Constructed for smooth, luxurious bike transportation, the Thule Apex XT Bike Rack provides improved ground and bumper clearance than its predecessors, and makes loading and unloading your bikes easier than ever before. The SnugTite stinger system allows for easy and secure installation without tools, while the the HideAway anti-sway cradles keep your bikes stable when you're on the road. The compact cradle design accommodates a wide variety of bike sizes and frame styles, meaning there's room for the whole family, and all four bikes sit seven inches apart on the arms to provide optimal spacing and eliminate contact. The reinforced cradle straps are now 25% stronger than the previous version, and Thule even included an Integrated Locking Cable to secure your bikes to the rack. The Hitch-Switch design allows the carriers arms to fold down and the entire carrier rack to fold away when it's not loaded, giving you easy access to the rear of your vehicle.