Spring Collars are the go to for a quick and simple collar solution at a low price. These are strong collars that are tight on the bar. Chrome plating keeps them looking good. Fits barbells with 2" sleeve diameter.
|American Barbell Olympic Spring Collar (pair)||OBC-SP||$ 10|
Good strong collar
These clamps are good. I would guess they have about three times as much metal in them as the cheap clamps I got from Sears (and at $10 a pair, these are pretty cheap themselves). I think they are great. My wife thinks they are too stiff. They are also large so she uses two hands to put them on.