Concept 2 Model D Rower PM5 Review And Info

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Concept 2 Model D Rower
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The Concept 2 Model D rower provides a form factor that is easy to tuck away or hang on a wall. The quality build ensures a smooth glide for years to come while the onboard system provides plenty of workout routines and even some gamification of your cardio-based workout.


Easily tears down for compact storage

Light-weight enough to mount on a wall but supports 500 pounds.

Stainless steel track and flywheel design offer incredibly smooth movements.

A state-of-the-art air intake system provides for a very quiet row.

Excellent warranty on the frame and parts.

10-degree bend in the handle feels natural while rowing.


The price is high compared to other rowers. We think the cost is justified but none-the-less it’s expensive.

The Concept 2 Model D Rower is the perfect addition to any garage gym or home gym setup. The rower’s compact size and 57-pound weight profile make it easy to store when not in use while its weight load extending up to 500 pounds makes the rower perfect for just about anyone. Users particularly enjoy the quick breakdown that is offered thanks to a two-segment design. 

Don’t want to break down your rower? caster wheels can also allow you to easily scoot the machine out of the way.

Just keep in mind that it’s a long unit and requires a footprint of 8’x2′ when in use.

Where the Model D rower really shines is the actual performance it delivers. The rower offers an air-resistance system that minimizes noise to the level of about a typical fan. In our experience, the Model D Rower is very quiet thanks to its flywheel design and stainless steel track that will provide hours of consistent movement. 

Speaking of performance, the PM5 part of this rower’s name derives from its non-backlit Performance Monitor 5 (PM5) that is easy to use while providing for easy exercise monitoring and challenges to keep you rowing to new personal highs. 

The Concept 2 Model D Rower features ergonomically designed handles and adjustable foot-rests that are comfortable even during longer rowing sessions. We have found that the 10-degree bend in the rower’s handles make for a very natural grip.

Concept 2 backs up the build quality on its Concept 2 Model D Rower with a five-year limited warranty on the frame and a two-year limited warranty for all included parts.

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Concept 2 Model D Rower PM5

A light-weight and compact rower that holds its own under heavy use.
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Written by James Kosur

James is a 20-year veteran of the digital media industry, an avid gym builder, and a dad to four kids, three dogs, and two cats. He's a DIYer who loves building stuff with his hands and a gamer who enjoys all facets of gaming.