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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 68.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The feel is great!! I have owned my own gym for 20 years and we have been thru some bars in that time. I searched for a quality bar with center knurling and came across this! Zero regrets. The lines and the whip are great! Some other reviewers state that the finish comes off the sleeves with use and it does some. I look at it as a sign of progress!
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bar This bar meets and exceeds our needs for power and Olympic lifting, love it!
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Perfect Knurling I've been using my Chan Bar for a few months now and I absolutely love the wide smooth center section. I'm 6'3" so I have a bit wider stance that's an issue with most bars. I'm not a fan of the ribbed sleeves because they are loud when putting weight on and off and they also scrape my plates which means they are always dirty, covered in iron dust which gets everywhere. I would also prefer the no-cost optional bare steel to the black zinc, which looks nice when new but just doesn't hold up very well. And if it doesn't hold up, why not just go with bare steel? Otherwise the quality is good. The knurl is about perfect for me, it sticks better than you'd think by looking at it. One sleeve spins slower than I feel it should at this price, but it doesn't really affect anything. No bar is perfect, for me the knurl pattern is well worth the other nitpicks. No more nicked up shins, that's really nice.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Barbell For me, this bar is exactly what I wanted. I like the knurling feel, center included, and it just feels great lifting with it.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Killer Bar!! I received this bar as a gift about a year ago and all I can say is its a home run. I’m 6’2 and the knurling is perfect for my set up, the whip is just enough it get to going but not too much. I also love the center knurl when I do back squat just for some extra grip. I will say I pull conventional so my shins fit perfect between the knurl unlike the Ohio bar. The only down side of this bar is the black sleeves wear off fairly easy but who really buys a bar for it to look good?....hahaha. I would also recommend you buy some type of collars if you are going to do Olympic lifts because the original OG collars tend to more around on the sleeves. Great job Matt Chan and Rogue, highly recommend!!
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bar good coating coming off sleeves Had for a few weeks, bar nice, knurling good. Disappointed with how easily the black coating is coming off the sleeves. Makes the bar look tatty
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the chan 6'2" and knurl spacing and choice is great. Matt nailed it. I wouldn't change a thing.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the bar! Was thinking to get this or the ohio but decided to go with the chan because of the center knurling and I am pleased! Quality bar!
Date published: 2018-01-19
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