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Old 01-26-2009, 05:32 PM   #1
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Settle for a Model B for 200$ or wait for a Model C/D for 400$ ??

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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Re: Settle for a Model B for 200$ or wait for a Model C/D for 400$ ??

Wait for a later model
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:34 PM   #3
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Re: Settle for a Model B for 200$ or wait for a Model C/D for 400$ ??

damnit... so jealous of you guys stateside.... such a huge consumer market!!!

second hand rowers (if you get them!!) tend to go for $AUD$1200-1600.. brand new ones from $1800-$2200....

sigh.... as frank d mentioned, the cost of living in a country with endless coastlines...
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:37 PM   #4
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Re: Settle for a Model B for 200$ or wait for a Model C/D for 400$ ??

I picked up a C for $200, so definetly wait to get a C or a D.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:33 PM   #5
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Re: Settle for a Model B for 200$ or wait for a Model C/D for 400$ ??

Model B: that first hybrid road/mtn bike you got when you didn't know any better.

Model C/D: the real road bike that you got once you knew what you were doing and even though the hills are the same size you just feel better when climbing them.

Wait for the newer models unless you're really strapped for money, the model B is better than nothing but rowing is happier on the model C/D.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:01 PM   #6
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Re: Settle for a Model B for 200$ or wait for a Model C/D for 400$ ??

Aside from that, I have seen model Bs go for $50-100, not $200. So if you were to settle, I wouldnt pay $200.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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Aside from that, I have seen model Bs go for $50-100, not $200. So if you were to settle, I wouldnt pay $200.
And Ive seen them as much as $400. Crazy people....
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:57 PM   #8
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Re: Settle for a Model B for 200$ or wait for a Model C/D for 400$ ??

Supply and demand, people.

I paid about $300 for my B, from the local rowing club when they upgraded. But the only alternative was a new D or E. We're about 5 hours' drive from anywhere that might conceivably have a "used" market.

Well worth my $300, though I'd obviously have preferred a C at that price.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:16 PM   #9
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Re: Settle for a Model B for 200$ or wait for a Model C/D for 400$ ??

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Model B: that first hybrid road/mtn bike you got when you didn't know any better.

Model C/D: the real road bike that you got once you knew what you were doing and even though the hills are the same size you just feel better when climbing them.

Wait for the newer models unless you're really strapped for money, the model B is better than nothing but rowing is happier on the model C/D.
Model B's were great machines and if you can find a well maintained one, it'll last you a long time. Now if you were a competetive rower and putting 20k a week on your erg, you'd probably want at least a C (which plenty of competetive rowing teams still use daily) but for Crossfit, Model B would work just fine. (heck, I know Olympic caliber rowers who still use Model B's)
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:45 PM   #10
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Re: Settle for a Model B for 200$ or wait for a Model C/D for 400$ ??

The only real reason I'd want a D over B/C is the fact that you can take it apart and transport it in 2 pieces. Otherwise I'd settle for whatever is cheapest.
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