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These Milspec bumper plates are designed to the exacting tolerances and high durability requirements of the US Army. These bumper plates are used every day by soldiers training for and completing the ACFT- the Army Combat Fitness Test.
Are you training to be an elite soldier- or just training for the fitness level of an elite soldier? These milspec bumper plates are there for you!
Fringe Sport black bumper plates are manufactured to go toe to toe with any bumper plate on the market. They are constructed with virgin rubber, formulated specifically for its durability, density and low bounce. Most importantly, they go through the most customer-focused manufacturing, quality control, and shipping process in the industry so you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality plates and we are taking the utmost care to ensure they arrive to you in pristine condition!
2 - Black Bumper Plates (1 Pair) of each size in the designations stated for each set of plates.
10-55 pounds each
+/- 1% of declared weight
15 - 55 pound plates: 450mm (~17.7 inches) width, 10 pound plate: 445m (17.5 inches)
Bumper Plate Widths
55's - 3.2", 45's - 2.9", 35's - 2.35", 25's - 1.87", 15's - 1.2", 10's - 1.05"
10's and 15's are 90 sHA; the 25, 35, 45 and 55 pound bumpers are 85 sHA.
Virgin rubber, stainless steel insert
1 Year Warranty on 25's, 35's, 45's and 55's; 90 days on the 10's and 15's
What's The Difference Between Milspec And Standard Black Plates?
55's are 3.2", 45's are 2.9'', 35's are 2.35'', 25's are 1.87'' 15's are 1.2'', and the 10's are 1.05''
The 10 and 15-pound bumper plates are 90; the 25, 35, 45 and 55-pound bumpers are 85
Durometer is a measure of the hardness of a material. It ranges from 0-100, and the higher the rating the harder the material, and the higher the material's resistance to indentation. Anything above 65 is acceptable for bumper plates. Our plates are considered to be excellent.
In general, the lighter bumper plates have a higher durometer reading because they need to be more rigid to withstand the stress of being dropped. Heavier plates have more surface area to distribute the stress, so they do not need to be as hard.
Most Fringe Sport bumper plates are the IWF standard 450mm (~17.7") width in diameter, with a +/-1.5mm variance.
The ten-pound Fringe Sport bumpers are 445mm (17.5") in diameter.
The ten-pound bumper plates are purposefully 5mm narrower than the other bumper plates so that when you have 10's loaded on the bar, plus other bumpers, the 10-pound plates impact the ground a split second later than the other bumpers. Since the 10-pound plates have the least surface area and are thus the weakest bumpers, this saves stress on your 10 pounders!
Sometimes the bumpers smell due to the way that they are made. It isn't permanent. The best remedy is to let them air out in the sun for about 5 days.
The bumpers are greased as a part of the manufacturing process. Sometimes the factory doesn't clean the plates well enough. Here's what we do to de-grease these bad boys:
We wash the bumpers about 3 times, with paper towels, soap, and water. If that doesn't work, then we use a de-greaser spray that can be purchased at a local home improvement store.
Drop away. We are confident that our 10-pound bumper plates can handle the abuse, and they are backed by our fully comprehensive warranty for 1 year just in case.
Some of our plates go through random spot checks by different quality assurance teams. The star simply means your plate passed inspection. There are no differences in quality between plates with or without stars!
While these plates are designed in Austin, they are crafted in China.
Bumper Plates are a necessity for any garage gym, and there are plenty of reasons why.
A bumper plate is a weight plate for Olympic bars that is made almost entirely of rubber (with a steel or brass collar in the middle that accepts an Olympic bar).
The "end state" of the Olympic lifts is overhead or at the shoulder. Many lifters drop the weights from overhead. Since bumper plates are almost entirely rubber, being dumped from the shoulder or overhead will not damage the weights, bar, floor, bystanders, the lifter, etc...
Bumper plates are also great for garage gym use- the rubber construction is much quieter than traditional metal construction.
Clean and Jerk
And even more!
"I've now purchased 55, 45, 35, 25, & 10lb pairs from Fringe. I'm super pleased with every purchase. Delivery is always quicker than I expect & packaged well. The plates feel great in your hand, match well, and are plenty durable. 10lb plates are always super thin, but these feel solid. Love working with Fringe!"
- Kevin B.
Not all bumpers are created equal. Here's why your next bumper plates should be Fringe Sport bumpers: