Tri Talk HomepageTri Talk EventsTri Talk ForumsBlogsTri Talk TrainingTri TradeTriPlayerWikiTeam Tri Talk
best cheap rowing machine?
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TriTalk.co.uk Forum Index -> Gear
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
fat buddha




Joined: 13 Jul 2004
Posts: 2351
Location: rural Zuzzex

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I found a second hand Kettler Axom (RRP 480) for 150 and have found it excellent. Not flimsy at all, very stable and I really enjoy it.


back in the day when Mrs FB was rowing (25+ years ago - sheesh - where have the years gone?) we had a Giro (not the cycle brand) rowing machine at home - in concept (groan... Rolling Eyes ). it was similar to the Keppler using a magnetic system for resistance rather than air. it worked well but against a C2 it felt a little easier to pull but you still got a good workout on it. I don't know when Giro went out of business but maybe the Keppler is the modern version of it.

we have a C2 now - quite an old one I bought off a friend at a VERY good price as it was rusting away in his damp summerhouse. a bit of TLC and it's as right as rain.

there's a 2017 review here of various brands - the Keppler's not mentioned but an equivalent from JLL is - http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/fitness-equipment/1405575/best-rowing-machines-the-best-rowing-machines-from-200-1
_________________
And the lord said unto John; "come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chrace




Joined: 28 Apr 2010
Posts: 2516
Location: Eating a Yorkie

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
Quote:
I found a second hand Kettler Axom (RRP 480) for 150 and have found it excellent. Not flimsy at all, very stable and I really enjoy it.


back in the day when Mrs FB was rowing (25+ years ago - sheesh - where have the years gone?) we had a Giro (not the cycle brand) rowing machine at home - in concept (groan... Rolling Eyes ). it was similar to the Keppler using a magnetic system for resistance rather than air. it worked well but against a C2 it felt a little easier to pull but you still got a good workout on it. I don't know when Giro went out of business but maybe the Keppler is the modern version of it.

we have a C2 now - quite an old one I bought off a friend at a VERY good price as it was rusting away in his damp summerhouse. a bit of TLC and it's as right as rain.

there's a 2017 review here of various brands - the Keppler's not mentioned but an equivalent from JLL is - http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/fitness-equipment/1405575/best-rowing-machines-the-best-rowing-machines-from-200-1

Do you mean the JTX? At 164 new for the JLL I'd expect fairly sh!te manufacturing but the JTX at 495 would be comparable. My point was that there's a lot of savings on non-Concept2 rowers in the second hand market. Concept2 seems to hold value, likely for good reason, but less savings to be made in my situation.
_________________
Where the mind goes the body follows.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TriTalk.co.uk Forum Index -> Gear All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2
  Share
 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum





Home | About TT | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertising | Contact TT
Copyright ©2003-2015 TriTalk®.co.uk. All rights reserved.