The Thule T2 is a premier rack that requires minimal bike lifting for fast loading and easy convenience. Thule's SecureHook technology with integrated cable lock secures the bike without making frame contact. When you're not using the rack, the carrier can be tilted away from the vehicle to access the trunk. A reinforced tray provides rust-free protection and maximum strength.
Everything about this rack is right on and well executed. The only reason I'm giving it four stars is because the Kuat NV now offers a built in work stand for back of the car repairs and tune ups.
Have had this rack on my SUV for 7+ years. Works as well as the first time. Some rust but no effect on function. Highly recommended.
This rack has some nice features. First off, your friends with super expensive carbon bikes will come riding with you because their bikes wont be ground together. Secondly, if you are short with a roof rack, this is much preferable. The locks are nice. The trailer-rack interface has worn and the rack does show more play after a few years, but no real problems. A nice safe way to transport your bikes.