Concept2 Model E Indoor Rowing Machine Reviews

Concept2 Model E is an upgraded version of already very popular and effective Model D. It is a strongly built air resistance rowing machine which provides the user with full body workout and helps them to get rid of extra body fat.

Initially, Model E was developed for the commercial purposes such as gym or other professional training facilities. Later, seeing the popularity of Model D and demand of users for the upper model, it was added to the catalog of home fitness equipment.

Due to very intelligent designing of this rower it offers realistic rowing movement that gives you the sensation of rowing the real boat across the real stretch of water.

You can burn from 300 to 500 calories in just one hour, depending on the intensity and effort you have put in the workout.

Model E is designed and made by Concept2, who are the illustrious manufacturers of the rowing equipment.

Established in 1976 and based in Vermont, USA, it is one of the pioneer companies to manufacture the air resistance rowing machines for domestic use.

They are dedicated in providing most innovative and quality products to their customers, therefore setting up the very high standards for their competitors in the industry.

Extraordinary performance, longevity, post-sale support and customer service makes Concept2 Indoor Rowers a very popular choice for the athletes and other fitness conscious people.


Technical Specifications

  • Resistance type: Air
  • Display: Performance Monitor 5
  • Overall Length: 96” or 244cm
  • Width: 24” or 61cm
  • Seat Height: 20” or 51cm
  • Materials (frame): Aluminum and Steel
  • Chain: Nickel-plated steel chain
  • Maximum user capacity: 500lbs or 227kg
  • Monorail Length: 54” or 137cm (Extra-long monorail available at an additional cost)
  • Storage Space: 27” x 47” x 54”
  • Machine weight: 65lbs or 29kg
  • Product Colour: Dark Blue, Black or Gray
  • Warranty: 5 years for the frame, 2 years on the parts


Product Features

Concept2 Model E Indoor Rowing MachineModel E is equipped with latest Performance Monitor (PM5) which is very easy to operate. It provides comparable and precise workout data, therefore helping users to keep a close eye on their development.

The backlight makes the display brighter and easily visible from distance.

It allows you to save the previous workout data, which you can transfer to your computer using USB flash drive.

Flywheel and spiral damper of this model allows the user to have full control over the resistance level. The damper regulates the airflow according to the flywheel, so the air resistance generated by flywheel directly depends upon the pull force. Harder you pull, stronger is resistance and vice versa.

This makes it completely suitable for both novice users and more experienced ones. The flywheel also suppresses the mechanical noise and makes the whole rowing process smother.

Unlike Model D, this model has a higher seat, with height of 20 inches that provides the best position for workout and makes it very comfortable and easy to get on and of the rower.

The seat is well padded and allows the user to work out for longer duration of time without experiencing any discomfort.

This model is built from strong material which makes it last for long time. It has a very well designed sturdy frame that ensures stability even under extreme workout session.



Easy and Comfortable to Use

Model E is similarly designed like Model D and is equally simple to use. Due to its automatically adjustable air resistance feature both beginners and professional athletes can use it easily and effectively to make their cardiovascular system healthier.

The machine has adjustable footrest which can easily accommodate a wide range of foot sizes. It helps the user to maintain balance while rowing on machine and also allows user to do workout more efficiently and comfortably.

Performance Monitor comes preloaded with some pretty interesting training sessions which work on different muscle of the body to tone them up. It is also helpful in keeping you motivated, while prevents you from getting bored by doing same exercises again and again.

Concept2 Model E Indoor Rowing Machine

Parts and Assembly

Assembling this rowing machine is really a simple job. Even the first time users can easily figure out the procedure of setting this rower up.

If user faces any problem in doing so, a well-illustrated instruction guide is provided with the machine which explains the whole assembling process and functioning of the machine in detail.

It took me around 50 minutes to set this rig up, as I am not really that good with all this mechanical stuff, but, I am quite sure that a more experienced user could have easily done this job within 20 – 25 minutes.

You don’t have to purchase any extra tools to assemble this machine, as all the required tools and accessories are given with in the boxed package.


Final Verdict

Users have very highly acclaimed and rated this product for its sturdiness, durability and high performance. Some users have reported that they have lost as much as 30 pounds within a month.

Concept2 Model E Indoor Rowing Machine is made to last long and is recommended as most efficient domestic fitness equipment by many professional athletes.

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