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Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing Machine

Posted in Uncategorized by senpul2006 on June 9, 2010
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  • Commercial-grade, folding rowing machine with 16 levels of magnetic resistance
  • 15 preset programs and 4 heart rate control programs compatible with Polar HRM products
  • Ergonomically designed seat and handles; angled footrests with pivoting heel supports
  • Measures 92 x 19 x 36 inches unfolded; 600-pound weight capacity
  • Warranty: 5 years parts/1 year labor for residential; 2 years parts/1 year labor for light commercial; 1 year parts for full commercial

Product Description
The Lifecore R100 Rower is the best rower on the market today. It’s the only commercial-grade rower utilizing both air and Electronic Brake System technology. This unique design makes the R100 perfect for the novice exerciser or the competitive athlete wanting to take their training to the next level. All this combined with the best warranty in the industry makes the R100 the only choice in rowing machines. R100 features include: 15 challenging programs; Heart … More detail…>>
Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing Machine

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  1. Overall an excellent unit that I feel is worth its steep price. I’ve owned a couple rowers and a skier for years and after 3 weeks this is now my cardio workout device of choice. It’s quiet, comfortable and the computer controlled workout options are nice. At first I thought things like “whitewater” rowing were a bit goofy but the variable resistance programs make a real difference. The fan does make a bit of noise but far less than my skier and I can easily watch TV over the top of the resistance unit.
    The stats and options in the computer unit are top notch. The only gripe I have here is at full extension it sometimes loses the signal of my heart monitor (new Polar unit) – I’m 6′ 3″ – I tested the Polar watch and it, too, tends to lose the signal at that range so I suppose it’s to be expected. I just wear the watch on my wrist to keep track of my actual heart rate (which is normally pretty close on the rower computer anyway) and use the computer stats for tracking distance, speed etc…
    The Unit is very solid and sturdy and can give anyone a good workout. Yes, it’s a tad on the expensive side but in my opinion it’s worth it if you’re going to use it often as I do.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. D. Mengle said,

    After looking at several manufacturers and models I settled on the R100 because it has magnetic as well as air resistance. I’ll admit I was a bit reluctant because of the price but after using it for three weeks now I’m extremely satisfied with the R100. It works like a dream. The flywheel isn’t too loud and the seat glides very smoothly. It takes a bit of assembly but the allen wrench that comes with the R100 works just fine. When I placed my order I received notice that it would be delivered in 3-4 weeks but I had it in my house in one week! I’ve read some negative comments about Mercantila but I had no problems. If you’re considering a rowing machine I highly recommend the R100. But if you’ve never used one before, see if you can test a few different types to experience air vs magnetic resistance. Possibly at a gym or spa if they allow single day or guest memberships for a day.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. SpeedRacer said,

    I tried every rower I could find before buying one, and the Lifecore R100 is by far the best of the bunch. I only gave it 4 stars because there are little things that I think can and need to be improved, such as the screen tends to lower itself gradually when working out, to the point where you need to let go of the handle bar and raise it, yea I am sure it just needs to be tightened up, but on a brand new machine, one should not have to do anything. I also think they could have made a longer, and beefier cord to plug this thing in, the little short cord is just not long enough.

    The thing glides smooth, rows nice, and is a good rower. It goes together very easy, took me maybe 5 min to put together. I also spoke to the owner of Lifecore when researching these things, and the guy really knows a lot about rowing machines, and you can tell that he spent a lot of time refining this machine, and he cares about his product. Bottom line, good product, and this is defiantly on the top end of rowing machines.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Soccer Mom said,

    I like the feel and design of the rower, but like previous reviewer, I find the heart rate monitor to be inaccurate. Sometimes it reads +/-20 bpm lower than my wrist unit and sometimes +/- 20 bpm higher than my wrist unit. I suspect its interference with the magnet, but would have expected the manufacturer to consider this in the design. The dealer contacted LifeCore and they offered no remedy. Not what I’d expect for an $1100 fitness machine.
    Rating: 3 / 5


  5. If you’re considering a rowing machine – you owe it to yourself to check out the R100. I have used the Concept 2 at the gym and it was excellent, but I like this rower even better. It is VERY smooth, has numerous rower settings, and an excellent seat. Can even watch / listen to the TV when I’m using it.

    GET OFF THE COUCH and get this machine. Use it and live a much healthier life.
    Rating: 5 / 5


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