Integrity 2000 vs Concept II ergometers

Integrity 2000 vs Concept II ergometers

Post by Funes El Memorios » Wed, 22 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Hi There,
My name is Manolo. I'd like to know if there is too much difference
between Integrity and Concept II air ergometers. I think Integrity is
less expensive than Concept. I'm looking for some personal home
training since I left competition 5 years ago (with a couple of medals
thanks God). I live in Lima Peru and we used to train in Concept II B
rowing ergometers, now I'm 34 (still young I think).

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Integrity 2000 vs Concept II ergometers

Post by Koster J.A » Thu, 23 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hi There,
> My name is Manolo. I'd like to know if there is too much difference
> between Integrity and Concept II air ergometers. I think Integrity is
> less expensive than Concept. I'm looking for some personal home
> training since I left competition 5 years ago (with a couple of medals
> thanks God). I live in Lima Peru and we used to train in Concept II B
> rowing ergometers, now I'm 34 (still young I think).

Here's a page that shows the integrity 2000:
http://www.bigfitness.com/bigfit/rowers.html

I don't know it, as far as I know rowers only take three ergs seriously:

1) Concept II (B or C model): Most widely used, standard for comparison of test
results and erg races. High quality and long life, probably safest around
children.
2) Waterrower: Very silent, made to look like a piece of furniture. Aims for
home-use possibly in the living room. Uses a barrel of wate to generat
resistance and a sloshy "I am really rowing" sound. Display possibilities
somewhat limited.
3) RowPerfect and maybe that Derrick Read clone but that's cheating I think:
Most accurate rowing simulator with extensive software that shows power curves
of each stroke and stores workout sessions on floppy. So-called 'dynamic erg'
with a sliding seat AND sliding flywheel which results in a more realistic
rowing motion.

These three are I think approximately the same price, only the RowPertfect is
more expensive and must be
ordered at one of the RowPerfect dealers (see
http://www.cs.vu.nl/~a3aan/Roeien/Ergo/RowPerfect.html)

Other (cheaper) types apparently don't last long or don't feel right, but
that's just the gossip. If you find out any hands-on experience with a cheaper
erg, please let us know.

A3aan.

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Integrity 2000 vs Concept II ergometers

Post by Nick Sues » Fri, 24 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> .....Waterrower: Very silent, made to look like a piece of furniture. Aims
for
> home-use possibly in the living room. Uses a barrel of water to generate
> resistance and a sloshy "I am really rowing" sound

A very concise and fair summary, Adriaan, and please excuse my just chopping
out this little bit from it.

I now have a WaterRower in my lounge room, standing up against the wall, and
I ask visitors how they like my rowing machine. "Where is it?" they ask.
"You're looking at it" says Nicholas. I've got a bit of tinsel*** on it
now. Nearest I'll get to a Chrissie tree this year, since I'm such a
miserable old scrooge. And it is SO quiet. I do my ergs while watching TV at
normal volume. Trouble is that the only TV I ever make time for is cricket,
so my next erg will be when the Melbourne Test starts on Boxing Day.

And a very Merry Christmas to all my playmates on RSR!

Nicholas

 
 
 

Integrity 2000 vs Concept II ergometers

Post by Nick Sues » Wed, 05 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> What's the range of the seat glide on that?  I'm 6'6", and I come up
> near to the end of a Concept2 ...

> On Thu, 23 Dec 1999 11:10:19 +0800, "Nick Suess"


It is highly unlikely that I wrote something incomprehensible, unless it was
about cricket and you are American, which really means that it is your
problem, not mine. I suggest you retract immediately, or it will be pistols
at dawn. The last bloke had difficulty with my use of the word "whilst"
(which he failed to copy correctly). I realise that the prevalence of the
McDonalds culture means that few people under 25 can communicate in words of
more than half a syllable, but that's not my fault.

Now, in answer to your specific question, the seat travel on a standard
WaterRower is just over 36 inches (we'll use imperial, since that's how you
express your height). But that would bring your bum up to your heels.
More usefully, the true limitation for height is inside leg measurement. The
standard WaterRower suits a user of 38" inside leg. A special is available
which adds 4" to the rails to increase this limitation to 42", and custom
made rails could be produced to any required length.

Is this helpful?
Is it comprehensible?