York Spinlock Dumbbell Bar
|Price:||£8.99 - £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)
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.
It does not rust and the dimpled bar provides good grip. Changing the weights is quick and needs no tools.
However the knurled weight retainers are inclined to unscrew with use and the weights then come loose and start rocking about on the bar.
But it is not a big problem and on the whole I am happy with my purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought a pair of these 7 months ago. Sadly the material quality is poor resulting in parts of the collar threads shearing off, resulting in the dumbbells now being unsafe to... Read morePublished 12 days ago by L. M. L. GRIFFITHS
I bought this as I lost my other one whilst moving house. If you work out at home these are brilliant as you can. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr G
The product is rusty. I usually try and only buy products sold be Amazon. I wonder what kind of quality check Amazon does. None apparently.Published 1 month ago by One User
The bar is good quality..the only problem is that on the website it states 2 for £11.99..but only one arrived. I have had to order another one now. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very solid and well made, weight is 2.5kg and would recommend getting this extra long versionPublished 2 months ago by jav
i only use these with a low weight on to do the Insanity weights dvd. They do the trick. Robust. Shiny!! Would recommendPublished 3 months ago by simon