The age old problem with hitch racks is lack of access to your stuff on the other side of the hatch once the bikes are all loaded. This works if you're trying to save a cookie stash for later, but not if you forget to pack that crucial cooler of tasty beverages. Thule solves this dilemma with the Vertex Swing Away Bike Rack. Its genius pivoting lower arm lets you keep the bikes on the rack and still access those cookies. The Vertex features a unique arched design for more ground clearance and space between bikes than standard straight bar racks. New Anti Sway Cages also keep your bikes from moving around and Hold Fast Cradles provide a soft, cushy, and secure ride for your bikes. Whether you're on the freeway or a bumpy dirt road, Thule has designed this rack to get your bikes and your trunk to their destination without any scratches or dents. The Thule Vertex Swing Away 4 Bike Rack is compatible with 1. 25 and two inch hitch receivers. All that's left to do is pack up your vehicle and take the bikes on an adventure.