Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates

Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates
5/5

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5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
Based on 5 Ratings

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Offer great durability
  • Designed and warrantied for both indoor and outdoor use. Unique color pattern
  • Available in every weight increment
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In-Depth Review

Vulcan Strength Alpha Bumper Plates Review: Extremely Durable Bumpers

Vulcan Strength Alpha Bumper Plates Review: Extremely Durable Bumpers

The Vulcan Strength Alpha Bumper Plates are some of the most durable bumper plates currently made. They feature a unique, speckled design, claim to be quieter and more durable than competitors, and are available at a great price. Although I don't think they're that much quieter than competitors, I do think they're great bumper plates with a fantastic warranty, can be used outside, and look great. We recommend them highly. Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Well-liked bumper plates
  • Great durability
  • Designed and warrantied for both indoor and outdoor use. Unique color pattern
  • Steel insert
  • Available in every weight increment
  • 48-month warranty
  • May be less noisy
What needs improvement ...
  • Center steel insert hub is not stainless steel
  • Rogue Fleck Bumper Plates are cheaper in pairs
  • Claims that these are quieter are not substantiated

Product Summary

This unique rubber compound is not found in any other bumper plate. (Patent Pending). Alpha Bumpers are not made from recycled rubber! Alpha Bumper plates are made for indoor or outdoor use. These weight plates offer a low bounce on any surface, unlike recycled rubber plates that can bounce dangerously high or “skip” away from you. Alpha Bumpers make approximately 30% less noise when dropped from a height of 9 ft, based on testing with decibel meter . Hearing damage & loss have become issues to some weightlifting coaches and trainers due to the level of noise exposure from multiple athletes dropping bumper plates throughout a training session.If your gym is located in an area where the dropping of weights can cause a disturbance to your neighbors, the 30% reduction of noise can be helpful. The Alpha Bumper plates have a much lower odor than crumb rubber bumper plates or recycled rubber bumper plates.

Bumper Plates Dimensions, Specifications, and Colors:

  • Lower profile compared to crumb rubber plates or recycled rubber plates and many other brands of bumper plates
  • Dimensions
    • 10 lb – 1.17 inches, 15.7″ diameter, Grey Fleck
    • 15 lb – 1.38 inches, 17.7″ diameter, Orange Fleck
    • 25 lb – 1.81 inches, 17.7″ diameter, Green Fleck
    • 35 lb – 2.55 inches, 17.7″ diameter, Yellow Fleck
    • 45 lb – 2.95 inches, 17.7″ diameter, Blue Fleck
    • 55 lb – 3.34 inches, 17.7″ diameter, Red Fleck
  • Weight tolerance: +/- 1%
  • 10 lb plates are a slightly smaller diameter to add density to the rubber compound to allow for dropping. 10 lb plates can be dropped alone on the ba
  • Color-coded with large Flecks of rubber for easy identification from a distance and a really unique look
  • Color coding is standard IWF type coloring
  • Color Flecks are part of the rubber compound
  • Fit tighter together than crumb rubber or recycled rubber bumper plates. Less vibration and wobbling.
  • 48-month warranty on 55 lb, 45 lb, 35 lb, 36 months on 25 lb plates, 1 year on 15 lb and 10 lb bumper plates
  • Plates can be used outdoors but should be stored indoors when not in use.

Specs

Diameter

450MM

Made In USA

No

10LB Plate Width

1.17"

15LB Plate Width

1.38"

25LB Plate Width

1.81"

35LB Plate Width

2.55"

45LB Plate Width

2.95"

55LB Plate Width

3.34"

Warranty

4 Year Warranty

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Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates

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    Summary

    The Vulcan Strength Alpha Bumper Plates are an extremely popular weight plate that claim to be more durable and quieter than pretty much every other bumper plate on the market. In addition to their function, they also include a unique color fleck pattern that most find to be very aesthetically pleasing, which we agree. Although we can't comment on the efficacy of the claims made, we can say that by and large, reviewers of the plates love them as do most in the home gym community. We do recommend them, although they are a bit more expensive than many competitors on the market, including the Rogue Fleck Plates that have a similar appearance.