I was originally going to purchase a similar rack from that more expensive company but luckily measured my space and it was too tall. So I purchased this one instead since it just meet my height limits with enough room for my hands to grab the pull-up bars. I love that the spotter arms, numbering system, and the weight storage arms were included in one lower price (all of those were additional charges on the other rack I was eyeballing). And I was able to perform toes to bar on it without any stability issues. And those spotter arms became critical when I was attempting a PR at bench press and failed to make the final weight I was attempting. My barbell and weight set was also purchased from Grind and I love them too and the overall cost was outstanding compared to competitors.
Really awesome rack for a great price. Wish they used a little bit stronger steel but overall really satisfied with this purchase.
The rack is very good and doesn’t shift when added with weights. I only have two minor issues that a previous review hit on and I think is spot on for the rack 1- the distance for the barbell to the rack is very tight when re-racking. You have to put it nearly perfectly for it to land correctly onto the j-cups 2- the safety arms don’t have a pad on top of them that won’t scratch up. I bought a $6 foam piece to put on top and protected the metal from scratching from the barbell Other than that, it is worth the cost! I am very pleased with it. If they fixed those small issues I’d definitely give it a 5 star review. It’s definitely 4.5 stars for me
The Chaos4000 Half Rack was easy to assemble. My 15 year-old and I did it in about one hour. It's sturdy and solid and does not take up much room. I attached my TRX to the crossbar and the rack did not rock nor wobble when I loaded my weight forward on it. The storage pegs are a plus, and they keep all my bumper plates out of the way with easy access. The one NEGATIVE thing I have to comment on is the paint quality. The paint on some of the parts can easily flake off - during assembly. After reading some reviews regarding paint coming off the spotter arms when placing the weighted barbell on them, I cut a 17" strip out of an old exercise mat to not only protect the paint, but also protect my barbell. It would be great if the GRIND Squad would include rubber protection to these spotter arms, like they do for the Alpha1000 spotter arms and pass the additional cost on to the buyer. With all that said, I would definitely recommend this rack, and would even buy it again.
I was very impressed on how quickly this item arrived at my house.Very easy to put together and it's built very sturdy.Im very pleased with this product.I highly recommend this company.