Bells of Steel Folding Power Rack
- Manufacturer: Bells of Steel
- Rack Type: Wall-Mount Rack
- Tube Size: 2.3×2.3 11-Gauge Steel
- Hole Size: 5/8″
- Hole Spacing: Westside (1″ ) through bench zone. 2″ above and below.
- Height: 91″
- Footprint: 22″ Deep/47″ Wide (47″ Upright Width)
- Weight: 73lb
- Numbered Uprights: Yes
- Color: Black
- Made In: Import
Read below to get a detailed look at the Bells of Steel Folding Power Rack including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Bells of Steel Folding Power Rack
The Bells of Steel Folding Power Rack is a no-frills economical wall-mounted squat rack. It’s built with 2.3×2.3 12-gauge steel and it offers 5/8″ holes and Westside spacing.
The rack is built with a 22″ depth, it sits 91″ tall, and it includes a favorable 47″ width (more on that below). It also includes plastic caps at the bottom of the uprights to protect your floor.
Read more below.
Features & Highlights
- Steel Size – The Folding Power Rack from Bells of Steel is constructed with 2.3×2.3 12-gauge steel and it’s assembled with a bolt-together design. This size tubing is unique to Bells of Steel. While they offer numerous attachments for the rack, compatibility with outside companies is very limited.
- Wall-Mount Design – Wall-mount racks are popular for lifters who are working with tight space constraints. The most common place you’ll see this style of rack is in a garage because when it’s folded up, you can still park a car. This is a very efficient style of rack that takes up practically no room when folded. This rack folds into itself and retracts very easily once the quick-attach pull-up bar is removed. By folding in, there are no additional height constraints as may exist on racks that fold up.
- Assembly & Installation – This rack can be mounted to a variety of surfaces, including wood studs and concrete. Most home gym owners will be mounting to studs. Bells of Steel provides mounting assembly hardware with the rack. BoS does not currently offer a steel stringer option, so you will need to purchase a wooden stringer from your local hardware store. It’s recommended to buy two pieces of wood measuring 2″x10″x52″. If your floor has a slope, you may need to add a shim underneath one of the uprights.
- Hole/Hardware Sizing – This rack uses 5/8″ hardware, which is one of the most common hardware sizes used on power racks. The rack will accommodate many of Bells of Steel’s Attachments/Accessories but outside compatibility is limited due to the tube sizing (read more in the compatibility section below).
- Hole Spacing – The BoS Folding Power Rack offers Westside hole spacing, which is a popular feature on 5/8″ racks. The holes are spaced 1″ apart through the bench zone, allowing for more adjustments on your J-cups and safeties. This can be useful for people who are “in-between” sizes. Above and below the Westside section are holes with standard 2″ spacing between them.
- Exterior Rack Dimensions – This rack is available in one size with a total extended footprint of 22″ deep x 47″ wide x 91″ tall. If you add a stringer, the total width with increase along the wall. One of the main benefits of this rack is the 47″ width. This gives you more room to cleanly un-rack and re-rack your bar without concern of clipping the uprights with the plates on the bar.
- Safety Options – The BoS Folding Rack does not come with any safety options as standard. It is highly recommended that you purchase the safety spotter arms so that you can confidently lift on the rack. These spotter arms can also allow for rack pulls and other movements.
- No Color Options – This rack is only available in a black powder coat.
What’s Included in the Box
The Bells of Steel Folding Power Rack includes several pieces as standard:
- (2) J-Cups
- (4) Mounting Brackets
- (1) Mounting Hardware Package
- (6) Hitch Pins
- (1) Quick-attach Bare Steel Pull-Up Bar
- (2) UHMW Plastic Caps for Floor Protection
- (4) Crossmembers
- (2) 91″ Uprights
Bells of Steel does not sell a steel stringer. You can purchase a wooden one from your local hardware store. It’s strongly recommended that you do so for increased stability.
The Bells of Steel Folding Power Rack is constructed with2.3×2.3 steel and 5/8″ hardware, which is compatible with Bells of Steel Attachments.
The Y-Dip gives the option to perform rack-mounted dips, the landmine adds a lot of barbell versatility, the adjustable monolift eliminates the walk-out on squats and makes bench press much more efficient, and the safety spotter arms are essential for safety.
As for attachment compatibility outside of Bells of Steel, because they use an odd tube size, options are very limited. They do use a standard 5/8″ hole, so any attachment that only uses the hole will work. An example would be a landmine attachment. Any attachment that wraps around an upright, however, will not work without modification. An example would be a J-Cup. Three notable places to look for 5/8″ attachments are Rogue Fitness, Titan Fitness, and Fringe Sport.
What They’re Saying at Bells of Steel
The Bells of Steel Folding Power Rack receives very positive feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.8/5, here are some of the things people have said at bellsofsteel.us.
- “This is a great piece of equipment. When taking it out of the box, we immediately felt it was gym quality, in both heft and thickness of the material, and the contraction was so clean and everything was so well cut out, holes lined up, things fit together. The install went smoothly and we could not be more happy with it. We have already recommended it to multiple friends that saw it on our gym conversion photos.”
- “This folding rack is amazing! It has completely changed my home workouts for the better and made it so I can stay home to work, take care of my kids, and still get a quality workout in. I cannot recommend this company and this rack enough.”
- “Great rack for a great price and free shipping! Shipping was fast, which is saying something because nothing is shipping quickly right now. Easy to put together, sturdy, and already using and loving it. I love that I can fold it back against the wall in a tight space. We are using it for front/back squats, pull-ups and and bench press. I like the rack numbers on the sides to help with moving the arms evenly (I do wish they were on both sides but definitely not a deal breaker).”
- “I was looking to purchase a folding rack and I was looking at multiple brands that were 2x times more expensive. Almost pulled the trigger with a more expensive folding rack till I started doing research. Found this brand and couldn’t believe how cheap this was. I purchased this rack during Covid pandemic and didn’t think it was going to come within 2 weeks. The build quality is very good. Very solid and they have plenty of accessories that I plan to purchase in the near future. Setup was a little tough to get it all leveled and I had to take it down to re level it. If you guys plan to make a metal stinger I would love to get one and test it out. Overall I am very happy with my purchase. I’ve had a gym membership for the last ten years and I did the math of purchasing This and weights vs the amount of times I actually gone to the gym over the last ten years. This is a much cheaper route to go. Expensive overall upfront but in the long run will save you money!! Highly recommend this rack if you’re looking to save space“
- “Product is solid. I put up the 2X8 stringers on my wall. Used 3” wood screws three screws per each stud. Was able to hit 4 studs across. Then I used 3/8 lag bolts to secure the rack to the stringers. It’s solid. Instructions say to bolt through the board but I don’t think that’s necessary. I purchased the lever arms with it and they are awesome. If you take your chin up bar off it works as a perfect length crossmember between the lever arms to they will move together and virtually no lateral play after that. Just wish Bella of steel would sell those chin up bars separately so I didn’t have to take it down every time I wanted to use my lever arms.”
- “My only concern would be if I had a cerakote bar, the standard J-cup inserts are held in by screws which are ever so slightly a little proud of the liner and could potentially scratch up a nice bar. It seems a little odd and cheap that Bells will not supply mounting bolts when using a wood stringer but they do supply anchor bolts for mounting to concrete/masonry. “
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