If you are looking for an affordable, compact squat rack for your space-crunched home gym, you must have come across the Titan X-3 series foldable wall-mounted power rack. As obvious from its name, you need to attach it to a strong wall and, when not needed, you can fold it back to clear the floor space. This is a great option for garages that are already in use for parking the car. But, you can also use it in a basement or any area of the house that is well-built and can safely bear the amount of weight you are going to train with.
Just like all other products of the Titan X-3 series, this folding squat rack too is made of 3” X 3” 11 gauge steel, which makes it a heavy-duty product suitable for advanced trainers, athletes, and anyone who wants to grow stronger day by day. In this article, we will provide you with its detailed review and we will also compare it with other similar products you can decide which one you should go with.
Quick Review Summary
Titan X-3 series folding squat rack is made of 3” X 3 ” 11 gauge steel frame and can be trusted to hold more than 1000lbs of weight. Its height and depth can be customized as per the availability of space in your home/garage. The folding mechanism is easy to use. The overall setup is stable too. The main issue with this folding squat rack is its assembly. It doesn’t come with proper assembly instructions. Plus, the manufacturer doesn’t provide dimensions for wall mounts. Moreover, it doesn’t even provide hardware for wall mounting. Great rack but buy only if you are confident that you can brainstorm and attach it to your wall.
- Heavy-duty squat rack for heavy lifting
- Easy to fold and unfold
- Can be customized to suit your need
- More affordable than other competitive products
- Wall-mounting hardware not included
- Assembly instructions are insufficient
We are giving this a rating of 4.3 out of 5.0.
Now on to our full review.
- Dimensions: width is 48”. Available in 80” and 90” height and 21” and 41” depth
- Weight: 153-192lbs depending on how you customize it
- Weight-bearing capacity: 1100lbs
- Frame: 3” X 3” 11 gauge steel frame
- Comes with a pair of j-hooks and a 1.25” standard pullup bar with quick-attach pins
- Comes with rack assembly hardware but doesn’t come with wall-mounting hardware, which is strange
- Uprights have Westside hole spacing
- The uprights have plastic feet to protect your floor/weightlifting platform
- Comes with 1-year warranty
Titan X-3 series folding squat rack provides everything you can expect from high-end products such as Rogues’ but at a much lower price
That's exactly why Titan Fitness has gained a lot of popularity during the pandemic when people are looking for affordable home gym equipment for setting up their own workout space.
The X-3 series wall mounted squat rack is made of 3″ X 3″ 11 gauge steel and is rated for 1100 lbs. Numerous buyers have agreed that it is pretty beefy, almost indestructible. The manufacturer hasn't cut corners just to make it more affordable than other competitive products such as REP PR-4100 folding squat rack and Fringesport Retractable squat rack. Its overall best quality has surpassed the expectations of the buyers.
Talking about the hardware; it uses 5/8″ bolts, which is pretty standard for all good quality squat racks, except the ones that are meant for bodybuilders. Those racks have huge 1″ bolts. But you don't actually need such a heavy-duty rack and less you are a powerlifter practicing for competitive Sports.
The Titan X-3 series foldable squat rack comes with laser cut holes having Westside spacing between them in the benching zone.
Westside spacing is basically one-inch gap between the holes. This closer spacing enables you to make precise adjustments. This article has more details on what Westside hole spacing is and why it is so important.
The laser-cut holes are nothing fancy but they help provide more accuracy, so you don’t face compatibility issues while buying add-ons. Plus, they make adjustments easier and faster.
The entire rack is powder-coated, which makes it more resistant to scratches and corrosion. So if you are planning to set up an outdoor gym or a garage gym or a basement gym, this folding squat rack is going to last longer than the other cheaper options.
The folding mechanism is simple but takes about a minute
That's because you need to add/remove the pull-up bar whenever you want to unfold/fold the rack. The pullup bar is a quick-attach type, very similar to the one that you get with the Rogue Monster Lite series foldable squat racks.
The Titan X-3 series folding power rack has 4 pins and 4 hinges for ensuring seamless foldability. You just have to lift all the pins, swing the uprights in whichever direction you want, and then lock them using these pins. The process is pretty simple. And, when flushed against the wall, the rack comes out about 5”, so it doesn’t block much floor space.
You can customize the depth and height
As mentioned above, you can choose between 21” and 41”. More depth gives you the flexibility to adjust your bench and exercise comfortably from all positions. However, if you don’t have enough depth, you can go with the smaller one. Similarly, the shorter rack is designed for basements and low-ceiling areas whereas the taller one is great if you want to do kipping and other bodyweight exercises.
You get absolutely no assembly instructions, so if you are not good with tools, you may have to hire someone to install it for you
This is the only major flaw that we could find in the Titan X3 series folding power rack. The Assembly manual you get is basically a pictograph with no detailed instructions on how to attach it to the wall. The company hasn't even listed measurements for the stringers or wood that you may have to buy from a hardware store. Plus there is no information provided regarding the size of the bolts and screws that you may have to buy for attaching a stud.
Titan Fitness has been receiving numerous complaints and negative feedback and almost all of them are related to poor assembly instructions and poor shipping and packaging. It's high time the manufacturer should think about seriously addressing these issues. If a buyer is spending $400 on this foldable Wall mount rack, the least he would expect is proper assembly instructions and all necessary hardware so he doesn't have to go brainstorming.
If you are fine with these issues, you can either hire a professional to install it or maybe do it yourself if you have basic assembly skills. Even if you hire a professional the Titan Fitness X3 series foldable wall mounted squat rack will still be much cheaper than the Rogue Monster Lite series foldable wall-mount squat rack.
We are giving this a rating of 4.3 out of 5.0.
We would have happily given a 5 out of 5-star rating to the Titan X3 series folding power rack had the manufacturer bothered to provide the necessary hardware and instructions needed to mount the rack on the wall. Well, hardware is manageable because that’s the extra things you will need in case you want to add a stud. But, not providing dimensions and clear instructions is quite annoying.
Nevertheless, as we said above, if you can do some brainstorming or maybe you can hire a professional, this foldable squat rack will be more than enough for your home gym.
That’s it for this article. Before you go, you may be interested in the PELLOR Forearm Wrist Trainer and Cable Pulley System and a 55 lbs barbell that can help you use this foldable squat rack in many different ways.