Welcome to the SoloStrength® Assembly-Tips page!

Here you can reference some common installation questions and quick tips to help ensure the assembly of your SoloStrength® ULTIMATE system goes smoothly so you can get up and running as quickly as possible!


The first tip, is to read the instructions and view video before beginning – doing so will save you time.  


NEW!  STEP BY STEP ASSEMBLY VIDEOS (below for quick referenceall videos here). Please watch through first before starting assembly  ✅


By selecting your model below, you will find some important tips to ensure you don’t miss anything and avoid common mistakes.  


Typical Installation Time:

Doorway/Corner System:   20-30 Minutes

Wall Mounted System:       30-45 Minutes

Freestanding System:        60-90 Minutes


*Be assured that your SoloStrength® system, once properly installed, will run very smoothly and clean. Due to anomalies in building doors and walls, there can require some fine-tuning the adjustments to achieve this but the process is shortcut below.  We guarantee your system will work 100% for you and support you to resolve any challenges you may have.


If you get stuck, please feel free to reach out to our customer service. We are here to help.


ASSEMBLY TIPS: ULTIMATE FREESTANDING

It will help a great deal to quickly browse through the instructions (and watch videos below) before starting. 

To avoid common oversights in assembly please note the following UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS:

>> UPDATED BASE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEW – PRINT HERE

       >>* Special instruction for step 3 for base assembly   --  PRINT HERE


>> UPDATED MAIN87/83 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEW – PRINT HERE


>> VIDEO WITH STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS - "ASSEMBLY VIDEOS" TAB BELOW

  • Build the Main upright first and set aside (you will have extra hardware left over that is only required for doorway install), then build the base, and finally lift the main upright to onto the base to secure.
  • There will be extra parts from the Main system construction (the Main system comes with doorway mount hardware included).
  • Be sure to note the special instruction for step 3 (link here), for preparing the base level with the support feet adjustments.
  • IF INSTALLING BY YOURSELF: It can improve the ease of mounting the upright if you set the support bar about 3/4 way to top header to hold onto and lift the top section over the base connection sleeves more easily.
  • Applying the LUBE: prior to installing the bar assembly into the extrusions, apply only a small amount of lubrication (included) around the outside edges of the long black sliders. Only a small amount is needed and helps to eliminate any resistance of bar movement or stick from not lifting the bar level through the channels.
  • Once all screws are in place, check sliding of the Support Bar from top to bottom. It should run smoothly, without catching, (be mindful to guide the bar in a level approach – this can take a few times to practice), however, it is recommended to apply only a very small amount of the lubrication provided (using your finger works best), to the sides of the inner channel the black slider edges contact. Once you run the bar up and down the system a dozen times to work in the lubrication, you can determine if more is needed. 
  • Once the screws are all secured on the system it should run very easily and smoothly up and down the height of the frame. If there is any resistance apply more lubrication to those areas and work them in. It may require slightly loosening the screws to ensure they are properly balanced and aligned before tightening again. 
You should be ready to go! Reference the SpeedFit Training Guide provided and the online training reference and videos HERE.

ASSEMBLY TIPS: ULTIMATE WALL-MOUNT, DOORWAY & CORNER

Congratulations on your purchase of the SoloStrength Ultimate Doorway/Wall-Mounted System! The products come with detailed assembly instructions and manual provided, and you can access online versions here. There are however some important tips below, to assist in the most trouble free, perfect installation.


>> VIDEO WITH STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS - "ASSEMBLY VIDEOS" TAB BELOW - Please view before starting 


SPECIAL NOTES FOR DOORWAY AND CORNER:  

  • When installing the Support Bar mechanism into the top half of the assembly (Step 2), you only need to apply a very small amount of the lubrication (provided), the outer side edges of the black sliders, prior to inserting them into the channel. Once the system is installed you can add more lubrication until the bar runs perfectly smoothly up and down the height of the frame.
  • All assembly screws for the main frame system itself can be tightened down before raising assembly, with the exception of Step 5, the screw and bolt that connects items 7 and 8 should be kept loose for the doorway adjustments needed in following steps. 
  • The 6 contact points allow for the system to be centered, and adjust to different angles of the door frame, and the following are important steps to follow carefully to ensure a tight, centered and balanced installation: 

  1. Raise the system to sit in front of the doorway, as centered as possible (depending on your door width, some shifting off of center may be required to adjust for tighter corner walls or other space limitations.
  2. Then find the tightest distance to the door frame to fit your system, being sure the screws and hardware for securing it are clear of the doorframe and floor moldings as desired. 
  3. Adjust the contact brackets part #13 (or #14 if require shorter ones for one side) to the door frame, and start to fit them tighter the frame. Follow the next steps carefully and test well before securing the brackets to the door frame
  4. Begin with first connecting one of the middle brackets to the door frame, with the screws provided. An electric drill is suggested for best results and use strong pressure. 
  5. Once one of the brackets is installed, tighten the nut that connects the doorway bracket to the ULTIMATE system. Following this, fit the rest of the doorway connection brackets to the frame, best as possible. They may need slight adjustments before mounting them to the frame and tightening the bolts. 
  6. Before connecting the second MIDDLE bracket to the door frame, gently pull in the flanges releasing the pins on the slider bar assembly, and run the bar up and down the height of the system several times to ensure its operating smoothly and spacing the system out to correct level. After it’s smoothly running up and down the system, lock the bar around center height of the frame, to assist in the correct spacing for the bracket. Use the screws to mount the second middle height bracket now and tighten a bit more, the acorn nut on this second side. 
  7. Run the bar up and down the height of the system again several times to help find the correct spacing and adjustments for your specific door frame. Once this is complete, raise the bar to the top level, and lock it in place. Mount one of the brackets with the screws to the door frame, and tighten the connection. AFTER this is completed run the bar the height again, make sure the bar is locking into place at various heights smoothly, and without having to adjust the FRAME at all, but this is the time to make those adjustments if needed. – Once you are happy with how the bar is locking into place, leave the bar locked in the upper locations, and secure the second bracket. 
  8. Slide the bar again the full height several times checking the ease of sliding, and proper locking of the pins at all holes (the line around the bar will show inside the pull flange when it’s fully locked into place securely). Focus now on the lower level connections now ensuring smooth function and proper locking into place. 
  9. After all mounts have been secured, ensure all doorway to frame connection bolts are tightened fully.
  10. Once all screws are in place, check sliding of the Support Bar from top to bottom. Apply enough lubrication to ensure the slider is running perfectly smoothly. 
  11. You should be ready to go! Reference the SpeedFit Training Guide provided and the online training reference and videos HERE

WALL INSTALLATION:

  • Follow the same steps as above but add the wall mount installation arms onto the mounting brackets and tighten them firmly before marking wall to secure the screws.
  • Start with the middle height brackets and lightly tighten the screws – ensuring the system is properly spaced before tightening the second side. You do this by running the slider bar up and down the height of the system before securing to wall. 
  • Next space the system again by running the bar up and down and doing the right side upper section and then right side lower section before doing the left side upper and lower wall mounts. 
  • Keeping in mind the 6 anchor points, the system is well braced with drywall or concrete anchors provided, for suggested use. If you are anticipating extremely heavy lateral forces and want to make sure your system is secured to studs, we have had customers secure the 6 anchor points to a sheet of plywood (Dimensions: 48” x 76”) and then securing that to the studs where they are located behind it. This also gives you a roughly 30” wide space for securing a mirror too if desired. 
  • For reference on how to use anchor screws for different wall surfaces view wiki page here
  • View the installation manual and package details here

ASSEMBLY VIDEOS: STEP BY STEP

CLICK "VIMEO" TO SEE VIDEO IN FULL SCREEN

VISIT ENTIRE COLLECTION HERE

DOORWAY ASSEMBLY

WALL-MOUNTED ASSEMBLY

CORNER-MOUNTED ASSEMBLY

FREESTANDING ASSEMBLY

DIP-ROW BAR ASSEMBLY

1' HEIGHT ADDITION ASSEMBLY

MAINTENANCE

SoloStrength ULTIMATE systems require exceptionally little maintenance. Details can be found in the user manual provided, with a summary below:

  • Depending on dust in environment, run a paper towel or cloth along the inner extrusion channels to clean the dust which can collect, and re-lubricate as required (typically monthly or bi-monthly is more than adequate for this).
  • You can wipe clean your system with light detergent solution and warm water as required and it’s recommended to towel down after each use for keeping most hygienic. 
  • CHECK SCREWS regularly to ensure they haven’t loosened. If you find screws are becoming loose through your use, we suggest using locktite (or similar) product to hold them tight. 
  • Ensure proper functionality of the Support Bar spring loaded pins that they easily move inwards and lock fully outwards to display the PIN LOCKED line indicator on the bar when properly locked out. 
  • To clean the aluminum frame, the same detergent solution can be used as above, or a window or glass cleaning (Windex type) solution to keep your system looking and functioning like new. *Adding some baking soda to toothpaste is a great cleaning hack that works best we find.

TROUBLESHOOTING

SoloStrength® ULTIMATE systems are precision built. If you have any difficulties during assembly please reference below or contact our support team. We are happy to help get you get assembled and started quickly on your SoloStrength SpeedFit Training!

  • If you find any difficulty with the main bar sliding up and down smoothly: 

  • Ensure there is sufficient lubrication in the inside channel.
  • For wall/doorway/corner installation, loosen the 6 points of contact to find easy sliding before resetting the anchor positions. *Often they will require a few attempts to find perfectly smooth function. 
  • For Freestanding systems, if there is any alignment challenges, loosen the midway contact support point from the base to the uprights, and loosen and realign the midway support arm screws (part 22) to ensure they are square. 
  • If the bar itself does not slide smoothly after lubrication and loosening the anchor points, in rare cases the black sliders may need to be tightened. There are three small screws on each side of the slider (2 on one side and 1 on the other) in order to accomplish this. 

  • If you find screws are coming loose over time, we suggest using locktite (or similar product) on each screw to keep it in place (but still allow to release if needed).
  • If there is a gap between the upper and lower lengths of the main upright, this can be corrected by loosening the screws for the midway connection plate, allowing the components to come together level and re-tightening the screws.
  • If your Freestanding Base feels like it has a teeter totter effect, it's due to the middle support feet being a high point and can easily be adjusted by ensuring the corner feet are equal or just longer than the middle support feet from base (adjusted by unscrewing the corner feet please see special note here).  This will ensure your base is flat to your floor (even if not level floor) and solid and stable for your SpeedFit exercising. 

MOVING YOUR SOLOSTRENGTH?

===> Moving your SoloStrength® doorway, Corner or wall-mounted system? 

The screw holes can be easily filled with wall or wood putty (depending on your surface) and found at any hardware store. Smooth out the putty once applied with light sanding and the holes disappear! <=== Install, remove when moving, 5 minute patch and go! 


 ===> Moving your SoloStrength® Freestanding system? 

Easier than you can imagine! 4 screws for attaching the main upright to the base, and 2 screws to connect to the midway support bars, allows you to carry the upright easily. 

 Remove the midway support from base with 8 quick screws and that carries easily and the base moves as a single piece resting on floors safely with rubber ends. 

3 pieces and roughly 5 minutes to disassemble and reassemble again after moving!

Questions? Please reach customer service here or call support: 1.604.818.6225

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