I am evaluating several platform carriers (Yakima Holdup $449, Thule T2 Classic $339, and Kuat Sherpa2 $449 ) for a basic 2 bike carrier. I have a newer 2015 Specialized Carbon Vita Elite frame, and a vintage Raleigh Marathon that will go on summer sojourn with us to the western mtns of NC. My current hitch post carrier has worked okay in past, but loading is APITN to ensure secure and I don't like putting the weight on the crossbar of the carbon frame (although I have never had any problem with 2 12 hr RT trips to FL). I want to have it easier, but would prefer a lighter weight carrier to ease the mounting and unmounting of the carrier on the vehicle. Most look to be around 50 pounds, and I'll be the one mounting and unmounting from Surburban since hubby has bad back. Friends have both Yakima and Kuat - both like. Any opinions from the forum members and why you like/dislike? We will be hauling the bikes some 40-60 hours on interstates this summer.