Hex Head Dumbbell (Pairs) (don't use any codes)
CAD $17.00 CAD $100.00
Virgin Rubber + Pressed on ends + Steel core
Virgin rubber dumbbells are considered better than other types of dumbbells for a few reasons:
Durability: Virgin rubber is stronger and more durable than recycled rubber, which is often used in cheaper dumbbells. This means that virgin rubber dumbbells are less likely to crack or wear down over time.
Odorless: Virgin rubber is less likely to produce the strong, unpleasant odor that is often associated with cheaper, recycled rubber dumbbells.
Aesthetics: Virgin rubber dumbbells typically have a cleaner, more professional appearance than cheaper alternatives.
In terms of the pressed-on ends vs. welded debate, there are pros and cons to each approach. Pressed-on ends involve attaching the weight plates to the dumbbell handle by pressing them onto the end of the handle and securing them with a collar. Welded ends involve welding the weight plates directly to the handle.
Pressed-on ends are generally considered to be more secure than welded ends, as they are less likely to come loose or detach during use.
A steel core is often considered to be better than cast iron for a dumbbell for a few reasons:
Strength and Durability: Steel is generally stronger and more durable than cast iron, which means that a steel core dumbbell is less likely to crack or break over time.
Consistency: Steel is more consistent in terms of its density and weight distribution than cast iron. This means that steel core dumbbells are less likely to have weight imbalances or inconsistencies between different dumbbells.
Corrosion Resistance: Steel is often more resistant to corrosion than cast iron. This means that steel core dumbbells are less likely to rust or deteriorate over time, even with regular use and exposure to moisture.
Maintenance: Steel core dumbbells may require less maintenance than cast iron dumbbells, as they are less prone to chipping, cracking, or other forms of damage that could compromise their integrity.
Overall, while cast iron dumbbells can be a more affordable option, a steel core dumbbell may be a better investment in the long run due to its superior strength, consistency, and durability.