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Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor)
 
Approximate retail price:
$900
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About - Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor)

The Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor) is part of the rowing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, rowing machines models like the Model D (with PM3 monitor) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Ergonomics:
Assesses the pedals restraint system and the potential for interference during the rowing stroke.

Ease of use:
Assesses the ease of reading the display and operation of the console, and adjustment of the resistance level.

Construction:
Considers aspects that indicate good construction methods, the sound and the feel of the rowing machine, and the result of a static load test.
Features & Specs - Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor)
info Weight capacity (lbs.) 500
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User Reviews - Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor)
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5.0
Many years of rowing pleasure
9/6/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had the model C for many years and rowed many many miles. It is solidly built and defenitely worth the investment.<br />I use the rower 3 to 4 times a week and it has never let me down.<br /><br />The maintenance required is very limited - oiling the chain every once in a while, keeping it clean and ensuring that the shock cord is still tight enough.<br /><br />Soon I will be replacing the seat rollers and the shock cord but that is only after 8 years of active service. Even for a rower that age, spare parts are easily available through the Concept 2 website.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Best Indoor Rower Anywhere
7/31/2014
Pros
durability
Ease of Use
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Great exercise! Yes, it has a large footprint when it is being used, but not when it's apart.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Model B review
4/11/2014
Pros
It's A Workhorse
Cons
Heavy to move
Best Uses
General Aerobic Fitness
Comment:
First used one in a gym many years ago. This is an older model B but, works just like newer models. Can be used for many hours a day, day after day and after nine years it still performs like new. This unit is heavy so not very portable but, very possibly indestructible. Requires little maintenance. The shock cords do eventually lose elasticity. Any replacement parts are available with great customer support from company. The workout is full body and takes about 30 seconds to learn proper form. Only better exercise is a burpee! Or lots of burpee's. Great product and company. CrossFit community loves these, too.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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