XMark XM-3675 Curl Bar and Rubber Coated Tri-grip Olympic Plates
This great combo offer on Amazon includes the heavy duty XMark Fitness XM-3675 Olympic EZ curl bar with sturdy steel precision hub and the tri-grip Olympic plates with a total of 45 lbs. of twelve plates. The curl bar is offered in two colors of black and chrome (the middle section) and the twelve plates included in the combo are 2 x 10 lb, 4 x 5 lb and 2 x 2.5 lb with weight numbers molded into plates- the weights are all accurate and maybe 1-2% more or less. Reviews are very positive for this XMark bar so it is not just an ordinary bar and the iron plates with tough and durable rubber casing from both recycled and rubber virgin are made of single piece great quality cast iron that is inspected carefully.
Tri-grip means you can hold at three different points or angles and alternate your grips with recessed handles, for different levels of intensity and feeling comfier when doing your curls with the spacious openings fitting and built-in finger slots on the weights to be loaded and offloaded easily. The integrated tri-grip handles on the plates are quite convenient to have and there will be no pressure on your elbows like on some other bars and the fit and finish are very high quality. XMark weight plates are quieter than metal plates when you put them on the floor or slam against each other. Please note that it is not a good idea to drop the weights on the floor constantly as these are not bumper plates and this may destroy the rubber covers in no time and the rubber casings are mainly for avoiding chips, peeling, rusting and damage and to keep the units looking new longer for years to come. The bar weighs 22 pounds and can carry a maximum total weight of 400 pounds.
You will not get any clamps for locking the weights with this combo and you can get some very nice ones on Amazon.com during your purchase of this product. This combo set will be sent very well packaged and you will see a light oil on the bar to prevent rusting. The fact that the bar has chrome ends will help hide scratches because of loading and offloading plates constantly. There may be some new natural rubber smell when you first take them out of the box but it should disappear very soon if you air them out and depending on how sensitive you are to smells. The bar looks sleek and modern, is very high quality, heavy duty and sturdy, comfortable and easy to handle, has bearings and brass bushings that make it rotate easily and the price tag is very attractive. XMark has some outstanding value resistance training products, this combo is no different and you’re saving a bit of money by purchasing the bar and the weights in a combo set.