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The Beast is Unleashed: Manticore Quick Overview

The Beast is Unleashed: Manticore Quick Overview

When it comes to setting up a home gym or improving your workout space, selecting the right power rack can be critical.

A power rack is more than just a piece of fitness equipment; it's the center of your home gym! 😉

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the Bells of Steel Manticore and how it stands out from its older sibling, the Hydra.

Let’s get into it!

The Bells of Steel Manticore

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1. Size and Spacing: What Sets the Manticore Apart

The main difference between the Hydra and the Manticore is in their dimensions, with the size and spacing of the Manticore being the most significant - standing out from its sibling, the Hydra.

The Manticore rocks 1-inch holes all over, and there's this cool keyhole thing on the side. This design is handy because it fits both 1-inch and 5/8-inch attachments, making it super easy to switch from the Hydra. Many folks love the 1-inch option because it's simpler to set up J-cups and other attachments. Less fuss, more action!

2. Quality Construction: True 3x3" Steel and 1" Hardware

When it comes to construction, the Manticore doesn't compromise. Our Manticore power racks have uprights measuring 3″ x 3″ (76.2mm x 76.2mm), unlike other brands with 75mm x 75mm uprights. It’s built from thick, durable 11-gauge steel and has a 1,000 lb weight capacity.

Consistency is key, and the Manticore ensures durability with its robust build.

3. High-Touch Features: UHMW Lining and Premium Design

All the attachments from the Manticore line come with a UHMW lining. This acts as a protective barrier between the power rack and barbells or other workout accessories. This helps prevent scratches, dents, and other damage to both the equipment and the user's gear, ensuring a safer and more pleasant training environment.

Moreover, the Manticore also comes with 1-inch mag pins. Unlike traditional hitch pins or custom BoS pins, these mag pins offer a unique magnetic seal. This feature ensures a secure fit for your attachments and adds a visually appealing element. For added convenience, mini-mag pins are included for J-cups, providing extra stability during racking and unracking.

4. Future-Proof Attachments

The Manticore doesn't just stop at its design; it adapts to your preferences.

We have exciting plans for the Manticore, with the promise of new attachments in the pipeline. While some will be exclusive to the Manticore, the overarching goal is to release attachments simultaneously for the Manticore, Hydra, and the 60x60 mm racks. So, everyone gets a piece of the action! 😉

Check out our blog - Manticore vs. Hydra 101, if you want to know more about their key similarities and differences.


The Manticore has been a labor of love, with a design process spanning three years. It was designed before the Hydra, but the Hydra hit the scene first due to some production stuff.

Its intentional design, high modularity, and future-proof features make it a standout choice for anyone who's starting to build their home gym or looking to upgrade their power rack.

After three years of waiting, the Manticore is here, and we're sure you'll love it as much as we do. 😊