The Gold's Gym 5-1 pull up bar hooks around your door frame, no need for drilling holes to mount it. Comes with a work out DVD and nutrition and exercise guide.
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Pro Perpendicular grips
Allows for a range of pull up techniques to target different muscles.
Pro Good foam padding
Pro Very affordable
Great deal if it fits your needs.
Pro Multiple uses
Can be used in several different ways (not just as a pull-up bar).
No screws in your door casing, or wall.
Con Weakest at the mid bar connection
This pull up bar can snap in the middle while you're in the air doing your workout, which can lead to injury.
Con Top plastic support is cheap plastic.
It can hold a decent weight, but it doesn't provide a sense of security while doing so.
Con Company has some bad reputation
There are complaints of bad customer service both about this product (their unwillingness to exchange flawed or broken items) and the gyms and their billing practices as well.
Con Not as secure as a mounted solution
The plastic support that hooks over the top of your door frame is made from cheap plastic, and has been known to snap or arrive already broken. There is also some risk with pull up bars that don't require screws and mounts to keep them in place- if the bar is not tightly assembled at all times, or by regular every day use, it can unhook itself from the door frame, leading to a fall.