I bought this about a month ago and glad that I did. I am 63 yr old female with scoliosis. Noticed my body was really getting a pronounced "S" shape and my back hurt all the time. I'm working up to more than 5 mins at a time. I can fit it in whenever, because of breaking up the time in 5 minute intervals. It works every muscle in my body. I don't do the galley row like Ben Hur, but keep my back flat to the back of the seat so it doesn't work too hard. Eventually, I'll get my muscles strong enough to do it correctly. But, after I used it for 5 mins the FIRST time I noticed that I could stand up straighter, and the curl in my left hip was easing up. It's going to take time to get the scoliosis uncurled but the pain in my right hip is gone. It used to hurt just sitting on the sofa watching TV. This is a quiet machine. I was doing my 5 mins in a darkened room and when my husband walked in it nearly scared him to death to see me working out. He couldn't even hear me. This is good because my treadmill was loud and would wake him if he was asleep. I love it. Sturdy, quiet machine. I haven't used the bike part much yet, but I am 5'4' and I reach the pedals easy peasey. I love this machine and can see that it is built to last forever. My husband put it together. It took him a while and he actually used the instructions but it was doable. Buy this machine. You won't be sorry.
I purchased this to replace a stationary bike. It took about 1 hour to assemble this.
assembly was a bit of a chore but I figured it out. I will say I'm impressed with the quality of this and the ease of converting this from a rower to a bike. I really like this item.
I buy my conversion II rower 3 weeks ago and I like very much very well, comfortable, and we are very well seated thanks to his chair back a lot fit I love it.
I was planning to purchase a water rower for those cold or rainy days when running is not practical. I bought this combo machine mainly because my wife wanted an exercise bike also and we have limited floor space. I knew it was a compromise but iit has proved to be a great purchase. Well constructed smooth action, quiet, with good resistance level. Have recommended to others who like the idea of rowing and pedaling.
So far I am totally happy with my purchase. I bought this to get some exercise in the winter months. The rest of the year I am doing a lot of yard work, gardening, etc. I usually spend around an hour on the bike/rower. I start out on the bike, then row for most of my time, then finished on the bike. Every 10 minutes or so I increase the tension. I think I get a pretty good work out. Its only about 47 in our garage and I still come in all sweaty. My husband had no trouble putting it together- I didn't do much- just hand him this or that. I did have trouble with my feet slipping out if I wear my regular tennishoes. I bought a pair of cheap slip on sneakers and the straps tighten good around them. No problem now. The monitor- I didn't put a battery in. I read that most said it didn't work or didn't work very well
This machine is smooth and quiet. I like that it is adjustable and easy to store. The seat is comfortable.
The heart rate monitor has not worked. It has been slow to get customer service on this issue. They usually take more than one e-mail over weeks to respond.