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Old 04-11-2006, 05:30 AM   #1
Simon Boyce
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Apologies if this has come up before - couldn't find anything in recent posts. Does anyone have any experience with this model of rower? They're ridiculously cheap - around $300, so they're obviously not the highest quality. I'm wondering, though, if they're worth the money, since I can't afford the Concept.
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
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Simon:

No clue.

Link here for anyone who wants to comment:

http://www.megafitness.com/sta0098.html

Looks similar in design and construction to the Concept II. The early C2's had a weighted flywheel to provide more momentum to the movement (harder to start up, easier to keep going). Later ones are more "fan resistance" (I think), which is what this one appears to be.
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:44 AM   #3
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I don't know anything about this rower but...
My suggestion is to hold out for the CII. We keep hearing of people finding reasonable deals on Craigslist or Ebay, so maybe that option will work. Or save up and get a new one when you can. The CII is the standard, you'll love it, you'll never wear it out, and if you get something else you'll just wish you'd held out for the real thing, and eventually buy a CII anyway. Just do it right the first time.

(and no I don't work for CII, I'm at a little trucking company in Ohio - where we have one in the garage that is used every morning by a guy that is 300+ lb.)
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:00 AM   #4
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I was lucky enough to find a Model C Concept II for $200. This might seem odd, but one thing I really like about the C2 is the way it holds it's value. I'm sure I could use it for a few years and then sell it for $300-$400 easy.
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Old 04-12-2006, 07:08 AM   #5
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OK, thanks for the advice.
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