I went with Kuat as my first hitch bike rack, for the weight and design (Only seen the T2, and Hold-up in stores). I really like aluminum construction over steal so I do not have to worry about corrosion as much. The customer service is really good, and provided me with the missing parts and some swag for my trouble (lock nuts were missing and had hitch scratches on it when I opened the package). I am really happy with the product and feels sturdy when put together and time will tell how well it will last. The plastic that they use seems good but wish it had some aluminum support. Hope I do not have to deal with the warranty anytime soon, and the lock and trailer hitch pin lock are nice to have included. Will test the trail doc later when it warms up. With my experience so far I would recommend it. That price seems good as I bought mine for $475.