As a home gym owner with a keen eye for budget-friendly strength equipment, getting great value is one of the most important factors when deciding whether to pull the trigger on a potential purchase. However, when it comes to the uber-competitive adjustable bench market, it’s tough to contend against Rogue and REP Fitness — companies known for producing highly-rated options like the Adjustable Bench 3.0 and the AB-5200. Yet despite being better known for their power racks than their weight benches, Titan raised their standards and finally delivered a fully adjustable version that can more than hold its own against the giants of the industry.
In this Titan Series Adjustable Bench review, we’ll dive deep into what makes this newly released model arguably the best value in the industry. From its attractive price point to its sleek appearance to its wide range of adjustable positions, this well-designed Titan bench can handle all your heavy bench presses and other lifts without taking a huge bite out of your garage gym budget.
- The Titan Series Adjustable Bench costs $449.99, making it one of the best budget-friendly options if you’re looking for a high-quality adjustable bench that won’t break the bank.
- This newly released bench features nine back pad positions and three seat pad positions, giving you 27 custom configurations to perform a variety of free-weight exercises.
- Tipping the scales at 120 pounds, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench has a 1,000-pound weight capacity for the flat position and a 600-pound max for the incline position.
Titan Series Adjustable Bench Pros
- Made with 11-gauge steel, this heavy-duty adjustable bench is incredibly sturdy. Titan took the stability factor to the max by welding the entire frame together (other than the back foot), leaving essentially zero wriggle room and creating ultra-tight tolerances.
- Titan’s HeftyGrip Vinyl compares favorably to the material used on more expensive weight benches like the REP Fitness BlackWing. Thick and durable, it provides an extra grippy surface for you to perform your lifts so you don’t have to worry about sliding around or feeling unsafe.
- With a $450 price tag that includes free shipping, this Titan bench provides excellent bang for your buck. You can use those extra savings to invest in better bumper plates, an Olympic barbell for CrossFit-style workouts, or other strength equipment to round out your home gym.
Titan Series Adjustable Bench Cons
- Despite a solid overall design, this adjustable weight bench isn’t quite as comfortable as some of its competitors when used in a flat position due to the 1.5-inch gap between the seat pad and back pad. The hinge that moves both pads can dig into your back if you’re positioned lower on the bench.
- Unlike the BlackWing model from REP Fitness, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench does not accommodate attachments like a leg roller. This limits your ability to use the bench to perform accessory exercises such as sit-ups, crunches, and Nordic curls.
- Titan only offers a one-year warranty period for all products. On the other end of the spectrum, Rogue includes a limited lifetime warranty on all frames and a three-year warranty on sewn items.
Titan Series Adjustable Bench Rating
From price to padding to portability, our Breaking Muscle Team assesses weight benches using a propriety scoring system we developed from testing dozens of different benches to perform a variety of free-weight exercises. We look for critical factors that lead to a positive purchasing experience, including how well the bench is made, how easy it is to use, and how many adjustable positions you have at your disposal.
Here’s how the Titan Series Adjustable Bench fared across each category:
|Rating (out of 5)
|Price and Value
|Delivery and Assembly
|Footprint and Portability
|Performance and Ease of Use
Titan Series Adjustable Bench In-Depth Review
It’s never too late to change your reputation. While Titan hasn’t earned a ton of praise for their benches before, that will surely change once more lifters get a chance to try out their newest creation. Safe, sturdy, and supportive, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench seems more than capable of serving as the only bench in your home gym for years to come.
Not only does it give you the versatility to adjust the seat pad and back pad, but it’s also designed to store vertically — a neat feature that cuts down on the bench’s footprint. Most importantly, though, Titan’s latest release comes in at a price point that makes it the best value, even in a crowded market full of high-quality adjustable bench options.
Price and Value
It almost seems too good to be true for an adjustable bench built to International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) standards to be available for well under $500. Yet thanks to Titan, you can enjoy the benefits of having a flat, upright, and incline bench all in one for the tidy price of $449.99. Plus, you don’t have to leave any room in your budget for freight costs, as Titan offers free shipping on all orders.
Compared to other similar adjustable benches, the Titan Series comes at a more affordable price point. For example, although REP marked its popular AB-5200 model down to $449.99 as part of a Black Friday sale, it typically costs about $500. Meanwhile, the Rogue Adjustable Bench 3.0 normally costs $50 more than its current sale price of $545.
Considering you get two more back pad adjustment choices with the Titan Series for less money, it’s hard to put the AB-5200 above its competitor from a value standpoint. Plus, Titan offers two- and three-year protection plans for $54.99 and $64.99, respectively, along with flexible payment options.
Overall, Titan deserves a tip of the cap for pricing their top-end bench at a budget-friendly rate. We rated it 5 out of 5 stars for price and value.
The aptly named Titan Series certainly meets the mark from a quality standpoint. Despite being priced rather aggressively, Titan didn’t go the cheap route with the materials on what should become their signature bench.
Built with 11-gauge steel that’s known for holding up well over time, it epitomizes the word “sturdy.” Actually, our team found the Titan Series Adjustable Bench to outrank the Rogue AB 3.0 from that perspective, highlighting that the bench did not budge an inch during testing. That type of stability speaks volumes about Titan’s innovative engineering, as the decision to weld the base into one solid piece contributes to the bench’s sturdiness.
Titan also went the extra mile in other areas. A knurled handle in a powder-coated black finish on the front post plate feels rock-solid and makes maneuvering the bench much easier. Meanwhile, a plate with UHMD plastic on the top of the back pad allows you to store the bench upright securely.
Finally, the HeftyGrip vinyl that covers the durable padding made our team feel right at home. With ample support from the steel frame, thick padding, and extra-grippy vinyl, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench scored 5 out of 5 stars for construction quality.
Delivery and Assembly
Titan takes some of the financial burden off your shoulders by offering free shipping on all orders. Eager to try out the brand’s newest foray into the adjustable bench world, our team did not encounter any issues during the delivery process. Sent to our Springfield, MO, headquarters via UPS/FedEx in one box that was sturdy but still easily movable, it didn’t take long for our testers to have the Titan Series Adjustable Bench up and running.
In fact, the assembly process proved far easier (and quicker) than past experiences with other benches that require multiple tools and a ton of patience. Because the base is all in one piece, you only need to attach the pads and wheels on the back.
That smart design choice by Titan — which also likely reduced the manufacturing and shipping costs — helped this bench score 5 out of 5 stars for delivery and assembly.
At 17 inches tall, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench meets the IPF standard for height. A 40-inch-long back pad and a 12-inch long seat pad make it one of the longer benches in its category. With a total length of 56.5 inches, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench measures 4.5 inches longer than the REP AB-5200. However, it actually weighs five pounds less (120) than one of REP’s most popular models.
Unfortunately, one dimension-related flaw stood out for our testing team: the 1.5-inch pad gap. Having that space between the back and seat pads can cause discomfort, especially because the hinge that moves both pads sits fairly high and digs into your back. If you don’t want to deal with a seat gap at all, the REP BlackWing or the AB-5000 are excellent options that still give you plenty of adjustable positions.
All in all, this bench scored 4 out of 5 stars for dimensions, as the potential discomfort from the hinge inside the pad gap knocks the rating down a notch.
If sturdiness matters most in a bench, then comfortability doesn’t fall far behind. While budget-friendly benches on Amazon often come with cheaper, thinner padding, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench features the exact opposite.
Measuring 2.5 inches thick, both the seat pad and the back pad provided plenty of support for our testers as they performed rows and the flat bench press. Plus, lifters with broader frames won’t have to worry about pad width problems, as the back pad is a great size at 12 inches. As someone with a wide upper body, I can appreciate Titan’s decision to use a wide enough back pad that allows you to bench without having your shoulders roll off.
Part of that also has to do with the extra-grippy HeftyGrip Vinyl that envelops the thick padding. Our testers said it felt similar to the vinyl REP uses on their benches, which shows Titan is serious about contending with the big-time bench manufacturers. From a padding perspective, we gave the Titan Series Adjustable Bench 5 out of 5 stars.
Footprint and Portability
Based on its dimensions, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench has a footprint of 9.71 feet. As one of the longer adjustable benches on the market, it has a more sizable footprint than the REP AB-5200, which checks in at just 8.25 square feet. On the other hand, the REP BlackWing has a far larger footprint than the Titan Bench at 10.7 square feet.
Tipping the scales at 120 pounds, this well-built bench surprisingly wasn’t too difficult to maneuver. Our testing team took advantage of the knurled handle in the front and the oversized rear wheels in the back to move the bench around and store it upright using the rubber stopper on the back. Titan’s space-saving design allows you to reduce the overall footprint from 9.71 to just 2.92 square feet, making it a great fit if you have a smaller home gym.
Despite being a longer bench, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench should still fit well into your space, and having the ability to store it vertically can save you valuable room. Plus, Titan smartly used an enclosed ladder system to prevent the adjustment arm from sliding out of place when the bench is stored upright. We scored it 4 out of 5 stars for footprint and portability.
Performance and Ease of Use
Although our team has been left disappointed in the past by some Titan benches, this model made them reconsider their stance. They were already impressed by its rugged look before using it for a single lift. The Titan Series Adjustable Bench backed up its impressive appearance with a flawless performance.
Utilized for both single-arm dumbbell rows and dumbbell bench presses, our testers had no trouble using the ladder-style adjustment system to go from a flat position to an upright angle. The inclusion of red anodized knobs also made it simple to go from one position to the next. Our team also enjoyed being able to anchor their feet securely thanks to the inclusion of a single front post plate that’s fairly narrow. Meanwhile, the bench’s rubber feet keep it firmly anchored to the floor.
However, Titan did drop the ball a bit by using a metal joint between the back and seat pads that comes up a little too high. If you are too low on the bench, the hinge can cause discomfort in your back and create an unnecessary distraction that could affect your performance.
Overall, though, this straightforward, no-nonsense bench was easy to use and seems more than capable of being the only bench in your home gym. The Titan Series Adjustable Bench received 4.5 out of 5 stars for its impressive performance and ease of use.
Because it’s not an FID bench, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench does have some limitations. Still, it’s tough to complain about a sub-$500 bench that gives you nine back pad positions (0, 15, 30, 38, 45, 55, 60, 70, and 85 degrees) from which to choose. Plus, seat angles of 0, 15, and 30 degrees open the door to 27 configurations for your home workouts.
The ladder-style adjustment system on this bench will look familiar if you’ve ever used a Rogue bench. Nearly identical in design, it features a bolt wrapped in heavy-duty UHMW plastic that made a pleasing clicking sound when our testers changed the position of the bench. The laser-cut numbers on the seat and back pads also made it simple for our team to identify the angle they wanted to set the bench.
By comparison, the Rogue Adjustable Bench 3.0 provides slightly more flexibility with your angle options, as it has 10 back pad positions. Meanwhile, the REP Fitness AB-5200 only offers seven, along with the same three seat pad angles.
Overall, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench has enough options to get the job done and utilizes a user-friendly ladder system that feels secure. Although it would be great to have decline position options, we still gave this bench 4 out of 5 stars for incline levels.
Titan Fitness falls short of the competition with their warranty policy. The company only offers a one-year limited warranty with all of their products, including the Titan Series Adjustable Bench. According to Titan’s website, the warranty coverage only includes defects in material or workmanship and excludes accidents, damage, negligence, improper assembly and maintenance, abnormal operating conditions, and alterations.
On the other hand, REP Fitness includes a 10-year warranty on bench frames, plus a one-year warranty on sewn items. Rogue takes customer service even further with a limited lifetime warranty on frames that voids if a product has been damaged due to negligent or faulty use, alteration, maintenance, storage, or handling by the user. In addition, Rogue covers sewn items for up to three years.
Finally, Force USA backs up its benches with a lifetime warranty for frames, a 10-year warranty on moving parts, and one year of coverage for upholstery and attachments. This applies to equipment used exclusively in private indoor home settings, such as basements and garages.
Ultimately, Titan doesn’t come close to other bench manufacturers from a coverage perspective. Since you only get a one-year warranty protecting your $450 investment, we scored the Titan Series Adjustable Bench 2 out of 5 stars in this category.
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Titan Series Adjustable Bench Specs
Not only did Titan produce a bench that meets International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) standards, but they did so at an excellent price point. Built to handle all your lifts without busting your home gym budget, this adjustable bench looks, feels, and performs like one that should be more expensive. From its pad dimensions to its weight capacity, here are the full specs for the Titan Series Adjustable Bench.
The Titan Series Adjustable Bench measures 56.5 inches long, 24.75 inches wide, and 17 inches tall for a total footprint of 9.71 square feet. This 120-pound heavy-duty bench has a back pad that’s 40 inches long and 12 inches wide.
Meanwhile, the seat pad measures 12 inches long and 12 inches wide. There’s also a 1.5-inch gap between the back and seat pads.
Titan built its newest adjustable bench with high-quality materials, including 11-gauge steel for the frame — the same material used in REP’s AB-5200 and BlackWing models and the Rogue Adjustable Bench 3.0. This helps give the bench its sturdy feel and 1,000-pound weight capacity, with the powder-coated black finish providing a badass overall look.
For the padding, Titan used their HeftyGrip polyurethane vinyl, which our testers found to be extra grippy and comfortable. Red anodized knobs add a nice visual and tactile touch to the design. Plus, a knurled stainless steel handle makes transporting the bench a breeze.
Titan Fitness didn’t skimp on the padding, as both the back pad and seat pad measure 2.5 inches thick. This makes for a comfortable lifting experience, as you feel fully supported from end to end.
The Titan Series Adjustable Bench has a max weight capacity of 1,000 pounds in the flat position. This puts it right on par with the BlackWing and the AB-5200 models from REP Fitness. In addition, the Titan Series has an angled weight capacity of 600 pounds, which is just 100 pounds shy of how much the REP AB-4100 can support in a flat position.
Titan Series Adjustable Bench vs. Rogue Adjustable Bench 3.0
Ironically, the Rogue Adjustable Bench 3.0 seems to be one of the sources of inspiration behind the design of Titan’s newest adjustable bench. Built to nearly the same specifications using almost the same exact materials, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench compares favorably to one of Rogue’s most popular models.
Still, there are some important differences to note between the two models. First, the Titan Series costs significantly less, checking in at $450. On the other hand, the Rogue Adjustable Bench 3.0 requires a more substantial investment of $595. Plus, upgrading to a stainless steel frame increases the total cost to nearly $700.
Second, the Titan Series doesn’t offer the same flexibility when it comes to adjustments and finish options. While having 27 configurations should be enough for most home gym owners, Rogue’s model provides 30 thanks to 10 incline positions ranging from 0 to 85 degrees and three seat positions (0, 15, and 30 degrees). In addition, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench only comes in a powder-coated black finish, whereas the Rogue Adjustable Bench 3.0 is available in 10 colors: black, gun metal, blue, bright green, red, white, dark red, burnt orange, dark blue, and satin clear.
Finally, consider where your bench comes from. If you prefer USA-made fitness products, Rogue is the way to go. If you’re comfortable investing in a bench that’s made overseas, there’s certainly nothing wrong with opting for the more affordable Titan Series Adjustable Bench.
Titan Series Adjustable Bench Customer Reviews
Because it’s a new release, there are currently no reviews available for the Titan Series Adjustable Bench. However, given its impressive spec list, high-quality build materials, and ability to be used in 27 configurable positions, we expect it to earn high marks from customers who get a chance to explore all of its capabilities.
Final Verdict: Is the Titan Series Adjustable Bench Worth It?
Even though Titan benches typically fall short of expectations, that’s simply not the case with their newest model. The design team deserves major props for putting together a true FID weight bench that provides 27 possible configurations in a well-priced package. Built from high-quality materials that should prove durable over time, this bench packs a serious punch, especially considering how cheap it is compared to similar offerings from REP and Rogue.
While the seat gap issue shouldn’t be overlooked, it’s difficult to find any other obvious flaws with what should become the company’s flagship bench. If you’re looking to preserve some of your home gym budget, the Titan Series Adjustable Bench is an ideal solution that will allow you to still have the financial flexibility to purchase other fitness products and strength equipment accessories.
Not all adjustable weight benches are made the same. Some, like the Titan Series Adjustable Bench, only allow you to go from a flat position to different incline positions.
However, a true FID (flat, incline decline) bench gives you the most flexibility, as you’re able to perform exercises from just about any angle. An example of a high-quality FID bench would be the REP Fitness BlackWing, which has 72 possible adjustment combinations and the company’s patented zero-gap seat technology.
An adjustable bench is a worthwhile investment if you perform a variety of dumbbell and barbell-based exercises. Having the ability to quickly go from doing a flat bench press to incline chest flyes can save you valuable time for the rest of your workout.
Plus, having a bench that allows you to train muscles at specific angles can help you make better progress with your strength- and muscle-building goals.