I have some custom painted Electra bikes and took them to Florida this Memorial day. The rack is very sturdy, but gettin 4 bikes on without damaging or scratching them is impossible for me. I noticed that when you put them in the support clips that they would slip a little and even when I spaced them out I would stop to get gas and they had slid together. I have an idea that I am wanting to work on to remedy this problem. It is a little loose in the hitch as well.