Rogue RM-3 Monster Rack 2.0
- Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
- Rack Type: 4-Post Power Rack
- Tube Size: 3×3 11-Gauge Steel
- Hole Size: 1″
- Hole Spacing: 2″
- Height: 90″, 100″, or 108″
- Footprint: 40″ Deep/53″ Wide (36″/49″ on uprights)
- Interior Depth/Width: 30″/43″
- Weight: Varies
- Numbered Uprights: Yes
- Color: Multiple
- Made In: USA
Read below to get a detailed look at the Rogue RM-3 Monster Rack 2.0 including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Rogue RM-3 Monster Rack 2.0
The Rogue RM-3 Monster Rack 2.0 is Rogue’s top-end 30″ depth rack. This 4-post rack is constructed with 3×3 11-gauge steel with 1″ hardware and 2″ spacing. It’s compatible with Rogue’s Monster attachments as well as some attachments from other companies. Its modular build includes a 4-way hole design (keyholes on the side), which allows you to configure the rack in many ways.
The Monster line is the most future-proof rack offering from Rogue. It continues to evolve/improve and Rogue has shown they’re committed to growing this line. The RM-3 is the upgraded version of the RML-390C.
If you’re looking for a smaller-profile, high-end rack, the RM-3 is a very strong contender.
Read more below.
Features & Highlights
- Steel Size – The RM-3 rack from Rogue is a part of their Monster lineup. It’s constructed with 3×3 11-gauge steel and it’s assembled with a bolt-together design. 3×3 steel is becoming increasingly popular for its strength, attachment compatibility, and its overall aesthetic.
- 4-Post Design – As a 4-post rack, you’ll save some space compared to a 6-post rack. There are two other differences worth considering: plate storage and stability. On a 4-post rack, while you can store plates on the back upright, you may find that the plates can interfere with your setup when lifting inside the rack. In terms of stability, this rack will need to be bolted into the ground or onto a platform.
- Hole/Hardware Sizing – This rack uses 1″ hardware, which is also increasing in popularity. 1″ hardware racks tend to get the best, most refined attachments. The rack will accommodate all of Rogue’s Monster Attachments/Accessories as well as some from other companies (read more in the compatibility section below).
- Hole Spacing – The RM-3 differs from the RML-390C/390 in two primary ways. Firstly, the Monster line includes 2″ hole spacing from top to bottom. The Monster Lite racks offer Westside spacing through the bench zone and 2″ spacing above and below. Secondly, the Monster line includes the same number of side holes and front/back holes. The Monster Lite racks have fewer side holes. The Monster line also uses a key-hole design on the sides, which creates additional attachment compatibility.
- Exterior Rack Dimensions – This rack is one of the smallest in the Monster family with a total length of 40″ and a total width of 53″ (includes footplates). In terms of the uprights themselves, the dimensions are 36″ deep and 49″ wide. A 49″ width is fairly common for 3×3 racks, but one of the downsides is you have less room between the uprights and the plates. This requires a more efficient walk-out/re-rack since there’s a greater risk of hitting the uprights with your plates. Some racks from REP and Sorinex, for example, have 47″ wide racks which provide more space to work with. The RM-3 can be purchased in three different heights depending on ceiling allowance and user preference: 90″, 100″, or 108″.
- Interior Rack Dimensions – The interior lifting area measures 30″ deep, which provides ample room to comfortably lift in. It’s also 43″ wide inside-to-inside.
- Safety Options – This rack includes pin & pipe safeties as standard, which are common. This safety system is the most cumbersome to set up and it has a powder-coated exterior. I strongly recommend that if you buy a Monster rack that you upgrade to the Monster safety straps. Rogue unfortunately does not offer the flip-down safeties for a 30″ depth rack. The straps are still a great option – they’re easier to use and they protect your barbells much better than pin & pipes. They also offer safety spotter arms with UHMW for the front of your rack, which I also really like since some people (like myself) enjoy lifting outside of their racks.
- Laser Cut Hole Numbers – The Monster line includes laser cut numbers on every hole, which is a great feature for easy adjustments on J-cups, safeties, etc… It’s also much more aesthetic than non-numbered uprights, in my opinion.
- Multiple Color Options – A great benefit of the RM-3, and the Monster line in general, is that it comes in a variety of colors. There are currently 12 color choices to choose from including Rogue Red, Bright Blue, Bright Green, Cerakote (upcharge), Stainless Steel (BIG upcharge), etc… Rogue offers black zinc hardware as standard with the RM-3, although you can pay a slight premium for bright zinc.
- Made in America – The Rogue RM-3 is made in Ohio.
What’s Included in the Box
The Rogue RM-3 Monster Rack includes several notable pieces as standard:
- (2) Monster Standard J-Cups with UHMW Lining – You can Upgrade to the Sandwich Cups or the 2″ Sandwich cups on the product page. I recommend at least the Sandwich Cups.
- (2) Pin & Pipe Safeties – You can Upgrade to the Safety Straps on the product page.
- (4) Band Pegs
- (1) 43″ Single Skinny Pull-Up Bar OR (1) 43″ Single Fat Pull-Up Bar for front option. You can Upgrade to the Socket Pull-Up Bar, the Fat/Skinny Pull-Up Bar, or the Socket Curl Pull-Up Bar.
- (1) Fat/Skinny Pull-Up Bar for Back Option. You can upgrade to the Monster Beam or the Rogue Nameplate crossmember. Both look nice and add extra attachment compatibility via side holes.
- (4) 30″ Crossmembers with Side Holes and Top/Bottom holes for Slinger Compatibility
- (4) 90″, 100″, or 108″ Uprights with Side Holes
The RM-3 Monster Rack is constructed with 3×3 steel and 1″ hardware, which is compatible with Rogue’s Monster Attachments.
Here you can add additional accessories to your rack or you can upgrade the ones that come standard with the RM-3 (as above). In general, the Monster accessories are the best that Rogue offers.
Some attachments that I think are worthy of considering include the Rogue Monster Matador, the Rogue Monster Landmine, the Adjustable Monolift, the Monster Sandwich J-Cups, and the Safety Straps. I also think the LT-1 50 Call Trolley/Lever Arms are a great attachment for the RM-3 given their versatility.
The Matador allows for a portable dip station, the monolift eliminates the squat walk-out and makes bench setup MUCH easier, and the landmines open up a ton of barbell movement versatility. The sandwich cups are a big improvement over the standard J-cups, and the safety straps/flip-downs are a BIG improvement over the pin & pipes.
As for attachment compatibility outside of Rogue Fitness, notable places to look are REP Fitness, Sorinex, Titan Fitness, Fray Fitness, Griffin Fitness, and Fringe Sport. Each of these companies offers attachments that will fit 3×3 and 1″ hardware (REP PR-5000, Various Sorinex, Titan Series, Fray Savage, Griffin GR3, Fringe 3×3). One thing to keep in mind is that imported racks use the metric system vs. the imperial system on USA-made racks (Rogue and Sorinex). 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.
Another thing to consider is that REP, Sorinex, Fray, and Griffin use 47″ wide racks vs. 49″, so any attachment that spans the width of their racks will not fit the Rogue racks without modification.
What They’re Saying at Rogue Fitness
The Rogue RM-3 Monster Rack 2.0 receives outstanding feedback from users. With an average rating of 5/5, here are some of the things people have said at roguefitness.com.
- “Fit and finish of the rogue monster RM3 power rack is outstanding. Everything bolted up properly With no problems. Rack is level plum and square when measured corner to corner with a tape measure. No welding slag anywhere. Awesome Quality control! Made in the USA, with American Steel Very happy with the product, and Excellent Customer support.”
- “I ordered my entire home gym, with this rack being the foundation. Not only is this rack the best quality that I’ve ever experienced, every piece of equipment was of the best quality. After this purchase I am loyal to this company. Their product is top of the line, and their customer service also the best in the business.”
- “Answering questions I had when looking to purchase the rack. First, I bought the RM-3 90” version in gun metal and added strap safeties and 2” monster jcups. I can not bolt it down. But that’s no issue. It doesn’t move when doing chin ups, bench, squats and other workouts. Granted I do have plate storage. I’m 6’ tall, and I can easily do military presses inside without worrying about hitting the top crossmembers. You could do deadlifts from inside the rack. I’ve done this, and used the pegs for resistance work too. The 30” depth provides me with enough room to do all my lifts and I have not needed anymore room. If I had a bigger space, I might have went with the RM-4 just because of accessories (flip down safeties, and more room for mono lifts). I did the setup alone. It was straight forward and easy. The wrenches provided are actually nice too. The finish of the rack is really nice. The laser cut numbers are beautifully done. Everything about the rack is high quality, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Buy nice or buy twice!”
- “Never thought I would buy a rack like this but after the gyms closed it made sense to have one in the garage. I also never thought I would write a review for something but this thing is so sick it deserves 5 stars. I bought the 100in. tall one and I can’t imagine getting the 108in.“
- “I bought this in the rogue red and I was legitimately shocked at how heavy the entire rig is. The bolts are the size of my head and the bolt kit for the rack weighs 42 pounds if that tells you anything about the size and heaviness of this entire rack. I’ve seen the titan and REP racks, this blows it away. Well done guys… so happy”
- “Had the Monster Rack 2.0 for a month. Basement Gym Centerpiece. Extremely stable without bolting to floor. I opted to purchase two fat/skinny pull up bars to add as crossbar stabilization and gives me options for pull up work or hanging knees. Big enough to add components (I added J cups, matador, and landmine) but small enough to fit in limited spaces. Highly recommend and easy 20-30 minute to put together. Thanks Rogue!”
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