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Old 07-11-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
Martin McSweeney
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Concept 2 rower questions

What are the differences between the Concept 2 models other than the monitors?

Can a model B be upgraded to a C or D by ordering parts?

I ask this because I was just offered a Model B with a new fan cover, seat and handle?

My main concern is being able to adjust the damping level and the noise.

Any input is appreciated.

Lastly, what is a decent price on Craigslist for used rowers?

There is one locally for $500 and it has a fan cover and adjustment (1-10). It's in great condition but I couldn't tell what model it was.

Any pics would help.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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Re: Concept 2 rower questions

There is one locally for $500 and it has a fan cover and adjustment (1-10). It's in great condition but I couldn't tell what model it was.

its a C or better. 500 is a good price.. offer 400 settle inbetween. its a good deal.
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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Re: Concept 2 rower questions

Hi, Martin,

I just bought a Concept 2 Model C with the PM3 monitor in excellent condition here in Fresno, CA(used only a few times) for $400 if that helps you ballpark what you should spend. Here are some of my thoughts with "****" (below). Hope this helps a little. Lisa

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What are the differences between the Concept 2 models other than the monitors?

****One difference I notice is that they went to plastic from metal in many of the areas of the new machines. Makes them easier (lighter) to move around which is nice. The Model C I now have is also much quieter than one I owned about 8 years ago.

Can a model B be upgraded to a C or D by ordering parts?

****Not sure, but I found the people at Concept 2 (phone number on the website) extremely helpful with all questions. You might want to give them a ring.

I ask this because I was just offered a Model B with a new fan cover, seat and handle?

My main concern is being able to adjust the damping level and the noise.

Any input is appreciated.

Lastly, what is a decent price on Craigslist for used rowers?

There is one locally for $500 and it has a fan cover and adjustment (1-10). It's in great condition but I couldn't tell what model it was.

****There is a serial number underneath the top of the "V" frame right behind the fly wheel if this makes sense. If you can get the serial number, you can call Concept 2 and they can tell you the year and the model.

Any pics would help.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:23 PM   #4
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Re: Concept 2 rower questions

You can retrofit a B with certain parts like a new handle, PM2, 3 or 4 monitor, plastic footboards, etc., but you can't upgrade it to a C or D. The Model D and above can be broken down into two pieces for easier storage, whereas the B and C cannot. The B has a metal "squirrel cage" covering, while the C, D and E have a sheet metal covering. The damper is much more adjustable on the C's and above, on the B, it's either open or closed. Also, the B has the monitor attached to the squirrel cage, and the C and Ds have the monitor attached to an adjustable arm. That's really the biggest drawback for me.

Still, if you get a good price on it, a B works just fine. I live in Hawaii, and finding C2's on the island is very difficult, so out here, it's best to jump on something whenever one pops up on Craigslist. My patience paid off, and I got a B for $200, and I am more than satisfied with that price. Of course, where you live, you might get a better deal on one.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:42 PM   #5
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Re: Concept 2 rower questions

Guys (and gals),

Thanks for the responses. If you can believe it, I just bought a Concept 2 Model C in cherry condition for $300 cash. While it's not quite the deal someone in Anaheim scored a few days ago ($70 but I don't know the model), I believe it was quite fair.

I got a lot of responses on Craigslist once I posted a Wanted ad for a Concept 2. This is advice for those seeking a rower on C-List: post a wanted. I got three responses within 2 hours of of posting. In fact, within an hour of posting, someone in the 626 area code (San Gabirel Valley) copied my idea and posted multiple Concept 2 wanted ads.

So, for those on the prowl, there's s Model B for sale for about $200 right now in LA.

Good luck, Crossfitters.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:05 PM   #6
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Re: Concept 2 rower questions

Fantastic Martin! Yupp, there are some great deals to be had. Before we moved from Maryland to Cali we actually gave our Model B to a girl who was training for her college rowing team. She was thrilled and we were happy for her to get it. I guess what I am saying is, "right place, right time."

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Old 07-11-2008, 05:04 PM   #7
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Re: Concept 2 rower questions

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The Model D and above can be broken down into two pieces for easier storage, whereas the B and C cannot.
That is not entirely correct. The Model C breaks into 2 pieces as well (link WFS).
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:14 PM   #8
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That is not entirely correct. The Model C breaks into 2 pieces as well (link WFS).
My bad. I stand corrected.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:42 AM   #9
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Re: Concept 2 rower questions

Well,

While there might not be a lot of responses to this, I know a lot of people are using my idea. In fact, there are now about 5 posts like mine on Craigslist in LA. In fact, my listing on the OC Craigslist was reported and taken down by the community.

Just hope that it is Crossfitters using the idea.

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:19 AM   #10
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Re: Concept 2 rower questions

I just got an offer for $200 on a model B with small upgrades...good condition.
Two pictures attached.

But I also have an offer on a $400 model C, which has been upgraded pretty nicely...excellent condition.
Three pictures attached.

What do you think? Can anyone sell me on one or the other?? Benefits/negatives?

Thanks for the help!

ps. I loooooooove Craigslist! Woo hoo.
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