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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 52.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect knurling Decided to go with this bar after reading all of the reviews (thanks so much for everyone's comments!) and talking with a great customer service rep. Ordered the bar on Wednesday, arrived Monday - quick and simple. When it comes to the bar, I was looking for one with moderate knurling, to conduct high-rep movements without shredding my hands. And, that's exactly what I got. In fact, to prove the point, I tore my hands to shreds on Saturday during a WOD. The first time I used this bar - just 3 days after that - I did heavy cleans / push press and many thrusters. My hands held up great. So, if my hands can handle that load just a few days after being shredded, I obviously found the right bar. I did not want to the center knurling, but it is perfect. Very passive, as others have noted, and did not impact me during the cleans and thrusters. Also, held great for heavy back squats I did the following day. Lastly, the spacing of the knurling is a plus, as my shins take a beating with normal bars that have knurling much closer to the center. The knurling is about 1/2" wider than i like (I am 5'10" 180lbs), but I will adjust my clean/thruster grip to accommodate.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved on a boneyard closeout I really had to look for the finish defect. Otherwise bar was in great shape only differing was the sleeves not being black. Saving a $100 is worth it. This is the fourth Rogue bar in our collection.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent All Purpose Barbell I've had this barbell for over three years now and it's been an excellent all-around bar. Mine is actually one of the older versions with the satin chrome finish and I'm a bit sad to see it's not available in chrome anymore. It's required very little maintenance beyond cleaning chalk out of the knurling after heavy use even though I live in a fairly humid area. The knurling is a bit more aggressive than the Ohio and Rogue 2.0 bars which makes it perfect to use from the hang, with deadlifts, or any time your hands get slick in a workout. I personally enjoy the added grip it provides and having the knurling all the way to the collars for snatches is a huge plus. The wider set knurling lets me grab-and-go without the need to measure out with my thumbs for things like bench press or cleans and saves my shins/quads from deadlift burns. I will say that sumo deadlift high pulls are somewhat difficult since the center knurl is VERY passive. The center knurl has proven to be a nice addition for back squats and even when I cycle cleans for high reps it never wears on my throat or causes irritation. I highly recommend this barbell to anyone looking for an all purpose bar for their gym. The only thing I haven't done with this barbell is load up metal plates and deadlift, but that's not its purpose anyway.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wears well, great for wider stance lifters I've been using this fantastic bar for about a year now and I couldn't be happier. I am 6'4" and have a normally wider stance than most when doing deadlifts, cleans, etc. I do not rip my shins up on knurl and have plenty of room to grip the bar with my hands. My wife is of "normal" size at 5'6" and can also use this bar without a problem. It seems bulletproof like all Rogue gear and I have had zero problems so far. GREAT bar.
Date published: 2017-05-25
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 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
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