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Rogue Chan Bar

Price Qty
Rogue Chan Bar Black Zinc with Black Zinc Sleeves

Availability: Ships in 7-10 business days

Rogue Chan Bar Satin Chrome with Satin Chrome Sleeves

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Bar Type Men's Bars
Bar Use Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose
Bar Weight 20KG
Diameter 28.5MM
Knurl Multi
Center Knurl Yes
Knurl Marks Dual
Shaft Coating Varies
Loadable Sleeve Length 16.50"
Sleeve Coating Varies
Bushing/Bearing Bushing
Tensile Strength 190,000 PSI
Guarantee/Warranty Lifetime Use Warranty
Free Shipping No
Made In USA Yes
3 Ships Free No

Matt Chan Bar

An American-made barbell
 custom designed by Rogue Athlete Matt Chan. As a former
 firefighter and four-time Top 10 finisher at the CrossFit Games, Matt is a man whose opinions tend to carry weight around here.
 That’s why we invited him to come to Columbus and help us
 create a custom barbell that would combine the qualities of a powerlifting bar, and Olympic weightlifting bar.

The Matt Chan Bar is manufactured from the same quality U.S.
steel as our Ohio Bar, with both powerlifting and Olympic 
lifting knurl marks. Matt added a passive center knurl to the bar. This knurling assists
 athletes who prefer a little extra “stick” when in 
the front rack position or back squatting, but it won’t 
shred the skin like more aggressive center knurls

Matt has also increased the distance between the outer
 knurling which allows for a wider
 stance on cleans and deadlifts without the knurling scraping the 

You can order your own custom Matt Chan Bar in one of two 
finishes: Black Zinc or Satin Chrome. Whichever coating you
 choose, Rogue has provided some helpful tips for long-term 
barbell care and maintenance.

Matt Chan Bar Specifications:

  • Machined and Assembled in Columbus, OH, USA
  • Lifetime Guarantee Against Bending*
  • Diameter: 28.5mm
  • Dual Knurl Marks for O-Lifts and Power Lifts
  • “Passive” Center Knurl
  • Outer Knurling slightly more aggressive for easier hold during high rep barbell work
  • Available in 2 Finishes: Murdered Out (Black Zinc with Black Zinc Sleeves) or Satin Chrome with Satin Chrome Sleeves

The recommended maintenance is to use a plastic bristle brush and mild detergent to clean the knurl. Next, wipe the bar down with 3-in-1 oil. Finish by removing any excess oil with a dry towel.

*Warranty against bending does not cover any bar which has been damaged due to negligent or faulty use, alteration, maintenance, storage or handling by the user. Negligent or faulty use includes abusive dropping of the bar (i.e., dropping the bar on a box, bench, spotter arms or pins in a power rack, excessive dropping with insufficient or damaged bumpers, or excessive dropping with iron plates, and similar usage). Any specific issues regarding a Rogue product with which a customer is not satisfied will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We have found that most problems with bars we replace are related to abusive use rather than manufacturing or materials issues.

Rogue Chan Bar is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Rounded Bar Best bar I've gotten my hands on thus far! Has a good "whip" to it on heavier work and pulls well on deadlifts. Knurling is so good I don't even need chalk, yet center knurling is just enough. Thanks for the custom bar!
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bar I have a few bars and by far the best bar I own it is well designed
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Knurling scheme is perfect, the whip is excellent, and the extra clearance for the shins is awesome. Broke it in with heavy power cleans and I couldn't be happier with my investment.
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Couldn't be happier. You can tell thought went into this bar-- from the knurl, to the color, to the art. This bar is a piece of art. It feels right and cries warrior.
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome My first bar and awesome bar. Love the passive center knurl and the diameter of the bar. Very easy to grip. The knurl is spread a little wider than my comfort zone but its not hurting me in my lifts. Black on black does rust fast if in storage that's semi open to the elements so bar maintance has to be done after every use.
Date published: 2013-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUY THIS BAR! I bought this bar, some bumpers and a RML-390F. This is my favorite of the three. I got the blacked out bar and it looks badass. Not the main reason to buy this, but hey it doesn't hurt. This is so much better than any of the bars I have used at my big box. This bar loaded with the bumpers, feels so much better than the same amount of weight at my big box, it is hard to explain. The spacing for doing deadlifts was a big selling point for me and it does not disappoint. The knurling is perfect. It does not feel too sharp, but as you add more weight it really starts to grip, but never too much. The center knurl is bang on for front and back squats, not much but just enough when needed. The bar just makes me feel more confident when lifting. Sounds corny, but try it and you will see. I really miss this when at my bigbox. Stop looking at other bars, you will not be sorry!
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just enough knurl Just got this bar in black and it looks and feels great. The outer knurl is just how I like it (not too aggressive and not too smooth). I've picked up some bars that feel like they're trying to rip your skin off as soon as you touch them (this is not one of those bars). The center knurl is perfect for back squats and really isn't noticeable when doing other movements. You can tell Rogue packed this bar with care. The cardboard tubing is tough as nails.
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect Knurling is perfect. The spacing is great and the center knurl is noticeable but definitely not uncomfortable. I have the black one and it is now my favorite bar. I like the wider spacing for dead lifts (shins=happy) and no more thumb spacing on bench. Matt really put some great ideas in here and it shows.
Date published: 2013-12-11