REP fitness PR-4100 rack vs Rogue RML 490C
This is a comparison between the Rep Fitness PR-4100 rack and the Rogue RML 490C. Follow the links for more details.
Overview and review of the Rogue RML 490C Power Rack
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 490C rack is a stylish and not too expensive Rogue option for your home gym. See the details in this article.
Most popular Rogue racks in 2020
Attached you find which Rogue racks have been most popular on Marathon-Crossfit.com in terms of views of their reviews and click through rates to Rogue Fitness for purchases. If you want to learn more about the details of the composition of the data you can read the full analyses under what were the most popular Rogue products in 2020.
The most popular rogue racks based on views of their reviews on Marathon-CrossFit in 2020 are:
The RML 390 F
is a half-rack from Rogue that does not need to be bolted to the ground. This makes it a very likely candidate from Rogue to have a very high sales volume. The small footprint and reasonable price further underpin this. Compared to the RM8
it is affordable so popularity is more likely to directly transfer to sales. You can read the full review of the RML 390F on my blog here.
The RM4 Fortis
is a cheaper version of the RM4 Monster rack from Rogue. You will have fewer color options and get fewer pins and extras with your order. This is a good option if you want more space in the rack than with a half rack without shelling out thousands of dollars. You can ted the fu review of the RM4 fortis rack here.
Overview of the RML 490C
The Rogue RML490C
weighs 340LB and comes in with a footprint of 53''x53''. This is a solid full rack in the mid-range price area of Rogue. It is 90.375'' high and comes with a free choice of color. The colors to choose from are:
- Bright Blue
- Bright Green
- Burnt Orange
- Dark BLue
- Dark Red
- Gun Metal
- Light Gray
- Rogue Red
- Satin Black
- Satin Clear
With this rack, you will be entering the Monster Lite
series of Rogue and accessories. You can also have a look at the Monster Lite
rigs to built a solid CrossFit gym. This is a good entry point to build from for powerlifters and other heavy lifting needs alike. Rogue provides a long list of accessories for their Monster lite
How many clients should the Rogue RML 490C bring you?
If you think that the RML 490C
will bring you 4 new clients who pay you 50$ on a 1-year retainer it is worth the investment. This will yield 2.400$ net new revenue against an investment of 1.075$. Adjust the numbers for your own gym accordingly.
Pros of the RML 490C
The Monster Lite
gives you a full rack in which you can train with space. You will be secure and be able to maneuver without feeling cramped
Cons of the RML 490C
does not leave a lot of room to store any plates
. Be prepared to find other solutions to store the plates
or upgrade to a 690C
rack to get the plates
The Rogue RML 490C is a great option to be nice to your bank account while still getting a solid piece of Rogue into your gym.
Overview and review of the REP fitness PR-4100 rack
This is an overview of the REP fitness PR-4100 rack including the pros, cons, and alternatives. This article was originally posted in which rack to buy from REP Fitness. Follow the links for more information.
Overview of the REP PR-4100 Rack $429
The REP PR-4100
is the folding version of the PR-4000 rack
that outbid the REP fitness rack product line. With this rack, you get two uprights, and the cross-members you need to build a rack that can be bolted to the wall with a folding mechanism. This is the ideal rack for a garage gym in which you still want to park or a floor space that should be transformed into a yoga or playroom after the use of the rack. Some of the specifications for this rack are:
Choose between 21.5" or 41" depth (from wall to the front outside of upright).
(1) pair of plastic-lined J-cups.
(1) easy-to-adjust 1.25" pull-up bar.
5/8" diameter hardware.
1" hole spacing in benching area.
2" hole spacing above and below bench area.
Uprights: 11-gauge steel, 3x3", 92" tall.
21.5" Dims: 18.5" inside length x 42.5" inside width.
41" Dims: 38" inside length x 42.5" inside width.
48.5" overall width.
This is a solid option to get a lower-cost folding rack of good quality. Especially with folding racks it nightmare sense to invest a few extra dollars as the folding action needs more attentional detail in production than a simple four post rack.
Pros of the REP PR-4100 Rack
The biggest plus of folding racks is that they can get out of the way when they are not needed anymore. If you only have one occasional user of the rack in the house O would seriously consider a folding rack.
is good on your purse from two perspectives. You are getting your rack from a company that imports their products from China and you are buying a product that uses less metal than a PR-4000
This makes the PR 4100
a smart buy. Especially if you are not planning on many upgrades and attachments.
Compared to Amazon resellers or TITAN fitness you will buy from a young brand that is still bending over backward to grow its customer base. You will get good, reliable service with this rack in most cases, that is why the price is a little higher than sourcing from Amazon or from TITAN.
Cons of the REP PR-4100 Rack
As this is a folding rack with smaller holes on 3x3 uprights your use of attachments will be very limited. Personally, I think the most you can really get out of a folding rack is a dip station and not much else, but that is just me.
If you buy from REP Fitness your rack will be produced and packaged in China and then send to a warehouse in the US. If that rubs your patriotic streak up the wrong way you have to buy from Rogue Fitness instead and pay the extra money American Labour costs.
My biggest con for a folding rack is that you still have to come up with some solution for storing your plates as you can not do it on the rack. Unless you keep it permanently in place which defeats the purpose. There are good wall storage solutions for plates but those involve more DIY.
Alternatives to the REP PR-4100 Rack
The Rogue RML3WC is what comes closest out of the Rogue fitness portfolio to you the PR-4100
. It has the same uprights with only slightly different drillings for the holes. Some say that the folding action on the RML3WC is a little smoother but that also hugely depends on where it is being installed and who did the job.
The TITAN X3 folding rack
is TITAN’s 3x3 upright folding rack. This is the best option for a low price while still having some proper customer support with it. Other options are Amazon resellers who just stuck produce to flip it for a small
margin in bulk.
The REP SR 4000
is an alternative option if you believe in squat stands with a big base for stabilizing. I personally don’t but if you think that is a good idea the SR 4000
is excellent value for money.
Conclusion for the REP PR-4100 Rack
I personally think folding racks are a great idea for home gyms that need to co promise. If you use your garage as a mechanic/workshop in parallel or own a fancy Sunday car, this is the right option for you.