What's the Difference Between the FT-5000 and FT-5000 2.0?

What's the Difference Between the FT-5000 and FT-5000 2.0?

The FT-5000 has earned a reputation for being our hardest-core functional trainer – a way to transform your home gym into a commercial-level swole shop. But as any lifter knows, the growth never stops. And that’s true for our Mother of All Functional Trainers, too.  

We recently gave the FT-5000 a major facelift to make it smaller, more versatile, easier to use, higher-end, and overall just more beautiful.   

Here is how the FT-5000 is different than the FT-5000 2.0

Lifter using a REP Fitness cable machine

The biggest difference you’ll notice is we added more adjustment points. Instead of 16, it now has 21 -- so you can be sure to have the perfect height for your exercises to feel natural and comfortable. The handles can go higher and lower than before, for a greater range of motion in your exercises.  

And it’s easy to line up the handles, with laser-etched height numbers on the inside of the uprights. The upgraded pulleys are also higher-quality: aluminum instead of plastic. Nice and tough to handle whatever you throw at them. 

Cable machine attachment

We also improved the trolley design. The new and improved trolley is lighter and has a smaller profile than the OG. We made it even easier to adjust along the uprights, too, because we know you want a good workout – but not when wrestling the height of your cables. We removed the rollers, reduced some of the material, repositioned the handle (so it's easier to use), and added self-lubricating liners that make the trolley move like buttah.  

We didn’t want to fancy up the trolley and pulleys without upgrading the cables, too. So, we added a new, welded ring at the end of the cables to make it fast and easy to add and remove a carabiner. And we extended the cable travel to 86 inches – more than 7 feet.  

Lifter exercising on a REP Fitness cable machine

The trolleys still have a magnetic-tipped pin to lock weight in place, but we added an extra pin to secure the trolley -- so, you know your weight and the trolley aren't going anywhere. Oh, and the new weight stacks offer a little more weight for you: 448 pounds total, which feels like 224 pounds, due to the 2-to-1 ratio.  

To top it all off, the FT-5000 2.0 comes with a handy, little exercise diagram with 12 different ways to use this bad boy.  

Yeah so, that’s a lot of changes! But this is our stand-alone, cable machine queen, so we gave her the full, royal treatment. We want the FT-5000 2.0 to be the best possible cable machine for your home gym, and now it truly is.