I have arthritic knees and I'm using the bar to help me get off my recumbent exercise bike. It looks as good as such a thing might, the same color as my bike frame, and it's easy to assemble and place wherever I need it. The lockable curved grips are a great concept. Instructions were quite clear and most parts were labeled. Only two issues - the box was missing the extender pole (hence the four stars) but I don't need it for this ceiling. And the cotter pins sent were not the type you bend, they are more like super-heavy bobbypins. Since the instructions assumed the split type, it was a little confusing. The screws and pins are good, and the kit even included a wrench for tightening the shaft. The floor and ceiling pieces both have white rubber pads, and the i-shaped ceiling piece is surprisingly wide, enough to assure that it will not break the ceiling.