Rogue Color Echo Bumper Plates
User Review( votes)
The Rogue Color Echo Bumper Plates are a mid-grade set of bumpers that offer minimal bounce while providing a high-quality build that will last for years. With vivid colors and a decent grippy feel to the bumpers, they provide for excellent use when deadlifting, bench pressing, and even while simply gripping them in your hands during your garage gym and home gym workouts.
- Sufficiently decent low bounce.
- Vivid colors.
- Decent texture for a strong hands-on grip.
- Snug fit on Olympic barbells.
- Excellent selling price for the value.
- Excellent warranty.
- Rubber is prone to becoming easily marked up.
- Made in China (This matters to some people).
If you’re in the market for mid-grade bumper plates that deliver excellent value the Rogue Color Echo Bumper Plates should be one of the first sets you consider. I personally use these bumpers as my main strength training set within my own garage gym and I have no plans to change them out anytime soon.
Offered in 10, 15, 25, 35, 45, and 55-pound weight increments, the Rogue Color Echo Bumper Plates offer an 88 out of 100 durometer-rating. True to form, the weights don’t bounce very much at all when dropped on my half-inch rubber floor that lays atop the concrete floor in my garage. With that being said, there is some bounce when dropping for overhead so it’s not perfect but I’m willing to trade out a little bounce for the protection these plates offer to my recently refurbished garage floor.
Rogue Bumper Plates are also among some of the thinnest in the industry which means you can load more weight on our Olympic barbell sleeves.
Here’s a width list for all of the available Rogue Bumper plate sizes which are color coded for your convenience:
- 10LB (Black): 0.83″
- 15LB (Black): 1.04″
- 25LB (Green): 1.5″
- 35LB (Yellow): 1.93″
- 45LB (Blue): 2.36″
- 55LB (Red): 2.75″
While not as thing as iron plates, I believe you’ll be very happy with the amount of weight you can load.
With Olympics-style coloring, the Color Echo Bumpers are easy to spot and grab in the gym. I currently lack book dividers for my Rogue Mass Storage unit and my weights all align against each other. I appreciate the ease of spotting the right weights and the colors are incredibly vivid. One note, the 10 and 15 pounds bumpers are part of the standard Rogue V2 bumpers and are both black and close in side, that’s the one noticeable time in which I have to take a closer look at what I’m grabbing.
The IWF standard 450mm diameter for all my plates is true to form and all of the weights are within the printed weight. Rogue claims a 1% weight tolerance and I would agree they’ve achieved that goal with only one of my 45-pound weights off by a full pound. If you’re really concerned about weight differentials I would suggest looking at a set of competition plates from the likes of Rogue, Rep Fitness, Fringe Sport, and Eleiko.
The stainless steel inserts on the Rogue Echo Bumper Plates fit snuggly on my Rogue Ohio Bar, a Rep Fitness Saber Bar, and various other standard Oly bars. There’s just enough room for that snug fit without making the adding or removing of the bumper plates feel like a hassle.
I like using bumper plates for front raises, grip strengthening, and various other exercises that require hands-on use of each plate without a bar. In this case, the Rogue Color Echo Bumper Plates have delivered on my needs. The rubber is grippy enough to offer a strong grip but still slick enough to challenge my strength. Just for fun, grab the heaviest pair you can muster and attempt some farmer carries, or just stand with your arms at your side and see how long you can hold the weight plates before your grip gives out.
Overall, I’m very happy with these Rogue color bumper plates and while some options from Fringe Sport and Eleiko provide a better durometer and slightly better builds, for the price, the echos will not disappoint. I’ve been so satisfied with my purchase that I keep adding more of these quality plates to my collection as I continue to improve my lifting capabilities.