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on August 4, 2013
I've owned this rower for about 3 years now, and I use it almost every day for about 10-12 minutes each day. In the time I've owned it, I've replaced:
Foot straps - couple of times
Bungee cord - twice
Foot pedals - once (both sides cracked)
Belt - once
Also, I've had to replace the display a couple of times - the one that came in the box was basically DoA. In addition, the stand that holds the display is very weak; it broke at the weld so the good display that I finally got is useless.
The tank also has leaked at times - seems to be okay at the moment oddly - and I can see the metal frame rusting at parts as a result. Nothing that's caused the rower to malfunction yet, but still a little disturbing. There's also a lot more creaks and groans than when it was new, though I suppose that's to be expected.
On the plus side, customer service has been excellent and the rower does give a good workout, at least for me (I'm 150 lbs).
If this rower were $300, I could understand all of the issues but for the pricing it seems to me that you're better off paying a little more and getting the Concept2 or something more durable.