I have a Concept II erg. What drag factor should I set it on?
I’m not an expert but I do know there are a range of settings based on age, sex and weight.
Concept 2 write this on their website understanding drag factor
This is written for Crossfit indoor rowing athletes (may not suit rowers) but seems helpful.
I was always told a rule of thumb
- Junior Women drag factor 110
- Junior Men drag factor 120
- Senior Women drag factor 130
- Senior Men drag factor 140
But that may be outdated.
However on a Concept 2 discussion board I found the following observation
“Drag factor is there so you can configure your ergo to match the drag you’re going to get in a boat. The variability is there so you can set up for a 2, 4 or 8.
Correlating for gender, height, weight isn’t logical.”
I hope this gives you enough information to make a decision!
Do any readers have advice on how to set drag factor on C2?