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CityBirds Power Tower

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L:43.2"
W:41.2"
H:88.1"
25+400 lbsPull-ups,
Dip &
leg raise,
Push-ups

Frame: 1 year
Parts: 90 days

The CityBirds Power Tower is similar to the ZENOVA model, with the exception of the pull-up bar which only has two sets of grips. Other than that, it’s a pretty sturdy home gym. It’s also important to mention here that Sports Royals has been re-branded to CityBirds. So, all the Sports Royals products are now under the CityBirds brand name.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 43.2L x 41.2W x 88.1H inches (110L x 105W x 224H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 58 lbs (26 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs (181 kg)
  • Possible exercises: 25+
  • Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days

Frame and parts

The CityBirds power tower features a heavy-duty construction with a weight capacity of 400 lbs (181 kg) which is not bad for a strength training system made for home use. Its frame is made of durable, 14-gauge rectangular steel tubing with the exception of the chinning bar and the low push-up grips which are cylindrical.

The fully assembled unit does not have an extremely large footprint, but has a pretty low center of gravity which considerably improves its stability. It is approx. 43.2″ (110 cm) deep, and 41.2″ (105 cm) wide, the widest point being the chinning bar; the distance between the two upright bars is approx. 26.6″ (68 cm). It’s not too heavy, though; it weighs approx. 58 lbs (26 kg), which means it can be assembled with no problem by only one person.

The unit’s height is adjustable. The top sections of the upright bars can slide into the lower sections in order to permit the height adjustment of the machine. This being said, its lowest height is 64.5″ (166 cm) while its highest point is 88.1″ (224 cm). The tower offers four adjustment positions; the distance between the top three adjustment points is 2.75″ (7 cm).

The CityBirds power tower is equipped with an adjustable backrest. Its supporting tube features 7 adjustment positions for an adjustment span of approx. 6.5″ (16.5 cm). The backrest integrates 2.5″ (6 cm) of foam padding for maximum comfort and has a durable, faux leather upholstery. Similar padding is present on the leg-raise arms.

The connection points between the two upright bars and the main base bars are reinforced by two curved bars for extra sturdiness. These two curved bars can be used as footrest points or step-up points.

This power tower does not have adjustable footrests. However, all base bars feature durable ABS caps to prevent floor damage. It is recommended, though, to place and use the unit on a rubber mat; this accessory is not included.

Last but not least, the unit’s frame is coated with a corrosion-resistant and abrasion-resistant paint finish. The color used is black, this being the only color available for this model. The upholstery on the backrest and armrests is also black, with the white “CityBirds” logo on the backrest.

Workout stations

The CityBirds power tower features three main workout stations. There are the pull-up station, the leg-raise and dip station, and the push-up station.

Pull-up station. First of all, the unit’s pull-up station consists of a single bar with curved side grips. It also has two inner grips which offer the possibility to perform close-grip pull-ups or chin-ups. Its length from outer grip to outer grip is 41.2″ (105 cm). This may be a bit wide for a shorter person, but in this case, you can always rely on the inner grips.

As we’ve already mentioned above, the two upright bars of the unit are adjustable. They offer four positions for the pull-up station. These are 64.56″ (164 cm), 82.68″ (210 cm), 85.43″ (217 cm), and 88.18″ (224 cm) above floor level. This being said, the unit won’t fit in a room with a 7′ ceiling, unless you only want to use it on its lowest setting.

Leg-raise and dip station. The CityBirds power tower is equipped with two armrests that offer the possibility to perform leg raises. They also have additional grips that allow the execution of dips. The two armrests are cushioned; their cushions and grips feature a 10-degree inward incline. Therefore, they offer a very natural arm and hand positioning, reducing the stress on the joints during leg raises or dips.

It’s important to mention that the dip arms are non-adjustable. They attach directly to the lower sections of the upright bars. The height of the armrests is approx. 37.4″ (95 cm) above floor level.

Push-up station. This CityBirds home gym system is equipped with two low grips which offer the possibility to perform neutral grip push-ups. They have rubberized grips just like the pull-up bar and the dip arms. They’re approx. 26.5″ (67 cm) apart, and approx. 7.5″ (20 cm) above floor level.

Since the push-up grips are placed at the front of the unit, it is recommended to leave at least several feet of clearance in this area, in case you will be performing push-ups by using these grips. Also, one or two feet of clearance on each side of the tower may be necessary if you’re going to perform side-to-side leg raises.

Possible Exercises

The CityBirds Power Tower offers the possibility to perform more than 25 exercises. Among them, we can count:

  • Pull-ups
  • Wide grip pull-ups
  • Muscle pull-ups
  • Behind head pull-ups
  • Around the world pull-ups
  • One-arm pull-ups
  • Close-grip pull-ups
  • Cliffhangers
  • Weighted pull-ups
  • Inclined pull-ups
  • Chin-ups
  • Wide grip chin-ups
  • Close grip chin-ups
  • One hand chin-ups
  • Weighted chin-ups
  • Dips
  • Weighted dips
  • Dip to leg raise
  • Side-to-side dips
  • Gironda dips
  • Reverse Gironda dips
  • Hanging knee raises
  • Hanging leg raises
  • Neutral grip push-ups
  • … and more.

Assembly and Maintenance

The CityBirds Power Tower required complete user assembled. But as we’ve mentioned above, it is not an extremely heavy home gym so it can be assembled by only one person. The task is pretty straightforward. Basically, you’ll first have to assembled the base, then add the upright bars, and then the dip arms, and the pull-up bar. This shouldn’t take more than one hour. The included manual provides pretty clear assembly instructions and all the necessary tools are included.

Once the power tower is fully assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. All you have to do is keep the unit clean and periodically check for loose parts.

The Pros

  • Heavy-duty frame – can support users up to 400 lbs;
  • Small footprint – can fit even into a smaller room;
  • Adjustable upright bars – 4 positions;
  • Pull-up station with double grips;
  • Cushioned leg-raise arms with extra grips for dip exercises or inclined pull-ups;
  • The leg-raise arms have a 10-degree inward incline to reduce stress on the wrists;
  • 2″ of cushioning and durable upholstery on the arm pads and backrest;
  • Adjustable backrest – 7 positions;
  • Push-up grips included;
  • Step-up bars;
  • More than 25 possible exercises;
  • Fairly easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • All the tools for assembly are included;
  • Decent warranty.

The Cons

  • Not an extremely heavy unit – may wobble if used for weighted pull-ups;
  • No parallel grips.

Summary

The CityBirds Power Tower is a strength training system made for home use. It features three workout stations (pull-up, dip & leg-raise, and push-up) and offers excellent adjustability. Its upright bars offer four adjustment positions, while its backrest is also adjustable. It allows the execution of over 25 exercises, and it’s quite affordable.

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