It seems to me that the softride is the best value for a hitch rack that swings away to allow access to the rear doors. I have not seen any comment or pictures however of the use of this rack with modern mountain bikes. Most of the newer bikes, including mine, don't have the same straight top bar that most road bikes have. Most have unique geometry and some hitch racks require adaptor bars to mount the bike. Anyone have experience with this rack and mountain bikes?