Well I purchased this bar more than a year ago, and boy has it held up extremely well. It's been outside (covered with a tent but nonetheless outside) in hail, rain, and sunshine all year long. It hasn't rusted one bit, the weights that were on the bar rusted a bit but the bar didn't. It's just as smooth and the bearings don't stick at all. It hasn't bent a bit with about 450+lbs while dead lifting so it's the absolute best.A few things to note, when I received it, it had a thin layer of some type of oil (protective I'd say?) but it was easily wiped off.Also, the knurling's are a bit shallow and I use gym chalk so they sort of fill up quickly but they are also very easily cleaned.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]