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Choosing a Rowing Machine.

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2009/07/24 17:59:33 (permalink)
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Choosing a Rowing Machine.

hey everyone

ok so i got a bit of cash kickin about (around £200) and am interested in getting a rower, ofcorse id love to get a concept 2 new or used, but have no means of transporting anything that big, so i guess its gotta be delivered.

so far im looking at the v-fit tornado (looks as professional design wise as a concept and £180-ish)
and the Reebok iRower (air resistance also around £180)

id like to hear your views on these and which one would be best to get, ill be using it up to 5 times a week for around 30 minutes a day mabe a little more if needed.

also, one thing i dont know is if the reebok rower has a chain pull (from the handle) id guess if its a cord of some kind the life of the rower could be reduced oposed to the vfit tornado which has a chain pull.
thanks in advance.
-matt
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    stevev
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    Re:Choosing a Rowing Machine. 2009/07/25 18:36:00 (permalink)
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    Concept2 is the only real option, but £200 isn't enough for one
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    Re:Choosing a Rowing Machine. 2009/07/25 20:40:30 (permalink)
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    You could get a second hand cencept2 rower. Plently of gyms might have old ones lying around, so i would go and ask a few different gyms if they have some lying around they would be willing to sell. Could always try ebay aswell, powersellers.

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    Re:Choosing a Rowing Machine. 2009/07/26 17:03:41 (permalink)
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    ok will check some of the local gyms, ebay tends to be a problem for me as i dont have the option to drive 100 miles or so to pick one up though, and havent found any concept 2's under £400 hence why im looking at the others.
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    Re:Choosing a Rowing Machine. 2009/08/03 00:39:51 (permalink)
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    Powerhouse fitness have an infinity range which look ok
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    Re:Choosing a Rowing Machine. 2009/08/03 08:09:47 (permalink)
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    got to be second hand concept 2, ive just got one

    transport - it fit in the boot of my car
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    Re:Choosing a Rowing Machine. 2009/08/08 10:52:56 (permalink)
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    Over the years i've had my fair share of 'home type' cardio equipment, and on the whole it's been crap!
     
    If you want something for regular long term use then generally it won't hold up for long before bits wear out, fall off, etc..
     
     
    Without a doubt i'd be aiming to hold fire for now, save up so you can get a secondhand commercial rower. Then you can give it some welly without worrying about it breaking.
     
    This place is a bit out of your said price range, but gives an option at least:  www.healthclubsathome.com
     
     
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    Re:Choosing a Rowing Machine. 2009/08/08 13:53:30 (permalink)
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    HAS to be concept2 - simply the best in rowing, dont settle for anything less.

    Even if it means getting a used one or paying a couple extra. Any other second hand rower would not come with such quality


    lilbigman

    I think they are trying to out-alpha you.




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