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TITAN T3 Yoke vs Rogue RML 690C

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

TITAN T3 Yoke vs Rogue RML 690C

This is a comparison between the TITAN T3 Yoke and the Rogue RML 690c. Follow the links for more details.

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Overview and review of the Rogue RML 690C Power Rack

 

 

 

Price: 1.750

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 RML 690C rack is a great option for style and storage to build your home gym. See the details in this article.

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Overview of the Rogue RML 690C

 
The Rogue RML690C Rack weighs in at 530LB. It has 76'' of length while being 49'' in width. The height comes in at 90.375''. When you want to place the RML690C into your gym the footprint will be 80''x53''. With this rack, you are getting the little sister of the RM6 rack. It is compatible with the Monster Lite series and gives you a full and half rack to work with. The half rack can either be used for plate storage or have more athletes train in the rack. 
 
The 690C is available in the following colors:
 
  • Bright Blue
  • Bright Green
  • Burnt Orange
  • Dark Blue
  • Dark Red
  • Gun Metal
  • Light Gray
  • Rogue Red
  • Satin Black
  • Satin clear
  • White
In a Semi-Gloss Powdercoat. You have Westside hole spacing at the bottom to have more options for bench pressing setups. Another big advantage of this rack is that it does not need to be bolted to the floor. 
 
The Rogue RML690C is a solid all in one solution for storage and training space for a home gym or in a professional gym to make the best of the space. 
 

How many clients should the Rogue RML690C bring you?

 
If you think that the Rogue RML 690C will bring you 6 new clients who pay you 50$ on a 1-year retainer it is worth the investment. This will yield 3.600$ net new revenue against an investment of 1.750$. Adjust the numbers for your own gym accordingly.
 

Pros of the Rogue RML 690C

 
The Rogue RML 690C is a bit lighter on the budget than its bigger brother the RM6. It still provides storage options and space to train multiple athletes and hold plates at the same time. It comes in different colors to fit your taste or gym setup depending on how you want to express your branding. 
 

Cons of the Rogue RML 690C

 
The Rogue RML690C might be a bit too big for home setups. There are reports of people who purchased it for personal use and came to the conclusion that the 490 would have more than sufficed. Think about how you will use the additional half rack, as otherwise, it will only be a waste of valuable floor space. You can also not use the RML 690C with the Rhino Drop in, which is one of my personal biggest reasons not to get it.
 

Alternatives to the Rogue RML 690C

Here are some alternatives for you from Rogue for a budget of 1.750$

 
The RML4 still gives you the option to choose a color of your liking while saving you 700$ USD which can be used towards a barbell and plates on your first purchase for a home gym. For professional uses, you can also fit more 490C into your facilities if you already have solutions for string the plates
 
 
If you do not want to compromise on having a full and half rack at your disposal you can go for the R6. The R6 is part of the Infinity series which uses less material to build the racks. It is still more than enough to train heavy in them as the Monster Lite and Monster series bear their names for a reason. With this, you would still be able to sneak in an Ohio Bar while staying under 2.000$. 
 

Conclusion

The Rogue RML 690C is a great option for home gyms or commercial gyms for mere mortals. Be mindful about the space you have before buying the 690 versions of Rogues racks. If you do not know what to do with the half rack at the back, go for something smaller.

 

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Overview and review of the TITAN T3 Yoke

The TITAN T3  Yoke with pulley will put you back about $350 - $370. 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 under $500

Overview of the T3 Yoke 

 
Yokes are great alternatives to power racks as they are portable, come with the plate storage and can be used for home carries. If you want to add a versatile tool to your gym you should definitely consider a yoke. Here are the specs and features of the TITAN version: 
 
Yoke details 
 
  •  Use as a Squat / Press Stand, Push or Drag Sled, or Yoke. 
  • A staple for Strongman training.
  • Adjustable crossbar to custom fit your height
  •  Integrated vertical plate storage. 
  • 2" hole spacing on uprights
  • 1" Westside spacing through the bench zone
  •  92" design makes for an ideal pull up bar height.
  • 2.95" Crossbar diameter.:
  • Weight: 178 LB
  • Height: 92"
  • Inside width: 45" 
  • Footprint: 51" x 52"
  • Uprights: 2"x3" 11 gauge steel 
  • Weight capacity: 750 LB
 

Pros of the Yoke 

 
Multifunctional Gym Equipment which is a great addition if you have to space to do carries. Kills many birds with one stone at a very good price. 
 

Cons of the Yoke

 
This item has a lot of welding to be done. These might be of poor quality with TITAN is this is where they often cut corners to justify the low prices. This will be mostly cosmetic, not functional. 
 

Alternatives to the Yoke 

 
 
The T3 uses a folding concept but with 2x3 steel tubes to be stored against the wall when you don’t use it. 
 
The X2 is one of the cheapest series in the TITAN line up. With its 2x2 steel tubes, it uses the least material to build a rack. If you want to downsize on all ends to fit a bench and rack into $500 budget comfortably, this is for you. 
 

Summary for the Yoke

 
A Yoke is always a good, cost-efficient option for many use cases. TITAN's price on it makes it extra sweet.

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