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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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  • Comparing the Yakima HoldUp, Kuat NV 2.0 and Thule T2 Classic Platform-Style Bike Racks
  • I've linked you to product demonstration videos of all three bike racks. The best of the three racks will depend on the features you're interested in and which features you find most important. First some similarities. All three racks are capable of folding up against the rear of the vehicle when the bikes are removed, and all three can tilt rearward with the bikes in place, allowing easier access to the rear trunk or liftgate of the vehicle. All three racks include hitch locks of some...
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  • How To Use Optional # PTSCLK12 Cable Lock Kit for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack
  • The cable lock kit for the Kuat Transfer Bike Rack, part # PTSCLK12 includes locks for two bikes. The cable locks would install in the end of the bars that secure the bikes to the rack, as shown in the diagram I've provided from the instructions.
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  • Differences Between Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and Older Sherpa, Comparison to Thule T2 Classic
  • Kuat makes some of the nicest bike racks around the new Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G is basically an updated version of the Sherpa # S101 which was highly reviewed by our customers. The new Sherpa is lighter (by 8 lbs for a total weight of 32 lbs), has updated wheel cradles and updated wheel hooks as well. This rack would work well for you on your 2015 BMW X5 as long as you have hitch like the part # 75600 installed on it. The hitches for your vehicle sit quite a bit lower than the bottom...
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  • Why a Wheel Mounted Platform Bike Rack is Preferred to a Frame Mount
  • Generally speaking wheel mount only bike racks are preferred. Especially for people with carbon fiber bike frames since frame mounts aren't recommended at all with them otherwise damage could occur. For other frame designs people still prefer them because there is no frame contact. People with suspension also prefer wheel mount as well. Loading is also easier because when the wheel mount is lowered you just set the bike in the tray, raise the wheel mount and then secure it to the wheel....
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  • How to Use a Kuat NV for a 1-1/4 inch Hitch in a 2 inch Hitch
  • Kuat does not offer hitch adapters for the NV bike racks, but there are some alternatives. If you are needing an adapter to use the Kuat NV, # N102, that you referenced in a 2 inch receiver, then I would recommend looking into a hitch reducer like the Brophy 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch Reducer, # HT02. This will insert into your 2 inch receiver and provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver for your bike rack. Due to the design of your bike rack shank there really isn't a way to use an anti-rattle device...
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  • Platform-Style Bike Rack Recommendation for an Electric Bike and a Mountain Bike
  • I have a few bike racks that will work for you, but the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 only has a maximum weight capacity of 40 lbs per bike. Instead, I recommend looking at the either the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack, # NV22G or the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack, # Y02443. These bike racks are for 2 inch trailer hitches only. If you have a Class I or Class II trailer hitch, then you will want the Kuat NV 2.0 for 1-1/4 hitches, # NV12G or the Yakima HoldUp, # Y02445. Be sure to verify the tongue weight capacity...
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  • Recommended Kuat Hitch Platform Bike Rack for Class II Hitch on 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The 1-1/4-inch hitches offered for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon are rated as Class II types and with this hitch you can use one of the Kuat Class II-compatible bike carriers shown on the linked page. You can choose from hanging or platform style racks in 2- or 3-bike capacity. If you hitch is an OEM type from Subaru you may need to use a Yakima carrier instead. These OEM hitches have their hitch pin hole placed very near the end of the receiver tube and some racks will not work. If...
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  • Kuat Sherpa vs Thule T2 Bike Rack Comparison for a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • Because the T2 Bike Rack part # TH9044 and the Kuat Sherpa # S101 are so similar and the # S101 is considerably lighter I think it would be the best choice for you. As long as you have a 2 inch hitch either of these racks would work well for you. Functionally the racks are basically the exact same and come with the same features, only advantage one has over the other is weight. That's where the # S101 has the advantage. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. If you...
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  • Availability of Cable and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Rack
  • There is indeed an add-on cable/hitch lock for the Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack, part # TS02G. You'll want part # PTSCLK12, which includes the cable lock and the locking piece that goes on the existing threaded hitch pin.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Focus
  • For your 2016 Ford Focus you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 24872 for a trailer hitch for use with a bike rack. Since this is a Class I hitch (that means a lower capacity hitch), the only bike racks we offer are ones that can fold away with bikes unloaded like the Kuat Beta part # B202-114. This is a great rack though loaded with features like anti-rattle and anti-sway cradles. f you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may...
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  • Fit of Kuat NV # N106 Bike Rack in Class II Hitch on 2012 Subaru Outback
  • The Kuat NV # N106 would almost certainly be a good choice for your Outback. Just to make sure, you'll want to measure the distance from the hitch pin hole in your receiver tube to the furthest rearward edge of the back bumper. As long as this distance is less than 7 inches, the NV would work great on your Outback. I'll link you to an FAQ article that explains how to take the measurement I mentioned above. I've also linked you to a product demonstration video featuring the NV.
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  • Comparing Thule Helium and Kuat Beta Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks for a 2007 Mazda Miata
  • According to what I found on the Hard Dog site, their hitches are Class I, so you will need to find a rack that will fit a Class I hitch. The Kuat Beta, part # B202-114, and Thule Helium Aero, part # TH9042, will both fit Class I hitches. Any high quality hitch bike rack should not have a problem with speed bumps, provided you take the bump at an appropriate speed. Quality manufacturers test their bike racks on the roads and on testing machines in their engineering departments to...
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  • Would Kuat Vagabond VX201 Fit Factory Crossbars of 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Most likely yes the Kuat Vagabond part # VX201 would fit the factory crossbars of your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee but you would need to measure first to be sure. This will fit crossbars that are up to 4-12 inches wide and spaced between 15 and 25 inches apart.
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  • Is Kuat Sherpa 2-Bike Hitch-Mounted Rack # S101 Compatible for 2004 Honda CR-V
  • The Kuat Sherpa Hitch-Mounted Rack # S101 is compatible with the 2 inch receiver on your 2004 Honda CR-V, but I would recommend measuring to ensure the spare tire will not interfere. The clearance for this product is 10-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the platform when it is in the down position, 7-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the platform when it is folded and not in use, and 5-5/16 inches from the center pin hole to the closest bike on the bike...
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  • Will the Kuat Beta 2-Bike Rack allow Clearance for Bikes On a 2010 Prius With Curt Hitch
  • I have a few recommendations for you. My personal pick would be the Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack, item # S64650. This rack has a shank that rises about 2 inches for clearance and is very easy to load and unload. The ratcheting hooks are easy to use and they hold the bikes very securely. A friend of mine uses this rack on his Ford Focus and has no clearance problems, even when going over large speed bumps. We have a video review of this rack for you to check out, see link. For a...
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  • Is the Kuat Bike Rack Hitch Lock # KUATLOCK the Only Hitch Pin Lock That Works on Kuat Beta Rack
  • Yes, most bike rack manufacturers will use an exclusive size and thread on the hitch lock for their own brand of bike racks. So, the Kuat bike racks will only be able to use the # KUATLOCK for a hitch pin lock. We have not run into any problems with the Kuat hitch lock not fitting properly on a Kuat hitch bike rack. The review you mentioned does not say if he was using the Kuat hitch lock on a Kuat bike rack. If he was using it on a different brand of bike rack that used a 1/2 inch hitch...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Prius V
  • There are many hitch mounted bike racks that will fit on your 2013 Toyota Prius V, but the bike rack that I would recommend is the Kuat Sherpa Platform Bike Rack, # S101. This is a quality bike rack that includes many great features. There is no contact with the bike frame, the shank has a 3-1/2 inch rise for better ground clearance and plenty of bumper clearance. Another bike rack that you may want to check out is the Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Rack, # S64670. This bike rack is more...
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  • Using Hitch Extender with Kuat NV Bike Rack to Clear Spare Tire on 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • When an extender is used, we typically advise that the tongue weight capacity of the receiver is decreased by 50 percent. In many cases, 50 percent of the original tongue weight capacity will be sufficient to carry the rack and the bikes placed on it. Due the the relatively heavy weight and long length of the Kuat # N101-103, Kuat does not recommend using an extender. When you use an extender, not only are you increasing the distance between the load and the receiver which increases...
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  • Thule Canyon, Kuat Vagabond or Yakima Loadwarrior Recommendation
  • Of the three you mentioned I would go with the Thule Canyon part # TH859XT. The mounting hardware on this basket will be the easiest to connect and the mounting brackets are easily adjustable on the frame of the basket. Plus it has a very sleek, low profile that gives it better aerodynamics than the other baskets.
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  • Why A Class I Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Toyota Prius Can Only Carry a 2 Bikes on a Bike Rack
  • The issue with a Class I trailer hitch is not how much the bikes weigh, entirely, it is the amount of torque produced by having weight further from the hitch. With more weight further from the hitch, even if it is a little weight, it can damage the hitch, the rack, and the vehicle, especially when you add in any up and down movement while traveling. You may have heard of or even used a cheater or breaker bar when changing a tire. The longer the bar the easier it is to loosen lug nuts....
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  • Best Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Honda Element
  • The Curt hitch part # 13574 would give you the best clearance from the pin hole to the bumper at 3 inches opposed to the Draw-Tite part # 75659 that would give you 3-1/2 inches from the pin hole to the bumper. This hitch would work great with the Kuat NV part # N105-107 that you referenced.
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  • Lock Kit Recommendation for a Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
  • Yes, the lock kit part # PTSCLK12 will replace the end caps of your Kuat Transfer part # TS02G and will give it a cable lock that will slide into the tube of the rack when not in use. I attached a picture of the lock kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommendation for Carrying a Terra Trike and a Felt Mountain Bike on a 2009 Honda Fit
  • We do have a solution that will allow you to carry your terra trike and your Felt mountain bike on your 2009 Honda Fit, however, the Kuat Beta Bike Rack, # B202-114, that you referenced will not support a trike and a mountain bike because there is not enough room. To carry both of these bikes on your vehicle, you will actually need two different bike racks. This route will require a larger investment, but it is the best and safest way to carry both bikes with your Fit. At this time...
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  • Will Kuat Beta Bike Rack Fit Class I Trailer Hitch and is there a Keyed Alike Hitch Pin/Cable Lock
  • The Kuat Beta, # B202-114, is designed to fit with Class I and II, 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers. Some accessories rated higher than Class I are manufactured in such a way to where they cannot be inserted into a Class I trailer hitch for safety reasons. But you will not have this problem with the Kuat Beta. The pin hole diameter for Kuat bike racks is unique. It uses a 3/8 pin diameter. The recommended compatible lock is # KUATLOCK. There is no cable lock that can be keyed like...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 4 Bikes with Fenders
  • For a bike with fenders I would not recommend using a bike rack that uses wheel mounts to secure the bikes. I would recommend you go with a frame mount bike rack. Check out the Swagman Quad Platform-Style 4 Bike Carrier # S64692. This rack is similar to the Kuat NV4 Bike Rack # N101-103 that you referenced except it secures the bikes by the frames instead of the wheels.
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  • Wheel Adapters Included with Kuat NV 4 Bike Carrier
  • One of the wheel adapters is included with the Kuat NV bike rack. We offer additional adapters, part # PN2024 if you need them. We have a great product demonstration video that you might be interested in checking out, you can see the video by using the provided link.
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  • Differences Between Kuat Beta and Thule Roadway for 2010 Mazda 5 with Class I Receiver
  • The main difference between the two racks is the weight differential, as you mentioned. The Kuat rack has a slightly higher weight capacity, 80 lbs versus the 70 lb capacity of the Thule Roadway. Both racks have anti-wobble systems, the Thule rack uses a threaded hitch pin that snugs the shank of the rack tightly against the side of the receiver, while the Kuat rack uses a standard hitch pin, along with a knob that is used to tighten the rack/receiver connection. If the expense was...
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  • Will a Kuat NV or Sherpa Bike Rack Clear Back of 2015 Nissan Murano with Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
  • Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 75952 is one of the hitches that will fit your 2015 Nissan Murano. When installed we found that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear of the vehicle is 4-1/4 inches, see video link. The Kuat NV # NV22G measures 7 inches from the pin hole to the nearest part of the rack when folded up so it will clear the rear of the Murano easily. Given that there is ample clearance with this rack I recommend it. The Sherpa # SH22B measures...
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  • Is an Anti-Theft Hitch Pin Included with the Kuat Beta Aluminum Bike Rack
  • The Kuat Beta Folding 2 Bike Lightweight Aluminum Rack for 2 inch Trailer Hitches, item # B202-2, does not come with a locking hitch pin. We have a good selection (see link) of 2 inch hitch locks available. A hitch lock is recommended with this bike rack. Our Stainless Steel Flush Design Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, item # 40107, would be a good choice for this hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Outback Touring
  • I can help with a hitch and bike rack, but as of right now (October 2016) Yakima does not have a roof rack fit for your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon Touring. For a hitch you would want the Draw Tite part # 75673 which is a confirmed fit that will work well for a bike rack. I attached an install video for more info as well. My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle...
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