It does. I LOVE my concept 2. The main difference between the two is the seating height. One sits lower to the ground and one sits higher (normal chair height). The chair height one is the one I chose. It makes it super easy to get on and off. Happy rowing. Oh! By the by... before you buy the rower call the Concept 2 people and ask questions and ask about any "differences" between buying on Amazon or directly from them.