Fractional Olympic Weight Plates - Urethane -- American Barbell (FRU)

Pound sizes from 0.25 to 1 lb
Kilogram sizes from 0.5 to 5 kg
Available as Pairs and Sets

American Barbell Urethane Fractional Olympic Weight Plates in Pounds or Kilograms - Fractional Plates from American Barbell are urethane coated Olympic plates designed for smaller incremental weight jumps during Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and technique training. Bumper plates in most gyms are not found smaller than 10 pounds in weight. American Barbell Fractional Plates in Pounds allow you to increase lifts by as little as one half pound, one pound, one and a half pounds, or two pounds. Stack multiple fractional plates on each end to create custom combinations of incremental weight jumps to meet your specific training progression needs. While bumper plates in kilograms can be found as light as 5 kilograms in full 17-3/4 inch to 18 inch sizing, those thinner plates are much less durable than their thicker and heavier counterparts even when placed side-by-side during use, and often experience warping and breakage from repeated slams to floor over time. American Urethane Kilo Fractional Plates range in diameter from 5-3/4" for 0.5 kilogram size to 10-1/4" for 5 kilogram size, meaning they will never come in contact with the ground during deadlifts, clean and jerks, snatches, and other high impact weightlifting and powerlifting movements. Fraction plates, also known as change plates and record breakers, are a valuable micro-loading tool for progressive strength training to overcome plateaus, learn technique, reach the next level in strength gains, and increase your personal best.

What are the advantages of urethane for fractional Olympic plates? American Barbell Fractional Plates in Pounds and Kilograms are covered in hard-wearing, German urethane. Rubber coated plates have a tacky feel, can have a bad odor, can fade in color, and can split or tear over time. Once a rubber coating is torn open, the metal core beneath is more susceptible to rust and risk of breakage. Urethane, by comparison, is the most durable coating for an Olympic weight plate. Urethane has no odor, and its surface is smooth and glossy making it easier to keep clean. Urethane will not split at the seams, tear open, scuff off, deteriorate, or discolor from sunlight or bright UV lighting. American Barbell Urethane Fraction Plates are coated not just around the plate but also within the center hole so that they will not scratch bar sleeves coated in hard chrome, stainless steel, or black oxide. Because there is no exposed metal, Urethane Fractional Plates will not rust and are great for outdoor training and garage gyms. This center hole urethane coating also means the plates will grip the bar well and slide less during use. The heavy urethane coating surrounding the metal core helps to control impact vibration so that plates are less likely to bounce far if accidentally dropped and also less likely to damage unprotected floors or other equipment. American Barbell Fractional Plates are color coded and thicker than traditional metal fractional plates for easy locating, identification, and handling.

Available Urethane Fractional Plate PAIRS:

  • FRU-.25LB-PR - 0.25 Pound Plate Pair (0.5 lbs total weight) - Green
  • FRU-.5LB-PR - 0.5 Pound Plate Pair (1.0 lbs total weight) - Yellow
  • FRU-.75LB-PR- 0.75 Pound Plate Pair (1.5 lbs total weight) - Blue
  • FRU-1LB-PR - 1 Pound Plate Pair (2.0 lbs total weight) - Red
  • FRU-.5KG-PR- 0.5 Kilogram Plate Pair (1.0 kg total weight) - White
  • FRU-1KG-PR - 1 Kilogram Plate Pair (2.0 kg total weight) - Green
  • FRU-1.5KG-PR - 1.5 Kilogram Plate Pair (3.0 kg total weight) - Yellow
  • FRU-2KG-PR - 2 Kilogram Plate Pair (4.0 kg total weight) - Blue
  • FRU-2.5KG-PR - 2.5 Kilogram Plate Pair (5.0 kg total weight) - Red
  • FRU-5KG-PR - 5 Kilogram Plate Pair (10.0 kg total weight) - White

Available Urethane Fraction Plate SETS:

  • FRU-LB-SET - Includes (1) Pair each: 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1 Pound Plates (4 Pairs, 5 lbs total weight)
  • FRU-KG-ST - Includes (1) Pair each: 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 5 Kilogram Plates (6 Pairs, 25 kg total weight)

Features and Specifications:

  • Premium German urethane coating
  • Solid cast iron metal core is completely coated so plates will not scratch bars
  • Odorless
  • Smooth, glossy finish
  • Color coded and stamped with pound or kilogram weight increment for quick reference
  • Compatible with Olympic bars
  • Inside hole diameter: 1.999" to 2.001" tolerance
  • Plate dimensions by weight increment:
    • 0.25 lb - 0.499" thickness / 3.750" outside diameter
    • 0.5 lb - 0.748" thickness / 3.752" outside diameter
    • 0.75 lb - 0.502" thickness / 3.748" outside diameter
    • 1.0 lb - 1.001" thickness / 4.128" outside diameter
    • 0.5 kg - 0.640" thickness / 5.250" outside diameter
    • 1.0 kg - 0.998" thickness / 4.020" outside diameter
    • 1.5 kg - 0.501" thickness / 6.980" outside diameter
    • 2.0 kg - 0.835" thickness / 7.375" outside diameter
    • 2.5 kg - 0.850" thickness / 8.175" outside diameter
    • 5.0 kg - 10.236" outside diameter
  • Warranty: 3 years against breakage, excludes normal wear and tear and negligent use
  • NOTE: Pound plates will have GP Industries logo branding as shown in manufacturer stock photos instead of American Barbell logo branding

Looking to make a bulk purchase of fractional plates for your fitness studio or commercial gym? Contact an IRON COMPANY® free weight equipment specialist today at 1-888-758-7527 or email

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4.9 / 5.0
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They look just like the picture
The plates seem well made, and the colors match the full-size plates so they complete the set nicely. The fit on the bar is just tight enough that they feel secure without being difficult to slide on or off. The only thing I would change is to add the same texture that the full-size plates have. The big plates just feel a bit higher quality, without the glossy plastic look to them.
October 13, 2017
United States
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American Barbell
ABB Change plates
Once again ABB nailed it! Their change plates are exellent quality Great product great service
April 15, 2017
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American Barbell
Urethane Change Plates
I purchased this set of change plates with SS bearing bar and the technique plates for my oly training. Very happy with high quality of the product.
December 3, 2016
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American Barbell
Fractional Barbell Plates
Very pleased!
November 13, 2016
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American Barbell
Great Price
Great product. Shipped in a timely manner. Overall satisfied with product and service.
December 19, 2015
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American Barbell
December 16, 2015
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American Barbell
Love them!
I have tried or bought many different brands, these are some of my favorite! We will see how they hold up but I will probably be getting another set soon. Also, easy for my youth to get on and off a bar compared to some that are too tight for them.
December 16, 2015
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American Barbell
Nice plates - the price was right!
Received our fractional plates and have been very happy with them so far after a few weeks of use. They are made out of the higher quality Urethane and should wear better than rubber coated plates. I have seen many a fractional plate falling apart once the rubber starts to go. I would highly recommend these plates to anyone considering them. Stop thinking and researching like I did - go for it! You won't be disappointed.
December 16, 2015
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American Barbell
Great quality
Great quality , perfect fit in my uesaka bar
December 10, 2015
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American Barbell
Best Value
The American BB Kilo Fractional Plates are by far the best value I have found. Owning Pendlay and Vulcan brand change plates as well as using Rogue on a regular basis I can say these are the best "**** for your buck" plates. Solid construction and grips the bar very well. You can't go wrong with these plates.
December 9, 2015
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