Reviewed By KURT P (LITTLETON, CO) Reviewed for a 2006 Lexus GX 470 —6/26/2012 10:38 AM
Was always concerned about the stability, durability, and reliability of bike racks for my SUV and a bit held in check on purchasing a bike system. Was alos concerned about the "ease of use" in putting the unit on and taking it off when not required on the car. All concerns were eliminated with the Thule APEX. Found it very easy to set up (first time) and easy install/uninstall on the car are a snap. The locking dial on the frame and locking unit to secure the bikes to the carrier are very accessible and reliable. With the straps, alignment and cushioning, for the bikes on the rack, there is minimal movement and vibration. The tilt feature works great on moving the installed unit to get access inside the car as well as dropping down the bike mounts when not is unse. Amazing how may comments I have had from neighbors and other travellers seeing the Thule attached to the car; all very impressed (and it is impressive looking).