Titan Fitness has released the third iteration of its Titan multi-grip bar and has made some exciting improvements. While Titan is usually referred to as the budget home gym brand, I think they have knocked it out of the park with this multi-grip bar.
Over the past few weeks, we have had the pleasure of testing this bar to see how it compared to others on the market, and are excited to share our thoughts with you.
Titan Multi-Grip V3 Bar
Best Budget Swiss Bar
- Titan is offering a very rugged addition to their collection at half the price of competitors
First Look At The Titan Multigrip Barbell
The biggest complaint with the previous titan multi-grip barbell was that its large frame made it hard to rack on standard power racks. Titan has largely fixed this problem by shortening the length of its frame and angling it with this latest version. You can often find this bar for less than $180, making it one of the most affordable swiss bars on the market.
- High value for the price
- Hybrid grip options (Fully neutral or angled grips)
- 3 total grip options
- Fits Olympic weight plates
- Rackable on standard power racks
- High weight capacity at 1900 lbs
- High-quality powder coat
- Knurled grips
- 48mm Sleeve diameter means you need specialty collars
- No clip to also attach the bar to a pulley system
Is The Titan Multi-Grip Bar Worth It?
Looking at this bar as a whole, I think that this swiss bar is the best on the market for those looking to expand their home gym on a budget. If you are still unsure, I think you should determine which you fall into:
Great Bar For
People looking for a budget-friendly bar that gets the job done
Those who suffer from shoulder pain or wrist pain and want to find a comfortable way to press
Those looking for greater exercise variation
Not Recommended For
People looking for a top of line swiss bar
Those wanting a piece of equipment that can be used for multiple purposes
Titan Multi-Grip Bar Specs
|Overall Length||82 inches|
|Grip Frame Width||39.5 inches|
|Grip Frame Height||10.25 inches|
|Grip Frame Thickness||1.5 inches|
|Sleeve to Sleeve Length||53 inches|
|Loadable Sleeve Length||14.5 inches|
|Space Between Grips||3 inches|
|Grip Length||7 inches|
|Weight Capacity||1,900 lb|
|Product Weight||41 lb|
Using The Titan Fitness Multi-Grip Barbell
I used this multi-grip over the course of a few workouts. My workouts consisted of the typical movements typically done with this type of bar including:
While only a few workouts are not enough time to say how the bar will last in terms of durability, here are some things I quickly noticed:
The grips feel very natural. I think Titan did a great job in terms of their angled grips and grip spacing.
The knurling is quite passive. I personally would have liked a more aggressive knurl.
This variation of the multi-grip bar is much easier to rack than past versions and competitors. Feels like I have a lot of room to work with.
Overall, my impression at the end of my sessions was that the bar provided everything I would want out of a bar at this price level.
The titan multi-grip bar has lots of great features, let’s take a detailed look and the components and how it is made:
The overall length of the actual frame comes in at 39.5 inches. Titan claims that with this modification, the bar should be now much easier to fit into most power racks and we found this to be true. I had no trouble racking this on any of my racks.
The bar has three grip options to choose from with one of them being angled at 30 degrees. The angled grips are 10 inches apart while the neutral grips are 20 inches and 29 inches apart. I found these grips to feel good in my hands and spaced apart naturally. If you want a bar with more angled grip options, Titan also offers a bar with more angled grip options.
The only thing I would have liked is for the knurling to feel more present. In its current state, it just feels like Titan put knurling on the bar for the sake of it. I do not really think it made a big difference when I was doing my hammer curls or rows.
Titan Angular Multi-Grip V3 Bar
Best Budget Swiss Bar
- Titan is offering a very rugged addition to their collection at half the price of competitors. This version includes angular grips
The sleeves on the previous version of this bar were notorious for having the coating rub off and I expect the same to occur with this bar. If you are the type of person who cares about that stuff just be aware that this bar will probably look a bit beat up after a few months of use.
Personally, I and many other gym goers are willing to put up with some cosmetic defects for a functional bar.
The only thing I do not understand is why Titan reduced the size of the sleeve diameter to 48mm. At 48mm, standard Olympic collars will not fit properly meaning that you have to buy specialty collars.
Weight and Capacity
The titan multi-grip bar comes in at 41lb which puts it right in the middle of other swiss bars in terms of weight. Capacity is great at 1900 lbs, way more than anyone would really need.
Titan Multi Grip Bar V3 vs. Rogue MG-3 Multi Grip Bar
The main competitor for the titan multi-grip bar is Rogue’s MG-3 bar. As is often the case, you can expect more quality with Rogue but for a premium. The biggest difference I noticed between the two is that Rogue’s generally felt more rugged and that the knurling was more aggressive. However, this comes at nearly $150 more than the Titan bar. It is hard to justify such a large difference in price for not that much gain.
Titan Multigrip V3
- 3 grip options
- Passive knurl
- 3 grip options
- Aggressive knurl
- Quality coating
- Premium option
The Titan multi-grip bar is a great improvement on the already decent V2. Over my weeks of use, I found it to be a bar that is highly functional and gets the job done for a great price. Sure, you can get other bars with slightly better features or quality, but the price of the Titan bar makes it hard to beat.
How We Review Products
Here at FitDominium, our team has decades of combined experience when it comes to weightlifting. So when it comes to barbells, we know a thing or two. Each barbell we review goes through a similar process:
Use the bar for an extended period of time to get to know it. Try to use it the same way a regular user would.
Analyze feedback the brand has gotten from other customers.
- Look for features that the products lacks or has in comparison to other competitors
For a more detailed explanation, check out our product rating criteria.
Are multigrip bars worth it?
Swiss bars often called football bars or multi-grip bars, are great specialty bars with a number of benefits. The neutral grips on the bar put your shoulders in a more stable position which helps many people press with no shoulder pain. Even if you do not suffer from shoulder pain, the swiss bar is still great for adding exercise variation.
How much does a Titan multi-grip bar weigh?
The Titan Multigrip V3 weighs 43 pounds