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What’s going on everyone? I am Matt Pendergraph, and in today’s video I’m gonna be talking about the Bully Glyder. So if that sounds interesting to you or you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about. You’re not gonna want to go anywhere. As always, if you’re new to the channel, welcome. Glad to have you consider subscribing if you like, home, gym related content as that’s pretty much all I make.
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Now, before I dive into this Bully Glyder and explain what it is and how it works, I’d like to take a second to talk about the guy who created it. My buddy Marc, who owns and operates Buffalo Bully Fabrication. Which is a small fabrication shop just outside of Buffalo, New York. Now, Marc offers a large variety of strength training equipment and takes an insane amount of pride in his work.
Seriously, the dude is an absolute perfectionist, and it shows me personally I own and have featured several of his products over on my Instagram page, so be sure to check those out as well as give Buffalo Bully, fab, or Follow, just so you don’t miss out on any updates or new product releases. Trust me, he’s always coming up with new product ideas or ways to improve upon existing products.
So now that you’re completely familiar with Buffalo Bully, let’s talk about his products, the Bully Glyder. Now, in my opinion, the best way to describe what the heck this thing even is, is to say it’s a rack mounted, side loaded trolley that allows you to perform various cable movements such as lat pull downs and low rows.
Utilizing your racks upright, you basically mount it to your racks upright and hook it up to a pulley of your choice. Personally, I prefer the Rogue Slinger, but I’ll talk more about that a little bit later. Once installed, the Bully Glyder glides, if you will, along and upright via four bearing field rollers, ensuring for super smooth travel and absolutely zero swinging while in use.
Okay, so on the website, Bully does offer what I would consider to be the Glyder base unit. Which is perfectly fine for someone wanting to utilize a DIY pulley system as they can generally be mounted wherever the angle of pull doesn’t affect anything. That being said, if you do plan on pairing the Glyder with this Slinger, Bully does offer a 10 inch extension kit that I highly recommend picking up along with the base unit.
The extension kit will ensure a completely vertical path to pull, which is obviously extremely important since the slinger cable is ratted through a hole in the crossmember. Without the extension, you risk the cable being pulled at an angle, which is gonna result in the sheathing, dragging against the edge of the metal hole, which will inevitably lead to problems down the road. Save yourself a lot of trouble just by the extension. Now, before I shift gears away from all the pulley talk, consider using my rogue affiliate link if you do decide to go with a rogue slinger or any of its accessories. Alternatively, I’m gonna leave a link in the description of the video to the police.
I suggest you decide to go with the DIY setup. As always, I greatly appreciate this support as it helps me to continue providing content. Now with all that outta the way, let’s dive deep into this Glyder. Let’s go. So to start things off, I do wanna say that my particular Glyder has been specifically customized for me, and that the units that Buffalo Bull is gonna be offering feature a black textured powder coat with black sleeve spacers, basically making for a completely blacked out unit, which looks awesome in my opinion.
However, he does have plans to offer custom colors in the future at an additional cost. So something else I need to point out is that Bully has updated his sleeve in cap from this welded on design to a more traditional snappering barbell style in cap, which honestly, I think looks a lot cooler. Now, the sleeves or the weight horns, these you might refer to them, is actually a single piece of still tubing that is 22 inches long and removable.
When installed, it’s gonna give you eight and a half inches of loadable length on the base Glyder, and eight inches with the extension kit. Bully includes two sets of 3D printed spacers with each Bully Glyder, one set’s used in between the side panels and against the cable connection point to retain a central position and the other to keep weight plates from making contact with the unit body.
They basically prevent your plates from scratching or becoming scratched. Now the Glyder and the extensions are constructed of quarter inch thick CNC cut steel and feature welded split collars for sleeve retention making for simple sleeve install and removal when desired. Now, as far as styling and functionality is concerned, I feel like Mr. Bully found the sweet spot, both side plates of the Glyder body feature Bully signature dog head logo cutout, which come in handy when installed in the Glyder on the upright and held in place by the side plates are four hourglass shape rollers. Now this unique hourglass shape makes certain that the Glyder remains in the proper position as it’s traveling along the.
So another step that Mr. Buffalo took to ensure an absolutely perfect fit is that he integrated four set screws into the back edge of the side plates, and he slotted the holes for the rear roller bolts. And what this does is it allows the rollers to be adjusted inward as needed, depending on if you have a true imperial rack or slightly smaller import rack. Talking a little bit more about what makes Bully’s rollers unique is the fact that he has his custom machined out of UHMW plastic to resist cracking and prevent any possible damage to the finish of your upright. So take it from me. I’ve had the Bully Glyder on my rack for several weeks now, and I’ve yet to see any sort of scratching or damage to the finish.
So another thing I need to mention before I swap gears is that he does offer this Glyder system for three by three racks and two by three. Meaning he’s got three by three rollers and then smaller two by three rollers. There you go. Now each roller contains two bearings and two side spaces to ensure a buttery, smooth rotational experience.
Seriously, this thing feels so freaking nice regardless of how much weight you load on it. And speaking of weight, my Glyder unit weighs exactly 13 pounds without the extensions installed and 19 pounds with them installed. So definitely make sure you account for that. When you’re loading this thing up, I’m telling you this thing is an absolute tank.
It reeks of quality, reeks of quality. I feel like that’s a terrible way to compliment something, exudes quality. How about that? I don’t know if that’s any better, but you know what I’m talking about. As far as installation goes, I don’t think it’s terrible or difficult or time consuming. But I will say that it’s more of a set it and forget it style system.
So if you’re looking for a quick and easy on and off solution, this probably isn’t for you. Now the easiest way that I’ve found to attach it to the rack is by loosening up all the bolts and removing the rear rollers. Once removed, you can slide the Glyder over and upright and shove a hitch bin through the Bully cutout to hold everything in place.
From there, it’s as easy as sliding on the rollers and running the bolts through. Now don’t forget to add the spacers and tighten everything up. Otherwise, you risk the unit possibly shifting during use. Once installed, the Glyder base unit sticks out about four and a half inches from the upright and around 12 inches with the extension kit.
So because the Bully Glyder is in line with the uprights and the crossmember, you can easily roll it to the top or the bottom of your rack to get it out of your way when not in use. Also, as previously mentioned, the sleeve is completely removable, so if you need further compactness, Feel free to pull that out of there.
That’s it. The Glyder was installed on the rack and ready to use. All you have do now is connect a pulley of your choice and you’re set. Again, I prefer to use this lingerer because it’s completely overbuilt and everything lines up beautifully when using the extension. Plus, I personally feel like Rogue has done a great job building upon this Lingerer system with rack mounted lat pulldown, and their lower.
But then again, that’s just my opinion. The DIY police setup works perfectly fine with the Glyder, but I do find you have to be a little more creative depending on what kind of movements you’re wanting to perform. Now, a couple of things I’d like to mention before I wrap this video up. First, the Glyder is a one-to-one ratio, which means whatever you load onto the Glyder is what you’re gonna fill at the handle.
Second, the Glyder’s been tested at well over 500 pounds by Mr. Bully himself and his. Seriously, go look it up on his Instagram page. Third, the Glyder can be raised and lower to any starting position along the upright simply by resting it on a hitch pin. Just remember to take that into account when you’re setting up because that will directly affect the length of cable you have to work with at the pulley.
Also, always rest the Glyder side plates on the hitch pin and never the rollers. You risk possibly damaging the plastic. If you do, seriously, don’t do it. And finally, surprisingly, I had several people ask me if you can load up just one side of the Glyder as opposed to. And while, yes, you technically can, I probably wouldn’t make a habit out of it, just out of fear of the uneven wear that could possibly occur on the rollers.
Now, this might be totally wrong, but I tend to think of it like tires on a vehicle where you’re gonna want to keep all the tires properly inflated to prevent uneven tread wear. I don’t know. That’s just where my mind goes when I think of this question and these rollers. All in all, I’m super impressed with this Bully Glyder and completely thrilled that I’ve had the opportunity to follow the progression of his design for the better part of a year.
The creator Marc is an awesome dude, and I’ve loved bouncing ideas and providing feedback to him, whatever possible along the way. I honestly feel like he’s nailed down a design with this Glyder that’s gonna meet a ton of people’s needs. The Glyder is an absolute game changer, in my opinion, in terms of functionality and overall versatility.
Plus, it looks awesome and it’s incredibly well built. Oh, and by the way, did I mention this is a side loaded system that is right. I do not care for top loaded systems. I mean, they are what they are, but I was completely stoked when I found out that the Bully Glyder was gonna be a side-loaded system. Awesome freaking job, Buffalo Bully.
So yeah, those are my thoughts. I hope I answered all your questions. If not, leave me a comment down below. All right everyone, that is all I’ve got for you. I appreciate you watching and I hope you enjoyed the video. If you did, smash that like button. Until next time.
Hi everyone, I’m Matt Pendergraph and today’s video is about the Bully Glyder. If you’re interested in this product or want to know more about it, stay tuned. I specialize in home and gym related content and I post on Instagram more frequently than YouTube. Don’t forget to check out my website for written product reviews, discounts, and affiliate links. I’ll also include my Instagram and website links in the video description.
Let me give you a quick background on the creator of the Bully Glyder, my friend Marc who owns Buffalo Bully Fabrication. He’s a small fabrication shop based in New York and offers various strength training equipment. He’s a perfectionist and takes great pride in his work, as you can see on my Instagram page.
Now, let’s talk about the Bully Glyder. It’s a rack mounted, side-loaded trolley that allows you to perform cable movements such as lat pull downs and low rows. You mount it on your rack upright and connect it to a pulley of your choice (I prefer the Rogue Slinger). The Bully Glyder travels smoothly along the upright via four bearing field rollers with no swinging during use. Bully offers a Glyder base unit for DIY pulley systems, but I highly recommend getting the 10-inch extension kit if you’re using the Rogue Slinger to ensure a vertical path of pull. Use my Rogue affiliate link or a link in the video description for the DIY setup.
The Bully Glyder I have was customized for me, but Buffalo Bully will be offering black textured powder coated units with black sleeve spacers. They plan to offer custom colors in the future for an additional cost. Bully has updated the sleeve and cap design from welded to a snap-on barbell style. The sleeves or weight horns are 22 inches long and removable with 8.5 inches of loadable length on the base Glyder and 8 inches with the extension kit. Bully includes 3D printed spacers to prevent weight plates from scratching the unit body. The Glyder and extension are made of quarter-inch thick CNC steel and have welded split collars for easy sleeve installation and removal.
The Glyder body has Bully’s signature dog head logo cutout on both side plates, held in place by four bearing field rollers. In terms of styling and functionality, Bully hit the sweet spot. Let’s dive into the Glyder.