Concept 2 is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, manufacturers of home indoor rowing machines. The range Concept2 machines started with the A model and is currently up to the E model. The Model D was first released in 2003.
The range are premium-grade machines and are the most widely-used rowing machines for health clubs, schools and professional sporting organisations and institutions. In saying that, numerous people that can afford to pay the price do invest in a Concept rowing machine for home use knowing that they are getting a top-line product.
Concept 2 Model D Rowing Machine Review
Resistance type: Air, which is one of our suggested forms of resistance.
Rower length: At 242 centimetres (95 inches), this is one of the longest rowing machines on the market and allows a full stroke range for even the tallest of individuals.
Space required: The company recommends 2.75 metres of space, which is only a small amount of space behind the machine and this is because the machine is so long that even at full stroke length and leaning right back after the out-phase of the stroke, most people’s heads are barely reach the level of the back of the machine!
Weight limit: 225kgs / 496lbs makes this one of the most sturdy pieces of equipment on the market.
Durability: Exceptional durability that you would expect from a Concept 2 rower.
Warranty: 2 years parts and 5 years on the frame is one of the best warranties available.
Console: Your choice of PM3 or PM4 Performance Monitor displays all the basics that you would expect (time, distance, calories, strokes per minute, watts, speed). It also comes with 5 different screen settings and the ability to set a pace boat to race against.
Another great feature is the LogCard that allows you to store workout data tom maintain an online logbook of your workouts.
Comfortable seat: Yes, as you would expect from this brand.
Other features: The core color has been gray, but since 2012 the model now comes with a very nice looking black finish as an optional color.
Also comes with a quick-release mechanism that enables you to fold the machine. This is not a folding rowing machine in the typical sense, but it can be halved in size for storage.
Listed on best sellers list: Yes, this is one of the top selling rowing machines, despite the higher price tag.
User reviews: Exceptional 4.9/5 user ratings on Amazon from 299 reviews!
Concept 2 Model D Price Guide:
The best price we have found online is on Amazon.com and you should be able to pick this model up at a discounted price of around $900.
Our C2 Model D Rating:
It’s hard not to give this a high rating. It’s a quality machine indeed. We give it a 4.9/5 rating.
For a couple hundred extra, you might also like to check out the newer Concept Model E.