Integrity 2000 vs. Concept C

Integrity 2000 vs. Concept C

Post by Chris Groenin » Mon, 19 Mar 2001 12:22:39


Hello, I know some people are wondering about the difference between an
Integrity 2000 and a Concept C.

I bought an Integrity and have used a Concept C at gyms.

The following is what I can tell the differences to be.

Both are air resistance fly wheel.
Both are solidly build.

The Integrity has a couple more plastic parts, but for home use that is
okay.

The Integrity rowing grip and seat are much cushier (softer)which is very
nice, but the Concept C is supposed to last in te gym environment.

The chains used by each look identical.

The Concept C is a bit longer, so the air resistance is farther from you.
This is somewhat nice

The Concept C display is slightly nicer and for a bit extra can be hooked to
a computer.

The Concept C is easier to fine tune the resistnace the Integrity for all
intents only has 3 settings as opposed to the Concepts 10.

I got the Integrity fro $200 including tax and shipping on Ebay as opposed
to the $850 the Concept would have cost me.

I have used my Integrity just a couple of times so far so I cannot attest to
its durability.

The COncept C is a bit wider so I guess it's a bit more stable, but the
Integrity does not seem unstable at all.

The Concept has heel clips, but the Integrity's shoe slots hold my feet just
fine.

So far my opinion is that if money is no object then get the Concept, but
the Integrity should serve you fine for home use.

I do not work for or am paid in any way by either company.  I posted this
because I like many people wondered why the Integrity sold for so much less.

 
 
 

Integrity 2000 vs. Concept C

Post by Donal Cas » Tue, 20 Mar 2001 18:31:00

Where is the oompany based?
is there a webpage?

Donal


Quote:

> Hello, I know some people are wondering about the difference between an
> Integrity 2000 and a Concept C.

> I bought an Integrity and have used a Concept C at gyms.

> The following is what I can tell the differences to be.

> Both are air resistance fly wheel.
> Both are solidly build.

> The Integrity has a couple more plastic parts, but for home use that is
> okay.

> The Integrity rowing grip and seat are much cushier (softer)which is
> very
> nice, but the Concept C is supposed to last in te gym environment.

> The chains used by each look identical.

> The Concept C is a bit longer, so the air resistance is farther from
> you.
> This is somewhat nice

> The Concept C display is slightly nicer and for a bit extra can be
> hooked to
> a computer.

> The Concept C is easier to fine tune the resistnace the Integrity for
> all
> intents only has 3 settings as opposed to the Concepts 10.

> I got the Integrity fro $200 including tax and shipping on Ebay as
> opposed
> to the $850 the Concept would have cost me.

> I have used my Integrity just a couple of times so far so I cannot
> attest to
> its durability.

> The COncept C is a bit wider so I guess it's a bit more stable, but the
> Integrity does not seem unstable at all.

> The Concept has heel clips, but the Integrity's shoe slots hold my feet
> just
> fine.

> So far my opinion is that if money is no object then get the Concept,
> but
> the Integrity should serve you fine for home use.

> I do not work for or am paid in any way by either company.  I posted
> this
> because I like many people wondered why the Integrity sold for so much
> less.


 
 
 

Integrity 2000 vs. Concept C

Post by Pipe » Fri, 23 Mar 2001 14:29:29

On Mon, 19 Mar 2001 18:34:01 -0800, Donal Casey wrote

The company is Fitness Quest, though I still suspect they are not the oem,
but rather another importer.  The unit is made in china.  So far I'm fairly
pleased with mine.

web site is http://www.fitnessquest.com, but I would shop around a bit.  I
got mine at http://www.netmarket.com for $149.00 US plus $30.00 shipping.

Quote:
> Where is the oompany based?
> is there a webpage?

> Donal



>> Hello, I know some people are wondering about the difference between an
>> Integrity 2000 and a Concept C.

>> I bought an Integrity and have used a Concept C at gyms.

<*snip*>

 
 
 

Integrity 2000 vs. Concept C

Post by Neil Wallac » Fri, 23 Mar 2001 18:05:31


Quote:
> On Mon, 19 Mar 2001 18:34:01 -0800, Donal Casey wrote

> The company is Fitness Quest, though I still suspect they are not the oem,
> but rather another importer.  The unit is made in china.  So far I'm
fairly
> pleased with mine.

> web site is http://www.fitnessquest.com, but I would shop around a bit.  I
> got mine at http://www.netmarket.com for $149.00 US plus $30.00 shipping.

I had a look at this, seems like a bargain.

And made in China too!

I think if a rowing machine is a small part of an exercise program this is
probably a wise choice. The $600 saving can then be spent on other equipment
etc.
However, if you are a competitive rower, the erg will be your no. 1 piece of
equipment and you cannot get away from the fact that the CII is the
benchmark for comparison with other rowers.

I would be interested to see how durable the integrity is.

Is there a UK supplier?
regards

Neil