Rogue R-6 Power Rack
- Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
- Rack Type: 6-Post Power Rack
- Tube Size: 2×3 11-Gauge Steel
- Hole Size: 5/8″
- Hole Spacing: Westside (1″ ) through bench zone. 2″ above and below.
- Height: 90 3/8″
- Footprint: 80″ Deep/53″ Wide (76″/47″ on uprights)
- Interior Depth/Width: 43″/43″
- Weight: 300lb
- Numbered Uprights: No
- Color: Black
- Made In: USA
Read below to get a detailed look at the Rogue R-6 Power Rack including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Rogue R-6 Power Rack
The Rogue R-6 Power Rack is Rogue's flagship R-series rack. This 6-post rack is constructed with 2×3 11-gauge steel with 5/8″ holes and Westside spacing. It's compatible with Rogue's Infinity attachments as well as some attachments from other companies.
If you're specifically looking for a 2×3 6-post rack, the R-6 is one of the top contenders given its specs, reputation, and user feedback.
I owned an R-series rack for years and I thought it was a great bang-for-the-buck rack.
Read more below.
Features & Highlights
- Steel Size – The R-6 rack from Rogue is a part of their R-series (formerly known as the Infinity Series) lineup. It's constructed with 2×3 11-gauge steel and it's easily assembled with a bolt-together design. 2×3 steel is very sturdy and it's capable of handling virtually anything you can throw at it.
- 6-Post Design – The primary benefits of a 6-post rack are the on-rack plate storage and the fact you don't have to bolt it down (although you still can).
- 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 all of Rogue's Infinity Attachments/Accessories as well as some from other companies (read more in the compatibility section below).
- Hole Spacing – The R-6 offers Westside hole spacing, which is common on 5/8″ racks. Through the bench zone, the holes will be spaced 1″ apart. This allows for finer adjustments on your J-cups and safeties, which 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 the largest in the R-Series family with a total length of 80″ and a total width of 53″ (includes footplates). In terms of the uprights themselves, the dimensions are 76″ deep and 47″ wide. One of the main benefits of a 2×3 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. For instance, Rogue's 3×3 racks have a 49″ outside upright width, which makes a bar sit 2″ tighter to the uprights. The uprights stand 90″ tall, but with the footplates, the total height is slightly higher at 90 3/8.” If you install the Multi-Grip bar that comes with the rack, it will also add some additional height. If you don't have the height to accommodate it, a popular solution is to install the MG bar upside down.
- Interior Rack Dimensions – The interior lifting area measures 43″ deep, which is more than enough room to lift comfortably. It's also 43″ wide inside-to-inside. The R-6 does include the storage section, which has an interior depth of 24″. This creates enough space to store plates without them getting in the way when lifting from the middle uprights.
- Safety Options – This rack includes pin & pipe safeties as standard, which are common for this style of rack. This safety system is the most cumbersome to set up and it has a powder-coated exterior. I prefer something with more protection (i.e. UHMW lining), but these serve their purpose of providing safety. Rogue does not offer full interior safeties with UHMW lining for their R-series racks, which is a drawback in my opinion. They do, however, offer safety arms with UHMW for the front of the rack.
- No Color Options – One of the downsides to the R-series lineup is that they only come in standard black powder coat. If you want something with color, you'll need to upgrade to the RML-690C or the RM-6.
- Made in America – The R-6 is made in Ohio.
What's Included in the Box
The Rogue R-6 includes several notable attachments as standard:
- (2) Infinity J-Cups
- (2) Pin & Pip Safeties
- (4) Single Plate Storage Pins
- (2) Double Plate Storage Pins
- (6) Band Pegs
- (1) Fat (2″ diameter)/Skinny (1.25″) Pull-Up Bar
- (1) X-43M Multi-Grip Bar
- (4) 43″ Crossmembers with Side Holes
- (4) 24″ Crossmembers with Side Holes
- (6) 90″ Uprights with Side Holes
Optionally, you can add a concrete anchor kit (bolting not required). You can also add from a selection of barbells (includes HG collars), benches, and plates right on the product page to save on shipping and build out a complete setup.
The R-6 Power Rack is constructed with 2×3 steel and 5/8″ hardware, which is compatible with Rogue's Infinity Attachments.
Here you can add additional accessories to your rack or you can upgrade the ones that come standard with the R-6. Some attachments that I think are worthy of considering include the Rogue Matador, the Rogue Landmine, and the Safety Spotter Arms.
The Matador allows for a portable dip station, the landmines open up a ton of barbell movement versatility, and the safety spotters are better than Pin & Pipes and they allow for outside rack lifting.
As for attachment compatibility outside of Rogue Fitness, two notable places to look are Titan Fitness and Fringe Sport. Both companies offer attachments that will fit 2×3 and 5/8″ hardware. One thing to keep in mind is that imported racks use the metric system vs. the imperial system on USA-made racks. This means that hole spacing will be slightly shorter. If you find an attachment that has two pins (or a single pin with a second hitch pin) then it may not fit properly. Single-pin attachments tend to work fine.
What They're Saying at Rogue Fitness
The Rogue R-6 Power Rack receives very positive feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.9/5, here are some of the things people have said at roguefitness.com.
- “I had this for a year and it is the center of my home gym. It is versatile, offers great storage for plates, bands, chains, straps and so on, is very sturdy even without being bolted to the ground and has served me very well. Some of the accessories such as the matador and the slinger complete it with lots of useful features.”
- “I'm so glad I made this purchase. I had Rogue modify my rack to have a 30″ depth to fit my needs and space. The 2×3 rack was perfect for my garage gym. This beast is very solid. I'm so in love with my new rack even though I had to stretch my budget a little, I'm so glad I did. Worth every single penny. The extra storage space and tons of add on accessories was the selling point for me. I still want to add on more things to my rack but Rogue got me broke for days. You can't go wrong with Rogue. Two thumbs up.”
- “If you've got the space for it, this is a beast of a rack. Only took about an hour to assemble solo.”
- “My brother in law and I got this rig to put in our home gym. The fact that it has so many add ons and potential for growth is perfect for us. The rig is solid, easy to put together, and you can tell it is going to last forever. Great job Rogue Fitness.”
- “This beast took my garage gym to the next level. Rogue added everything need right out of the box. The Westside hole spacing is a great touch, and the ability to have it grow with your needs is unmatched.”
- “This Beast does it all, and you don't have to bolt it down.”
- “Docked 1 star because I'd like to see more accessories I can bolt on to it, but otherwise it is a great rack.”
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