Been a USCF racer for a LONG time (since age 10)....the best, by far, rack I have ever used and I have used them all...is by 1upusa.com
Nothing touches the paint. I've got some machinist training...this is really, really well done. Way, way overbuilt. Elegant. Mine's been with me 8 years without any, any issues. Would by it again. I have the basic one with 3 bikes. I'd splurge today and get the heavy duty to get to a fourth bike....but frankly, I find 2 is the happy place for 99% of my needs.
It has sat on 2 rovers for all seasons....should/could be a Porsche product frankly. No, not cheap. No, it won't fail or break and dump your bikes. Machinists often stop me and ask about it....as they admire the work in it.
I have no relationship with them whatsoever. It is just that good. I have the base and two extensions for 3 bikes total....the heavy duty (2" hitch only...my unit came out before this HD one existed only takes 3...the HD one does up to 4...)...