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Old 02-03-2013, 02:35 AM   #1
Desmond Pegrum
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Cheaper Rowers

There isn't that much i'm missing in terms of home equipment, but a rower is one of them

Concept 2s are rarer and more expensive in Australia (Model E is almost 2K, Model D is around 1600)

Second hand ones rarely come up where i am in Australia and they are usually still pretty expensive

Cheaper rowers, ones which cost around $400. Are they any use at all ?

Or will they be a total waste of money ?

Something like this

http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/exceed...tension-rower/
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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Re: Cheaper Rowers

There are other rowers that will work well. Just make sure its a quality one. The only issue would be comparing times rowed on a brand x rower versus a C2.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:25 AM   #3
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Re: Cheaper Rowers

I've heard Schwinn makes a decent rower, however I went to their website and it looks like they don't make it anymore. If you could find one of those it might be worth it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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Re: Cheaper Rowers

Im probably gonna bite the bullet and get a C2. If it lasts a long time, it's worth it. Rowing is something you can do for years

You can store the C2 model D upright can't you ? How much space would it take up doing it like that ?
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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Re: Cheaper Rowers

They can be stored upright. Less than a meter square, since it is in a "T" shape, with the front legs the top of the T and the flywheel the upright. They don't take up much space.

They last for YEARS if even moderate care is taken with them, so they are worth it. I know about the cost -- our gym is in Thailand and we have to import them. But they are worth it.

Buy a good piece of expensive equipment, cry once. Buy cheap and cry every time you replace it...
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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Re: Cheaper Rowers

Not sure about shipping costs however you can get them cheaper from Concept2 themselves.

New, ex-demo and second hand are cheaper then the prices you mentioned.

https://shop.concept2.com.au/indoor-rowers/

Shipping might be better with Gym and Fitness
http://www.gymandfitness.com.au/exer...g-machine.html

Personally I use a WaterRower and am more then happy with the workout it provides. Although I think the stronger Aussie dollar makes the Concept2 a better option then when I purchased a few years ago.
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