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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 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Bar Great bar that feels nice in hand. The knurling spacing takes some getting used to but otherwise great bar. Knurling is fantastic on the outer portion of the shaft. Center knurl is very passive. Bar looks great and performs great. Excellent do-it-all bar!
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted. I've had this bar for over a year now and use it between 4-6 times a week out in the garage gym. I love it. I'm a wider dude so the wider knurl spacing is perfect for me. Honestly don't think I could go back to anything less. And I love have the less aggressive center knurl, makes centering yourself on the bar super quick and easy. Also it looks dope. Cool points matter when dropping ~$300.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The sexiest bar in the gym I purchased this bar back in September of 2016. The gym I use has zero bars of good quality so I needed to get my own. I was able to store it at the gym in a locked mount so nobody else could use it and I strictly use it for lifts that don't require a rack. I didn't want the knurling to get damaged. This bar is exactly what I needed for the amount of lifting I do. I have used several different bars over the years from the more expensive Eleiko bars and the cheaper Rogue Echo 2.0. to the cheap cheap economy bars you find in your local gym. This bar is exactly what an average intermediate Crossfiter/lifter would use, accept one major difference. It has a really strong knurl on it, maybe more then what most people are used to. This gives me that extra grip for my heavier deadlift and cleans. It can definitely take off the skin around the thumb if you don't have strong calluses or use tape. I have even lost some skin on the base of the hand when performing a lot of snatch reps. None of that really bothered me though, it holds true to what the details say. As for the quality of the finish, I was very impressed with the sleek black oxide look. It sounds weird saying it, but this is a sexy looking bar. It definitely stands out at the gym. The finish around the sleeves has come off but that can be expected from the constant loading and unloading. It still has the darker look to it and with regular maintenance (as required for all good quality bars) it will hold up for many many more lifts to come.
Date published: 2017-04-15
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
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