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 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 is used daily by Olympic athletes, cardiac rehab patients, home enthusiasts and every calibre of rower in between.
Concept2 has over 80 employees, with a product line that includes oars, the indoor rower, the SkiErg and more recently the BikeErg. The company is dedicated to its mission to provide the most innovative products and programmes 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, and the belief that rowing is a lifelong activity accessible to all.