Originally Posted by grant_west
I use a frame contact TULE. It works fine. Because I ride with carbon wheels I don't want the rack to be useing the wheels for contact.
The frame contact rack works fine you just have to set it up so your bike dosen't swing on the rack I mounted a towel to the rack and use a small tie down to secure the bike to the rack. My rack holds 4 but I would be nervous that bike would touch and rub. So in that case a Wheel rack holds the bike a bit more in-place .
I think the frame contact racks will give you the ability to swing or hinge the rack out of the way and give more ground clearance.
Bunch of my bikes have external cable routing, so I want to avoid frame clamp designs. On our car I have a set of Rocky Mounts trays that work great. I just picked up use Jeep Grand Cherokee as my bike/wet/snow car. On that Jeep I really want wheel mount on the receiver. Softride, Saris, Thule and Yakima all have decent looking designs. There is a local guy on CL that has the Thule I'd like, but I want it for $100 than he is asking. So I'll hurry up and wait till find a deal.