Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells 552 - 700000 Reviews
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Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells 552 - 700000

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  • SelectTech Dumbbells are Great for a Small Home Gym

    Jun 9, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saves space; replaces up to 30 dumbbells; easy to use; can workout at home
    Cons: Expensive; bulky at lighter weight settings; may not be heavy enough for some

    Summary: We just sold our SelectTech 552 Dumbbells to a neighbor. They are a good product and my husband and I enjoyed using them, but in the end they just were not heavy enough for my husband to maximize his workout program. Late last summer, in ... read more

  • Mean machine

    Nov 26, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Workout whenever you want
    Cons: none

    Summary: The Bowflex Dumbbells cost 139.99 dollars.  Is it really worth buying these dumbbells.  I say yes because you can easily workout at any time you want to.  It black and red with a knob on that side that changes how much weight you want. ... read more

  • Great Purchase.

    Aug 8, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to useGreat for light personal works
    Cons: Not heavy enough

    Summary: The bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells are great to use.  The changable weight settings work a lot better than I expected. Having them definitely saved me money because I don't have to buy seperate weights now, such as 20s, 25s, 30s, 35s...etc. ... read more

  • Top of the Line Dumbbells -- Astounding Results

    Jun 23, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 2.5 pound increments, sturdy and durable, there is always a great workout available
    Cons: sometimes the plates catch on the lock, not often

    Summary: In any ordinary workout everyone I know (including me) dread using the rusty, old and cheap iron dumbbells. You usually look down at your hands and see a burgundy rust residue and hands that have cuts or scratches on them. THIS SHOULDN'T BE A PART OF ... read more

  • Dumb has come a long way

    Feb 1, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great idea, great space saver
    Cons: sometimes locks don't work properly

    Summary: My fiance and I are very healthy people.  We workout virtually every day, we go running on a regular basis, and we really try our best to eat as healthy as possible as well.  This doesn't mean that we are crazy vegans or health nuts by any ... read more

  • Good Weights For Every Day People

    Dec 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: space saving, decent max weight, good quality
    Cons: very expensive

    Summary: Short on space but long on desire to pump yourself up? Bowflex may have the answer for you, if you have a few bucks saved up.Nautilus Inc. is known for their Bowflex home gyms, but this company also makes SelectTech 552 dumbbells. These weights ... read more

  • Big Things Come In Small Packages!

    Mar 22, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Space saving design!
    Cons: You will get tired from wanting to work out!

    Summary: The Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells are the future for dumbbells! Space saving design is the selling point for the new Dumbbells. Now it does not matter if you want to go to the gym or stay home your able to have them any where! I know that a lot of people ... read more

  • A Little Expensive, But Adding Muscle Isn't Cheap

    May 29, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to change dumbbell weight; helpful DVD
    Cons: Cost; should come with stand

    Summary: The Bowflex Selecttech 550 Dumbbells allow you to have one pair of dumbbells, but multiple weight levels. They are overall a good product, at a fairly high price. I paid a little under $350 for mine (they were on sale), and that included me ... read more

  • Best in line!

    Jan 13, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Convenient, space saving
    Cons: high shipping cost, expensive

    Summary: These dumbells are best in line. I bought these in the last August from their website. It's much better than having 5 individual dumbells with different weights. It's really convenient because spacesaving, and the weights can be adjusted very ... read more

  • Results instead of headache

    Jan 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, comfortable grip, flexible and space saver
    Cons: Price, dials are rigid and sometimes stick

    Summary: I wasn't sold on the Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells at first for a few reasons. Primarily because of the price, which came in around $399.99, although I picked mine up for $349.99 (not a boast of my amazing shopping skills). I jokingly told my wife that ... read more

  • The best dumbells of all time

    Dec 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The have many different weights levels.
    Cons: Sometimes the weights will fall off.

    Summary: This elite set of Bowflex dumbells, is a great addition to the home gym weight set. The really great attribute about them is that they can have different weights put on the same dumbell set. So, you do not have to buy different weights, which in the ... read more

  • Excellent for Home Gym

    Dec 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Space savings, grip, design, versatility.
    Cons: Price if you do not get the stand included.

    Summary: I bought these as a way to save space in my home workout room. They work great!! I used to belong to a gym for years and am very familiar with other equipment. Would I put these in a gym for everyday meat head use? No. They are not designed to withstand ... read more

  • Great dumbbells, takes up very little space

    Mar 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Weight selection availability, durability
    Cons: None really

    Summary: I have had the Nautilus 552 dumbbells for about a year now, so it's high time I publish a review of them. I got them for my basement so when I can't make it to the gym I can still work out at home. They are very easy to use - just turn the dial on each ... read more

  • Pricey but well worth it...

    Mar 6, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Smallest increments, almost instant weight adjustment, very little space required.
    Cons: Price, size of dumbbells.

    Summary: I was reluctant due to the price but took the plunge anyway - and I don't regret it now despite the price. What sold me (over PowerBlocks, Hoist, etc.) was the superior ease of use and especially the smaller weight increments. The Selecttech dumbbells ... read more

  • A great toy for big guys

    Nov 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of use, good looks
    Cons: Kinda expensive

    Summary: Great stuff. Just received it and absolutely excited by the ease of use. This is exactly what was missing from my home gym. This is easy easy easy and ease of use was the main purpose of this revolutionary mechanism. The only problem I have....I would ... read more

  • New competition for the PowerBlock, but not necessarily better...

    Jul 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfort, quiet, versatile, compact.
    Cons: Plastic base, awkward to return weights to base.

    Summary: My wife and I decided to invest in building a home gym. She was mostly interested in cardio, but I wanted to do some strength training as well. We had a treadmill, got an elliptical cross trainer and a free home gym with it. The room was quite full when ... read more

  • Nautilus SelectTech Dumbbell Set: Why Didn't I think of This

    Mar 11, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, works well, good system for all skill levels, quick
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: I have always wondered why the manufacturers of dumbbells never came up with a way to make the changing of weights process a little bit easier. It seems as if they all use the process of using a clamp or some sort of bolt. Both work great at keeping ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Sleek, but has flaws

    Jan 5, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice to look at and weights change easily. Space saving
    Cons: Expensive. The weight plates slip out once they get older.

    Summary: They look awesome to sight and feel. When new, they are totally awesome and changing weights are easy and sleek. The price is somewhat high, but it is space friendly and gives you a good workout. However the separaters for the plates are very weak ... read more

  • All talk no show

    Nov 10, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It was easy to put the dumbbells back into set position, also was very convenient.
    Cons: Not for serious weightlifters, more for those who cant make the gym

    Summary: I bought this product and was very frustrated with it. Not only was i spending more time adjusting the weight than actually working out, I felt like my time was wasted purchasing it. If u have the Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells 552, return it and go get ... read more

  • Excellent Product

    Jul 24, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Flexible, affordable, and quality made
    Cons: Won't do my workouts for me!

    Summary: I bought a set of Bowflex SelectTech dumbells at Sears for $250, much cheaper than the advertised price on Bowflex's web site. Along with a simple $40 bench I got at Academy Sports I now have a great home gym. You can do almost anything with these ... read more

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