how long will a concept 2 rower last

How Long Will A Concept 2 Rowing Machine Last?

The longevity of Concept 2 rowers is rated highly, but what exactly is the lifespan of a Concept 2?

I had the same question, so I reached out to Concept 2’s customer service team.

Here’s what they had to say:

The Concept2 machines are designed to last a lifetime.  We have people that are part of the 40+ million meter club!  What may happen over time is you will find that some parts on your machine will have regular wear (i.e. seat rollers or shock cord), but all of the parts needed for your machine are available and easy to replace too.  We have Model As, Bs and Cs that we support still as well.

So there you have it, the lifetime mileage (or meterage) on Concept 2 machines is in the tens of millions.

In particular, the Concept 2 Model D is a long lasting machine, you can read my full review here.

To break these numbers down into a rough timeline, if you row a 5K three times a week, and do this consistently for a year, you’ll reach 780,000 meters in a year.

If you repeat this for 10 years, you’ll end up with just under 8 million meters rowed. This is well within the lifespan capacity of a Concept 2 rowing machine.

As a plus, Concept 2 machines are built to be modular. If a part fails it’s easy to replace.

C2 has a host of OEM parts as well as rower upgrades that you can purchase. Plus, they have a support team that will work with you and give guidance on how to repair your machine.

So if you’re wondering how many meters you can row on a Concept 2 indoor rower, the answer is tens of millions.

Plus, if you take good care of your machines and practice regular maintenance (read our maintenance guide here) , you may even be able to hit that 40 million meter mark!

Row on.

-Coach D