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[Fitstartech] Bowflex 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Set Of 2) $314.99

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Jan 9, 2014
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I wish the bigger size (95lb) was going for this price =(
Newbie
Dec 20, 2007
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Toronto
Thanks OP,
It'll help with the KFC bucket I just had as a snack.

Side note: bench prices seem decent as well?
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Feb 26, 2005
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I have tried these and haded them. Own power blocks now.

No matter what weight you have they handles are long. You need the stand to adjust the weights and some times it can be finicky. The stand breaks and you can’t change weights. The loads are not always balanced between top and bottom. The wider 90s handles are so huge it’s hard to do presses.

Just 2 cents.
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The difference between wanting and needing is how you justify it.
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Jun 4, 2007
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Max_Dealing wrote: I have tried these and haded them. Own power blocks now.

No matter what weight you have they handles are long. You need the stand to adjust the weights and some times it can be finicky. The stand breaks and you can’t change weights. The loads are not always balanced between top and bottom. The wider 90s handles are so huge it’s hard to do presses.

Just 2 cents.
I'm just echoing the same and totally agree with these comments. I also now own power blocks urethane. I find the locking mechanism on the Bowflex to be the weakest point on these dumbbells.
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Aug 5, 2004
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For those that don't like the long handles of the 552, there's a no-name brand I found for $220-260 new (from GTA fitness shops listed on Kijiji).

They're only 44 lbs / 20 kg, and have odd weight increments, but otherwise seem great. They're almost a clone of the Core Fitness dumbells, where you twist the handle for a weight change instead of a knob, and they're 12" long (Bowflex is 16").

I guess time will tell if they're durable, but so far so good...
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Aug 25, 2005
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I own these and they are awesome. Use them for P90X / various work out videos. No issues with the size of them, I'm 6' and can easily make them work even with upright rows.

Love being able to quickly change the weight. The 2.5lb increment is perfect. 5lb increments like on some other brands would not work with moves like tricep extensions and straight arms raises.

Strongly recommend a stand if you have a pair.
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Jun 26, 2019
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Mintmaster wrote: For those that don't like the long handles of the 552, there's a no-name brand I found for $220-260 new (from GTA fitness shops listed on Kijiji).

They're only 44 lbs / 20 kg, and have odd weight increments, but otherwise seem great. They're almost a clone of the Core Fitness dumbells, where you twist the handle for a weight change instead of a knob, and they're 12" long (Bowflex is 16").

I guess time will tell if they're durable, but so far so good...
This is the dumbbell the guy is selling. You can buy samples from Alibaba for $48 USD/each so around $130 CAD total.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 4da0CtlGed

EDIT: NVM, I asked and sample shipping two to Canada is $252 USD.
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Aug 17, 2005
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Whitby
I've had my 552s for 12yrs and are still going strong. I did have a plate slip out once in the first year I had them. Not sure how that happened, but they've been rock solid ever since.
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Oct 2, 2007
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I just ordered a Bowflex bench from this Fitstartech and it's definitely counterfeit. The logos say "TM" instead of "R", the welds are weak, steel is cheaper, and the color of the metal is completely different. Beware.
Newbie
Jan 5, 2021
1 posts
I ordered the Bowflex 1090 set. Got the items and they're not bad but 100% fake. I called Bowflex and confirmed this. They are missing holograms on the base units and there's plenty of obvious signs they're not legit. If you're desperate they'll work but don't expect warranty at all.

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