Rogue Olympic Plates
- Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
- Plate Type: Steel Plate
- Steel Type: Cast Iron
- Weight System: LB/Pounds
- Weight Increments: 1.25LB-100LB
- Weight Tolerance: +/-3%
- Diameter: Varies (127mm-445mm)
- Hole Size: 50.6mm
- Color: Black
- Made in: Import
- Warranty: N/A
Read below to get a detailed look at the Rogue Olympic Plates including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Rogue Olympic Plates
Rogue Olympic Plates are old school plates – nothing fancy, just standard iron. These plates are well-reviewed by many users, they have a decent weight tolerance, they're available up to 100LB, and they're thin to load heavy.
Rogue also sells Machined Olympic Plates if you want a more refined option.
Read more for details.
Features & Highlights
- Accuracy – Rogue Olympic Plates have a weight tolerance of +/-3%, which is common for standard plates but less accurate than the majority of other iron plates.
- Weight Offerings – These plates are sold in a variety of increments, all the way from 1.25LB to 100LB. They're sold in pairs – no sets available for these specific plates.
- Width – One of the best features of standard plates is that they have a very low profile, which means you can load a lot of weight on the bar. With the 45LB plate only being 1.3″, you can load ~1,100LB. Plate widths as follows:
- 1.25LB – 0.4″
- 2.5LB – 0.5″
- 5LB – 0.6″
- 10LB – 0.9″
- 25LB – 1.4″
- 35LB – 1.3″
- 45LB – 1.3″
- 100LB – 2″
- Diameter – Iron plates don't offer the same consistent diameter that you would find on bumper plates. The largest diameter (45LB and 100LB variants) of 445mm is slightly smaller than the standard 450mm diameter on most other plates as well. 5mm isn't going to make much of a difference to anyone, but it's something to keep in mind if you're training with specificity. Plate diameters as follows:
- 1.25LB – 127mm (5″)
- 2.5LB – 160 mm (6.3″)
- 5LB – 197mm (7.75″)
- 10LB – 226mm (8.9″)
- 25LB – 277mm (10.9″)
- 35LB – 356mm (14″)
- 45LB – 445mm (17.5″)
- 100LB – 445mm (17.5″)
- Hole Size – Rogue Olympic Plates have a hole diameter of ~50.6mm, which accommodates Olympic-sized bars without concern. They aren't as tight as a 50.4mm plate, but this is a fairly standard hole size for iron plates.
- Flange – Standard plates offer a single-side fairly deep raised edge that helps to carry/handle them. When lying flat, these won't be as hard to pick up as something like a calibrated plate.
- Aesthetics/Finish – There is absolutely nothing fancy about these Olympic plates from Rogue. They have a simple black powder coat with raised gray lettering. These plates will show battle scars, as they should.
- Durability – These are cast iron plates and overall durability is very good. As with any plate, durability will come down to frequency of use and how they're used. These plates should last years and withstand a lot of abuse.
What They're Saying at roguefitness.com
Rogue Olympic Plates receive very positive feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.8/5, here are some of the things people have said at roguefitness.com.
- “Very happy with my experience. Plates shipped in only a few days, over a holiday weekend. All plates were weighed to be within the listed tolerance, 3 of the 4 were actually bang on 45 lb. Great products at a reasonable price.”
- “Great everyday plates. They are nice and thin and they give off an old school gym vibe.”
- “Classic, uniform steel plates. Love the way they look, feel, and sound. My home gym is more complete with them. Wish they were more available.”
- “Easy fit. Easy to use. Everlasting. Enjoyable. Everything I was looking for.”
- “Bought a set of 45lb and 35lb plates from Rogue, quick shipping, high quality plates that have held up very well. Fit well on my rogue echo bar, will be ordering more plates when the time comes!”
- “The finish on these plates is also average at best. It's susceptible to scratches and chips, and there are bumps where they aren't molded evenly. On a few of the plates, the chrome lettering bleeds off the letters and onto the plate itself.”
Garage Gym Lab Review
Garage Gym Lab has not yet reviewed these plates.
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