The installation took about 30 minutes, it's very solid and the bikes are secure at highway speeds. I prefer this option over the hitch-mount because I can leave it in the truck, there is no shaking over bumps and I don't have to worry about a rear-end collision taking out my bike (this has happened before). For one or two bikes, you can position the mounts near the sides so that you don't have to get in the truck bed to secure the bike or remove it. The only issue is that you need to remove the front wheel and there is no provision for carrying and securing it from Thule. Not a big deal since I can just put it in the cab, but it would be nice to have.