Look, this product is by far one of the cheapest you can find on the market and it gets the job done. If you're actually lifting, then it's perfect for you. For those who complain about the noise it makes when putting the weights on the bar must be casuals..Those rivets on the bar are to keep the weights from sliding so they serve their purpose. I'm sure there is nicer painted sets and fancier bars, but realistically why should that matter if all you're doing is trying to build muscle or tone your body.
I would have given the item 5 stars if the ends of the barbell weren't grooved. When the plates are put on and taken off the bar, the ends of the barbell are like a rasp that sands the paint off the weight plates. This leaves paint dust on my floor and my hands. It exposes the metal and will lead to rust. Plus, every time I put a plate on it sounds like i'm playing a washboard. I've never seen a barbell like this before, ever.
I can’t rate it because I haven’t received it yet. The rating is for poor customer service. Almost two months I’ve been waiting for shipment. I have paid in full, yet the free cash in points I earned isn’t available to use and nobody knows where my weights set is. Communication is impossible and I’m getting very frustrated. I wouldn’t order from these guys again. I hope I can get a refund...
Weighs roughly the weight it is. Don't drop from top of toilet. Will do damage
At the time of purchase, this was $40 cheaper than any other 300 lbs Olympic weight set available online. It has really exceeded my expectations. The bar is solid (one piece), and with the grip holes make the weights are easy to carry. There are paint bunches that could be sharp but nothing that devalues the set. I've put 225 on the bar and it has held up really well. Unless you wanted rubber, I'm not sure why you'd spend more on another set.
Good quality for the price but returned it. The inside of the handholds taper to a point so it’s uncomfortable to pick up and carry the 45lb plates for any length of time. I sometimes use plates for triceps so this was a dealbreaker for me. Might not be an issue for others.