Written on: 02/11/2010
This review is for the I Rower (both Orange and white and Black and white versions).
This is a magnetic rower which has a quiet wheel when rowing gently but gets a bit clunky when you put some effort into it.
The seat sqeaks a lot when rowing due to having plastic runners on a metal bar. Also, where metal meets plastic, you will get further squeaking (the upright at the back of the machine; where the footplate meets the wheel). This drives me nuts!
But the reason for reviewing two versions is that I have just broken my second machine. The footplate is made of 2mm plastic (approx) that, when you put pressure on it when rowing, something that you cannot avoide, the plastic cracks across the middle, then starts to crack around the edges, then bits fall off. Then the plastic that joins the left foot to the right foot cracks.
Also, the LCD screen is very dull so prepare to have a spotlight on it if you want to see it.
Lastly, don't even think about a refund. Reebok don't do it and Fitness Superstore will only offer a credit note. So, I will just have to keep phoning Reebok for free replacement parts until someone see sense.
In short, this machine looks nice but has poor design and cheap materials.
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