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    Why are the Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells so absurdly expensive?

    I know most Bowflex products suck but ever since I saw their SelectTech 1090 dumbbells (you just turn a dial to select a weight from 10 to 90 lbs and when you pick up the dumbbell it will weigh the weight you chose on the dial) I've wanted them but they are like $600-800 for the set of two. I think it's absurdly expensive especially since it must cost them little more than $20 in materials to make the set.



    Are there any other companies that make a similar product that's more affordable?
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    http://www.powerblock.com/


    Not sure how much though.
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    yes, there are companies that make such better products. Those Bowflex dumbbells are retarded anyway, the handles and clips are cheap plastic.


    Search Powerblock's or Ironmaster's
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    Originally Posted by skarotum View Post
    http://www.powerblock.com/


    Not sure how much though.
    The 90 lbs per hand set of those is also $600.
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    Those only go to 52.5 lbs each, I'd want to get the ones that go to 90 lbs each.
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    Originally Posted by ch2s View Post
    The 90 lbs per hand set of those is also $600.
    but much better quality. You get what you pay for. They are a great investment for a gym.
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    Originally Posted by ch2s View Post
    Those only go to 52.5 lbs each, I'd want to get the ones that go to 90 lbs each.
    yea just saw that.
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    dude, **** those dumbells and get some cast iron ones, just got a set of used 90's for 60 cents on the pound
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    You can't adjust the weight of cst iron ones, I need to be able to use more than just one weight for different exercises.
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    search craigslist...ebay..place like that, they're all in the same price range


    and powerblocks are **** imo...feel like you could break your wrist
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    Originally Posted by DRiFT2oNR View Post
    but much better quality. You get what you pay for. They are a great investment for a gym.
    exactly.... select tech sux... bad quality, will fall apart 100x faster than powerblocks or ironmasters

    ironmasters or powerblocks are the only way to go..

    i perfer the powerblocks bc of the ability to change weight on each DB in less than 5 seconds... the ironmasters are nice and solid and can be dropped, but take significantly longer to change (even their quick lock newest model...)

    power blocks look a little different than a reg dumbbell, but are solid and feel fine...

    ironmasters makes a solid bench though...

    you can find powerblocks online CL for usually 2/3 retail price... 200ish for 45 lb blocks... 400 for 90lb blocks and 550 ish for the big block 130 lb versions...

    love my powerblocks...
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    The powerblocks are legit. My friend had a pair and they feel well made.
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    Originally Posted by RippedRebeL View Post
    search craigslist...ebay..place like that, they're all in the same price range


    and powerblocks are **** imo...feel like you could break your wrist
    u obviously dont have a pair....



    powerblocks are amazing and you can get the 5-130lb pair for about 800$ and can adjust it in 2.5/5/10lb increments.


    no one in my area on CL sells there powerblocks and for good reason....
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    Just stop being lazy and get some old school adjustable ones.
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    Lets not forget about the Ironmasters which somehow haven't been mentioned in this thread yet.

    It really not that the Selecttechs are so expensive, its that they are so poorly made for that price.
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    Ironmasters FTW

    I have a set of these and they are worth every penny. Run, don't walk away from those crappy Bowflex ones.

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    I have had my power blocks for years, My gym is good sized but I would not want a rack of DBs in there. Space is always a premium in a personal gym. Never used Iron masters but have only herd good things about them.
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    first go Powerblocks or Iron masters.
    Second, that would take 1130lbs in DBs if you went 5lb jumps. thats .53c a lb.
    New Cast is going for well over a dollar and rubber is at about 1.50lb. i
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    Originally Posted by yankeemarko1 View Post
    I have a set of these and they are worth every penny. Run, don't walk away from those crappy Bowflex ones.
    This.
    BTW, how do you grab plates from the other side, seems like you put stand flush to the wall? I have mine close to the wall too but turned 90 degrees.
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    All quick change dumbbells seem to be priced about the same. I do not find that one is priced to far from another. I do use the powerblock model and find it easy to use and sufficient for my needs. I looked at the bowflex line initially but found that the weights are much longer and uneven in that as you adjust the dial one side could be heavier then the other which can make balancing the thing a bit tougher. Due to the locking system with the Bowflex there are more things that can go wrong and seemed flimsy. Some people swear by them but I did not find them worthy for me.
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    I don't know why anyone would pick Powerblocks over the Ironmasters much less the ****ty Bowflex ones.
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    Ironmasters I did look for but I never saw them sold in stores around here so I did not go with the product for I like to try before I buy.

    Regarding no love for dumbbells? I do not follow. There is no love for the machine I use and continue to use. Its name being a part of the title which draws many -ve comments regarding the expense or workmanship of the product.
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    Originally Posted by jfindon View Post
    I don't know why anyone would pick Powerblocks over the Ironmasters much less the ****ty Bowflex ones.
    I just checked the ironmasters video and there's nothing automatic about them, they're like any other regular dumbbell where you add/remove plates on them but with maybe the collar being easier to lock, but there are click on collars that are even faster than that for regular dumbbells.
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    Originally Posted by ch2s View Post
    I just checked the ironmasters video and there's nothing automatic about them, they're like any other regular dumbbell where you add/remove plates on them but with maybe the collar being easier to lock, but there are click on collars that are even faster than that for regular dumbbells.
    They are as secure as spinlck dumbbells and as fast as spring collars. What else do you want? Some cool looking colors and neat looking dials? Oh wait.....
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    Originally Posted by Wildtim View Post
    They are as secure as spinlck dumbbells and as fast as spring collars. What else do you want? Some cool looking colors and neat looking dials? Oh wait.....
    What I currently have is a set of 2 olympic dumbbell handles (like two super mini olympic bars), they are about the same process to change the weights as the ironmasters so you're paying a lot more for something that's not really easier to use. With the Bowflex ones it's as simple a turning a dial. Between my olympic handles at $30 plus maybe $60 of plates and the $600 iron masters I'd much rather have mine and save $500.
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    These are what I have, the handles alone are 13 lbs:

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    Originally Posted by ch2s View Post
    What I currently have is a set of 2 olympic dumbbell handles (like two super mini olympic bars), they are about the same process to change the weights as the ironmasters so you're paying a lot more for something that's not really easier to use. With the Bowflex ones it's as simple a turning a dial. Between my olympic handles at $30 plus maybe $60 of plates and the $600 iron masters I'd much rather have mine and save $500.
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