Premium Metal Plates by Troy Barbell

4.6/5 of 7 Reviews

By: Troy Barbell





What You Need to Know About Troy Premium Metal Plates

These high-grade machined plates with rich baked black enamel paint are made from ASTM Grade 20 cast iron and are designed to fit on all 2" bars and shafts. The deep dish rim design allows the user to handle the plates easily. These Olympic plates are machined on rims and center to maintain a 2% accuracy level, plus or minus.



Metal Plates vs Bumper Plates

It used to be that bumper plates were rare and more expensive than iron plates. Although nowadays bumpers are less expensive than they used to be, they are easier to find. Here are a few situations to compare.

  • Sound - bumpers are quieter when you're dropping the bar, which could be more of a concerned if you have a home gym and don't want to bother the family.
  • Fractional Plates - are easier to find in iron plates.
  • Plate Thickness - if you're lifting some serious weight (400+lbs), depending on your bar, it may not be able to hold that much weight in bumpers, so iron plates would be the better choice since they are thinner than bumper plates.


Package Contents and Specifications

1 - Pair(s) of Troy Premium Wide Flanged Plates

  • Weight: 2.5lb, 5lb, or 10lb Per Plate
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Origin: China


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