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Concept2 Model D

Concept2 Model D

4.7 from 12 reviews

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Drew

DrewGatton

  • 7 reviews
  • 5 likes

Great rower and worth every cent

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Complete Workout

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I purchased my Concept 2 Model D in January. I have been faithful about using it, and am very pleased with this Rowing Machine. The only thing I would say is that there has to be an easier and faster way to fasten your feet on the machine. For the quality of machine, I was surprised that where your foot attaches, it isn't made of more sturdy material. This part needs to be revamped because it is too hard to loosed and fasten the straps. I also added a foam cushion the back of where your heel rests, and it is a lot more comfortable....

LJ

LJGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 4 reviews
  • 15 likes

Built to Last

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I bought Concept 2 model D early 2012. I done close to 600k and other users close to 250k in total to date. The machine was always stored inside the house except last year when I moved to smaller house I placed it in the garage. Five years on and it still feels like new. The only issue with it was it's hard on your bum whenever I do 10km or more so I bought a $20 seat pad.

If you want to lose weight quickly , I recommend wearing sauna suit then doing 1 hour row or sprint rest sprint program and ofcourse start eating healthy foods. Also buy rowpro software if you like to compete rowing online.

Goodluck

Aimee

AimeeSydney, NSW

  • 83 reviews
  • 46 likes
  • Verified purchase

So far so good

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I have been using it a few weeks and it seems to give me a complete workout. I will have to play with the damper setting to find out which level is best for me. It is not cheap but I have no choice as I do not like going to the gym and cannot run outside in hot weather.
Updated: I am quite happy with the rower as it gives me quite a good workout for my arms and legs without having to leave home. I set the damper setting to 7 and it seems fine for me.


LJ-ACT

LJ-ACTHawker 2614, ACT

  • 9 reviews
  • 6 likes

Best rowing machine

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I bought this rowing machine 12 months ago and very happy with it. Rowing machines exercise the whole of the body so it is the best piece of equipment you could invest in.. concept are not the cheapest but they are the best. Have used Concept at my local Gym for years, I am now saving a fortune by having my all in one gym at home. You won't be disappointed.


Shane_M

Shane_MGeelong

Great All Round Indoor Rower!!!

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I decided to lash out and purchased on the web from Monterey Body Conditioning (MBC) a Concept2 Model D with PM5. I must admit its a great unit, simple to put together and use. I love the USB functionality and being able to take my training and workouts with me (just hope the gymand crossfit box all get the new PM5). Service and advice from MBC really made it a simple decision. I would highly recommend the Model D with the PM5, I cannot comment on earlier model performance monitors as I have not used them much.


sandyfeet

sandyfeetAU

  • 74 reviews
  • 26 likes

Perfect

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I have found this rower to be a great bit of gear. It has never had a problem and gets used numerous times a day. It is low maintenance and performs well. There is not much more I could say about it other than I am happy with it. It does cost a fair amount but we all know that we get what we pay for. Pay the price and get the rewards. However there are cheaper ones on the market I can only recommend this one from my experience.
Reliability. comfort.
expensive


A.Dubb.

A.Dubb.NSW, 2155

  • 20 reviews
  • 15 likes

One of the best ergometers on the market, provided you're willing to fork out a lot of money for it.

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Robbie

RobbieNSW, 2766

  • 12 reviews
  • 19 likes

The best rower I've ever used.

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Rockin4x4Roland

Rockin4x4RolandAU

  • 4 reviews
  • 9 likes

Ageing Design now only makes this C2 model D the 4th Best on the market

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aquagen

aquagen

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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Cannot be beaten for quality, ease of use or features
Excellent aftersales service, spare parts, and top website
However it is fairly expensive
Best rower available, simple as that
pricey


CunningHunter

CunningHunterAU

  • 26 reviews
  • 8 likes

Excellent

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Questions & Answers

Dg9879

Dg9879asked

Would a product, such as Upright Go 2, which is an electronic monitor that vibrates when you slouch, PREVENT risk of damage to my back from misuse? I would get coaching to learn how to use the machine, but concerned I could accidentally damage my back by slouching due to lapses in concentration.

https://www.amazon.com.au/Upright-GO-Corrector-Strapless-Confidence/dp/B07SRW2D38/ref=asc_df_B07SRW2D38/?tag=googleshopdsk-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=341792385110&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13779812162626574756&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9071310&hvtargid=pla-786842632774&psc=1

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LJ
LJ

Just watch concept 2 tutorial on their website or youtube on how to properly use the machine. The product you mentioned seems like a good one but not sure if it works while rowing. Go to a gym and try rowing after you watch the tutorials. You can also ask gym trainers for tutorial.


Dg9879

Dg9879asked

Will it wake up my boarder? I would be using it in my bedroom. Between my bedroom and the boarder's bedroom there is the bathroom and a hallway. There is a door in my bedroom that leads to the bathroom and another door on the other side that matches up in its position, so sound can travel through the doors. I would be using it at about 7am (due to my work hours, there is no other option most of the time). I have in the past used an elliptical trainer and boarders have said they can hear it, but not ever complained about it. The elliptical has maximum decibels of 70. I saw a video measuring the noise of the concept 2 and it varied from 80 decibels to 100.

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LJ
LJ

I previously used it in my spare bedroom next to other bedrooms and workout around 3am / 4am and I did not disturb or wake up anyone. You should visit a gym to try it and listen to it. It’s a pretty quiet machine for me.

Dg9879
Dg9879

Thanks. Great answer.


Leigh Copas

Leigh Copasasked

I have just purchased a second hand Genki gk-rm02 rowing machine, without knowing anything about rowing machines ( it was cheap and close to home). I now find the magnetic resistance is woeful - despite pulling the whole thing apart and getting max adjustment where I could. Question : do the magnets lose strength over time, and if so, are they replaceable?

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Rockin4x4Roland
Rockin4x4Roland

Unfortunately you have bought very cheap and basic entry level rowing machine. Out of all the different types of rowing machines available, magnetic resistance machines offer the least on the water boat like resistance. The magnets offer less resistance than the fan/air resistance machines and tend to wear out quicker. The magnets, with some effort, can be replaced from the manufacturer but most people wouldn't bother. 2nd hand Concept 2 rowing machines are very cheap on ebay, have far better resistance and digital monitors, and are bullet proof reliable for many years.

Leigh Copas
Leigh Copas

Thanks very much for the advice - I wish I had of consulted this site before I purchased. I will certainly keeping my eye out for a concept 2 in the future.

LJ-ACT
LJ-ACT

Rockin4x4Roland hit the nail on the head, I would not buy anything other than a concept.


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