Solid Head Dumbbells and Solid Head Dumbbell Sets - By definition, a solid head dumbbell is a welded solid steel dumbbell, a urethane solid steel dumbbell, a rubber coated steel dumbbell, a solid cast iron dumbbell or a bolt together dumbbell with a cast iron head and chrome handles.
The solid head dumbbell can feature painted cast iron heads or can be encased in virgin rubber or hard wearing urethane that will never fade or crack. Most of the solid head dumbbells featured on this page are made for commercial gyms but also work well in garage gyms or home gyms.
Handle choices on Solid Head Dumbbells are plentiful. Old school straight handles that are fully knurled are available in stainless steel or coated in hard chrome that is resistant to dings and scratches. Contoured handles tend to better form to the palm of the hand and can help make for a more comfortable workout. Urethane Gel Grip handles by Hampton Fitness are not only contoured in shape, they include a black or optional blue urethane coating that makes for one of the most comfortable dumbbell grips on the market.
Solid head dumbbells have different construction methods in which the handle is connected to the head. GP Uni-Lock dumbbells connect via their own exclusive “Uni-Lock” system. This new innovative design features a one-piece (no bolt) handle that is superior in strength to current bolted handle designs. Instead of a bolt, the ends of the handle are threaded providing one piece construction that is twice the diameter of conventional bolting methods. They also have an optional “Splined” handle which prevents the dumbbell head from spinning should the Uni-Lock system ever begin to loosen. Perhaps the most maintenance free dumbbell out of the bunch is the fully welded solid steel dumbbell option. There are no bolts to ever loosen and with proper care this option will last forever. Fully welded options include Intek and Iron Grip. Ivanko Barbell produces one of the finest solid head urethane dumbbells in the industry and they use neither a bolting or a welding method but instead a method they refer to as “mechanically fastened”.
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