Rogue Chan Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
117 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

Rogue Chan Bar - Cerakote

★★★★★
★★★★★
4.8
117 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
$420.00
Free Shipping

Cerakote Options (1)*Cerakote Black / Proprietary Matte Black

Product Description

Based on the design of the Rogue 20KG Ohio Bar, the Matt Chan Bar incorporates distinctive features including a light center knurl and increased spacing between the knurling at the center of the bar, designed to prevent scraping your shins.


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

The Chan Bar is manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, USA, and features precision-machined bronze bushings, and dual Powerlifting and Olympic knurl marks. As part of Matt’s customization, a refined center knurl is included for athletes who prefer a little extra “stick” when in the front rack position or back squatting. This center knurling is non-cerakoted stainless steel and passive in texture, so it gives a “true” feel without shredding the skin like more aggressive center knurls might.


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability:  Engineered to withstand the increased demands that functional movements and Olympic lifts place on barbells today through overhead drops.  Read more here.

2X Quieter Performance: Refined with even stricter tolerances, precision-machined bronze bushings fit tighter around the shaft, and improved internal sleeve tolerances dampen sound and eliminate unwanted movement, ensuring a smoother and more stable lift.

Low Profile Sleeve Design: The matte black sleeves are now machined using a new low-profile sleeve design that allows for easier than ever loading and unloading of plates.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

For over a decade, the Rogue 20KG Ohio Bar has set the industry standard as the ultimate multi-purpose barbell. With the latest edition, we've taken our flagship barbell to new heights, delivering our most dynamic and precision machined Ohio Bar to date.  The Ohio Bar represents more than just the Rogue brand. Its name is a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

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MATT CHAN BAR

MEN'S 20KG MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

Based on the design of the Rogue 20KG Ohio Bar, the Matt Chan Bar incorporates distinctive features including a light center knurl and increased spacing between the knurling at the center of the bar, designed to prevent scraping your shins.


CRAFTED FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLUMBUS, OH

The Chan Bar is manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, USA, and features precision-machined bronze bushings, and dual Powerlifting and Olympic knurl marks. As part of Matt’s customization, a refined center knurl is included for athletes who prefer a little extra “stick” when in the front rack position or back squatting. This center knurling is non-cerakoted stainless steel and passive in texture, so it gives a “true” feel without shredding the skin like more aggressive center knurls might.


ENHANCED FEATURES

Best In Class Durability:  Engineered to withstand the increased demands that functional movements and Olympic lifts place on barbells today through overhead drops.  Read more here.

2X Quieter Performance: Refined with even stricter tolerances, precision-machined bronze bushings fit tighter around the shaft, and improved internal sleeve tolerances dampen sound and eliminate unwanted movement, ensuring a smoother and more stable lift.

Low Profile Sleeve Design: The matte black sleeves are now machined using a new low-profile sleeve design that allows for easier than ever loading and unloading of plates.


UNMATCHED REPUTATION

For over a decade, the Rogue 20KG Ohio Bar has set the industry standard as the ultimate multi-purpose barbell. With the latest edition, we've taken our flagship barbell to new heights, delivering our most dynamic and precision machined Ohio Bar to date.  The Ohio Bar represents more than just the Rogue brand. Its name is a testament to where we work, who we are, and the pride we feel in continuing to make the best weightlifting bars in the market.

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Best In Class Durability

With a F-Scale rating of F10-R, the Cerakote Chan Bar is among the most durable barbells in its class. By optimizing materials and manufacturing techniques, the Chan Bar has been engineered to withstand the increased demands that CrossFit, Olympic lifting and functional fitness place on barbells today.   Read more here.

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LOW PROFILE SLEEVE DESIGN

Our matte black sleeve option uses a new, low-profile, sleeve design that makes loading and unloading plates easier than ever.  The precision-machined sleeve is then treated with our proprietary matte black process, significantly enhancing its resistance to corrosion and impact. This treatment ensures that the sleeves retain their appearance for a much longer duration compared to traditional sleeve finishes.

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2X QUIETER PERFORMANCE

Using precision machining, we are able to tighten the fit of the sleeve on the shaft which means a smoother spin, a more connected feeling while lifting and significant noise reduction.

How It's Made
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FRICTION WELDING

The collars of the sleeves are friction welded, creating the strongest sleeves in the industry. This bond is as strong as if machined from a single piece of steel, while saving on waste and cost. 

Rogue Work Hardening
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Rogue Work Hardening

Our patented, proprietary process more than doubles the durability and lifespan of the barbell shaft compared to our competitors. 

Cerakote Shaft Finish
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Cerakote Shaft Finish

Cerakote delivers outstanding corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—while also providing many color options. This polymer-ceramic composite coating was first popularized in the firearm industry for its unique durability in thin applications.

Proprietary Sleeve Finish
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Proprietary Sleeve Finish

Our matte black sleeve option involves a new process that effectively transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it. This transformation significantly enhances the sleeves’ corrosion resistance, impact resistance, and abrasion resistance. 

State-of-the-art Gauging
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State-of-the-art Gauging

We use gauging normally employed in the aerospace industry to ensure that every bar that makes it to a customer is exactly as designed.

Barbell Durability

RUST RESISTANCE

The resistance of a barbell to oxidation depends on the type of steel and the coating. Barbells at the lower end of the spectrum will require more care and maintenance to preserve their appearance than barbells at the upper end of the spectrum.

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BARBELL DURABILITY

The F Scale™ is a durability scale for barbells based on functional testing at stresses similar to what barbells experience when being dropped from overhead. Bars that have been treated with Rogue Work Hardening (RWH™) are designated by having an R in their F Rating™. For more information on F Scale™ click here.

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F SCALE™ APPLICATION

How a barbell is used will affect its durable lifespan and it's a key factor in determining what type of F Rating™ might be suitable for your gym's needs. This graph correlates the F Rating™ of a barbell with different types of usage in order to predict the durable lifespan. Using this data, we are able to make recommendations on what F Rating™ is appropriate for different training situations. With a rating of F8-R, the Ohio Bar is rated to last 16 years in a high volume CrossFit gym and will outlast a lifetime of lifting in an Olympic Weightlifting gym, a home gym or a Powerlifting gym.

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Ohio Bar FAQ
Gear Specs

Specifications

  • Machined and Assembled in Columbus, OH, USA
  • Lifetime Guarantee Against Bending*
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • NEW Cerakote finish with “negative” Rogue and Chan logos on shaft
  • NEW Stainless Steel Shaft: 200 KSI tensile strength
  • NEW Proprietary Matte Black Sleeve finish option
  • Dual Knurl Marks for O-Lifts and Power Lifts
  • Standard Knurl with Passive Center Knurl (non-cerakoted)
  • Outer Knurling slightly more aggressive for easier hold during high rep barbell work, & spaced far enough apart for wide stances on cleans and deadlifts (without scrapes and bruises)
  • Bronze Bushings
  • F Rating: F10-R


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Product Specifications: Rogue Chan Bar - Cerakote
Product Specifications: Rogue Chan Bar - Cerakote
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MULTI-PURPOSE BARBELL

Designed to work well for both Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting and everything in between.

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F-RATING

Our barbells are tested by a third-party to determine their F-Rating, or fatigue resistance, which is a measured representation of the durability of the barbell.

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BARBELL BUSHINGS

Precision bronze bushings provide reliable fast spin while being exceptionally durable when subjected to impact from being dropped.

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WHAT IS ROGUE WORK HARDENING?

Rogue Work Hardening (RWH) is our patented process for treating the shafts of our barbells to improve their durability. 

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BARBELL WEIGHT

20KG is the standard for most Powerlifting Federations, Men's Olympic Weightlifting and Men's CrossFit competitions.

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BARBELL WHIP

The amount of springback provided by the bar that can be used by the lifter to increase the weight they can lift in dynamic movements.

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BARBELL DIAMETER

The 28.5mm diameter falls directly between the 28mm Olympic and 29mm Powerlifting standard diameters.

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MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Made from US steel, the Rogue Ohio Bar is machined and assembled at the Rogue factory in Columbus, OH.

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TENSILE STRENGTH

Expressed in PSI, tensile strength measures the maximum weight a barbell can support before deforming. The 190K tensile strength falls within the optimal range of not bending under normal use, yet not been inflated to the point that it will shorten the life of the bar.

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BARBELL KNURLING EXPLAINED

Our signature knurl, designed for multi-purpose use, provides a firm grip without being abrasive. This falls in the middle of the road on the knurl scale, striking a balance without being overly aggressive or passive. 

Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
Guarantee/WarrantyLifetime Warranty*
Made In USAYes
Loadable Sleeve Length16.50"
Bar Length86.75"
Diameter28.5MM
F Rating™F10-R
Bar TypeMen's Bars
Bar UseMultipurpose
Bushing/BearingBushing
Bar Weight20KG
KnurlMulti
Center KnurlYes
Knurl MarkDual
Shaft CoatingCerakote over Stainless Steel
Sleeve CoatingCerakote or Proprietary Matte Black
Tensile Strength200,000 PSI

Rogue Chan Bar - Cerakote Features

Co-Developed With Matt Chan
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Co-Developed With Matt Chan

As a former firefighter and four-time Top 10 finisher at the CrossFit Games, Matt Chan is a man whose opinions tend to carry weight around here. We took great pride in bringing his original vision for a custom barbell to life several years ago, and we’ve gladly welcomed him back to Columbus to work on our design for this new Cerakote version, which we think is one of the coolest bars we've built to date.

Cerakote Finish
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Cerakote Finish

The shaft of the Chan Bar is finished using a polymer-ceramic composite coating called Cerakote, which has been popular for years in the gun industry for its remarkable durability in thin applications. This advanced finish can deliver superb abrasion/wear/corrosion resistance over time—100X that of standard black zinc—while also enabling much greater flexibility in color choices and design. Available here in a black, the finish creates a very unique look in combination with the stainless steel shaft. The Chan Bar also comes with our proprietary matte black sleeves, created through a process that effectively transforms the surface of the steel rather than coating it, greatly increasing the sleeves’ long-term corrosion resistance and color endurance.

New Stainless Steel Shaft
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New Stainless Steel Shaft

By using a stainless steel shaft, the Chan Bar has a tensile strength of 200,000 PSI, while also having a great aesthetic dynamic with the Cerakote coating. Rogue and Matt Chan logos are now featured directly on the shaft in a photo-negative effect. These logos are placed on each side of the center knurl.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 117 Reviews
Fred88
Boston, MA
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jul 2023
My daily driver, but could be better
I do love this bar. It took a while to grow on me, partially because I did quite a few movements where my hand would have been inside the knurl, and the spin is literally the worst of any Rogue bar I've had by far (so it's not great for Oly movements, as advertised). What it is great for though is pulling (duh) and, as it turns out, every other powerlifting movement I do. I find myself reaching for it over my stainless OPB for a variety of reasons: 1. On pulls, even though I prefer the OPB knurl (mostly because of the cerakote), the diameter of this is better - and I often use straps anyway. 2. On bench/press - my OHP grip is now the same as my bench grip which has my index fingers exactly where this knurl starts, so lining it up is easier and more comfortable. 3. On Squats - I've switch to high bar and I've found the slightly smaller diameter feels more comfortable and stays more secure in my musculature. Additionally, again, my grip is exactly where the knurl starts so it's easier to line up. 4. The warnings about the sleeves getting ruined quickly has been a total non issue for me. The sleeves look 95% as good as when I bought this thing, which is true for my other bars' sleeves. If I'm really looking, I can find scratches in the coating, but I rarely notice. All that said, it's not perfect. I really wish: 1. The center knurl had more bite. Passive is a complete understatement. If this had the same knurl as the Ohio bar as a center knurl it would still be fine on front squats and be easier to feel on back squats. 2. The shaft were just stainless steel with no logos. Sorry. The logos are distracting. I don't want stickers on my barbell. And the cerakote just dulls what would the perfect in between knurl (Ohio and OPB) 3. The sleeves had the same spin as the Ohio Bar. It's supposed to be a hybrid bar but it's really built for slow movements. Again, the spin on this thing is really subpar. Which is fine, and even good, for powerlifts, but makes power snatching and power cleaning (things I wanted to do with it) not worth it. I do think it's worth taking a star off for the above. As plenty of others have said, it makes no sense to cover SS with Cerakote, therefore making consumers pay SS costs with the inferior feel of Cerakote just so you can stick some ugly logos on there.
Helpful?
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TWils
Wyoming
★★★★★
★★★★★
Mar 2023
Fantastic bar
Been using pretty much everyday for the past month. Mostly squats and power cleans: bar has good feel, easy spin - but not over the top, perfect stipling (grippy, but doesn't rip your hands) Overall this is perfect for my needs.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 3
No · 0
BeardedBeast15
Wadsworth, Ohio
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jan 2023
Best Products
Best products on the market. Quality is top notch!
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 2
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Jackson7117
Columbus Ohio
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2022
Great all around bar
I bought the Chan Bar about a year ago and I absolutely love everything about it, and it looks great (I have the black sleeves). All Bars are not created equal and once you use this bar you won't want to lift with anything else.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 2
No · 0
korea
★★★★★
★★★★★
Nov 2022
Although it's a nice barbell...
I have been using this barbell for about 5 months. I use this barbell primarily for squats and deadlifts. It's a fantastic barbell, but the left and right play of the sleeve is too much. The Rogue barbell's composite bushing has more noise and play compared to the bronze bushing. The difference is evident when using Ohio Power bar's bronze bushings. Whip, grip, and knurling gap are all satisfactory.
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Yes · 4
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korea
★★★★★
★★★★★
Sep 2022
Best Versatile Barbell
great multi purpose barbell...... Good for front squats.
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Riki
San Diego
★★★★★
★★★★★
Jul 2022
Perfection
I’ve never even seen what true quality barbell until I got this. It’s honestly my favorite bar.
Yes, I recommend this product
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Yes · 1
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Barnoby
Virginia
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 2022
Good bar and better customer support
Did I buy this for the lifetime warranty and cerakote paint on steel for lack of maintenance, quality, and more importantly, looks? Yes. Did I see a finish blemish when I received it and reach out to customer support? Yes. Did I get a fast response within 1 day, and Trey at customer support gave me a good way forward and followed up on his word? Yes. Did I give this 5 stars because there isn't any alternative way to rate customer support, and that support also says a lot about a company when you need to reach out to them because every company makes small mistakes? Yes. Is the cerakoted knurl more aggressive than regular cerakote, in this case a separate Bella bar? Yes. Did they keep a customer by having great customer support? Yes. Will I ever actually get swole enough to actually test the tensile strength of the bar and impress all the dudes and gals? No.
Yes, I recommend this product
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