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|Bar Type||Men's Bars|
|Bar Use||Weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Multipurpose|
|Shaft Coating||Black Zinc|
|Loadable Sleeve Length||16.50"|
|Sleeve Coating||Black Zinc|
|Tensile Strength||190,000 PSI|
|Made In USA||Yes|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.