Concept2 is a rowing equipment manufacturer based in Vermont, USA.
The company was founded in 1976 by brothers and former rowers Dick and Pete Dreissigacker.
The two brothers were part of the US team for the 1976 Summer Olympics and during their preparation, they had the idea to use carbon fiber oars to gain speed.
However, they were not selected for the team and so then founded their company and started selling carbon fiber oars.
The company is best known for its rowing machines with air-resistant interiors (known as “ergometers” or “ergs”), which are considered as standard test training machines for competition rowers and are the ones found in most gyms.
Concept2 also manufactures oars for rowing and air resistant rowing scooters and nordic ski boots.