Rogue Bolt-Together R-3 is rated
Rated 5 out of
The first thing I noticed when I unboxed this rack was that it was heavier than I expected--a good thing for a rack. Assembly was straight forward and I completed it in less than 2 hours with only a couple wrenches. I did add the multigrip crossmember and moved the included pullup bar to the back to act as a stabilizer. It really does need to be bolted down, even with the additional crossmember. I built a plywood platform and bolted it to that and it's very solid. At 235lbs I can do pullups and it barely moves.
You really can't overemphasize the importance of the hole spacing, especially in the bench area. In other racks it's always a pain to get it adjusted just right and it seems I'm always hitting the safety bar or it's too low to act as a real safety. Having used this rack with the close spacing i will never buy another rack without it. Of course, I doubt I'll ever need another rack with this thing.
One minor complaint. The bases of the vertical supports (the ones you bolt down to the floor) are not all the same. The measurements are slightly different so it's important to match them up when assembling. The instructions make no mention of this (maybe it's a production error?) and the differences were small enough I didn't notice. After I bolted it down, though, I realized the bases were not in line exactly. I went back and measured and saw the differences. It's a purely cosmetic issue and doesn't impact the rack in any way, but being OCD a bit seeing the mismatch bothers me. Maybe one day I'll take it apart and reorient the bases so they all match. Or maybe not.
Either way, overall an excellent rack I would buy again.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of
This thing is so over built it is incredible. My Wife and I are familiar with these from our box so when I sold our old squat rack and was looking at a rouge s-2 she said just get the one you really want. I got R-3 the bolt together because I have low ceilings in my garage and wanted to lower the pull-up bar a couple of holes. I was not disappointed. Easy assembly. Everything fit perfect. Great quality control there at Rouge. I surprised my wife with a Bella Bar. I have never seen her so excited about getting new equipment. She felt very comfortable with it "because it was just like at the gym." Don't forget to add anchors to your order.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated 5 out of
Excellent R-3 Option
Ordered the 30" bolt-together option for the R-3. Shipping was crazy fast, and the separate boxes made unloading a breeze. Put the rack together yesterday with the help of my son. Installation was much easier than anticipated. I'm looking forward to my first workout tomorrow night. The concrete wedge bolts (sold by Rogue) make bolting the rack to the floor a breeze. One quick note. The 5/8 " bolts take a 15/16" wrench and/or socket.
Date published: 2012-12-10
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