Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells

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The Bowflex® SelectTech™ Dumbbells features a unique weight system that lets you adjust each dumbbell from 5-lbs to 52.5-lbs quickly, easily and safely. Simply rotate the dial to the weight you want, and SelectTech™ tumblers automatically fasten to the weight you want to lift. Bowflex® has condensed 30 separate barbells down to just 2, saving you both space and money.

Features

  • Bowflex® SelectTech™ Dumbbells
  • Easy weight-replacement mechanism
  • Aluminum alloy and polymeric safety tabs
  • Prevents plates from being put back improperly
  • Rotate and SelectTech™ tumblers automatically fasten to the weight you want to lift
  • Dimensions of each L: 15.75-in; W 8-in; H 9-in
  • 30 exercises with over 80 variations
  • Adjusts in 2.5-lb increments
  • Replaces 15 sets of weights

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Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (37)
  • Accurate weight (31)
  • Compact (27)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (13)
  • Poor grips (3)

Best Uses

  • General fitness (35)
  • Sports training (29)
  • Body building (27)
  • Weight loss (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gym rat (11), Enthusiast (10), Casual/ recreational (9), Frequent exerciser (5), Competitive athlete (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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I have used these for about two years now and I disagree with the Gold's dumbbells being better. I find them difficult to adjust even when the plates are lined up properly and they...Read complete review

I have used these for about two years now and I disagree with the Gold's dumbbells being better. I find them difficult to adjust even when the plates are lined up properly and they are not as easy to line up in the first place. The Bowflex dumbbell plates on the other hand drop in to their slots easily and align on their own thanks to their nylon coating that makes them slide easily. When replacing the dumbbells on the rack, they drop in place and line up on their own. Even if the dumbbell is rotated from its proper position, it will rotate back and drop into the slot when you let go. I have had no problems with the plastic coating breaking and I do no baby them - but I don't drop them on the floor either. The Gold's are not a bad set, but the Bowflex are better made and easier to adjust.

On the negative side, yes, they can be bulky on the lower weights since the bar doesn't change regardless of how much weight is on it. I consider this a fair trade off since you are getting a full range of dumbbells from 5 - 52.5 pounds in one package. Some don't like that you have to re-rack them to change the weight, but if you have a full set of individual dumbbells, you have to do that anyway. And the locking mechanisms is a safety feature to make sure the plates don't come off while you are using them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

cool but cheap plastic, hard to adjust

the cool thing about these is you don't need a whole weight rack.i was reluctant to get these because the stores i seen them at both had broken sets.the plastic must break pretty easy.i had...Read complete review

the cool thing about these is you don't need a whole weight rack.i was reluctant to get these because the stores i seen them at both had broken sets.the plastic must break pretty easy.i had a hard time adjusting the weight because everything must sit perfect and becomes pain.i returned these and got some of the much better golds gym adjustable dumbbels.the golds are made from steel and adjust a lot better then these.the one thing with the golds or these is you have to make sure to put them in holder straight and take them out straight too.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

7 years and still working great!

By Ryanide

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy Weight Selection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body Building
    • General Fitness
    • Sports Training
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells:

    I've used these weights for over 7 years and they have held up great. Yes, they are made of plastic parts, so if you are one of those gym guys that likes to drop the weights or throw them around at the end of your sets, these are not for you. But, if you are looking for a compact set of full weights for your home gym, these are perfect. Definitely get the stand, you need it.

    Perfect for those doing P90X or any other BeachBody workouts at home. These are the best piece of equipment in my home gym and the first thing I would recommend for those starting at home.

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    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Treat them nice

    By Crabby

    from River Vale, NJ

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Accurate Weight
    • Good Grip

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body Building
      • General Fitness

      Comments about Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells:

      I've had my dumbells for at least six years without issue. If you treat them well they will last forever. Ordering the 1090s for Christmas, hope the work out just as well.

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      • No

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      plastic parts cheap and broke

      By cmk

      from newark de

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Accurate Weight
      • Good idea for wts togther

      Cons

      • Cheap plastic parts

      Best Uses

      • General Fitness

      Comments about Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells:

      i liked having the weights adjustable so it all together, but it also the part that broke. The plastic part that holds the weight plate on broke off so the weight now is entirely useless b/c can't hold the weights on it. shame b/c they worked nicely for a while. also the plates all have to fit in exactly the correct way for the adjustable wt. selector to hold on. plus hard to slide the dial too. Wish I could figure out how to replace the part since it only the handle with plastic thing that is cracked.

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      • Yes

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bowflex-Demolition Time

      By GoldenBoyJRB

      from Brooklyn,NY

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Pros

      • Accurate Weight
      • Compact Design
      • Good Grip
      • Very convenient

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Body Building

        Comments about Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells:

        This Bowflex dumbbells product is amazing. so far no complaint. i have been using it for about 4 months already. to be honest, guys, whatever you buy you have to take care of it. they are not indestructible, but if you take care of them, meaning that you would not drop them on the floor after each set you do, they look like they can last very long. also, you can perform a variety of exercises by following the DVD it comes with. For the most part, it is very convenient because it saves a lot of room in the house. one thing that i consider may go against it is that they are kind of expensive-- at the beginning i thought that at this price they would at least come with a stand , but they didnt. Other than this, i have no problem. i have mine, now is your turn...

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        • No

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        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        In response to "most liked negative"

        By TruculentMax

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Good Grip

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Body Building
        • General Fitness
        • Sports Training

        Comments about Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells:

        I have used these for about two years now and I disagree with the Gold's dumbbells being better. I find them difficult to adjust even when the plates are lined up properly and they are not as easy to line up in the first place. The Bowflex dumbbell plates on the other hand drop in to their slots easily and align on their own thanks to their nylon coating that makes them slide easily. When replacing the dumbbells on the rack, they drop in place and line up on their own. Even if the dumbbell is rotated from its proper position, it will rotate back and drop into the slot when you let go. I have had no problems with the plastic coating breaking and I do no baby them - but I don't drop them on the floor either. The Gold's are not a bad set, but the Bowflex are better made and easier to adjust.

        On the negative side, yes, they can be bulky on the lower weights since the bar doesn't change regardless of how much weight is on it. I consider this a fair trade off since you are getting a full range of dumbbells from 5 - 52.5 pounds in one package. Some don't like that you have to re-rack them to change the weight, but if you have a full set of individual dumbbells, you have to do that anyway. And the locking mechanisms is a safety feature to make sure the plates don't come off while you are using them.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Good

        By Bru Medishetty

        from Marietta, PA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Weight
        • Easy to switch weights
        • Good Grip

        Cons

        • Not found any yet

        Best Uses

        • Body Building
        • General Fitness
        • Sports Training

        Comments about Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells:

        I just like these Dumbbells. They save me a ton of space. Now I do not have to waste a lot of time by adding weights to my sets....

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        • No

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great set for home

        By Djqx1

        from Hesperia CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Good Grip

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Body Building
          • General Fitness
          • Sports Training
          • Weight Loss

          Comments about Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells:

          Very good for home use. I wouldn't throw it around or drop it on the floor because it is going to break. Very good set if you take care of it. Im very happy with mine.

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          • No

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect

          By tjmtile

          from NY,NY

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Good Grip

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Fitness
            • Sports Training
            • Weight Loss

            Comments about Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells:

            Fits perfect in the space that I have leaving room for other equipment. Bought it on sale and it came with a bench. I WOULD recommend it .I may have to get the 1090 model so if you think your gonna need heavier than 55 lbs you might want to get that instead.

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            • No

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Space-Saver, Brilliant

            By Fudz

            from Miami, Florida

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Grip
            • Space-Saver

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Body Building
              • General Fitness

              Comments about Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells:

              I use this product 3-4 times per week for biceps, triceps, shoulders, and chest exercises. They also help to weigh down your feet when you're doing sit-ups. The best thing about this product is the space and money you save by not having to buy a full set of standard dumbbells. Yes, they only go up to 52.5 pounds, but excluding chest training, that's all you really need. Even though I was knowledgeable before, the DVD that comes with the dumbbells is extremely helpful. The biggest negative with these dumbbells, however, is that you can't drop them like standard dumbbells. But realistically, you're not going to need to suddenly drop anything less than 50 pounds.

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              • No

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              (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              cool but cheap plastic, hard to adjust

              By fred

              from pueblo co

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • No need for a whole rack

              Cons

              • Hard to adjust
              • Poor Grips

              Best Uses

              • Body Building
              • General Fitness
              • Sports Training
              • Weight Loss

              Comments about Bowflex 5lbs-52lbs SelectTech Dumbells:

              the cool thing about these is you don't need a whole weight rack.i was reluctant to get these because the stores i seen them at both had broken sets.the plastic must break pretty easy.i had a hard time adjusting the weight because everything must sit perfect and becomes pain.i returned these and got some of the much better golds gym adjustable dumbbels.the golds are made from steel and adjust a lot better then these.the one thing with the golds or these is you have to make sure to put them in holder straight and take them out straight too.

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              • No

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