This is my fourth bike rack over the past few years and I wish I had bought one like this sooner. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 replaces a Thule Apex hitch rack. The Apex was advertised as a lighweight hitch rack that will fit 4 bikes, but that is unrealistic given the design. It did fit three bikes, but on a long trip the bikes rubbed against each other and scratched the paint and cut into the carbon fibre frame...not good. Also, the mounts did not stay in one place and the rubber straps stretch and tear over time. As a result, my bikes came off the rack while driving on the freeway a couple of times so I ended up using a bunch of velcro straps to affix the bikes. The racks' main advantage was fairly light weight for a hitch mount rack and the promise of holding four bikes. Well, it was pretty light, but it didn't hold four bikes and it was unsafe, so I retired it and bought the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. I've used it a few times now and it is pretty much a perfect solution. It is also fairly light for a hitch rack and it also holds the bikes very securely. It only holds two bikes, but at least it holds them without any fear of losing them on the freeway. It is easy to attach to the hitch, easy to mount bikes on, and is very versatile (folds up against the trunk and folds down to get into the trunk). As I said, I wish I'd been able to buy a rack like this sooner. Completely happy with my purchase.
2014 Audi Q5