Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lloydbm4 Great dumbbells, just inspect before you buy
I have bought every single size of the Fitness Gear Rubber Hex dumbbells that Dix sells from 5 pounds to 40 pounds and have used them all extensively for the last six months. In a nutshell, here is what you can expect:
Pros: Rubber is good quality and does not break off over time like cheaper versions. Dollar to pound ratio is excellent, just realize that the cost of one dumbbell balloons the higher the weight. Middle rubber grips allow for rotation.
Cons: There are only 2 and both are minor. First, inspect the dumbbell before you buy. Ensure that both ends are parallel to each other. I have found that a couple of my weights are a but off, so if you rotate the dumbbell around from the middle it will look like a crooked wheel on a bicycle.
Second, if they ends aren't properly glued in place after being screwed on, they can unscrew a couple of turns. The weights don't fall off, but I have found it prudent to unscrew the weight completely and then use proper silicone or locktite to ensure the weighted ends stay put.
Overall, these are excellent weights, you just have to inspect each one before you buy. If you do, you will love these dumbbells.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JP 40 lb. dumbbell
The 40 lb. dumbell works well and meets my needs. I regret not shopping around because the price seemed awful high to me. I will shop around before buying further equipment.
August 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by mike63 Dumb Dumbells
These dumbells were 1.50 a pound. The rubber rings in the center came loose causing them to slip in your hands. Poorly engineered. I have already returned them.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jones Awesome weights !
Bough Two Of These, They Are Made Very Well The Rubber Coating Is Really Thick.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve-o Quality product
Quality product. Just as I expected. I ordered these online on cyber Monday. Shipping was a bit strange. One came in the original box. The other came in a generic box that looked like it had bounced around quite a lot in the UPS truck. No damage to the product, but weird how each came in a different box. Very cheap shipping for a very heavy item.
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by David My experience with dumbells at home
The product is an attractive addition to my home exercise room. This is my second set of dumbells. The rubber ones are less likely to damage the floor.
October 20, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by JcZip Ok at Best
Quality variations between each dumbell, the handles on some are shorter or longer depending on how the weight was capped on the end. The positive side is they get the job done. If you are looking for pro quality look else where.
February 12, 2012