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Rogue Monster Lat pull down stand alone vs TITAN wall mounted pulley

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Rogue Monster Lat pull down stand alone vs TITAN wall mounted pulley

This is a comparison of the Rogue Monster Lat pull and the TITAN wall mounted pulley including pros, cons, and alternatives. Follow the links for more details.

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Overview and review of the TITAN wall mounted pulley $179

This is an overview of the TITAN wall mounted pulley including pros, cons and alternatives. This article was originally posted in Which gym machine to get from TITAN. Follow the links for additional information.

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Overview of the TITAN wall mounted pulley tower

 
The TITAN wall mounted pulley tower is a great solution for any home gym that wants a pulley, but is strapped for space. The only prerequisite is that you are allowed to drill into the walls and ideally it is one of the outdoor / carrying walls. Plaster walls might not be ideal to install this so check your setup before getting to business. This pulley tower is plate loadable and comes with the necessary straps included in the shipping to start training. For the price you can not really complain and turn your gym in a more complete experience. The full specification of the TITAN wall mounted pulley system are:
 
- Compatible with the T-3, X-2, X-3, and TITAN Series Power Racks
- Small footprint makes this Wall Mounted Pulley Tower a perfect addition for those with limited space
- Heavy-duty powder-coated steel frame
- Standard 1-inch weight posts with 7-inches of loadable sleeve length
- 18-Different adjustable positions opens up a variety of exercises to suit any size athlete
- Bottom bracket allows you to install the pulley tower into walls without disrupting your baseboard
- Includes: (2) single-hand straps
 
- Overall Height: 84.5-in.
- Footprint: 27-in x 26.5-in.
- Overall Depth: 25.5-in.
- Weight Capacity: 350 lb.
- Product Weight: 75 lb.
 
This is a great addition especially in a garage gym that is cheap, versatile, simple to use and space efficient. Nothing you can do wrong here for the price of a fancy dinner.
 

Pros of the TITAN wall mounted pulley tower

 
The pros of the TITAN wall mounted pulley are:
 
  • Price
  • Versatility
  • Space requirements
 
The price of this pulley system is almost impossible to beat. You still get an industrial grade machine for the price of a consumer product. IT can be used for almost any pulley exercise you might wanted to do on a bigger station without the disadvantage of the lack of stability and the need for more space. Easy solution for a great gym addition.
 

Cons of the TITAN wall mounted pulley tower

 
The cons of the TITAN wall mounted pulley tower are:
 
  • Wall installation
  • Plate loaded
 
The only real problem with this is that the tools you need to drill into the wall will probably cost more to rent or buy than the pulley station itself. It also depends on whether you are actual allowed to drill into the walls of the house or apartment you are living in.
 
You will also need to factor in the cost of plates,if you do not already have some. 230lbs can be gotten from TITAN for about $400.
 

Alternatives to the Titan wall mounted pulley tower

 
 
The TITAN lat tower includes a seat and a weight stack for up to 300lbs to do lat pulls and rows. The design is a clone of the Rogue lat pull which outperforms the TITAN lat tower in the finish and finer details. Apart from that it is the same machine for a considerably lower cost.
 
If you only want a machine to perform rows, the TITAN plate loaded seated row is a good option with a small footprint that does not need to be installed on the wall. It comes including the seat and setup to row away once it is build. The only downside is that it is a one trick pony and not very versatile compared to the wall mounted pulley.
 
The Rogue Jammer bar is a high quality pull up bar from Rogue that you can install over a door frame. I highly recommend to install it at the kitchen door and do pull ups whenever you go in or come out of the kitchen. An easy approach to fitness, relatively cheap and you can not do anything wring with.
 
The Rogue lat pull machine is the current gold standard in the market for lat pull machines. This thing is overbuilt in every way and Rogue paid close attention to the finer details in the finish. This also means that this beast comes in at a high price of around $2000. This is only an option if money is if little concern to you or you running a very professional and highly successful commercial gym.
 

Conclusion for the Titan wall mounted pulley tower

 
The TITAN wall mounted pulley tower is one of the best options to get a pulley system into your home gym. Especially if you are good with tools and know how to install something into a solid wall. If you are not a handyman you can still get someone to install it for you and not be sad, as it was so cheap to buy this thing.
 

Overview and review of the Rogue Monster Lat pull down stand alone 

 

Price: 2.950

This review was originally posted in the longer article "Which strength equipment to buy from rogue" in which you can read about 25 products of Rogue which cost more than 1.000$. The Rogue Monster lat pull down will create more bats in your gym. See the details in this article.

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Overview of the Rogue Monster Lat pull down

 
The Monster Lat pulldown Standalone is a lat pulldown machine for the expert athlete. As with all Rogue equipment this machine is built like a tank. The lat pulldown machine is a great example of how Rogue takes pride in what they do and takes their customer feedback series. 
 
If you read between the lines you can see that the pulley, the bar, cable, and Steel eye were not up to Rogue's standards in the V1 of this machine. All of these parts have been consequently brought in-house and are not bought from 3rd parties anymore. These things are normal when new production lines are being built, a new market is tested and new processes build around them.
 
At least Rogue took the right learnings from this and perfected their Rhino launch. The prone leg curl and the ISO leg press have not gotten a V2 overhaul yet whereas the Lat pull down has. Be aware of this when you buy from Rogue. I am positive they will accommodate valid feedback, especially on big orders. If you buy for your home gym, maybe wait on the leg press and curl until there is more feedback available or find a gym nearby to test them.
 
The Rogue Lat pulldown weighs 605lb and offers up to 300lb resistance in plates in 10lb increments. It has a footprint of 40'' by 60''. It is 60'' long, 40'' wide and 96'' high. The steel notes are 3x3 11-gauge steel just like the rest of the Rogue Monster series.
 

Pros of the Rogue Monster lat pull down

 
This lat pulldown is also a rowing machine so you get two for the price of one. The difference to many other rowing machines is that Rogue came up with an idea that does not make the bench longer. By positioning a footrest under the seat this lat pulldown machine turns into a rowing machine without adding extra length. 
 
Another big pro is that this machine allows the use of bands with the lat pull. This is very unique and I have not seen many machines like this. Especially when you have experienced athletes you will appreciate that you can work with bands.
 

Cons of the Rogue Monster Lat pull down

 

A lat pulldown is a big machine. It will take up quite a bit of space where a pull-up bar might create a similar effect. Especially in a home gym scenario, you might be better off getting dumbbells and a pull-up bar which takes up less floor space. As with other machines, the pulley system takes maintenance. Oiling this system and keeping it in check might not be for everyone.
 

How many clients do you need for the lat pull down?

 
If you think that the Lat pulldown will bring you 10 new clients who pay you 50$ on a 1-year retainer it is worth the investment. This will yield 6.000$ net new revenue against an investment of 2.950$. Adjust the numbers for your own gym accordingly.
 

Alternatives to the Lat pull down from Rogue

 
Here are some alternatives to the Rogue lat pull down
 
 
The Rhino belt including the half rack will give you a better pulley system and the necessary rack to play around with it. It will not exactly be the same and the workarounds might be not ideal, however, it is possible. I would also be very surprised if Rogue did not capitalize on the opportunity to deliver a system that combines the RM6 and Rhino to a fully built all-purpose gym station. Stay tuned for that one.
 
1x Monster Lite Rig @ 2.495$
 
A monster lite rig will provide you with
 
  • 4 Squat/ Bench Stations
  • 8 Pull up Stations
 
For less than the price for one lat pulldown machine. If you are aiming to open a small CrossFit gym this is the way to go. This also shows you that Rogue still has to work on optimizing their costs on building machines. The upshot is that you will get a machine that is fully made in the US. If you work for the government this might even be a requirement for purchase. 
 

Conclusion

The Rogue Monster lat pull down is a very solid machine for your gym. If you do not want to compromise and attract the biggest and best athletes to your gym, this is the one to go for. 

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