Concept 2 – Model E – Rowing machine unboxing – assembly – review – 2017
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Amazon Price: N/A $1,160.00 (as of June 21, 2018 9:36 am –
- Product Dimensions: 96 x 24 x 20 inches ; 65 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 96 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- ASIN: B01A0SBJV0
- Item model number: 2716-1BX
- Batteries: 2 D batteries required. (included)
Built like a tank ~ Designed to last a lifetime ~ Made in USA
This is the best investment that I’ve ever made in a piece of exercise equipment. It will literally last a lifetime.
Amazing machine. Quiet, smooth, and easy to use. Fitness monitor is large and easy to read. The workout is great and I do not seem to have some of the after-effects from other regimens such as jogging or aerobic routines. I am older so the “E” version is better for me because it is easier to mount/dismount. It is a bit on the expensive side – $1200, but this thing should last for years. Over the years, I have purchased many pieces of exercise equipment and buying the higher-quality definitely pays off in the long run.
This Has To Be One Of The Best
I’m no expert on rowing machines but considering the cost I had to do my homework before making a decision as to what one to purchase. I looked at cheaper and even one feature of a TV show that I was seriously considering that had the hydro system and was made of wood. In the end I believed that this one was the better choice. First, the Elites extra height is well worth the extra cost. The next thing on my mind was, air or water. The drawback with water is it can leak and require some maintenance. My concern with noise had me wondering which one would be the winner. I don’t own that other water rower but I can say this one is smooth and much quieter than expected and doesn’t creat any problems in our household. I was concern about wood wearing or being made from wood stock that was not as strong or straight (warping from new growth wood) but since this rower is metal I have nothing to worry about there. The next thing that concern me was the difference in material that was used in the pulley system, one was made from synthetic webbing which could have been nylon to polyester which is the stronger. This rower uses a chain and is much heavier duty. In the TV show as the frustrated character rows really hard the strap breaks. I don’t believe that will happen with this rowers chain and maybe that is why you don’t see wooden rowers in gyms. The assembly was easy and you can find the right video on their site to do what you need, even disassembling it, something you might want to do when moving. This rower separates into two long sections for storage but I wouldn’t want to be doing that too often, maybe during a holiday. The reason is this rower is big and when they say to allocate 9 feet for length, believe them. You can get away with less in the width in my opinion. Because of the length I had few places to set it up, the garage was out of the question. This is too good a machine for that and besides things tend to be forgotten more when out of site. In the end I had only one place that made sense but which most people would not consider, my living room. I had a person come in and remark about the size and probably hold his tongue until he got home about having it where I put it but that doesn’t bother me since I am not spending this much money for a piece of furniture. The goal for me is health and being able to control my sugar and muscle levels better as I grow older. I have used other exercise equipment before but this is the best for me because it gets use almost daily by me and other family members. After using for six months now I can honestly say I look forward to it and haven’t felt better. My body is thanking me everyday and the only regrets is not purchasing one much earlier in my life. I use this as a supplement to bicycling which doesn’t exercise many of my muscles and because it rains much where I live. In this way I am able to keep up exercising no matter what the weather is. I work from home and getting some form of exercise whiteout having to leave house is what works for me. Yes it was an investment but considering the cost of not exercising and the effects it has on your heath, I would do it again and again, if I had to.
Great piece of equipment; great company!
I’m an above knee amputee. Turns out that rowing tears up the skin on my stump. But I called Concept 2 and spoke with a guy who told me what to do (row without my prosthetic leg). He even referred me to you tube videos of amputees rowing. I followed his advice and got a great workout! This is going to be a great form of exercise for me.
I absolutely love this machine …
I absolutely love this machine being in the military I was once in very good shape. This QUALITY machine is going to help me achieve that again. My very fit husband had it together in a matter of 15 min (very handy). Its very quiet & the seat comfortability is no problem for us. Seat runs really smooth up & down the track very sturdy. I do not regret spending the amount of money for such a top notch piece of equipment. Ive also had back surgery this made my back feel better. I really like the taller mount on this model. Take the plunge you wont regret it worth every penny to me. It was also packaged VERY well & comes with it’s own screwdriver to put it together.
Loving everything about it.
I really love this machine. I was hesitant to spend the coin but after reading reviews all over the internet and looking at the forums of ardent fans who have been concept2 users forever I pulled the trigger. Rowing in general is a great total body exercise and is low impact so it is great for everyone. The item cam in the 2 factory boxes placed into one larger box by amazon with extra packing. It was delivered by a company called ceva to my garage within the first 30 minutes of the delivery window. I’m not sure about the added height over the Model D as I am 29 now but as I age i am guessing I will be glad I did that move up front. There is no footprint difference except when it is broken apart it takes slightly more but i don’t ever put it up. assembly was easy you basically put the monitor arm and the 2 legs on. something like 8 screws and they actually provide a fairly legitimate screw driver to do it. I’d put it at 20 minutes or less. The action is extremely smooth and the monitor great. The wireless feature is awesome. I use it with a great app called boatcoach to track my workouts but concept2 also offers a great online logbook for free. Its worth noting that concept2 still supports their very first model from the 80’s with parts and the parts are very reasonable. I am expecting this to last years and years because it is built with quality but with the price it is nice to know that if something breaks years down the road you can get the part for a reasonable price and be back on your way.
I’ve used the model D at the gym, so I know how well Concept rowers are built. I got the model E for my home, and I have to say it’s a step up. The quality is amazing, and I think the model E looks even better. I like the higher seat also. Can’t wait to use it each day.
What an amazing machine! Truly professional quality.. Far exceeded my expectations.
What an amazing machine!! I had been using the Concept II model D in a gym and decided I needed one for my home. After reading the reviews and thinking about the long term use of the rower I decided to spend an extra $200.00 and buy the model E. I am glad I purchased the model E but quality wise I am sure the model D is equal. Here’s my impression of this incredible machine.
Great long term investment in a quality product for full body workout !
Unquestionably top line rowing machines available on the market. High quality construction that should last for years. Extremely quiet machine with smooth pulley/chain motion. Gives you a full body workout in 30 minutes to an hour based on your work intensity. Easy to maintain and clean. Top notch product. PM5 monitor has prebuilt rowing routines and stores workout history on USB stick. Rowing history can be downloaded using a PC connection to PM5 via USB cable to ‘Online logbook’ provided by Concept2 on its website. Professional training routines and interactive online team rowing are available through third party software providers like RowPro.
It’s easy to use and move (once assembled)
I use it everyday. It’s easy to use and move (once assembled). It does arrive in one big box, roughly 3′ x 5′ and weighs about 100 lbs, so you’ll need a dolly or friend to help get it into your house/apartment because it’s a little awkward to move. Once assembled, it’s easy to use and very sturdy.