Rogue AM-2 Adjustable Monolift 2.0 - Monster

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

Rogue AM-2 Adjustable Monolift 2.0 - Monster

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.1
9 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$395.00

Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
ColorBlack / Red
Made In USAYes
Product Weight49LB (Pair)
Length16.75" (total depth from mounting face) / 3.25" (jaw depth)
Width4" (overall) / 1.25" (jaw)
Height14" (overall) / 18" (when loaded)
Material TypeUHMW Protective Plastic
Steel Notes0.25" and 0.375" Steel
Other Product SpecsTested at 1000+LB
Product Description

Compatible with any Monster Series power rack or rig,* the AM-2 Rogue Adjustable Monolift gives athletes a way to comfortably unrack and rerack heavy weight without having to worry about walking the bar out during squats or avoiding J-cups while benching. With Version 2.0, we’ve upgraded the strength of the attachment and re-engineered the center of mass around the handle, removing unnecessary weight and enabling easier, one-hand adjustments. A new stainless steel key can also lock the Monolift’s jaws in place, further simplifying adjustments and allowing the hooks to be utilized as traditional J-cups.

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ROGUE AM-2 ADJUSTABLE MONOLIFT 2.0 - MONSTER

Compatible with any Monster Series power rack or rig,* the AM-2 Rogue Adjustable Monolift gives athletes a way to comfortably unrack and rerack heavy weight without having to worry about walking the bar out during squats or avoiding J-cups while benching. With Version 2.0, we’ve upgraded the strength of the attachment and re-engineered the center of mass around the handle, removing unnecessary weight and enabling easier, one-hand adjustments. A new stainless steel key can also lock the Monolift’s jaws in place, further simplifying adjustments and allowing the hooks to be utilized as traditional J-cups.

A cost-effective alternative to expensive, full-scale monolift units, the AM-2 Adjustable Monolift mounts to your rack’s uprights via a pair of 1/4” steel brackets (MG Black finish) and 1” detent pins. The 1.25" wide jaw sections feature a Texture Red finish and are placed in recessed hook plastic, with an extended 8” of vertical space for re-racking (2” more than the previous model). A set of 3/8” thick steel counterweights (Texture Black finish) provide the necessary torque so that—when you lift the bar off the Monolift—the hooks will swing back approximately 5.5” toward the rack and stay there. This clears up enough extra space to go straight into your workout, and also enables safe re-racking, as the slanted angle of the unloaded hooks makes it easy to guide the bar in, activating the counterweights and moving the Monolift back into its original position.

Height adjustments can be made in increments as small as 2”, and with Rogue’s unique design—featuring a “backstop” bolt above each primary hook bolt—the Monolift cannot move further away from the rack while the user is setting up. This feature is not found on most comparable attachments on the market.

*Please Note: While the AM-2 can be safe for solo use, it’s always recommended to have spotters available for heavier lifts. Rogue also highly recommends mounting the Monolift to a rack or rig that’s securely fastened to the floor and/or wall.


Gear Specs

Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • Compatible with Rogue Monster Series racks and rigs
  • 0.25” and 0.375” Steel construction
  • Protective UHMW Plastic
  • Weight: 49LB (Pair)
  • Width: 4" (overall) / 1.25" (jaw)
  • Height: 14" (overall) / 18" (when loaded)
  • Length: 16.75" (total depth from mounting face) / 3.25" (jaw depth)
  • Finishes: MG Black brackets, Texture Red outer jaws, Texture Black counterweights
  • Tested at 1,000+ LBS
  • Compatible with nearly all standard barbells, as well as some specialty bars like the Camber Bar and Safety Squat Bar.
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KEY FEATURES OF THE ROGUE ADJUSTABLE MONOLIFT 2.0

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A BETTER WAY TO UNRACK & RE-RACK HEAVY WEIGHT

The rack-mounted Adjustable Monolift 2.0 is compatible with any Rogue Monster Series rack or rig, giving athletes a new means of performing heavy-weight squats and other lifts without having to walk the bar out or worry about dodging J-cups. The system, which has been tested at a capacity of 1,000+ LBS, includes (2) steel mounting brackets in MG Black (with laser-cut Rogue branding), (2) 1.25" wide plastic-lined J-Hooks in Texture Red, (2) steel counterweights in Texture Black, (2) 1” detent pins, and a set of 3/8” stopper bolts. The hooks are designed to swing back 5.5” when the weight is removed, clearing up space to lift. The athlete can then guide the bar back into the jaws, activating the counterweights and returning the Monolift to its beginning position.

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EASIER ADJUSTMENTS

Height changes can be made in as little as 2” increments (using the included detent pins), and Version 2.0 of the Rogue Monolift has made it much easier to make these adjustments. Each side of the Monolift now weighs just 24.5 LBS (down from 32 LBS), and a grip-friendly design on the J-Hook opening allows for more comfortable maneuverability. The jaws also now sit about 10” below the rack attachment point (several inches closer than Version 1.0), creating more options for positioning the Monolift.

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QUALITY ROGUE CONSTRUCTION - MADE IN THE USA

Each AM-2 unit is manufactured in the USA using quality 0.25” and 0.375” steel (with laser-cut Rogue branding in the brackets) and UHMW plastic. The resting J-Hook is protected by 8 vertical inches of plastic, providing the user ample space for reracking compared to the original model, which offers about 6” of vertical plastic. Plastic linings in the J-Hook opening and along the entire inside channel—combined with button heads along the inside face of both Monolift segments—help protect the user from sharp edges and bolt threads while also preventing any damage to your rack’s uprights during adjustments.

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SPACE-EFFICIENCY

In resting position, the Monolift 2.0 extends just 16.75” from the mounting face of the rack to the end of the counterweight. This is a reduction of about 6” compared to the previous model, creating substantial, additional clearance for small training spaces. The swing distance--meaning the distance the hook moves out of the way once the bar has been unracked--has also been improved from about 5” to 5.5”. This extra half inch can be significant in helping to prevent any interference between the Monolift and the user during their lifts.

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STAINLESS STEEL LOCKING KEY

A stainless steel locking key with a snake knotted tether is also included with the AM-2. This allows the user to lock the J-Hook in place for a more convenient adjustment or for the purposes of using the Monolift as a traditional J-Cup. The locking key is simply inserted through the rectangular opening in the bracket and J-Hook while the J-Hook is in the resting position. There is a rectangular opening towards the back of the bracket designed to hold the key when it is not in use. The key’s connected tether should also ensure it won’t be misplaced.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 9 Reviews
Skygnome
Pacific NW
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 21
Not as good as the Originals
I really wanted to like these. The new angle of the jaws is way off. On the original mono's the bar will just drop in place when re racking, with these you still have to kind of roll the bar back into the bottom of the jaws, it really feels super sketchy on heavy lifts. You are always double checking to see if you got it racked. Sold mine locally to buy the old style instead before they discontinue them. It's too bad, they look nicer than the originals and I like that they are easier to adjust but I will take ugly and functional any day.
Helpful?
Yes · 3
No · 1
PeteN
Portland, OR
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 20
Great product
Easy enough to move around without trouble. Jcups are about obsolete now. I use them for bench, shoulder presses and squats. Everything else uses spotter arms.
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Yes · 1
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Danthyman
Akron, OH
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 12
In principle seems cool, but feels sketchy
I bought this to make unracking for bench easier. Accomplishes that but reracking is a pain. Not as much space as a normal j-cup so ended up missing the rerack on one side. Luckily my safety bars saved me. Key is too tight a tolerance on one of my monolifts. And theyre heavy and difficult to move around. They do work well for squats so im using them for that and just switched back to j cups for bench. Overall just not sure they are worth it.
Helpful?
Yes · 5
No · 0
Going rogue
Wyoming
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 1
AM-2 adjustable monolift 2.0
It's a great product. I really enjoy the way it works. I use it with my SSB bar and it works like a champ. No more stepping back when taking it off the rack. It also works great for bench press. Just push up and you are on the way to a new PR. You can then lower it on the racks put the keys in and use it as standard j-cup for curls. Great finish on the red texture. Its fairly easy to move up and down the rack using the detent pins to lock them in. This was a good investment for me so I know if your thinking about it, buy it. I saw some reviews that talked about the stopper bolt making the paint peel off the lift, but I have not had any paint come off of mine. Although, I'm wondering why Rogue used a threaded bolt for a stopper, seems like they could use something more appropriate. It works just fine and you probably could not install the stopper bolt and its not going to affect anything other than the swing back will be further. The keys come with a paracord attached the lift system and goes into a holder. One of the keys Rogue sent me had a cord that came apart, I tried to tie together back but I don't know if I tied it back right. Maybe a little bit betteer QC on the paracord will help out. Overall, great product!
Yes, I recommend this product
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Thighcules44
San Diego, CA
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 23
Awesome, but one Caveat
Extremely well made and beautiful to look at and use. I do wish it had a roller option because I would use them for every lift, but since it doesn’t have rollers, BP can be challenging when the weight gets heavy. The UHMW is extremely solid and I use the Kabuki Power Bar which has a quite aggressive knurling with no problems. I also love the smaller footprint since I can keep them positioned on my 30” rack and still have room on the other side of the rack for bench or squat.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Sprocket911
Melbourne, Fl
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 18
Awesome!
Great for squats. Keeps you from having to do the back shuffle. But what they have really helped is my incline press. I was always hitting the j cups when doing my incline bench presses. With these I have no more problems. I did have a little paint chipping as reviewed previously on one of the monolifts due to the backstop bolt but it was very minor. These look sharp. A big improvement over the older version. Smaller, sleeker and a little sexy looking. Get these. You won't be disappointed.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 0
blckblt
Maine
★★★★★
★★★★★
February 24
Great Product-don't install threaded backstop bolt
Bought this product on Dec 25th 2021, delivered on Jan 12, 2022 with first workout on Jan 14th, 2022. 100% installed according to directions. Used 1-3 times a week with weight at the most of 190lbs for bench press. I emailed customer service on Jan 31 that the finish was flaking off where the arm contacted the back stop bolt. I was told it was normal wear and that they would do nothing. I had asked for new arms and either new backstop bolts that were not threaded the whole way or I would not use them. No dice. Spent over 4500 in 10 months and was planning on spending more (which I did and it went to another company). That area the contacts the backstop bolt should be covered in UHMW plastic like the rest of arm is. Not the level of quality and customer service I would expect from Rogue on a $395 item (before tax and shipping). If these arms were old or had been heavily used I could understand.
Helpful?
Yes · 14
No · 9
Husky One
Long Island, New York
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2021
Compact monolift that works well
This monolift has a small foot print, but provides plenty of clearance where you will not hit the monolift while benching or squatting. Works as intended. The holes in both the bracket and swing arm need to be cut wider so the key can be inserted when under load. To allow the key to insert, I had to use a strap and a shim to lift up the monolift. The tolerance is too tight. This is a great product that works as intended. Takes up less room on the power rack with its compact design.
Yes, I recommend this product
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