Compare Indoor Rowers

With three models to choose from, you can select the indoor rower that best meets your needs and preferences. To help you choose, have a look at the usage scenarios below or view a side-by-side comparison. Regardless of which Concept2 Indoor Rower you choose, you’ll get a great workout!

Comparing the Model D and Model E

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Home User

  • Model D

    Model D

    The Model D is our best-selling machine. This is our most affordable option and provides everything you need for a great workout at home. The Model D is most familiar to on water rowers who are looking for the same workout as in most boathouses. The Model D is the standard for indoor rowing competitions or submitting scores for recruiting.

  • Model E

    Model E

    The Model E is a good choice if you would like a machine with a higher seat height, or if you prefer the appearance of the Model E.

    The increased seat height of the Model E also makes it easier to get on and off the machine, especially if you have limited mobility or flexibility with your knees or hips, if you have difficulty with balance, or if you’ll be getting on the machine from a wheelchair.

  • Dynamic

    Dynamic

    If you are accustomed to rowing on the Model D or E, you will notice several differences when you switch to the Dynamic. Most noticeably, your feet do the sliding. The seat is essentially stationary. This helps make the physics and feel of rowing on the Dynamic much more like a lightweight boat. Also, there is less return force in the handle pulling you back up to the catch. This shifts more control of the stroke length and coordination to the user, as is the case in a rowing shell. If you are training at home to row or race on the water, consider the Dynamic.

Although the Model D and E have a larger footprint than the Dynamic (96 in/244 cm versus 76 in/193 cm), they separate in the middle for storage—important to consider if you want to store the machine between workouts.

Rowing Clubs or Teams

Model D

The Model D is well-suited for rowing clubs and teams, many of which typically have a number of Model Ds already. The lower price also makes it possible to purchase more indoor rowers.

Dynamic

The Dynamic Indoor Rower, introduced in December 2010, is another option for rowing teams to consider. The Dynamic was designed to be more similar to rowing on the water and promotes good rowing habits. Two or more Dynamics can easily be linked together for training timing of movements within a team boat. For team training, the Model D and Model E can also be connected via Slides (sold separately).

High-Use or
Commercial Facility

Model E

For fitness facilities and other high-use, multiple-user environments, we recommend the Model E. The additional height for improved accessibility and visibility, along with the extra ruggedness, all contribute to make the Model E the model of choice for these applications.

Physical Education
or School Programs

Model D

Many schools opt for the affordability of the Model D, so that there is a sufficient student-to-indoor rower ratio. The PM5 allows teachers to set up machines for racing. Kids love it!


Specifications

 
Model D Model E Dynamic
Overall Length

96 in (244 cm)

96 in (244 cm)

76 in (193 cm)

Width

24 in (61 cm)

24 in (61 cm)

24.3 in (62 cm)

Seat Height 14 in (36 cm) 20 in (51 cm) 21.5 in (55 cm)
Monorail Length

54 in (137 cm)
Users with an inseam of 38 inches (96.5 cm) or more may require an extra-long monorail. Contact Concept2 for more information.

54 in (137 cm)
Users with an inseam of 38 inches (96.5 cm) or more may require an extra-long monorail. Contact Concept2 for more information.

Fits inseams up to 40 inches

Chain or Cord Nickel-plated steel chain Nickel-plated steel chain High strength synthetic drive cord
Chain/Cord Housing Partially enclosed Fully enclosed Partially enclosed
Monitor

PM5

PM5

PM5

Power Generation for PM Takes two D cell batteries. During your workout, the monitor draws power from the spinning flywheel to extend battery life. Takes two D cell batteries. During your workout, the monitor draws power from the spinning flywheel to extend battery life. Takes two D cell batteries. During your workout, the monitor draws power from the spinning flywheel to extend battery life.
Maximum User Weight

500 lbs (227 kg) as tested by Concept2.*
*300 lbs (135 kg) as tested per European Stationary Fitness Equipment Testing Standard EN 20957-7.

500 lbs (227 kg) as tested by Concept2.*
*300 lbs (135 kg) as tested per European Stationary Fitness Equipment Testing Standard EN 20957-7.

500 lb (227 kg)

Support Legs

Aluminum front legs, steel rear legs

Welded steel

Welded steel

Monitor Arm ABS plastic. Pivots for storage and to adjust monitor height. Monitor angle can also be adjusted. Fixed monitor arm made of aluminum. Monitor angle can be adjusted. Aluminum. Pivots for storage and to adjust monitor height. Monitor angle can also be adjusted.
Finish

Powder coat

Double powder coat with glossy finish

Powder coat

Color Scheme

Light grey or black

Light grey or black

Light grey with dark blue-grey accents.

Storage

Can be separated into two parts for easy storage

Can be separated into two parts for easy storage

Must be stored in its fully assembled state

Space Requirements

Assembled: 8 ft x 2 ft (244 cm x 61 cm)
With Clearance for Use: 9 ft x 4 ft (274 cm x 122 cm)
For Storage: 25 in x 33 in x 54 in (63.5 cm x 83.8 cm x 137.2 cm)

Assembled: 8 ft x 2 ft (244 cm x 61 cm)
With Clearance for Use: 9 ft x 4 ft (274 cm x 122 cm)
For Storage: 27 in x 47 in x 54 in (68.6 cm x 119.4 cm x 137.2 cm)

Assembled: 6.3 ft x 2 ft (193 cm x 62 cm)
With Clearance for Use: 7.5 ft x 4 ft (229 cm x 122 cm)
For Storage: 6.3 ft x 2 ft (193 cm x 62 cm)

Machine Weight

57 lb (26 kg)

65 lb (29 kg)

92 lb (42 kg)

Shipping Dimensions

One box:
15 in x 21.5 in x 56 in
(38 cm x 55 cm x 142 cm)

Two boxes:
15 in x 22 in x 56 in (38 cm x 56 cm x 142 cm)
13 in x 25 in x 28 in (33 cm x 64 cm x 71 cm)

Two boxes:
15 in x 22 in x 56 in (38 cm x 56 cm x 142 cm)
13 in x 9 in x 77 in (33 cm x 23 cm x 196 cm)

Shipping Weight

70 lb (32 kg)

Box 1: 58 lb (27 kg)
Box 2: 27 lb (13 kg)

Box 1: 57 lb (26 kg)
Box 2: 53 lb (24 kg)