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Rogue Chan Bar

Rogue Chan Bar Black Zinc with Black Zinc Sleeves
$295.00

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 Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

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 Warranty*
Made In USA Yes

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
 might.

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 
shins.

See Also: The Rogue Barbell Cleaning Kit



You can order your own custom Matt Chan Bar in Black Zinc for which Rogue has provided some helpful tips for long-term 
barbell care and maintenance.

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 Murdered Out (Black Zinc with Black Zinc 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 4.8 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect bar. Great knurling, especially the centre negative knurling. Black finish is great, it wears a little but that's part of the charm. Well worth the investment!
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all-around bar Rogue offers! This bar is an absolute masterpiece. The details are so well thought out and the end result is a bar that works well for just about everyone! To start with, it's the standard 28.5mm shaft used in the majority of Rogue's bars, which means it strikes that sweet spot where people using it for both powerlifting (squat/bench/deadlift) and the Olympic lifts will feel comfortable with the diameter. Because of this and the 190k tensile strength, it finds a happy medium between providing good whip, but also being stiff enough for heavy pulls and squats. The knurl feel and spacing are what truly makes this bar because it is the only one like it in the entire Rogue lineup. With the more aggressive outer knurl, they have struck an incredible balance between strong grip and amazingly secure feel without feeling painful or digging into your hands. Summed up, it is a "coarse" knurl pattern, not a "sharp" one like a power bar. Crossfitters and general exercisers alike should rejoice because the passive center knurl will grab you just enough, but not rip your clothing or skin at all. It really is upsetting that this bar is no longer offered in the satin chrome, as that finish provided a close feel to bare steel with all of the protection benefits and aesthetics you could ask for. This bar is a favorite of most within our gym across all training styles and it's unfortunate that the only coating left to offer is black zinc. A stainless version of this bar would be the ultimate in terms of feel and utility. If you're looking for the best multi-purpose bar on the market because you crossfit, powerlifting, or are anything except a high-level Olympic weightlifter, this bar should definitely be on the top of your radar!
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not too shabby I bought two of these. Someone jacked my first one and now I am waiting patiently for the second. I like it .
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Combination of Features I bought the Rogue Chan Bar almost two years ago and have not written a review because I wanted to give it some time. Initially, right out of the box, I was impressed with the overall quality, feel, and aesthetics. After two years of squats, deadlifts, bench presses, thrusters, etc. I can honestly say this bar has the best combination of features that I have even seen on a barbell. The extra distance between the knurling on either side of the bar is fantastic for deadlifts because you don't have the knurling scraping your shins. I've also been impressed with the smooth spin of the sleeves as well. The passive center knurling is a nice touch and doesn't scrape my back or neck when I am doing squats, thrusters, cleans, etc. I do clean the bar with oil regularly and although there is some discoloration, I see it as normal due to the hard use it endures and the sweat that drops all over it. I do apply Mil-Comm TW25B teflon grease every 6 months to keep the spin nice and smooth. It works very well and each sleeve spins forever it seems like. The knurling on the bar provides great grip but doesn't cut into your hands. After two years, I couldn't be happier and hope they keep this bar in production for a long time. I will probably buy another one in the future just because I like have two of everything...
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not what I hoped Based on the stellar reviews I was so excited for this bar. After using for many months I can say it's just OK for me. In fact, I prefer the Beater Bar for power lifts over this. I was on the fence between the Rogue 2.0 and this bar and I wish I went for the 2.0. The knurl spacing doesn't work for deadlifts as it's too wide a grip. My opinion, the center knurl is almost non existent for squats. I've used the 2.0 at the local gym and the spin, knurl etc. is much better. I'll continue to use this for Oly lifts, which I don't do often, and probably go for the Ohio Power bar next. I just think this bar tries to be too much for too many activities.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bar Ever!!! I love this bar so much. it is very nice have the two marks for different list. But most of all I love that when doing dead lift it does not rip my shins up. This was the main reason for buying the bar.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bar I got this bar as a Christmas gift 2015. I use this bar everyday for all my oly lifts, strength lifts and wod'ing. The knurling on the hands is aggressive, my buddy and I tape our thumbs, the center knurling is amazing! The center knurling is something you feel when performing cleans but no marks. Love it for heavy squats and front squats!! I do recommend this bar to everyone.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are tall it's the only way to go! I've owned this bar for two years and it's still the only bar I want. I love the additional space other bars chew up my legs. The passive section in the middle sticks, but doesn't tear you up as advertised. Matt Chan and rogue made great modifications best bar for any crossfitter.
Date published: 2016-02-13
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