REP Black Bumper Plates are extremely durable and attractive -- perfect for cross-training, HIIT workouts, and Olympic weightlifting. Their steel inserts have hooks molded into the plates to provide greater durability than typical bumpers. The 10lb plates are extra thick (1”) for increased durability and to reduce the chance of bending.
They have a low bounce, which helps keep the barbell in control if it’s dropped. Our plates are factory-tested to withstand more than 12,000 drops from a height of eight feet. The Black Bumper Plates are stylish, with white REP Fitness lettering and weight markings. The plates fit all standard, 2” barbells. The Black Bumper Plates have a 1% weight tolerance.
STYLE AND SUBSTANCEBumpers are all black with white raised lettering for a sharp contrasted look, and are extremely durable with low bounce.
MAX DURABILITYSteel center inserts and extra thick 10lb plates provide maximum durability. Plates are factory-tested to withstand more than 12,000 drops from a height of 8 feet.
VERSATILITYBumpers are excellent for Olympic weightlifting and cross-training/HIIT-style workouts, where dropping the barbell from overhead or shoulder height is common, but they're also useful for powerlifting.
REP Black Bumper Plates
Attractive and extremely durable, REP's Black Bumper Plates are a home gym staple.
Should I get bumper plates or iron plates?
Bumper plates are manufactured to withstand drops onto the floor, which is desirable for Olympic weightlifting (snatch, clean and jerk, hang cleans), where you often drop the plates onto the ground. Iron plates are better for lifts that do not involve the weights hitting the ground (such as bench press, squats, and curls), because they can cause damage to the floor, the barbell, and to the plates themselves.
Do I need to do anything when I first receive the bumper plates?
When bumper plates arrive, unpack, and let them air out for a few days to allow any odor, however faint, to air out.
What can I do to extend the life span of my bumper plates?
To extend their life span, try to drop plates as close to straight down as possible. If your bar collars get loose during a workout, try to retighten them so your plates always land straight up and down. This will lessen the sideways force on the bumper plate insert. Also, flooring with some type of give (like heavy-duty rubber mats or a weightlifting platform) will help absorb some of the impact from dropping the plates.
Can I load bumper and iron plates on the same bar?
We do not recommend this, because iron and bumper plates can have slightly different diameters, meaning all the force from dropping the weights goes into the larger plate, causing those plates and your barbell to wear more quickly. It is best to keep all plates on your bar of the same type.
Do REP Black Bumper Plates have a warranty?
Yes, the 10 and 15lb plates come with a 6-month warranty for both home and commercial use. The 25, 35, 45, and 55lb plates come with a 3-year warranty for home use and a 1-year warranty for commercial use.
Please note, though, that the warranty is void if the bumper plates are mixed with Hi-Temp Bumper Plates. Hi-Temps have a smaller diameter than regular plates, which means a bar loaded with a mix of REP's bumper plates and Hi-Temps will result in the bumper plates taking all of the load, causing them to degrade faster.