Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine
List Price: $900.00

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Product Description

Whether you already row or are considering rowing as a way to keep in shape, cross train for another sport, or compete on the water, the Concept2 Model D indoor rowing machine is a terrific choice. Rowing offers several benefits over other exercises: it exercises your entire body, including the arms, legs, chest, back, and abs; its low-impact rhythm is easy on the knees and ankles; it burns a ton of calories because it uses so many muscle groups; and it relieves stress. The Model D adds to these benefits by offering such features as a quiet flywheel that's designed to minimize noise while providing the smooth feel of rowing on the water, along with a spiral damper that lets rowers choose the feel of a sleek, fast boat or a slow, heavy boat.

The Model D offers a different rowing experience than the rowing you did as a kid. The difference lies in the sliding seat, which compresses and extends your legs with every stroke, in addition to the more obvious work being done by the back and arms. This promotes both strength and flexibility throughout the wide range of leg and arm motion, while challenging the back in the middle of the stroke and the abs at the end. In addition, customers say that the rhythmic nature of rowing helps clear the head and ease the stress of the day.

The Model D comes with a PM3 performance monitor that accurately tracks your distance, speed, pace, calories, and watts, with five display options for rowers--all data, force curve, rowing with a pace boat, bar chart, and large print. The monitor also provides easy menu-driven operation, letting you access a powerful list of features, including preset and favorite workouts, trials against a previous performance or pace boat, FISH games, animated rowers that teach techniques, and multiple language options. If motivation is what you need, you'll find it in Concept2's online challenges, Million Meter Club, and online ranking.

The Model D is also notably comfortable, with an ergonomic handle that allows for a natural arm and hand position; an aluminum rail capped with a stainless-steel track for smooth seat movements; and adjustable Flex-foot footrests. Other details include a removable LogCard that stores your workout data and personal preferences; built-in heart rate monitoring with an optional Polar receiver (sold separately); a USB interface for easy data transfer to a PC or Mac; caster wheels for quick mobility; and a collapsible design for efficient transport and storage.

The Model D requires a footprint of 9 by 4 feet for use and offers a weight capacity of 500 pounds. It also carries a five-year warranty on frame parts and a two-year warranty on moving parts and the monitor.



Manufactured by the company that set the standard in rowing, the Concept2 Model D Indoor Rower delivers proven performance and fitness benefits. Concept2 Indoor Rowers are used worldwide by Olympic athletes, cardiac rehab patients, and every caliber of rower in between. Rowing provides superb total-body cardiovascular conditioning in a smooth impact-free exercise. A great investment, this commercial-grade machine is recommended for home use and supported with free online motivational tools such as the Concept2 online logbook, rowing challenges and training forum. The self-calibrating Performance Monitor (PM3), included with each Model D, displays workout data, five display options, a LogCard to record results, games and more! Every Concept2 Indoor Rower comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and limited 2-year parts, 5-year frame warranty.

Features:
  • Indoor rowing machine with sliding seat for complete total body workouts
  • Quiet flywheel minimizes noise while providing smooth feel of water rowing
  • Lets rowers choose between sleek, fast boat and slow, heavy boat
  • PM3 performance monitor tracks your distance, speed, pace, and calories
  • Requires footprint of 9 x 4 feet; 500-pound capacity; 5-year frame warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • very happy
    i've only had the rower for a week so take this review with a grain of salt.
    pro's
    easy to assemble. you only need to attach the front legs.
    quiet in operation
    built like a tank. should last forever.
    computer is probably the best in the rower market.
    concept 2 will sell you the parts if it ever need them.
    concept 2 does not forget their users. go on the site and see all the help and motivational things available. they do their best to see that you continue to use it . too many exercise machines end up as clothes racks and concept doesn't want that to happen with their rowers.

    con's

    the only one i can think of is that i am so out of shape i am still suffering a little when i use it. the point is i am using it and i know it will get easier as i progress.


    i am so happy with this unit my sister has also purchased one.

    if you are looking to lose weight, get in shape the rower is the best all round unit you can use....more info
  • Indoor rowing newbie that loves the Concept 2 machine
    I've been constantly exercising using the Concept 2 Indoor Rowing Machine. I must say that I've been enjoying exercising far more now, than when I used to run.

    Using an indoor rower makes me feel like Im getting all the exercise I need without the pain that one encounters while running. The product came neatly assembled and was very easy to install. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars is because the flywheel housing does not appear to have been aligned well while being assembled, but this in no way detracts from the performance of the machine.

    The machine appears easy to use and maintain and the instructional DVD and manual are good to get everyone started on discovering the joys of indoor rowing. It also feels well-built with no flimsy parts and looks like it could last for years provided one performs all the routine maintenance....more info
  • "The Rower"
    You need go no further than a major crew regatta such as the Head of the Charles to understand why Concept2 rowers are regarded as the best available. Generally there are only a few rower manufacturers represented in vendor alley, and the one with the crowd will be Concept2. Found in crew boathouses everywhere, not only are they well-built and smooth, but can even be linked together to work in unison for training purposes. It's actually quite amazing to see in action. Concept2 also has an enormously enthusiastic user base that competes across the world. That's indoor rower competition! You'll also find Concept2 rowers in gyms everywhere - they're very tough.

    Concept2 makes two models. They are actually fairly close in specs and the pricing difference is a few hundred dollars. This listing is for Concept2's D model with their PM3 electronics module. I view the principal difference between the D and E models as height (the E is a bit taller). The E also comes standard with the PM4 module, while the D is available with either the PM3 or PM4. For most people the major difference between the 2 modules is that the PM4 comes with heart rate monitoring and a chest strap. If you don't need HR monitoring or already have a standalone monitor, you'll be quite happy with the item presented here - the D model with the PM3. ...more info
  • Rolex of Rowers
    I've used a few of the rowers. And while the water rower appeals to the Martha Stewart crowd. If you want the best overall rower, the C2 is the 'Rolex of Rowers' that all the other wannabes aspire to be.

    The assembly instructions leave a lot to be desired. But if you study them up it all seems to come together. And C2 makes up for it by the copious instructions and DVD's on the meat and potatoes of the rowing game.

    Although I have not tested the screws and washers, they seem to be stainless steel. Everything about the C2 is top notch. Once you buy it the only thing left is to row!

    And Amazon's service was lightening fast - Outstanding!


    "Life is great when your in shape" - Jack La Lane...more info
  • The BEST!!!!!
    This is a solid well built piece of equipment. So easy to use and gives a great workout at your own pace. Shipping was fast. Assembly was just mins as all but the front support is already assembled. The machine is almost noiseless. It's smooth. I made a great choice. I am happy I spent the money and got a quality rower. ...more info
  • AWESOME MACHINE
    HAVE OWNED OTHER ROWERS BUT THE CONCEPT IS BY FAR THE BEST. SMOOTH OPERATION AND SET UP....NO PROBLEMS..... AND AWESOME WORK OUT. WELL WORTH EVERY PENNY. CHECK OUT MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AT THEIR WEB SITE. ...more info
  • Best Ever
    I ordered this item several weeks ago. It actually came a day sooner than expected. It was a snap to put together. I had been going to the gym several times a week to use their concept2 and since getting my own. I haven't been back to the gym. Maybe when the pool opens in the summer. Anyway. I use this every day. THere is no better piece of exercise equipment. I am rowing 5x a week and loving it. I can't say enough great things about it. If you want a strong core and overall excellent cardiac health. This is the machine. Most under used or misunderstood piece of equipment in the gym. But those of us who discover it. Love it. Anyway, buy one you won't regret it. ...more info
  • Fine rowing machine but offensively expensive in the UK
    The product is fine. Reasonable value for money in the US. A bit of nuisance to have to transport it from the US but UK price is nearly twice as much and at that level is extremely poor value. Don't buy in the UK until the UK distributor adopts a more reasonable price policy....more info
  • Your search ends here.
    This is the most perfect and dependable piece of exercise equipment that I own. It's used by the Oarsome Foursome, as well as Xeno Muller (in his workout DVD series and his rowing gym). The Concept2 website is very informative, and has goal-oriented plans (the concept2 UK site has a bit more in this regard, oddly). The company sends a free t-shirt once you've rowed 1,000,000 meters (there's a Million Meter Club) and continues to motivate you with pins and such. I've never received a nagging phone call from them (like Bowflex, etc.). And does it work? Do you get fit and feel better? If you actually use it :) ... yes, of course you do. However, I recommend that you get yourself a pair of neoprene padded gloves, because if you row often, you may be bothered initially by some small blisters....more info
  • Intregal part of my 75 pound weight loss!!!
    I own the Concept 2 Model D. I purchased it last year after an exhausting field and internet search. I "casually" used it for several months until a few months ago when I became very serious about losing weight. I now use the rower 5 to 6 times a week 30 minutes minimum- with an average of 45 minutes and occasionally (usually Saturday mornings) a 60 minute workout. I do not overdue the individual workouts, and maintain about a 23 stroke per minute rhythm.

    I chose this rower for several reasons. First, the great reviews on internet websites. Secondly, I was very impressed with the sales associate. He did not try to "oversell" me, instead he convinced me that for my needs the model D was more than sufficient. Third, I was fortunate enough to try one out at a friends home gym- I was impressed. Lastly- this is a high quality machine- very sturdy and well designed.

    I utilize this machine, along with a low carb diet and walking 3-4 miles 2 to 3 times a week, to lose 75 pounds! I started this last September 2008- weighing in at nearly 300 pounds at 6'1". As of now, end of March 2009, I am down to 225 and feel great! That's it, no magic other than consistency! If it were not for this rower, my efforts would have been much, much less successful. (I tried walking alone on previous attempts and walking by itself as the main exercise did not cut it for me for drastic weight loss.)

    This rower offers a full body workout! I ordered the machine and it arrived inside of a week. The rower literally snaps together. I did call customer service with a couple questions, and they were very helpful and walked me through the set-up. It is sturdy for big guys like me. The only maintenance I have done is an occasional wiping of light oil on the pull chain- that's it. The machine is not so noisy that I can't watch TV while working out. I strongly recommend this rower!...more info
  • This machine is the universal rowing standard
    The Concept2 Indoor Rowing Machine is the universal standard for quality rowing machines. If you want to perform this indoor exercise correctly, this is the machine to use. If you visit any high school, college, or club rowing program you will find Concept2 rowing machines are likely the only rowing machines they use. It is good for sweep rowers and scullers, gives you lots of workout feedback, and requires very little maintenance. My model D has over 2,000,000 meters on it and neither of us show any sign of slowing down. Older, used Model A, B, and C indoor rowers still retain their value, work well, and have faithful and dedicated users. If you're going to purchase an indoor rower, make an investment for the long-term because this machine (or the Model E) is the only one to consider....more info
  • Great Product
    The Concept is awesome. It provides a low to no impact workout that is a great alternative to treadmills or elliptical machines. It's easy to assemble and takes up a lot less room than the other machines as well. In addition, the machine is well made and is fairly simple - so less parts to break or repair down the road. Best of all, Amazon got the Concept 2 to me in 2 days!

    Unlike ellipticals or treadmills, the Concept 2 does take a little practice and requires good technique in order to get a good workout. As long as you watch the included DVD and practice your technique the first few times on the Concept 2 you will be getting the workout of your life before you know it....more info