Wed, January 28th, 2004, 12:27 PM
Does anyone know where to find some inexpensive (not cheap... inexpensive) Olympic-sized dumbbell handles online? I can't believe how much they cost! The cheapest set I found was on Ebay for $50, but that's still more than I really want to pay for some exaggerated steel tubing. Also, is there a reason these things cost so much?
Wed, January 28th, 2004, 12:37 PM
They cost so much because they are olympic dumbbell handles. Most people use standard dumbbell handles instead. The standard db handles are about $20 cheaper.
Thu, January 29th, 2004, 07:48 AM
I had a pair that I sold on ebay about 2 months ago. I actually hated them. They are very long awkward. I am used to the ones the gym had so I couldnt use them. I have since bought hex db's. This is the closest to what the gym uses.
You can buy a cheap pair from walmart. My local one sells a set with 2 olympic db handles and a olympic curl bar for $30-35. Its made by Golds gym.
Sun, February 8th, 2004, 08:55 AM
I have seen them at Sports Authority for about $20. If there isn't one near you, go to www.TheSportsAuthority.com.
Sun, February 8th, 2004, 09:10 AM
Also, you could go to Home Depot or the like and buy 1.5" steel piping at about 1.5' to 2' and make your own! I used hose clamps as the weight stops and it works great. The only difference is the grip is larger than an Olympic bar.