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    what is the approx price of cheapest weight in Melbourne or Australia? and where to buy it, anyone have suggestion? on rebelsport for 5 kg its 20 aud is that cheap?

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    Sportsmart have it for $3 a kg. That's where I buy it if I cant get what I need off eBay.

    I would never buy anything from "Ripoffsport"

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    What kind of weights?

    Are you going to be deadlifting or cleaning?

    What floor surface?

    Olympic or standard plates?

    I get my equipment from Australian Kettlebells and Gym direct.

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    standard one, i use carpet at home . im using the ausbb beginner training. I think im gonna buy from rebel sport + 18$ shipping.. wew i dont have cars and im goin to buy 20 kilos more by bus?.. that takes a lot of time

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    I picked some up on special about a year ago, 2- 25kg plates for $2 per kilo. Did the old ring a round and that was the best place i could find. Fitness concepts here in Adelaide if i remember correctly.

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    thats cheap! nice. I hope someone can tell me where can i find a weight like that in Melbourne

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    Not far off, and you wont need to catch a bus lol

    Standard Size Hammer tone

    20kg plate for $55 is very reasonable

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    To begin with why would you want 'the cheapest plates available'? cheap plates are inaccurate (eg, a 25kg plate isnt 25kg) and the rubber literally rots. In the end you dont save money.

    As Australians have a tradition of rubber coated weights (less wear and tear on floors and bars) and because they're generally in the same price range, I'll walk you through some ones I like:

    LFS Sydney - Hammertone olympic plates $2.30/kg

    LFS EXERCISE AND FITNESS WEIGHTS

    Definitely the cheapest plates around and they look okay, though I've had no experience with them. I'd contact the seller and get them to tell you just how accurate they are.

    Gymandfitness - standard rubber coated plate $3/kg (gymdirect sells these too)

    Gym Equipment, Fitness Equipment, Home Gym Equipment, Power Racks, Multi Gyms, Weight benches

    These guys have quoted me that most of the plates which come through are 1-2% accuracy and never more than a 1kg off. They seem tough, very thin and there are lots of package deals you can get where you basically get a free barbell. If I had my time again I'd buy these exclusively.

    Shu Trading - rubber coated olympic weight plates ?/kg

    Shu Trade,gymnastic rings,plyometric boxes,clubbell,kettlebell,weight vest,plates,rack,power sled,sled,medicine ball,medi ball,rubber mat - Home

    I was recommended these from a big name rugby coach and crossfit affiliate in Brisbane. He swears they're better quality than the ones from gymandfitness and as they're completely identical to my york plates I'm inclined to agree. My only whinge is that they're quite thick.

    Sizes to get weight plates:
    - 0.25 x 2 (make these out of chain at Bunnings)
    - 0.5 x 4 (with the 0.25s these make microplates)
    - 1.25 x 2
    - 2.5 x 2
    - 5 x 2
    - 10 x 2
    - 15 x 2
    - 25 x as many as possible

    Notice that I skipped the 20s? they're unnecessary if you've got 15s and 25s and if you wanna put 300kg on the bar down the track (and if you dont gtfo) they'll serve you much better. Wont fit on a plate rack though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkusuma View Post
    what is the approx price of cheapest weight in Melbourne or Australia? and where to buy it, anyone have suggestion? on rebelsport for 5 kg its 20 aud is that cheap?
    $4/kg is a bit steep!

    Quote Originally Posted by danielkusuma View Post
    standard one, i use carpet at home . im using the ausbb beginner training. I think im gonna buy from rebel sport + 18$ shipping.. wew i dont have cars and im goin to buy 20 kilos more by bus?.. that takes a lot of time
    We've heard of a few retailers ^^^ not mentioning any names ;p that sell weight plates as "Standards" that are actually 25-26mm. Just make sure you double check before buying.

    Quote Originally Posted by PTC View Post
    Not far off, and you wont need to catch a bus lol

    Standard Size Hammer tone

    20kg plate for $55 is very reasonable
    $2.75/kg is a good price for Hammertone plates.

    We stock:
    • Rubber Coated plates at $2.95/kg
    • Hammertone plates at $2.75/kg
    • Duracast plates at $1.95/kg


    Of course, they're cheaper if you need a package put together.
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