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 Black Zinc. for which 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 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.