Overall: Satisfied, would recommend
Product: 4 of 5
Shipping: 2nd box damaged before delivery. Mikolo informed me after I contacted them when only 1 of 2 boxes arrived. 2nd box received four days later. Both boxes were in fair condition with a few holes - though no damage to equipment.
Unboxing/Assembly: Like others describe (and written in the instructions) take your time - plan for half a day and you'll be successful. Unfortunately, the packaging for the washers, bolts and nuts were damaged causing the contents to have spilled out during shipping. Make sure you have a socket set or box wrenches on hand - provided tools will cause you frustration. Instructions are adequate - however should include why Vaseline is recommended - likely for the cable pulley system - though there is no further information on the website. Total time to assemble was two hours with two helpers. It would also be very useful to give instructions to desired foot-lbs for tightening or some sort of usable measure - especially when it comes to securing the pulleys. My daughter had over-tightened one that caused some excess noise - once we found it and loosened it - all was good.
Usage: We have four people (48, 19, 15, and 14 year old) using this rack. Here are the following observations:
1. The safety bars cause the powder coating/finish to come off the 2x2 cage when you take them out or replace them - not used often but appears to be lacking in design
2. Weight holders: We're using regular size bumper plates. When using the cage as a bench press the weights on the bar will hit any weights that are racked not he holders. This is regardless of using the front, or rear support at any reasonable height. Unknown if there is still an interference problem with small cast iron weights
3. Wouldn't recommend attempting squats inside the cage for adults. My son an I move the bar outside to perform squats is the area inside is too narrow and will occasionally bump off the front or rear support. My younger daughter and son have no problems while inside the supports.
4. Cable assembly is solid. Easy to assemble and very smooth wether using one or both sides. We use the cables for about 70% of the time that we're on the rack.
5. Storage hooks are adequate - though there is no real easy way to store the pull-down bar that doesn't cause it to be in the way trying to grab another accessory.
6. Stability - I'm very satisfied with the stability of the rack. We had someone on dips and a cable row going on at the same time and the rack was solid - no shimmy, wobbles, noise etc... - just solid.
7. Dip attachments - slightly awkward for all of us - not terrible but the inner grips seemed to narrow for adults
8. Note: We have not used the landmine attachment.
Summary - I wouldn't hesitate to by this rack - with a few work arounds and changes to our routines it is exactly what we needed for our workouts.
I want to take a second to appreciate the service I received from this company. Initially it started out with them sending me the wrong item and quite honestly thought they wouldn’t care to fix it. I was wrong I contacted them and they got back to me with a brand new one. They took the time to fix the mistake let me keep the original one and even sent me an apology gift. I am really appreciative of their service and how they handled it. I would truly recommend their product it’s great for the price and can’t beat it. Thank you Mikolo.
During the pandemic, my weight spiraled out of control. I was desperately looking for something to have at home once I saw how bad my weight had gotten. I didn't want to go to the gym as I had a bad experience with contracting a skin infection from one of the machines, which took months to recover from.
So, I wanted something for my home that I could walk out to whenever I wanted and help me curb this weight gain. I looked at quite a few machines initially, I thought about a smith machine as squats are something I feel does so much for one's health and stability, however they were outside of my price range. I was hesitant to squat without assistance at first, but I felt confident in the safety of the K6 with the safety bars that help prevent potential injury.
I pulled the trigger and bought the machine, and after a few days it came in. I was able to put it together myself, though it was a huge pain in the butt to do. I strongly recommend having someone assist you with putting it together if possible.
Once together however, I was happy with the stability and quality of the machine, though there was a different name on the plates for the machine. It wasn't Mikolo, it was some other brand. I'm not sure what that is about exactly, but it's the same machine that I ordered, so it's not a big deal.
I've done multiple exercises on the machine, such as bench press, squats, flies, lat pulldowns, curling, rowing and a few others and found that the machine does everything I need it to do in order to get back in shape. I tried the pull-up bars, but I uh, need some more strength training to achieve those properly. They're sturdy though, I'll say that.
I had to adjust the cables a few times as they had gone slack after about a month in, but it wasn't difficult to do and took only a few minutes for each side.
If you're looking for a machine that has multiple workout options and you really hate having to go to the gym for a proper workout, consider the K6 as an option!
I am a former accomplished wrestler and powerlifter. I was looking for a Power Rack so I could start building strength back into my legs and chest. I am pleasantly surprised with the Mikolo K6 Power Rack. So let me begin my review.
First - Expect a couple of separate deliveries for this system. If you purchase extras like plates and bars, you could have up to 5 separate deliveries (they're heavy packages). I did not know this. I can tell you, Customer Service (online) was Outstanding in explaining and helping me track my shipments. Excellent Customer Service.
The packaging and actual pieces are impressive. You can tell this equipment is laser cut. And they package it beautifully. They take care in wrapping and shipping. Also, the pieces are immaculate. The directions and diagrams are well done (easy to follow) I used exactly every nut, washer, and bolt. The nice thing is they give you a few extra in case you lose a few. TIP: When you unwrap everything, do not take the plastic wrapping off until you're ready to attach. The plastic wrap has the part numbers on it. Also, I highly suggest a ratchet set (metric) to build this system (you don't need a rubber mallet). You will need a fair amount of time to build this, unless you've built one before.
Okay, so I was a little skeptical about it's stability. But, once everything was bolted into place, this power rack is Rock Solid. It doesn't shake or rattle when you rack the weights.
I'm not a big fan of the cable systems I've tried in the past. this system is really smooth - no WD40 needed. I did keep my adjustable wrench and ratchet available to make minor tweaks to the pulley wheels after my first lift.
There are 2 very minor adjustments I would make to the Mikolo K6 Power Rack: 1) I would drill a hole at the end of the Safety Bar (C3) to accommodate a Ring Pin (C9). This would make sure that the safety bars don't pop out in the middle of the lift. I was adjusting the Olympic bar during bent over rows and noticed the safety bars were sliding (It's truly because everything fits so well). The second adjustment is to include larger size clips (D3) for the cable attachments (Attach the bolt through the very bottom of the clip). The small ones don't allow for free movement of the attachments (e.g. Triceps Rope).
In conclusion - This is an incredible system and well worth the money. Customer Support is fantastic and I fully expect to make future purchases. Totally satisfied!
My wife and I love working out, but with us both working and gyms becoming more crowded we decided to pull the trigger on some at home gym machines. Converting our garage into a mini gym for the two of us. This k6 power rack machine has everything u need. We ofcourse got a few more machines on the way to further our workout experience. With that said, it’s a great home gym rack with all the necessary pulley systems to work out your whole body.