The Concept2 rowing machine is one of the most durable and some of the best exercise equipment there is. With just a little bit of regular maintenance your machine should last a lifetime. That said, that regular Concept 2 rower maintenance is critical, both for optimal performance and for safety.
One of the most important things to check on a regular basis is the eight screws at the front of the machine — four on the legs and four under the flywheel (see photos). If they become loose you may start hearing a clunking noise or your flywheel may shake when you row. This is especially true if your rowing machines are being used in any sort of high-intensity setting, such as a CrossFit box or a competitive indoor rowing environment.
It’s an easy fix, just grab the allen wrench that came with your machine, tighten the screws, and voila, smooth water ahead yet again!
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