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[Amazon.ca] Cap Barbell Power Rack (half-cage) - 500lb capacity - $254 - Order now, ships 5-7 days

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[Amazon.ca] Cap Barbell Power Rack (half-cage) - 500lb capacity - $254 - Order now, ships 5-7 days

Cap Barbell power cage. Order now and ships when in stock. Bought this a few weeks ago and very happy with it - much more sturdy than you expect. Price is even lower than I paid.

Edit: 500lb capacity per the manual:
http://capbarbell.com/content/Catalog/F ... Manual.pdf

Generally positive reviews.
https://www.amazon.ca/Cap-Barbell-Delux ... B00I04Z52G



https://www.amazon.ca/gp/customer-revie ... B00I04Z52G
Nice sturdy half-rack. The uprights are two-piece but are held together with 6 heavy-duty screws so they aren't going anywhere. Nice paint finish and the numbered holes are easy to read. There is a bit of side to side wobble when the loaded bar is at squat height but it's not too bad. Front to back, the rack is very sturdy. Manual indicates the weight max is 500lbs, which is nice. The biggest negative are the j-hooks and safety catchers, they seem a little flimsy and rough but for the moment they are holding out fine.

Overall, a very good product for the price. Next step up in terms of half racks takes you from the 300$ that this costs to 700-800 dollars and in my opinion, if you need something more sturdy than this rack, get a cage instead.

One thing to note, the packaging arrived in really poor shape. No missing or damaged pieces thankfully, which is pretty impressive. Thicker cardboard on the box cap would help a lot. Box weighs about 100 pounds so for some people it would be best to unpack/carry the parts to where you want to set the rack up piecemeal.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/customer-revie ... B00I04Z52G
Although the steel gauge is not as thick as the rack that I replaced, it is still plenty solid for my purposes. Arrived in good shape with no dents, very minor scratches. One of the weld's on the base you can see light 'rust' through the paint. Otherwise it does what I need for my home basement gym. I flipped the pull up bar upside down so it gave me 3 more inches of headroom. Now I can safely do full pullups without worrying about hitting my head on the ceiling. My basement height is just over 90" high.

You can also get the way uglier and more expensive reebok-branded one for like 60$ more. Maybe you like the color scheme?
https://www.amazon.ca/Reebok-FM-RE005H- ... B06XTKQ3T2

Whatever, don't care, just buy one so you can start lifting.
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thanks for posting this! Do you know if you can swap out the J hooks for alternatives???
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toshis wrote: thanks for posting this! Do you know if you can swap out the J hooks for alternatives???
In theory, yes. But I haven't measured the hole so I can't say for sure - though there must be some compatible ones out there. J-hooks aren't the best but they're not nearly as bad as some of the reviews make them out to be. They have a plastic/rubber insert to not completely trash your bar and seem sturdy enough unless you're going insanely heavy

I can't say enough good things about this rack, especially at that price. Really great to be able to lift during this lockdown.
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FYI: only supports 300 lbs. So if you squat more than that...
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Great find ! Glad to see more home gym equipment in stock

It doesn't seem like gyms will be opening up soon and this is so much better than whats available on the 2nd hand market.
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300 lb capacity... These will probably warp if you rerack 135 lb anything harder than lightly.

I'd stick to the 11-gauge steel for squat racks. They will have higher resale value later when it's still in perfect condition no matter what you load onto it. Thank me later.
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Height 85 inches, my garage ceiling is 83 inches Loudly Crying Face ty op nonetheless
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Any recommendations for a decent barbell and plates 5/10/25/45?
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Sold out already.

My friend has this and it gets the job done. Worth the money.
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2big2fail wrote: Any recommendations for a decent barbell and plates 5/10/25/45?
i too am looking for this... extremely difficult to find right now..

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