Rogue RML-390F Flat Foot Monster Lite Power Rack Review

The Rogue RML-390F Flat Foot is a slightly pared down version of the RM-390 Flat Foot. While it features the same robust 3 x 3 inch square, 11-gauge steel framing, the hardware is slightly less hardcore, with ⅝ inch hardware as opposed to one inch diameter bolts on the RM-390. As with the larger version you do not need to bolt this unit down, making it more portable and versatile than the other units in the Rogue stable.

Let’s get a closer look at the Rogue RML-390F Flat Foot.​

The Rogue RML-390F Flat Foot Monster Lite

The Rogue RML-390F Flat Foot Monster Lite Up Close

The Rogue Monster Lite Flat Foot can be used as a stand alone unit or it can be converted using an existing SML-2 or SML-3 squat rack. The rack has a special triangle base set-up which provides you with a superior level of balance and rigidity. That means that you don’t have to bolt this unit to the ground, giving you a lot of flexibility as to where you locate the rack.

Rogue Monster Lite Flat Foot features 3 x 3 inch, 11-gauge square steel tubing. That is as heavy duty as it gets with Rogue and provides you with extremely high end rigidity. The bolts to put this thing together are ⅝ inch in diameter. While not as hardcore as the one inch bolts used on the RM-390 F, it still provides you with all the structural integrity you will ever need. The foot-print of this unit is quite conservative, at 48 x 49 inches. Even still, it gives you a generous 30 inch walk in space.

You get a good level of customization choice with this unit. You can select between a single skinny or fat/skinny 43 inch pull up bar. Pin pipe safeties come as standard and you get a pair of high quality j-cups. This rack also makes use of the Westside hole spacing system, so you get one-inch hole spacings during the bench press zone and two inch spacings between the upper and lower portions.​

PROS

  • Doesn’t need to be bolted down
  • Generous walk in space
  • Westside hole spacing

CONS

  • No built in safety system

The Rogue RML-390F Flat Foot Monster Lite Alternatives

CAP Barbell Ultimate Power Cage with Performance Pack

CAP Barbell Ultimate Power Cage with Performance Pack

The CAP Barbell Ultimate Power Cage is a heavy duty rack with a very generous walk in space. It makes use of 12 and 14-gauge steel framing, along with double gusseted uprights for added structural integrity. The rack features rubber lined adjustable safety spotters and 26 adjustment bar holes on the uprights, each of which is numbered for your convenience. In addition, you get 24 bar catch options for the rubber lined bar catch.

CAP Barbell Ultimate Power Cage features an extra wide Sumo type design so that you can perform more work while inside the rack. You also get a pair of weight plate storage pegs as standard. The unit also comes with a multi-grip pull up bar, muscle band posts and even a hanger for a heavy bag.

PROS

  • 12 and 14-gauge steel framing
  • 26 numbered adjustment holes
  • Multi grip pull up bar

CONS

  • Not as rigid as a Rogue rack

American Barbell Mammoth Rack 48

American Barbell Mammoth Rack 48

The American Barbell Mammoth rack provides you with exactly the same level of structural integrity as the Rogue Monster Lite, with 3 x 3 inch, 11 gauge square steel framing. The hardware, at 5/8 inch diameter, is also as robust as the Rogue rack. The design of this rack provides you with a modular design that enhances the strength and rigidity of the unit. It provides you with the option to expand and reconfigure the unit.

Unlike the Rogue Monster Lite Flat Foot, American Barbell Mammoth Rack 48 needs to be bolted down to the floor. At 48 x 48 inches it provides you with a generous amount of walk in space, allowing you to work inside the rack without impediment. A pull up bar and j hooks also come with this unit.

PROS

  • 3 x 3 inch, 11-gauge steel framing
  • 48 x 48 inch walk in space
  • Modular design

CONS

  • Must be bolted to the floor

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Fringe Sport Power Cage

Fringe Sport Power Cage

The Fringe Sport Power cage is known as the One Fit Wonder. The uprights are made from 2 inch by 3 inch 11-gauge solid steel. This is not quite as thick as the Rogue Monster Lite or the American Barbell Monster (3 x 3 inches). It has a good amount of walk in space at 45 x 47 inches. This unit comes with two sets of j cups, allowing for dual squat positions.

With a max weight capacity of 1000 pounds, the One Fit Wonder rack is a heavy duty unit. Stability is enhanced with pre-drilled corners at the base. Dual skinny bars are provided to allow you to perform pull up work. This is a very robust, functional unit that comes in at a generous price point.

PROS

  • Lots of walk in space
  • Two sets of j cups
  • Max weight of 1000 pounds

CONS

  • Framing not as sturdy as the Rogue Flat Foot Monster

Conclusion

The Rogue RML-390 F Flat Foot power rack is a very sturdy stand alone rack that doesn’t require bolting to the floor. It has a triangle base that adds to its structural integrity. With Westside hole spacing you get plenty of customization ability with bar placement. While not quite as hardcore as the Monster RM-390 F, it will provide you with all the power you need.

When it comes to alternatives to the RML-390 F, the American Barbell Mammoth 48 power rack, with its 3 x 3 inch, 11 gauge steel framing, 48 x 48 inch walk in space and sturdy modular design is our top pick.