Robust and reliable, the Concept2 RowErg (formerly called the Concept2 Model D) deserves its reputation as one of the world’s most popular rowing machines
It’s no surprise that the Concept2 RowErg (formerly the Concept2 Model D) appears in gyms and rowing clubs around the world – with its sturdy, reliable design and workmanlike function it has earned its stripes as the most popular and one of the best rowing machines out there. A classic air resistance machine, it uses a flywheel and has a damper with 10 settings so you can adjust the airflow.
You might expect it to be noisy – and it’s certainly not as quiet as a magnetic rower – but at 70-90 dB it’s not going to bother the neighbors.
The Concept2 RowErg is the industry standard machine used in indoor rowing competitions, and it’s the one that nearly all rowers (from beginners to Olympians) have at their clubs and in their homes. World rankings are all set on the Concept2 RowErg.
SETUP PROCESS: QUICK AND EASY
Even though this rower is large (8 feet x 2 feet assembled) and heavy (57 pounds), its assembly process is surprisingly easy. All you have to do is install the front legs using a total of eight screws (the necessary tools are included).
“It took no more than a half-hour to assemble this machine once everything was removed from the box.”
DESIGN: STURDY BUT LARGE
This rowing machine is commercial-grade quality. Its front legs are aluminum, its rear legs are steel, its chain is nickel-plated steel, and its seat is made from firm rubber. It also has built-in wheels for easy transportation, adjustable footrests, and a backlit LCD display to track progress. The machine has a powder coat finish and comes in both black and light grey hues. Maintenance-wise, the steel chain requires oil after every 40 hours of use.
In terms of ergonomics, our tester explained that
“comfort in a rower seat comes down to whether or not it feels stable.” The verdict? “Since the first time I used the machine, [instability] has not been a problem and I’ve felt very comfortable in the seat.”
COMPATIBILITY: WIRELESSLY CONNECTING DEVICES
Reliable Workout Data
The powerful PM5 Performance Monitor, standard with every RowErg, provides repeatable, comparable data for every workout. The PM5 offers a simple “Just Row” mode or allows you to set up a variety of workouts. The monitor shows you a wide range of data, including pace, watts, stroke rate and Calories.
One monitor, many training options! Our open-platform Performance Monitor connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet and is compatible with over 30 different apps, whether you’re after online classes, coaching and training programs or virtual racing, there’s an app to suit you.
Integrated Device Holder
Each new RowErg comes with a device holder that allows you to keep your smartphone or tablet securely in place. The device holder fits everything from small smartphones to large tablets such as the iPad Pro and is easily and quickly adjustable.
PERFORMANCE: MANY WAYS TO GET AN EFFECTIVE WORKOUT
Flywheel and Damper
Our RowErgs use air resistance to respond to your effort on every stroke, so you are in full control of your exertion and resistance at all times. The spiral damper allows you to easily adjust the airflow to the flywheel, so you can change the feel of the stroke to suit your preference. The flywheel design minimizes noise while maximizing a smooth feel.
Adjustable Footrests and Ergonomic Handle
Adjustable footrests allow for quick and easy sizing to fit a wide range of shoe sizes. We designed the ergonomic handle with a 10-degree bend that allows you to row comfortably with a natural arm and hand position.
Concept 2 Warranty: Frame Parts – Five Year Limited Warranty / All Parts – Two Year Limited Warranty.