Rogue Monster Lite Monkey Bar Rig Review
The Rogue Monster Lite Monkey Bar Rig is a 1,900-pound behemoth of a unit that will open up your world of training possibilities. It provides you with six squat / bench press stations, numerous gymnastic style pull up bars, rope and ring supports and a 24 foot long array of monkey bars. This machine will challenge your body in a unique way while providing the ultimate facility for group training.
The Monster Lite Monkey Bar Rig Up Close
The Rogue Monster Lite Monkey Bar Rig is designed to be used in multi use facilities, including personal training studios and gyms. However, many hardcore garage gyms that open up their doors to multiple users feature this beast of a unit. The key feature is the 24 rung monkey bar ladder which provides you with an awesome bootcamp style workout. The height and angles of the ladder fluctuate, with the highest point at 12 feet high.
The max height of 12 feet provides an ideal base from which to attach a rope ladder or a pair of rings to perform gymnastic moves. The configuration of the Monster Lite Monkey Bar is three four foot by six foot rectangular cages, which provide you with six bench / squat stations and 10 pull up stations. The unit is made from 3 x 3 inch 11-gauge steel. The end sections are 9 feet high, rising to 12 feet in the center.
In terms of individual pull up bars, you get six 43 inch and four 70 inch bars that allow you to work your back to the max. The pass through construction allows for full adjustability and flexibility.
The bench and squatting uprights feature the Westside hole pattern, providing one inch hole spacing over the bench press zone and two inch spacing over the squat and deadlift region. The total footprint of the unit is 24’ 3” x 6’8”. If you have the space and the budget, having the Monster Lite Monkey Bar Rig as the center piece of your garage gym will make you a local legend!
- 24 rung monkey bar ladder
- Huge range of pull up options
- Very solid
- Huge footprintts
Monster Lite Monkey Bar Rig Alternatives
The Valor Fitness Pro Rig SU4 is a rugged, slightly pared down alternative to the Rogue Monkey Bar rig. It is constructed of the same 3 x 3 inch, 11-gauge steel. However, it only offers you two bench / squat cages, which provide four stations to perform these exercises. As a result, the monkey bar configuration, which runs over the top of the unit, is not as extensive at that of the Rogue version.
The numbered hole system on the uprights of the Valor rig follows the Westside hole pattern, allowing for greater customization when bench pressing. You get six pull up stations and four dedicated ring muscle pull up stations. Four pairs of j-cups provide a very secure spotting system.
- 3 x 3 inch, 11 gauge steel uprights
- Monkey bar ladder set up
- Numbered hole system
- Monkey bar set up not as extensive
The CFF 14’ Rig and Rack system is an expandable heavy duty rig that offers you multiple bench / squat and pull up options. However it does not feature a monkey bar set up. What you do get with the standard unit are four bench / squat units, two 44 inch pull up bars, four 72 inch pull up bars, and four 48 inch pull up bars. Those are a lot of pull up options!
CFF 14’ Pull Up Rig and Rack System is very robust and secure. The four pairs of j-hooks have an 800-pound max weight capacity. The uprights are made from 2 x 2 inch, 11-gauge steel which, while not quite as robust as the Rogue or Valor units, will still give you plenty of rigidity.
- Robust and secure
- Lots of pull up options
- Solid and safe spotting system
- No monkey bar unit
The Rogue Infinity Rig is Rogue’s showcase rack and rig system. While not offering a rung ladder set up, it does provide you with a whole host of other training options, including up to six squat / bench press stations and 14 pull up stations. The number of racks can be customized to suit your size and user requirements.
The Infinity Rig uprights are constructed from 2 x 3 inch 11 gauge steel. This is a little thinner than the Monster Monkey Bar Rig, but still gives you all the strength and rigidity that you will need, especially when the unit is bolted to the floor. Westside hole spacing allows you to get just the right bar placement when squatting and benching.
- Very rigid
- Westside hole spacing
- User friendly j-cups
- Rack width a little tight
The Rogue Monster Lite Monkey Bar Rig is a massive unit that provides you with a huge range of training options. It is the best Monkey bar rig that we have come across, providing you with alternating heights and angles to work your upper body from a range of angles. It is extremely sturdy and robust. However, it does take up a huge footprint and you’ll need at least 13 feet of head clearance.
If the Monster Lite Monkey Bar Rig is a little bit of overkill for you, consider the pared down Valor Fitness Pro Rig SU4, which still offers a monkey bar set up on smaller base unit. If you don’t need the monkey bar option, the Rogue Infinity rig is our favorite heavy duty option, with it’s rigid base, Westside hole pattern and huge range of pull up stations.