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Overview and review of the Rogue adjustable bench 2.0 [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Overview and review of the Rogue adjustable bench 2.0 

The Rogue Adjustable bench 2.0 comes in at $545 and is a great addition to your existing gym to widen the possible exercises you can do. This article was originally published in "Which bench to get to from Rogue".

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Most popular Rogue bench

This is an overview of the most popular Rogue benches based on views and click throughs for purchase on in 2020. If you want to dig deeper on the details of the data you can read what were the most popular rogue products in 2020. 

Most popular Rogue bench in 2020

These were the most popular rogue benches on in 2020. The rankings were as followed:
The Rogue AB3 is the most expensive bench you can get from Rogue. In return, you get a monster of a bench that can do incline and decline bench presses. I am not a huge fan of decline bench presses, especially for a home gym where you might pin yourself without any help around. Therefore I lean more towards the AB2. You can read the full review of the AB3 by following this link.
The Rogue AB2 is the little brother of the AB3. It is the same bench except that it is missing the mechanics to do decline benches. This makes it the best value for money bench from Rogue in my opinion. You can read the full review of the AB2 via this link.
The Rogue west side bench 2.0 is the bench of choice if you weigh more than 120kg and you are a huge fan of the west side method. In my opinion, you can get no bench which is as sturdy at this price point. This bench allows for all the band variations you can dream of and can take a 1000 pound bench press as long as you bolt it to the ground. If you are not a monster, this might be a little overkill. You can read the full review of the Rogue Westside bench 2.0 by following this link.
The Rogue adjustable bench 2.0 is a cheaper design than the AB2 which does the same thing. I personally prefer the pin and lock system of the AB2 as it is sturdier and leaves you with less risk of catching your fingers in it. The adjustable bench 2.0 is easier to adjust but more likely to slip a notch during exercise when not put in place correctly or catch a finger in the mechanics. You can read the full review of the Rogue adjustable bench 2.0 via this link.
The rogue combo rack could also be listed under racks. I chose to list it under benches because if you buy this instead of a power rack, you buy it for the competition bench and not for the squat stand. Compared to other combo racks in the market the price is decent and you will get a high-quality combo rack. It is not recommended if you are not already an experienced lifter. You can read the full review of the Rogue combo via this link.

Overview of the Rogue adjustable bench 2.0

The Rogue Adjustable bench 2.0 is the best value for bench out of the Rogue portfolio. This is the bench to get when you do t have the money to invest into an AB2 for your personal gym or want to upgrade from the Utility line for your commercial gym. The special features of the adjustable bench two are its cost-efficient design and the pad with no gap. This makes it a solid choice. The specifications are: 
  • Made in the USA
  • (6) Adjustment Positions: 0-85 degrees
  • Pad Height: 17.5" , 56.25" at 85 degrees
  • Pad Width: 11.25" (Pad)
  • Length: 52" (Overall Pad Length)
  • Virtually No Gap between Seat/Back Pad
  • (2) Seat Positions: Flat or Upward Angl
  • Wheels and plastic-lined handle for mobility
  • Rubber caps on legs to prevent sliding, protect floor
  • Optional Spotter Deck 
  • Color: Black
This is the bench for every occasion. 

Pros of the Rogue Adjustable 2.0 

Good balance between features and cost for a Rogue bench. Almost no gap between the upper and lower pad. 

Cons of the Rogue Adjustable 2.0

Limited range of adjustments and no decline bench press possible. 

Alternatives to the Rogue Adjstable 2.0

Alternatives to the Adjustable bench are 
The AB3 is the Porsche of portable benches from Rogue. If you want to be able to do it all while still rolling the bench around, this is the one to get. However, for the price of this bench, you can also get a very good rack. 
The Utility bench is not adjustable but has up to 6 custom configurations for the flat bench press. If you don’t care about the incline or decline bench press, look into the Utility bench

Summary for the Rogue Adjustable 2.0

The adjustable bench 2.0 is the best value for money option from Rogue for an adjustable bench. Compared to other models you will save money. If you don’t want to decline bench press or bench 1000 pounds, this is the one for you.

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