Titan Cast Iron Olympic Plates
- Manufacturer: Titan Fitness
- Plate Type: Steel Plate
- Steel Type: Cast Iron
- Weight System: LB/Pounds
- Weight Increments: 2.5LB-45LB
- Weight Tolerance: +/-2%
- Diameter: Varies (162mm-448mm)
- Hole Size: 50.5mm
- Color: Silver
- Made in: Import
- Warranty: N/A
Read below to get a detailed look at the Titan Cast Iron Olympic Plates including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Titan Cast Iron Olympic Plates
Titan Cast Iron Olympic Plates are basic steel plates with a no-frills spec profile, a silver hammertone finish, and good overall user feedback.
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Features & Highlights
- Accuracy – Titan Cast Iron Olympic Plates have a weight tolerance of +/-2%, which is common for standard plates. Some users have reported weights outside of this tolerance, however.
- Weight Offerings – These plates are sold individually from 2.5LB to 45LB. They’re also sold in a 245LB set. All plates ship for free.
- Width – With standard plates, you get a thinner width than some other plates, which allows you to load a lot of weight. On plates 25LB and up, the width is consistent with other offerings. On 10LB and below, they are slightly thicker, but likely not enough to make a difference. You can load over 900LB on the bar with these. Plate widths as follows:
- 2.5LB – 0.59″
- 5LB – 0.83″
- 10LB – 1.14″
- 25LB – 1.5″
- 35LB – 1.5″
- 45LB – 1.5″
- Diameter – Iron plates don’t offer the same consistent diameter that you would find on bumper plates. Titan Cast Iron Olympic Plates have a slightly smaller diameter on the 45LB plate of 448mm vs. a standard diameter of 450mm, but this is fairly common for similar-style iron plates. Plate diameters as follows:
- 2.5LB – 162 mm (6.38″)
- 5LB – 178mm (7″)
- 10LB – 228mm (8.98″)
- 25LB – 300mm (11.8″)
- 35LB – 360mm (14.17″)
- 45LB – 448mm (17.64″)
- Hole Size – These plates have a hole diameter of 50.5mm, which accommodates Olympic-sized bars nicely. One of the biggest complaints about these plates from some users is that the collar opening may have some sharp pieces of iron, which can make it difficult to slide plates and/or may cause damage to the barbell sleeve.
- 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 – These are very basic-looking plates. Instead of a common black powder coat, these include a silver hammertone finish. The raised lettering in black offers a nice contrast.
- 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 titan.fitness
Titan Cast Iron Olympic Plates receive fair-to-good feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.7/5, here are some of the things people have said at titan.fitness.
- “these are decent plates…the price has increase a bit in the last few months but that’s the economy more than anything else…still for the money very solid choice…I decided to put together my steel plates by the pars rather than waiting on the set…worked out well…these fit, are accurate and are holding up well…the finish is ok…I would recommend, in fact I have 4 pairs and on the way…and will get another set soon.”
- “I like these plates a lot! They are pretty nice looking and the best you can get anywhere at this price. Keep in mind most cast iron plates are made in China so the Rogue casts are probably made in the same factory as these. My only complaint if they are not the same diameter as my other brands of 45s. They are a tad smaller and the edges are not flushed smooth. Has a little excess bumps in some spots. I’d still buy these again though. Highly recommend.”
- “Great quality and finish. I am happy with the purchase.”
- “Both plates weighed in at 45.4 pounds. For not being calibrated plates, I was super pleased that they were identical and on the heavier side rather than being under. Sized perfectly – just a tad smaller than a pair of bumper plates and fit onto the bar sleeve well.”
- “As the title implies, these are solid, well made, cast iron weight plates. Bold lettering paired with a sleek grey finish makes these essential for any gym. I bought these for my garage gym and they are perfect. I’m not taking the time to weigh them for accuracy. For the price you cant find a better option. Buy these plates. Get in the gym. Put the work in and make changes. That’s it, bottom line. Great item from Titan Fitness.”
- “Cheaper than other brands, but also worst QA. Tons of paint drips making it hard for weights to be flush or insert onto bar. I might just sand it smooth and respray.
bad casting, found holes and chips all over.”
- “Absolutely love the plates. I do however have a few issues. First the coating is very inconsistent and doesn’t match. Also the holes that the bar slides in is extremely sharp. I just got a fully stainless bar (600$ bar) and these plates chewed up my expensive barbell. I’m gonna try to put silicone or RTV in the holes to prevent these plates from destroying my bar. But know that going in. Good and accurate but will eat up your bar.”
Garage Gym Lab Review
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