- 1 Pair of 45 Lb solid rubber bumper plates with white numbering
Body-Solid Rubber Olympic Bumper Plates. Quieter and helps protect the floor and equipment. Each bumper plate is fitted with a 3mm thick metal sleeve for proper fit and easy sliding. Use with Olympic size bars only. Raised white numbers markings.
All plates are 17.7″ diameter. 45lb. plates are 3.25″ thick. IMPORTANT- These are rubber, but are not meant to be thrown around. Consistent abuse may lead to cracks or splits. ALSO AVAILABLE- color coded plates and commercial rated plates.
Reviews of Body Solid Bumper Plates – 45 lb Pair – Black
Review 1: Updated Review: Faulty plate was replaced, this is a great set
One of the plates does not mount on the bar straight due to the fact that the inner metal sleeve is off somewhat. So instead of the plate being vertical (90 degrees) when on the bar, it is closer to 80 degrees or so. I don’t think this should affect function, but who knows. Looks like seller requires return shipping be paid by customer, though Im not sure if this applies to faulty products. If it turns out I need to pay to ship back then I guess I will be keeping it.
Update: After contacting Fitness Factory they replaced the faulty plate free of charge, no hassle. I was believing that I would have to pay return shipping per their policy but this was not the case. UPS picked it up from my residence and a replacement was shipped. It was a very quick process and Fitness Factory was great with the exchange.
The new plate is perfect and I have bumped my review of the plates to 5 stares. They are perfect for my needs.
Review 2: love these weights if you like thin and stream lined …
love these weights
if you like thin and stream lined for your home gym them stay clear, these are bulky
sturdy so far and i have them on concrete
one issue you may have is if you lift heavy, 405 plus
the plates are wide
i can only fit 3 plates and a 35 on each side and still use my collars, the rest of the weight i hang with chains
Review 3: Serve their purpose
These weights shipped ahead of schedule and seem to be of solid construction, and were the cheapest I found anywhere. However, having said that, I am a bit disappointed in the very strong rubber smell they give off.
Other reviewers had said these did not have much smell, but the smell was so strong from them that I had to open the garage door to breathe while working out! I looked up remedies, such as washing them with a dishsoap/laundry detergent mix, leaving them outside in the sun for 4-5 hours, and covering them in baking soda to try to reduce the smell. From doing all of the pre-mentioned, the smell has subsided to the point I can work out without opening the door, but there is still some smell (and I mean when you walk anywhere in the room, not just up close) So, I gave it 4 stars bc they were the cheapest out there, seem to be sturdy for clean and jerks (so far), and shipped quickly-but be warned, that black rubber smell was very strong.