitness Multi-Grip Camber Bar is a football-style specialty bar that allows for a greater range of motion and numerous grips that allow for specific muscle targeting. I purchased the $179.99 specialty bar and honestly, I don’t know how I’ve done with it.
Before I jump into the review, I have to applaud Titan Fitness for an excellent packing job. This specialty bar is welded into a single piece of steel and that means the bar ships in a 7-foot box. Titan secured the box with four zip ties and surrounded the bar completely with thick styrofoam. If you’ve ordered larger pieces of gym equipment for your home, you’ve likely run into issues, I’m happy to report, the bar arrived in flawless condition.
I chose to purchase the multi-grip camber bar specifically to address some shoulder soreness I was feeling during bench presses, and to acquire a specialty bar that would provide for alternatives to curls, rows, and other movements.
Titan Fitness claims that the extra 2″ camber on the bar helps with stretch and pull and that statement is 100% accurate. Because of the angled and neutral grips, the bar also noticeably reduces shoulder stress.
After reviewing the Kabuki Kadillac bar, I was convinced I had found the perfect camber bar for my needs, and it’s definitely in a class of its own thanks to a constant camber throughout the bar. However, the Titan Fitness Multi-Grip Camber Bar offers a fix that I didn’t realize I wanted, knurled handles.
Other providers have claimed that the neutral grip relieves the need for knurling and, to be honest, that’s just not true. Maintaining the feel of a standard barbell while providing for extra grip strength is a very welcomed addition. Titan Fitness sweetens the pot by offering a knurl that’s aggressive enough to make a difference but not so deep that it feels uncomfortable in my hands. I performed a quick comparison with my Rogue Ohio bar and I would say Titan has decided to offer an aggressiveness that falls between an all-purpose barbell and a power bar.
Moving on to the bars quality, the powder coat is pretty impressive for a bar that costs under $200. I’ve noted several times before that Titan really seems to be stepping up their game when it comes to powder coating and that holds true in this instance. The welds are also decent but not as clean as something from Rogue Fitness or Kabuki. Given that the bar is welded together into a single piece of steel, I’m not overly worried about welds beyond their competence to hold.
When the multi-bar bar was first released, several people shared videos and reviews in which they noted that weight plates were hard to slide onto the sleeves of the bar. I haven’t had that problem at all with my Rogue Color Echo Bumper Plates which slide on with ease. My Rogue USA Aluminum Collars also clamp on perfectly.
In the gallery above, you’ll find my one big issue with this cambered bar, while it’s rackable, the edges of the bar come dangerously close to hitting the sides of my Rogue RM-4 power rack. Here’s a close-up look at the issue.
Despite the rackable issue, I absolutely love my Titan Fitness Multi-Camber Bar for bench presses, curls, rows, and skull crushers. As previously noted, the bar only costs $179.99 with free shipping, which is reason enough to give it a try.