Concept2 began in 1976 in the back of a bread truck when Dick and Pete Dreissigacker, fresh from Olympic training, started making composite racing oars. Concept2 oars have since gone on to become the oar of choice among the world’s rowers, and innovations continue right to the present-day.
In 1981, Dick and Pete created the Concept2 Indoor Rower, which swiftly became the best-selling rowing machine in the world. Now several models later, it’s used every day by Olympic athletes, cardiac rehab patients, individuals at home and every calibre of rower in-between.
Concept 2 Since those early days Concept2 have over 80 employees, and their product line includes oars, the indoor rower, the SkiErg and more recently the BikeErg. Despite their growth, they remain dedicated to their philosophy of providing the most innovative products and programs to the fitness industry.
Every machine and oar that Concept2 produces comes from a background of over forty years of excellence. Concept’s primary goal is to promote and encourage the growth of rowing, both indoors and outdoors. They believe rowing is a lifelong activity which is accessible to all.