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Kuat


  • 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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  • What is the Width of the Kuat Dirtbag Phat 9 Fork Mount Bike Carrier
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled the Kuat Dirtbag, # DRT9P. The overall width is 5-3/4 inches (146mm), and 5 inches between the 2 uprights (127mm).
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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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  • Would the Kuat Sherpa have Clearance to Fold Up When Installed on a 2012 Toyota Venza
  • The Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack part # S101 is a great bike rack. All you need to do to determine if this rack would clear the rear bumper of your car is take one simple measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper of your vehicle. Most likely this measurement will be 3-1/2 inches since the Curt Hitch recommended for your vehicle's (part # 13356) when installed on a similar vehicle as yours here at etrailer had 3-1/2...
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  • Kuat NV Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Explorer
  • When folded up the Kuat NV part # N101 that you referenced would partially obstruct the view of the backup camera you have on your 2015 Ford Explorer. You would still be able to see a vehicle or person behind you though, and in the worst case scenario you would just have to use look behind you or use your mirrors. This is one of the nicest bike racks on the market so I know you will like it a lot. Check out the review video I attached that shows it being demoed on a similar Ford Explorer...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a Honda Element for Complete Rear Cargo Access
  • We don't have any picture of a Honda Element with a hitch installed on it like the # 87506 with a Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670 with the tailgate down so it would be very hard for me to say if this rack would fit your vehicle and have enough clearance to fold down the tailgate. However, I have a solution for you that should work very well. As long as you have a hitch with a 2 inch opening like the # 87506 that I previously mentioned I would recommend the Thule Vertex Swing part...
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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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  • Will the Kuat Vagabond Roof Mount Cargo Basket Fit a 2012 Nissan Frontier Pro 4X
  • To determine if the Kuat Vagabond cargo basket, # VX01, will fit your 2012 Nissan Frontier Pro 4X, you will need to take a couple of measurements of the crossbars that run side to side on the roof. First measure the width or thickness of the bars. The basket will fit on bars that are up to 4-1/2 inches wide and 1-3/4 inches tall. Next measure the bar spread. This is the distance from the center of the front bar to the center of the rear bar. The basket will fit if the bar spread...
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  • Will the Kuat Vagabond Roof Mount Cargo Basket Fit a 2012 Nissan Frontier Pro 4X
  • To determine if the Kuat Vagabond cargo basket, # VX01, will fit your 2012 Nissan Frontier Pro 4X, you will need to take a couple of measurements of the crossbars that run side to side on the roof. First measure the width or thickness of the bars. The basket will fit on bars that are up to 4-1/2 inches wide and 1-3/4 inches tall. Next measure the bar spread. This is the distance from the center of the front bar to the center of the rear bar. The basket will fit if the bar spread...
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  • Hitch and Kuat NV Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Mazda CX9
  • Yes, the Kuat NV Bike Rack part # N101 that you referenced would work well on the Curt Hitch part # 13575 that you bought for your 2012 Mazda CX-9. This is one of the nicest bike racks on the market so it would be a great choice for you. I attached a couple review videos for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Hitch to Carry Bike Rack with 2011 Honda Accord
  • You've been given a pretty darn nice bike rack...good for you! I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24899, if you'll only be using the hitch as an attachment point for your bike rack. If you might do some light towing (subject to the modest towing capacity of the Accord), you'd be better off with the Hidden Hitch Class I hitch, part # 60325. The hitches are identical, but the Hidden Hitch model includes the ball mount and the pin and clip. You'll also need the appropriately...
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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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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa Bike Carrier Part # S101 Work with my 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Yes! The Kuat Sherpa Bike Carrier # S101 will work with your 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. It has aluminum construction which in turn provides great durability. The Kuat Sherpa Bike Carrier # S101 will fit 1-1/4 and/or 2-inch (Class I-II) trailer hitch receivers. It will carry 2 bikes weighing 40 pounds each. Also, a hitch lock, cable and 2 keys are included.
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  • Using Kuat NV Bike Rack # N101 in Receiver on Rear of Travel Trailer
  • The Kuat NV bike rack you referred to, part # N101 would work great in the hitch on your truck when you use an adapter like part # HT02. The rack is NOT recommended for use on the rear of a towed travel trailer. Bike racks installed on the rear of a towed trailer are subjected to greater shaking and bouncing forces, for two primary reasons. 1) The suspension of a trailer is usually more stiff than a comparable vehicle suspension and 2) The greater than average distance between the rear...
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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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  • 2+2 Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Honda Odyssey with Class III Hitch Receiver
  • When it comes to purchasing a 2+2 style platform bike rack for your 2014 Honda Odyssey, my top recommendation would be for the Kuat NV, # N101-103 for gun metal gray, and # N105-107 for matte black and polished chrome. The versatile design of this racks allows you to carry most bikes regardless of their size or frame design and it's aluminum construction makes it durable, lightweight, and corrosion resistant. As for the concern of the 2+2 style not being as sturdy as a 4 bike carrier,...
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  • Is Kuat NV # N101 Platform Hitch Rack Suitable for 2 Easy Motion EVO Ecolite Electric Bikes
  • I checked with my technical contact at Kuat about the fit of their NV Platform Carrier # N101 with your two Easy Motion EVO Ecolite Electric Bikes. First, the NV can definitely handle the 54-lb weight of the medium size version of the Ecolite bike. Not all racks can handle that much weight, but the Kuat is good up to 60-lbs per bike. The NV's clamping arm is intended for grabbing a fender-less front tire, but based on review of photos of your Ecolite bike and discussion with Kuat,...
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  • Installation Instructions for Wheel Adapter for Kuat Sherpa Bike Racks
  • To install the Wheel Adapter for Kuat Sherpa Bike Racks, # PN2024, you first take apart the wheel adapter then place half on one side of the arm and the other half on the opposing side. Then insert the three screws and nuts on either side of the wheel adapter and tighten with the supplied wrench. Check out the image of the installation instructions I have attached at right. Also check out the video I have attached which shows how to use the adapter on kids bikes.
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  • Recommendation for Kuat Platform Style Bike Rack to Fit 2011 Infinite G37 Convertible
  • If you are installing a hitch like the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24831, on your 2011 Infiniti G37, you have multiple options when it comes to a Kuat Platform Style Bike Rack. In order for you to have the ability to use the bike rack on the Infiniti as well as on your 2005 Chevy Avalanche, you will need to choose a rack that is also compatible with a 2 inch hitch receiver and one that provides sufficient clearance for your Avalanche. I have attached a help article that walks...
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  • Can Kuat Bike Rack Work With Boone Hang2 Wall Mount Bike Rack Storage
  • The Boone Hang2 Wall Mounted Hitch Rack Storage, part # BH90H3FS will work with the Kuat hitch mounted bike racks with a 2 inch shank, like part # N101. This wall mount has a weight capacity of 90 lbs. If you have the smaller shank on your Kuat Bike Rack, like part # N102, you can use the replacement cross pin, part # BH85858 to be able to use the smaller shank hitch pin hole.
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  • How To Use a Hitch Exnteder on a 2010 Honda CRV So a Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack Could Fold Up
  • The problem with hitch extenders is that they cut the capacity of the hitch they are used on in half. And it looks like the only 1-1/4 inch hitches available for your 2010 Honda CR-V are Class I which are not compatible with extenders. The only reasonable solution I could recommend for you would require you to remove your current hitch and install a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening like the Hidden Hitch part # 87440 and then use a hitch extender like part # HE06. Using an anti...
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  • Tilting Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Kia Soul and a 50 lb Bike
  • There is a Kuat bike rack that would work perfectly for you, but the part # S103 doesn't have the capacity for your 50 lb bike. Instead you would want the Kuat NV # N102. This rack will fit the Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch on your 2014 Kia Soul, can carry up to 60 lb bikes and can tilt away from the vehicle while loaded for trunk access. Check out the review video I attached for this rack as well.
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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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  • Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Kuat Sherpa part # S101 that you are interested would be an excellent choice for your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon. We actually had the opportunity to demo this rack on a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon just like yours and we were able to have enough clearance to fold it up. See the attached video. This rack is very sturdy, it's one of the nicest racks on the market so I know it would work well for you.
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  • Will Kuat NV Bike Rack Fit 2012 Subaru Forester with Class III Trailer Hitch
  • Yes the Kuat NV 4 Bike Platform Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches # N101-103 is a confirmed fit for your Subaru Forester with a Class III trailer hitch. This rack can tilt away from the vehicle when loaded to allow access to the rear of the vehicle and has an integrated bike repair stand. Check out the review video I attached for you. If you look on the product page you will see that the Kuat has received 38 customer reviews and all 38 reviewers gave 5 star reviews for this product. In my...
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  • Will the Kuat Beta Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2005 Mini Cooper S Convertible
  • Your 2005 Mini Cooper S convertible has a hitch? All of the hitches we carry will not fit the S models due to the placement of the exhaust. We do not have a picture showing the Kuat Beta # B202-114 on a Mini Cooper convertible. But I did check numerous pictures of the vehicle and I don't see any way that there would be interference with the convertible top and the bike rack. The rack measures 10-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast. I know...
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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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  • Can the Kuat NV 4-Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack be Reduced to a 1-Bike Rack
  • The Kuat NV4, # N101-103 or # N105-107 can easily reduce down to 2 bikes. To make it a one-bike rack you would have to remove the 2-bike add-on part. Then remove both legs of the second bike position. But technically, yes, it could be reduced down to a 1 bike rack.
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  • Will the Kuat Beta Bike Rack Fit a Curt Class II Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Toyota Venza
  • Yes, you can use the Kuat Alpha bike rack # B202-114 with the Curt trailer hitch # C12341 on your 2013 Toyota Venza. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. It is an excellent choice since the rack weighs so little, only about 13 pounds! Curt does require the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for non-trailer loads when using the hitch with a bike rack to be in compliance with their warranty. I have linked a video showing how you might mount the strap.
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  • What Secures the Rear Wheels of a Bike to the Vagabond X Cargo Basket part # VX01
  • The Vagabond X Cargo Basket part # VX01 that you referenced includes 2 straps with buckles to anchor your bikes' rear tires to the basket. Check out the review video I attached for this product.
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  • What Secures the Rear Wheels of a Bike to the Vagabond X Cargo Basket part # VX01
  • The Vagabond X Cargo Basket part # VX01 that you referenced includes 2 straps with buckles to anchor your bikes' rear tires to the basket. Check out the review video I attached for this product.
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