York Standard 1" Spinlock Dumbbell Bar (Single with Collars)
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
However you only get one yes one I picked the box up took the bar out and thought why only one lol yes look at product thingy it's does say 1 but you don't think of that when buying it let's say in the small print but great handel for dumbbells lol.
OK got the second one delivered and using them I like them well worth it nice meaty screw threads yep great love them just order 2 lol
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)
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quality is very impressive, I have no experience but they seem strong, for a beginner, perfect buy.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Comes undone and the bar is not very comfortable to grip with 10Kg weights on it!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Perfect for the job. High quality and durable. Arrived promptly from the seller.Published 3 months ago by Richard
Thinner mid-section of the bars than other brands, which means gripping is made a little awkward at times and wobbles.Published 3 months ago by S.L Castletown
Perfect bar for use in the home gym. Nice and tight locks.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer