If you’re looking for an Olympic weight set, you’ve come to the right place. We have two different options listed below. The first is the package option for an Olympic weight set, which is the most convenient option and saves you the most money. The second is buying the olympic weight set separately, where you can pick out the actual barbell and bumper plates or metal plates and design your own olympic weight set.
Olympic Weight Set With Bar Included
Bronze – The Troy 300 lb Olympic Weight Set is the bronze level package. A 7 foot chrome bar, enough weight (300lb) for nearly every single exercise, a pair of spring collars, easy to grab plates, and a 1 year warranty against all defects. Sounds good to us. The only drawback, is it is a bit more expensive than most 300lb iron sets. If you want the cheapest, check out the update below this review. For more details and buyer reviews on this one, which are all great, click HERE.
*Update*: We have two other Olympic Weight Sets. Both can be found here
Pendlay Econ V2 Bumper Plates & Pendlay NexGen HD Bar (free shipping & U.S.A.!) Combine one of the best barbells money can buy with a great set of bumper plates and what do you get? Our gold recommendation Olympic weight set, that’s what. The Pendlay barbell is made in the U.S.A. with the strongest steel available. It uses the perfect blend of steel to provide enough flexibility for a great whip, and enough strength to never bend. It has a cool bright zinc coating throughout the entire bar which absorbs into the steel reducing the risk of chipping, and an advanced gel lubricant to prevent leaking and allow flawless spinning to protect your wrists. Pendlay bars are made to extremely strict weight and dimension standards as well. You can go with a cheaper olympic weight set, but why bother if it will only cost you a bit more. The Pendlay NexGen bar and high quality Pendlay bumper plates will last a long time, and have a higher resale value. So, the choice is yours. Check it out by clicking HERE. The Pendlay bumper plates Econ Version 2 is a great choice for a bumper plate set. It has a flawless surface area, high durability, and an accurate weight versus the claimed weight. Pendlay claims they are +/- 10 grams of the stated weight, which is an extremely tight tolerance for the price. The reason these are great for indoors is that they don’t bounce much, and thus are less likely to bounce into furniture/walls/feet. We found this to be a big issue with the Hi Temp bumper plates, as they bounce a lot, either doing “work” for you, or making you chase the barbell. This Pendlay Olympic weight set is our pick for the perfect blend of super high quality while still being reasonably priced. Don’t forget, this set includes free shipping which is really important when shipping over 200lbs! If you want to look at this Pendlay olympic weight set closer click HERE. Pendlay Elite Bumper Plates and Nexgen Bearing Bar (free shipping & U.S.A.!) Platinum – If you read the above review… take that and upgrade it by a lot. You go from the bushing NexGen Bar to the Bearing Nexgen Bar. You go from the Pendlay Econ V2 bumper plates to the Pendlay Elite bumper plates. Everything looks better and is better, by a significant margin. Three different people should be buying these. Do you have a lot of money around and want some of the best equipment? Are you someone who is a very serious or competitive Olympic lifter? Are you someone who is willing to pay a bit more for the highest quality gear? If you fall into these categories, then the Pendlay Olympic weight set with the Elite bumper plates and NexGen Bearing Bar is for you. We also go into great detail with video reviews on our barbells and bumper plates pages. The Pendlay Nexgen bearing bar is compared favorably with Eleiko barbell (Olympic games provider) but at half the cost. It is the best Olympic bar. This Pendlay Bearing bar spins flawlessly, and the Pendlay Elite bumper plates are the made with some of the strictest standards in the world. If you are looking for the best Olympic weight set on the market, look no further. This Olympic weight set also comes with free shipping. Click HERE to find out more.
Olympic Weight Set Weights Without Bar
York Weight Plates. These are your high quality York plates, great for power lifts and other slow lifts. You can buy one York plate at a time, pairs of York plates, or the 300 lb Olympic Weight Set which includes a York Barbell and includes 2 each of 45lb, 35lb, 25lb, 10lb, 2.5lb, and 4 each of 5lb, York plates, and a pair of spring collars. If you’d like more details on any of these, click HERE.
Ready to step up to some bumper plates? Bumper plates are what any serious lifter needs if they’re going to perform many of the Olympic lifts such as the clean and jerk, snatch, etc… If you’re really pushing yourself in those lifts, it’s impossible to control the weight on a missed lift, and you need bumpers + a strong bar that can withstand a drop to the ground. The Pendlay Econ bumper plates have a nice dead bounce that will ensure no damage to surrounding walls or furniture, unlike the Hi Temp bumper plates. One more thing, these have free shipping! You can save even more money if you buy a set of 160lbs, 210lbs, 230lbs, or 340lbs for the big boys out there. Every single bumper plate has free shipping too, including the sets! Click HERE to select the ones you want!
(free shipping!) The Pendlay Elite bumper plates are some of the best on the market today. Calibrated to be within 10 grams of their said weight, you won’t ever throw weight above your head and feel like one side is heavier than the other. A very good fit on a bar, and a dead blow bounce, these are the highest quality plates around. We searched around for different suppliers, but found the best prices on Pendlay Elite bumper plates. You can also save more by buying a set of 210lbs, 320lbs or gabbing the black ink if you don’t want the colored Pendlay Elite bumper plates, although we like the colored ones ourselves. All of the Pendlay bumper plates come with free shipping, and use a high specialized ink in Clover, South Carolina to make sure they don’t chip. Click HERE to select the ones you want! .
The WHY behind Olympic Weight Set Reviews and Recommendations
The bronze, silver, and gold Olympic weight set recommendations take several factors into consideration. One of the biggest factors we consider is the quality of the weight lifting equipment we are reviewing. Often times, if you buy a cheap barbell or weight plate it breaks, bends or chips in months. This is especially true if you are moving any significant weight, or tossing the weight around on a driveway or harder surface. So you will see the gold recommendation is for those who are looking for a higher quality Olympic weight set. That doesn’t mean the bronze or silver recommendations are low quality, but rather for a different weightlifter. Not everyone can afford the highest quality Olympic weight set, or justify the cost when they are first starting out, and we understand this being weightlifters ourselves. Our equipment started with plastic sets as kids, to heavy duty bars and plates and much more! Another factor we take into consideration is the guarantee on the Olympic weight set, barbell, bumper plate, or whatever piece of weight lifting equipment we are reviewing. If the guarantee is 30 or 60 days, we find this troubling and often don’t recommend it unless we have personally used it or know someone who has. That is why the gold plates often have 1 year or more of a guarantee and many of the barbells have 2 years to a lifetime warranty on a weight set! An additional factor we take into consideration for an Olympic weight set is made in the U.S.A. We don’t always follow this rule because we know extremely high quality barbells, weight plates, and bumper plates come from many other countries. However for most of our olympic weight sets, we try to find the best in the U.S.A. which is the trend you will find on our site. We know other weight sets are made to extremely high standards in other countries but we are very strict when recommending weight sets. Also, we want a bumper weight set or olympic weight sets to have free shipping. You are buying something that is going to be three hundred to one thousand dollars, the leas they can do is throw in free shipping. We also want to make sure we have a range of Olympic weight sets, from the best olympic weight set to a cheap olympic weight set, but still maintains good quality. The best Olympic weights are going to last a long time, and last a good daily pounding as well. Without a good quality olympic barbell, you won’t get anywhere with an olympic weight set, which is why we have the York barbell and Pendlay Nexgen bearing bar, and the Pendlay Nexgen HD bar. These are high quality Olympic barbells that will last a lifetime, so no need to worry about bending. We feel confident knowing a lot of our friends have used these, and we have used a number of these Olympic Weight Sets. We only recommend brands we trust, have outstanding reviews, or have personally used for an Olympic weight set. That is why you see only reviews on a few different brands. The Pendlay NexGen bar review, the York barbell review, the Pendlay bumper plate review, all of these we know are good. The Pendlay Nexgen HD bar or the Pendlay NexGen Bearing bar both have lifetime warranties against bending, and having personally used them, I know they are super high quality and the spin and whip is fantastic. Especially the Pendlay NexGen Bearing bar, and our reviews on the Pendlay Econ V2 340 lbs, I love the Pendlay NexGen Bearing Bar, and I give up some of the highest reviews. Also, if you’re a big daddy, you want the Pendlay Econ V2 340 lbs, enough for some heavy clean and jerks or if you like high grade bumpers, grabe the Pendlay bumper plates elite. I like these over the full color competition Rogue plates, and the Eleiko barbells are just too expensive for me. Besides, you can always find some of the best or great deals on Pendlay bar and bumper plates. Grab an Olympic barbell set or a barbell set if you want too. Many gyms have a great quality weight set, but most gyms have several different quality weight sets. So grab the Pendlay elite, which are Pendlay bumpers of the highest quality. I would definitely recommend them to be used in your Olympic weight set. Looking for weight sets, a weight set, or even olympic weights for an great weight lifting set or weight plates that will help you make a weight lifting set? Our weight plates are made from high quality rubber or steel. Make sure to look at all our Olympic weight lifting equipment, Olympic lifting equipment, and Olympic weightlifting equipment, because when it comes to Olympic weightlifters, we’ve got what you need! Olympic lifting is important and if you are regularly practicing your Olympic lifts then you will see all the benefits that come with it, like increased explosiveness with an Olympic weight set. We hope you enjoy our reviews, find them useful, and we look forward to any feedback you have to give us! Click Bumper Plates for more information about bumper plates. Check our out Olympic Bar page too! Best of luck in your weight lifting endeavors and enjoy your new Olympic weight set!