Titan Series power rack by Titan Fitness is its premium-quality products manufactured for people who love to train as if there is no tomorrow. Made of 3” X 3” 11 gauge steel frame using beefy 1” hardware, it can cater to even the most talented lifters. It can handle an impressive 2000 lbs of weight without any issue and can be customized to fit almost any room size.
In our opinion, the Titan series power rack is a strong and affordable competitor of the Rogue RM series Monster racks and the REP Fitness PR 5000 power cages, which are some of the top-rated high-end squat racks meant for powerlifters and bodybuilders.
Isn’t that great!
But, wait. These squat racks have their own set of flaws that some of us might not be willing to accept. In this article, we will provide you with our detailed review of the Titan series power rack so you know what to expect from it should you choose to have it in your home gym. We will also tell you how it compares with other competitive products.
Let’s get started!
Quick Review Summary
Titan Series power rack is a commercial-grade, heavy-duty power rack meant for rigorous training sessions. It needs to be bolted down for use as there is no option for weighing it down. Moreover, weighing may not be sufficient if you want to use it for training with heavy weight. It comes with a standard pullup bar and an option to choose a thick bar or a crossmember. You may or may not buy j-hooks. Everything else is sold separately, including the spotter arms.
The only thing we didn’t like is the lack of Westside hole spacing.
- Uses beefy 1” hardware
- Cheaper than most competitive products
- Build quality is as per the industry standard for heavy-duty racks
- Numerous add-ons available to accessorize it as per your workout needs
- We had expected westside hole spacing in this price range
- A lifetime warranty would have given buyers more confidence to trust Titan Fitness
- Spotter arms need to be bought separately
We are giving this a rating of 4.6 out of 5.0.
Now on to our full review.
- Available in two different heights; 90” and 100”
- Available in two different width- 36” and 42”
- You get an option to choose from 6 different colors.
- The uprights are made of 3” X 3” 11 gauge steel.
- Uprights feature 2” space between the holes on all sides.
- The rack is rated to hold 2000 lbs of weight.
- Comes with a standard 1.25”pullup bar in the front. For the back, you can either choose to have a crossmember with Titan’s brand name laser cut logo on it or you may go with a 2” thich pullup bar.
- You can choose to buy it with or without j-hooks.
- Spotter arms are not included with the rack. You will have to buy them and the safety straps separately.
- You get 4 band pegs to add bands to your workouts.
- Comes with Titan’s standard 1-year warranty
Titan Series power rack has to be bolted down to the floor for use
This is not a flaw. The manufacturer has intentionally not come up with an alternative way of using it.
That’s because the Titan series power rack is meant for hardcore training sessions and when you are lifting so heavy, even a minor wobble in the rack could shake your confidence. The only way to eliminate that minor wobble and provide you 100% confidence to train as hard as you can is to get your squat rack bolted to the floor or the weightlifting platform.
Titan Series power rack comes with all necessary hardware that you would need to anchor it to the floor. As you can guess from the image above, the rack will be held to the ground with the help of 12 screws that you will get with the rack along with the tools you would need to screw them in. However, as expected from budget products, the tools are not that great. You might want to use your own tools instead.
Although inexpensive, the Titan Series power rack is built to last years of rough use
As we have mentioned above, Titan Series power racks have 1” hardware. The above image is just used here to give you an idea of how big 1” hardware is.
As you can guess, they are quite thick and beefy, so obviously you can trust them for holding more than 1000 lbs of weight. Standard squat racks meant for home use by fitness enthusiasts use ⅝” hardware, which are also very good but they are not enough for heavy weight training.
The uprights are made of 3” X 3” 11 gauge steel, which is pretty standard and surprising too because Titan is able to provide such a beastly product at half the price of Rogue.
Just like all high-end squat racks, Titan Series power rack is customizable too. You can choose a height or depth that suits your space availability. One thing you note here is that the shorter rack is 90” i.e. 7.5’ tall, so you may not be able to use this if you have a basement gym.
You can accessorize the rear end of the squat rack to hold a 2” thick pullup bar which will help you improve your grip and strength. You may also use it to hold a pair of gymnastic rings or a cable pulley system to add more versatility to your workouts. If you want to keep it simple and elegant, you can opt for a crossmember at no additional cost (this may change when you buy it).
Talking about assembly; Titan Series power rack is easy to assemble like all other Titan Fitness products but you would need some help and may have to do some brainstorming as the assembly instructions are insufficient.
You might miss the Westside hole spacing
Just so you don’t know, Westside hole spacing refers to 1” gaps between the holes of the uprights. The closer the gaps are, the easier it will be for you to re-rack the barbell comfortably without moving an extra inch up or down. This may not sound like a big deal but if you are benching with 300+ lbs of weight, covering an extra inch would not be that easy for you.
Read this informative article to learn more about the importance of Westside hole spacing.
Talking about the Titan Series power rack, it has 2” gaps between the holes throughout the uprights. Even its younger brothers Titan T3 series power racks and Titan X 3 series power racks and its competitive products such as the Rogue RM Monster series racks and Rep Fitness PR 5000 squat racks have westside hole spacing in the benching zone but not this one, which is not a big deal but you may not like it.
What we like here is that the holes are numbered, making it easier to remember the position of the add-ons.
There are plenty of holes on the sides of uprights so you can add as many accessories of your choice as you want
See the above image for your reference. The sides of the uprights too have holes at 2” gaps. These holes are the ones on which you will add your add-ons such as dip bars, weight plate holders, landmine attachment, barbell holders, etc.
As you can see there are plenty of holes, so you can add as many attachments and at any comfortable spot as you want. This feature is missing in the Titan’s X 3 series power racks. It has a 6 inches gap between side holes. So, if you have already added something at a spot, the next available spot will be either 6 inches above or below. Very often, that spot won’t be comfortable for use.
Titan Series, however, provides you with plenty of holes so you won’t have trouble accessorizing it with any add-on you may want to use on it.
Warranty period should have been better
All Titan Fitness products come with a standard 1-year warranty.
To be honest, we have used and reviewed many of them and we never had any major issue with them even after years of use. So, don’t get disappointed by the 1-year warranty that the manufacturer is offering. However, it's high time Titan Fitness should think about updating its warranty period, especially when the competition is offering lifetime warranty.
We are giving this a rating of 4.6 out of 5.0.
As we said above, Titan Fitness has never disappointed us. It is probably one of the few brands that we trust and recommend, considering that its products are not made in the USA.
So, if you believe the Titan Series power rack is the most suitable option for your home gym, do not hesitate to try it out.
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