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Which TITAN rack to get for under $500 [Article, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 12, 2019 2:18:28 AM

Which rack to buy from TITAN under $500

Which TITAN rack to get for under / at $500

This is an overview of the available TITAN racks which are around or under $500 depending on the configuration you will pick. Wherever there is a range it is given. Keep in mind that sales may affect the TITAN prices for a series of time and they can decide to out them up at any time. Always use the TITAN website for ultimate reference on pricing.

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This is the Index of this article for easy navigation. All of the racks below are sorted from Highest to lowest starting price.

 

Quick Guide to Titan racks

Here is a quick reference guide to TITAN racks:

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2x3 steel tubes

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T3 Tall power rack color 

Price: $399 - $574

 
 

Overview of the T3 tall color power rack 

 
The Titan T3 is probably the best value for money rack you can get from TITAN. It’s main characteristics are the 2x3 steel tubes. There are also 2x2 and 3x3. The T3 offer you  21 different tack positions to live up to your personal body size. The colors you can choose from are: 
 
  • Royal blue 
  • Fire Red
  • Envy green 
  • Ghost white 
 
You will get the following features and specifications included with the T3 colored rack
 
  • 2" x 3" 11 gauge steel uprights and 5/8" hardware.
  • 1,100 LB rackable capacity
  • 4,400 LB total rack capacity.
  • 1.25" and 2" diameter pull up bars included. 
  •  Left and right-handed J-hooks included. 
  • 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
  • Weight: 270 LB
 

Pros of the TITAN T3 color 

 
The price of the TITAN line up is usually the biggest factor when someone considers buying them. Especially if you want to buy more than one rack, this is something to seriously consider. For home gyms you might want to pull back from extras you will not use anyway and focus on high quality for the key pieces. These are usually the rack, the bar, and the bench. With the T3 you also go for the middle of the portfolio, which is always a good choice to get good quality at a moderate price.
 

Cons of the T3 TITAN color 

 
Titan has, unfortunately, built a reputation in the market that the low cost is bought at the price of imperfect finish. When you see your rack as a working tool mainly which will get scratches anyway, this doesn’t matter. But when you opt for a color rack you probably do care about appearances. This can get annoying if the finish of your rack, which you obviously care about, is a bit of Russian roulette. If you go TITAN to save money, you might as well not go for a colored option. 
 

Alternatives to the TITAN T3 color 

 
These are other options for the T3 color:
 
 
If you want to leave out the color option you can get the same rack including an Incline bench for the same price. If you are already pinching pennies, why not go all the way?
 
Another way to go is to save on the color to have more budget for different size options on the T3 and maybe even adding some plate holders. The T3 is available in a short and tall version to adjust the height. For depth, you can choose between 24” and 36”.
 
If you want to stay within budget but start your gym with 3x3 tubing you can go for the X3 squat stand. This is a good option for big and/or experienced lifters who prefer the freedom and flexibility of a squat stand, yet still, move big weights. I recommend that you have enough space and experience on how to drop weights from a squat position if you opt for a squat stand. Spotter arms are nice with a stand but usually useless. You either miss them on a hardcore drop or the entire unit comes down because you didn’t bolt it to the ground. 
 
The T3 folding rack saves you about $200 on the T3 and can be installed in your garage. If you only train on the weekends or two days a week, this is a good option so that you can still use the garage or basement for your car/ miscellaneous rubbish you think is important ( I have that stuff in my attic). The savings can be put towards a barbell like the blues city or Atlas bar. 
 

Summary for the T3 color 

 
The T3 is a solid rack from TITAN which is lighter than the 3x3 versions on your wallet and a lot lighter compared to other options in the market. Personally, I can’t get my head around the idea of saving on your home gym but then wanting an individual color. With purchasing at TITAN you are at a higher risk compared to other options in the market that you might not be happy with the finish on arrival.
 
 
 

T3 Tall power rack and incline 36' 

Price: $599

 

Overview of the T3 tall power rack and incline combo 

 
The T3 Tall power rack with incline combo gives you a 2x3 steel tube rack and an adjustable be ch for the price of an adjustable bench at the competition. Other rack options from TITAN can be purchased with 2x2 and 3x3 tubing. 2x2 costs slightly less while 3x3 costs considerably more. The T3 is probably one of the vest value for money racks from TITAN. Here is what you get with your purchase: 
 
Rack
  •  2 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
  • Includes J-Hooks and weight holders.
  • 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
  • Material: Steel
 
Bench
  •  Adjustable Back and Seat
  • Rigid Steel Base
  • Comfortable Padding
  • Sleek Leather Finish
  • Bolt Holes for Permanent Mounting
  • Overall Width: 27"
  • Overall Height: 48"
  • Bench Width: 12"
  • Bench Length: 51 1/4"
  • Capacity: 650 LB
 

Pros of the TITAN T3 with incline bench 

 
Two for the price of one. You will be hard-pressed to find the same quality at the same price for a rack and a bench. So if you are on a tight budget for your home gym or need to buy multiple racks this might be the one for you. You get a great rack which covers all the bases. 
 

Cons of the TITAN T3 with bench 

 
If you are in a competitive market and want to be the price leader like TITAN you have to take shortcuts somewhere. As shipping is free and the steel and structures are sound there are only two options, staff, and finish. There have been repeated reports that the finish of the welding and colors of the TITAN line are a bit of a lottery. This is usually a result of staff or material inconsistencies which come with a low price strategy which makes it hard to keep supplier and staff quality consistent. Still, you are buying a rack. It’s not like you can not throw weight at it just because the welds look a bit ugly and the paint has not been applied perfectly even. If you have time to look at the welds while squatting, you are probably doing something wrong. 
 

Alternatives to the TITAN T3 with incline 

 
These are other options for the T3 Incline
 
 
If you already have a bench or just don’t need one you can invest just a little extra and get a colored rack.
 
Another way to go is to save on the color to have more budget for different size options on the T3 and maybe even adding some plate holders. The T3 is available in a short and tall version to adjust the height. For depth, you can choose between 24” and 36”.
 
If you want to stay within budget but start your gym with 3x3 tubing you can go for the X3 squat stand. This is a good option for big and/or experienced lifters who prefer the freedom and flexibility of a squat stand, yet still, move big weights. I recommend that you have enough space and experience on how to drop weights from a squat position if you opt for a squat stand. Spotter arms are nice with a stand but usually useless. You either miss them on a hardcore drop or the entire unit comes down because you didn’t bolt it to the ground. 
 
The T3 folding rack saves you about $200 on the T3 and can be installed in your garage. If you only train on the weekends or two days a week, this is a good option so that you can still use the garage or basement for your car/ miscellaneous rubbish you think is important ( I have that stuff in my attic). The savings can be put towards a barbell like the blues city or Atlas bar. 
 

Summary for the T3 with incline bench 

 
This is a great starter set, especially when you have a promising teenager who wants to make it big in high school or college sports. You are getting a tough enough rack, that your teenager won’t outgrow in two years without breaking the bank. Stay away from these multifunction home gym stations you seen on Amazon for roughly the same price. Those things are usually crap and you won’t use 90 percent of the settings anyway. Good old barbell and rack from TITAN will do the trick. 
 
 

X3 Half rack 

Price: $542

 
 
 

Overview of the X3 half rack 

 
The X3 half-rack gives you the safety of a power rack while optimizing for floor space. You can even store your plates on it if you want to. The 3x3 steel tubes of this rack also provide Westside hole spacing which allows for smaller increments on your bench press setup. If this is the rack for you it comes with the following features and specs: 
 
  • 3" x 3" 11 gauge steel uprights.
  • Westside hole pattern through bench zone. 
  • 2" hole spacing above and below.
  • 1,000 + lbs. capacity.
  • Pair of UHMW lined X-3 J-Hooks included.
  • Double-sided gusset plates. 
  • Overall height: 92"
  • Overall width: 49"
  • Overall depth: 48" 
  • Product Weight: 250 LB
  • Finish: Black Powder Coating
  • Floor Space: 16.3 sq ft (49" x 48")
  • Rack depth: 17"
  • Front upright height: 92"
  •  Rear upright height: 72"
 
This is a great option for college dorms or small spaces at home. It can also be used to have high quality in a gym while saving a little in overall floor space for a line of racks. 
 

Pros of the X3 half rack 

 
As with most of the TITAN line up first and furthermost the price for what you are getting. Apart from that, a half rack can be a great space saver whilst still functioning as a full rack. Especially the possibility to store your plates on the second set off uprights might make it superior to a squat stand. 
 

Cons of the X3 half rack

 
Squatting inside the rack might leave you constrained. Especially if you are very tall and big. Small athletes will have no problems, but if you are the next Eddie Hall or generally like a bit of space to do your exercises, go for a full rack like the T3 instead. 
 

Alternatives to the X3 

 
These are other options for the X3 half-rack: 
 
 
If you already have a bench or just don’t need one you can invest just a little extra and get a colored rack.
 
Another way to go is to save on the color to have more budget for different size options on the T3 and maybe even adding some plate holders. The T3 is available in a short and tall version to adjust the height. For depth, you can choose between 24” and 36”.
 
If you want to stay within budget but start your gym with 3x3 tubing you can go for the X3 squat stand. This is a good option for big and/or experienced lifters who prefer the freedom and flexibility of a squat stand, yet still, move big weights. I recommend that you have enough space and experience on how to drop weights from a squat position if you opt for a squat stand. Spotter arms are nice with a stand but usually useless. You either miss them on a hardcore drop or the entire unit comes down because you didn’t bolt it to the ground. 
 
The T3 folding rack saves you about $200 on the T3 and can be installed in your garage. If you only train on the weekends or two days a week, this is a good option so that you can still use the garage or basement for your car/ miscellaneous rubbish you think is important ( I have that stuff in my attic). The savings can be put towards a barbell like the blues city or Atlas bar. 
 

Summary for the X3 Half rack

 
If you are ok with squatting outside the rack and still want 3x3 uprights and are storage this is a great option for you. If you have Eddie Hall’s size, stay away from this as you will constantly bang off the uprights of you are squatting inside your rack. This injury risk is not worth the savings compared to a T3
 
 

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X-3 Squat stand with pull up bar 

Price: $490

 

Overview of the X3 squat stand 

 
The X3 is a squat stand which boasts 3x3 steel tubes. It is, therefore, a very sturdy squat stand compared to other 2x3 or 2x2 options. The X3 comes with Westside spacing in the lower part of the rack to allow for smaller increments on the bench press. The flat foot design saves you bolting it to the floor which makes it a very good option in some home gym scenarios. It also comes with spotter arms. The specifics and features of the squat stand are: 
 
 
  • 3" x 3" 11 gauge steel uprights
  • Westside hole pattern through bench zone
  • 2" hole spacing above and below.
  • 1,000 + lb capacity
  • Pair of UHMW lined X-3 JHooks included
  • Double-sided gusset plates 
  • Standard 1.25" Pull up bar included 
  • Mounted at your preferred height. 
  •  Pair of X-3 Spotter Arms included
  • Height: 92"
  • Width: 49"
  • Depth: 48" 
  • Product Weight: 203  lb
  • Finish: Black Power Coating
  • Floor Space: 16.3 sq ft (49" x 48")
 
This is as sturdy as they come as far as squat stands go. 
 

Pros of the X3 squat stand

 
As with all TITAN equipment, the first thing to note is the competitive price. You will have a challenge to find a good quality 3x3 squat stand for the same price. A squat stand also gives you the ability to drop weight easier than in a power rack. If you prefer the Olympic lifts over powerlifting this might be the better choice for you. A squat stand also saves space and can be easily transported. 
 

Cons of the X3 squat stand 

 
Especially for beginners, you have less protection. The spotter arms are fine and nice, but in practice, safety pins in a full rack are a lot more secure as you won’t miss them. The whole structure is also led likely to tip over if installed correctly. In addition, TITAN is known for inconsistencies on their finish. 
 

Alternatives to the X3 squat stand 

 
These are other options for the X3 squat stand
 
 
For almost the same amount of money, you can get a colored version of the T3 rack. While the tubes are only 2x3 you will get a full rack in the color of your choice. 
 
Another way to go is to save on the color to have more budget for different size options on the T3 and maybe even adding some plate holders. The T3 is available in a short and tall version to adjust the height. For depth, you can choose between 24” and 36”.
 
The T3 folding rack saves you about $100 on the X3 and can be installed in your garage. If you only train on the weekends or two days a week, this is a good option so that you can still use the garage or basement for your car/ miscellaneous rubbish you think is important ( I have that stuff in my attic). The savings can be put towards a barbell like the blues city or Atlas bar. 
 

Summary of the X3 squat stand 

 
A great option for anyone planning on a home gym for Olympic lifting or a gym that still has a corner left and does not j ow what to do with it. If you get the squat stand make sure you can store your plates somewhere separate. 
 
 

T3 tall power rack 36 black

Price: $450 - $520

 

Overview of the T3 black power rack

 
This is the biggest version of the T3 rack you can get from TITAN. It has 2x3 tubing and is 36” deep. The height comes to 91 1/8”. This is a no-nonsense addition to any gym located in the middle of the price range of TITAN. If you want to have money left for other equipment and only use the rack 2 times a week, this is a great piece to add to your home gym. In a professional gym, this can be the go-to rack for everyone except your biggest athletes, unless you coach an NFL team. The features and specifics of the T3 tall rack are: 
 
 
  • 2 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
  • Includes J-Hooks and weight holders.
  • 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
  • Material: Steel
 
This is an affordable rack for big boys. 
 

Pros of the T3 tall rack 

 
As with most TITAN equipment the prices are very attractive for something fresh of the shelf. With the depth and height of this rack, even the tallest athletes can still work freely in the rack. 
 

Cons of the T3 tall rack 

 
It will not fit in every space. If you have limitations consider the X3 Half rack or squat stand. Also, the finish might be not as perfect as with other vendors as there have been repeated reports of TITAN equipment showing inconsistencies on this end. 
 

Alternatives to the T3 tall rack 

 
Alternatives to the T3 tall rack are 
 
 
If you need a tall rack because of your size, but do not have the space to fit a 36” depth rack into your gym, garage or basement you can also opt for the 24” depth version. This way you can save some space. 
 
If you want to save space and have 3x3 steel tubing you can also go for the X3 Half rack. If you use it like a squat stand rather than a full rack, you can use the second set of uprights to store plates on. 
 
If you don’t need plate storage and want the freedom of a squat stand you can opt for the  X3 squat stand instead. Just be aware that it would be good to have space to drop the bar as spotter arms can not always be relied on. 
 

Summary of the T3 tall rack 

 
A good option to save money while still training as a big guy. 
 

T3 tall power rack 24

Price: $420 - $470

 

Overview of the T3 24”

 
The T3 TITAN main distinguishing point from other racks in the lineup is its 2x3 steel tube design. You can also get 2x2 and 3x3 builds from TITAN at either a lower or higher entry cost. The T3 Titan rack is one of the best value for money models from TITAN as it sits right in the middle of their rack portfolio. It comes in two different height versions and depth versions. This particular one is the Tall version combined with 24' depth. This is the option to go for if you are tall, but do not have the space to get a rack which is 36' deep. The exact features and specifications of this model are:
 
 
T3 Rack details
  • 2 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.
  • Includes J-Hooks and weight holders.
  • 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
  • Material: Steel
 
This rack will be easy on your wallet while still providing you with a great rack. If you squat more than 500 pounds on a regular basis you might want to consider to get a 3x3 tube design, just so that your equipment matches your strength. 2x3 will still suffice, just shake a little more when you drop the weight back into the hooks.
 

Pros of the T3 24” depth

 
As with all TITAN products you save a lot of money compared to other vendors in the market. This is usually the main argument for going down the TITAN route. Apart from this, you get a spacious rack in which you can freely move, squat and bench press. It will do the trick for your home needs. 
 

Cons of the T3 24” depth

 
As it is not that deep you will have not a lot of space to get extra attachments installed. If you are planning on using it with multiple athletes at the same time or for movements which need a lot of maneuvering you might want to get something bigger. In addition, the low budget price of TITAN comes with a hook. There tend to be more reports about TITAN for deliveries with scratches, blemishes on the finish or other quality issues. This doesn't make the rack a defect and if you like it rough you might not even care. However, if you are purchasing to feel good about yourself or represent your business this might not be what you are looking for or at least need to take into consideration as a possible risk when you hit purchase. 
 

Alternatives to the T3 24” depth

 
Alternatives to the T3 tall rack are 
 
 
If you need a tall rack because of your size and have the space to fit a 36” depth rack into your gym, garage or basement you can also opt for the 36” version. This way you can have multiple athletes on the rack or get a bit more exotic in your exercise selection.
 
If you want to save space and have 3x3 steel tubing you can also go for the X3 Half rack. If you use it like a squat stand rather than a full rack, you can use the second set of uprights to store plates on. 
 
If you don’t need plate storage and want the freedom of a squat stand you can opt for the  X3 squat stand instead. Just be aware that it would be a good to have space to drop the bar as spotter arms can not always be relied on. 
 

Summary for the T3 Tall 24” rack

 
A good budget option for an all-purpose to fir in places with high ceilings but not a lot of square-foot.
 
 

T3 short power rack 36

Price: $380 - $440

 
 

Overview of the T3 short power rack 

 
The T3 Series of TITAN is the best value for money option you can get from them. It sits right in the middle of the TITAN portfolio with its 2x3 uprights. You can also opt for 2x2 to save cost or 3x3 if you want more stability. A short power rack is usually a good option in basements or cramped spaces where the ceiling is low. The 36” depth version provides you with a spacious full rack to do your workouts in. The features and specifications of this version of the T3 are: 
 
T3 overview: 
  • 2 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. 
  • Includes J-Hooks and weight holders.
  • Weight: 254 lb 
  • Height: 82 1/4" 
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 77" 
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4"  
  • Inside Depth: 36"
  • Outside Depth: 44 3/4"  
  • Floor Space: 16.7 square feet
  • Material: Steel
 
This is a solid rack for environments with low ceilings for the weekend warrior. If you are an elite athlete you might want to upgrade to 3x3 steel tubes. 
 

Pros of the T3 36” short rack 

 
As with the entire TITAN portfolio, the main argument is price. Compared to the competition you will keep a considerable amount of money in your own pocket. The T3 will provide the necessary equipment and space to squat, bench press and deadlift safely. There are also a good few options in accessories available from TITAN. 
 

Cons of the T3 36” short rack 

 
The most obvious is that it is short. If you are 6 feet tall and want to do pull-ups you are probably saving money on the wrong end by getting a short rack. It also might not go with the most up to date accessories that TITAN releases to the market because of the 2x3 tubes. For example, the TITAN lever arms are not an option with this rack. The last con is about TITAN itself. While you save on the price tag you are at a higher risk of minor quality issues on delivery of your shipment. These can range from inconsistent finish to low-quality welds or material quality in a camber or safety bar. These are minor and not necessarily have an impact on the performance, but might look poor or annoy you. 
 

Alternatives to the T3 36” short rack 

 
Alternatives to the T3 36” short rack are 
 
 
If you need a short rack because of the space you have to fit a rack into your gym, garage or basement you can also opt for the 24” version. This way you can save on space on height and square foot of space is tight. 
 
If you want to save space and have 3x3 steel tubing you can also go for the X3 Half rack. If you use it like a squat stand rather than a full rack, you can use the second set of uprights to store plates on. 
 
If you don’t need plate storage and want the freedom of a squat stand you can opt for the  X3 squat stand instead. Just be aware that it would be good to have space to drop the bar as spotter arms can not always be relied on. 
 

Summary of the T3 short 36”

 
A good basement rack for budget-conscious weekend warriors. An elite athlete might want to opt for a 3x3 tall rack if space is available. 
 

T-3 Folding rack

Price: $300 - $450

 

Overview of the T3 folding rack 

 
The T3 folding rack is an option from TITAN which uses the 2x3 steel tubes from the T3 series to form a foldable rack. Foldable racks are very popular with garage gym owners as they give you the option to either still park your car in the garage or provide more space if you want to to do conditioning in your limited space. The features and specifics of the T3 are:
 
Rack details 
  • 2" x 3" 11 Gauge steel. 
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Height: 91"
  • Width: 50"
  • Depth: 41.5"
  • Weight: 175 LB
 
This is the optimal option for dads who have to compromise with their wife to get a man cave in the garage. 
 

Pros of the T3 folding rack 

 
The T3 folding rack comes at an excellent price compared to the competition of TITAN. You will get a functional rack which folds to the wall in case you need to get it out of the way. This saves space and money on your purchase. 
 

Cons of the T3 folding rack 

 
A folding rack will not be as stable as a full rack which you bolt to the ground. Depending on how much abuse you throw at the rack you might want to reconsider a moveable installation. If you want to use an accessory with your rack, you will also have to deinstall it every time you would the rack. Apart from this TITAN has been reported to struggle more with mi or quality issues and inconsistencies. This doesn’t impact the functionality of the equipment, but it’s appearance and longevity. 
 

Alternatives to the T3 folding rack 

 
 
The 41 folding rack is a folding rack with 3x3 Instead of 2x3 steel tubes. If you want more metal for roughly the same price this is the one for you.
 
The X2 is the 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 T3 fold rack 

 
A good option for Dads who have to compromise with Mom for garage space on a budget.
 
 

41' Fold back

Price: $340 - $390

 
 

Overview of the 41 fold back rack 

 
The 41 fold back rack from TITAN uses their 3x3 steel tubes to form a rack which can be folded against the wall to make room for a car or keep the exercising area free from obstructions for classes. A great option when space and different use cases for different times of the day are paramount. The features and specifications of the 41 fold back are: 
 
41 fold back rack 
  • 3" x 3" steel tubes with 2" diameter bars. 
  • Foldable to conserve space  
  • Powder coated, durable finish  
  • 4 J-hooks included  
  • Laser cut for precise fit  
  • Material: Steel  
  • Height: 91"    
  • Depth: 41.5"  
  • Width: 51"  
  • Weight: 230 LB 
 
A solid solution for your home gym or on early room professional gym. 
 

Pros of the 41 fold back rack 

 
As with the TITAN portfolio, in general, it is the price. Apart from that, you get 3x3 tubes which is the most amount of metal in a tube you can get from TITAN. 
 

Cons of the 41 fold back rack 

 
You will find it hard to use attachments with this rack if you still want to be able to fold it to the wall easily. It will also not give you a place to store your plates. Apart from this, you might experience some minor quality issues with your delivery as TITAN has been often reported to have shortfalls on quality management and consistency. But you save a lot of money and still can get strong securely. 
 

Alternatives to the 41 fold back rack 

 
 
The T3 uses the same folding concept but with 2x3 steel tubes instead of 3x3.
 
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 41 fold rack 

 
This is a sturdy rack which can be used by dads he need to compromise with moms for a garage gym. 
 
 

X2 Power rack

Price: $340 - $400

 
 

Overview of the TITAN X2 rack 

 
The TITAN X2 is the low budget version of the TITAN line up. With 2x2 steel tubes, it uses the least material to form a rack to achieve this. Based on your needs you can choose between a short 78” and a tall 87” version. The features and specifications of the X2 rack are: 
 
Rack details 
  • Includes (2) J-Hooks
  • 2" Fat Pull Up Bar and a 1.25" Skinny Pull Up Bar.
  • (4) Weight Plate Storage Holders
  • (4) Band Pegs.
  • 2" x 2" steel tubing
  • A welded frame adds stability and reduces overall height.
  • Westside hole spacing. 
  • Bolt Down Floor Plates.
  • 6" Side Hole Spacing allows for accessory options. 
  • Height: 87" or 78" (Tall or Short)
  • Depth: 28”
  • Inside Depth: 24"
  • Width: 46"
  • Inside Width: 42"
  • Static Weight Capacity: 3,000 LB
  • Weight: 226 LB or 217 LB (Tall or Short)
 
What is especially beneficial for this rack is that it also offers plate storage included in the price tag. 
 

Pros of the X2 rack 

 
As with the entire TITAN line up, you will save considerable money on a purchase compared to their direct competition. The X2 specifically has all the ingredients needed to get your home gym started. Definitely not to be scoffed at for a price of a family fancy dinner including a good bottle of red. 
 

Cons of the X2 rack 

 
The tubing is the smallest you can get from TITAN. I don’t foresee a lot of innovation coming to the lower end of the portfolio in terms of attachments. Apart from this TITAN is reported to struggle with their quality management at times when it comes to the finish of their products. 
 

Alternatives to the X2

 
 
The T3 Fold back rack will give you the option to fold your rack back to the wall when it is not used for roughly the same amount of money tja the X2
 
If you want a rack and a bench you can look into the T2 and incline bench combo for roughly the same price as the X2.
 

Summary for the X2 

 
The Middle of the road approach from TITAN on all accounts for racks. 
 
 
 

T2 rack and incline combo

Price: $350 - $400

 

Overview of the T2 and incline combo 

 
The T2 comes with 2x2 steel tubes and distinguished itself from the X2 line by having fewer extras straight out of the box. You will have fewer pull-up bars and less convenience on the uprights. The money saved for this can be put towards a bench as in this package. The features and specifics of this package are: 
 
Rack and bench details: 
  • Weight holders for storage and increased stability
  • J-hooks included 
  • 2" steel uprights
  • Chin up bar: 1 1/4" diameter 
  • Adjustable Back and Seat
  • Rigid Steel Base
  • Comfortable Padding
  • Sleek Leather Finish
Rack Specifications:
  • 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
Bench Specifications:
  • Overall Width: 27"
  • Overall Height: 48"
  • Bench Width: 12"
  • Bench Length: 51 1/4"
  • Capacity: 650 lbs
 

Pros of the T2 rack and incline 

 
Two for the price of one is always nice which is the case with this one when compared to the direct competition. 
 

Cons of the T2

 
You will be buying the lowest priced rack of a low price vendor. I am usually not a fan of that as this is inviting trouble. 
 

Alternatives to the T2 

 
 
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 T2

 
If you desperately want to fit a bench and rack into $300 this is the way to go. Still, to have fun and be proud of your purchase you might go one notch up in the TITAN portfolio and save a little more for the bench. 
 
 

T3 yoke

Price: $350 - $370

 

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.
 

T2 and dip 

Price: $300 - $350

 
 

Overview of the T2 and dip

 
The T2 comes with 2x2 steel tubes and distinguished itself from the X2 line by having fewer extras straight out of the box. You will have fewer pull-up bars and less convenience on the uprights. The money saved for this can be put towards a bench as in this package. This version also includes a dip installment at the front. The features and specifics of this package are: 
 
Rack details:
  • Capacity: 700 lbs
  • 1" round steel j-hooks 
  • T-2 Series (2"x2" steel tubes)
  • Package includes 1 pair of dip bars
  • Chin up bar: 1 1/4" diameter
  • Installation instructions
  • Weight: 107 lb
  • Height: 83"
  • Height of pull up bar: 80"
  • Opening: 44"
  • Depth: 48"
  • Inside front to back bar: 26"
  • Floor space: 48" x 48"
  • Material: Steel
 
The main difference to most other is the included dip bars.
 

Pros of the T2 dip bar

 
The price of the T2 is one of its main pros. You will be hard-pressed to find as much metal for a rack including a dip bar for the same price in the market. Especially if it is new.
 

Cons of the T2 dip bar

 
The dip bar can obstruct access to the rack itself. You will also not be able to use the front to have two athletes squat in parallel on the same rack. This might not be ideal, especially in high school and college setups strapped for cash. 
 

Alternatives to the T2 dip bar

 
 
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 of the T2 dip bar

 
If you care about a dip bar, this is the rack. Otherwise, you might as well save the money for more plates or a bench.
 
 
 
 

Topics: TITAN