Rogue S-2 Squat Stand 2.0
- Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
- Rack Type: Squat Stand
- Tube Size: 2×3 11-Gauge Steel
- Hole Size: 5/8″
- Hole Spacing: Westside (1″ ) through bench zone. 2″ above and below.
- Height: 92″
- Footprint: 48″ Deep/48″ Wide
- Weight: 146lb
- Numbered Uprights: No
- Color: Black
- Made In: USA
Read below to get a detailed look at the Rogue S-2 Squat Stand 2.0 including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Rogue S-2 Squat Stand
The Rogue S-2 Squat Stand is the most popular S-Series squat from Rogue. This stand is built with 2×3 11-gauge steel, it includes 5/8″ hardware, and it offers Westside hole spacing.
Why this version is more popular than the others is the pull-up height. At 92″ tall, it’s ideal for most users and the rack can be used for virtually all lifts.
If you’re looking for a basic squat stand with a pull-up option, this is a strong contender.
Read more below.
Features & Highlights
- Steel Size – The S-2 Squat Stand from Rogue is a part of their S-Series lineup. It’s constructed with 2×3 11-gauge steel and it’s 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.
- Flat Foot Design – One of the biggest benefits of a squat stand is that you don’t have to bolt it down because of the flat foot design. This U-shaped base keeps the rack secure to the floor. During heavy sets when re-racking your bar, you may find the rack will shift slightly. This is normal for a squat stand – the overall stability of the stand is very strong and safe.
- 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 most of Rogue’s Infinity Attachments/Accessories as well as some from other companies (read more in the compatibility section below).
- Hole Spacing – The S-2 offers Westside hole spacing, which is a common feature on 5/8″ racks. The holes are spaced 1″ apart through the bench zone, allowing for finer 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 – Another benefit of a squat stand is that it offers a smaller footprint than most other racks. This rack has a total width of 48″ and a total depth of 48″. In terms of the actual uprights, the outside width is 47″, which is common for 2×3 racks. 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 total height of this squat stand is 92″, which is suitable for most users and which makes this the mid-height option in the S-Series from Rogue.
- Pull-Up Bar – The SM-2 can be purchased with a single 1.25″ pull-up bar or with a fat/skinny bar directly on the product page. From there, you can upgrade to the socket pull-up bar, which includes different colors, finishes, and options for knurling.
- Safety Options – This stand 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 – The Rogue S-2 is only available in Rogue’s standard matte black powder coat.
- Made in America – The S-2 is made in Ohio.
What’s Included in the Box
The Rogue S-2 Squat Stand includes the following pieces as standard:
- (2) Infinity J-Cups with UHMW Lining
- (1) Flat Foot Base
- (2) 90″ Uprights (92″ total height)
Optionally, you can purchase a barbell, a bench, and some plates directly on the product page to create a complete package.
The Rogue S-2 Squat Stand 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 S-2.
The monolift eliminates the squat walk-out and makes bench setup much easier, the socket pull-up bar is an improvement over the standard bar, the Matador creates a portable dip station, and the spotter arms are essential for safety.
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 S-2 Squat Stand receives excellent feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.9/5, here are some of the things people have said at roguefitness.com.
- “Solid stand. I use it mostly for pull-ups but also do squats as well and it holds up just fine. Would highly recommend if you’re looking for the most budget friendly quality squat rack.”
- “For me the perfect squat rack with a nice small footprint because I train in my apartment. In conjunction with the Spotter Arms, pretty much anything can be done with it. The Uprights are very stable – maybe a bit wobbly for some exercises – but this can be fixed very well with a few dumbbells or discs on the base. I am very satisfied with the quality and every training with this rack is awesome.”
- “I’ve been using the stand for about 2 months now. I love it. I was able to assemble solo and has really allowed me to safely practice CrossFit and Olympic lifting comfortably. I also hung gymnastic rings and sometimes use a climbing rope for great pull workouts. It is so sturdy, simple, and elegant.”
- “Had it for a couple of months and this thing is built like a tank. I bought the concrete anchor attachments but so far have had absolutely no need to use them. Pullups, racking heavy squats, various landmine configurations… Nothing moves it. I’m very happy I spent the extra little bit of change and got this over some of the cheaper alternatives.”
- “I was concerned about stability and couldn’t decide between the S-2 and SML-2. I went with the S-2 because the cost of Monster Lite accessories put me over the price point I wanted to stay at. I am glad I picked the S-2. It is really stable and the I think the SML-2 would have been overkill. I do pull-ups on it and the thing doesn’t move at all. Also do squat, bench, rack pulls, etc. and the stand is a rock. I have since added weight storage and the thing is even more stable. I am very happy with the S-2. The only downside was Rogue sent me instructions and hardware for the S-4. They made it right and emailed me the correct instructions and sent the correct hardware via 2-day shipping. All in all, the S-2 is the best purchase I have made in years.”
- “This is a surprisingly great squat stand. Well worth every penny. I put it together myself in less than a half hour and it went together seamlessly, it is strong, incredibly well made, looks good and doesnt move around. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a simple squat stand.”
- “The only downside is the small blemishes on the uprights, but honestly after a few years of wear I’m sure they’ll fade into the background.”
Garage Gym Lab Review
Garage Gym Lab has not yet reviewed the Rogue S-2 Squat Stand.
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