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Which rack to buy from TITAN for over $500

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 6, 2019 11:57:23 PM

 
TITAN power rack

Which rack to buy from TITAN for over $500

This is an overview of Titan Racks available over $500 for you to get some insight and which options are available to you. The top product is the TITAN power rack, while the X3 and T3 are lower cost options which will leave more in your pocket for extras.
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Why TITAN

 
The main reason to go for the TITAN portfolio is its price. If you live in the States you will get a very competitive price for a lot of metal including free shipping. 
 

Index of TITAN rack in this article

 
This is the index of this article going from highest to lowest cost.
 

Titan Series Home gym $1400 to $6500

 

Overview of a TITAN Home Gym

 
The Titan series home gym is Titan’s way of providing you with a fully configurable home gym with the attachments that fit your needs best. With this approach, Titan makes the ordering process easy so that you do not have to put different attachments on different pages into your basket. The base rack they are using is the Titan power rack. The Titan power rack has the following specifications: 
 
  • 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”
  • Assembly Hardware Included
  • Titan recommends bolting down your rack for added stability
 
And comes with the following features 
 
  • 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) Bolt-On Weight Plate Holders.
  • Includes (4) Band Pegs.
  • Includes a pair (2) Sandwich J-Hooks.
  • numbered laser-cut holes throughout the uprights and lower cross members.
  • Keyhole side spacing For array attachments
  • 1” bolts
  • Max height of 94” for a pull-up bar
 
With this, you get a very beefy and spacious rack for all your training needs that can be upgraded at a later stage. With this center cage you can start to think about attachments. There is a wide array of different attachments available for the rack itself which come with additional cost. Here is an overview: 
 
 
Be aware that too many attachments might inhibit the possibilities to move freely around the rack. Always keep in mind when you configure your home gym that the barbell is wider than the rack and therefore might touch off attachments. Especially keep this in mind when you want to use the rack to train multiple athletes at the same time. 
 
If you want your home gym to be a leg press as well you can use this attachment to be able to also use it as a leg press machine. Leg presses can be advantageous when you either want to isolate the legs only and want to go very heavy or when you don’t particularly like the barbell back squat. It can also be used when you have a shoulder or lower back injury. 
 
The rack-mounted H PND is a back extension machine that can be directly attached to the TITAN rack. This is usually a good tool for seasoned athletes to take care of their lower backs and younger athletes to train the lower back area which otherwise can easily be overlooked. 
 
The vertical and horizontal barbell holders can be used to store your barbells nicely for your home gym on the rack itself. Another possibility is to mount the barbells to the wall. 
 
If you also want to do dips at your station you can add the Y dip bar. Be aware that the upright you attach it on will be blocked for squats, bench presses or other exercises where you would like to rack a barbell in one side. 
 
The TITAN lever arms can be a great addition to your home gym and rack to widen the possible exercises you can do. The lever arms have a length of 39.25” so think about whether you would like to install them inside or outside of the rack. With the lever arms, you can simulate many machines from a traditional commercial gym which otherwise would take up a lot of space. 
 
With the heavy-duty pull-up bar, you can bring a classic bodyweight exercise to your home gym. My personal opinion is that it would be an oversight not to get one when you buy your rack. 
 
The J cups are not a necessary extra investment if you will only train for yourself as there is one pair included. If you want to use the rack with multiple people in parallel, stock up on extras.
 
As the base model of the Titan rack does include 4 weight plate legs I personally do not see a need to add additional ones to your order. Double-check with Titan that they are actually included. I am personally not a fan of storing plates directly on the rack where I do my workouts when they have four uprights. Titan does offer extension kits to turn the rack into a six upright version. 
 
Spotter arms are a good investment if you want multiple athletes to use the rack in parallel. If you will be the only one using the rack stick with safety pins. They are more secure and can also be used for pin squats. In case a barbell drops they usually deform by bending, while spotter arms are more likely to break at the weld which attaches them to the upright. Ultimately I prefer to just drop the barbell if I am working outside the rack. Inside the rack I try to lower to the pins as slowly as possible. 
 
The blues city and bombshell barbells are Titans cerakote bars. Cerakote coating is a special way of treating metal so that designs can be applied. It is also less like to corrode and was originally developed in the weapons industry. The only downside is that it is more likely to scratch when it touches metal. So if you do a lot of work of the pins instead of the j cups maybe get another coating. 
 
The 86” bar is a no-nonsense bar for 1500 lbs load. It comes with a tensile strength of 190.000. The material is steel with a chrome finish. 
 
An Olympic technique bar might be of interest to you if you have many beginners in your gym or children at home. This is a lighter barbell to focus on technique and explosiveness for the Olympic lifts. For advanced athletes technique plates with a normal barbell are usual preferred. 
 
The atlas bar is the bread and butter barbell from Titan. A solid 20kg barbell for all purposes. 
 

Pros of the Titan Home gym 

 
The rack has 3x3 11 Gauge tubing in a bolt-together design. This makes this rack a tank while it can also be assembled fast and transported in pieces. Titans prices are very good on this type of high-quality material. Combining your rack purchase with other pieces to complete your home gym saves shipping cost and is recommended if you exactly know what you want and have the budget for it. A high-quality home gym for one of the best prices in the market for this quality. 
 

Cons of the Titan home gym 

 
Configuring a while home gym on your first purchase might not lead to overspending. It is very easy to get excited and carried away. 50 dollar here and there and all of a sudden you are 2000 above what you originally intended to spend. Just make sure, that you only buy things, that you will actually make use of. These are usually the rack, a barbell, plates, and a bench. If you want to spend extra money above this get a pair of 55-pound plates extra to grow into and a gun rack for your barbells. 
 
With a highly competitive price, you can also expect that Titan might save on customer service. If you offer a great product on this low a price, you either save on staff, finish or shipping. As shipping is free with Titan, there are only two other options left. 
 

Alternatives to the Titan home gym

 
Alternatives to the Titan home gym are: 
 
 
If you want to take it slow or already have quite some equipment at home you can get the Titan series power rack by itself. This lowers the cost and puts you at a lower risk to overspend because you are getting excited. If you purchase your equipment in drips and draps you will end up sinking more dollars into shipping costs. 
 
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 home gym
 
The Titan home gym is a great option for your home gym if you want to save some money compared to other options in the market. This is the flagship which will cover your needs with a barbell. If you live in Europe you, unfortunately, have not the option to order without getting your material handled by a freight company in a container, which means extra cost and hassle. Maybe Titan will expand to Europe at some stage as other companies have. The only downside is that Titan equipment is known to have inconsistencies in the quality of the finish of their equipment. Lately, they also seem to not keep up with demand as a lot on their website is sold out (status Sep 2019).
 
 

Titan Series Power rack $1030

 

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. 
 
 

X3 Titan Tough Home Gym $978 - $5445

 

Overview of the X3 home gym

 
The X3 Titan rack builds the center of this home gym configurator. From there you can choose several different configurations to fit your home gym to your needs without having to click everything together all over the TITAN website. The X3 has the same 3x3 uprights as the flagship Titan power rack but comes without the laser cut home numbers and big bolts. It is still a considerable piece of metal which will take a lot of abuse. The X3 comes in various depths and heights. Here are some example configurations: 
 
Base Specifications: 
- Overall Height: 80" or 90" (Short or Tall)
- Outside Width: 48"
- Inside Width: 42"
- Weight Capacity: 1,650 LB
 
24" Depth Specifications:
- Inside Depth: 24"
- Footprint: 52" x 34"
- Weight: 299 LB or 325 LB (Short or Tall)
 
36" Depth Specifications: 
- Inside Depth: 36"
- Footprint: 52" x 46"
- Weight: 323 LB or 349 LB (Short or Tall)
 
While this is the base rack for your home gym you can configure the following options with it. Depending on your needs and space you can get very tailored with the X3 home gym. 
 
 
The flat foot version of the X3 power rack enables you to put the rack up without having to bolt it to the floor. This is a good option when you don’t want to wreck the floor in your own home. You can get the flat feet for the short or tall version of the X3.
 
If you want your home gym to be a leg press as well you can use this attachment to be able to also use it as a leg press machine. Leg presses can be advantageous when you either want to isolate the legs only and want to go very heavy or when you don’t particularly like the barbell back squat. It can also be used when you have a shoulder or lower back injury. 
 
The rack-mounted H PND is a back extension machine that can be directly attached to the TITAN rack. This is usually a good tool for seasoned athletes to take care of their lower backs and younger athletes to train the lower back area which otherwise can easily be overlooked. 
 
If you also want to do dips at your station you can add the Y dip bar. Be aware that the upright you attach it on will be blocked for squats, bench presses or other exercises where you would like to rack a barbell in one side. 
 
The mounted wall ball target can be used for your wall balls and conditioning. Especially helpful when there is no wall nearby to do the exercise or you are not allowed to bounce medicine balls of the walls. 
 
A Landmine rack attachment widens the available exercises you can do with a barbell. You can do T bar rows and rotation exercises with the barbell to train your core.
 
The blues city and bombshell barbells are Titans cerakote bars. Cerakote coating is a special way of treating metal so that designs can be applied. It is also less like to corrode and was originally developed in the weapons industry. The only downside is that it is more likely to scratch when it touches metal. So if you do a lot of work of the pins instead of the j cups maybe get another coating. 
 
The 86” bar is a no-nonsense bar for 1500 lbs load. It comes with a tensile strength of 190.000. The material is steel with a chrome finish. 
 
An Olympic technique bar might be of interest to you if you have many beginners in your gym or children at home. This is a lighter barbell to focus on technique and explosiveness for the Olympic lifts. For advanced athletes technique plates with a normal barbell are usually preferred. 
 
The atlas bar is the bread and butter barbell from Titan. A solid 20kg barbell for all purposes. 
 

Pros of the X3 home gym 

 
With this home gym, you get 3x3 uprights for a very reasonable price compared to other options in the market. Compared to the flagship TITAN rack you also have some other attachment options like wall balls and landmines. If you a bit more into CrossFit or Powerlifting, you might have more options for attachments with the smaller bolts used on the X3. The flat foot option also enables you to have a home gym without having to drill holes in the ground, even though most rack owners say it isn’t really needed. Still, every vendor recommends it for safety reasons. 
 

Cons of the X3 home gym

 
Compared to the TITAN flagship power rack you will not be able to use the lever arms. If you are into bodybuilding specifically, this might be a downside for you. A full rack might also be to be for some. In very small spaces you might want to opt for a half-rack instead. 
 

Alternatives to the X3 home gym

 
Alternatives to the X3 home gym are: 
 
 
If you want to take it slow or already have quite some equipment at home you can get the Titan series power rack by itself. This lowers the cost and puts you at a lower risk to overspend because you are getting excited. If you purchase your equipment in drips and draps you will end up sinking more dollars into shipping costs. 
 
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 X3 home gym

 
The X3 home gym is a good value for money option from TITAN. You get a product that has been around for longer than the TITAN power rack and still has the 3x3 uprights. If you are ok with not always getting the biggest and best this is a reasonable alternative which still ticks most of the boxes. 
 
Titan is raising the bar on the garage gym without raising the price. Set your own gym rules with the Titan Tough garage gym package.
 
 

Titan series power rack base model $976

 

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. 
 
 

T2 Titan Tough Gym $788 - $2898

 
 

Overview of the T2 Home gym

 
The T2 Titan Tough Gym has the T2 TITAN rack at the heart of the setup. The pricing page has been designed to make it easier for you to order a complete home gym from one place, rather than having to add multiple items across the webshop yourself. With its 2x2 uprights, it is the smallest and therefore most affordable rack from TITAN. The T2 comes in multiple variations and can be extended at a later stage if your needs grow. Here is what you will get specific with the T2:
 
Short version
 
  • Capacity: 800 lbs 
  • 1" round steel j-hooks 
  • T-2 Series (2"x2" steel tubes) 
  • Chin up bar: 1 1/4" diameter 
  • Includes J-Hooks
  • Weight: 132 lbs 
  • Height: 71.5" 
  • Height of pull up bar: 68.5" 
  • Opening: 44" 
  • Depth: 45" 
  •  Inside front to back bar: 26" 
  • Floor space: 48" x 58" 
  • Material: Steel
 
Tall version
 
  • Weight: 107 lbs
  • Height: 83" 
  • Height of pull up bar: 80" 
  • Opening: 44" 
  • Depth: 48" 
  • Inside front to back bar: 26" 
  • Floor space: 48" x 48" 
  • Capacity: 700 lbs
  • Material: Steel
 
You can opt for one of the two versions with little difference in price. Just make sure that they actually fit your ceiling height. If you are planning a basement gym, always go for the smaller rack to avoid any problems, unless you live in a mansion.
 
You can get the following attachments / additional equipment with the T2 Titan tough gym
 
 
If you get a rack I would always recommend getting a pull-up bar with it. It is not that much extra but helps with your routines. 
 
If you want to store your plates on the rack themselves, get some additional holders. Otherwise, find a separate unit to store your plates. 
 
The blues city and bombshell barbells are Titans cerakote bars. Cerakote coating is a special way of treating metal so that designs can be applied. It is also less like to corrode and was originally developed in the weapons industry. The only downside is that it is more likely to scratch when it touches metal. So if you do a lot of work of the pins instead of the j cups maybe get another coating. 
 
The 86” bar is a no-nonsense bar for 1500 lbs load. It comes with a tensile strength of 190.000. The material is steel with a chrome finish. 
 
An Olympic technique bar might be of interest to you if you have many beginners in your gym or children at home. This is a lighter barbell to focus on technique and explosiveness for the Olympic lifts. For advanced athletes technique plates with a normal barbell are usually preferred. 
 
The atlas bar is the bread and butter barbell from Titan. A solid 20kg barbell for all purposes. 
 

Pros of the T2 Titan 

 
If you are on a very, very tight budget but still want to have a rack, this is the one to get. This is probably one of the cheapest racks you can get that isn’t welded by your dad or straight down dangerous. 
 

Cons of the Titan T2

 
People who like to lift heavy usually like big things and the best stuff, unless they are teenagers and don’t have a job to pay for it. The T2 does not necessarily meet this criteria. It is the rack with the smallest amount of options in the TITAN portfolio for attachments. It is also a rack that does not follow the trend of ever bigger racks in the marketplace. 
 

Alternatives to the T2 

 
Alternatives to the T2 are 
 
 
The TITAN rack is the top of the crop rack from TITAN. It has 3x3 uprights and 1” bolts. This is the heaviest and sturdiest rack you can get from TITAN. Compared to market prices it is also very affordable.
 
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 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 T2 

 
The T2 Titan is one of the lowest cost racks from Titan which can make it a good option for a home gym on a budget. Personally I prefer the lower cost options for outfitting facilities. I would rather get down waiting times and get more clients than provide them with the best rack possible if I work of a certain limited budget. For a home gym, as costs do not multiply by unit, I usually like to spend more on core items like the rack, barbell, and bench. Plates are something you can pinch the pennies on.
 
 

T3 Power rack with lat pulley combo $562 - $674

 
 

Overview of the T3 pulley system

 
The main feature which distinguishes the T3 from other TITAN racks are the 2x3 steel tubes. Other TITAN models work with 2x2 or 3x3 depending on how much you are willing to invest. This lat pulley combo saves space and sets you up to train your entire body. Especially for forming a better back a lat pull machine can come in very handy. When you train with a barbell only the smaller muscles of the back sometimes get bit enough love. So the T3 lat pulley combo is a solid home gym option which comes in four variations. Here are the specifics for you:
 
  • uprights featuring 6" side hole spacing. 
  •  2"x 3" steel tubes.  
  • 1,100 LB rackable capacity
  • 4,400 LB total rack capacity.     
  • 1.25" and 2" diameter pull up bars.  
  •  Gusseted J-Hooks and weight holders. 
  • Pulley Tower for lat pulldowns and low lat rows. 
  • Pulley Tower mounts to the inside of the rear uprights but does not interfere with squats and bench pressing inside the Rack
 
 Short 24" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 230 LB 
  • Height: 82 1/4"  
  • Height of pull up bar: 77"  
  • Outside width: 53 1/4" 
  •  Inside width: 42 1/8" 
  • Outside depth: 32 3/4
  • Inside depth: 24"
  • Floor space: 12.11 square feet 
  •  Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB 
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
 
Tall 24" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 281 LB
  • Height: 91 1/8"
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 89"
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside Depth: 24"
  • Outside Depth: 32 3/4"
  • Floor Space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
  • Material: Steel
 
Short 36" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 254 LB
  • Height: 82 1/4"
  • Height of pull up bar: 77"
  • Outside width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside depth: 44 3/4
  • Inside depth: 36"
  • Floor space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
 
Tall 36" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 281 LB
  • Height: 91 1/8"
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 89"
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4" 
  • Inside Depth: 36"
  • Outside Depth: 44 3/4"
  • Floor Space: 16.7 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
  • Material: Steel
 
Tall Pulley Tower
  • Overall Height: 88"H x 42”W x 34”D
  • Distance Inside Rack: 19.5"
  • Distance Outside Rack: 13"
  • Weight Post Length: 9.25"
  • Lat Bar Width: 37"
  • Lat Bar Diameter: 1.25"
  • Low Pull Handle Width: 14"
  • Low Pull Handle Diameter: 1.25"
  • Footplate Dimensions: 4" x 4"
  • Weight Capacity: 300 LB
  • Weight: 72 LB
 
Short Pulley Tower
  • Dimensions: 78"H x 42”W x 34”D
  • Distance Inside Rack: 19.5"
  • Distance Outside Rack: 13"
  • Weight Post Length: 9.25"
  • Lat Bar Width: 37"
  • Lat Bar Diameter: 1.25"
  • Low Pull Handle Width: 14"
  • Low Pull Handle Diameter: 1.25"
  • Footplate Dimensions: 4" x 4"
  • Weight Capacity: 300 LB
  • Weight: 70 LB
 
 

Pros of the T3 with pulley 

 
The Pro is the cost of this combined solution compared to other TITAN racks. For the price you pay for a pulley alone with other vendors, you get a pulley and a rack. 2x3 is also more often than not the standard you will find in most commercial gyms. 
 

Cons of the T3 with pulley

 
If you put a pulley at one side of the rack you can not step in and out there anymore. If you wanted to maximize the number of people who can do squats or pull-ups on one rack, this is not the way to go. You might also not be able to put this rack flush against the wall because of the moving parts.
Alternatives to the T3 with pulley 
 
Here are some alternatives to the T3 with pulley rack: 
 
The TITAN rack is the top of the crop rack from TITAN. It has 3x3 uprights and 1” bolts. This is the heaviest and sturdiest rack you can get from TITAN. Compared to market prices it is also very affordable.
 
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. In this version, you get it without the pulley.
 

Summary  for the T3 with pulley

 
If you want to save space and money this is a good option. You will also not have to think a lot about how to configure your home gym as the thinking has been done for you in this option. You might also want to look at the T3 and bench combo options as an alternative if you rather want to start benching than pulling. With the T3 you get the middle of the range with extras from TITAN. If you are an elite athlete you might look for a rack with 3x3 beams instead.
 

T3 Titan Tough Home gym $557 - $3200

 
 

Overview of the T3 Tough home gym

 
The T3 Tough Home gym has the T3 Titan rack at its heart. The main distinguishing point of the T3 is that it has 2x3 beams instead of 2x2 or 3x3. This places it right in the middle of the portfolio in terms of stability and price. Another advantage of the T3 is that it offers many variations on height and depth to better fit into your specific environment. There is currently definitely more to play around with for the T3 than for the flagship TITAN power rack, which is bigger and better, but also newer and therefore less mature in terms of options. Here are the different versions of the T3 which are available:
 
Short 24" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 230 LB 
  • Height: 82 1/4" 
  • Height of pull up bar: 77" 
  • Outside width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside depth: 32 3/4
  • Inside depth: 24"
  • Floor space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
Tall 24" Deep Power Rack 
  • Weight: 281 LB
  • Height: 91 1/8"
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 89"
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside Depth: 24"
  • Outside Depth: 32 3/4"
  • Floor Space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
  • Material: Steel
Short 36" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 254 LB
  • Height: 82 1/4"
  • Height of pull up bar: 77"
  • Outside width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside depth: 44 3/4
  • Inside depth: 36"
  • Floor space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
 
Tall 36" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 281 LB
  • Height: 91 1/8"
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 89"
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside Depth: 36"
  • Outside Depth: 44 3/4"
  • Floor Space: 16.7 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
  • Material: Steel
 
To build your home gym, here are some option on barbells to add
 
 
 

Pros of the T3 home gym



A definitive pro for all TITAN products is their price compared to comparable alternatives in the market. You usually pay about half of what you might pay with others. To sweeten the deal shipping is also free with TITAN in the US. THis makes the T3 a very good option if you are on a tight budget or need to buy anything in bulk. You can also choose from multiple colors.
 

Cons of the T3 home gym



With low prices there come some downsides. TITAN has been repeatedly reported to have inconsistencies in their products in terms of finish or damage on transport. These are usually minor defects which will still make the rack work, but if you pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for products from a company you might expect them to be delivered in top condition. Still, it is gym equipment, so it will get damaged over time anyway. 

 

Alternatives to the T3 home gym

 
 
The TITAN rack is the top of the crop rack from TITAN. It has 3x3 uprights and 1” bolts. This is the heaviest and sturdiest rack you can get from TITAN. Compared to market prices it is also very affordable.
 
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. In this version, you get it without any extras.
 

Summary for the T3 home gym

The middle of the road approach with TITAN to save money compared to other vendors in the market for more extras. Good for anyone who keeps generally fit or is small in size. Elite athletes might want to opt for a bigger cage to throw more weight at. 
 

T - 3 Tall power rack $539

 

Overview of the T3 power rack 

 
The Titan T3 comes with 2x3 steel tubes instead of the other racks from TITAN which are available as 3x3 and 2x2. You can also get the T3 as combos with a pulley or a bench depending on your needs. With the 2x3 beams, you get a good solution for your home gym and wide range of attachments which are available from Titan. The price is usually around $500 - $600 depending on the time of year and Discounts applicable. With the T3 you have the following options for your rack 
 
 
 
Short 24" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 230 LB 
  • Height: 82 1/4" 
  • Height of pull up bar: 77" 
  • Outside width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside depth: 32 3/4
  • Inside depth: 24"
  • Floor space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
Tall 24" Deep Power Rack 
  • Weight: 281 LB
  • Height: 91 1/8"
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 89"
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside Depth: 24"
  • Outside Depth: 32 3/4"
  • Floor Space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
  • Material: Steel
Short 36" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 254 LB
  • Height: 82 1/4"
  • Height of pull up bar: 77"
  • Outside width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside depth: 44 3/4
  • Inside depth: 36"
  • Floor space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
 
Tall 36" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 281 LB
  • Height: 91 1/8"
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 89"
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside Depth: 36"
  • Outside Depth: 44 3/4"
  • Floor Space: 16.7 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
  • Material: Steel
 
With this, you have many options to think about how to integrate your future T3 into your home gym.
 

Pros of the T3 



A definitive pro for all TITAN products is their price compared to comparable alternatives in the market. You usually pay about half of what you might pay with others. To sweeten the deal shipping is also free with TITAN in the US. THis makes the T3 a very good option if you are on a tight budget or need to buy anything in bulk. You can also choose from multiple colors.
 

Cons of the T3 

 
Who wants to compromise if you are already buying from a vendor known for its low prices. You might as well upgrade to the 3x3 versions. If you are in Europe you want to closely watch the shipping prices as they might even exceed the price of the rack. 
 

Alternatives to the T3 

 
 
The TITAN rack is the top of the crop rack from TITAN. It has 3x3 uprights and 1” bolts. This is the heaviest and sturdiest rack you can get from TITAN. Compared to market prices it is also very affordable.
 
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. 
 
 

Summary for the T3

 
The T3 is a Great middle of the portfolio option to train for athletes of most sizes. If you are an elite lifter or very big you might want to upgrade. 
 
 

T - 3 Tall power rack and Incline bench combo

 

Overview of the T3 power rack

 
The T3 power rack is the middle-sized version of the TITAN rack with 2x3 beams. The other version from TITAN come either with 2x2 or 3x3 beams. The T3 comes in many different depth and height variations to fit your needs best. You can also extend the rack for additional plate storage or to have a full rack / half-rack combination. This is the combo with a bench and there is also a version with a pulley available. The specifics of the different T3 configurations are as followed:
 
Short 24" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 230 LB 
  • Height: 82 1/4" 
  • Height of pull up bar: 77" 
  • Outside width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside depth: 32 3/4
  • Inside depth: 24"
  • Floor space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
Tall 24" Deep Power Rack 
  • Weight: 281 LB
  • Height: 91 1/8"
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 89"
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside Depth: 24"
  • Outside Depth: 32 3/4"
  • Floor Space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
  • Material: Steel
Short 36" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 254 LB
  • Height: 82 1/4"
  • Height of pull up bar: 77"
  • Outside width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside depth: 44 3/4
  • Inside depth: 36"
  • Floor space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
 
Tall 36" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 281 LB
  • Height: 91 1/8"
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 89"
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside Depth: 36"
  • Outside Depth: 44 3/4"
  • Floor Space: 16.7 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
  • Material: Steel
 

Pros of the T3 bench combo 

 
As with everything from TITAN you get a lot of steel for a very good price. With some other vendors, you pay the same amount of money just for the bench. So if you want to save some money, this is the way to go. 
 

Cons of the T3 bench combo 

 
You get what you pay for. There are several reports of TITAN equipment with poor welds, blemishes or inconsistent finish on coatings. In the end, you are buying gym equipment so it is not rocket science. Most of these shortcomings are cosmetic rather than functional. Still, if you want to represent or get the best quality in the market, TITAN might not be your first stop.
 

Alternatives to the T3 bench combo 

 
The TITAN rack is the top of the crop rack from TITAN. It has 3x3 uprights and 1” bolts. This is the heaviest and sturdiest rack you can get from TITAN. Compared to market prices it is also very affordable.
 
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. 
 

Summary for the T3 bench combo

 
If you need a bench and rack on a budget and you are under 90kg or shorter than 6 feet, this is your pick. 
 

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