Ghost Roller J-Cup 2.0 - 5/8" Pin

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.1
20 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

Ghost Roller J-Cup 2.0 - 5/8" Pin

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.1
20 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
Ghost Roller J-Cup 2.0 - 5/8" Pin
£230.33
Replacement Roller Set
£53.23
J-Cups Not Included"
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£66.54
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J-Cups Not Included

Gear Specs

BrandGhost
Made In USAYes
Product Weight22LB
Width2.75"
Height10.625 (Total) / 7.875" (From Roller to Top)
Steel Notes3/8" Laser Cut & Machined Steel
Other Product SpecsRackable Depth - 2.875"
Product Description

We have partnered with the team at Ghost Strong to develop this exclusive Rogue-manufactured version of the Return Roller J-Cup 2.0. Our design keeps all the key features of Tim Grissel’s innovative original, including the patented conical rollers and multi-radius concave receiver that ensure each barbell returns to the front of the J-cup in an optimal position for the next lift. The only changes involve practical production upgrades in two different formats: Standard and Premium.

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Ghost Strong Return Roller J-Cups 2.0 - Monster Lite

Manufactured by Rogue

We have partnered with the team at Ghost Strong to develop this exclusive Rogue-manufactured version of the Return Roller J-Cup 2.0. Our design keeps all the key features of Tim Grissel’s innovative original, including the patented conical rollers and multi-radius concave receiver that ensure each barbell returns to the front of the J-cup in an optimal position for the next lift. The only changes involve practical production upgrades in two different formats: Standard and Premium.

All versions of the Return Roller J-Cup 2.0 can comfortably accommodate barbell shafts ranging from 1” (25 MM) to 2” (50 MM) in diameter. The compact design makes it less likely that an athlete will make accidental contact with the J-cups when benching or squatting, and the roller feature enables much safer and easier centering of the barbell prior to lift off. 

Ghost Strong’s original threaded pin attachment and 1/2” thick backplate have been upgraded to a fully welded, reinforced pin with a complete channel (including the front lip, bottom, and backplate) made from a single piece of 3/8” formed steel. In addition, for our premium model, we swapped the original zinc-plated pins with stainless steel–making these the first Rogue J-cups to use that material.

We have continued to use Ghost Strong’s extra-tall backplate design (complete with Ghost branding) to give athletes a large target to hit when re-racking, and every clasp is still tested to meet Ghost’s strict tolerances, ensuring a tight, secure fit on a 3x3” upright. All welds are filled in to prevent any sharp edges, and an extra piece of UHMW plastic has been added to the front lip of each cup to protect the barbell–this is in addition to the UHMW that Ghost has always included for rack protection on all three sides of the clasp.

Important: This version of the Return Roller J-Cups is paired with a set of 5/8” mounting pins, making them compatible with any Rogue Monster Lite Series rig or rack. This same design is also sold separately with 1” mounting pins for use with Rogue Monster units.

COMPARING FEATURES OF PREMIUM VS. STANDARD RETURN ROLLER J-CUPS


StandardPremium
Mounting PinPowder-coated Steel with 5/8" standard black bolt as the Roller Axle.
Stainless Steel with 5/8" Stainless Steel Shoulder Bolt as the Roller Axle.
Roller OptionsBlack Composite. Durable and easy on your bar’s finish. Will wear a bit over time, especially if used in a high-volume gym, but can be replaced.
Medium Carbon Steel - Hardened and Silicone Carbide Coated. Extremely strong and durable; won’t need replacing, but will gradually wear the knurling of barbells.
Finish OptionsTexture Black Powdercoat
Medium Gloss finish in a range of color choices: Black, Gun Metal, Dark Red, Burnt Orange, Rogue Red, Dark Blue, Bright Green, Bright Blue, Light Gray, White, Clear and Matte Black (Note: All color finish options come with a stainless steel pin. The stainless steel pin is not plated and therefore machining marks may be visible.)
Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • Sold as Pair
  • Patented Design: US #11,241,602 B2
  • Dimensions: 7 x 8.25 x 10.5 inches
  • Weight: 22 LB
  • 5/8” Pins - Compatible with Rogue Monster Lite Series units
  • Protective UHMW Lining on Front, Back, and Lip
  • Composite or Silicone Carbide Coated Steel roller construction
  • Finish: Texture Black with Texture Black pin or Medium Gloss Color with Stainless Pin
  • Ghost Strong branding


See Also: Rogue Monster J-Cup Pairs

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Key Features of the Return Roller J-Cups 2.0

Ghost Strong’s Patented Roller
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Ghost Strong’s Patented Roller

Compared to the wider landing area of a traditional J-cup, roller-style J-cups are designed to immediately catch and guide a racked barbell into a more narrow, secure position, preventing unnecessary jostling of the cup or friction on the bar. Ghost Strong’s design, devised by Tim Grissel, goes even further than other roller J-cups on the market, as the patented conical rollers and multi-radius concave receiver ensure each racked bar returns to the front of the J-cup in an optimal position for the next lift, with reduced risk of accidental contact during a workout and much easier centering of the bar before lift off. Rogue has adapted this design with several new manufacturing upgrades to produce one of the most precise and dependable J-cups on the market.

Customizable Design
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Customizable Design

There are a range of customization options available with the Return Roller J-Cups 2.0. At an added cost, the standard composite roller can be replaced with the Premium model and its extremely durable Silicone Carbide Coated Steel roller.* The standard texture black finish can also be upgraded to a premium medium gloss finish in nearly a dozen different colorways; great for matching the J-cups to a gym’s existing color scheme (all color finishes also come with a stainless steel pin rather than powdercoat). 

*Please Note: The steel roller is built to last a lifetime, but it will gradually wear the knurling of barbells more than the composite option.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 20 Reviews
Pablo J
★★★★★
★★★★★
1 week ago
Great fit and finish
After reviewing all the online reviews, I began to realize that most popular ones were 1-2+ years ago. These hit that sweet spot of features, quality and price. Glad I did because these are awesome. Game changer from your standard J-cups. The rollers really do improve the functionality of your rack and impact every exercise using a barbell. If you are looking, go for it. You will not be disappointed.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Debwil6
Camas WA
★★★★★
★★★★★
4 weeks ago
Poor fit
I purchased these to replace stock j hooks that were loose on my rack, sad to say that these are also very loose, top leans forward and pin barely making thru 3x3 upright. Love the concept of these just need to get the fit right.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

3 weeks ago
We'll make sure we get these snug to your rack. We have a fix on the way to you now.
Old Guy 40s
Minneapolis
★★★★★
★★★★★
January 11
Slick Idea/But Sloppy
I bought this a while back and never really paid close attention to specific quality. I noticed some slack, but kinda shrugged it off, but then the peg slipped through the hole on me just after racking my SSB after a squat. It caused the bar to slip off of the J-Cup and dump the weights off of one side. Luckily it was only 300lbs and only caused minor issues. I wish it was a bit more solid, especially considering the price. I’ve purchased many Rogue products. This is really the first one I’ve been somewhat disappointed with.
Ghost J-Cup
Originally posted on roguefitness.com

Response from Rogue Fitness:

January 15
Thanks for posting a review about this! We have a kit we will send you ASAP to get the fit of your Ghost J-Cups tighter to your rack's upright.
claberdy69
Louisville
★★★★★
★★★★★
Oct 2023
Not exactly what I wanted it to be...
I purchased these to protect my Uesaka training barbells gnurling because the stock j-cups didn't have UHMW on the front. Functionally, these work as advertised. However, when I rack my barbell, the collars have been taking a beating by the outer edges of the j-cups. The j-cups are all scratched up, but more importantly, so is my really expensive barbell I am supposed to be protecting. I got my j-cups totally stock with the plastic rollers. Trouble is I have to wire-brush black plastic out of my gnurling after every session because it's chewing up the plastic roller. I'm fine beating this stuff up, but that's more a note to say, if you go this route I'd go ahead and fork over for the steel roller. Sadly, I've just been pretty disappointed with this particular product and wish I would've kept it simple and gotten some sandwich j-cups instead.
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
dank0120
Kentwood Michigan
★★★★★
★★★★★
Aug 2023
Perfect
If you are worried about them being loose, don’t. They fit really tight. Puts the bar in the perfect spot every time.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
Renakz
St Charles, Missouri
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2023
So good I’ll be buying another set
These are a wonderful product. They replaced my standard J cups and fit much more snugly on my older RML-3 rack. So snug that removing them requires some effort. I’ll be buying another set to keep at my incline height. I don’t lift heavy enough to really need them, but there is something unexplainably nice about shifting the weight back and forth before a lift. I also like the knurled wear pattern that develops on the composite roller after use. i also have the camber blocks for these for the CB-4 bar but have found that I use my mono lift more for squats with that bar than J cups.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
mspicka
Colorado
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jun 2023
1st workout with the rollers
Started with squating using a bar with low knurl. I was and am concerned with the longevity of the rollers. I wanted to see what happens so I started with the light knurl. Squated 3x5 267.5. The rollers have definite marks but only time will tell. I use a wider grip than I should and the cups make it a bit harder to get into my same grip. I am now using a bit narrower of a grip and that's OK because that was my goal anyways. The cups are tight on my Monster Light rack, but they still can move a bit when adjusting the bar, not a big deal. The bar now sits more forward and is another thing to get used to but I found it to be an easy adjustment. The convenience of the roller outweighs any inconvenience the cup has. Next I moved to the bench press and switched to my power bar with heavy knurl. This is a game changer. The bar being in the front of the cup is a small but impactful difference. The roller has more marks but only time will tell how long they last. These are worth it. Hopefully the roller last 12 months before I have to buy replacements.
Yes, I recommend this product
Yes, I colored the ghost
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
JohnnyZ
Warrenton, Virginia
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 2023
Ghost with the Most
I purchased the upgraded version of the Ghost Rollers mainly because I wanted the stainless steel shoulder bolts that go through and support the roller. The shoulder bolts offer an extremely smooth operation of the roller. I also opted for the composite rollers to protect the knurling on my stainless Ohio Power Bar. Definitely a beautiful product.
Yes, I recommend this product
Originally posted on roguefitness.com
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