Spendy? Yes. One of the best bike racks ever? Yes. I have been running one of these for a few years now, and it has held up quite well. No worrying about what thru axle you're running or if you have your 29er for the day. This rack will hold it. It's solid, and it doesn't swing around much (Note: I am only running the 2 bike option not the 4 bike one). The bikes don't hit each other either. The hitch rack is the way to go if you're short or space out about bikes being on your roof as you pull into a garage. Plus it has a bottle opener! Simply put, this is an awesome bike rack. You're spending thousands on bikes, you might as well buy a nice rack and keep them.