and its powder coat,,
with another powdercoat layer of clear over it..
while it *can* and will eventually wear in the high wear areas ,,
by your boots,,
it holds up amazingly well..
ive had one go severaly years ands not wear thru,,
but get a bit dull in the boot area..
obviuosly it woul ddepend a great deal on riding conditions,,
riding often in deep sandy mud for example ,
would wear about ten times faster than if you normally erodse on clay or hearad pack..