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.
Real great price for 45ibs olimpic bar and 255ibs of weight. Your not going to find this good quality with this price. Only bad thing i had to go through is i had a picture of sears add for a different price. They didnt validate that price. If this wouldnt have happened, for sure it would have been 5stars, but 4 stars given due to false advertising.
Good quality, just right for your home gym workout needs and everyday use
I purchased online and picked up in-store at the Clearview Sears. The process for pickup was quick and easy. Everything was there weights, bar and springs. The bar does have ridges on it which does not bother me. I purchased the Weider Pro 7500 Power Half Rack and the bar is compatible. I would have liked more space to play with for re-racking but overall I am pleased so far. I can't attest to durability as I just bought them.