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Which rack to buy from REP Fitness?

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 30, 2021 4:06:07 AM

Which rack to get from REP fitness

Which rack to get from REP fitness?

This is an article that will walk you through the REP fitness rack options. You will learn about their pros, cons, and alternatives. Follow the links for additional information. You can always learn about the most up-to-date things I am up to on my Instagram page.

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The different REP fitness racks discussed in this article are sorted by cost from the most expensive to the most affordable. PLease keep in mind that these are starting prices and that your specific configuration might be considerably above the starting price. 

REP fitness is somewhere between Rogue fitness and TITAN fitness in terms of quality and price. TITAN would be the cost leader and Rogue fitness the quality leader in this segment of the market. 

Quick reference

This is a quick reference of the REP fitness for anyone who does not want to dig too deep and just throw money at their gym. You can also scroll down and dig deeper on these selected models. 

Most popular
Best value for money
Space saver

REP OMNI Rack $934


Overview of the REP OMNI Rack

The Rep OMNI rack is a flat foot version of the REP PR-5000 series which has gained quite some popularity recently. It is a solid rack from a vendor who imports their parts rather than making them in the US as Sorinex and Rogue Fitness would. The main difference to the PR-5000 is the flat foot base and the numbering on the uprights. The full specifications of this rack are:
  • 3x3 11-Gauge Steel with 1” diameter holes on upright.
  • Compatible with most 5000 Series attachments including the Lat/Low Row.
  • Up to 15 potential configurations when paired with the Omni Plus.
  • J-cup, color options, and attachments are fully customizable.
  • A long, flat-footed base helps promote stability, no need to bolt the rack down.
  • Large stainless steel logo plate for additional rigidity and lateral stability. 
  • Includes: Multi-grip pull-up bar, six-band pegs, and hardware to connect up to six uprights to the base.
  • Enough hardware will be provided for all possible configurations, which means that extra hardware may be left over after the build.
  • Lat attachment adds 23" depth to the 4-post half-rack or adds 5" depth to the 6-post power rack is mounted to the interior uprights.
This is a good option when you do not want to bolt down your rack and start with a half rack that you will later upgrade. If you are looking for the most space-efficient option in the market it is probably not the best rack you can get.

Pros of the REP OMNI Rack

The Pros of the OMNI rack are:
  • Flat foot design
  • Slightly lower price than their main competitors
  • Upgrade options
The main point about this rack is the flat foot design which means that you do not need to bolt it to the ground to make it stable. The bottom has quite some weight to it and a bigger footprint than a regular 4 post-half-rack would have. This is great to keep it from tipping over when you only have four posts and want to work with banded resistance on the deadlift, bench press, and squat.
As REP imports their material they can get away with lower costs for racks that compare in quality to the market leader Rogue Fitness. This means you get a similar quality rack for a lower price. This is one of the most appealing aspects of the REP fitness as they generally seem to do a better job on quality control than TITAN fitness but use overseas to keep costs down.
This is probably the best rack from REP fitness you can get, if you do not want to bolt down your rack but have big plans for it in the future. You will basically get a PR-5000 with a flat foot design and can add to the base to your heart's contempt with further uprights.

Cons of the REP OMNI Rack

The cons of the OMNI rack are:
  • Space requirements
  • Numbering on uprights
  • Website ordering system
The flat foot base of the OMNI rack is laid out to accommodate a six-post design. While this makes it one of the few flat foot designs in the market for a six-post rack, it eats up too much space in a home gym with limited space. If you want to optimize for space a folding rack or a regular half-rack are the better options.
The numbering on the uprights does not go through every hole. While this saves cost in production it is a little inconsequential for ease of use. Either have no numbers to maximize my savings or number all holes to maximize the ease of use. This is especially true if you are buying in a commercial setting rather than a home gym.
Ordering an OMNI rack is a little tricky and I wouldn't recommend it for first-time rack buyers. With these modular systems, it is better to really have an idea of the dimensions and accessories you are buying before configuring it. Compared to their main competitor rogue the configuration system on the website is also not as easy to use. But that is just my personal taste.

Alternatives to the REP OMNI Rack

Alternatives to the REP Omni rack are:
This selection of racks is based in 3x3 11 Gauge steel uprights to avoid presenting too many options to you. If you want to save more money you can also look into 2x3 Gauge uprights. The smaller you are and the lighter the weights you move, the more likely it is that you should try to save some money for your home gym by going with a smaller frame. Commercial buyers should go as big as they possibly can on their budget based on insurance questions and that you can not predict as well who will use your equipment.
If you stick with the idea of "I want a Rogue quality rack at the lowest possible price" then the REP-PR 5000 and the REP PR-4100 are two other options to consider. The REP PR-5000 has been hailed as one of the best, if not the best, rack for home gym users based on its good value for money. You can configure it as a 4 post or 6 post rack. The main difference to the OMNI rack is that it does not come with a flat foot design. The REP PR-4100 would be the folding rack option from REP Fitness. This is a good way to go if you still want to park your car in your garage when you are not training.
If you are toying with the idea of a flat foot 6 post rack the OMNI rack is one of the few, if not the only option out there. Another option would be the RM6 rack from Rogue which needs to be bolted to the ground. Go with the RM6 if you are planning to get a belt squat, as currently, the Rhino Drop-in is the superior option to the belt squats from REP Fitness. The Rogue RM3 is the half rack option from Rogue with 3x3 Gauge steel. If you have the budget for an Omni rack you can probably also afford the RM3. With the RM3 you are saving footprint compared to the OMNI rack, as it comes with four uprights without a flat foot design. The uprights will also have all the holes numbered instead of just a few on the OMNI rack. With this rack, you will be buying from the current market leader in home gym equipment in terms of quality and units sold. Rogue also goes to lengths to make sure that their product is as American as possible by sourcing metal and staff locally and keeping production lines in Ohio. This comes at a higher price than their competitors to the consumer. The Rogue RM3W is the folding variation of the RM3. If you want the best and can afford it and you are not that much into the flat foot idea, this can be a good route to explore.
The TITAN series rack is the flagship of the TITAN rack lineup. This is TITAN's go at being like Rogue Fitness. You will also get a 3x3 11 Gauge steel uprights setting, but this is a full rack, rather than a half rack. If you were toying with the idea of a full rack that does not need to be bolted to the ground, then this might be the right option for you. If you want a 3x3 folding rack then the X-3 from TITAN would be the right choice. TITAN is known to undercut most of the other vendors on the market considerably when you compare like for like. This is why I am presenting you with their top-line rack as an alternative to the OMNI rack. The downside of TITAN is that the same to have the most incidents with quality issues between Rogue, REP Fitness, and TITAN fitness. This makes sense as you need to cut some corners to undercut everyone else in the market. If you don't mind a potential risk of minor blemishes, some inconsistency in paint, or on the drilling of the holes, then TITAN is right for you. A good option for the DIY enthusiast who wants to save money for a new drill to fix their rack setup and then have it for other home projects.

Conclusion for the REP OMNI Rack

The REP OMNI rack is in my opinion the REP fitness approach to tailoring their portfolio to universities. This is the right rack for the strength coach that does not want to explain to the dean why he has to drill holes into the resurfaced gym floor that was paid out of taxpayer's money. The same goes for someone who is renting a mansion and wants to put a six-post rack into it without damaging the 100-year-old original floor. For anyone who can drill into the floor or just uses a rack without bolting it to the ground, I think it is not the ideal option. Why create an unnecessary unused footprint in your limited home gym space for a half-rack?

REP PR-5000 V2 Power rack $751


Overview of the REP PR-5000 V2 Rack

The Rep Fitness PR-5000 V2 rack has gained a lot of popularity as a good quality alternative at a reasonable price to the Rogue fitness lineup. This rack can be configured as a 4 post or 6 post rack and uses 3x3 11 Gauge steel posts. It also uses bigger holes and nuts and bolts to keep the construction together, which are similar to the Rogue Monster series. The PR-5000 is the safest bet out of the REP fitness rack portfolio for a first-time buyer.
  • Laser-cut numbering on the front and back of uprights and each side of crossmembers for ease of lining up j-cups, safeties, and other attachments.
  • 1" diameter hardware for the ultimate in peace-of-mind under heavy load.
  • 2" hole spacing throughout the entire rack.
  • Large logo brace with stainless steel faceplate for additional rigidity and side-to-side stability.
  • Stainless steel accents on j-cups and other attachments for a high-end classic look.
  • Exclusive attachments taking advantage of the 1" diameter holes.
  • All attachments include protective liners to protect bar knurl and/or paint on your uprights where appropriate.
  • Compatibility: The PR-5000 V2 is only compatible with PR-5000 uprights. Omni uprights are not compatible with this rack.
  • Rated to 1500lbs.
You can not do a lot wrong by purchasing the PR-5000 as you will get the top line rack from REP Fitness that works with most of their accessories. You will also save some money compared to the Rogue options out there. If you want to grow your setup over time the PR-5000 is also very modular. The only thing you need to think about is whether you want to bolt our rack down and buy something that is imported from China.

Pros of the REP PR-5000 V2 Rack

The pros of the REP PR-5000 are:
  • Price
  • Bread and Butter
  • Numbering on Uprights
The biggest pro of the PR-5000 is that you are basically getting a Rogue Monster rack for a lower price as REP Fitness imports this as a clone from China. If you want to work with the accessories from Rogue that are designed for the Monster series these will also somewhat work with the PR-5000. So if you have a budget that you want to stretch to also get things like a barbell, plates, landmine attachments, and all the other toys around, then this is a great way to go.
The PR-5000 is the most hailed rack out of the REP Fitness lineup. If you go for REP fitness you usually do so because you think that Rogue is footing too big a bill and you still want more toys. The good thing about the PR-5000 is that it is a solid best-seller of REP fitness and you, therefore, can get a ton of attachments with them and the company will bank on that product line for a long time to come. If you are making continuous upgrades to your rack rather than getting everything in one big bang, then this is the bread and butter product from REP fitness to rely on.
Compared to the OMNI rack and the PR-4000 the numbering on the Uprights for the PR-5000 goes all the way for each hole This is one of the most common complaints about the smaller PR-4000 and OMNI line compared to the Rogue fitness monster line.

Cons of the REP PR-5000 V2 Rack

The cons of the REP PR-5000 rack are:
  • Imported
  • Colors
  • Sharp edges
  • Bolted
The big one is probably that this rack is being produced, packaged, and imported in China. This brings the cost down but creates jobs somewhere else. If you are buying for a public entity from the US you might not even be allowed to buy from REP fitness because of this. If this does not matter to you and you mainly look at the money in your pocket, then REP fitness is a serious contender to make it stretch.
There can be some issues with the quality of colors and how they are mixed. Using fewer pigments in the colors and not smoothing out edges are great ways to cut the production process short and save some money, which is the goal of this rack. Not to the extent of what TITAN fitness does, which can get outright subpar, but still noticeable. Of course, if you are of the mindset that your rack will be banged up anyway, then this is not really an issue. I like my things nice and crisp.
While REP does a good job and putting their logo on the rack with metal rather than a sticker, the edges can be sharp. All around the finish of the product is not as well thought through as with Rogue Fitness, especially when you consider the parts that are not in plain sight or you rarely touch. If you buy Apple, you probably care about these things. If you don't, you probably will enjoy spending less money.
To gain full stability for kipping pull-ups or using the lever attachment this rack needs to be bolted to the ground or weighed down with plates. If you are looking to avoid this you can look into the Omni rack as an alternative.

Alternatives to the REP PR-5000 V2 Rack

The REP OMNI rack comes with a base that stabilizes it without bolting it to the ground. If you want to avoid drilling your rack into the floor, this is a good option. The only drawback is that the base takes up the footprint of a 6 post rack. If you want to save space, the OMNI rack is not really an option.
The REP PR-4000 is the equivalent of the Rogue Monster Lite series from REP Fitness. It also uses 3x3 Gauge steel but with smaller holes for nuts, bolts, and attachments. If you want westside spacing for the bench area this is the way to go. The PR-4000 is also available in a very short rack configuration to fit into smaller spaces. For any buyer who is looking for a 6 post rack setup, the PR-4000 can be a money saver with the compromise of getting fewer attachment options.
The REP PR-4100 is a great alternative when you want to save space in your garage and still be able to park in it after you are done training. Fold racks also save money as you pay for less metal than with a 4 post or 6 post setup. The only downside with a folding rack is that the use of attachments becomes cumbersome as you have to uninstall them every time you put them into the folded configuration.
The Rogue RM4 is the full rack 4 post option from Rogue which I use in my own gym. This is a solid rack with the option to upgrade to 6 post when you want that is part of the Rogue Monster series. If you want the best finish in the market with the best available accessories this is the way to go. The only downside is that Rogue will charge you more money than REP fitness and a big home gym build will translate to a couple of thousand dollars in difference for getting the same equipment.
The Rogue RM3 is the half rack option that is equivalent to the PR-5000 uprights and crossmembers. If you want to start small, but have access to the best attachments in the market, then this is the right rack for you. You can also toy with the idea of turning it into a Rhino belt squat and squat outside of it. The only downside of this rack is that it is getting quite expensive for a very little rack to go around. If you are budget and space-limited products from TITAN and rep might be the better choice for you.
The Rogue RM3W is the folding version of the RM3. This is a solid 3x3 11 Gauge folding rack with the Monster nuts and bolts. If you are worried about your folding rack becoming too flimsy as the frame is flimsy and foldable you can at least address one of these two challenges with the RM3W. The rack also has one of the smoothest folding actions in the market which you will actually enjoy using.
The TITAN series rack is the flagship rack from TITAN which is taking a stab at the Rogue Monster and REP PR-5000 line. This is TITAN's response to the trend of overbuilt racks which is emerging in the home gym space. The challenge with TITAN is that you will find the most reports about them when it comes to inconsistencies in the quality of product, service, or shipment. Sometimes even a combination of three. Rogue and REP are also not free of problems, but you hear considerably less about it. In return for the minimal quality control at TITAN, they are also the cheapest in the market when comparing like for like. There is always a trade-off.
The TITAN X3 folding series is the 3x3 Gauge steel folding version of TITAN's racks. If you want to save space and money this is a really solid option.

Conclusion for the REP PR-5000 V2 Rack

The REP PR-5000 is the ideal rack for the home gym buyer who wants to deck out an entire gym with good quality in one purchase but does not want to spend more than $5000. With this, you can get anything you could ask for at REP fitness if you are willing to use equipment that has been imported from China and that you know there might be one job ess in the American rust belt because of the choice you made to have more stuff for your hard-earned cash. If you want to optimize for space and money and go all the way you might want to look at the TITAN lineup. Rogue fitness will give you a solid home gym for $5000, but you might not get all the bells and whistles in attachments. The same thought process applies down the product lines with the Monster lite series and the PR-4000, just on a smaller budget.

REP PR-4000 $623


Overview of the REP PR-4000 Rack

The PR-4000 line of REP fitness is their answer to the Rogue Monster lite series. While it uses the same 3x3 uprights as the PR-5000 the holes are smaller and therefore the nuts and bolts are also smaller. This makes the rack slightly cheaper but leaves you with fewer options for attachments. Some of the specs are:
3x3” 11 gauge steel
1” hole spacing through the bench zone
5/8” pinholes
This is a good rack if you want to stretch your budget as far as possible without compromising on quality too much. Especially if you are not planning on upgrading your initial purchase.

Pros of the REP PR-4000 Rack

Pros of the REP PR 4000 are:
  • Excellent value for money
  • Westside bench spacing
  • Smallest depth option from REP
If you are already on the “slight compromises for savings” train you might as well ride it all the way and get the PR-4000 instead of the PR-5000. With this, you are optimizing for brand and within the brand for a product for savings.
Westside bench spacing is relevant if you train with the west side method. With this, you can work better with partial ranges of motions for the bench press or with bands on the squat and bench press. Don’t make it a reason to buy this rack if you are not regularly training westside already. Chances are high you will regret that decision.
I personally think the strongest reason you swing it for this rack is that this is the smallest depth REP fitness provides for a 3x3 gauge steel rack. If you have to optimize for space and budget, but don’t want to go into the low-quality range where you might as well go to a random Amazon seller instead then this is a great option.

Cons of the REP PR-4000 Rack

The cons of the REP PR-4000 rack are:
  • Smaller holes
  • Numbering
  • The backplate of nameplate
  • Colors
  • Imported
Quite a few people like to save on the price for a rack compared to the Rogue Monster series and then get some of the Rogue accessories like the Rhino or lever arms from rogue fitted with the PR-5000. With the PR-4000 this little trick is not possible as it runs with the Monster lite series from Rogue. There are also fewer attachment options out of the REP fitness line up for this rack than for the PR-5000.
The uprights for this rack are only partly numbered. If you are not OCD that is probably not a big issue for a home gym. For a commercial gym, it might better to opt for the slightly more expensive since PR-5000 has full numbering for the convenience of your clients.
This is a rack that has to cut some corners on production quality compared to Rogue to be a high-quality competitor at a lower price. One way of doing that is to have the logo on the nameplate just on the front. You will not have a logo at the back. If you are planning to place the rack against a wall that might not be an issue. But in a middle of a busy commercial gym, it will come across a little cheap. Of course, that depends on whether or not you think that your clients will care. I would.
Colors are another great way to save some cost while still keeping a good quality rack. REP fitness uses colors with a slightly lower pigmentation than Rogue fitness which makes the color cheaper by the liter. Anyone who paints Warhammer miniatures knows exactly what I am talking about when I mention pinkish reds ( that means the color manufacturer is cutting cost). Nothing to be hugely worried about, but still worth mentioning.
Probably the biggest con for REP fitness is that their racks are imported for China to keep the lower price. If you care about that, chances are high that it is VERY important to you that everything comes from the US. If that is the case rep fitness is not an option for you and you are better of with Rogue Fitness who made it an integral part of their brand to keep as much of their production in the US as possible. If you are not that patriotic REP fitness is a great choice. Kind of a similar decision as to the one between Volkswagen and Skoda or Honda and Acura.

Alternatives to the REP PR-4000 Rack

The REP PR-5000 is the big brother of the PR-4000 and comes with bigger holes, nuts, and bolts. The PR-5000 is the bread and butter rack from REP fitness to rival Rogue’s monster series. It is fair to assume that this rack will get a lot of love from product development at REP Fitness in the future and as you are already deciding to save money by going through REP Fitness, rather than Rogue you might as well upgrade as long as you have the space to do so.
The REP PR-4100 is the foldable version of the PR-4000. This is a great budget option to get a 3x3 foldable rack for your garage gym to still be able to park your car after you are done training. The same would go for a playroom for the kids or basement that also is used as a hobby room.
The Rogue RML series is the most comparable to the PR-4000 out of the Rogue portfolio. Within the Rogue Monster lite series. The main options are the 690c, 490c, 390c, and the 390WC. All of these racks come with a choice of color, Westside spacing, and numbering on the uprights. The 690c is a six post rack, 490c a full rack, 390c a half rack, and the 390WC is a foldable rack. The main differences to Rep Fitness are the higher quality colors used and that they are made in the USA, not China. So if you want the best in the industry while feeling good about yourself keeping production local, then Rogue is the right choice.
The TITAN T3 series is the TITAN fitness 3x3 steel version with smaller holes running along the lines of the Monster lite and the PR-4000 series. This comes also as a finding rack of that is your preferred choice to save money and space. TITAN fitness usually bears the highest risk of minor quality flaws compared to REP Fitness and Rogue. In return, they are the cheapest. Decking out your Homegym / garage gym with TITAN gear is an especially good choice when you are a handyman and know how to fix minor issues and want to build a big gym that combines machines and free-weight sections. TITAN has a vastly wider range of gym machines available than the other two vendors.

Conclusion for the REP PR-4000 Rack

The REP PR-4000 is a great choice to maximize your budget if you do not intend to do many changes once you are up and running. It is also the right choice for anyone who wants a good rack with a minimum depth. Personally, I would use the choice to go for REP to upgrade to bigger and better things for the same budget rather than fitting more things into the same budget. But that is the question you have to ask yourself between the PR-4000 and 5000 when you depart from Rogue.

REP SR- 4000 $449


Overview of the REP SR-4000 Squat stand

The REP SR-4000 is REP Fitness’s flagship squat stand. It comes in two height variations and with a stable base similar to a combo rack. Here are some of the specifications from the vendor:
  • Two height options to suit your needs ( 96" &103"). 
  • Sturdy 3x3” 11ga steel.
  • Compatibility with most REP 4000 series attachments.
  • 1” spacing throughout the bench press area.
  • Base-mounted weight horns for weight storage and added stability.
  • Long base with pre-drilled feet for optional floor-mounting.
  • 103” height option is great for taller athletes who want to perform kipping movements.
  • Includes Standard PR-4000 J-cups and 1.25” pull-up bar.
  • 5/8” holes on the uprights, 5/8” holes at the rear of the base, 1” holes on the sides of the base.
  • Not compatible with: The REP Belt Squat, Lat/Low Row Attachment.
  • Base dimensions: 73" x 53"
  • Weight: 96": 230lbs, 103": 237lbs
  • Weight Capacity: This is based on the j-cup capacity which is <1500lbs.
If you are really into squat stands for the freedom they provide and the money they save then this is good for you. I am personally not a fan, but I will get into the details.

Pros of the REP SR-4000 Squat stand

The pros of the REP SR-4000 squat stand are:
  • Massive built
  • Sturdy uprights
  • Compatibility with some attachments
For a squat stand, the REP SR-4000 is massive. This means a lot of security and stability for anyone who is working in it. If you are concerned about the security with a squat stand, this is a good choice.
The uprights are sturdy and beefy compared to cheap squat stands and even allow for some of the light PR-4000 attachments to be used. This makes it a more versatile option compared to cheap Amazon squat stands.

Cons of the REP SR-4000 Squat stand

Cons of the REP SR-4000 squat stand are:
  • Footprint
  • Safety
  • Storage
  • Price
The biggest con for me is the footprint of this squat stand and other ones of a similar design. If you put two uprights on the footprint of a four-post rack you might as well get a four-post rack. This is nothing against the SR 4000 per se but the design of these particular squat stands with a big base provides more security. You can also get these from other vendors like Rogue and TITAN.
While this lulls you in a false sense of security whilst saving you the cost of a four-post rack with similar steel, I think in reality it’s suboptimal. If you are in need of added security as a beginner, spotter arms and a squat stand are a good way to get injured. Many set up their spotter arms wrong, miss them when they fail a rep and the base of this squat stand can actually get in the way when you want to bail a squat. If you don’t know what you are doing, get a proper power rack. If you exactly know what you are doing, this squat stand is overkill.
Compared to other, cheaper squat stands without a base, this squat stand can not be easily stored and transported. It is also quite costly if you look at it from a squat stand perspective as you can also get a decent rack for this price.

Alternatives to the REP PR-4000 Squat stand

The REP PR-4100 is in the same price range as the squat stand. If you are torn between the two, definitely go for the PR-4100. It saves space, is more secure to squat in, and provides a better base for attachments, even though you need to remove them to fold the rack.
Rogue SML 2 is the closest in build-out of the Rogue portfolio to the SR 4000. If you wanted a very similar squat stand at a higher price thatching not imported thistles a good choice. Also, keep in mind which ecosystem you are entering as Rogue has been around for longer and therefore offers a few more options in their portfolio.
The TITAN X3 squat stand is the closest you can get to the SR-4000 in the TITAN Portfolio. If you want to get this show on the road with the lowest budget possible TITAN is a good bet.

Conclusion for the REP SR-4000 Squat stand

The SR-4000 is well built for its design. There are little to no production issues with it. That is if you buy into the concept of a squat stand with a big base which I just simply don’t. You either need the safety that a power rack provides or you don’t. If you are super advanced like Clarence Kennedy, you might as well get a squat stand that is two separate uprights for easy transportation, storage, and saving cost. Be aware that this necessitates that you are either super strong and won’t fail or know exactly what you are doing when you bail a lift. Spotter arms are in my opinion useless. This is the only piece of safety equipment I ever managed to break with rack pulls. You can get a decent rack for 400 dollars or very basic squat stands for a little more than a hundred. Get one of the two, but not a squat stand that eats up 400 bucks and considerable floor space.

REP PR-4100 $429


Overview of the REP PR-4100 Rack

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

Pros of the REP PR-4100 are:
  • Space efficient
  • Budget efficient
  • Reliable brand
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.
The PR-4100 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 or PR-5000. 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

The cons of the REP PR-4100 are:
  • Limited use of attachments
  • Imported
  • Plate storage
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

Alternatives to the REP PR-4100 are:
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.

REP PR-1000 $289


Overview of the REP PR-1000 Rack

The REP PR-1000 is a clever rack design for a relatively small price. It comes with two pull-up bars and what I like most about it, two plate storage posts at the back to weigh it down. This rack is a great choice if you want everything in a box without forgetting everything. If you have a teenager at home who wants to lift and you are not sure what to get, this is a great option. Some of the specifications are:
  • 83"(height) x 48"(width) x 48"(depth) - 58" wide at rear bottom brace
  • 26" depth inside to inside, 44" wide inside to inside
  • 2x2" steel
  • Plastic lined j-cups to protect bar knurl
  • 2" hole spacing throughout the working area
  • 1.25" and 2" Pull up bars
  • Numbered uprights every 5th hole
  • Extra bar holders on the front of safeties, great for pressing outside the rack
  • 2 Weight horns on rear base for storage and added stability
  • 700lb weight capacity
  • 400lb pull up bar capacity
  • 400lb dip attachment capacity (dip attachment is an optional upgrade)
Solid all in one rack out of the box at a very decent price.

Pros of the REP PR-1000 Rack

The pros of the REP PR-1000 rack are:
  • All in one design
  • Integrated weight storage posts
  • Flat foot design
  • Numbered uprights
For $300 you can not complain about what you are getting with the REP PR-1000. Out of the box you are covered with safeties, plate storage, a flat foot design, and numbered posts. For a rack in this price range, this is almost impossible to beat. Sometimes safeties cost up to $100 by themselves. Then we have not even started on storage options. The PR-1000 is a great rack for the beginner and occasional lifter.

Cons of the REP PR-1000 Rack

Cons of the REP-PR-1000 are:
  • Not ideal for the west side method
  • 700lb max
  • Not a lot of attachments
This rack does not weigh a lot and the steel frame is thinner and smaller compared to the PR-5000 and PR-4000. This makes it not an ideal rack for heavy users who put their rack through a lot of abuse. If you regularly train with more than 400lbs on the bar, use band, and chains, and do kipping pull-ups like there is no tomorrow then this is not the rack for you. If you also see your rack as an I vestment for the future and would like to make it grow you are possibly better off with a PR-4000.

Alternatives to the REP PR-1000 Rack

The PR-1050 is a short version of the PR-1000 to fit I to spaces with lower ceilings. If you want to fit a rack into an attic or basement the 1050 might be a better option than the PR-1000. The REP PR-1100 gives you a multi-grip pull-up bar instead of plate storage and a choice of color.
The Rogue HR2 half rack is the most popular Rogue rack on with the most viewers out of the Rogue portfolio. This rack is Rogue’s sweet spot for value for money as it combines a half rack design with their monster lite series. The biggest bonus with this rack is the plate storage you get at the back of the rack. Whether this justifies a starting price of $600 compared to $300 of the PR-1000 I leave for you to decide.
The TITAN T2 rack is the lower price rack range of TITAN fitness who are themselves a price leader in the home gym market. If you want to get as much metal with holes as cheap as possible without worrying about getting ripped off on eBay, Amazon, or Craigslist than TITAN is the place to go.

Conclusion for the REP PR-1000 Rack

The REP fitness PR-1000 is a series contender if you are considering a home gym but don’t know yet whether you are fully committing. It will be relatively easy on your purse and you won’t make a mistake in the configuration and forget an annoying detail. I wish I had known about this rack when I got my first rack when I was a teenager. My mother shelled out 400 bucks on what was basically a bench with uprights. This would have been a lot better.

REP PR-1050 $269


Overview of the REP PR-1050 Rack

The REP PR-1050 is a short version of the REP PR-1000. I am a big fan of the design of the REP PR-1000 for a small budget as it takes care of a pull up bar, plate storage, and safeties including a rack for under $300. The same goes for the PR-1050. Some of the specifications of the PR-1050 are:
  • 72"(height) x 48"(width) x 48"(depth) - 58" wide at rear bottom brace
  • 26" depth inside to inside, 44" wide inside to inside
  • 2x2" steel
  • Plastic lined j-cups to protect bar knurl
  • 2" hole spacing throughout working area
  • 1.25" and 2" Pull up bars
  • Numbered uprights every 5th hole
  • Extra bar holders on the front of safeties, great for pressing outside the rack
  • 2 Weight horns on rear base for storage and added stability
  • 700lb weight capacity
  • 400lb pull up bar capacity
  • 400lb dip attachment capacity (dip attachment available as an optional upgrade)
This is a good beginner rack or something for the occasional lifter which is compact, easy to purchase, and easy on the budget. If you are serious about your home gym you might feel that this is a little flimsy and cheap in the long run.

Pros of the REP PR-1050 Rack

The pros of the REP PR-1050 are:
  • All in one design
  • Price
  • Short design
If you are looking for something simple and somewhat solid look no further. The PR-1050 gives you everything you need in a good package for a reasonable price. If you are a beginner or low-weight lifter this rack might as well be everything you need.

Cons of the REP PR-1050 Rack

The cons of the REP PR-1050 are:
  • 700lbs capacity limit
  • Limited upgrade options
  • Not ideal for the west side method
  • Imported
This rack is not for powerlifting pros and anyone who works with bands and chains in the range of 400lbs or more. You cannot bolt it to the ground and it does not weigh a lot. So if you are a seasoned strength athlete that weighs more than 100kg, this becomes a toy even if it can take 700lbs. For this scenario go for the Omni rack or PR-5000.

Alternatives to the REP PR-1050 Rack

The alternatives to the REP PR-1050 rack are:
The REP PR 1000 is a taller version of the PR-1050 which allows you to have more freedom for overhead presses and pull-ups of the height of your ceiling lats along. The PR-1100 give you choice of color and a multi-grip pull-up bar but strips the plate storage at the back for the same price.
The Rogue HR2 is a solid half-rack from Rogue Fitness that is based on the Monster Lite series and very popular on . One of the biggest advantages of this rack is that it provides a lot of plate storage. It also makes you part of the Rogue Monster lite ecosystem which might be a better investment long term than the low level REP fitness ranges.
The TITAN T2 rack is the low price range of a low price competitor. If maximum savings is what you are after than this the right rack at the cost of the risk of minor quality issues.

Conclusion for the REP PR-1050 Rack

If you think that the PR-1000 is a great idea but you are worried about it fitting into your basement or attic, than this is a great option. If you have the space, go for the PR-1000 instead.

REP PR 1100 $269


Overview of the REP PR 1100 Rack

The REP PR-1100 gives you a choice of color for your low budget rack and a multi grip pull up bar. Unfortunately it strips the 1000er series of the plate storage at the back which makes it my least favorite rack out of the 1000er line. Some of the specifications are:
  • Height Adjustable Multi-Grip Pullup Arch
  • Laser Engraved Numbered Uprights
  • Plastic-Lined J-cups
  • Extended Safeties
A solid rack if you want a multi-grip bar and a rack for $300. Otherwise I personally would go for the PR-1000.
Pros of the REP PR 1100 Rack
The pros of the REP PR-1100 are:
  • Choice of color
  • Multi Grip bar
The main distinguishing parts to the other 1000er racks are the choice of color and the multi grip bar. If that is what you want, go for the 1100. Otherwise i think that the PR-1000 is the better package because of the plate storage at the back.

Cons of the REP PR 1100 Rack

Cons of the REP PR-1100 are:
  • No included plate storage
  • 700lbs capacity
  • Imported
The PR-1100 has no included plate storage in the base configuration, which in my opinion makes it inferior to the 1000 and 1050 for the low budget market it is addressing.
With 700 lbs capacity this is not a rack for big guys who move a lot of weight regularly on awkward bar paths. If you are a seasoned strength athlete this rack is too small and flimsy and you are better off with the PR-4000 or PR-5000.
The last con is that this rack is imported from China. If you don’t care, you don’t, but if local production is important to you then REP fitness needs to be ruled out and you need to go with Rogue Fitness or Sorinex.

Alternatives to the REP PR 1100 Rack

I personally think that the PR-1000 is the better option for the same price as you will need plate storage more than a multi-grip pull up bar. That is just based on my personal experiences where flooring and storage is usually being underrated when building a home gym.
The Rogue HR2 is a solid option for a half rack from Rogue under $1000. If you want a locally produced US alternative to the REP 1000er series which is beefier than the HR2 is a great choice.
The TITAN T2 Series is one of the lowest cost racks Form the lowest cost vendor in the market. If you want to go as cheap as possible for your rack TITAN is a good address. TITAN comes with a higher risk of quality issues than the other vendors mentioned in this article.

Conclusion for the REP PR 1100 Rack

The REP 1100 rack is great if you are looking for a rack with a multi-grip bar out of the box. Otherwise, I think the other 1000 racks are a better choice for your hard-earned cash.

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