The dumbbell set and rack are solid, exactly as described. Additionally, the urethane does not have any odor, like rubber dumbbells and barbell plates sometimes do. My experience with Dumbbells Direct customer service was outstanding. A couple of the pieces in the set were out of stock, so they shipped everything that was in stock and as soon as they obtained the remaining pieces they shipped those too at no additional cost to me. They also communicated quickly and honestly any time I had a question. Would definitely recommend buying through Dumbbells Direct.