Concept2 Model E Indoor Rowing Machine
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- Indoor rowing machine with sliding seat for complete total body workouts. Flywheel design minimizes noise while maximizing a smooth feel.
- 20 inch frame height, positioning you at a comfortable seat height.
- Separates easily into two parts for transport and storage. Caster wheels make it mobile.
- PM4 Performance Monitor accurately measures performance and heart rate, includes chest belt HR transmitter.
- Requires footprint of 9 x 4 feet; 500-pound capacity; 5-year frame warranty.
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I was looking for a high quality indoor rowing machine, as it's one of the best workouts for your entire body. I'm so glad that I not only purchased a Concept2, but that I opted to pay the extra cost for the Model E. Since the Model E is elevated to the same level as a regular chair, it's much easier to get in and out of than the Model D. This is of particular importance if you have any issues with mobility or if you're elderly. In my case, due to having had back surgery, it was essential that I purchased this model. It's absolutely worth the extra cost.
Since first using this rower on 04/13/2014 I've logged over 200,000 meters, which is close to 125 miles. The feel of the rower is exquisite. Since it's made of such high quality materials, using it is all but effortless. The seat slides along the monorail in near total silence and the fan noise is minimal. I listen to music while rowing and find that the noise of the machine isn't an issue at all. My routine is to use the rower for 1 hour a day, 5 days a week. It has an adjustable flywheel, however setting it to a higher number(between 1 & 10), does not necessarily mean that you're getting a better workout. The main factor in getting an effective workout is determined by how rapidly you row. So, you could set the flywheel to 10 and do a very slow workout, or set in to a lower number and actually get a better workout. Personally, I have mine set at 4 which enables me to get a tremendous workout without the risk of sustaining any injuries from overexertion.
I have my rower on top of a rubber mat, although the company says that this is unnecessary.Read more ›
Overall the Concept2 Model E is a great machine. I am glad I chose this over the Model D just for the higher stance, PM4 and maintenace free (except for oil) chain. The machine came delivered in two boxes, both of which were pretty beat up when they arrived, but nothing was damaged.
Putting the machine together took me about 30 minutes, and the instructions were OK. For the money I paid for this machine, I was hoping for a little bit better overall quality. Some of the screws did not line up really well with some of the holes for assembly. I may have even stripped one trying to get it in there, but it seems to be holding on ok. Also there is more plastic than I thought there would have been. The two main parts of the rower join together with a plastic fitting, which did not really snap together as I thought it should. This fitting I think should be metal for a more solid, secure and lasting fit. So far no problem with the plastic fitting though, but I never take it apart and stand it up either.
The action of the rower is excellent. I would like to see a bit more adjustability, as I feel like I want a bit more resistance, but can't get it. As you row harder the resistance does increase, although not as much as I would like, but still a great workout, and I am happy overall. I have the wind resistance set as restrictive as it will go, and that helps somewhat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best machine on the market. We have one of these in our gym. High quality. You won't be disappointed.Published 16 months ago by Todd S.
I've had the model E for about 6 years and have put over 2 million meters on it without any issues with the machine. Read morePublished 18 months ago by S. Hamilton
The Best Rower!!! I love this rower ... I wish the software that is available were compatible w/ my Mac Pro & other Apple products, but is not - but the rower itself is awesome -... Read morePublished 19 months ago by sherry susan
Next to swimming, rowing is probably one of the best all around zero-to-low impact workouts you can get. And this machine is fantastic. Read morePublished 22 months ago by E. Riordan
I read all the reviews and watched some u tube videos before committing to purchase. My husband and I put it together, and we are not mechanically inclined. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Cindy
Great unit. Durable and a great workout. The seat is very uncomfortable -- unlike some older models I have used.Published 22 months ago by BillB