York Fitness Standard Cast Iron Discs - Pack of 4
|Price:||£18.99 - £55.99|
- Manufactured to the highest standard
- Suitable for use with 1 inch diameter dumbbell and barbell bars
- Matte black finished with an embossed York logo
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The plates are manufactured to the highest standards and feature a matte black finished with an embossed York logo and the weight in KG. This set of four cast iron weights adds real intensity to your workout. Ideal for aspiring body builders, use with one inch bars for a really tough session.
- 4 x Cast iron discs
Top Customer Reviews
They come in a box of four 5kg discs which gave the local postman a slight shock as he went to lift them out of the van and apart from this each is cast with the weight and York logo clearly visible on each side of the disc.
Being thinner than my vinyl weights allows you to stack more weight on each dumbell bar which is an obvious advantage and the reason for the purchase.
I've deducted one star as the black paint is slightly powdery and rubs off on the hands when first using the discs, however a good rub of a damp cloth and this problem is easily solved. Overall very good quality product but make sure your aware your bars diameter size prior to ordering, i.e. standard=1inch olympic=2inches!
It's worth pointing out that the discs do look different to the product picture here (not sure if it's just the lighting though). They are identical in finish to the discs in the afforementioned 20kg York dumbell set. Basically matte black with a slightly rough surface. A small amount of powder-esque substance rubs off at first but a damp cloth will sort this. "York" and "5kg" are cast onto both sides. In my opinion they look pretty tidy as they compliment the chrome dumbell bars I use.
The thickness of the discs is the same as that of the 2.5kg variants: ~ 27mm. I can fit 3 x 5kg discs onto each end of the dumbell with the spinlocks secured. In case you want to know, the diameter of the discs is roughly 190mm. Seems they've manufactured them with a good balance between thickness and diameter. Considering they're made of cast iron, you can slap on a hefty amount of weight without them being overly massive like an equivalent sand-filled disc.
Mine came in a deceptively small cardboard box, which gave the guy at the counter in Argos a shock as he nearly keeled over right in front of me!
Think that covers it; any questions feel free to ask.
If these are not your requirements then you will be entirely disappointed with this product.
30kg is much better than the 20kg dumbells alone, the extra weight makes all the diffrence.
See also my uploaded photos of these weights, together with the York 20kg Dumbell set.
Firstly: They don't look the best plates. However, if you are working out at home, in your garage or whatever, does that really matter?
Secondly: The finish. It chips. This is a simple annoyance, but worth being aware of.
Essentially, I like these, and will probably buy more, or the 7.5 kilo ones :D. I am not really bothered about apperance, as its only me using them.
With these you get the same weight, but half the price. This is because 4 5kg plates take up more space on the bar than 2 10kg plates.
I have a big bar so it doesn't make a difference to me...it would be a waste of money getting 2 10's.
Regarding the actual weights, they're what you expect.
There are small scratches on 2 out of the 4 plates but they don't affect anything apart from looks, which don't matter.
I accurately weighed each plate, the average is 4.9925 kg per plate which is basically 5.
Delivery was excellent. I chose the free super saver option and the weights were delivered within 2 days.
The hole was nearer 1.2" than 1", and on York's own 1" barbells these wobbled and "ate up" the rubber spacers meaning they required regular readjustment to keep them in place, were probably going to destroy the spacers if I kept using them, and would move during exercises. Hassle and potentially unsafe.
The paintwork and moulding were pretty shoddy in comparison to other York weights I've bought recently.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quite poor finish - paint flaking and rough edge around centre hole. The hole itself is large - I use a 1 inch bar and the holes in all 4 plates are 1 1/2 inches so they flop... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
4 discs received - check
5kg as stated - check
smelly - no
rusty - no
Overall - quality as expected from York.
these arent my first order of cast iron weights and i usually buy the york ones, they fit my york dumbells perfectly so quality is excellent. What can i say they do the job.Published 24 days ago by Kof25
York have went downhill on quality compared to the old day's. Having worked in a foundry for a number of years I know what I'm talking about. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer