Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand

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The Gold's Gym Switch Plate 100-lb Dumbbells & Stand allow you to decide the nature of your workout. A knob lets you choose between 10 to 50-lb of weight on each dumbbell for a maximum weight of 100-lb. Comfortable hand grips make the weights easy to hold onto. A convenient stand keeps the dumbbells within reach and holds unused weights in order.

Features

  • Equivalent to several pairs of dumbbells
  • Knob allows you to set desired weight
  • 10 to 50-lb of weight on each dumbbell for a maximum weight of 100-lb
  • Convenient stand keeps dumbbells within reach and holds unused weights in order
  • Comfortable hand grips that are easy to hold onto

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Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand
 
3.3

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate weight (26)
  • Compact (25)
  • Good grip (24)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (10)
  • Inaccurate weight (3)

Best Uses

  • General fitness (29)
  • Body building (18)
  • Sports training (17)
  • Weight loss (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gym rat (12), Enthusiast (8), Competitive athlete (5), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

"Awesome but needs some Love"

When i first got this home and opened up everything went together smooth and set it all up and placed the weight onto the rack that was provided. The right side was working great and...Read complete review

When i first got this home and opened up everything went together smooth and set it all up and placed the weight onto the rack that was provided. The right side was working great and nothing sticking like every other review was saying then i went to the left dumbbell. This was the part that i thought "YOU HAVE GOT TO BE JOKING" nothing seemed to want to work right i had to take the weight down to the min 10lbs and remove the bar, second i had to take every single weight off and then carefully place it back onto the dumbbell. Once i did this i placed it back onto the rack and juck slowly slid the weight back down and begin to remove the weight up going from 10-50 and pulled each weight out just to make sure it was going to work. After this everything seemed to go smooth but the first was a scare i thought i just spend [$]plus the 2 year warranty and i'm going to have to take it back but now its great. Yes, it does get stuck from time to time but everything is awesome now, working great occassionaly does stick but nothing bad and yes watch your feet cause if your not pulling perfectly out i mean straight out then theres a chance some of the weight will get caught and then well needless to say your foot will be sore. Overall i love them def worth the price seeing if you tried to peace together regular sets from 10-50 add all that up and see how much you pay. I would recommend the dumbbells to anyone needing to save space and has some patience.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Save your money and buy something else

I use these for P90X and P90X+ (so far). I've been using them for 5 months and I absolutely hate them. The pin you raise and then slide to select weights sticks frequently...Read complete review

I use these for P90X and P90X+ (so far). I've been using them for 5 months and I absolutely hate them. The pin you raise and then slide to select weights sticks frequently if the weight plates are not PERFECTLY aligned. Which is fine, until you pick the dumbbells up, use them, and put them back in place - which moves the plates ever so slightly. Do this a few times and you're have to readjust all the plates again if you want them to work properly/easily.
Also, as others have said, the weight plates fit into the base in a fashion similar to dishes in a dishwasher. There is a slight bit of room for them to lean forward or backward. When they do, it makes it almost impossible to CONVENIENTLY and SAFELY lift the dumbbells out of the base.
Finally, I've had a few cases where I lower the weight to do a new exercise and one plate will get picked up with the dumbbells that should have been left in the base without me noticing (I usually notice when it happens, and it doesn't happen often - but it does happen). Then, as I'm doing my exercises (curls, presses, etc.), that one plate (2.5 lbs of steel) will come flying out of the dumbbells and land wherever my momentum from the exercise has sent it. ie, towards my face, my feet, the wall, the mirror, my dog, etc.. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS to have a 2.5 lb steel plate flying around your house.
It would have been worth it to spend double the money on the other popular brand of selectable weight dumbbells - and I would have had I known they were going to be THIS much trouble. I've contemplated selling them, but I can't in good conscience sell these to anyone knowing how poorly they're designed and how poorly they function. My workouts take an extra 5 or so minutes every day because of how inefficient these weights are (time to select the weight, get the dumbbells out, then rewind the DVD so I can match up with the exercises.
If you ONLY have the money for these and you need some weights, buy them - just know you could be in for MAJOR irritation as well as some possible physical harm. But if you have the money to buy something better but are looking to save some cash, pass on them and drop the extra $$ on the other well known brand.

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4.0

I would buy product again

By Rovi

from Golden, CO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Customizable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand:

      The product is great.

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      1.0

      Didn't survive shipping

      By chewy

      from Minneapolis, MN

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ends Are Light Plastic
        • Flimsy
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand:

          Didn't survive shipping. The ends are made of light plastic and all 4 were broken out of the box. I'm not sure they would have survived normal use.

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          4.0

          Dumbbell and Stand

          By Dan

          from Los Lunas, New Mexico

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Weight
          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Poor Grips

          Best Uses

          • Body Building
          • General Fitness
          • Weight Loss

          Comments about Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand:

          Still adjusting with the weight set. At this time I really like the dumbbell set. I just want to see how durable they are.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          I don't recommend them

          By P90X Nick

          from Waukesha, WI

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Weights All On One Stand

          Cons

          • Adjuster
          • Bulky
          • Plates

          Best Uses

          • General Fitness

          Comments about Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand:

          They worked great for the first 3-4 months, but I was doing P90X with them and the adjusters wouldn't move cleanly to a different weight. Also, I had trouble getting the weights to slide back in with the plates on the stand. They wouldn't go down all the way and when I would choose a weight it wouldn't lift up that ammount of weight. Ex: I would put it on 30LBs and it would lift up the correct ammount on the one side of plates, however it would lift up the 35LBS plate with it too.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Golds Gym Dumbbells Good And Bad

          By Matt

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy to use
          • Good Grip

          Cons

          • Adjustment Pin Issues
          • Weights Stick in Tray
          • Weight Tray Issues

          Best Uses

          • Body Building
          • General Fitness
          • Sports Training

          Comments about Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand:

          When first looking into adjustable weights I was trying to decide between these and the Bowflex Selecttech 552 dumbbells. I paid [$] for the weights and stand so I figured there couldn't be too big of a difference since the Bowflex ones were $350 w/o the stand. Immediately after opening these I ran into the adjustment pin issue...I put some oil on both pins and slid them up then down and it seemed to help. Second, major issue I'm running into now is the CHEAP weight trays...their plastic! The little fins have been breaking off one by one and they are a pain to glue(gorilla glue) them back into position. Granted I've done about 4-5 rounds of P90X with these and they do work great but the fast paced workouts that I do sometimes give me some issues with these. The thing that is great is the adjustability of these. The fact that you can incrementally go up to 50 lbs by 2.5 lb increments is awesome. The Bowflex ones are fine adjustable until like 30 lbs then they go up in 5lb increments. These I'm able to push myself without losing my form. In hindsight I still would have purchased the selecttech dumbbells simply because the tray issue and how delecate you have to be when removing the dumbbells and putting them back in.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Takes some effort to get to work right

          By TS

          from NJ

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Good Grip

          Cons

          • Manufacturing variances

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand:

          These weights are almost perfect if you have limited space and budget. The bad part is due to loose manufacturing tolerances they don't always work well out of the box. When I put mine together the pin wouldn't move to all the plates and would frequently get stuck, and plates would stick together and drop on the floor if I wasn't paying attention. The good news is that, at least in my case, all these issues were fairly easily resolved with a little patience and effort and my set has continued to work well for years.

          Due to variations in the individual plates the pin might not move smoothly from plate to plate or maybe not even move at all. You just need to take some time to play with the order of the plates and you should find a combination where the pin will slide with little effort (unless your set is actually defective I guess). I labeled each of the plates so if they ever get mixed up I don't have to go through this again. To keep the plates from sticking together I rubbed a little vaseline on both sides of each plate and that did the trick. I'm still careful when I use the weights though just to make sure none are stuck, which is a minor nuisance.

          Now, would I prefer to not have had to go through the preliminary effort to get these to work right? Sure. But these weights have been so great to use and have paid such great dividends ever since I don't even care, and I'd buy them again in a heartbeat. I looked at the Bowflex dumbbells, but at the time they were considerably more expensive and quite a bit bulkier to the point where it would interfere with my workout -- that was the dealbreaker.

          A few notes about using these: Although they're pretty solidly made I wouldn't recommend these if you drop your weights as I could see the mechanism eventually getting damaged. Also, you need to lift the weights straight out of the stand or the plates will stick to the stand preventing you from pulling it out of the stand. A couple plates do still occasionally stick together for whatever reason, so you should check the weights every time you pull them out of the stand -- not very difficult to do -- just to make sure since a plate will drop on the floor or your foot if this happens. Other than that, these weights are pretty straightforward and easy to use.

          I'll also mention the grips on the dumbbells are great. They're a little thicker in the middle with a rubber insert, and even though I have relatively small hands they are very comfortable and secure to the point where I do not need to wear gloves and don't even develop much by way of calluses. Other than manufacturing variations there's not much I'd change about these dumbbells, and they continue to work very well after five years of pretty heavy use. If you've got limited space/budget or just don't want huge racks of dumbbells in your home and don't mind fiddling with them a bit in the beginning I highly recommend these. I'll never waste time/money on a gym membership ever again.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Poor Quality

          By Dr

          from Mequon, WI

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Accurate Weight
          • Compact Design
          • Good Grip

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand:

              You have to get lucky to get a good set. I was lucky on one of the dumbbels and unlucky on the other one. Can't keep the plates perfectly aligned. The slider is almost impossible to move. And the last plate that is supposed to stay in the tray often comes out. Falls off at random. Very dangerous.

              Spend more money for adjustable dumbbells that are easier and safer to use.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Worth the price

              By Bryan

              from Long Branch, NJ

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Simple to use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Body Building
                • General Fitness

                Comments about Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand:

                Bought these to as a compact dumbbell system to go along with my Golds Gym workout system.

                The stand took me 1/2 hour to put together with no fuss. Dumbbells are easy to work and great to use of those trying to get a good 1/2 to 1 hour workout with multiple weights.

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                1.0

                Virtually non-existent customer service

                By Olav the Idaho Swede

                from Rigby Idaho

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Parts not available
                  • R

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand:

                    We've used the dumbbells extensively. When a pig-iron spacer broke, the retail outlet was useless and we were astounded to learn from the manufacturer that we cannot buy a replacement, rather we must buy a complete new dumbbell for $220. Unbelievable: the spacer can't be worth more than $5-$10. We have enjoyed the unit until now, but aren't inclined to buy anything else from this manufacturer.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    No problems

                    By Boostr

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Weight
                    • Compact Design
                    • Good Grip

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Fitness
                      • Weight Loss

                      Comments about Gold's Gym Adjustable Dumbbell & Stand:

                      Its perfect for what I need it for. Dont have alot of space for gym equipment so this is just right. Dont even notice them in the room. Good quality, selector moves pretty smoothly, easy to select weight. Just add a little WD40 2 slides and you wont have problems.

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