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Overview and review of the TITAN series base model [Article, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Overview and review Titan series power rack base model

The Titan series power rack base model will put you back about $1000. TITAN is well known for their very good prices compared to their competition and will get you started on your home gym. This review was originally posted in “which Titan rack to buy for over $500

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Overview of the Titan Fitness base model

 
The TITAN series base model is the naked rack without any storage for plates. If you prefer to store your plates separately from your rack and want the biggest from TITAN, this is the way to go. You will still get the following features and specs with this purchase: 
 
  • 3” x 3” 11 Gauge Tubing and bolt-together design.
  • Includes (2) 1” Diameter Pins w/ 1.5” Pipes for a heavy-duty pin and pipe safety system.
  • Includes (4) Band Pegs.
  • Includes a pair (2) Sandwich J-Hooks.
  • laser-cut holes throughout the uprights and lower cross members.
  • Keyhole side spacing lets a wide array of attachments to be used on your TITAN rack.
  • 1” bolts 
  • Max height of 94” for a pull-up bar.
  • Weight plate holders are not included with the base model.
  • Overall Weight: 375 LB
  • Overall Height: 100”
  • Footprint (including bolt-down plates): 53” x 55.5”
  • Overall Depth: 48”
  • Inside Depth: 42
  • Overall Width: 48”
  • Inside Width: 42”
  • Assembly Hardware Included
  • Titan recommends bolting down your rack for added stability
     
This is the base rack top-line model from TITAN which will not let you down if you want to spend the money on it. 
 

Pros of the TITAN power rack base model

 
This rack will not go anywhere. The 3x3 uprights will barely budge, even if the biggest athletes throw their weight at it. The bigger bolts also enable bigger attachments like the TITAN lever arm in future, if you are interested in it. Compared to other options on the market, the TITAN power rack is very reasonably priced for what you are getting. TITAN's free shipping in the US is the cherry on top of the cake.
 

Cons of the TITAN power rack 

 
As it is relatively new, you might not find as many attachments as for other Titan models. The keyhole system makes it easier, but still, come might not be compatible. With the top of the rack line, it is also like with a car. A fiat gets you from A to B, but maybe you would like it more to drive a BMW, Same goes for racks. You will find multiple reports in TITAN equipment with an inconsistent finish. You might get the material delivered with blemishes or in slightly different tones of colors if you order multiple items. With other vendors that operate on a higher margin, you are more likely to just send it back and get it replaced. TITAN has currently no distribution center in Europe, so be prepared for the extra shipping cost to get it from the US to you which might be more than the cost of the rack.
 

Alternatives to the Titan power rack

 
Here are some alternatives to the TITAN power rack: 
 
 
The X3 is basically the same model as the Titan rack with two differences. It doesn’t have numbered holes on the uprights and the keyhole design. This means that you can use fewer attachments with it which you have not necessarily bought from Rogue. 
 
The T2 model comes in various shapes and heights and can be configured differently for your home gym to make it fit your space. The main difference to the other Titan racks is that the uprights are 2x2 instead of 2x3 or 3x3. 
 
The T3 rack model is also very similar to the Titan rack but comes at a lower cost. It is the same as the X3 except that it has 2x3 Gauge uprights instead of 3x3. 
 

Summary of the TITAN power rack

 
The TITAN power rack is the best you can get for your money from TITAN if you want to go for better value for money you might want to look into the X3. Still, if you only want the best, go with TITAN power rack. If you are already in the market for the base model, you might as well get the premium one which includes the weight plate pegs. 

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