Rogue RM-390F Flat Foot Monster Rack
- Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
- Rack Type: 4-Post Power Rack
- Tube Size: 3×3 11-Gauge Steel
- Hole Size: 1″
- Hole Spacing: 2″
- Height: 93″
- Footprint: 54″ Deep/50″ Wide (30″/49″ on uprights)
- Interior Depth/Width: 24″/43″
- Weight: 335lb
- Numbered Uprights: Yes
- Color: Black
- Made In: USA
Read below to get a detailed look at the Rogue RM-390F Flat Foot Monster Rack including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Rogue RM-390F Flat Foot Rack
The Rogue RM-390F is Rogue’s high-end flat foot rack. This is a low-profile rack with the added benefit of not having to bolt the rack to the ground. This 4-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.
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-390F is the beefier version of the RML-390F.
Read more below.
Features & Highlights
- Steel Size – The RM-390F rack from Rogue is a part of their Monster lineup. It’s constructed with 3×3 11-gauge steel and it’s assembled with a bolt-together design. 3×3 steel is becoming increasingly popular for its strength, attachment compatibility, and its overall aesthetic.
- 4-Post Design – As a 4-post rack, you’ll save some space compared to a 6-post rack. There are two other differences worth considering: plate storage and stability. On a 4-post rack, while you can store plates on the back upright, you may find that the plates can interfere with your setup when lifting inside the rack. In terms of stability, this rack does not need to be bolted to anything since it uses a flat-foot base. Depending on your situation, this may be a big advantage.
- 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-390F differs from the RML-390F 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 is a space-friendly rack measuring 54″ deep and 50″ wide. In terms of the uprights themselves, the dimensions are 30″ 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-390F sits 93″ tall and it weighs 335lb.
- Interior Rack Dimensions – The interior lifting area measures 24″ deep, which is enough room to lift in, but which also may feel cramped to some users.
- 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 the Monster safety straps. They’re easier to use and they protect your barbells much better than pin & pipes. Rogue does not recommend using their spotter arms on the outside of a flat foot rack.
- 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.
- No Color Options – Unlike some of the other racks in the Monster Lineup, the RM-390F only comes with a black powder coat.
- Made in America – This rack is made in Ohio.
What’s Included in the Box
The Rogue RM-390F Monster Rack includes several pieces 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 Safety Straps on the product page.
- (1) Skinny Pull-Up Bar
- (4) 90″ Uprights
- (2) 24″ Crossmembers with Side Holes
- (2) Flat Foot Bases
The RM-390F 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-390F (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 the Safety Straps.
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-390F Flat Foot Monster Rack 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.
- “This is an incredible product. I was looking for a rack that would give me safety and flexibility, as I lift alone 90% of the time. After using this product for a while now, I can honestly say that this will be a legacy product for me, as it will probably be around long after I’m in the ground. I was a bit apprehensive about the flat foot setup as opposed to a wallmount or traditional bolted power rack, but after going nuts on it for a bit, I have zero doubts about stability. This thing is very well built!”
- “I purchased the flatfoot about two years ago. It is the perfect centerpiece for the home gym. We built up and laid everything else around it. I would by it again and I have had no issues with the quality of the rogue rack and rogue accessories we have put on it. As a family of four, weekly it gets about 20 hours of use. Because of its frequency of use and obvious aesthetics, it was worth the money to us. I think gyms in the household are very personal. We built this with an attention to detail and rogue met with our standards.”
- “I bought this with the hopes that I wouldn’t have to drill into my garage floor. I just bought the house and I wasn’t sure long term if I’d like the stand where it is, so I wanted the flexibility to move it without having to keep drilling when I want to re organize. This rack gives that flexibility. I put this together myself in about 2 hours I think. Everything fit in perfectly (and if not perfectly, it did with a little rubber mallet love), and the only issue was getting the cross beams connected to each side alone. It feels rock solid and doesn’t have me worried about a thing.”
- “Can do pull-ups and T2B all day without it shaking or moving an inch. Would recommend to anyone who is not wanting to bolt their rack to the ground!“
- “Not the first rack I’ve owned, but it’s the highest quality one for sure. It’s really hard to overstate that, everyone that comes to my house wants it. I perform all my lifts outside of the rack so I can’t speak on the usability of its inner space for lifting. Instead I choose to use the uprights for plate storage channels and other accessories on band pegs. I’ve been able to put together a very functional and compact setup that is truly a constant source of motivation.”
- “Bought this recently since I wanted to have a home gym. I am not the greatest handyman and didn’t want to buy a rig that had to be bolted into the concrete ground or a wall to fold away. I didn’t want to run the risk of ruining my concrete floor or wall with my bodyweight and possibly getting injured. Looked on the website for a quality and not bolted rig and found this one. My expectations were exceeded. Easy to set up and only took me a total of 1 1/2 hours to completely set it up. Comes with two Rogue wrenches so you don’t have to use any other tools. As with any Rogue equipment, this rig is well built and can handle strenuous work loads. I have done numerous kipping pull-ups and muscle up and there is no concern or threat of this thing tipping over. It will stay grounded without any issues of having to bolt anything to a wall or concrete floor. Completely satisfied. Do not be scared of the price. It is completely worth it and safe. Highly recommend.”
- “The only downside is you can’t use Lever Arms, but you can do pretty much everything else.”
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