Rated 1 out of 5 by chasin a dream Didn't fit the "doorway requirement"
Didn't fit my 32' doorway requirement - yes it fit that but they neglected to mention that it has to be a certain height of doorframe - mine is 4 inches and barely makes it and has pulled the wood from the frame - not cool
May 19, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by The Truth too expensive & waste of money
too expensive and really a waste of money there ARE OTHER CHIN UP/PULL UP BARS EXACTLY THE SAME BUT WAY CHEAPER IN COST AND PROBABLY MORE DURABLE
May 18, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Connor Not worth it
There are so many down sides to this. I was excited to start using it, but was disappointed when I tried to install it. Takes a while to assemble, and does not fit in most doorways. Also, you have to drill screws into your doorway. Unless you are willing to destroy the framework of your house, stay away from this. Waste of money.
April 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by gspiker It works fine, but...
The really wide handles on mine started to bend on the third use. I'm about 190 lbs, so I assume it would happen faster for anyone who is heavier. So I can't really do the really wide pull-ups on it, but it works for everything else just fine.
April 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColoradoMan Did my research, used the product 1 Year+
I don't know what people expect for the money they are spending on these bars. But this bar took me through 3 rounds of P90X and it's graduating with me to P90X2 this week.
I do a ton of research before buying anything and this bar performs MUCH better then it's current 3 star rating.
It works great. I went from doing 2 (sort of) pullups before P90X, to doing 20+ by the end, either pullups or chinups.
I weigh 235 lbs. I have sub par apmt doors. I have no problem with them. I would suggest however placing some sort of pad, maybe slide a sock over the ends that butt up against the door frame because otherwise you will eventually wear a mark on both sides of the door frame where it rests for support.
March 9, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by rccopp The bar seems well constructed
The directions for assembly could be a little clearer. The biggest issue I had is that for the 13.75" between the hooks it hits directly behind the bar and the hook won't fit in. I had to extend it out further than recommended and hope that it holds.
February 23, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed Poor quality
I never got to the point of even trying to use it because the metal bolts strip in the plastic while tightening the screws. Very frustrating! I returned it and now I am on line looking for another pull up bar to purchase.
February 10, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by FXF3 Installation is very complicated, bad directions
When I first opened the box, the parts looked like they would be easy to put together. I was stupefied to find that the directions were a trifold pictogram. There was not a single word about how to install it. The guide does not emphasize that you MUST drill the door mounts into a Stud. Also, the door itself must open towards to workout area if you want to be able to see the TV while exercising. Overall, the bar is not worth the money.
February 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by leaflover Two years and counting
My two sons and I have used the P90X chin up bar for more than two years. It has been reliable and we have never had any issues. We continue to use it and at this point I can't see ever having to replace it. It fits into a regular door frame in the basement so no issues for us there.
I am not sure why it says it is used with Insanity on this site as we have all completed Insanity as well as P90X and it is NOT used with Insanity. Bottom line is that is has been functional and withstood constant use for a number of years!
December 27, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Getson Good but...
It's the same thing I've read from everyone else -- doesn't fit all doorways. It's a great product if you have the right door. I've had to add a piece of steel to allow it to hang at the right height in the doorways of two different homes now. With that mod, it works perfectly.
Beachbody should seriously consider adding an adjustable extension to the upper support bar to allow it to fit a larger range of doorways. I'd attach a picture for the review, but I'm at work right now.
The width of the whole bar is also subject to different doorways. It works best if the outside of the door has no trim, otherwise, it might not fit perfectly and could be uneven.
November 21, 2011