Thule's redesigned Apex Bike Rack offers quicker loading and unloading with innovative cradles to create one of the most secure and convenient hitch racks out there. Thule's EasyMount system with a Receiver Lock Knob offers speedy, tool free installation. The Apex features Road Dampening Technology to reduce vibration and the Soft Touch Anti Sway Cage gently secures your bike frame and eliminates swinging. Thule's new reinforced cradle straps are now 25% stronger than the previous version and will last season after season. For added protection, the new arched bike arms offer greater clearance off the ground and provide greater distance between bikes, and an integrated Locking Cable secures your bikes to the rack. Finally, the new Hitch Switch design allows the carrier arms to fold down and the entire rack folds down when it's not loaded providing you with convenient access to the back of your vehicle.