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Weight plates… so many choices, so little time. Don’t worry though, choosing the right plate isn’t rocket science! Whether you’re looking for bumper plates, iron plates or specialty weight plates, we’ve got a style (and price) that you’ll love. Buy individual pairs of weight plates, or an entire set to outfit your gym and save even more!

Bumper Plates

Bumper Plates

All-Black Bumper Weight Plates

Bumper Weight Plates – Lb

These heavy-duty, low-smell commercial grade bumper plates have an all-black design. a thick steel bearing insert rings with a 3 anchor point system to prevent common bumper breakdowns. Ideal for home gyms and commercial facilities, and at an excellent price.

  • High-density virgin rubber for minimal bounce
  • Durable stainless center steel hub
  • +/- 1% of the claimed weight
Dead Bounce All Black Bumper Weight Plates
Crumb Bumper Weight Plate

Crumb Color Fleck

Bumper Weight Plates – Lb

These recycled rubber, commercial-grade bumper plates feature the same thick stainless steel insert ring to ensure long-lasting durability.

The crumb material absorbs a high amount of shock, which is ideal for lifters who don’t have a platform. With color flecks within the rubber itself, weight identification will be even easier.

  • Recycled rubber for serious shock absorption
  • Long-lasting center steel hub
  • Color-coded flecks for easier identification

Color Competition

Competition Bumpers – Kg

Our custom-designed competition bumper weight plates don’t just look amazing, they also meet IWF specs and outperform solid black bumpers in a few ways.

  • Minimal bounce to prevent excess damage to bar & plates
  • Aesthetically pleasing colors match competition specs
  • Guaranteed tolerance is +/- 0.1 – 0.05% of stated weight

Color Competition

Competition Bumpers – LB

Highly accurate Competition Bumper Weight Plates in LB and closely align to IWF specs, making them the perfect training plates for weightlifting.

  • Minimal bounce to prevent excess damage to bar & plates
  • Made of moulded, high density virgin rubber

  • Guaranteed tolerance is +/- 0.1 – 0.05% of stated weight

Colored Bumper Plates

Bumper Weight Plate

Commercial-grade colored bumper plates at a home gym price. Vibrantly colored with an ultra-durable design.

  • Vibrant colors that look great and add functionality
  • +/- 1% of the Claimed Weight For Accurate PR’s
  • Shock absorbing to save your floors and reduce noise
Coloured Bumper Plate
Dead Bounce Conflict Plates

Conflict Bumper Weight Plates

Bumper Weight Plates – Lb

These heavy duty, colored commercial grade lb bumper weight plates have a thick steel bearing insert rings with a 3 anchor point system to prevent common bumper breakdowns.  Our top of the line bumpers are ideal for home and commercial use, at an excellent price

  • Low Smell
  • Ultra-durable
  • Shock-absorbing

Urethane Bumper Plates

Bumper Weight Plates – Lb

Urethane Bumper Plates are accurate to 1% and closely align to IWF specs, making them the perfect ultra-durable plates for weightlifting.

  • All plates are 450mm in diameter as per IWF specs
  • Made of Urethane for awesome durability and unmatched toughness
  • Colored bumpers are not just aesthetically pleasing, they offer additional functionality
Urethane Bumper Plates

The Dead Bounce Bumper Weight Plates have a 100% virgin rubber construction, giving them the best rebound control out of all our Bells of Steel bumpers. They also feature thick steel bearing insert rings with a 3 anchor point system to avoid common bumper breakdowns.

Our middle-tier bumpers are the Conflict Bumper Weight Plates. These high-visibility plates have vibrant colors to provide instant weight identification. They have low-to-medium shock absorption for predictable control.

The Crumb Bumper Weight Plates are our most economical bumper. They’re made from 100% recycled rubber to minimize costs. While this does lessen the price tag, it also results in a bumper plate with significantly more bounce — and smell — than either Dead Bounce bumper. but have a thick stainless-steel hub with 3 anchor points to improve their lifespan.

The Mighty Grip Weight Plates are our most economical iron plate option. They are cast iron plates with a hammertone finish; a coating that prevents rust and helps to make the plate more aesthetically pleasing. They feature large, ergonomic holes that ease the process of loading and unloading plates on the bar and allow them to be used for a multitude of exercises like farmer’s carries, shrugs, and steering wheels.

The Machined Weight Plates are our middle-tier option. Equipped with the same hammertone finish, these plates have an extra-precise center hole to ensure a snug fit on your bar. Being slightly thinner, they allow for more plates to be loaded on your bar — putting them at a slightly higher price point.

Finally, our 0.5lb Fractional Weight Plate Set allows for better loading on your isolation exercises. Complete with 8 fractional plates weighing 0.5lbs each, you can choose to add 1-4 pounds to the barbell lift of your choice for easier PRs.

Still need more info? Then check out Bumper Plates vs Iron Plates | Complete Rundown and Choosing Weight Plates for Your Home Gym.

Iron Plates

Iron Plates

Fractional Weight Plates

0.5lb Fractional Plate (Set Of 8)

Iron Fractional Weight Plates – Lb

Fractional cast iron plates, with a guaranteed weight tolerance of +/- 1%. These fit standard 2” barbells and an entire set includes eight (8) fractional plates that weigh .5 lbs each (4 pounds total).

  • Load 1lb increments for easier PRs
  • Fit standard 2” barbells
  • Better micro-landing for less plateaus

Deep Dish Plates

Iron Weight Plates - Lb

Wind back the clock to lifting glory with these deep dish plates!
Covered in a gorgeous, semi-gloss black e-coat for ultra rust resistance with a precise 50.5mm center hole.

  • Old-School Iron Design

  • Excellent Rust Resistance

  • Guaranteed +/-1% Accuracy
Deep Dish Plates 100lb
Mighty Grip Olympic Weight Plates

Mighty Grip Olympic Weight Plates

Iron Weight Plates – Lb

The evolution in weight plates with an awesome design. Guaranteed +/- 3% weight tolerance and a 51mm hole diameter for less “slop” on your bar.

  • Ergonomic design for easier handling
  • Accurate to within 3% for precise PRs
  • Hammertone coat to minimize oxidation

Machined Iron Olympic Weight Plates

Iron Weight Plates – Lb

Precision machined plates with a guaranteed weight tolerance of +/- 1% for 45, 35, and 25 and +/- 3% for 10, 5, 2.5 and precision fit 50.5mm center hole.

  • Snug center hole for a tight fit
  • • 20% slimmer for more weights
  • Accurate to 0.9lbs for PRs you can trust
Machined Iron Weight Plates
E-coat mighty grip plate

E-Coat Mighty Iron Weight Plates

Iron Weight Plates

Mighty iron weight plates with a gorgeous, glossy black e-coat for ultra rust resistance and precise 50.5mm center hole.

  • Rust-Resistant E-Coat
  • Gorgeous Black Glossy Finish
  • Precise 50.5mm Center Hole

E-coat 0.5lb Fractional Plate (Set Of 8)

Iron Weight Plates

Fractional cast iron plates, with a guaranteed weight tolerance of +/- 1%. These fit standard 2” barbells and an entire set include eight (8) fractional plates that weigh .5 lbs each (4 pounds total).

  • Rust-Resistant E-Coat
  • Fits Olympic Barbell Sleeves
  • Load in 1lb Increments
e-coat machine-plate

E-Coat Machined Iron Weight Plates

Iron Weight Plates

Machined iron weight plates with a gorgeous, glossy black e-coat for ultra rust resistance and precise 50.5mm center hole.

  • Rust-Resistant E-Coat
  • Gorgeous Black Glossy Finish
  • Precise 50.5mm Center Hole

Calibrated Powerlifting Weight Plates (kg)

Iron Weight Plates

Competition-quality calibrated plates that are accurate to within +/- 10 grams of claimed weight, at an excellent price.  All sets include as many 25 kg’s as you choose, and one pair each of 20, 15, 10, 5, 2.5, 1.25, 0.5 and 0.25 kg plates.

  • Ultra-precise tolerance for professional lifters
  • Color-coded for instant identifying
  • Slim width for loading more weight

Calibrated Powerlifting Weight Plates (lb)

Iron Weight Plates

Competition-quality calibrated plates that are accurate to within +/- 10 grams of claimed weight, at an excellent price.  All sets include as many 55 lb’s as you choose, and one pair each of 45, 35, 25, 10, 5, 2.5, 1, 0.5, 0.25 lb plates.

  • Accurate to +/-10 Grams
  • Train Like You Compete
  • Thinner Width For Loading More Weight

Bumper plates are rubber coated, offering better protection to your equipment and flooring than traditional iron plates. This also makes them ideal for Olympic weightlifting, due to frequent drops from hip, shoulder and overhead positions.

Cast iron plates are more affordable due to their no-frills design. They’re also fairly thick, though the large handles make them easy to hold.

Bumper plates are rubber coated, offering better protection to your equipment and flooring than traditional iron plates. This also makes them ideal for Olympic weightlifting, due to frequent drops from hip, shoulder and overhead positions.

Machined iron plates have a precision-cut center hole to ensure a tight fit on your barbell. Also, they’re thinner and more accurate than traditional iron plates.

Both the Mighty Grip Cast Iron Plates and the Machined Iron Weight Plates are intended for powerlifting and general strength training. That said, neither of these plates are appropriate for the Olympic lifts — you’ll definitely want bumper plates for those.

Novices will be fine with cast iron plates. Intermediate and advanced lifters, powerlifters, and those who highly value precision will want to consider upgrading to more accurate weight plates.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average price for weight plates is $1.83/pound. Bumper plates are completely made out of rubber and cost $1.95/pound. Cast iron plates are the most affordable option as it only costs $1.42/pound on average. However, you’ll need good gym flooring to dampen the noise but also from banging.

There are generally three types of weight plates in the gym – standard plates, bumper plates, and iron plates. Bells of Steel offer two of these types which are the Olympic (bumper) plates and Iron (metal) plates. The reason for the variation stems from their roots in various sports. To learn more about our weight plate variations, check out our page specifically for Weight Plates.

A plate weighs between 1.25kg (2.75lbs) and 25kg (55lbs), with the most commonly referenced weight plate at the gym being 20kg (45lbs). On rare occasions, you may find plates as light as 500g (1.1lbs) used for micro loading.

Weight plates are expensive for a few reasons. They don’t really wear out. They might not look as good as they were new but as long as they’re not broken and are heavy, they’re good. Also, weight plates are heavy and require a lot of raw material production and because of their weight and size, the shipping, handling, and storage costs are high.

If you are a beginner a cast iron plate is good. It is versatile and can be used for pretty much anything – however, they are not as durable as the bumper plates and may break easily. You can perform any exercise or move with cast-iron plates. Check out our Bells Of Steel Mighty Grip Cast Iron Weight Plates and Machined Iron Weight Plates to learn more about these products.

The most obvious difference between Olympic weights and standard plates is hole size. Olympic plates have a 2-inch (50.6mm) center hole, while standard plates have a 1-inch (25.4mm) hole for the barbell to pass through. Olympic plates are slightly larger than standard plates of the same weight. They come in all kinds of thicknesses too.

You don’t need all sorts of expensive equipment to get started on weight training. You can start your strength or weight training journey using your own body weight and once you’re ready to invest in pieces of equipment – there are a variety of tools that can be used typically in the form of barbells, dumbbells, weight plates, kettlebells, medicine balls, sandbags, and even water-filled PVC pipes.

You don’t need all sorts of expensive equipment to get started on strength training. You can start your weight training journey using your own body weight and once you’re ready to invest in pieces of equipment – there are a variety of tools that can be used typically in the form of barbells, dumbbells, weight plates, kettlebells, medicine balls, sandbags, and even water-filled PVC pipes.

Bumper plates are only available in round shapes because these are often dropped. Another difference is that all weight sizes of bumper plates will have the same diameter, unlike iron weight plates, once again due to the dropping factor. Traditional plates sometimes come with built-in handles but bumper plates are always solid. Another very visible difference is colour. Bells of Steel bumper plates implement colour schemes based on the standards set by the IPF (International Powerlifting Federation).

Bumper plates are weight plates comprised of a steel core with a thick rubber protective coating. They are a standard diameter across all weights and are used in lifts (Olympic and CrossFit usually) where lifters are allowed to drop the weights from overhead without damaging the floor, plates, and bar. They are also quieter when dropped.

Now you know where to buy the best weight plates online – Bells of Steel! We offer free shipping in the lower 48 United States.

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