Rogue RW – Foldback Wallmount Rack
With the inclusion of the RW-Foldback wall mount rack to its stable power racks, Rogue has taken a huge leap forward in the home gym market. Now you can train on the most widely regarded home gym power rack system on the planet in even the most challenging of home gym spaces. The RW-Foldback introduces a cool new hinge and pin system that makes foldback fast, easy and extremely secure.
In this article, we take an in-depth look at the Rogue RW-Foldback Wallmount so you can discover if it’s a good match for your garage gym space.
Folds up to be 5 inches width from the wall
Has UHMV rubber feet which protect your floor while you are using the rack
There is a huge variety of accessories you can add to your rack to get the precise workout you are seeking
You may have to install stringers before you install the rack
What makes it special is the hinge and pin system which is attached to Rogue RW Foldback and allows it to fold flat back against your wall when not in use. You simply slip out the pull-up bar which sits at the top of the unit and swings the sides of the rack back to completely free up your space.
This rack is not quite as solid as the RMWL-3. The framing is constructed from 2 x 3-inch 11-gauge steel uprights, compared with 3 x 3 inch for the RML. Both of them have ⅝ inch hardware. You have your choice of rack depth, allowing you to fit the unit to the size of your gym space. You can choose either a 20.5 or 40.5-inch depth. When folded away, you are left with just 5 inches of frame depth.
Unlike the vast majority of foldback power racks, this one gives you virtually no loss in rigidity over the W4 power rack. However, when you mount the unit against a wood, drywall or metal stud wall, Rogue recommends using stronger support.
The max height of this unit is 90 3/8 inches, which provides you with plenty of space to do your pull up work. You also get a pair of plastic-coated j-cups.
What To Look For
The U.S. steel units have many advantages over the imported counterparts. There is less imperfection in the steel and a better powder coat protection. They also have laser-cut components and holes. It is high quality with consistent hole sizes, hardware
How It Folds
What Is A Stringer
Stringer's help provides structural strength to give you a more secure installation. It also helps you when you are working with a concrete wall. If you screw a bar into concrete, the stress of your workout can pull the mounts out over time. A stringer would help this.
Another reason for a stringer would be to help you install your rack when the studs in your wall have spacing which is not the standard. Studs are usually at 16-24 inch intervals, but in some older houses, they are not set up this way. So you can screw the stringers into your studs, and then your rack into the stringer.
Rogue Fold Back Rack Stringers
The rack also comes in two different depths. You can get 21.5-inch or 41.5-inch depth. We recommend you go with the 41.5-inch depth. It will give you a bit more breathing room in case you need a spotter behind the uprights. You should note 41.5-inch depth rack will not fold as tight as the 21.5-inch model.
The rack also includes a set of J-Cups which hold your barbell and a pull-up bar which you can attach to the rack once it is extended. It is also compatible with the standard accessories if you are interested in adding more attachments.
Having your power rack is all about being safe, so we highly recommend a set of the Safety Spotter Arms. They are extremely tough but also feature a plastic piece along the top so the knurling on your bar is protected.
This rack is great for pull-ups and chin-ups. Be sure to equip your rack with a pull-up bar so you can do exercises like pull-ups, hangs, and leg raises. This is one of the huge benefits of having a power rack.
What It Contains
The Final Word
This rack gives you all of the quality and benefits of a Rogue power rack with the added convenience of being retractable. You will get in a great workout with a rack that is easy to use and easy to stow away when you are not using it.