Rated 5 out of 5 by Justin Brilliant product for the money and space
Great for the space they save! Obviously not a product you want to buy if you drop your weights on the ground in any way. My wife and I have been using these for 6 months daily and I have not had any problems at all.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jordy Great addition to a home gym
After two weeks and six workouts I can honestly say I'm happy I purchased these. As with any significant purchase, I did my homework. I read a lot of reviews; mostly positive, but I wanted to see the negatives as well. With a busy work schedule, a fiance who works second shift and a 1-year old dog, I don't have time to spend hours at a gym in the evening. If you want a way to get stronger at home on your own time, I encourage you to research this product.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jmiketrapp Great flexable workout equipment
These are great you get the flexibility to have a huge number of different weights with without a lot of room a weight to move amount
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cdquest Never had a problem
I have owned this set for over 5 years. I bought the stand as well. I have never had any issues that I see on a few reviews. I use these weights 4 days a week. I am looking to buy another set for my winter place in florida..... Great Porduct
December 13, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wayne Just Flush Your $ Instead
After a few weeks the weight adjustment knobs froze up making it impossible to change weight setting. I tried everything recommended in manual to no avail. Warning:Don't waste your money
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by chris Great for interval weight training
I've only had the product for about two weeks, but I couldn't be happier. Not only do you get a full set of dumbbells (up to 52 lbs) that takes up only 25% of the space that your normal set would use, but they also allow you to jump from exercise to excercise in a matter of seconds.
July 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GearFreak Don't listen to the Bowflex haters
Half of these reviews are from people who don't even own the dumbbells. I'm sorry, but if you see a broken set on display, you shouldn't be able to write a review. After 6 million kids in a store play with "anything", it's bound to get messed up. I've had this set for years now and have never had any problems. Can you slam them down on a hard surface? No. But that's not what I would do either way. I've been using them for P90x and other workouts and they work great. No problems at all.
July 1, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Out [$] Worthless
I would feel better if I would have thrown [$] in the fireplace instead of spending it on these worthless things. You might as well just put these in your china cabinet being as they crack and shatter if you drop them from two inches off the ground. I called Bowflex and they told me if I expected to have functioning dumbbells I would have to pay over $200 dollars to get them fixed. The twisting mechanism on one of the dumbbells also broke and is now completely useless. Thanks Bowflex for lightening my wallet.
June 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ripper the Lifter Very happy with this product.
I purchased my Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells about a year ago and work out with them two to three times weekly. I've been able to gain considerable strength and muscle mass. They are great because they are so easy to use....changing weight is simple and quick, so I don't waste time juggling plates between sets. They are also compact. I've found you need to treat them rather gingerly (i.e., not just throw them back in the base), but if you are careful, problems with sticking, wheel rotation, etc., are virtually nonexistent. My only complaint about them--and it is a minor one--is that they are a bit long. I didn't buy the stand-up rack, and wish I had, as lifting them from the floor to position (especially with heavier weights) can be somewhat straining on back and groin. Overall, though, I am very pleased with them.
November 30, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Big K Great Idea, Bad Implementation
After about two months of use, one of barbells suddenly would not re-seat into the stand. After fudging with it for over fifteen minutes, it finally re-seated, but the dials would barely turn. Following that, the barbell would grab the incorrect weights from the stand, and once clear of the stand, would drop those weights onto the floor (one even painfully landed on my foot). All in all, a great idea but a bad implementation. I will likely look to replace them as soon as possible with the PowerBlock.
August 25, 2011