If you've invested in a rowing machine only to find that the exercise machine is very loud, you might be wondering why these rowing machines are often much louder than treadmills and other equipment's.
Rowing machines can often be loud due to the resistance created in the machine when rowing, depending on the type of rowing machine, some can be louder than others, for example, air resistance rowers are louder than magnetic rowers.
To find out more about why some rowing machines are louder than others as well as how to make them quieter we've composed a short guide below with everything you need to know.
The amount of noise that comes from your rowing machine differs according to the type that you are using as different resistance creates louder or quieter noises.
We've listed the main types of rowing machines and their different noise levels down below.
If you find your rowing machine too loud, there are plenty of ways to try and make your machine quieter during use. we've listed our best ways below.
Which parts of the rowing machine cause noise?
The main parts of a rowing machine that create noise are the motor, flywheel and crank arm, the resistance also creates noise when pulled back and forth.
Are water rowers loud?
Water rowers are one of the loudest types of machines due to them having water inside which can splash during resistance.
Are rowing machines as loud as a treadmill?
Rowing machines are slightly louder than a treadmill is due to the way that they create resistance through their flywheel.
How can I quieten my rowing machine?
We suggest using padding underneath your machine or keeping your machine away from walls and windows.
Overall, rowing machines can be very noisy depending on the type of resistance inside of your machine, if your looking for a quieter rowing machine we would suggest picking a magnetic rowing machine or trying quieting your model by using padding underneath.