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SML-2 Rogue 90" Monster Lite Squat Stand

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SML-2 Rogue 90” Monster Lite Squat Stand

The SML-2 Monster Lite Squat Stand delivers much of the strength and versatility of a power rack in an efficient, compact frame. Featuring 3x3” 11-gauge steel uprights, an adjustable fat/skinny pull-up bar, and 5/8” holes in the Westside spacing pattern, it’s an affordable hybrid of Rogue’s S-2 and Monster SM-2 squat stands.

The American-made SML-2 is equally equipped for squats, bench, pull-ups, clean pulls, floor press, and more. And with a footprint of just 49" x 48", it's a squat stand well suited to home gyms, collegiate training facilities, and CrossFit affiliates, alike.


  • Built in Columbus, OH, USA
  • Total Height: 92”
    • Max Pull-up Bar Height for Fat/Skinny Bar: 80.5"
    • Max Pull-up Bar Height for Single Skinny Bar: 88"
  • Footprint: 49” x 48”
  • 5/8” Bolts and Fasteners and J-Cup pins
  • (2) 3x3" 11-gauge Steel Uprights
  • Weight Capacity: 1,000 + lbs
  • (2) J-Cups with protective UHMW Plastic Inserts
  • (1) Fat/Skinny Pull-Up Bar (Single Pull-Up Bar option also available)
  • Westside Hole Pattern (1” through bench and clean pull zone, 2” spacing above and below)
  • *Image above includes optional accessories that are sold separately

Check out the complete line of Squat Stands from Rogue here.

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Color Black
Product Weight 166 lbs.
Length 48"
Width 49"
Height 92"
Steel Notes 3x3" 11 Gauge Uprights, 2x3" 11 Gauge Bases
Other Product Specs Westside Hole Spacing
Squat Stands 3x3" Steel
Made In USA Yes
SML-2 Rogue 90" Monster Lite Squat Stand is rated 4.858695652173913 out of 5 by 92.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing!!!! This is absolutely an amazing rack!!! I am so happy with my purchase and the quality Rogue puts out!!!
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Investment I purchased this squat rack in 2013 and I fell in love with it instantly. I have made all my gains on this squat rack without any issues. It's been three years and not a single problem with it. I've thrown over 500 lbs on this rack and it doesn't even budge an inch. I don't have it nailed down either and I haven't had any issues. Paint holds up great even though I used it everyday. When doing pull ups it again doesn't budge an inch. Highly recommend this product. I don't really see a need to do the monster series besides the number cut outs. Great job Rogue, look forward to buying more products from you!
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely well built Just got my box set up. The sml2 out shines expectations. Not bolted to the ground and still solid for pull ups. Added a few other items and all products show pride of American made. Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive! Overbuilt is an understatement! I just received mine a few days ago. It only took about a 1/2 an hour to assemble. The pictures of this stand do not do it justice. It is solid as a rock and now the centerpiece of my garage gym. Don't get fooled into buying the Chinese made products you see elsewhere. I researched extensively and could not find anything comparable in regards to price and quality. This thing is worth every penny and will last a lifetime. My only problem will be deciding which of my children will inherit this monster. I also ordered the spotter arms, flat utility bench, beater bar, and Hi Temp bumper set. All of which I am equally impressed with. I truly appreciate that there is an American company producing quality products here in the U.S.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and easy to assemble My Monster Lite showed up today and once I got the pieces out of the boxes I was able to assemble it in about 30 minutes. The bolts and hardware are very high quality and I really like how all of the hardware is the same. I'm 200 pounds and the rack is rock solid while doing pull ups and I have it just sitting on top of the carpet in my basement. I could not be happier with my purchase.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought the Monster Lite might be wimpy but... It was anything but wimpy! Solid construction. No movement, at all, during pull ups or with the Matador dip attachment. Very solid. I ordered last November during their Black Friday Sale (no shipping charges). They had the best deals on the color frames and I thought 'now or never.' I decided to spend a bit more on the bumpers and bought the 'competition training' style, they are not as bulky as the crumb or tempered. I also went with the flat bench, matador, and spotter arms. I would recommend spending the extra money for the safety spotter arms. I haven't needed them yet, but just in case. I don't want to sound preachy but here are the bottom lines, save the money and buy quality, you won't be happy with second best. Don't skimp. I looked around at some other rigs but none that were as solid for the price. Im not a crossfitter l just like to lift.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Rack After searching high and low for a rack I finally settled on this one and could not be happier. This thing is a beast, easy to assemble and looks great too. So, I wanted to write this review to just make people aware and has no bearing on my complete satisfaction. This rack is in my basement and I did not want to bolt it to the floor. Therefore, since I am 5'9" 200lbs and knowing I would perform pull ups on this rack. I did purchase plate storage for this rack. Performing kipping or butterfly pull ups without plates loaded this rack will move on you. However, load up your plate storage and you are good to go! Plus I now have a place to put my weights. :) Hope this helps!
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An heirloom squat stand if there ever was one. I bought this stand with spotter bars for my home gym. The kids arn't afraid to squat now on their own since there are the spotter bars. Extremely solid. I was wondering if me at 240 lbs would cause the stand to swing a bit when doing pull-ups but it does not.
Date published: 2016-07-20
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Squat Stand This is a good, solid squat rack. It arrived in a week from my order. All the parts arrived together, so no missing hardware. I assembled it myself in my garage. No special tools needed, just two adjustable wrenches. I did consider the slightly cheaper, foreign made stand. VERY glad I went with this one. I have no doubt I will have this for many, many years. I contacted customer service before this was shipped, and can say they are very responsive and friendly. Rogue is my new go-to for workout gear and equipment.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Rack, J-Cups should be upgraded This is a great squat rack with expansion for the future into a full power rack (if desired). I have this in a basement with 8-9 foot celing placement. Build quality is outstanding. Ordered this rack with wheels to be able to move it out of the way for vacuuming my basement and the occasional odd situation. The j-cups are the only concern -- they should have padding on the lip to protect bars. However, for the price, it's the build is a great all around value. I put it together by myself and did not have any issues (took less than an hour). Went witht the single pull up bar for clearance and ordering spotter arms for safety. Footprint is a lot smaller than anticipated and allows for easy bar in/out which would be a bit more cumbersome with a full cage. Truly recommended if you cannot see a use for a full rack but would like the option to do so one day.
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do you like to do-it-yourself? I had a fun time navigating Rogue's site deciding between choice. Eventually I settled on the Monster Lite line as it had the best bang for your buck. 3 x 3 steel, only about $45 more than the S-2, and only a little more than other competitors (who make it in China). I ordered everything through this page (Rogue Ohio Bar, 260lb hi temps, flat bench, spotter arms) and got a good rate on shipping this way. Everything came in about 1 week later via UPS Freight, my bar was missing but that was on UPS, after a quick email and phone conversation with customer service (which is awesome, by the way) they quickly sent another one over to me, without making me feel like I was a liar, I had no proof it was stolen, they took me at my word and opened the claim with UPS. I had a great time and made a weekend of receiving the package, carrying it all up to my apartment, and I assembled it inside my bedroom. I had to go to home depot and pick up some heavy duty hardware to get it done, but it is not necessary. I initially used a cheap drill/driver that I inherited from my old roommates, but the 5/8 hardware is a little too heavy duty for a cheap drill. I picked up a Dewalt (another American made brand, I believe) impact driver and socket converter, and put this thing together by myself. I am pretty weak right now and it was easy, you just need to be careful. There is a video online of how to assemble the S-2, it is the same process. An impact driver made this 100x easier once I got back from home depot. I got about halfway into assembling it with my piece of garbage DURABUILT 14v and a wrench, but realized my uprights were upside down AND since this is 3 x 3 the hole spacing was facing the wrong way, DOH! So once I had the Dewalt it was a PIECE OF CAKE to disassemble and flip the uprights and redo everything. I highly recommend an impact driver and adjustable socket wrench when assembling this, a step ladder will make it easier to make any adjustments up with everything upright as well. To add to it, I didn't even realize it but I can convert this to a full cage (the Rogue SML 390F) or to a half rack (HR-2) if I ever get to a garage or wish to expand this thing. I am SO GLAD I invested in a high quality piece instead of buying CAP Barbell or alternative brand. It feels good to support made in USA and I know the service and quality is right there.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Man Like! I am zero handy and put this together in no time, by myself. (30 mins) I am 6'3 330 and it handles me with no problems. I got the dip bar and plastic rings (which I highly recommend. Barely feel a difference compared to wood or ceramic rings.) I am not about to kip without some counterweight but works great for strict PU. I also only got the single pull-up bar because of my height and it is perfect. I did not get the spotter arms but will in the future. I did not get a bench but it is another thing I will get soon too. I have been floor pressing so that will suffice in the meantime. I got the Ohio Bar (Black) and 350lbs of weight. 350 in bumpers is more than enough in my view especially for a home gym. The Ohio Bar is awesome and looks like it will stand the test of time. I use the bar for power and Oly lifts. I did not buy the wheels, but I can move it by myself no problem, with two people it should be a breeze. Add-ons I would recommend, weight storage, you can buy these and attach to the back of the stand and will work great as a counterweight. Dip bar is awesome totally worth it. Mats are the other main item I would recommend. I do not love the clips but got some new spring clips for $10. All in all, I am so glad we bought this for my garage gym. I bought a rower last year and slowly but surely I am going to have an awesome and high quality garage gym! Rogue=Quality
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blown Away!! My expectation were high but the SML-2 even exceeded them. I wavered back and forth between this and the SM-2.5 only because I wanted the single pull up bar to be high enough and the SML-3 would have exceeded my ceiling capacity. At 5'11" I can just barely touch the bar with full arm extension. I got the stand packaged with the Chan Bar and the Utility Flat bench and shipping for all 3 was only $65. Pleased with my purchase is an understatement. This thing is as solid as an atlas stone, tank (fill in with whatever immovable object that you would like) and it just commands the attention of the whole room. Sturdy as all get up. I can't even imagine the quality of the Monster Series because it obviously exceeds this. I am a Rogue customer for life. The Chan Bar and bench are both top notch quality too!!
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid rig. I am 6' 3" 210 lb ex collegiate football player. I was fortunate to have Power Lift racks in our training facility. When I was done with college and short NFL career, I got into Crossfit and I loved it. It's been about three years now and I wanted something for my home. Basic strength training in my garage on my off days from Crossfit. I had high expectations for a squat rack because of what I was use to. I'm tellin you right now, this rack is solid. There is nothing fancy about it. Simple, structurally sound design that I put together by myself in about an hour or so. I have the dip attachment that hooks up in seconds and it does great. I chose to get one pull up bar and it doesn't budge when I do strict pull-ups. I have just enough clearance between the ceiling and the bar to get my chin over the bar. I also got the wheels to attach to the back of the rig. On a beautiful day I'll roll it outside and get a lift in the sun. I will get the attachment soon to store my plates on the back end. As you can see in the photo, I got the rippetoe bar. Love it. It's 1mm thicker than most Crossfit bars which I prefer. Work on my grip even more. I put together my own box. You should do it. It's a fun project. Just feels good to build something yourself. My bench is from Raw Equipment. It does the job. Little uneven but I put a 2 1/2 lb plate under one side and its level. Quite a bit cheaper than rogues, but I'm sure there bench is solid. More than you probably want, but that's how satisfied I am with this rack and my wife giving me the opportunity to have it.
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Work Rogue!!! This squat stand is perfect. They really shouldn't use the word "lite", because its built like a tank. Thanks for the high quality and keep up the good work Rogue.
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SML-2 Review- Great Squat Stand Looked at several Rogue squat stands for my garage gym. The SML-2 was recommended to me by a friend. After going back and forth between a couple of the stands and reading the Rogue customer reviews, I decided to go with the SML-2. I've had the SML-2 for about 2 months and I love it. I got the SML-2 with the single pull up bar and it works great. The SML-2 is easy to put together too. You'll appreciate the quality of the material. Rogue was able to make a custom cut due to the height of my garage and where I was going to put the stand, but don't worry, the fee is like $45.00 ( Or something like that).
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freakin' awesome rack... Just delivered- put together last night. Rock solid. I added the squat stand post storage and a pair of posts for the uprights. Asked for a bare steel/raw pull-up bar...pretty cool and feels great. Went with the sandwich cups instead of the standard j's. Like em. Bummed no laser marked numbers but I should have read the description more closely. Haven't tried the Matador yet. I have Rogue bumpers, GHD and a Concept 2 rower as well. I looked at many different brands in stores (local) but what I received really blows the other brands away. By the way, I bought rubber mats (horse stall mats) at a local Tractor Supply Company store- can't beat their prices. Also have a raw steel Matt Chan bar...amazing...really!
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One year update I have been using the SML-2 in my garage for just over a year and I am still over the moon pleased. I have the rig on a raised platform in my garage and drag it down once a week to bench press and then put it back. I rack heavy bars frequently, have a set of rings hanging off the pull up bar and do a lot of TRX style work, I tie bands to it for various reasons - basically I do not baby the thing. It survives just fine with a car parked in front of it that probably dripped salty road snow on it. I just torqued the bolts and not a single one needed it. There is no oxidation to speak of other than surface rust on the pins for the J-Cups and spotter arms. The plastic on the J-Cups is beat up but still works fine. All in all, after a year I am still very pleased with the SML-2 and use it 4-5 times a week and frequently rack 405lbs+ bars.
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing "Lite" About It I am not a power lifter or a crossfit guy...just a 40 something looking to maintain my hard earned size. I was originally considering the Infinity Series and I probably would have been fine with that choice but the price jump to the Monster Lite series seemed too reasonable to pass up. It arrived two months ago and I could not be happier with my choice. It was delivered three days after ordering. I assembled it easily by myself in about an hour (including unpacking all of the boxes). Let me tell you this thing is rock solid and looks so hardcore that it almost demands that you add another plate or squeeze out one more rep. The safety spotter arms may seem a little pricey but they are equally solid and worth the price. This will be the last rack that I will ever need but it will not be the last purchase that I make from Rogue Fitness. Great work everybody.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent piece of equipment! I bought this about a week ago, took 5 days to ship to California from Ohio. Assembled it fairly easily, only needed a bit of help when attaching the pull-up bar. It's a sturdy peice of equipment, and for the price it's worth it.
Date published: 2015-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Received this black beauty yesterday, It came in 7 different boxes, all packaged professionally, very easy to put together as long as you have the proper tools ahead of time which i did, I put it together myself and it took about 45 minutes, just used a small stepladder to attach the pull up bar. this thing will still be standing even if my house blew away. Very Happy. It is not a cheap piece of equipment to buy after you add the safety spotter arms but definitely worth it.. you pay for what you get and I got an amazing well built product. this wasn't my first and definitely not my last purchase from Rogue.
Date published: 2015-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from impressive I purchased this stand with the spotter arms and could not be more impressed with the quality. I upgraded to this stand for the adjustability. My last stands spacing was close to five inches. Just didn't work. The "westside" spacing is perfect. I thought the spotter arms were way overpriced until they showed up. They're worth every penny, I think they might even be bulletproof. Will never need another squat stand again.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only squat stand I'll ever have to buy! I bought this squat stand while I was deployed. It sat in boxes on my garage floor for 6 months until I could get back and put it together. I was nervous that there would be a needed part missing or something, but nope. No issues at all building it. It took longer to build because I was letting my little kids help and we kept stopping to ooh and ahh over the quality of this equipment. Rogue is an awesome company. Their workmanship speaks for itself and their customer service is top-notch. I'm impressed and a customer for life. Just not buying another squat stand. Don't have to. This one will live longer than I will, it seems.
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stand Debated between buying this and the S2 stand. Ultimately decided on this as there was only a 20 dollar difference . Very easy to assemble and it feels solid. Footprint isnt that big either. Kipping pullups can make it rattle if you dont have some weights on the feet. I place bumpers to keep it steady. Overall I would purchase again. You get a sturdy rack made in the USA.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Piece Of Equipment!! I ordered my SML-2 Rogue 90" Monster Lite Squat Stand with the Spotter Arms in November 2014. Everything arrived shortly afterwards well packaged and ready to assemble. Assembly went very well, with no issues. I love this stand!! It is a beautiful piece of equipment and is very sturdy and will take anything that I will every be able to throw at it!! To me it is a piece of functional art!!! I love Rogue equipment!!
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Stand, Buy the Plate Storage I love this stand!! I will say however kipping pull-ups/bar muscle ups are almost impossible unless you weight the bottom. I purchased the weight storage a few weeks after the stand and what a difference!! Now I don't have to put weights on the base and almost fall over them if I miss!! Other than that it's a completely solid stand with great manufacturing and tooling. Recommend buying a silver sharpie and marking the holes as well. Love this product. Am probably going to upgrade to the rack as soon as I can!!
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recent Purchase I have been looking at squat racks, power racks, and just about every type of rack there is for the last couple of months. I came across the SML-2 in the first third of my search. Really liked the unit, but initially thought I would go with a power rack. Fast forward to a little more than a week ago and I decide on the SML-2 with the safety bars. Shipping was quick, customer service was excellent, and deliver went with only a small hitch because I had input my phone number incorrectly. But Rogue and the shipper were great in contacting me so the actual delivery did not miss a beat. As for the stand all I can say is Wow! I had no idea it was such a pro grade setup. Good thing I had my son handy for the install. So, today, I get my first workout in and everything, I mean everything was perfect. While I think this unit with the Ohio bar is maybe much more than I need. I don't plan on giving them up. I could not be more pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2014-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Things to consider I'm 5'11" and I can touch the ground just barely with my normal grip pull up. Any taller individual would probably be better suited for the SM-2.5 or SML-3. Other than that, it is perfect piece of equipment. Also, my J cups are like slightly slanted so the bar will roll into the back plate, a good thing, since the front edge of the curl is not coated with the plastic.
Date published: 2014-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Monster lite squat rack I purchased the sml 2 during rogue's Black Friday sale and received it promptly. I don't usually review anything but I felt this needed it. This thing is sturdy and built rock solid. The other racks seen in the other sporting good stores don't compare to this monster. In addition, the purchase and delivery process was great. Very professional and organized company!
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redefining "American Made" After looking at these racks for quite some time, I decided to pull the trigger on the SML-2 during its cyber Monday sale. No regrets at all. Being 6’2, 200lbs I was between the SM2.5 or this one, but this size works perfectly for me(maybe go bigger if you are taller). I also went with the single skinny bar, the fat skinny would have been too short for me. I purchased it on a Monday, received confirmation emails a few minutes later and the shipment information the day after. The entire process was a breeze and Rogue managed customer communication to perfection. The shipment arrived at my house on time and took less than 30 minutes to assemble on my own. Two wrenches was all I needed to make this thing work. The quality of this rack is amazing. It looks and feels bombproof. Nothing cheap about it. Kipping pull ups for my 200 lbs are not a problem. There is a slight movement but with some weight on the sides it doesn’t move at all. I paired this purchase with a flat bench and a rogue bar. Rogue is not only meeting the definition of “American Made,” but raising it to another level. Glad I made this purchase and will enjoy it for the next million years.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, Yes & Yes! First and possibly the only squat stand I will ever buy for my garage gym. I took advantage of Rogue's Matte Black Friday deal and saved around $50 on the SML-2. Having ordered all of my equipment from Rogue in the past, I had no concerns about the durability. This thing is a tank. The only thing I went back and forth on was the max height of the pull-up bar. I'm 6'2" with long arms so I considered the SML-3 which can go up to 106" on the pull-up bar. I finally decided on the SML-2...the right decision. Not only do I have plenty of room for pull-ups, but I could easily move this bad boy inside if I wanted to given the reasonable height. If you're on a budget and want a great multi-purpose stand that will last forever, do yourself a favor and order the SML-2 NOW.
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing quality. ..fits beautifully. I've been building my garag gym which has 98" ceilings...so a lot of options were off the table for me. I did my research and found this to be the right height and have all the features. My wife and I received the stand early and assembled it in less than thirty minutes. We both got to squatting immediately. The quality of the stand is awesome. You can't have built this thing stronger! It's serious overkill....which I love.
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT GEAR - WELL MADE Bought this recently. Arrived in 3 business days! Easy to assemble. Heavy duty. If you are tall ( 6'3"+) and plan on doing pull ups I would invest in the taller SML. Also bought the 2.0 Bar. Best bar I've ever used. Balanced, feels great in the hands..
Date published: 2014-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I decided to get the SML-2 after months of looking aroound and I am glad I did! I went with this thinking I will add the upgrade later to make it a flat foot full rack. First, shipping was so fast it was crazy. Recived 5 days after the order and it was packaged perfectly. The thing is built like a tank! Solid as all get out and I did not bolt it down. I am 205 and can do pull-ups without it shaking or moving. I did some bech work on it and it does not move re-racking the weight either. I cannot be happier. I cannot beleive a few months ago I was looking at racks at Dicks that were more expensive and much less quality! I feel like a salesperson, buut you cannot appreciate how good it is unless you see one. The pics do not do it justice.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bomb Proof!!! This thing is built like a tank! I assembled it in less than 25 minutes by myself. Did a few kipping pull ups on it with nothing weighing it down and it didn't budge. I waited until it was positioned in my garage and fully assembled before tightening all of the nuts and bolts. No rocking at all. A great addition to my garage gym.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one out there. I purchased this SML-2 and has served its purpose to the fullest! It's strong and sturdy, I attached the wheels for it and easily roll it out to the driveway for outside workout or for bar muscle-ups. Love it.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safest squat stand available! I've had this stand for about a year. With the spotter arms this thing is very safe to use when working out alone. I have since bought a lot of accessories and upgraded this to a RML-390F rack. The options for this stand and what it can become in your home gym are amazing. Great job Rogue!
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected! I bought this about a two months ago when Rogue had the shipping deals during the CrossFit Games. I was originally planning on getting the HR-2, but figured I could get the HR-2 conversion kit down the road. I actually may not bother as the SML-2 is more than adequate for my purposes. I was able to put it together easily once I was able to get a 15/16" socket wrench. I have the long plate storage pins and safety arms as well on my SML-2. The rack is stable with hardly any sway when performing kipping pull-ups (mine is sitting on 3/4" rubber stall mats). I would agree with other reviews that "skinny" is relative as the single skinny bar is actually thicker compared to any other pull-up bars I have used on other half-racks and multi-stations at my local gym. The J-cups have done well protecting the knurling on my Ohio bar. Overall, an excellent option if you want a squat rack and pull-up bar, but don't want to bolt your rack into the ground.
Date published: 2014-09-15
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, tougher than I was expecting I finally found a beefy and reasonably priced rack to complement my Ironmaster 950. I searched a long time, but everything reputable is much more expensive and safety arms can't go as low. I'm still in awe at how solid the SML-2 is. My first impression was, "Yikes, should I have gotten the Infinity instead?" The safety arms are really hefty too. Really simple to assemble, did it by myself with 2 adjustable wrenches. The precision of the bolts and holes is amazing--practically a perfect fit. Though not bad, I wish the paint is more like an enamel. I had a few contacts with service, and am very impressed with the quality of care each time. "Made in USA" was also important to me.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Monster Lite? If this is the lite version, I can't even imagine the Monster version! I took advantage of the ships free deal on Sunday night and ordered it with the single skinny. I got an email saying it will be about a 7 - 10 day wait, which was also on the website at the time. I was ok with that seeing how I had waited 6 months or so to be able to order it. Though no, it wasn't 7 days, nor was it 10 days, I got tracking numbers a little over a day later! I was STOKED! I'm glad I didn't settle and get a full rack from "Ama***.com". And believe me, the pictures and Youtube videos do this stuff NO justice! The craftsmanship of it all is incredible, nothing like you would find in your "local gyms". The uprights of the stand are the most impressive, just tall, massive square tubing with well machined holes and an awesome Rogue badge on the sides. The next most impressive parts are the J-cups lol! They are as wide as my forearm and beefy. To be honest this setup is so overkill and comical but in an AWESOME way! When putting it together, it reminded me of those Erector Sets when I was young but on a massive scale. Lucky for me I'm not far from Ohio so it got here quick and in great shape by way of a UPS ground truck. Every part for the stand and every piece of hardware was there and packaged well! There really is nothing to putting it together. After checking out the instructions, I did it myself with a pair of vice grips after getting most of the nuts finger tight and then I had to get a 15/16 wrench and socket to tighten everything completely after it settled and leveled out. And after a bit of a wipe down to get the scuffs off from being in the boxes, it ends up being this sick looking, matte black stand that you can't help but stare at. Even those who don't lift would be impressed by it's presence lol! Only two things more I could mention. One is I don't think it's quite 166lbs as stated, more like 120lbs +/- as I'm able to move it around easier than you would think for being 166lbs. The other is the "skinny" pullup bar. It's not as skinny as you would think, so don't let that deter you from just getting the single in fear that you may not like it. It's similar to the feel of a barbell in your hands but maybe a tick thicker. It's very nice. Also, I'm 5' 11 1/2" @ 185lbs. I was swinging from this thing like you would as a kid on a tree branch or jungle gym lol and I don't think it moved even a 1/8 inch. I know some may like to do kipping pullups as they say, I really don't think you'll have a problem. You would have to be quite aggressive with it to get it to start rocking and especially to tip it over. Anyway, this was well worth the wait. It was sort of like the feeling many get when they order a Harley or a Vette and have to wait a certain time period to get it. And I'm sure you can imagine the feeling of finally getting it in your hands! Thanks Rogue!
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long-lasting squat rack I received the SML-2 about 2 weeks ago and had several workouts to evaluate it. Shipping was quick and easy, although my UPS guy was probably not too pleased with all the boxes. Assembly was straightforward, if not simple, as the bolts took a socket head bigger than anything I had, necessitating a run to the hardware store. The bolts are huge though, and you will not be worried about the amount of weight this thing can hold. Also had to have help from a friend holding the uprights to bolt them in, but that's not a problem. Follow the instruction to not tighten everything until the rack is fully assembled, I had to go back and loosen and re-tighten some bolts to get out some wobble. My garage floor isn't perfectly flat, so there is still a bit of wobble, but I shimmed up one side with cardboard from one of the shipping boxes (there was plenty) and now everything is fine. The fat/skinny bar is great. I recommend getting the wheel set, but you may need to mount them on a different side of the rack, which requires more bolts. Mine are in the back up against a wall, so they aren't really useful. I'm going to switch them around the to the front once I get more hardware. The J cups are great, I put some cardboard in the bottom of them for even more bar protection, but that's probably not necessary. Also got the spotter arms which look strong as well and have the same plastic lining on them as the J cups. Haven't had to use them yet, but they make me feel better about working out alone in the garage. I also like the fact that I can upgrade it to a full rack if I ever have the space and/or inclination. In summary: This rack is a tank and will last a long time. Perfect for home gyms.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Part 1: Arrival and Assembly I am going to do a 2 part review and this first part is going to be focused on the setup of the product. The squat stand came in 8 or 9 different boxes via ups. The product shipped quick and arrived 2 days later. The packaging was well done and was quick to do. The squat stand itself was a piece-of-cake to setup...it took maybe 35 minutes (only because i didn't have a socket wrench available to tighten the bolts quicker). The stand is absolutely rock solid and didn't budget one bit while doing a pull up. The steels is rigid and very well made. I followed advice in a yt video on Rogue's channel to a smililar s-2 stand for the bolts and keeping them lose until it was all set up helped ensure that it was 100% stable upon tightening. part 2 will come after I have done a few workouts using the stand.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Rack This is a solid squat rack. I use it for power lifting mostly and it can take drops easily with heavy missed lifts. Only thing I noticed was that there were some blemishes on a couple pieces when I received up but it does not bother me but some it does. This is a great piece of equipment that can take some abuse.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect When I started shopping Rogue rigs, I was very skeptical about all the 5-star reviews. Seemed sketchy to me that almost no one ever leaves sub-4-star reviews about Rogue products. But I did my due diligence and was soon convinced that this stuff was legit. I was shipping the thing overseas, so it was imperative that everything arrived in a timely and orderly fashion. As soon as I got my order and peeked inside the boxes, I knew this stuff was everything it was supposed to be and more. Shipping was very fast (less than 4 days, I believe) there were no missing parts, nothing was damaged. I resealed the boxes and threw them on a shipping container. I was moving to the Dominican Republic and had only a 7'3" x 7'"10 room in which to set up my gym. Footprint was a major selling point and this thing came in at just the right size. With a six foot bar, I have just enough room to do everything I need to do. I'm sure it would be nice to have a full squat stand, but on the other hand, even with a larger room I would love the freedom and openness of this rig. Sure, maybe you have more room to do squats in a full-sized rig, but the safety arms on this bad boy are plenty long enough to spot you on a failed squat. The American steel this stuff is made cannot be beaten. It is rock solid and there are zero stability issues for squats and pullups. Even with shipping included, this was the absolute best product I could find for the price. I researched just about every stand available in the $400-$800 range and this is THE best, IMHO.
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing product and even better pricing. Ok first review didn't post about a month ago, so here is an updated and shortened one. I got this about 4 days after it was shipped. Actual shipping costs were reasonable, especially since I ordered a decent amount of bumper plates with this stand. UPS dropped off the two pallets I ordered, but this comes on one long pallet balanced on a normal sized pallet. It isn't wrapped very well at all, but nowhere near as bad as the bumper plates were wrapped. Those came muddy and dusty (not that I care, just stating for reference). This came fine other than the fat/skinny pull-up bar being slightly damaged, as well as the rack. It's just the paint on two corners and a nick where you might place your hand for a wide pull-up, but it is felt. The rack has a larger gouge missing on the upright 3x3 section (about the size of a pinky, 1-2 pennies deep). One bolt didn't line up correctly either with the pull-up bar, but it was fixed in a few minutes time. The rack isn't fully compatible with the Monster Lite Spotter Arms I ordered either. They work and are beefy, not doubt about that... but the hole spacing on this rack doesn't always allow for the bottom pin to be inserted at times. Problem? Not really, just something I noticed immediately. The arms can only be placed so far down (sorry, no rack pulls at or below knee for taller people (I'm 6'0")) since they are limited by the two plates holding the squat rack upright pieces together. No numbers to indicate which hole you are on, but that isn't an issue with the stand. It's advertised that way and can easily be marked with a silver Sharpe, colored paint/stickers/magnets, etc. So that's what I don't like about the rack, and it's mostly trivial. It still works and does what it is supposed to. It's beefy, easy to build, stable, super easy to build, priced right, looks great, and only has 3 steps to build it so it's super easy! Does not include wrenches, but includes all hardware. If you are thinking about any squat rack (which can really be used for so, so much more), this one is a great option. The pictures are said to not do it justice, but they do. It is just as nice in picture or person. It's the spotter arms that don't get justice from pictures, those things are worth the, almost, $200. They have already saved me on bench presses. Overall 4.5/5 for the issues it came with. Just because it's USA made doesn't mean it's perfect, but it sure is close for the money.
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid product! American made! Easy assembly. This thing is built like a brick outhouse. Easily holds an enormous amount of weight and does not budge while doing any kind of pull-up! I do strict, kidding and butterfly pull-ups without this thing swaying or budging. I hang rings on it and do dips, and ring handstand push-ups with confidence! The price is relatively cheap for the incredible quality of this product. American made by our boys over in Columbus, OH. Delivered incredibly quick within 3 days right to my door. Anybody looking to put together a quality garage gym should purchase this squat stand and pull-up bar attachment. Rogue makes a great product. I don't buy anything else.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Needed something I could use in Garage gym for safely Squatting and Benching without bolting down and that fit within limited space(I fit this in with both cars in a two car garage) and this works perfectly, I added Spotter arms, Matador Dip bar, Landmine unit and did dual 1.25" Pull in up bars so i could use the Neutral grips, Exceeded all my expectations for Quality of Product and customer service. Added bonus of being extremely easy to put together I can barely put up a shelf and I did this alone in less than 40 minutes.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing product and even better pricing. I got this about 4 days after it was shipped. It would have been sooner but UPS freight dropped the ball on this one. I'm only a state away, but it would have been faster shipping I'm sure had it not gone through the Detroit UPS system (not just assumptions, but a few things went wrong with them). Basically yours should ship faster. Actual shipping costs were reasonable, especially since I ordered a decent amount of bumper plates with this stand. UPS dropped off the two pallets I ordered, but this comes on one long pallet balanced on a normal sized pallet. It isn't wrapped very well at all, but nowhere near as bad as the bumper plates were wrapped. Those came muddy and dusty. This came fine other than the fat/skinny pull-up bar being slightly damaged. It's just the paint on two corners and a nick where you might place your hand for a wide pull-up, but it is felt. One bolt didn't line up correctly either with the pull-up bar, but it was fixed in a few minutes time. The rack isn't fully compatible with the Monster Lite Spotter Arms I ordered either. They work and are beefy, not doubt about that... but the hole spacing on this rack doesn't always allow for the bottom pin to be inserted. Problem? Not really, just something I noticed immediately. No numbers to indicate which hole you are on, but that isn't an issue with the stand. It's advertised that way and can easily be marked with a silver Sharpe, colored paint/stickers/magnets, etc. So that's what I don't like about the rack, and it's mostly trivial. It still works and does what it is supposed to. It's beefy, easy to build, stable, super easy to build, priced right, looks great, and only has 3 steps to build it so it's super easy! Does not include wrenches, but includes all hardware. If you are thinking about any squat rack (which can really be used for so, so much more), this one is a great option. The pictures are said to not do it justice, but they do. It just is nice in picture or person. It's the spotter arms that don't get justice from pictures, those things are worth the, almost, $200. Overall 4.5/5 for the issues it came with. Just because it's USA made doesn't mean it's perfect, but it sure is close for the money.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strength in Simplicity 1) Shipping. I ordered the rig on Sunday night, it arrived Tuesday afternoon. There was only one option for shipping and the cost was more than fair for 3 or 4 days let alone 2. 2) Packaging. Straight forward, logically separated, well packed and easy to open. 3) Assembly. As an automotive engineer I am very cognizant of manufacturing quality and ease of assembly. The most mind-bogglingly clever thing about this is the fact that 16 fasteners are required to hold this beast together. All 16 fastener assemblies (bolt, washer, lock washer and nut) were identical. This thing is the exact opposite of Ikea furniture. Assembly took roughly 40 minutes and required a 15/16's socket and adjustable wrench. I photo documented the whole process and my 3 year old helped. Had I been purely focused on the task at hand it probably would have taken 20 minutes. Complex does not mean robust. 4) Quality is astounding. Beautiful welds, perfect fit and finish. 5) The useful part of this review: a) I placed the SML-2 on a raised pad in my garage. The pad is 5'x10' with a 93" ceiling. I am extremely impressed that after measuring the ceiling a hundred times the SML-2 is, in fact, exactly 92" tall. b) I am 5'8" with short arms. I find the fat/skinny bar to be the perfect height. I can reach on my tip toes but am able to dead hang. With a 93" ceiling my head still has a few inches clearance at the top of a pull up. 6) Lastly. This thing is cool. It is a conversation piece, it is intimidating, it is beautiful. Make room for this in your garage and impress your friends.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Rack!! Was contemplating between this rack and a less expensive full cage from the local Dicks Sporting Goods store for a month. I was able to stop by Rogue headquarters when I was in Columbus for the Arnold Fitness Expo and I was sold from the second I walked in the door! Got home and and ordered the next day and the rack was on my doorstep 2 days later. I've used it every day since! Very sturdy without mounting to the floor which was one of my concerns due to having in-floor heat. Ordered the spotter arms along with it this whole setup is QUALITY! I will be outfitting my whole gym with Rogue as soon I can afford more equipment!
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow. Most solid, well-made stand I've ever used. That's it. Looks crazy good, barley moves, fits under an 8' ceiling, perfect hole spacing, basically bad-ass all around. Not to mention the upgrade possibilities (add-ons, conversion kits.. ) That being said, I have to give it up for Rogue service too. I had a piece of the UHMW plastic missing from a J-Cup. Within a day, they sent it to me air mail. Didn't miss a workout. Excellent service along with an amazing product. Stop thinking and order from Rogue!!
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid but rocky This a very strong piece of equipment. Easy assembly and looks really cool. I'm 6'2" 205 and the pull up bar is the perfect height. The only downfall is trying to do any sort of kipping pull up/muscle up/toe to bar really rocks this thing and I'm afraid it will tip over. Im considering getting some of the weight storage arms for the sides to see if that will help keep it sturdy. But then I'll have to get more plates to work with and I unfortunately cant drill the stand in the ground. Besides the rocking the stand is really nice.
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bomb-proof! Santa was good to me this year! Have had this on my wish list for several months and finally got it for Christmas. As others have said, pics don't do it justice - this thing is bomb-proof! Put it together by myself with two wrenches in 30 minutes from when I opened the boxes to tightening the final nut. Am not planning on bolting it to the floor, but I don't think I would ever need to anyway. Ordered it with the single pull-up bar and it's perfect. Can't wait to start adding some of the accessories to the stand! Glad to see Rogue making more and more bolt-ons for the Monster Lite series!
Date published: 2014-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Satisfied Customer! 1. Fast shipping: In the heat of Christmas, ordered on the evening of the 21st, received evening of 30th. Was expecting at least 2 weeks due to UPS being overwhelmed. 2. Solid equipment. This stuff ain't made in China-cheap, it's the real deal. You won't be disappointed. 3. Easy assembly. All the same bolts/nuts and I just 15/16 socket and combination wrench. 30-45 mins. Honestly spent more time admiring the welds and construction, than wrenching. I'm 6'1" 230# and no rocking on kipping pull-ups (plus no doubt it can handle any weight I load up for heavy squats). My sons and I built a standard 8x8 platform and will bolt the rack to it tomorrow. A+ job, ROGUE!
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product!! We researched for quite a while on whether to purchase a squat stand or cage system. The SML-2 was our middle ground. Something that was more than just a squat stand yet not as large as a cage. One of the main things we didn't want was the need to bolt whatever we purchased into the ground or wall. This rack is SOLID, no securing to structural components needed! The other thing we liked is that we could add on the spotter arms and a dip attachment for versatility. The set up was cake and the materials are of high quality. All in all, very pleased and impressed with Rogue. Thank you!
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Rogue markets the SML-2 as a squat stand but it is really a half-rack without the extra weight storage uprights. Most squat stands on the market are much flimsier. It is easy to assemble and will handle anything you could possibly throw at it. If you are looking for a commercial quality half-rack/squat stand, look no further.
Date published: 2013-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I ordered this along with the 90" HR-2 Conversion Kit and my gosh it's perfect. I did it that way so I could get the fat/skinny bar without buying it separately. Also I have a pulley system with a 200-lb weight stack that I managed to place between the two uprights. Owning a Rogue rack is like driving the baddest sports car in town. The strength, durability, and superior black coating is simply perfect.
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect piece of equipment I put the stand together in less than 30 minutes and was lifting 10 minutes later. I didn't bolt it to the ground and I can do kipping pull ups with it moving at all (I'm 185lbs). Any lifter would be more than happy with this squat stand.
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble, high quality First off, i put this together by myself, and it took about 45 minutes. Second, its built like a tank. I weigh 190 and it feels very stable when doing kipping pull-ups. That is all, purchase without worry!
Date published: 2013-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of equipment. I was hesitate to pull off the purchase of this equipment. But i will say the pictures on here do this no justice. It is so well built, and strong, that i was in shock. I have no bolted it to the ground and I do kipping and butterfly pullups on here and it doesn't even move. i would buy another if I needed it.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy I bought my sml-2 from the 2013 Crossfit games rogue booth. I couldn't be happier. I have been searching for months for a squat rack. I wasn't sure if I wanted rogue or some other brand. Like most people I thought I was paying for the name, but I am wrong. This rack says lite but there is nothing lite about it. It's well built and heavy! I am about 240-250 and I swing on this rack like nothing. My only complaint is that stickers are coming off due to the heat. Maybe in the new racks there could be something more permanent like spray paint decal. I love my rogue rack and want people to know its a rogue rack. It's a crossfitters fancy sports car!
Date published: 2013-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't be happier. I purchased the SML-2 due to the space and height limitations of my workout room. Additionally, I wanted a rack that I didn't have to bolt down. I purchased a bunch of accessories to go with it, and plan on picking up some more. I love the amount of accessories you can choose from, and even though Monster Light doesn't have ALL of them available yet, I'm sure it will in the next few weeks or so. Weight storage really stabilizes to rack to the point that I don't think that I will need to anchor it to the floor. I was impressed with the quality and the service provided by Rogue. I plan of getting 90%+ of my equipment from Rogue from here on out.
Date published: 2013-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rogue equipment is bullet proof!!! I spent days trying to decide between a squat stand or a power rack...and I'm even more sure now that I made the right decision now that I have the Monster Lite Squat Stand in my basement. My main issue was/is mobility - I don't want to HAVE to bolt this thing to the floor if I don't want to...who knows how I may want to rearrange things in the future, right? This squat stand, plus the spotter arms and the monster lite specific plate storage arms equal an immovable station. I'm 5'11" and 225lbs...and pullups don't shake this thing one bit. No worries of it tipping or moving around - not at all. I can't imagine ever needing anything more - no matter what kind of weight I throw at this thing. Couple all this with the fact that there are attachable arms that you can connect from the back of the rig to your wall and you have, arguably, the most versatile setup Rogue has to offer for a home gym. Perfect setup. Rogue equipment is the best around...period.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Picked up SML-2 (single pull up bar/bench) for pull ups and basic lifts. My number one priority was that it wouldn't swing during strict pull ups (200 lbs.). This thing is SOLID (even with weighted pull-ups, no swing. At 5'9, I have plenty of space with the single pull-up bar set up. The bar is very grippy. Squats/Bench/Overheads/floor presses (excellent holes set up) are all handled with ease. This thing is a tank.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I remember being told by someone when i said i was getting Rogue equipment for my home gym that "i would be paying for the name" all i can say is WOW this thing is AWESOME!!! assembly was very easy and i had it together in no time at all. The quality is like nothing i have ever seen in gym equipment before. I am very happy with my purchase and im sure that Rogue will be my go to place from now on for my equipment needs. Thank you Rouge
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding I doubt I could have gotten it to my garage faster if I'd driven to Columbus and picked it up myself. If there's a more perfect piece of equipment for the garage gym, I'd like to see it. Assembly was a snap - 45 minutes from start to finish alone with two wrenches. Rock solid. Very, very happy customer.
Date published: 2013-05-30
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