Thule's sleek redesign for the Apex Bike Rack provides improved ground and bumper clearance, and makes loading and unloading your bikes easier than ever before. Thule's EasyMount system with the Receiver Lock Knob allows for easy and secure installation without tools. The Apex's new arched bike arms disperse weight better, which makes for easy loading/unloading, and the Road Dampening Technology keeps your rack and bikes stable when you're on the road. The Soft Touch Anti-Sway Cages gently grip your bikes and prevents swinging, and the Reinforced Cradle Straps are now 25% stronger than the previous version. Thule's includes an Integrated Locking Cable to secure your bikes to the rack. An improved Hitch-Switch design allows the carriers arms to fold down and the entire carrier rack to fold down when it's not loaded, giving you easy access to the rear of your vehicle.