September 19, 2014
No disappointments with design or build. Probably the best out there in this price range. It's a shame that they are packaged so poorly and come to you with many minor blemishes. I knew about this from previous reviews but my priority was the design and build. I believe I made the right decision. Awsome bench! Assembly is somewhat involved but indicative of the solid build. Just take your time and have fun with it. My package was missing one bushing which will stop assembly early in it's tracks. Called CS and they shipped one out fairly quickly, but I did not want to wait. I went to hardware store and found a substiute (needed modification) and got started. Have used the bench for a few weeks and it works great. At the end of the day, I am very pleased with this purchase.
Pros:Well thought out design.
Robust frame and brackets with good welds and heavy hardware.
Good quality seat and backrest.
Easy, quick, and secure adjustments.
Cons:Primative packaging with such heavy parts results in several "cosmetic" blemishes and possible missing parts.
Reason for lost star.