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Overall a good chin-up bar for home use
on 5 August 2015
I didn't find it overly hard to assemble from the provided instructions, pretty straight forward. Just two different kind of screws, two with a flat head for the padded part that goes against the top of door frame and the rest for assembling the different parts of the bar. Just make sure to put the wide grip handles in the correct position before tightening the screws, that is angling slightly downwards, it's possible to assemble them "upwards down" angling slightly upwards if you don't pay attention.
Like others have mentioned the quality of the screws is not the best, or rather the fit of the assemble tool in the heads isn't perfect, so if you tighten them too hard the tool starts to slip in the furrow in the head of the screw. That said everything fit together fine and tight enough, though it would have been nice to tighten the screws half an extra turn too make sure. Minus 1 star because of that.
It fits just fine in my doorway which is 81 cm, ca 32 inches, wide and 12 cm, ca 4,5 inches deep. The chin up bar with padding closest to the door is 105 cm, ca 41 inches, wide and the padded part that is supposed to shield the door frame is 12 cm, ca 4,5 inches, at each end. I reinforced the upper frame with a couple of extra nails. You also get a couple of mounting brackets if you want some extra security or have a weak door frame. I didn't use them because you have to attach them to the wall above the door and the door frame is strong enough without them.
The bar is fully and easily detachable from the door frame after and between use. I use it for P90X3, I'm a male who weights about 80 kg or 180 lbs and it's solid enough for me. I also use the chin-up max pull up assist band from beachbody with this product.
Seems durable and solid
Fits standard doorways 81 cm wide and 12 cm deep
Sits pretty high up on the frame, so you utilize as much of the hight as possible
I got it at 30 GBP which I consider a great price, even at 65 GBP you could do a lot worse, so not overpriced imo.
The heads of the screws are either too soft or the tool is slightly too small, because the tools starts to slip in the furrow of the screw when you try to tighten it a bit harder
One of the parts had som rust in it, which had stained the plastic, nothing on the outside though.