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Go Fit Chin Up Bar ( GF-CUB )
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- Perfect for chin-ups as well as a foot anchor for sit-ups and crunches
- Chrome plated bar with padded grips
- Adjusts to fit most standard width door frames from 28-Inch to 36-Inch
- Includes: One Chin Up Bar and Mounting Hardware
- 300-Pound weight capacity
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Thats when I realized that the doorframe would be stronger...
I repeat...DONT BE STUPID LIKE ME! USE IT IN THE DOORFRAME!
otherwise, i like it.
The bar expands to fit a range of doorway widths, includes re-positionable pads, and two sets of mounting brackets for two different bar heights. In that respect, it is great...and far safer than spring-loaded bars that rely on tension to hold them in place. In my opinion, those types of bars should be avoided at all costs for safety reasons. They will eventually release from the door frame...and probably at a bad time.
This bar's brackets are fairly heavy duty and screw to the inside of the door jamb with 5 screws (each). The bar then drops in from the top. The mounting brackets also have locking tabs, which are intended to stop the bar from being pushed out of the brackets with upward pressure when the tabs are in place. In my experience, they do not work that well...and that is why I have taken off one star.
With regards to installation, mounting the brackets on my door frame was a bit of a pain.
The door jambs in my home are fairly standard in that they have a vertical 1 1/4" wide strip of wood approximately 3/8" thick that is center-mounted in the jamb...and that runs from the floor to the top of the jamb. This configuration really doesn't provide a decent location to mount the brackets, especially if you would also like to be able to still close the door when the bar is not in use.
I ended up creating shims of the same thickness as the trim piece to place under the mounting brackets to mount the brackets securely while still being able to leave the trim piece in place and close the door.Read more ›
******* DO NOT USE THIS ITEM WITHOUT THE BRACKETS ******, no matter how strong you think it is.
I am approximately 165lbs teenager and was using the bar sporadically throughout the day just for fun. Again, I hung this WITHOUT the brackets, which I learned to regret.
One time when I was pulling myself up, the bar fell broke off and fell, leading me to land party on my back and neck.
I immediately got back up like nothing happened, but the next day my back and neck are experiencing shrieking pain.
The use of brackets is not only recommended, but required. It takes only a few minutes!!
I don't think this is a problem with this bar, but with almost all pull up bars mounted this way. I would highly recommend that people over 5' tall look for a door-mounted bar that is pushed out and up from the door frame rather than one that mounts on the inside. Either that, or a full-standing pull up bar.
EDIT - 10/9/09 - After giving this bar another try with the P90X Extreme Home Fitness DVDs, I like it a lot more than I used to and wish I could bump up my rating to three stars. I found that if I mounted the bar very high up, about 1" from the top of the door frame, it works a lot better. You just have to get used to bending your knees. Additionally, it helps to mount it as close to the end of one side of the door frame as well (as opposed to directly in the middle). That way I do not have to concentrate on clearing my head from the top of the door. It is also nice that I can leave it in my door frame and it is pretty much out of the way and not as the bars you mount on the outside of doors.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gave this to my daughter to use and it works nicely. Comes off the wall mounts easily so it doesn't block the doorway. Read morePublished 2 days ago by robert brugger
Straightforward design. These pictures to follow should help answer all your questions.Published 7 days ago by Helwoe!
i should have read the other reviews more carefully: many complain about the mounting brackets being too large, and indeed, there is no way to mount this bar in a "normal"... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Joel Truher
I'm sure it's a great product but its not the best if you live in a rental property and don't want to mess up your door frames. Had to pay $10 to return it :(Published 13 days ago by Alicia D.
Got this for my 6yr old to strengthen her upper body for gymnastics...love that it came with two sets of mounting brackets so we can put the bar in two different places to keep... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Two stars removed for safety issue. The two swivel tabs on each end have too much movement and do not hold down the bar securely enough. Read morePublished 2 months ago by V. Nguyen
Poor design. The bar latch to keep the chin up bar from jumping out when you are using it makes removing the bar difficult once done with exercises.Published 2 months ago by Dr.Santana