Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage with Linear Bearings Review – An All In One Workout Station ?
We are always looking for the next home gym equipment that solves all our problems by being an all in one workout station. The Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage is a very interesting gym equipment. It combines Smith machine, with precision, linear bearings, an Olympic free-weight rack and a cable routed pulley system to create a very distinct and unique home gym equipment.
It’s definitely versatile as you can do over 100 different exercises without much of an inconvenience. It was designed with an heavy-duty tubular steel form that provides durability and reliability for years to come. Also, it comes with extra accessories for your convenience like with an multi-function weight bench with total leg developer and bicep preacher curl; a cable routed pectoral fly station for targeting chest muscles, safety Olympic bar catches, adjustable Smith bar catches, a 600-lb. total weight capacity.
Specifications & Features
- Shipping weight of 237 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 84 x 20 x 8 inches
- Large 3¾ inch nylon pulleys with sealed ball bearings.
- High pulley cable crossovers
- lat bar, triceps rope, shiver bar, ankle strap, chrome row handle and two single handles.
- Cage uprights feature chromed diamond striker plates, commercial grade bar and safety catch, and high quality one inch chrome guide rods.
There is a warranty of years for the frame but it will have to be dealt with the actual company not third parties like certain affiliates that sell it for a discount of some sort. So yeah, this will have to be dealt with the original owner.
Shipping & Assembly
You can find some shippers that will deliver free of charge but for the most part it shouldn’t be a big deal. As far as the assembly of the Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage is concern be ready to do it on your day off because it will probably take you from 6 to 8 hours. It wasn’t overly complicated but it’s just something that will take multiple hours to get accomplished.
- The design of the Diamond elite smith is top of the line with great durability.
- You can accomplish just about every exercise that you would in a gym.
- I personally enjoyed how smooth bench pressing and squats are to do here.
- You really have the necessary accessories to try a wide variety of exercises across different muscle groups.
I really like how well diversified this smith machine actually is as it works for people with a wide variety of needs across the board. A smith machine might just be about the best option if you don’t have access to a gym.
- If you are over 6 feet you might not get the complete range of motion on certain exercises . (this is mainly when using the pulleys)
- The weights aren’t included. (This is a con for just about every home gym)
I do understand that having your own home gym is an investment but once you get passed the initial cost it’s clear how beneficial it could be. I would like that it brought about a plate for each kind of weight at the minimum. This has always been my problem with home gyms in general.
There has been some customer complaints that are a bit concerning to be frank but it seems like not everyone is dealing with the same issues.
- After about 6 months of use there has been reports of the bearings in the pulleys being worn off completely. This is alarming as this should not be happening but maybe this is just a rare occasion.
- There have been customers stating that the assembly is very difficult. It has taken some people longer than normal to get it up and operating.
- Some people even experienced damaged parts upon opening their respected boxes. This should be taken up directly with Marcy.
I believe that the Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage is a solid home gym that allows you to workout from your own home. Just like any other home gym, there are certain restrictions that I talked about within this review but the pros seem to weigh out the cons. The price isn’t overly expensive,in fact, it seems like it’s reasonable enough for most people looking into their own home gym. If you are interested in this home gym I suggest you give amazon a look as they provide free delivery.
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