Rogue RM-6 Monster Power Rack Review December 2018

Rogue RM-6 Monster Power Rack Review

Updated December 1, 2018

The Rogue RM-6 Monster Power Rack is the most heavy duty single use power rack in the entire Rogue stable. That makes it among the most beastly racks that you will find anywhere. While it features the same frame thickness and hardware dimensions as the RM-4, this version provides you with a whole lot more interior room. It also provides you with more optional extras.

Let’s discover what makes the RM-6 Monster Power Rack so good.

Rogue RM-6 Monster Rack 2.0

The RM-6 has a foot-print of 80 inches by 53 inches, compared with 53 by 53 inches for the RM-4. This gives you a whole lot more room to move within the cage, which opens up the functionality of the unit. It provides you with huge 3 x 3 inch square 11-gauge steel tubing. All of the hardware, nuts and bolts have a massive one-inch diameter. That makes for a ridiculously solid frame. In fact, you won’t even need to bolt the unit to the floor to ensure maximum rigidity.

Just like the RM-4, RM-6 rack is completely customizable, allowing you to build the exact unit that you need for your space and user requirements. The uprights range from 90 to 108 inches, so ceiling height won’t be an issue for you. You have your choice of five options when it comes to the top cross beam. You can get a single 43 inch single pull up bar, fat / skinny pull up bar, a 43 inch cross-member with name plate, a 43 inch single fat bar or 43 inch bench with gusset. You also get a choice of j-cup types.

You have the option of three safety system options with the RM-6. You can opt for pin and pipe, safety strap or flip down safeties. The straps, rated at 10,000 pounds, are our favorite, being the easiest to set up. This is a heavy duty bench that will last you a lifetime!​

PROS

  • Large walk in space
  • Totally customizable
  • Massively solid

CONS

  • Expensive

Rogue RM-6 Power Rack Alternatives

Titan T-3 Series HD Power Rack

The Titan T-3 Power Rack is a very solid home use power rack that comes in at less than half the cost of the Rogue Monster RM-6. It is, of course, not as thick in terms of its steel framing, with dimensions of 2 inch by 3 inches on 11 gauge steel uprights.

The Titan T-3 Power Rack follows the Westside hole pattern on the uprights, so that you can more precisely customize the bar positioning when bench pressing. The rack comes with one inch round j-hooks as standard. The nuts and bolts are ⅝ inch in diameter. This is not as huge as the one inch bolts used on the Rogue RM-6, but still provides you with plenty of structural integrity when you’re pushing the heavy poundages.

PROS

  • One inch round j-hooks
  • Westside hole pattern
  • Plate storage pins
  • 1000-pound max weight capacity

CONS

  • May rock slightly if not bolted down
Vulcan Tandem Power Rack

The Vulcan Tandem Power Rack is constructed of the same level of framing as the Rogue RM-6, with 3 x 3 inch 11-gauge steel uprights. This unit is designed for two trainers to work out simultaneously. Two-inch hole spacing runs along the length of the uprights. You also get 9 x 9 inch wide footpads to allow you to double down on the integrity of the unit.

There are no safety spotter features that come as standard with the Vulcan Tandem. However, it does come with one-inch safety rods. Overall, this is a very solid, heavy duty multi-use power rack.

PROS

  • 3 x 3 inch 11-gauge steel frame
  • 9 x 9 inch wide foot pads
  • One-inch safety rods

CONS

  • No safety spotters
Atlas Power Rack Squat Deadlift Cage

The Atlas Power Rack Squat Deadlift Cage is constructed from 2 x 2 inch 11-gauge square steel framing. This is not quite as thick as the Rogue RM-6, but it is still enough to provide you with 1000 pounds of user weight. The uprights provide you with an impressive 28 hole spacings, allowing for a lot of custom variation of bar placement. The wide walk-in design gives you a generous amount of room to move.

The one downfall of Atlas Power Rack is the lack of height on the uprights. At just 82 inches, it will be restricting for taller users, especially if they want to do overhed pressing moves. Apart from that, however, this is an impressive rack that comes in at a very affordable price point.

PROS

  • Great price
  • 1000-pound max user weight
  • 28 hole spacings

CONS

  • Limited height
  • No Westside hole spacing

For more detailed analysis on best power rack options, read our in depth article. A complete guide on buying power rack. 

Conclusion

The Rogue Monster RM-6 is the most hardcore home use power rack that you are likely to ever come across. If you’re after the most robust, bad-ass rack on the market, you need look no further. For many people, however, this rack may be overkill, with a price to match.

For a more budget friendly option, our recommendation is the Vulcan Tandem Power rack, with its 3 x 3 inch 11-gauge steel frame, 9 x 9 inch wide foot pads and one-inch safety rods.

jim roose

My name is Jim Roose. I'm a former competitive power lifter and gym owner. I've bought millions of dollars of fitness equipment over the last 20 years. This site is my way of giving back to the fitness community that's done so much for me. Every article on here is carefully researched and written by me. Leave a comment if you have any questions.

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