The Competition Bumper Plates are the best bumper plates Rogue sells.
We’ve been told from multiple sources that these plates are made in the same factory as Eleiko’s top bumpers. Likely meaning they’re the same with a much lower price point.
The Rogue Competition Bumper Plates have a Shore A Durometer measurement of 94, which provides a consistently dead blow with only a little bounce.
The Shore A Durometer of 94 is hard enough to provide little bounce, but soft enough to protect the platform/flooring as well as the barbell.
There is a raised lip on the plates that makes carrying and loading/unloading on the barbell easy.
The lettering on the plates is raised and uses contrast coloring to make them easily identifiable.
The raised edges also prevent metal to metal contact between the center discs of the plates.
We’ve tested the accuracy of the plates and they’re practically all dead on the stated weight. If any are +/- 15 grams of the stated weight, Rogue will replace them.
The center hub is chrome plated that provides a good look as well as great protection from the elements.
These plates are made to IWF specs and should soon have be IWF certified.
The colors are vibrant and true to the standard.
close2 reasons not to buy
Multiple users have stated issues with the shipping. One review had this to say, “they did ship in some very minimal packaging. There are small indentions along the diameter of the plates where the staples for the packaging compressed into the plates. There's also staining around the bolts that hold the inner collar together. Guessing that's the lube or loctite that they put on the threads before tightening them down.
For most users, the price is simply too high for personal use. There are other competition plates for cheaper, including from Rogue.
The Rogue Competition Bumper Plates are some of the best bumper plates on the market. They’re also the best value of the upper echelon of plates as they are almost identical to Eleiko’s at a much more affordable price. If you want the best Rogue offers, these are them, however, expect to pay a pretty penny.