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Old 10-27-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
Kenneth Fleming
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Rowing Machine

Would like to buy a rowing machine, but on a budget. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Re: Rowing Machine

Be patient, save up, and buy a Concept 2.

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Old 10-27-2013, 03:06 PM   #3
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Re: Rowing Machine

+1 Best investment as they don't really lose much value.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:56 AM   #4
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Be patient, save up, and buy a Concept 2.

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I told my husband to hold off on the birthday gift this year, so I wouldn't feel guilty ordering my Concept 2 Rower.

It worked out great, considering he doesn't have to wrack his brain figuring out what to buy me, and I don't feel bad buying the expensive piece of equipment.

I haven't ordered it yet, since BDay is still a month away- but that's the present I'm getting.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:57 AM   #5
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Re: Rowing Machine

Definitely get the Concept2. It is your best value--you will be wasting money buying a cheap one.

Last week I went on a trip and had to use a water rower (link below) which was available. It is quieter than a Concept2 and rows as smooth as a Concept2, but is actually a little more expensive. And the monitor was way off--suggesting my 2000m row time was almost a full minute faster than I have ever achieved on my Concept2 at home. I am not sure of durability, and the Concept2 is definitely a proven commodity there, but it was a nice rower to my surprise after using it a few times.

http://www.waterrower.com/shop_us/index.php?cPath=21 You must indicate whether links are WFS - Work and Family Safe.
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