Product Comparison: PowerBlock EXP vs PowerBlock Elite Set


General Specifications
Brand
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Model
EXP
Elite Set
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
PowerBlock EXP Stage 1 Adjustable Dumbbell has a weight range of 5-50 lbs and replaces 16 dumbbells in the space of 1. EXP means expandable and you can expand this set later to 70 lbs and again to 90 lbs with optional expansion kits. Includes two 2.5 lb adder weights per handle at no charge to micro-load weight adjustments. Patented compact design keeps your workout are neat & organized. Replaces 16 pairs of dumbbells or 825 lbs of free weights
The PowerBlock Elite dumbbells are one of the highest-rated and best-selling sets of all time. This is one of the last adjustable dumbbells sets to still be made in the USA, and PowerBlock uses only premium-quality materials. Thanks to their smart and economical design, the PowerBlocks are extremely tough and can withstand all sorts of regular gym abuse.
Key Specs
Construction
Adjustable
Adjustable
Shape
Rectangular
Rectangular
Type
Powerblock
Powerblock
Weight Range
5 - 50 lbs.
5 - 50 lbs.
Weight Increment
2.5 lbs.
2.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
PowerBlock EXP Stage 1 Set
  • Changing out the 2.5 lb metal tubes was easy and fast.
  • Best adjustable dumbbells in my opinion.
  • Easy to adjust the different weights.
  • Very easy to swap out the weights and while I thought they looked awkward, I’ve used them and think they’re great.
  • Once you get used to sliding the pin in to change the weight, it is pretty easy. Used them a few times already and am pleased with them.
PowerBlock Elite Set Dumbbell, 50-Pound (pair)
  • Very stable, easy to adjust weights, and the flat ends make it easy to rest on your thighs and then kick up into position.
  • One really neat thing is that the PowerBlocks are actually shorter than the hex dumbbells at the same weight.
  • The shorter length allows the weights to come closer together at the top of the contraction without clanging together.
  • Mechinsim seems very safe, compact in terms of length, quick adjustable in increments of 10, expandable.
  • The weight doesn't feel balanced when your using light weight, like 5 pounds, or if you only have one of the fine adjustment bars in.
Size & Weight
Height
6.5 in.
6 in.
Width
12 in.
12 in.
Depth
6.5 in.
6 in.
Weight
50.5 lbs.
50 lbs.
Features
Color
Black/Red
Black
Coating
Rubber
Rubber
Material
Metal
Metal
Uneven Loading
No
No
Package
Pair
Pair
Extras
Patented compact design, Replaces 16 pairs of dumbbells
Expandable, Quality & Durability, 16 different weight settings
What customers say about "Features"
PowerBlock EXP Stage 1 Set
  • The handle is rubber-coated and sized well for comfort. Recommended!
  • I'm temporarily working on a tile floor while a room is getting set up, so the coating has been very helpful in preventing any breaking of floor tiles.
  • I really like the color, it looks cool
  • The sliders used to select the weight load are flimsy and require all your attention to get them in the proper slots.
  • I hate that the prongs for adjusting the weight are hard plastic instead of metal.
PowerBlock Elite Set Dumbbell, 50-Pound (pair)
  • The rubber-coated handle in the middle is very easy to grip, and the bars at the top are padded.
  • Control and stability on the up and down movements is excellent. The plate sections do not wobble or rattle.
  • There is a sticker on it which is color-coded so that when you move the pin, you can see what weight are selecting, since the nesting weights are also color coded.
  • Enclosed handle may limit their use in some excercises but it still decent dumbbells.
  • I would feel better if the adjustment pin was metal instead of plastic.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
10 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
529.00 $
489.00 $

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