The EZ Rack’s equipment and can brackets are strong, lightweight aluminum. The black mounting brackets for the RotopaX cans mount in seconds. Not shown here, the EZ Rack is available with an aluminum top piece that can carry all kinds of gear. The ratchet is supposed to be on the bottom of the spare, but in our application, using the stock spare on the stock carrier, the ratchet hit the bumper. As we’re not carrying anything on top of the tire, the ratchet works fine up high. We’ll be trimming the excess strap, but not until we’re sure we’re staying with the stock spare and carrier.