Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0
- Manufacturer: Rogue Fitness
- Rack Type: 4-Post Power Rack
- Tube Size: 3×3 11-Gauge Steel
- Hole Size: 5/8″
- Hole Spacing: Westside (1″ ) through bench zone. 2″ above and below.
- Height: 90 3/8″
- Footprint: 34″ or 40″ Deep/53″ Wide (30″ or 36″/49″ on uprights)
- Interior Depth/Width: 24″ or 30″/43″
- Weight: Varies
- Numbered Uprights: Optional
- Color: Multiple
- Made In: USA
Read below to get a detailed look at the Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0 including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0
The Rogue RML-390C Power Rack 3.0 is Rogue’s smallest full-size Monster Lite rack. This 4-post rack is constructed with 3×3 11-gauge steel with 5/8″ holes and Westside spacing. It’s compatible with Rogue’s Monster Lite attachments as well as some attachments from other companies.
The benefit of the RML-390C version compared to the RML-390BT version is that this one offers multiple color options, Slinger compatibility, and optional laser-cut holes. It’s built similar to the RML-490C with the main difference being that this one has an interior depth of 24″ or 30″ vs. 43″.
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Features & Highlights
- Steel Size – The RML-390C rack from Rogue is a part of their Monster Lite lineup. It’s constructed with 3×3 11-gauge steel and it’s assembled with a bolt-together design. 3×3 steel is 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 will need to be bolted into the ground or onto a platform unless you mount front foot stabilizers.
- 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 all of Rogue’s Monster Lite Attachments/Accessories as well as some from other companies (read more in the compatibility section below).
- Hole Spacing – The RML-390C 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. Another consideration is that the Monster Lite series does not offer as many side holes as the front/back of the uprights. This will limit you compared to the Monster series which offers a 1:1 hole ratio.
- Exterior Rack Dimensions – This rack is the smallest full-size rack in the Monster Lite family with a total length of 34″ or 40″ and a total width of 53″ (includes footplates). In terms of the uprights themselves, the dimensions are 30″ or 36″ 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 uprights stand 90″ tall, but with the footplates, the total height is slightly higher at 90 3/8.”
- Interior Rack Dimensions – The 390C can be purchased with an interior depth of 24″ or 30″. Both are enough room to lift in, but I would recommend the 30″ for most users. 24″ depth can feel too cramped for many lifters. The interior width of the rack is 43″.
- Safety Options – This rack includes pin & pipe safeties as standard, which are common for this style of rack. This safety system is a bit cumbersome to set up and it has a powder-coated exterior, which isn’t great for barbell protection. Rogue does not offer full interior safeties with UHMW lining for their Monster Lite racks, but they do offer safety straps. Safety straps work extremely well and they’re much more protective of your bar. They also offer safety spotter arms with UHMW for the front of your rack, which I also really like since some people (like myself) enjoy lifting outside of their racks.
- Optional Hole Numbers – For an upcharge of $100, you can elect to have laser-cut numbers added to your uprights. Through the Westside zone, you will have even-numbered cutouts, and above, you will have all holes numbered. Numbers aren’t a necessary feature for some users, but they are convenient, especially in the Westside zone. I personally recommend numbers.
- Multiple Color Options – A great benefit of the RML-390C is that it comes in a variety of colors. There are currently 11 color choices to choose from including Rogue Red, Bright Blue, Bright Green, etc… The rack also comes with black zinc hardware, which looks great.
- Made in America – The RML-390C 3.0 is made in Ohio.
What’s Included in the Box
The Rogue RML-390C Power Rack includes several pieces as standard:
- (2) Monster Lite J-Cups with UHMW Lining
- (2) Pin & Pip Safeties
- (4) Band Pegs
- (1) 43″ Fat/Single Skinny Pull-Up Bar
- (4) 24″ or 30″ Crossmembers with Side Holes and Top/Bottom holes for Slinger Compatibility
- (4) 90″ Uprights with Side Holes
Optionally, you can add a concrete anchor kit (bolting highly recommended unless you use the half-rack front foot supports), strap safeties, or safety spotter arms directly on the product page.
The RML-390C Power Rack 3.0 is constructed with 3×3 steel and 5/8″ hardware, which is compatible with Rogue’s Monster Lite Attachments.
Here you can add additional accessories to your rack or you can upgrade the ones that come standard with the RML-390C. In general, the Monster and Monster Lite accessories are much more comprehensive than the Infinity/R-Series line.
Some attachments that I think are worthy of considering include the Rogue Matador, the Rogue Landmine, the Adjustable Monolift, the Sandwich J-Cups, the X-43M Multi Grip Crossmember, 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, the X-43 provides additional pull-up variety, and the safety straps are a big improvement over the pin & pipes.
As for attachment compatibility outside of Rogue Fitness, notable places to look are REP Fitness and Titan Fitness. Each of these companies offers attachments that will fit 3×3 and 5/8″ hardware (REP PR-4000 and Titan X-3). 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 RML-390C Power Rack 3.0 receives great feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.8/5, here are some of the things people have said at roguefitness.com.
- “I’d been going back and forth in which rack to get for months, but the numbered holes on the 3.0 sealed the deal. Right now we have the 30” depth configured with just the fat skinny bar, and it’s a bit wobbly side to side. I’ll probably add a cross-member for the back at some point and move the pull-up bar to the front. The 30” depth is ideal as far as I’m concerned. I was worried it wouldn’t be enough, but I didn’t want the full 43” from the 4-series racks (seems like washer floor space to me). 30” turns out to be perfect. We got the rack in satin clear. I wish Rogue still offered the textured black they used to, but the clear is cool.”
- “Absolutely couldn’t be happier with my choice. Almost cheaped out with an overseas brand and soooo glad I didn’t do that. Everything is finished and refined, once you have it in hand you realize what your paying for and its worth it. Excellent thick powder coat, beautiful black hardware, precision numbering and west side spacing. The blue is exactly what I was hoping for not too dark not too light. Awesome product.”
- “Very sturdy, great color. For added stability, since I wasn’t planning to bolt the rack to the concrete I elected to add the Rogue Half Rack Foot Pair which really improved the overall stability of the rack. Highly recommend.”
- “I bought this two months ago and while it was just delivered, Rogue did their best to get this delivered as soon as they were able. Beautiful Rogue Red color. Packaged well. Only very minor cosmetic blemishes. Such a professional rack which should still be in use a hundred years from now. I built a 2 1/4″ platform and bolted it with lag bolts to the platform…..rock solid and no movement at all. I set the rack up myself and it’s a workout in itself. Best if you have an extra set of hands but I managed it and it is perfect. For platform, I spent a little more as I bought 5 sheets of 4′ x 8′ formaldehyde-free 3/4″ plywood.”
- “After a few shims and getting the rack level, I bolted it to the concrete floor. This equipment is forever! There is not a human being on this planet that could ever need more. There is nothing better than Rogue equipment. I couldn’t be happier!”
- “This rack is beautiful. I got the Rouge Red with 30″ Dept. I have no complain about this rack. This is better than any rack I have used in a commercial gym.”
- “The powder coat has been a little easier to scratch than I anticipated, had I known that, I would have just went with the clear coated steel. An example is I mounted the pull up bar, discovered I had to move it, when I moved it, there was a ring of paint gone from the washer. I felt like I was being pretty careful not to over tighten as well. I was so close to ordering clear coated steel, too bad I didn’t.”
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