Fringe Sport Color Competition Plates – LB
- Manufacturer: Fringe Sport
- Plate Type: Rubber Competition Bumper Plate
- Insert Type: Zinc Steel Disc
- Weight System: LB/Pounds
- Weight Increments: 25LB-55LB
- Durometer Rating/Bounce: 90/Low Bounce
- Weight Tolerance: +/- 10 Grams
- Diameter: 450mm
- Hole Size: 50.4mm
- Color: Color
- Made in: Import
- Warranty: 5 Years
Read below to get a detailed look at the Fringe Sport Color Competition Plates (LB) including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Fringe Sport Color Competition LB Plates
Fringe Sport Color Competition LB Plates are beautiful-looking bumpers with great durability and a very tight weight tolerance. I own these plates personally, and they have treated me very nicely.
These plates are ideal for any lifting style… Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, general-purpose, CrossFit, etc…
This is the LB variant – you can find the KG Color Competition Plates here.
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Features & Highlights
- Dead Bounce – These plates have a durometer rating of 90, which is going to create a very minimal bounce. There are plates with higher durometer ratings, like the Rogue Competition Plates (94) and the REP Competition Plates (92), but a rating of 90 is nothing to snuff at. You can rest assured you won't be chasing the bar across the gym.
- Zinc-Plated Steel Disc – The LB Color Competition Plates from Fringe use a zinc-plated steel disc, which doesn't look as nice as chrome, in my opinion, but which functions very well. The hubs have some texture to them, so they don't create the same reflective qualities as chrome, but they also don't show fingerprints, etc… The hole opening measures 50.4mm, which is consistent with competition-style plates and which will accommodate Olympic-sized bars nicely. The hubs are secured with five bolts on one side.
- Raised Flanges– The outer edges of the plates are raised to help when picking the plates up from a flat position or otherwise carrying them. There is also a raised flange around the center disc to prevent metal-on-metal contact and to extend the life of the plates.
- Weight Offerings – Fringe Color LB Comp Plates can be purchased from 25LB up to 55LB and they're sold in pairs. They're also available in sets ranging from 210LB up to 320LB, which is standard for this style of plate. All pairs and sets ship for free.
- Plate Width – One of the biggest benefits of the competition plates is that they are narrower, which allows you to load more weight on the bar compared to more traditional bumpers. Plate widths are as follows:
- 25LB – 1.25″
- 35LB – 1.70″
- 45LB – 2.15″
- 55LB – 2.55″
- Durability – These plates are extremely durable, whether in a commercial setting or in a home gym. They are built to sustain thousands and thousands of drops, and they also come with a strong warranty (more below).
- Weight Tolerance – The Fringe LB Color Competition Plates have a very accurate weight tolerance of +/- 10 grams, which is among the tightest tolerances in the industry.
- Aesthetics – These are beautiful plates. The colors are vibrant, the lettering is clean, and they're generally just eye-catching.
- Warranty – Fringe Sport offers a solid warranty on these plates: 1-year full satisfaction guaranteed and 5 years against manufacturer defects.
What They're Saying at fringesport.com
Fringe Sport Color Competition LB Plates receive very positive, but limited feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.8/5, here are some of the things people have said at fringesport.com.
- “These are outstanding quality, a great value for money, and I would purchase them again in a heartbeat. IMO the quality exceeds what you would get from Rogue at the same price point, and I can’t say enough how impressed I am with the quality for the money. You definitely will not be disappointed if you purchase these bumpers, and the quality of service from Fringe cannot be overstated – they’re outstanding!”
- “These plates are fantastic and ready to use out of the box. That may sound weird but I received bumpers from another brand covered in an oily green film. My bumpers are all spot on in weight and I love the thinner profile to fit more weights on the bar. I love these plates and now plan on fully converting to Fringe Sport from my garage gym weights overtime.”
- “overall I am happy with the plates. A good cleaning to take off the protective coating and I was in business. Very little bounce on my platform. Nice tight fit on the bar. Not much else to say. Great value.”
- “These plates and everything I hoped for. They’re tough and perform well and had a great cost. Thanks Fringe.”
- “High quality bumpers, and great customer service. Highly recommended!”
- None noted
Garage Gym Lab Review
Garage Gym Lab has reviewed these plates. You can read the full review here or you can view the synopsis below.
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