Has anyone heard of elite barbell ( http://www.elitebarbell.com/power_rack.htm )? because thier power rack is same exact one that eltie fts sells but its about $280 dollars cheaper with options inculded band attachment and chin up bar. ( http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=114&pid=681 ) . Its $1139 at elite fts and $863 at elite barbell after shipping. I really want this rack but don’t want to have pay more for something when I can get cheaper somewhwere else.
Looks like a good deal but possibly too good.
Perhaps I am wrong, but I did not see any physical address for this company. Being that they are in the Cleveland area (440 area code) I was interested in knowing where they were located so I could save on shipping and just pick some things up. This was a first red flag for me. Also, most of the product links on the website do not work (besides the rack and some bars). Second red flag. I then tried to “reverse look-up” their phone number to find their location and proximity to mine in Cleveland, however no luck there. Could just be a cell phone, but still should have a land line for a business.
I guess, buyer beware would be my best advice.
I went with Legend Fitness (www.legendfitness.com) for all of my equipment ( 3x3 rack, pulldown, incline utility, flat db bench) and couldn’t be happier. Got all of this equipment for less than an eltiefts 3x3 rack. Check them out, was well worth it to me.
Just my 2 cents.
The only problem I have with Legend is that the bottom pins is only 18 inches off the ground which does not allow you to rack dead lifts and also how is the band pegs and the spotter arms on Legend racks, should i get the beefy spotter arms?[/quote]
First off, make sure you are going directly through Legend for your pricing. I looked elswhere first to get a ballpark idea and then emailed the company directly. Was contacted by Kelly, the president of the company, and he gave me a killer deal.
I don’t have the band pegs or beefy arms. I figure if all the elite racks use simple bar and pipe for the safety arms, the beefy arms seem like overkill and a waste of money.
Regarding the bottom holes, this was hindsight on my part. I am sure if you told Kelly you wanted the holes to go lower it wouldn’t be a problem. The holes now I think are also closer than when I purchased.
Finally, get a price for all the equipment you want. You may be pleasantly suprised as to the price. I got a “package discount” for purchasing four items, would have got a glute-ham also but was getting tight on space. Don’t be afraid to haggle, I did in a much better economy than now and was rewarded. Also, shipping was a lot cheaper to get everything at once.