Concept 2 Model D Rower Review


Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine

Concept 2 Model D Review

The best-selling indoor rowing machine in the world is the Concept2 Model D. In particular, it has become quite popular with the Crossfit community, where it has become the top choice in cardio machines. It is excellent to use for rowing team training also since you can link the units together. Air resistance is used by the Model D that meets all levels of fitness. A slide can be used with it as well for simulating water training. The product is priced at less than $1,000 and built to last an entire lifetime.

The Concept2 Rower is very popular for combining engaging programming, unlimited resistance and durability at an affordable price. It features an American made steel frame and each stroke uses air resistance. Since the rower's intensity increases the air resistance, a damper can also be used to alter it. The Concept 2 indoor rower is well-suited for athletes at very training level. Once again, the Model D is on our list of top rowing machines.

The PM5 is the machine's backlit performance monitor. It offers rowing games as well as preset workout programs. Data such as pace, distance and amount of calories burned are tracked. The data may be transferred onto other devices either wirelessly or through the use of a USB flash drive. The PM5's wireless capabilities supports both machine-to-machine racing as well as heart rate monitoring.

The Concept 2 rower comes in two powder coat colors: black and light gray. It costs $900 plus shipping.


Is this rowing machine the best one for you? The following are some of the most important features that make it one of the top selling indoor rowing machines.

Made in the U.S.: Concept2 rowers are American made and built in the USA. The headquarters of the company is in Morrisville, Vermont and its state-of-the-factory has tours available.

Easy Assembly: It only takes around 20-30 minutes to assemble the Model D. The main thing that needs to be done is to twist eight crews into the machine's aluminum legs to attach them to the rower.

Air Resistance: Only a minimum amount of noise is produced by the air resistance system while a nice breeze is sent. A damper allows you to make adjustments to the airflow so that you feel the change in the stroke, and also resistance changes in response to the effort made by the rider. More resistance is produced, the more intensely that you row. That makes the Model D well suited for both experienced and new rowers.

Performance Monitor: The PM5 backlit Performance Monitor really makes the Concept2 rower stand out against the competition. It is easy to use yet also sophisticated. It include session feedback, workouts and games. Wireless connectivity makes it very easy to transfer your workout data.

Optional Slide: Concept 2 Rower offers optional slides (sold separately) for stimulating an on-water experience. Bungee cords attach the slides to rower machines and then suspend them to produce a floating sensation. The slides may be connected up with several Concept2 rowing machines for team training.

Ergonomic Handle: The ergonomic rowing handle on the machine features a 10-degree bend for supporting a natural rowing position for the rower.

Wireless Heart Rate Data: Either a Bluetooth or ATN can be used with the PM5 for showing heart rate information.

Low Profile: The seat is just 14" up off the ground.

Adjustable Footrests: The footrests are adjustable and fit a number of different shoe sizes.

Convenient and Easy to Store: For easy store, the Concept2 rower divides up into two section. You don't need any tools for taking apart the machine to store it.

Transport Wheels: The rower has caster wheels on the front to make it easy to roll it into the proper position.

High Capacity: There is a 500 maximum pound user weight capacity.

Very Good Warranty: There is a limited five-year warranty covering the Concept2 Model D frame along with a two-year warranty on the moving parts as well as the computer.


For home use the Concept2 Model 2 is a very smart choice. It is understandable why it is the world's best-selling rower since it offers such great value: a useful computer monitor, high quality engineering and durability. It is our favorite rower that costs under $1,000.



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