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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 05/08/2010 by rigger66 (1 review written)
i bought an oxbridge rower and the chain broke , did anybody get the chain fixed ?… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/02/2010
i took my time trying to find a good priced rower and seen this reduced from £400 to £200 , having bought i have found it to be utter rubbish it's noisey, foot plates are useless and am trying to sell it for £50 in local paper!… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/08/2009
The Beny R808 air rower is such a poor performer that the manufacturers should be ashamed about putting it on the market. Buy this rower only if you want something that can sit in your exercise room and look pretty and impressive. As a working rowing machine I have to say it is total junk.
I bought one new for £250 in mid-January 2009 but 4 months later during an exercise session the chain broke free from its housing and so the rower became unusable.
The suppliers were very understanding… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/09/2008
I bought the Oxbridge folding rower and at first, used weighted rowing exercises in the gym, as I thought it would be too easy. It turns out over tens of minutes to be an excellent piece of equipment. Rowing replaced my occasional road running in the winter months. When I went back on the road the four mile runs seemed easy by comparison. It is easy to get caught up in attempts to maintain or beat your personal best time. 20 minutes leaves you breathless and the more your try to move quickly… Read Full Review
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Written by dizzypaul
" A chav rowing machine! " Read More
Written by Nitzablossom
" Wholly Satisfied WaterRower Customer " Read More
Written by CharlesThorpe
" Good rowing machine at least if you are not too strong, minor flaws " Read More