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Ugly and cheap, but a workhorse nonetheless
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2016
Marcy doesn't make the highest quality stuff. Their equipment lacks elegance and refinement. They use cheap plastics, simple (and not entirely accurate) displays, and the craftsmanship doesn't inspire confidence at first glance. At first it seems that the only positive aspect of Marcy equipment is its inexpensiveness, relative to other gym products. But looks and prices are deceiving.
This rower is a sturdy, tough, monster. It seemed to be the only magnetic rower on the market and at a reasonable price point. I decided to buy it based on my experience with my Marcy stationary bike (another cheap and sturdy piece of equipment). I put it together within half an hour. When I sat on the rower it felt rickety and strange. I couldn't tell if I was too tall or too short for it. The foot pedals wobbled, the seat glided to easily, and the whole machine felt very strange.
But with this product, you aren't paying for a quality, gym experience. No. You want something that works and keeps on working. This rower will do just that.
The resistance is adjustable, perhaps a little too light (even on the highest setting). The resistance is magnetic, so it is limited in it's actual ability to resist. But that also means that it will never really lose its resistance.
The seat is surprisingly comfortable.
The handle bars and digital display get the job done.
It folds quite nicely, but seeing as it's over 65 pounds I don't expect to move it around much.
It's just a surprisingly solid piece of equipment.
If you need something cheaper than the good stuff, but better than the cheap stuff, buy this product.