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Order the GHD on Jan 25th after doing a lot of research on who was offering the best quality, and price. Admittedly, I was set on NEVER buying from titan again after I had terrible customer service and missing parts when I bought the dead lift platform last year. HOWEVER, I read the reviews and looked at the pricing and decided to give titan another chance, and I'm glad that I did.
Although I never did receive any shipping information after ordering, the packaging was actually fully in tact and all the parts to the GHD where present and accounted for. Additionally, titan has taken measures to add in small pieces of wood to keep everything in place which if you've ever ordered one of their pieces, you know that this is crucial to keep the boxes in tack, mostly. There is some scratching on the powder coating on some of the pieces. But that is very minor complaint, not a deal breaker.
The assembly took about 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete, mostly due to the fact that the bolts used in assembly are so similar in size without any distinct markings of which size is what. Luckily, being a former mechanic I used my best judgment on which bolts went where.
With all that said I am glad I gave titan another chance and they did redeem themselves on the GHD. The GHD is very well built and very sturdy. This machine will get a lot of use in my gym and I believe it will stand to last.
My only complaints with the GHD is in the future to separate the bolts and/or mark them for future users to assemble faster and just overall safety of using the right bolts in the right spaces.
Ordered it on Monday, and it was delivered by Thursday- for free! I don't care what anyone else says about Titans customer service. I have only had a great experience with them on every single purchase, and they keep bringing me back! The assembly was easy, everything fit perfectly, all parts were there, and this thing is very sturdy. I'm 73"/235, and this thing doesn't budge. Packaging was better than I expected, with only one minor scuff mark in the powder coating. I can't think of anything negative to say about this piece of equipment, other than it's a space hog, but I knew that when I purchased it. No doubt this piece will last for a very long time.
This GHD is solid! Another great piece of equipment from Titan at a fair price.
The product has met all my expectations I purchased the Glute & Hamstring Developer to replace a unit purchase years ago. All the athletes I work with enjoy the upgrade the price was right the material is heavy duty. The Glute & Hamstring Developer has been everything I could of asked for and then some. Gives me everything I need for posterior chain and core development.
I ordered this machine after trying the dual hyperextension (trying to save money) when the ghd finally came in the packaging was all torn up and some powdercoating was chipped on the ghd in multiple areas I was not happy about it but I had just send back the hyperextension for the same reasons. So I just decided to keep it the machine is very well built for the price its very sturdy and a great price it does kind of suck that I have a brand new machine with paint missing but just isn't worth the headache trying to send back and wait on another.
In closing it is a well built product at a good price but I don't think you should have to sacrifice appearance just because you got something at a reasonable price it should still come to you looking like a new product Titan Fitness needs to work on their shipping procedures for sure.
I love this product so far. besides the paint, everything else function like it should. For the price, I would recommend this product.
I bought this because I didn't want to spend $800 + for Rogue's version and shipping. This thing gets the job done. It will only wobble a little bit (back legs will come off ground) if you start really going fast on GHDs. No issue when doing hip/back extensions. The only downside to this machine is that some of the metal parts came with the powder coat already scraped off because of shipping. The box was pretty beat up when it arrived. But that is purely cosmetic and for about a third of Rogue's price, I'll deal with it. Titan is making some great products. Combined with their 2 day free shipping, you really cannot beat it. Can't wait to get my hands on a yoke when they are back in stock.
Titan really took their time to put this together. Welds are really good. The tolerances for the pieces are excellent so it was really easy to put this together and no wiggle between pieces. It is as sturdy as the Rogue GHD at my old gym. I paid under $300 and feel like I ripped Titan off. Great product.
This is a rock solid GHD with all the functionality of the Rogue GH-2 for a fraction of the price. For the price including shipping, you won't find a more solid GHD that looks and functions as beefy as Titan's. It weighs only 5lbs less than the Rogue GH-1 (190lbs Titan vs. 195 Rogue) but gets to your door for less than half the money (Titan GHD is $349 shipped and includes wheels vs. Rogue GH-1 which is $545 GH-1+$35 wheels+$40 tax+$100 shipping=$720...). Insane. Plus Titan gives you points for your purchase which immediately translates to a discount on your next purchase.
Don't let the massive price difference fool you. This is a HEAVY piece of equipment. Thanks Titan for a magnificent deal on a quality piece of equipment.
So far this GHD has been a dream for the price! I weigh >200 lbs, and the thing is very solid. I was skeptical at first, but without a doubt this tool does the job well. I've used comparable GHD's from other companies at many different gyms and this fella is just as good as the $$$ models. Bottomline: it gets the job done well, and for a 1/3 of the cost. Note that it does have a fairly large footprint, so keep that in mind. My single complaint is that there are NO BAND PEGS that come with (nor fit) the holes specifically made for BANDS! This can be easily remedied by Titan however, and I expect that it will be soon if it's not already being worked on.
Sold my old york ghd for this one and I am impressed. I like the style of half moon pads and the adjustments for leg lengths. This is a very heavy, stable piece that's worth every penny at full price. Looking forward to seeing the progression of my squat and deadlift as I get stronger on this accessory exercise.
I got this GHR for my gym garage after a friend recommended it compared to the competitors unit which is nearly 3x the price after shipping. Comes in two boxes, quick
FREE shipping as always with Titan. Comes in a lot of pieces but the instructions are pretty helpful, just make sure you lay out all your bolts before you start. After assembly I tried it out and it works great, impressed with how stable it is. For the price you cannot beat this, I'm very happy with my purchase.
This machine is built tough as they come!! I found this when I was about to spend twice the amount of money from another company. This will come in two boxes and very easy to assemble. You don't have to spend extra money for the wheels like other companies require you. This machine will last you years and years!! If you are looking for a GHD, this is your machine!! Trust me!!
Great product, no missing components, arrived in just 4 days and I am able to use it without adding any weight on it (I'm a 200 lb)...
Just like other brands but much better value
I am more than impressed with this piece of equipment. I had read some reviews from November and December on a forum. I will address some of those comments in my review. I ordered my GHD late on a Tuesday afternoon and it arrived the following Monday morning (Arizona). The packing was excellent. Pieces of wood surrounded the inside walls of the box preventing any damage. Pieces of foam were tightly placed between metal pieces preventing any banging and each individual piece was inside a plastic sleeve. The nuts and bolts package broke open but none were missing. Each piece is very solid and heavy. It took about 2 hours to assemble by myself. All the holes were cut to precision and everything fit together perfectly. The paint on this is actually a powdercoat, unlike the flat finish on my older T3 rack. The overall look is sharp and professional. Once assembled it is very heavy and solid. I am a 275 lb powerlifter and it doesn't even budge when I use it. The adjustment mechanism is easy to use, although was a pain to screw in during installation. Ha ha. The foam padding is very stiff and the covering seems very durable. If this is a sign of things to come from Titan the competitors should be concerned. If you are thinking about a ghd get one now before they go on back order again!
I bought this GHD the morning it was first listed on the site for obvious reasons. It's very low price and features which resemble another very good GHD. Just for background, I am a veteran strongman competitor of ~16 years and have owned and abused it all as far as equipment goes. I ordered this GHD even though the stock status said "on backorder" and it still shipped the next day and arrived at my place in WA state around 4 business days later. Upon inspection, a lot of the steel had damage to the otherwise nice (and thick) powder coating. Not a deal killer, but worth noting. The parts were straight and the welds are typical of other Chinese made gear of this caliber i.e. solid/fat, but not the prettiest. I had it assembled at a leisurely pace in around an hour. Saw a lot of questions about the steel gauge; the tubing is 11ga, however the rest of the unit is much lower, down to ~4 for some parts. It is ~185lbs assembled and is mostly very solid feeling. I say mostly because the 2 front floor runners are only secured by 2 bolts each, not welded like the 2 on the back of the unit so if you're a larger guy like myself. They will slip and tilt up, repositioning themselves after you've gone forward with it a couple of times. This causes the unit to rock around after they've moved which is a bit disconcerting and I did eat concrete once when the whole unit rocked forward after the arms suddenly shifted upwards and the whole unit crashed over on me. I was lucky and escaped with only minor scrapes/bruises. I have rubber lifts under the front of the arms to prevent this from happening (for now), however a simple and necessary fix in the near future will be to weld them at the attachment point. Another problem with the arms is that they DO NOT come with band pegs even though they have holes in place for them. I'm still dumbfounded as to why and unfortunately customer service hasn't has no answers about that. If you have the T3 rack as well, you'll find that the hole diameter is a bit larger than the ones on the GHD (also dumbfounding) as well so no, you can't just use those T3 band pegs without first drilling out the holes on the GHD to the correct diameter. I was surprised how well the pop pins and adjustments line up and function but cautiously optimistic about their longevity. There are 10 adjustments that cover a range of ~2ft, so very tall or very short, it will work for you. The half moon pads are firm but I'm not sure how they'll hold up. They already seem to be distorting, after just a few uses. The pads are positioned high enough above ground level that a person over 6' can do reverse hypers with the unit as well. The roller pads don't "roll" per say, but they are comfortable and otherwise function acceptably. I was disappointed that they don't have endcaps to cover the hex end of the bolt which is just left sticking out the side after installation, so I have to take care not to mash my ankle bones on them when I'm locking my feet in. The diamond plate footrest behind the rollers arrived bent but is a heavy enough gauge for most people. Together, they provide mostly solid footing w/ some shimmy. Also, those little rear wheels which you'd normally use to move the unit around are both angled in in opposite directions because of the shape of the rear runners, so they're pretty much worthless for their intended purpose. I don't care for the handles either as they're hollow and a few inches shorter than they need to be, but they work. Also worth mentioning is that I am- by most standards- a large strength athlete at over 6ft tall and 300+lbs and I've yet to experience any issues with this unit supporting me other than the aforementioned tip/fall. It's pretty damn beefy and I haven't needed to weigh it down etc while using it. That's about everything. Overall, the best I could say about it is that it COULD be very good unit, esp for the price, but it has a couple of potentially deal-breaking issues and a few more annoying quirks that you should be aware of before buying. As it sits right now, I'd say that if you're an athlete in need of a versatile, inexpensive GHD, it's worth considering provided you're aware and ok w/ it's shortcomings.
I was so excited to get this piece of equipment for my home gym, the quality is pretty great! Very sturdy, but I am missing the wheels and all 3 knobs for it.. My husband and I love Titan products, just hoping we can get these missing pieces sent to us. All in all, great product.