I bought this rack from another supplier because it was not available at the time I made my purchase. It was easy to put together and easy to load my 26 inch bike and my son's 20 inch. I used 4 strong bungee straps to secure the bikes. On test runs to Lake Texoma , about 20 miles away, the bikes rode solid as a rock. All straps and bungees were tight and secure on arrival. A later trip to Greenville, Texas resulted in the same results. Roads traveled were: Highway, secondary, city with pot holes and dirt roads. Total trip mileage with bikes was just a little over 200 miles round trip. I would recommend this carrier to anyone with one or two bikes.