Ridiculously solid. Well made, braced and welded. They spared nothing for this carrier. Bombproof spindle is ridiculous. Carrier utilizes about half the spindle. The bottom half is buried and secured inside tight-fitting DOM tubing welded into bumper. Imagine a tree with as much tree underground, as above ground. Now imagine it's made out of solid steel. It can hold wheel/tire, hi lift, cans and you jumping up and down. Entire carrier meant to sag 1/8-1/4".