Concept 2 Model D Rowing Machine Review

Concept 2 Model D Rowing Machine
Concept 2 Model D Rowing Machine
Concept 2 Model D Rowing Machine

Concept 2 Model D Features

  • PM5 advanced tracking console
  • Durable and sturdy design
  • Adjustable resistance
  • Exceptional comfort
  • Foldable design
  • Easy to transport around

Concept 2 Model D Specification

  • Dimensions – 243 cm x 61 cm x 113 cm
  • Weight – 26 kg
  • Max user weight – 227 kg
  • 5 year manufacturer warranty

Concept 2 Model D Rowing Machine Review

Concept 2 Model D is a professional advanced rowing machine that is being loved and used by professional rowers all across the world. It is very sturdy and high quality build, it has a monitor that shows very accurate workout stats as well as it has plenty of air resistance. This is the machine that is present in most of the gyms across the country as well as it is being used by Olympians during training and off season to help them keep fit.

The chain that is attached to the flywheel is made from nickel-plated steel. Rail, rear and front legs are also made from steel. This is a very durable material and it is proven to last for ages by many happy customers who bought this machine.

If you order this machine from Amazon, you will get it delivered for free right to your doorstep. It will come in a box with all machine parts inside, user manual and assembly instructions included. There will also be some tools included that will help the assembly. Usually it takes just right under 2 hours to assemble this machine and start rowing. If you have power tools it will speed up the assembly.

Resistance on Model D is automatically adjusts in response to the user. The harder you rown and faster is the pace, the more resistance you will feel. You can also adjust the resistance manually by setting up a spiral damper in the flywheel.

Concept 2 Model D Display Monitor
Concept 2 Model D Display Monitor

Concept 2 Model D has been designed to provide top-notch comfort for its users. The machine is designed to suit you and bring the most comfort possible – literally everything is adjustable. Footrests are large and adjustable and will accommodate foot of any size. There are also straps that will keep your feet safe in place. The handle can bend 10 degrees to provide the best comfort during your rowing sessions as well as it is covered in soft touch rubber to prevent blisters appearing on your hands. The rowing stroke is extremely smooth and machine make just a tiny bit of noise due to air resistance.

Model D comes with an amazing multi-functional PM5 display.  It can also pivot for storage purposes as well as you can adjust its height and angle. Concept 2 Model D ergometer is one of the most advanced in the world. The monitor will be able to show you following stats:

  • Distance Rowed
  • Rowing Speed
  • Calories Burned
  • Watts
  • Pace

Also the display can switch between these modes:

  • All data
  • Bar chart
  • Large print
  • Force curve
  • Paceboat/pacer

These are perfect for rowing enthusiasts and will give you that extra bit of information needed to motivate you and help you keep track of your fitness level. These charts and data will help you to adjust your workout and get the best results. For example it is always handy to see a pacer  in order to remain consistent with your pace during your workout.

There is also a heart rate monitor option available for users. You can use Bluetooth to connect to this system using iPhone or Android phone with free Concept 2 app. The app will provide you an additional feedback and is also a good way to store your workouts right on your mobile device.

When you are done with your rowing workout, you can use a quick-release mechanism that will allow you to separate rower into two different pieces and fold it. This requires no tools at all and it is very convenient for storing it. There are also wheels attached to the front of the rower that will let you transport the machine without any lifting involved. In general this machine is very easy to store as it takes very small amount of space.

The machine can accommodate users who weight up to 227 kg or 35.5 stones! Regarding height, the machine can suit users who are way above 6ft. Tall users will be able to fully extend their legs when performing rowing stroke without any discomfort.


  • Multi functional professional display
  • Durable and sturdy machine
  • Folds in half for space saving
  • Transport wheels for easy of moving it around


  • Price, not affordable for beginners

Concept 2 Model D Rower Video

What customers say about Concept 2 Model D

If you are planning to buy a premium rowing machine – then this is the right one for you. I am very pleased with the equipment, very easy to assemble, amazing smooth rowing stroke and in general it feels very sturdy. I am having a lot of pleasure using it every 2/3 days. Best machine out there on the market!

This is the best rowing machine that is found in the gyms all over the UK. It is extremely reliable and robust and it is clearly built to last for long. The rower is not too big but it can handle a tall and heavy user. Top machine!

This is probably the best rower in the world! It is a very strong item and it is being extensively used by all of the family and it still shows no signs of wear and tear. I give this machine five stars out of five!

Great rowing machine! Very good quality, computer is great! It may seem pricey,
but the machine is literally bomb-proof and can last for at least a decade. It is well worth the money.


Overall, Concept 2 Model D is a high-end rowing machine and is obviously a bit more expensive than other models that are there for beginners. But, this is an exceptionally amazing rowing machine and is proven to be great in terms of longevity, quality and monitoring. Model D will work all your body muscles, burn fat, get you lean and improve your general health.

If you are looking for best rowing machine out there, Concept 2 Model D is definitely a leader rowing machine on the market, and if you are passionate about rowing and looking for a machine that will last a decade – look no more.

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