December 17, 2013
Holds the bikes very securely. Hitch bolt prevents swaying.
It really only holds 4 bikes, therfore only 4 stars.
The hitch lock is extra $$, and the rack specific bike lock is another extra $$.
Highly recommended. It really holds the bikes securely - no bouncing and swaying of the rack. I'm not looking back after every bump in the road. It only holds 4-bikes, but all the racks in this catagory hold one less bike than advertized - unless you have N copies of the exact same bike, all with conventional frames. loading/unloading is fast with 2-3 bikes. Beyond that, you'll need to do some planning, and rubbing prevention among the bikes. It lame that you have to buy the overpriced Yak bike lock in order for it to attch to the rack.