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Bottom line this is a great product. Solid feel, add on the heft pad and the spotter decks and you will be ready to bench big. They do basically force you to buy the hefty pad as the included one is pretty low-quality comparatively, but with the hefty pad you will not be disappointed one of the members of my gym is 6'6" and 300 pounds and always would have a hard time balancing on normal benches because of the width of his shoulder, but not with this bench he pr'd first workout 450x2. The only downfall is you have to be aware of things getting a little off when assembling the bench because if one thing is bolted wrong or a little off it throws the whole bench off.
Only drawback I had was, I ordered the hefty pad along with my initial order. The original thinner pad came in pierced right in the center but thankfully I had the hefty pad. Still it is a bit of a bummer that I can't use the thinner pad as a plan b since it is already pierced. Other issues I had was no hardware was included to mount the hefty pad, I had to go to several hardware stores and look for the proper bolts and nuts. Lastly the uprights did not come with the rubber inserts, however, an email to customer service quickly took care of that problem All that being said, I am happy with the overall build. Built very heavy duty and solid. The bench presents itself well and is very functional. The "R" 24 inch lite series safety straps fit the bench to the T and add functionality. Also with the optional plate storage added the bench press just looks stunning as a center piece. Pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone.
Overall happy and solid bench.
Assembly was easy, but it would be nice if it told you the bench height. Assembly in the lowest setting gives you a 16inch bench height- which was way to low. Top adjustment is 17.5 height which I would recommend. Al
Some of the parts were a little beat up from shipping,not a huge deal. Safety arms are a pain. Recommend the pins.
Solid bench... it appears that Titan has stepped it up. This thing is a Tank. Words of wisdom during assembly - it isn't difficult but the tolerances can be very very tight. I recommend putting all the pieces together by keeping the nuts and bolts loose to allow some slack. Once completely assembled, then tighten all of the nuts and bolts. Also - HIGHLY recommend the Hefty pad & Spotter deck options. Especially the hefty pad. To say the hefty pad is an upgrade is almost a disservice - it is from an entirely different planet compared to the stock bench.
WARNING - The drop down safeties are a pain in backside to get lined up. If its only one person using the bench the safeties wont be adjusted much - cool. But if you have multiple lifters using the bench, purchase the 24" Pin Pipe Safety and thank me later. Also - the band pegs for the Rogue Monster Lite racks are compatible on this bench.
Bench: Easy to put together, this thing is completely SOLID. Would have absolutely no fears of this bench being able to hold the rated weight. Seeing and feeling the guage of the steel will make you smile.
Opportunities: The Pad on the bench could be better. It's not bad but the foam just doesnt feel as firm as I would like. Flip Down Safeties: The rubber is held down in 3-4 places and looks loose other than that, would look more finished if adhesive was used between where the rivets hold it on.
Recommendation: Primary reason I was considering this Bench in the first place was to be able to add bands to my bench work. Would be good if you added a pair of Band Pegs. Not a big deal since i just used the ones from my T-3 rack.
Overall this bench is really great considering that it is less than half of what the R version costs at 725.00. If you are considering this bench, its worth pulling the trigger. Especially if you want to bench heavy and dont always have a spotter.
Shipping: came in 2 boxes. one was wrapped in plastic and looked great, other was torn in several places and falling apart. all the parts were inside though and turned out okay.
This is an awesome well made bench press rack! I read some questionable reviews however I can confirm they have improved it all. Arrived well packaged in 2 days. No damage or issues. The welds and paint job has been improved. Top quality and a great price. Very pleased with my purchase.