York Spinlock Dumbbell Bar
|Price:||£7.99 - £11.99|
- Length 16"
- Weight 2kg
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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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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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does its job. There were metal splinters, but that's expected.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent product. Grip a bit rough but I guess this will wear and smooth with time. Better to use gloves initially if lifting a heavy weight until it wears in. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer