Extremely durable, color-coded and engineered to solve all of the problems generally associated with recycled rubber plates, the Crumb Rubber Bumper Plates are the next evolution of the olympic bumper. These weights are distinctive in every way, and the result of an inside-out approach to improving one of the most commonly used products in the functional fitness world.
- 10LB: Grey Flecks - Width: 1.2in
- 15LB: White Flecks - Width: 1.7in
- 25LB: Green Flecks - Width: 2.5in
- 35LB: Yellow Flecks - Width: 2.7in
- 45LB: Blue Flecks - Width: 3.4in
- 55LB: Red Flecks - Width: 4in
Crumb bumpers are constructed using a thick, less dense mix of rubber than many other bumper brands. This rubber mix results in a bumper that is a bit wider than many other brands. This additional width, combined with the forgiving low density of the rubber mix, results in a high-bounce bumper that resists cracking As another key design component, the collar on these Again Faster bumpers is inset from the plane of the plate, allowing for better protection when multiple plates are on the bar, and reducing the risk of inserts getting impacted or popping out. Again Faster bumper plates feature a steel insert that is designed to far outperform the brass bumpers used by the competition. A steel insert will take much more abuse without malforming- and it is machined to exact tolerances to fit all high-quality olympic bars.
These are great plates if you want to have the option of working out on unmatted surfaces. We use them both on stall mats in the garage and on the concrete outside and they show no wear or damage whatsoever. One point to note though is that they are a slightly smaller diameter than standard olympic plates. Not enough that you'd notice a change in bar height, but you can't use with other bumpers or iron plates if the barbell is going to hit the floor - you would effectively channel all the impact through the standard width plates on the bar, which could damage them and the floor (especially if adding iron!).
These are by far the best bumper plates on the market when talking about durability and use in a garage gym, and are extremely reliable in an affiliate setting as proven by their wide use. Again Faster bumpers use a rubber formulation that combines a mix of high bounce with high durability. I demo'd the 15lb and 45lb bumpers only but have experience with the other weights. I'd like to note that the Hi-Temp 10 and 15 pound bumpers are more stable because they are thicker. This makes them more stable than most 10 or 15 pound bumpers- which are the most fragile bumper plates due to their thinness. Also the bounce on these plates are reasonable but not overly exaggerated due to the rubber formulation which helps with protecting the surfaces you are lifting on.
In conclusion, these plates are extremely durable, color-coded and engineered to solve all of the problems generally associated with recycled rubber plates, the Crumb Rubber Bumper Plates are the next evolution of the olympic bumper. These weights are distinctive in every way, and the result of an inside-out approach to improving one of the most commonly used products in the functional fitness world.
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