I've been in the market for a proper rack for a while now. I have a Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback, but with my xxl 29er i Have to remove both wheels and take up the whole rear to transport. Wanted something more efficient, and convenient. Especially for when I trade up my bike for something more modern. Decided on hitch rack even though my car would easily take roof rails. I had a few different options... Mainly the Thule T2 classic, or rocky mount monorail... were my main focus. Then I saw this Kuat listed online somewhere and checked it out. It's entry level, but has features that suggest otherwise. Most importantly for me is ability to lock (the rack to vehicle, and bikes to rack), and it tilts to provide rear vehicle access. Adjustability and no frame contact are also in there. I recognize the Kuat name as one of the top players for racks which is also important. For $300 you get a hitch platform rack. Most hitch racks at this price point are of the hanging variety. One of the biggest concerns I had was swapping between my two vehicles. Our other car is a Nissan Rogue. My Hyundai will only accept a class one, 1.25" hitch. I would prefer to have a 2", especially on the Nissan. Long story short I didn't want to limit my future accessibility with a rack that was 1.25. The beauty of this rack is it fits both 1.25 and 2, which will allow easy switching between vehicles. I also like how it is a more sleek, minimalist design, which will be a better fit for the back of my car. http://www.kuatracks.com/products/hitch/transfer/ I used the current REI members 20% sale to order one, and am picking it up today after work. The lock/cable kit was extra, but with the discount it all came to $303, which is actually the msrp for the rack by itself. I'll come back and update after I have had a chance to install and use it a few times.