My Concept 2 Rowing Machine – Expectations Exceeded

Two weeks ago, I ordered a new Concept 2 rowing machine.  I paid full price so in no way are my comments influenced by any discount or commission from Concept 2.

I looked around for a used machine, but 1) there were none to be found locally and 2) the ones I saw outside of my area were nearly as expensive as a new one.

Deciding which indoor rower to purchase was an easy decision given my experience with the Concept 2’s  at my local CrossFit gym.  These rowing machines are in constant use and work flawlessly, and when a component does wear out, the parts are easy to obtain and are not terribly expensive.

I must confess that when I received the box, I was expecting to spend the better part of the day becoming an expert in the assembly of indoor rowing machines.  I have bought enough furniture and kids toys to understand what the dreaded “some assembly required” actually means.

So with trepidation, I unboxed a new Concept 2 Model D Rowing Machine, the cornerstone of the home gym I will build over the coming year.

However, my concern was clearly unfounded.  Requiring only 8 screws to attach the support arms to the base and a quick snap together of the two main sections, the indoor rower was assembled.

Literally, I was using my new rower in approximately 15 minute after I opened the box.

Concept 2 Rowing Machine - Model D

Well done Concept 2 – Thanks for exceeding my expectations!