I just received my bar and I'm already impressed by its quality. It is wide and sturdy just like the ones that my local Y. As one reviewer mentioned, the finish is brushed nickel, not shiny chrome like pictured. The finish is not an issue to me and I actually prefer the brushed nickel finish. The whole bar has a heavy professional feel to it. Make sure that the oil wiped from the metal. I'm not sure if it's from the manufacturing process or if it's a rust preventive, but an old rag should do the trick. I would absolutely recommend this bar.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]