Rogue RM-6 Monster Rack 2.0
- Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
- Rack Type: 6-Post Power Rack
- Tube Size: 3×3 11-Gauge Steel
- Hole Size: 1″
- Hole Spacing: 2″
- Height: 90″, 100″, or 108″
- Footprint: 80″ Deep/53″ Wide (76″/49″ on uprights)
- Interior Depth/Width: 43″/43″
- Weight: Varies
- Numbered Uprights: Yes
- Color: Multiple
- Made In: USA
Read below to get a detailed look at the Rogue RM-6 Monster Rack 2.0 including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Rogue RM-6 Monster Rack 2.0
The Rogue RM-6 Monster Rack 2.0 is Rogue's flagship rack across their entire lineup. This 6-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.
This is truly a centerpiece rack. It's fully modular with a 4-way hole design (keyholes on the side) and there are loads of accessories that can be added to create whatever your heart desires.
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-6 is the beefier, badder, and pricier version of the RML-690C.
It's simply one of the best racks on the market and it has the user feedback to back it up.
Read more below.
Features & Highlights
- Steel Size – The RM-6 rack from Rogue is a part of their Monster lineup. It's constructed with 3×3 11-gauge steel and it's easily assembled with a bolt-together design. 3×3 steel is becoming increasingly popular for its strength, attachment compatibility, and its overall aesthetic.
- 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 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-6 differs from the RML-690C/690 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 largest in the Monster 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 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-6 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 43″ deep, which is more than enough room to lift comfortably. It's also 43″ wide inside-to-inside. The RM-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. 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 either the Monster safety straps or the Monster flip-down safeties. Both are easier to use and they protect your barbells much better. 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-6, 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-6, although you can pay a slight premium for bright zinc.
- Made in America – The Rogue RM-6 is made in Ohio.
What's Included in the Box
The Rogue RM-6 Monster Rack includes several notable attachments 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 Flip-Down Safeties or the Safety Straps on the product page. I recommend at least one of the two.
- (8) Plate Storage Pins
- (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) 43″ Crossmembers with Side Holes and Top/Bottom holes for Slinger Compatibility
- (4) 24″ Crossmembers with Side Holes and Top/Bottom holes for Slinger Compatibility
- (6) 90″, 100″, or 108″ Uprights with Side Holes
The RM-6 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-6 (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 either the Safety Straps or the Flip-Downs. I also think the LT-1 50 Call Trolley/Lever Arms are a great attachment for the RM-6 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-6 Monster Rack 2.0 receives outstanding feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.9/5, here are some of the things people have said at roguefitness.com.
- “If you are thinking of buying this, think no more. Just do it. You won't regret it. I love this thing. I'm on the taller/heavier side, so I got the 100′ so I don't have to kneel when doing pull ups. It is massive, overbuilt, strong like a tank and beautiful. I work outside the rack with extra j-cups and safety spotter arms, my wife works inside. I added the matador, leg rollers, landmine, bar holders, God knows when I'll stop adding attachments. It is amazing. So yes, thinking about it. Stop thinking. Way more fun and functional than buying a regular sized one and plate trees or lacking space for attachments or having to add legs or bolt it. The center piece of my garage gym. I love it. My wife is jealous, it helps that she loves it too.”
- “I believe I watched every video on YouTube about racks…what company was best, size to get, add-ons, etc… Rogue was always at the top of the list for everything. I ended up purchasing the RM-6 in satin black with a blue Cerakote knurled pull up bar to match the Ohio Power bar in blue Cerakote I purchased as well. The Rogue Mil spec bumpers, matador accessory, monster Slinger, adjustable bench and a few other items. The rack is massive and overbuilt in a good way! Everything from Rogue has well exceeded my expectations! I'm a Rogue customer for life!”
- “This is my first Rogue power rack and I had to go all out…so RM-6 it is! I knew it was going to be big but not until you have it in front of you do you get a real idea of how much of a monster this rack is. I’m very happy with my purchase. If you’re on the fence at all, take a leap of faith. It’ll be worth it.”
- “My son asked for power rack for Christmas. After doing my due diligence and reviewing numerous reviews I chose the Rogue Monster Rack. Glad I did. Solid construction and easy to assemble. It has numerous options for additional attachments. I could not be more happy with this selection.”
- “The install was surprisingly easy and intuitive with just the two wrenches provided and not seeing the instructions until I was half-way done. Build the sides first, grab a friend and a step ladder. Do a barn raising with the sides, and use the step ladder to have the friend help secure the cross members. Tighten everything and you are done.”
- “I’ve owned this rack for about a year now it’s a tank. Completely overbuilt, and with all the add ons you can get for this thing just makes it the centerpiece for any commercial gym or serious home gym like I have. Couldn’t be happier with my investment and on top of the functionality, it just looks sick.”
- “I love the rack but I am pretty disappointed with the finish on one of my uprights. I emailed customer service a week ago and have received no response. Also something to think about if you order the black zinc hardware is that after assembling the rack the black bolts look a bit beat up and also the xm-43 multigrip bar and other accessories ship with bright zinc hardware.”
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