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.
Since those early days they’ve grown to over 100 employees. The product line includes oars, the indoor rower, the SkiErg and the BikeErg. Though being much larger now, they remain dedicated to the philosophy of providing the most innovative products and programs to customers.
Every machine and oar produced comes from a background of over forty years of excellence. Concept2 strive to design, manufacture, sell and service unique products of the highest quality and value for the benefit of the rowing community.