Very sturdy but not made for a woman
I have found this rack to be super sturdy on the car and when travelling. I don't worry about my bike at all. This rack however, is not as easily adjusted as the videos show. It's not very heavy and it's easy to put it on the car and tighten it down but adjusting the arms is just ridiculous. This rack is not made for a petite woman to adjust. I have watched the videos endless times but the "rocking the arms" to fold them simply does not work. the only way to adjust the arms is when the rack is off the car. I don't even bother to put them down nor fold it up to store it. I did contact Thule directly about these questions and rather than being directed to a video that would show me from Thule themselves how to adjust, I was told to call their customer service #, not helpful at all. Not any reference was made to help adjust these arms. Perhaps I just have a bad rack? but I would seriously not recommend this trunk rack to any of my female friends. I've had Saris and Yakima and this one by far is the most difficult to adjust. The arms simply "do not" fold just by rocking them. Nor does the rack fold up easily by adjusting it to the number of your car. But once it's on it's great.