Traveling with bikes can be a stressful process if your choices are placing them in the trunk or on the roof. The trunk involves painstakingly arranging your disassembled bike and all of your gear without damaging anything or getting chain grease everywhere, and the roof is an awkward balancing act of standing on foot rails while hoisting a bike overhead. Fortunately for those of us who aren't puzzle masters or acrobats, the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack solves the travel problem with an easy to load hitch mount setup. In contrast to hitch racks that rely on hanging bikes from bars that thread under the top tubes, the Transfer 2 utilizes tray style mounts and a locking system that doesn't touch the frame. A rear wheel strap and a front ratcheting arm hold bikes securely in place without needing to put pressure on the frame's tubes or cable guides. Kuat's PerfectFit adjustment system also lets you adjust the front wheel cradles to avoid any potential contact between bikes. They'll stay locked in place throughout your travels without any damage from side sway or rubbing friction. The Transfer 2 locks in place horizontally to carry bikes and folds up cleanly out of the way when not in use with an easy to use spring mounted foot pedal. Kuat also addresses the pesky problem of not being able to access the hatch with a third locking position that angles the rack down so you can add a last minute cooler of tasty snacks and beverages to the trunk before embarking on a cycling adventure. The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack will fit 1. 25 inch and 2 inch receivers and supports tires ranging from 20 inches up to 29 inches and wheelbases of up to 47 inches. Optional upgrades include a locking hitch pin and integrated cable locks.