So, we’ve done a review of the The Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbell set a little while ago. This was on the cheaper end of things, but a good still a great piece of equipment. Today we’ll look at something a little more expensive and see if it’s worth the hype. I introduce to you, the Ironmaster 75 lb Quick-Lock Adjustable Dumbbell System. I myself have not tried it, but I have researched all the forums and user comments, complaints and suggestions to give you a review of all the reviews…a meta review of sorts. Here is what I’ve found:
Cheapest Price $ 649.00
Guarantee 30 day money back guarantee. Lifetime guarantee on parts and repairs
Specs The dimensions for the dumbbell are 6.5″ x 6.5″ x 14.5″ at the 75lb size. The dumbbell can be adjusted from 5-75 lbs with four locking screws, 24 each, 5 lb plates and 4 each, 2.5 lb plates and dumbbell stand. Handles weigh 5 lbs empty and each locking screw weighs 2.5 lbs so the starting weight is 10 lbs.
Features Heavy Duty, if you drop them, no need to worry about breaking them since there are no plastic or fragile parts. They’re made for serious lifters. There is also an add-on kit available to go up to 120 lbs each dumbbell.
The Good You can quickly adjust each dumbbell from 5-75 lbs with the quick lock design in less than 15 seconds according to the manufacturer. The set comes with a free stand. Simply turn the dial till it clicks and select your weight. Because of the locking screws, there is no rattling or vibration, which can be pretty annoying. Reviews are very positive with an average of about 4.6 stars out of 5 on amazon. Customers are mostly happy with this dumbbell set.
The not so good Well, what have people been complaining about? It does take a little longer to change the weight compared to other quick adjust dumbbell sets. This can be troublesome if doing a crossfit type workout that requires quick switching of weights. The weights are actually closer to 70 lbs than 75 lbs, so you’re getting a little less than what was advertised. There is a dedicated storage space (stand), that is about 26.5″ tall x 19″ wide x 14″, which is not necessarily a bad thing, depending on where you’re storing it.
- Easy to change weights
- Relatively fast change time
- Weights go from 5-75 lbs in increments of 2.5 and 5 lbs
- Replaces about more than 40 dumbbells
- Has a very sturdy feel to them
- Very heavy duty
- 30 day money back guarantee. Lifetime guarantee on parts and repairs
- Bulky and length may limit some exercises
- More expensive than most adjustable dumbbell sets
- Takes longer to change the plates compared to other quick change dumbbells
Final thoughts The Ironmaster 75 lb Quick-Lock Adjustable Dumbbell System is a great product with excellent reviews. The negative reviews are mostly centered around the time it takes to change the plates and the price. If you need to do circuit training or crossfit, where changing weight quickly is a must, it might be a problem. For, those who just want to lift for without a need to rush exercises, it should be fine. They might be on the expensive side, but they are made to last, and won’t break easily if you drop them on the floor. Plus you can’t beat a lifetime guarantee on parts and repairs. For a great deal, check them out here.