Titan Fitness Rubber Hex Dumbbells
User Review( votes)
A budget-friendly and surprisingly solid rubber hex dumbbell option from Titan Fitness. Each handle is chrome-plated with a medium-aggressive knurling and a solid ergonomic design.
- Excellent pricing with free shipping.
- Decent knurling.
- Rubber is good for the price.
- Decent weight tolerances.
- Handle width matches other top brands.
- Rubber doesn’t feel as high-quality as some top providers.
The Titan Fitness Rubber Hex Dumbbells with cast iron handles are a solid budget-friendly choice for most garage gym owners. With an ergonomic handle and no-roll hexagonal heads, along with chrome-plated handles, it’s hard to argue with the quality and price of these dumbbells.
Let’s dive into the pros. The first obvious pro is the pricing. A 5-pound pair is just $29.99 and that includes Titan Fitness’ always free shipping. Move all the way up to a 100-pound pair and you’ll pay $299.99, all-in.
In comparison, Rogue charges $275 for a 100-pound pair with shipping averaging around $175 for an all-in cost of nearly $500. That’s a pretty considerable amount of saving.
As the name suggests, the Titan Fitness Rubber Hex Dumbbells feature a hexagonal design which is also a big plus. There is a slight slope in my garage gym testing facility, a common flaw for garage gym owners due to construction requirements for most garages. The design on these dumbbells ensures they don’t roll down my driveway and out into the street when I put them down. I don’t know about you but I like not causing car accidents with my dumbbells.
The Titan Fitness Rubber Hex Dumbbells are designed with nearly the same specifications you’ll find on more expensive Rogue and Eleiko products, although the quality of the rubber isn’t quite on par. For example, our Rogue Dumbbells feature rather hard rubber coatings, while some Titan buyers have complained about an overly oily finish and a higher chance of getting rouged up with regular use. To be honest, I don’t understand how people massively scuff up their rubber dumbbells in general.
With all of that being said, even looking at Titan’s dumbbells on their product page shows a slight lack of detail in terms of the final rubberized finish compared to higher-end options.
The handle diameters on thes dumbbells start at 28mm for 5-pound weights and end at 33mm for their 100-pound option. On the lightweight end that’s 3mm wider than Rogue’s similar product, however, their 100-pound weights are 1mm less wide than Rogue’s 100-pound option.
The Rogue rubber hex dumbbells are the mainstay in my gym, with that being said, Titan Fitness features a very similar ergonomic handle that appears to mimic Rogue’s option.
The Titan Fitness Rubber Hex Dumbbell handles are welded to each head. Many manufacturers claim to have proprietary technology that more security binds their heads to their handles. I have yet to see a dumbbell head come flying off a handle, even with much cheaper options. In any case, the Titan Fitness Rubber Dumbbells feature a chrome-plated handle that isn’t as pretty as other options but still very functional.
Comfort really comes down to personal feel. With that being said, we hunted down around a dozen reviews for these dumbbells and buyers have said they offer a “more comfortable feel” than other dumbbells they have tried and that they “Allow for a great firm grip.”
The knurling on the Titan Fitness Rubber Hex Dumbbells is comfortable. I like a handle that feels like a barbell which is why I use Rogue dumbbells in my garage gym. Titan offers a medium aggressiveness that CrossFitters and HiiT lovers will find completely suitable.
If you’re not a fan of branding, these dumbbells feature no branding at all, a fairly unique feature for any gym-based product these days.
You can check out the full lineup of Titan Fitness Rubber Hex Dumbbells here.
Pro-tip: If you buy an entire set, for example 5-50 pound pairs, you’ll save a considerable amount of money!