Fully machined here in the UK, assuring you of exceptional quality, our fully machine barbells are great for movements such as dumbbell curls and skull crushers.
WHAT IS THE SPECIFICATION?
Each and every barbell is CNC machined in the UK from hardened steel with the dumbbell handle size being 35mm in diameter which is knurled to offer perfect grip without being uncomfortable and finished with a black zinc plating.
All barbells are finished with nickel plating. Nickel plating gives the barbell its beautiful shine and chrome appearance whilst protecting it against both corrosion and wear.
WHY DO YOU USE HARDENED STEEL?
Dumbbells will typically have to undertake a certain amount of abuse in a commercial gym environment and hardened steel is perfect over a material such as stainless as it is more hard wearing and therefore much more forgiving when being thrown around and dropped, commonplace in a gym.
The hardened steel over a material such as iron is far more superior as iron is a very brittle material when cold, so when forces are applied to an iron dumbbell cracks can occur. The finish on iron barbells would also not be good enough for an electroplated coating
WHY DON'T WE ZINC PLATE OUR BARBELLS?
Look closely at any Custom Barbell and you will notice two distinct finishes. A slightly dull zinc plating or a bright had nickel finish.
So what's the difference between the two Barbell finishes?
Traditionally zinc plating has been used as a functional protective coating designed to 'sacrifice' itself in order to protect the metal beneath. The issue is that over time the zinc will dull, fade and eventually dissapear leaving your dumbbells prone to rusting and corrosion.
Although Nickel is a far more expensive finishing process its a lot harder. It acts as a permanent resistant barrier to corrosion and is also a lot brighter with a mirror finish appearance
Always find out the surface finish of your barbell prior to purchasing, a good protective finish is key to keep your set looking good for years to come.
THE IMPORTANT OF QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
You've heard the saying. Buy cheap, Buy twice
In the case of dumbbells this saying has never been more true. The quality of the steel is paramount to the hardness of the barbell
Cheap Chinese or lower grades of steel not only provide a poor surface finish when being machined but are soft and have a greater risk of dents and marks when being used in a commercial gym environment.
Look closely at your barbell finish. It will tell you ALOT about the quality that lies beneath
CAN I BRAND THE BARBELLS WITH A OWN LOGO TO MATCH MY DUMBBELLS?
Yes! No matter how colourful or complicated your logo, each barbell can be finished with customised end plates of either two, three or four layers at no extra cost.
Once you’ve supplied your logo artwork we can also supply you with a visual representation showing you what you can expect with your new fixed barbells
Each end plate is made from laser cut steel which is then powder coated to match your logo.
WHAT MAKES THE BARBELLS A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT?
The pre-determined weights are great for convenience and the shorter length when compared to a standard Olympic barbell makes them easier to handle and utilise rather than relying on small straight bars which are loaded to a specific weight.
The knurling on these bars allows for the perfect grip without being too abrasive.
Available to purchase in a set of 10kg to 45kg in 5kg increments, the range is large enough to suit all athletes.
As with our Custom Steel Dumbbells, each barbell can be customised at either end with your gym logo by way of steel end plates which can also be colour coded.
We provide two variation of storage racks to keep your barbells stored away safely and choose one of our barbells racks, either fixed or rotating. Our dumbbells are manufactured to include a plastic insert which ensures your barbells are protected from scratches and retain their polished appearance.
Barbells are a gym staple that can be used for a multitude of exercises such as preacher curl, wrist curl and tricep extensions making them incredibly versatile and a must for any commercial gym.