I purchased my Stamina X air rower about 3 weeks and I love it. I really wanted a concept 2 but because of price I got the Stamina X. I'm so happy with my decision. This machine is the bomb, it's a beauty and made well. I say both machines are very comparible. I have been using the Stamina X to warm up and in my WOD'S and get the same workout out of it as if I'm using a concept 2. So if your looking for a rower and space and price concern you, get this machine, it's well worth it.
Only issue are the peddles, my wife wears size six shoes and with peddles moved all the way up straps only go over her toes
I received the product really fast ,easy to assemble,no missing parts .
My negaitive comments are ,even rowing fast the exercise does not have enought resistance ,
And the other thing is i don’t think the wheels on the seat are not going to last very long ,agtet about month they are starting to wear off already .
This is a great rower, especially for the money. I was fairly fit having been using a treadmill and elliptical for years, but purchased this to add another dimension to my workout. It fits my needs well with one exception. The seat is awful. Although it has some padding, it is very hard. After about 3 minutes you are uncomfortable. After about 5 minutes your own seat hurts. I'd like to stay on it for about 15 minutes but there's no way I can do that because of the seat. I tried putting a folded towel on the seat but that didn't work because it slipped off. If this had a better seat, I'd give it 5 stars.
The machine works really well except for the rollers. I've only had the machine for a few months and am already on my second set, which are also starting to break apart. They leave small hard chunks behind, which leave black marks down either side of the metal post and impede rowing. When functioning properly, the machine is great, but the need to be in constant contact with the company to replace parts that should not be breaking down this quickly makes it more effort than it's worth, especially for the price. I use the machine every other day and am well below the maximum weight rating, so it seems like a manufacturers defect or cheap rollers.
So far so good. Assembly was a challenge by myself but managed to figure it out with some help from a wall. Have been using for a couple weeks now with no issues. It is a little short for me (6'4") so might try to figure a way to move the foot rests back a bit to gain a couple extra inches. The resistance is fine, it's a little noisy but doesn't drown out the TV any more than my old elliptical did. As long as it holds up, use it weekdays for 10 minutes at a time, I'll be satisfied.