Rep Fitness has released their new PR-4000 power rack, which is going to disrupt the market, in my opinion.
This highly customizable rack has a number of options including size, color, storage, attachments, etc… You can purchase the rack as a 4-post rack or a 6-post rack, with prices starting at $621 and $895, respectively, which is an outstanding entry point.
In this article, we'll take a look at the rack specs as well as the overall customization options.
In terms of general specs, the PR-4000 is made of 3×3″ 11-gauge steel and it's rated at a 1,000 lb capacity, which is more than most would ever need. The rack includes 1″ hole spacing through the bench zone and then 2″ above and below. This is actually the first rack where Rep Fitness has introduced Westside hole spacing, which many people will love. The uprights also include laser-cut numbers every 5th hole. As for the holes themselves, they have a 5/8″ diameter.
You can buy the rack with either 80″ uprights or 93″ uprights depending on your ceiling height or your preferred height in general. There is a $40 upcharge on the 4-post rack and a $60 upcharge on the 6-post rack to go with the 93″ height over the 80″.
The interior lifting depth of the rack comes in three sizes: 24″ (Westside), 30″, and 48″. I personally love a 30″ depth. 48″ seems like a lot and 24″ may feel tight for some people. Then again, the Westside guys have been using 24″ for years. Some of this will also depend on how much space you can dedicate to the physical rack. If you add the optional storage area onto the back of the rack, this will increase the footprint by 16″. You will also have the option to purchase the standard plate storage pins, which includes three 6″ and three 12″ pairs of pins.
This rack will need to be bolted into the ground unless either of the following is true:
- You purchase a 6-post rack.
- You purchase the rear base stabilizer with the 48″ interior 4-post rack.
- You purchase the front foot extensions (if you want to add safety spotter arms on front of the rack).
I generally air on the side of caution when it comes to bolting, for what it's worth.
For attachments, the PR-4000 is launching with several great options, and they have several more in the queue. The following three categories are your necessary attachments. Your rack will automatically come with the base version of them, and then you can upgrade. For example, the rack comes with pin & pipe safeties. These cost $37, but that is already baked into the price of the rack. If you want to upgrade to the flip-down safeties ($99), you would only pay the difference between them ($99-$37).
- Pull-Up Bars – With the PR-4000, you get a 1.25″ standard pull-up bar (comes with the rack). You can then upgrade to a 2″ pull-up bar, a multi-grip pull-up bar, or a front-mounted globe pull-up bar. The upcharges for the non-standard bars are $5, $55, and $125, respectively.
- Safeties – The rack comes with pin & pipe safeties, as mentioned above. You can upgrade to a pair of flip-downs for $62 more or you can upgrade to safety straps for $52 more. Keep in mind the price of the safeties will depend on the interior depth you choose. In this example, I used the 24″ depth.
- J-Cups – The rack comes with standard j-cups. You can upgrade to flat sandwich cups for an upcharge of $20 or dual-lock rounded j-cups for $60 more.
In addition to these core accessories, Rep has also introduced a number of optional accessories:
- Dip Attachment
- Landmine Attachment
- Weight Horns
- Side-Mounted Globe Pull-Up Bar
- Lat/Low Row Attachment – This attachment automatically comes with the rear-base stabilizer, as it's required to make the attachment functional.
- Leg Roller Attachment – This is awesome. You can use this in conjunction with the lat/low row attachment to keep your legs in place. Currently, it is only available on the 93″ model, but an 80″ version will be available in the future.
- Band Pegs
As previously mentioned, Rep Fitness is also making other attachments including mono arms, jammer arms, etc… but those have not yet been released. You can expect those two, plus others in the Fall of 2019.
With the PR-4000, you also have the option to select colors. Out of the box, the rack comes in matte black. You can then upgrade to either of these options if you so choose:
- Metallic Black – $54 upcharge
- Red – $54 upcharge
- Blue – $54 upcharge
- Silver – $54 upcharge
- Clear Coat – This is going to be a real game changer if you like this look. Historically, clear coat/clear grind is an expensive offering. Rep charges $150 extra for the clear grind over the base price.
All-in-all, this appears to be an excellent offering from Rep Fitness. I think the PR-4000 is going to totally disrupt the market. It's a sexy looking customizable rack at a great price point. I'm excited to see it out in the wild!
If you want to read more about power racks or powerlifting equipment in general, check out my ultimate guide to building a powerlifting home gym.
If you have any questions about this rack in general, please leave a comment below. Likewise, if you own the Rep Fitness PR-4000 rack and you want to chime in with your own thoughts, please do so!
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