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Outfit your gym with these extremely durable and easily identifiable colored bumper plates. Bumpers, with a weighted steel center covered by a thick, solid rubber coating, are ideal for training that involves dropping the plates from overhead or shoulder height, such as Olympic weightlifting, cross-training, and HIIT workouts. Bumpers are quieter than metal plates and designed to not harm the bar, floor, and surroundings. REP’s bumpers have low bounce, which means more control over the barbell when it hits the ground.
The Color Bumper Plates are durable and factory-tested to withstand more than 12,000 drops from an 8-foot height. The 10lb plates are made extra thick to increase durability and reduce bending, while the 45lb plates are thinner than most to allow lifters to fit more plates on the bar (you can load 515lbs onto a standard Olympic bar). Plates are colored per International Weightlifting Federation standards, so you can quickly determine the weight. Build out your home gym with custom quantities of the following plate pairs: 10lbs, 25lbs, 35lbs, 45lbs, or 55lbs. Sold in pairs.
COLOR-CODEDWeights are color-coded to International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) standards for easy identification of how much weight is on the bar.
MAX DURABILITYSteel center inserts and extra thick 10lb plates provide for maximum durability. Plates are factory-tested to withstand more than 12,000 drops from a height of 8 feet.
VERSATILITYBumpers are excellent for Olympic weightlifting and cross-training/HIIT-style workouts, where dropping the barbell from overhead or shoulder height is common, but they're also useful for powerlifting.
Should I get bumper plates or iron plates?
Bumper plates are manufactured to withstand drops onto the floor, which is desirable for Olympic weightlifting (snatch, clean and jerk, hang cleans), where you often drop the plates onto the ground. Iron plates are better for lifts that do not involve the weights hitting the ground (such as bench press, squats, and curls), because they can cause damage to the floor, the barbell, and to the plates themselves.
Do I need to do anything when I first receive the bumper plates?
When bumper plates arrive, unpack, and let them air out for a few days to allow any odor, however faint, to air out.
What can I do to extend the life span of my bumper plates?
To extend their life span, try to drop plates as close to straight down as possible. If your bar collars get loose during a workout, try to retighten them so your plates always land straight up and down. This will lessen the sideways force on the bumper plate insert. Also, flooring with some type of give (like heavy-duty rubber mats or a weightlifting platform) will help absorb some of the impact from dropping the plates.
Can I load bumper and iron plates on the same bar?
We do not recommend this, because iron and bumper plates can have slightly different diameters, meaning all the force from dropping the weights goes into the larger plate, causing those plates and your barbell to wear more quickly. It is best to keep all plates on your bar of the same type.
Do REP Color Bumper Plates have a warranty?
Yes, the 10 and 15 lb plates come with a 6-month warranty for both home and commercial use. The 25, 35, 45, and 55lb plates come with a 3-year warranty for home use and a 1-year warranty for commercial use.
Please note though, that the warranty is void if the bumper plates are mixed with Hi-Temp style plates. Hi-Temps have a smaller diameter than regular plates, which means a bar loaded with a mix of REP's bumper plates and Hi-Temps will result in the bumper plates taking all of the load, causing them to degrade faster.