Pros & Cons
What we like ...
- The Rogue Fleck Plates are Rogue Fitness latest bumper plate offering that features a higher durometer rubber that combines black and the appropriate color depending on the weight in a sweet looking plate.
- The stand out feature of the plates is the color. These are similar in look to the Vulcan Alpha Bumpers and the Fringe Sport Savage Bumper Plates. In fact, they look so similar to the Vulcan Alpha Bumpers that the owner of Vulcan Strength was upset we even posted about them.
- Shore A Durometer Rating of 90 makes for a pretty hard bumper plate with a low bounce. For comparison, the Rogue Competition Bumper Plates have a Durometer Rating of 94 which isn't that much harder of a rubber.
- The hub insert is made of 304 stainless steel which means it should prevent rust from forming over time. The hole opening is 50.4MM in diameter which makes inserting just about any barbell sleeve a nice fit.
- The weight tolerance of the plates is +/- 1% of the stated weight. This means that if they're over or under this mark, Rogue will replace them for free. This is a pretty tight range compared to much of the competition.
- 2-year warranty.
- Honestly, plates like these are great for general training and CrossFit type workouts. If you're powerlifting, we'd suggest looking at a slimmer plate. They would also work for Olympic Weightlifting, but most Oly lifters prefer competition plates.
- The plates are available in 10LB, 15LB, 25LB, 35LB, 45LB, and even 55LB weight increments. 55LB isn't often included in this style of bumper plate.
- These are great for dropping after clean and jerks and snatches as well as for slower lifts like squats and bench press.
What needs improvement ...
- Although Rogue manufactures most of its equipment in the USA, these bumper plates are not. In fact, the only bumper plates that are, and this is pretty much industry-wide, are Hi-Temp Crumb Rubber Bumper Plates and Sorinex Bosco Bumpers which are made by a company called Fluorotek.
- Although bearing a very close resemblance to the Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates, we've been told that Alpha Bumper plates are the only plates formulated with a unique rubber compound designed for indoor and outdoor use. We asked for proof, didn't receive any, but nonetheless feel it worthwhile to share.
These eye-catching plates combine black rubber and color and are an interesting change from a traditional plate. The color pattern allows for easy identification. These plates have a 304 stainless steel hub insert and are +/- 1% weight tolerance standard.
These plates can be ordered in varying set combinations as well as by pairs. The durable rubber material provides a 90 durometer rating out of 100, meaning less rebound when dropped.
All of the Rogue Fleck Plates have the same 17.7-inch diameter to make stacking and removal easier. These plates are highly rated and backed with a two year warranty.
Plate categories: Color, weight, thickness:
- Black and Gray – 10 lbs – 0.85 in.
- Black and White – 15 lbs – 1.2 in.
- Blacl and Green 25 lbs – 1.6 in.
- Black and Yellow – 35 lbs – 2.08 in.
- Balck and Blue – 45 lbs – 2.76 in.
- Black and Red – 55 lbs – 3.02 in.
|Made In USA
|10LB Plate Width
|15LB Plate Width
|25LB Plate Width
|35LB Plate Width
|45LB Plate Width
|55LB Plate Width
The Rogue Fleck Bumper Plates combine colored flakes with a high durometer virgin rubber to make, quite possibly, Rogues best standard bumper plate style. In our review, we've found that not only are the Fleck Bumper Plates cheaper than Rogues flagship black bumper plate, the Rogue HG 2.0 Bumpers, but also have a higher durometer. If you want this style of bumper due to the price, but would like to be able to easily identify the weight increment by the color, these are a fantastic value. Honestly, we would suggest these most of all from Rogue's offerings for standard bumper plates, then the Echo Bumpers, and then the HG 2.0's.