Rated 2 out of 5 by jonnybravo150 Great weights, junk bar
Used this set for about two years. Great weights. One day I was moving a couple bars around my room and noticed this bar seemed light. Weighed it and discover ed it was only 35 lbs. Not 45. Now I'm wondering what my maxes really were....big disappointment. Buy a better bar.
December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheBigPopi Outstanding set of weights!
These weights are great and Dick's Sporting Goods is the best! When you look at the overall value plus the friendliness of the customer service online and in the store I don't think you can go wrong with the whole package. They are not super "precision" down to the ounce but for the average to above average weight lifting routine these are completely acceptable. Plus they have handles that makes them easy to move. The bar is good enough but the real value is with the weights.
December 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HMH Nice value
Great starter set for my boys. Clamps are next to impossible to get on bar, your workout would take an extra 45 min using these. Would be nice if they added some additional 5lb and 2.5lb plates. Free shipping was nice !!
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zixxer2Go Olympic Bar & Weights...Great Buy!
I needed the weights to use for my free weight and smith machine workouts, and these are the best buy out there in web-land! I love the handles, from the 45 pounders all the way down to the 2 1/2 pounders, it is a very nice handling feature. Besides that, you can't hardly buy an exercise machine out there that has much more than 210 pounds on it, and this is 300 pounds to start! Very pleased with my purchase.
December 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eddie Decent set
This weight set is a nice set. My only complaint so far is that the plates do not fit snug on the bar. The hole in the plate is about an eighth inch bigger than the sleeve. Yes clamps solve this but I don't like clamps. Have not had any issues with the bar so far. GET BIG!!!!
November 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by 220Raw Cheap
Title sums it pretty well. Cheap iron, junk bar; not even beater level quality. The plates are okay, but examine the holes for burs and flat spots. I tried sliding one of the 45s on IPF certified bar and found that I could not get it on the sleeve until I corrected the fault.
November 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jim S Still good after two years
Still have this after 2 years of extensive use no issues. Cant beat that for the price. Going to buy another.
November 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by HITMAN19832006 Good for only 7 months
This weightlifting bar may be good for someone who barely uses it but unfortunately if you're planning to use it more often....buy a better bar. The barbell that comes with this set isn't really meant for heavy or extensive use. In my case, it probably survived five months due to sporadic use (225lb Deadlifts every so often).
It wasn't until I started to use this bar for movements such as Power Cleans, Olympic Lifts, Back Squats and heavier Deadlifts on a regular basis (295 lb and at maximum 315 lbs in my case).
The barbell suffered a slow death. First, the collars began to suddenly spin lose on the right side. Then they started to slide out into the center knurling. Last week, it could barely hold 225 lbs together on the bar (thats two 45 pound plates on each side). Tonight after bringing it in after sets of 185 pound Back Squats, it literally fell apart completely. It really hurts when the left collar came off and hits on your back. Then the innards that were completely rusted (I kept it in my closet that was how paranoid I was about rust and look what I get!) and slid everywhere. Thank God I ordered the Rogue "Chan" bar on Friday.
October 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by J Good set except for the ridges on the bar
This is a good writ set. The only problem I have with the set is the ridges on the ends of the bar. Without the ridges this would be an excellent product. Does anyone know if there are replacement sleeves for this weight set?
September 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lil john weights
Best weight set for the best price love them plus I lift more cause of them
July 17, 2013