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TITAN Series power rack vs RE3 [Article, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Aug 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

TITAN Series power rack vs RE3 [Article, Video]

This is a comparison between the TITAN series power rack vs the RE3. Follow the links for more details.

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Rogue RE 3 Echo Rack

The Rogue RE3 rack comes in at $569 and is one of the low-range options for under $1000 from Rogue. Learn more in this review which was originally published in the Article "Which Rack to buy from Rogue for under $1000".

Overview of the RE3

The Rogue RE3 is a half rack for the athlete on a budget. It comes in black and is manufactured in Columbus Ohio. This is the lowest cost rack stand-alone rack that Rogue currently offers. It must be bolted to the floor for use.
The RE3 has a length of 28'' and a width of 47'' this bring the total footprint to 32''x53''. It is made from the 2x2'' 11 Gauge steel notes of the Echo Series and is therefore compatible with the beams and accessories form this product line. The height comes in at 90.375''. It ships with band pegs, a Fat/Skinny pull up bar and J Cups. The pin and pipe safeties have to be ordered additionally with this rack. 
This is a compact option for a home gym or a big facility that wants to buy in bulk and use economies of scale in their order. 

Pros of the RE3

The biggest pro of this rack is the price. You will get a full rack from Rogue very close to the $500 mark. This is rather the exception than the rule when you buy from one of the best in the market.

Cons of the RE3

The Echo series is one of the product lines of Rogue which has gotten less attention of the last few years in terms of development. If you always want to be up to date and get the newest upgrades, this option might not be for you.

Alternatives to the RE3

Alternatives to the RE3 are:
The RML 3W is a folding rack alternative that can be put flat to the wall after use. For this, it comes with the necessary equipment to attach it to the wall. This rack cannot be out in the middle of a room but can save you a lot of space. 
The W4 Garage Gym is an out of the box home gym system for the garage where the car is never parked in. The system gets mounted to the wall and also comes in around $500.
The R3 W is the echo version of the foldable Wall Mount Rack. Instead of the 3x3'' 11 Gauge notes you will get the 2x3 Gauge Steel.

Overview and review of the Titan Series power rack

The Titan Series power rack 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

Overview of the TITAN power rack

The Titan series power rack is the flagship rack from TITAN which is currently available. You will get an overbuild cage with a lot of space inside to play around with. If you are a massive athlete or just like big, star things, this is a good option for you. It also includes all of the its and bits and plate storage to get you started. A barbell and plates would have to be purchased separately to make a full set. The specifications of the TITAN power rack are: 
  • 3” x 3” 11 Gauge Tubing and bolt-together design.
  • Includes (2) 1” Diameter Pins w/ 1.5” Pipes for
  • Includes (4) Bolt-On Weight Plate Holders
  • Includes (4) Band Pegs.
  • Includes a pair (2) Sandwich J-Hooks.
  • numbered laser cut holes
  • Keyhole side spacing 
  • 1” bolts 
  • Max height of 94” for pull-up bar. 
  • Overall Weight: 388 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”
This rack will make a fine centerpiece of your gym for years to come. 

Pros of the Titan power rack 

You will get a massive rack for a very competitive price. TITAN also offers a wide arrange of attachments to tend to all of your own or clients needs in the future. Once bolted down this thing does not move anywhere. Ideal for big guys lifting big things.

Cons of the TITAN power rack

As Titan seems to operate on lower margins than their competition you might find that the finish or welds of racks can be inconsistent. If you make less money per transaction you usually have to make up for it by cutting corners by buying different quality material from different suppliers on the cheap or pay your staff less. As we are talking racks here, this might not be as bad as with medication. However, if you get furious about little cosmetic blemishes or less than perfect craftsmanship, don’t buy from TITAN. 

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 for the TITAN power rack

If you only want to buy a rack from TITAN and want the best, this is the one to go for. Also if you want to buy a lot of racks and don’t care about the finish that much, TITAN is a great option. If you are a smaller athlete and want to save money you might want to look at the other TITAN models as well, especially the X3. 

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