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York Spinlock Dumbbell Bar

by York Fitness
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Price: 8.80 - 12.99
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Size:
  • Length 16"
  • Weight 2kg
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  • ASIN: B0015UM4RG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Mar 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,836 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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The York 16 Inch Spinlock Dumbbell Bar - 1 Inch is a chromium plated bar. It includes spinlock collars for quick plate changes and added security and offers solid steel construction.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good overall 3 Jun 2011
I've had two pairs of these bars for a couple of years now; two 14 inch and two 16 inch.

For the 14 inch, the length of the part you put the weights onto is 4.2 inches/ 10.5 cm. For the 16 inch, this length is 5 inches/ 12.7cm (the spinlock bit takes up about 2cm of this space). I guess these measurements might vary slightly, but it gives you an idea of how many weights you can fit on. The diameter of all the bars is around 1 inch.

They are pretty strong. I am not sure what the maximum weight they can hold is, but on the 16 inch I have used 40kg per dumbbell a number of times and they are yet to break.

The 14 inch pair had some loose metal filings attached to the part that the weights are put on, which can get stuck in your skin like splinters - not very pleasant! However, there were only a few of these, and the 16 inch pair didn't have this problem; also other reviewers don't seem to mention this problem, so it might have just been my bad luck.

The handles can be a little rough on the hands; you could use some gloves if you can't bear it, but after a few uses my hands got used to it.

Overall a good product. If I hadn't had to deal with sharp metal filings on the 14 inch pair I would've given 5 stars.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid and safe 20 Mar 2009
By AJ-27
Size Name:16"|Verified Purchase
A friend of mine donated me some old weights so i needed some dumbbell bars to go with them.

I chose the 16" spinlock for 2 reasons:
-1: The spinlocks provide a very safe locking mechanism
-2: You can get more weights on the 16" than the 14" (obvious I know)

The weights I was given are old school cement filled york weights that are quite bulky for their weight. With these 16" bars you can get 2 on either side, a 14" would only fit 1. If you have cast iron or chrome weights you could probably get 3 or 4 per side (so 6 or 8 per bar).

The handles are quite rough but they've not caused me any bother (and I have soft hands)

So overall it's a good solid product that does exactly what it is supposed to. Oh and don't forget that the price is per bar (not for a pair)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great kit of kit 22 Jan 2010
I already own several sets of York bars I've accumulated over the years, but the ones in bundle packs have plastic sleeves, which cause the bar to spin when curled. This gets really annoying, especially with heavier loads.

These get around that problem quite nicely, they definately need to be used with gloves initally, but they're a lot easier to control, especially on negatives.

Only gripe is the spinlocks coming loose after each set, and the hassle of unscrewing to change weight, but that's always going to be the case with that mechanism.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Covered in industrial anti-rust oil... 20 Dec 2010
Size Name:14"|Verified Purchase
I had to put these into a bucket of hot soapy water to get rid of the horrible smelling oil that this product is coated with. It really stinks, gets on your hands and leaves you smelling a little like a mechanic. I assume the oil is there to protect against corrosion, a sealed polythene bag and some silica gel would have been far better.

As a dumbbell bar, these are OK, about 1kg a piece, nice and solid, however, you have to wind the collars really tight for the 30/45kg to stay put, 10/15kg seems not to be a problem.

The knurled grip soon takes a few layers of skin off your hands on heavy weights, unfortunately, there is no way to fit a grip guard, a pair of gardening gloves does the trick :)

This is a single bar with two collars, just to make that clear, some people seem to be expecting two bars.

Loses one star for hellish smell, another for the grip/self undoing collars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best price for really great product 11 July 2011
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Looked everywhere for spinlock bars. I work out 3x weekly and needed a way to change weights quickly for a supersetting workout, which means I don't get any time to change my weights on a single set of dumbbell bars before going to the next set of reps. I have to move between the exercises smoothly, with no time wasted. I also did not want to spend crazy amounts of money on weights. I have a quantity of old used Weider discs and a set of spinlock dumb bells, so I bought four of these so I have three sets in total. It's easy to set the dumb bells at my preferred weights before getting started, and then get through my supersetting workout. They pack away very tidily too. I'm happy with everything about them. Solid construction, and great quality. For reference, I'm a female under 30, and these are so much better value than the cheesy purple/pink vinyl sets. I can vary my weights as I progress in my fitness levels.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Dumbbell Bar I've Bought 29 Dec 2009
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Some exercises require only one dumbbell and I was very pleased to be able to buy a single bar, rather than a pair.

The handle is a bit rough, but far from causing a problem, it simply gives a better grip than the other bars which I use.

Usually, these bars seem to come with one, relatively hard, plastic washer embedded in the nut. These have a washer in the nut and another one on the bar itself. These washers are considerably softer than normal. The result is that they grip the weights much more securely than is usual, and you don't have the weight furthest from the nut spinning around during use.

I would certainly buy this product again, in preference to the other, more expensive, dumbbell bars that I have bought in the past.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible quality, AVOID!
Only used these a couple of times and they have already failed. The lips at the edge of the grip area have became loose. I thought these where part of the bar, obviously not.. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Mark Clifford
4.0 out of 5 stars Bit short
In hindsight, would've bought 16' ones. Can't fit more than 2 small weights either side. Otherwise, good enough quality, solid construction, feel good in your hand. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Boomer
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid
First off it's a single bar and not a pair this is mentioned in a few reviews and it does say that you are buying a bar so don't make the same mistake as me. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amos
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful quality, had to be returned as collars didn't even lock
I was appalled at the quality of these, not only was the surface finish terrible all over, one of the collars had a chip out of the thread, which prevented the collar from... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dave 4444
5.0 out of 5 stars Dumbbell Bar
Buy two of these and then add some weights from your existing set and jump from one routine to next, without having to stop to change over the weights. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Will Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous!
This latest batch of York Spinlock Dumbbell Bars are so poorly manufactured that on one of them the Spinlocks just slipped straight off the thread, and the other one I had was not... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Breeder
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job
I bought these so I could have an extra set of dumbbells without having to change the weight each & every time. They have a solid feel & the spin locks give added security. Read more
Published 4 months ago by David Finn
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
My york Dumbbell bar just arrived and its perfect not too much packaging all my weights fit on easy and the spin locks are good, over all excellent buy!
Published 4 months ago by Austin
4.0 out of 5 stars weighty
I liked this bar especially the fact that you can screw down onto the weights unlike the other earlier model fastening I feel safe when it is above my head and do not worry that... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Thelwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Super, used them straight away
There were some negative reviews for these, can't think why. I use them a couple of times a week with up to 40Kg on them. No probs, does just what it says on the tin.
Published 5 months ago by Gerard Deegan
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