Best Platform Rack, worth the $$$!
I have used both the Yakima and Thule platform racks and they don't even compared to this one. I bought this and the + 2 extension for a trip that we took this spring. Kuat has done a great job of improving the platform rack. One of the key features that this rack has over the others is the ball bearing that is inside the receiver end and it allows you to tighten the rack down snug so the bikes don't bounce around. That was one of my complaints about the other name brand racks.
The rack comes with one adjuster to allow you to load a kids bike, something that the other racks don't offer. The rack also has multiple adjustments which allow you to tilt the back of that rack almost to the ground to allow access to your vehicle. Also the bike stand that they have in the end is a great addition. I would have to say that this platform rack is probably the best on the market and it is deserving of the higher $$.