In 1993 Fixe Hardware introduced the first stainless steel bent-gate gym carabiner, a decade later these units are showing no signs of wear. The wiregate design on these plated steel carabiners eliminates the "sticky gate" syndrome. Over the long run investing in quality products will save your gym money. The life expectancy of your ropes also increases by eliminating aluminum carabiners. These carabiners also feature a fixed pin to eliminate rotation and are CE certified to 15kn.