Great weight set.
July 18, 2013
The barbell is good quality. It's not a cheapo like you'll find at many gyms, and the cheapos that come with a lot of the bargain olympic sets you'll find at various outlets. The weights are great. The finish on them is very durable. I've been bumping them against each other for a while now, and they don't even blemish. Maybe after a few months...
I like the grips. It makes it so much easier to move the weights around, and the grip holes are a great location to run a chain through for weighted dips or weighted chins. Because there are only 3 grips, the holes are not directly across from each other, and I usually end up using one grip hole and just grabbing the opposite side with my other hand (not in a grip hole). I'd prefer symmetrical grip holes for easier handling, but these are great nonetheless.
Pros:Quality bar (500lb test, very solid) and durable coating on the weights. Grips are great.
Cons:Grips are not symmetrical and require some adapting to get used to.