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  • Specializes in extremely lightweight, aluminum bike racks
  • Folds flat for easy storage in trunks or behind seats
  • Durable dual-strap anti-sway cradles provide easy bike attachment
  • Anti-wobble system uses hand knobs to reduce rattle inside the hitch receiver
  • Sleek, stylish appearance complements innovative craftsmanship
  • Kuat will only release a rack if they feel it is better than anything else on the market - in terms of construction, style, and usability. So you're sure to love the look, ease of use, and durability of your Kuat Rack.




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  • Will Kuat Beta Bike Rack # B202-114 Fit Class I Hitch on 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • Yes, the Kuat Beta Folding 2 Bike Aluminum Rack, # B202-114, will work on your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. This rack is equipped with an anti-wobble device inside the shank so the slightly larger pin hole on the hitch will not be an issue. Take a quick look at the video that I have attached. At the 1 min 12 second mark you will see the installer tightening the knob at the back of the shank to secure the bike rack to the vehicles. Once the shank is tight you will notice very little...
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  • Will the Kuat Beta Bike Carrier Fit a Chevy HHR
  • The Kuat Beta, # B202-114, is designed to fit 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches, which is what your Chevy HHR should have. To determine if the bike carrier will clear the back of the vehicle you just need to take one measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance needed to clear the rear of the vehicle. If that distance is less than 10-1/2 inches the bike carrier will fit. I have included a link to a help article showing how to take that measurement. If...
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  • Is Kuat Sherpa # S101 Compatible with Bikes w/ 29 Inch Diameter Wheels
  • The Kuat Sherpa you referred to, part # S101 is compatible with bikes with wheel diameters ranging from 20-29 inches. The rack can handle two bikes weighing up to 40 lbs apiece. A hitch lock and cable lock is included. It will work just fine with your 29er. Just to be absolutely sure, I've confirmed this with Kuat.
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  • Measurement From Center of Hitch Pin Hole to Edge of First Wheel Cradle on the Kuat Sherpa 2 Bike
  • The Kuat Sherpa 2 # S103 measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to closest edge of the wheel cradle (folded up position) is 5-1/8 inches. In the useable position, the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to closest edge of the wheel cradle is 10-inches. See the diagrams I included showing you multiple measurements of the Kuat Sherpa 2 and an installation video too.
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  • 4 Bike Platform Rack for 2014 Honda Odyssey That's Convertible From a 4 Bike to a 2 Bike Capacity
  • It sounds like you're interested in a Kuat bike rack that can carry 4 bikes, but has a removable 2-bike add-on for when you're wanting to carry only 2, is that correct? If that's the case, the Kuat NV, part # N101-103 would be an outstanding choice. The rack is constructed of aluminum for light weight and corrosion resistance. The rack features a shank with a built-in rise for additional ground clearance, which is important for vans like your Odyssey. An anti-rattle hitch lock and an...
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  • Hitch and Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback Carrying Electric Bike
  • The first thing you will need is a hitch for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon like part # 87568 that has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and would do an excellent job carrying your bikes. For a platform bike rack that is designed for use with electric bikes I would recommend the Thule EasyFold 2 Bike Rack # TH9032. This would have more than enough capacity and would be an excellent choice for carrying both of your bikes. This rack has a 132 lbs total / 66 lbs per bike capacity. A...
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  • Downhill Mountain Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Ford Freestyle
  • The Kuat NV # N101 that you referenced would do a great job transporting a downhill mountain bike as it only touches the bike at the wheels. This is nice for bikes with carbon frames or alternative style frames that make attaching a bike to the rack difficult. This rack also has a 60 lb per bike capacity which should do well for you as long as your bike(s) weigh less than that. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. Now you will need a hitch to install...
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  • Kuat Beta Fit on 2014 Nissan Murano
  • I show that the 2014 Nissan Murano takes a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch hitch opening, so yes, it will be compatible with the Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack, # B202-2, which you reference. If you do not have a trailer hitch I would recommend the Hidden Hitch # 87486, which is a Class III hitch that has a 2 inch receiver hitch opening, as long as you do not have the CrossCabriolet model. To determine if the Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack will work on your vehicle without clearance issues with...
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  • What Does the Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack part # S101 Weigh
  • The Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack part # S101 that you referenced weighs right at 40 lbs. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • The Differences Between the Kuat NV Shanks
  • The two different Kuat NVs you are referencing are the 1-1/4 inch version part # N102 that has the curved shank that you described and the 2 inch version that has what appears to be a straight shank part # N101. As long as you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch on your vehicle the # N102 would work well for you. I also attached review videos for both racks for you to check out as well.
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  • Why Don't the Pin Holes of my Hitch and Rack Line Up with Kuat Beta When Using 2 inch Adapter
  • I spoke to my contact at Kuat about the problem you are experiencing and he said that while it may look like the pin holes do not line up the 3/8 inch pin that came with your Kuat Beta 1-1/4 will still fit through. When you use the # D101 you end up pushing the pin hole of the rack up a bit, but the pin should still be able to fit through the hitch and rack.
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  • Using Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack # S101 With 2-Inch Hitch Adapter
  • The Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter # D101 that you referenced installs on the driver's side of the shank of the Sherpa bike rack # S101 using the included hardware. These bolts should be tightened fully to secure the adapter to the shank. Then once installed in your trailer hitch you will use the anti-rattle device on the carrier to steady it in the receiver tube.
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  • Will Kuat NV 2-Bike Platform Carrier # N101 Work With Genesis Beach Cruiser with Front Fender
  • Thank you for submitting the photo of your Genesis Beach Cruiser bike. Although the front fender on this bicycle is fairly short it still would contact the tire ratchet arm on the Kuat NV # N101. A better option in a 2-bike platform-style carrier to fit 2-inch hitches is a frame-mount type that secures the bikes at the frame tube. The link provided will take you to our page for all wheel/frame-mount 2-bike carriers for 2-inch hitches. These carriers have a padded arm that secures the...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendations that Offer the Most Stability
  • Based on your description it's pretty hard to say for certain what rack you saw. I do have a way to help you though. If you check out the road course videos I attached to the right you can see how stable a bike rack will be while loaded and traveling. I attached videos for the Kuat NV # N101, the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670, the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02443, and the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1450. All of these racks are very similar and are very popular racks that we offer. It...
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  • Hidden Hitch and Kuat Beta Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota Matrix
  • Yes, the Kuat Beta Bike Rack part # B202-114 will install in the Class I Hidden Hitch part # 60898 that you have on your 2007 Toyota Matrix. This rack is Class I compatible and will slide all the way into the opening of your hitch so that the pin hole would line up so that you could pin it in the hitch. I attached a review video for the rack for you to check out also.
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  • Will the Kuat Beta Bike Rack Fit a 2009 Subaru Forester with Class I Trailer Hitch
  • The Kuat Beta trailer hitch mount bike rack, # B202-114, is an excellent rack. Very light weight and it will fit the Class I trailer hitch on your 2009 Subaru Forester. As with any accessory you are going to want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole back to the distance required to clear the rear bumper. If that distance is less than 10-1/2 inches then the rack will clear the rear bumper. I have included links to an article that explains how to take the measurement and a...
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  • Will Kuat Bike Rack B202-114 Fit on a 2007 Chevy Cobalt SS Coupe
  • The clearance for bike rack # B202-114 is going to be 10-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar on the bike rack. To determine if this rack would have enough clearance to fit on your 2007 Chevy Cobalt, I recommend measuring from your hitch pin hole to a point past your bumper and any other items that might interfere with the bike rack installation. If this measurement is less than 10-1/2 inches, the Kuat bike rack would work well for your application. If...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for Specialized Dolce Road Bikes on a 2003 Subaru Forester
  • Since the arm that holds the wheels on the Kuat NV, # N101 fits on the front wheel, the bike that has the rack on the back will still fit just fine. I researched the bikes and they would fit beautifully on the NV. Platform style racks are easy when loading bikes and the bikes will not come into contact with each other since they are secure at the wheels rather than the frame. I have included a link to a video review of this rack to the right for you. There should be plenty of clearance...
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  • Will the Kuat NV Bike Rack # N102 Fit a 2003 Honda Accord LX 4 door
  • I do not believe you will have any problem using the Kuat NV Bike Rack, # N102, on your 2003 Honda Accord LX, but it is always a good idea to measure for clearance before you buy a bike rack to ensure this rack will fit on your vehicle. I cannot guarantee the exact clearance measurement on your specific vehicle, but we have installed a trailer hitch on a similar 2004 Honda Accord and the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the bumper was only 3-1/2 inches....
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  • Kuat NV Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack with Wheel Mount Cradles 2 Bike Extension for 2005 Nissan Xterra
  • You are partially correct. There will be a 2 inch add-on unit available for the Kuat Aluminum, Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack with Wheel Mount Cradles - The NV - 2 inch Receiver, item # N101. The add on will not be available for the # N102, 1-1/4 inch shank bike racks due to the weight capacity limits of Class I and II receiver hitches. You should have no ground clearance issues with your Xterra when using either of the Kuat NV racks and with the # N101 two inch hitch rack the 2 bike extension...
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  • Will Kuat Beta Bike Rack # B202-114 Fit On a 2012 Suzuki SX4 Crossover
  • The Kuat Beta Bike Rack, part # B202-114, is designed for a Class I and Class II 1-1/4 Inch hitch. To be able to use this Kuat bike rack on a 2 inch hitch you will need to purchase the Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter, part # D101. This adapter will bolt onto the shank of the Beta bike rack. It is not included with the Kuat Beta bike rack. On a 2012 Suzuki SX4 Crossover, I only show the Class I 1-1/4 Inch hitch as a fit, so this Kuat Beta bike rack will install onto your hitch without the...
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  • Will the Kuat NV Platform Bike Rack # S101 Fit on a 2004 Honda CR-V and Clear the Spare Tire
  • To determine if the Kuat NV Platform Bike Rack, # S101, will fit on your 2004 Honda CR-V, you will want to take one important measurement. You will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the rear-most point of your spare tire. The NV bike rack measures about 12 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the first bike platform. That will be the center of your bike. From there, you can find the width of your bike at your seat...
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  • Compatibility of Kuat Sherpa and 2008 Toyota Solara Convertible
  • Yes, the Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack part # S101 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a bike rack for you 2008 Toyota Solara with a Curt Hitch part # C12110 installed. The Sherpa has a distance of 10-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the platform of the rack when in the down position and 7-3/4 inches from the pin hole to the platform of the rack when folded up so it would have more than enough clearance. Because you have a Curt hitch you will also need...
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  • Looking for US Made 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 Inch Receiver
  • The Kuat Beta, part # B202-114 is designed by Kuat in Springfield MO, but is built overseas. The Thule racks are made in the USA. The Thule Parkway, part # TH958 is a good, reliable no-frills rack. Good quality at a good price point. The Thule Vertex, part # TH9028XT adds a more modern looking design, along with anti-sway bike cradles that prevent the bikes from swinging back and forth during travel. The arms the bikes hang from can be folded down with a flip of a latch, and the...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo with 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • The Kuat Beta part # B202-114 has been known to have some fit issues on the 1-1/4 inch U-Haul hitches. Because of that I would not recommend it for you. For a similar bike rack that would have no fit issues on your 2001 VW Beetle I would recommend the Swagman Titan 2 Bike Carrier # S63400. This rack has a distance of 14-1/2 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the upright bar of the rack so it should have plenty of clearance to fit on your vehicle, but you could also measure...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying Two Electric Bikes With a 2006 Dodge Ram While Pulling a Travel Trailer
  • The best way to carry two electric bikes while pulling your travel trailer would be in the bed of your 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup. The Kuat NV # N101 that you referenced will not work because it is not rated for a use behind an RV or trailer and can only handle bikes up to 60 lbs. A possible truck bed mount solution is the Topline 2 Bike Carrier # UG2500. This option mounts in the front of your truck bed using a clamping system attaching to the bed rails. I have attached a brief video of...
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  • Will Kuat Vagabond Roof-Mounted Cargo Basket Fit 2013 Toyota 4Runner With OEM Roof Rack
  • In order to find out if the Kuat Vagabond Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # V101 will fit your 2013 Toyota 4Runner you will need to take a couple of measurements. The # V101 will fit crossbars that measure up to 4-1/2 inches wide x 1-3/4 inches tall. The crossbars must have a crossbar spread of 22 to 36 inches center-to-center. This carrier weighs 28-1/2 lbs and the overall dimension is 52-1/2 x 44 x 5 inches tall. It has a weight capacity of 140 lbs. You will want to check...
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  • Availability of Extension to Add 2 Bikes to Kuat NV # N101
  • Kuat does indeed offer a +2 bike option for the NV, part # N103. You would need to remove the bike repair stand from the # N101 which would allow you to install the extension. Be aware that the extension can handle two bikes weighing up to 40 lbs apiece, and is intended for use in 2 inch receivers ONLY. I have linked you to product demonstration videos featuring the NV and the extension.
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  • Kuat Platform Bike Rack or Other 3 Bike Rack for a 1988 Toyota Minivan
  • None of the platform bike racks that fit a 1-1/4 inch hitch will hold more than 2 bikes. We do not have a higher capacity hitch available for a 1988 Toyota Minivan, but you can use a hitch mounted rack like the Swagman Trailhead, S63365. This rack will fit in your hitch, is rated for a Class I hitch, will hold 3 bikes, and it will fold down to give you better access to the rear of the vehicle. I have included a link to the instructions below.
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  • Best Platform 4 Bike Rack Recommendation
  • The Kuat NV 4 Bike Platform Rack # N101-103 is the nicest platform bike rack we offer. It has the most features, is the easiest to use, and has a perfect rating by our customers. Check out the review video I attached to the right to see more info about it.
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