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Old 11-21-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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Concept Model A

Can anyone tell me if a Model A is adequate for CrossFit? I have a chance to pick one up for $275 (may be negotiable).

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Old 11-21-2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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Re: Concept Model A

Hi Scott,

Yes,it's adequate but not ideal as I don't believe the model A has a monitor. There are ways to estimate around it. You may also be able to retrofit; not sure. Do a search and check out the excellent Concept 2 site.

IMO, $275 is twice what I would pay for a model A; if I'd even get one at all. I found a barely used model C for $350. I'd keep waiting and watching CraigsList.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:15 PM   #3
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Re: Concept Model A

Thanks John. I've been scouring Craigslist for about a month now. My problem is that I'm about 5 hours from any major city. I'm sure I'll find something eventually. I was actually hoping this one was a model B. $275 would have been a decent price then.

I've pretty much set myself on finding a Model C for $400. I know it's doable if I'm patient. I've missed 2 already so I'll just keep hunting.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
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Re: Concept Model A

$275 is a bit much, I see C's go for that price on craigslist fairly often.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:26 PM   #5
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Re: Concept Model A

A model A, in my opinion, no more than $25. It will cost more than $200 to upgrade the monitor. Be patient and keep watching for at least a C.

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Old 11-27-2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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Re: Concept Model A

I've got a Model 'A' and it's a fine machine...
it was over priced at $300, but it was worth it...
and you have to factor the $180ish monitor if you want meaningful feedback regarding times/distances/power/energy.
So it was nearly $500 for me...but in the months following the purchase I didn't see a single C2 rower around...
It's in great condition BTW...

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Old 11-28-2007, 06:13 AM   #7
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Re: Concept Model A

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Thanks John. I've been scouring Craigslist for about a month now. My problem is that I'm about 5 hours from any major city. I'm sure I'll find something eventually. I was actually hoping this one was a model B. $275 would have been a decent price then.

I've pretty much set myself on finding a Model C for $400. I know it's doable if I'm patient. I've missed 2 already so I'll just keep hunting.
Since you're stuck up in the UP, and most likely need to have it shipped to you anyhow (you aren't going to find one around Detroit most likely, there's people around here hounding for them suckers all day long), I'd search any major city's Craigslist for a Model B or newer, and have the guy ship it to you. It'll cost a bit more, but better than dropping way too much on a Model A.

For example, I found a Model B in Pittsburgh for a hundred bucks A friend who lived in Pittsburgh was driving back up to Michigan the next weekend and picked it up for me. There's lots of ways to work it.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:47 AM   #8
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Re: Concept Model A

Matt,

Yeah, that's a pretty sweet deal. Right now, I have brothers in EauClaire, WI which is near Minneapolis and my other brother is near Atlanta. My daughters are at FSU. So. I am watching Craigslist for those areas and I can have them bring it to me if I get one. I missed a pair of model C's in the Oxford area for $400 each. I'm still kicking myself over that one. It would have been worth driving down to pick them up.
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