- Heavy Duty High Quality
The product is heavy duty and very stable which inspires confidence, and is versatile enough to be used for shoulders, chest and legs and back. My routine now revolves around this frame, I don't need anything else.
I'd definitely recommend buying this product if you can't find the time to visit a gym after work but enjoying lifting free weights.
I also paid for the assembly, the service was great and the guy installing the frame were very accomodating to changes I suggested (the set up e.g. chin height bar is configurable, there were no issues when i asked for the bar to be removed).
- Great product, perfect even, but terrible instructions
However, the instructions are absolutely terrible. Follow the video. It is not in order ABCDFH. In fact, they break A up and spread its steps throughout the process. Notice they didn't use the small rectangular plates in SML-A. These are actually for a different product. Also, they are not doing it in the order ABCDFH. C is done before B so that the pull up bar (not in frame) hold the left and right sides together because that cross bar at the bottom is not attached yet. Those little diagonal supports are in Carton D, if I'm not wrong.
As with any assembly, do not overtighten. It can bend the metal. But be especially careful of the bolt at the very top of the shorter vertical posts. Weld are the weak points in any structure and this bolt is very close to one. Overtightening is usually a minor issue, but here it could cause a break.
The four vertical posts are NOT symmetrical. Look at the sides. One side has small holes and the other has large holes. Large holes face outwards, always. I installed my large holes on the taller posts facing inwards in case I wanted to add steps for my shorter friends to do pull ups. The plate holders are 1" with adapters to hold 2" Olympic plates. They are not held on by air pressure or glue. There is a tiny screw on the adapter, not shown in any instructions. Tighten this with a small hex key, smaller than the Allen keys provided, until the adapter stays on securely. Eight holders are provided, as in the picture, though the video shows 10 in use.
Many parts are partially preassembled. For example, the rubber feet are already attached, as are the nylon pads. These are shown in the exploded views. Do not panic that they're not in the box, they're just part of another part.
If you have any problem, this site seems to have legendary customer service, in my limited experience.
- Good product