Peloton Dumbbells Review
The Pelton Dumbbells are ergonomically designed, feature a premium urethane coating, and are surprisingly cost-effective based on the quality of their build.
- A premium urethane coating.
- A non-roll design.
- Excellent handle knurling.
- An awesome price point.
- They are awkward to place in a dumbbell-weight tree.
- Handles might be too small for some users.
- The printed weight markers are hard to read.
I have to admit that a Peloton Dumbbells review wasn’t on my radar. My wife and I recently purchased a Peloton Rower, and our package included three dumbbell weight choices. My wife chose the 5-pound, 10-pound, and 15-pound options.
When the weights arrived, I enthusiastically opened them, expecting an inferior product compared to my Rogue and Rep Fitness dumbbells. Instead, I discovered a set of dumbbells that rival even the most established brands on the market.
Peloton Dumbbell Design
Let’s start with the design. Peloton makes beautiful products (I own the Peloton Tread, Bike+, and Rower). The company’s dumbbells are just as well-manicured as its main equipment.
Instead of a round design that rolls around like crazy on my slightly uneven garage gym floor or the same tired hexagonal design most manufacturers use today, Peloton has chosen a square design. I may be a function-over-form guy, but I have to admit that Peloton has created the best-looking dumbbells in my fully stocked home gym.
The design also features a grip bar that is slightly smaller than my Rep Fitness and Rogue Fitness dumbbells. In fact, my hand barely fits inside of the grip area.
I actually really like the size of the bar length on Peloton’s dumbells, mainly because I find it easier to grab them quickly during HiiT workouts while more easily finding my center of gravity in the middle of the grip bar. I also find rotational exercises to be more easily achieved with the smaller size of the dumbbells.
One reviewer on Amazon noted that they found hammer curls, particularly, to be easier with Peloton Dumbbells when using anything larger than 20 pounds.
One disadvantage is that they fit awkwardly on my dumbbell tree, which has forced me to place them between my Rogue dumbbells.
Thankfully, I also have a Rogue Mass Storage shelving system where I can place my bigger dumbbells.
Another noticeable difference between my Peloton dumbbells and other systems is the full bar knurling which is grippy without being overly rough on my hands. While I appreciate the ergonomic design of other dumbbells, I find the straight bar offered by Peloton to feel more natural in my hands, likely because I spend a lot of time with my Rogue Ohio bar, which features a similar knurling and a straight grip.
Pelton’s knurling extends nearly edge-to-edge, ensuring that my grip never slips, even during the sweatiest of HiiT exercises. Suppose you’re a Peloton enthusiast like me. In that case, it’s also nice to have grippy dumbbells for boot camp exercises since you’re likely to already be sweaty after stepping off your treadmill, bike, or rower.
While the dumbbells might fit weirdly on a dumbbell tree and large-handed users might have issues, my only real grip is the printing for each weight marker.
Here are the full dimensions for each weight size in case you need to measure them for storage in your own gym.
Peloton Dumbbell Dimensions:
- 5 lbs weights dimensions: 8.5” L x 4.5” H x 7.5” W
- 10 lbs weights dimensions: 9.5” L x 5” H x 9.5” W
- 15 lbs weights dimensions: 10.5” L x 5.5” H x 10.5” W
- 20 lbs weights dimensions: 11.5” L x 6.5” H x 11.5” W
- 25 lbs weights dimensions: 12” L x 6.5” H x 11.5” W
- 30 lbs weights dimensions: 12.75” L x 7” H x 12.75” W
I probably took the above picture 10 times on my iPhone 14 Pro, and even with near-perfect lighting, I struggled to get a suitable photo. The lettering either needs to be raised or printed in a brighter color; even white would do the trick!
Finally, the urethane coating on these dumbbells is a nice addition. Rubber dumbbells often arrive with an oily residue which I end up fixing with a sprinkling of gym chalk. This isn’t an issue with Urethane which has no oily residue, lasts longer, and as an added bonus, has less bounce in the event you drop your dumbbells out of exhaustion or by accident.
Some buyers have complained about pricing, but a 5-pound pair will only cost you $55, while the 30-pound pair is just $155. In comparison, Rogue Fitness charges only $45 for its 5-pound pair but a whopping $225 for its 30-pound option. Plus, if you buy Pelton Dumbbells on Amazon, shipping is free with Amazon Prime.
At the end of the day, Peloton Dumbbells are beautifully constructed pieces of gym equipment. They offer a very nice knurled grip, and their urethane coating is top-notch. Grip preferences vary from one person to the next so your mileage may vary in that regard, but it’s hard to deny that Peloton did a great job with its first foray into dumbbell design.
Check out the 5-star rating that more than 100 people have given this product, and it’s easy to see why we’ve given our Peloton dumbbells review such high marks.