Rogue Mono Stand Review
updated August 3, 2018
The Rogue Mono Stand is a truly unique addition to any home or commercial gym setting. It is a hybrid between a squat rack and a monolift. This allows you to get the complete benefits of Rogue’s 3 inch by 3 inch, 11 gauge steel SML-1 Squat stand, allowing you to squat, bench, press and front squat, but without having to walk the bar out from the rack. The innovative design of the Mono stand will revolutionize your training experience.
In this article we provide an in depth review of the Rogue Mono Stand, along with 3 alternative models.
The Rogue Mono Stand provides you with two heavy duty 70 inch uprights which are on a forward position tilt. The loaded barbell acts as a counter weight, keeping the uprights tilted forward until the bar is lifted off the rack. There is also a set of specially designed sandwich j-cups which pin into place to prevent any unwanted movement while you’re positioning yourself under the bar.
When the bar is lifted the unlocked uprights fall back into the 90 degree position, giving you plenty of room within which to train. Rogue Mono Stand has the versatility to also act as a standard squat rack, as the uprights can also be locked in the vertical position using the included indent pins. You also have the option of making use of the 30 and 43 inch cross members which are provided for the base. This gives you the option of going narrow or wide on your squatting width.
The uprights on this rack are made from the strongest material in the Rogue arsenal – 3 inch by 3 inch laser cut square steel tubing. The unit comes with floor mounting feet and it must be secured to the floor for proper, safe operation. The overall height of the unit is 78 inches with a footprint of 86 inches by 57 inches, so it does require a decent amount of space to set it up.
- Don’t have to walk bar out from rack
- 3 x 3 inch, 11 gauge steel uprights
- Choice of squatting depths
- Large footprint
Rogue Mono Stand Alternatives
The Fitness Reality Olympic Power Rack doesn’t offer you the versatility of the Rogue mono stand but you do get an extremely solid rack system. In fact, it can handle up to 1,500 pounds of user weight making it among the strongest we have ever come across. The uprights are made from 2 inch by 3 inch square steel.
The extras on Fitness Reality X-Class Olympic Power Rack are very impressive. You get a 600 pound weight capacity dip bar, height adjustable multi grip pull up bars and an Olympic lat pull-down and cable row attachment. All of this greatly increases your workout options, turning this unit into the core of any training facility. Your purchase of the Fitness Reality Olympic Power rack comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
- 2 x 3-inch framing
- 1500 pounds max weight capacity
- Lat pulldown
- No Westside hole spacing
The PRX Performance Profile Rack is very solid, compact power cage and squat rack. It is made from 2 inch by 3 inch square steel framing, giving you a very strong base to work from. This is a foldable rack, which folds back against your wall to give you the ultimate in space saving design. Unlike most foldable racks, there is no loss of integrity in the racks functionality.
The PRX rack comes with a unique gas shock locking mechanism that combines with a pair of locking pins to provide you with a very solid lock. Folding or assembling the unit takes just a matter of seconds. When folded back is takes up just four feet of wall space.
- Very compact
- Kipping bar
- Gas shocks
- Uprights not as thick as Rogue single user models
- Limited pull up options
- Does not have Westside hole spacing
We have a detailed article on best racks and squat cages, please read it for detailed review about the best ones in the market today.
The Rep Squat Rack with Pull Up Bar is a heavy duty rack that has a compact profile, making it ideal for constricted workout spaces. It provides you with a max squat poundage allowance of 1,000 pounds. The height of the unit is 110 cm, making it among the tallest racks we have come across. You get both a fat and skinny pull bar for the ultimate in chin up variety.
Rep Squat Rack with Pull Up Bar does a good job of providing safety while squatting, with the addition of a pair of very secure safety bars, along with j-cups. Band pegs and dip bars also come as standard on this rack. The rack is finished in a durable matte black powder coating.
- 2 x 2 inch, 11 gauge steel
- 1,000 pound max weight
- Double pull up bars
- At 110cm, it may be too tall for some home gyms
The Rogue Mono squat stand is a unique training that will allow you to squat, bench and power clean more efficiently and with less wasted energy. It is versatile to be used as a conventional as well as a mono squat rack. It would make a useful addition to any serious lifting gym.
There is nothing that directly matches the Rogue mono stand on the current home gym market. However, if you’re after a serious, feature packed Rogue rack alternative we recommend the Rep squat rack with pull up bar, which provides you with heavy duty steel uprights, a max lift capacity of 1,000 pounds and double pull up bars.