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Every weightlifter should have a set of 10kg Olympic weight plates.

There are so many options and minute differences between weight plates, it can be difficult to know which features are important and which aren’t. We’re here to help you out.

What to Look for in a Weight Plate

So you’ve decided to buy a set of 10kg Olympic weight plates. But all the plates look the same, so how can you choose one weight plate over another.

Weight plates can widely differ in price, and you want to make sure that if you’re paying extra, you’re going to get your money’s worth. Here are some things to look out for when buying 10kg weight plates:


The bevel on a weight plate is the small indent at the outer edge which lifts the weight off the floor. Without a bevel, weights will sit flush against anything they are put against.

If you load 10kg weights without a bevel onto your barbell, trying to get them off again may take off a few fingernails.

Choosing the Right Barbell

It’s important to get the right barbell for your weight plates. Olympic weight plates will only fit Olympic barbells, but there’s more to it than that. 

When lifting 10kg weight plates, you need to find a barbell with good knurling. This is the diamond-shaped etching in the middle of the barbell to help with grip.