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OK, for the money,
This review is from: Marcy 35kg Cast Iron Standard 1" Weight Plate Set With Barbell & Dumbell Bars Included (Misc.)
Received these yesterday so perhaps unfair to review before I've used them a bit, but I reckon they're OK. As we all know, if they weigh the stated amount and don't fall apart, free weights will do their job... and once you've said that about these, you've said the lot.
The plates aren't as nice as they appear in the photo. They seem cheaply and rather roughly cast, and the profiling/detail is on one side only (the far-end barbell plate is reversed in the product image). They somehow look a bit tiddly too, but that's hardly relevant I guess.
If you want to increase weights over a few months of training I doubt this range of plates really gives enough flexibility to do so without a lot of faff - need more medium to heavy weights to make the set more practical (but hey, you know what you're buying when you pay, so can't complain). I'm a bloke and not small, so could do with a better set to work up to - if you're looking at lighter sets anyway, these would probably be really fine anyway.
All three bars are nicely solid and grippy. The thread on the bar ends and spinlock collars is less impressive: the collars don't spin on smoothly and when assembled the plates seem a bit skewed - not exactly precision-engineered.
Ultimately these will be fine for a while, and I'm sure they'll last well enough - but they aren't exactly impressive, and I can't shake a niggling feeling I should have forked out a bit more for some decent rubber-coated plates and bars with sprung or bulldog collars. But you can easily look at double plus the price for an equivalent set at higher spec, so depends on your budget.
I was expecting a bit better from Marcy, having somehow got the impression they're a decent brand - if you don't expect anything other than a small budget set of heavyish bits of metal, you should be happy enough.
Shop/courier get a thumbs up btw - quick efficient dispatch and a much appreciated heads up on delivery date.
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