Written on: 29/05/2010
The plus points for the Beny rower is that it is cheap, relatively speaking(to Concept2)easy to assemble with good instructions. Simple read out for strokes per minte, disctance covered, timer, calories used and number of strokes made. It has a comfortable seat for long ergs. It does the job and the air resistance feels about right compared to water.I have only ever rowed Concept 2 rowers for about 4 years in gyms so all this to compared to them.
The negatives compared to Concept2 rowers are... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2010
GOOD SOLID MACHINE HAD NONE OF THE PROBLEMS MENTIONED IN THE OTHER REVIEW GOOD FEATURES COMFY SEAT WELL BUILT AND GOOD LOOKING NICE WOODEN FOOT PLATES (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2009
Very similar experience to the other reviewer. Was so noisy that I couldn't use it without disturbing the neighbours. Computer never worked. Probably got around one hour use after which it broke. I'm thinking about buying a Concept2 now which I have used in the gym but am also considering hiring a water rower to see what that's like. (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2008
First one broke after only 2 months (20minutes' use per day). The chain stopped feeding back, the fan cam off its axle, the sensor stopped working, Totally unusable.
Replacement one had an odd centre of gravity which caused it to tip on the in stroke. Chain came off the axle 8 minutes 43 seconds into ownership.
Anything has to better than this - and yet it looked so nice. (read more)
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