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Apex threaded Dumbell Handles are NOT good,
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I purchased these dumbell handles to use with weights I had lying around. I started exercising again and this product was just the right price.
The first time they were sent to me, one handle was made incorrectly preventing the bolt from being tightened next to the grip. So after returning the item, I got the a new one and they were good.
The grip is a hard plastic, but it didn't irritate me or feel uncomfortable.
The bolts that you twist on to tighted the weights will get loose when you have them lying around, so I had to tightened them before each workout. The bolts and handle look like they are painted a chrome color. And I did notice some paint cracking off one bolt. But it didn't effect how well the product worked, just the look of it.
I gave it 4 stars because its not perfect but it works and is inexpensive.
Edit: update June 3rd 2011. Initially These handles were good, but after many hours of use I find them not as good. The plastic grip in the middle moves from side to side and you have to reposition it to the center. Its not very loose but you have to push it with some force to center them. Maybe they need to be glued?
The bolts constantly get loose and you have to make sure that you tighten them really good. I think they still loosen up even when you tighten them, because when they are put on the floor to rest, I think that is what makes them come loose.
I am changing my review to 2 stars instead of 4 because of the problems. But I still use them because I need to exercise. I will probably buy another kind when I get around to it.