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Kuat Platform Hitch Bike Racks
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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 a Giant Revive DX Bicycle Fit in the Kuat NV Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Rack # N101
  • I spoke with my contact at Kuat and he stated that the NV Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Rack, # N101, will accept bikes with a maximum wheel base of 48 inches. I did a little research and found some pictures of a Giant Revive DX. The top frame bar is at a slight angle but since this rack holds the bike at the wheels, it will not be a factor. The wheels on your bike will have to be from 20 inches to 29 inches with a wheel base under 48 inches.
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  • Will the Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack # N101 For 2 Inch Hitches Fit a Jeep Wrangler
  • Yes, the 2 inch version of the NV bike rack is part # N101. The clearance needed for the NV measures 9-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of carrier when in down position and 7-1/16 inches when it is folded up. To determine whether this bike rack will work on your vehicles, you will need to take a measurement on each. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to a point just past the spare tire, or any other obstruction you will need to clear....
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  • Does Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack # S102 Include Wheel Adapter for Carrying Childrens Bikes
  • The Kuat Sherpa, part # S101 and S102 does indeed include one of the wheel adapters for carrying childrens bikes. Additional adapters are available, part # PN2024. The adapter is for 20 inch wheels.
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  • Can Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack # S102 Be Used on the Rear of a Motor Home
  • I do have hitch bike racks that will work on the rear of a motor home, but the Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack, part # S102, is not one of them. Although the Kuat hitch bike racks are an excellent bike rack, it is not designed for use on the rear of a RV or a motor home . When a hitch bike rack is designed to fold-up or tilt-away, that design will not allow the bike rack to stand up to the rigors of being on the back of a motor home. A bike rack mounted to the rear of a RV or motor home...
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  • Will the Kuat # N101 Aluminum 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Accommodate a Bike with 32 Inch Wheels
  • The Kuat # N101Hitch Bike Rack will easily accommodate a bike with a wheel diameter of 29 inches, overall diameter of about 32 inches, allowing for a 1-1/2 inch tall tire on the wheel. If you have a bike with custom 32 inch diameter wheels we are not sure that the bike rack will accommodate the bike. If you do have 32 inch diameter wheels, measure the overall diameter of the wheel and tire combination and let me know the measurement. Our contact at Kuat said that he will be glad to...
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  • Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a Class B RV
  • I will be happy to help. The first piece of information that will help you choose a bike rack is that not all bike racks can be used on RVs, even if it is a Class B RV. On RVs and trailers, there is excess bouncing and movement at the trailer hitch. Most hitch mount bike racks cannot handle the excess bouncing and would likely fail during your trip causing expensive damages. We do have several bike racks that are rated for use on a RV. I have attached a link to these bike racks for...
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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Kuat Sherpa, # S102, measure approximately 7-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the rack when folded up. To determine if this is enough clearance, measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch straight back to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. If it is less than 7-3/4 inches the rack will fit when folded up. An extender is an option but like you said it will reduce the tongue weight capacity by 50 percent. Kuat...
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  • Can the Kuat Core # N104 Be Used on Bikes With Front Fenders
  • As long as the fender is tightly installed on the bike and the hook is attached to the fender as close as possible to the top tube of the bike, the N104 should carry the town bike you mentioned with no problem whatsoever. I spoke with one of my contacts at Kuat, who uses the very same rack to carry his wifes bike that has fenders, and he says it works very well. The inside of the hooks are padded, buy you can place a towel or other piece of cloth between the hook and the fender if you...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack that Allows Rear Door on a Toyota FJ Cruiser to Fully Open
  • For a bike rack that will allow you to open the rear swinging door on a FJ Cruiser while keeping the bikes loaded there is only one option. You will need a swinging bike rack. No other rack is going to allow you to open the rear door with the rack and bikes in place. The only issue with swinging racks is that they only come in 4-bike versions and you must have a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver to use one. But they are the absolute best option and will do exactly what you need. There...
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  • Is Kuat 2 Bike Folding Aluminum Rack # B202-114 Compatible on 2012 Nissan Versa
  • The Kuat Folding 2 Bike Aluminum Rack # B202-114 is a compatible fit for your 2012 Nissan Versa. This 13 lb Class I bike rack is highly-recommended for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches and has a maximum weight capacity of 80 lbs. After some research on the Specialized Expedition Sport and Specialized Crossroads bikes, I have found this rack will carry these 2 bikes. If your bikes have the womens step-through style or alternative style frame, then we recommend using the Thule Bike Adapter Bar...
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  • Will the Kuat Beta Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Rack # B202-114 Fit a 2011 Toyota Venza
  • The Kuat Beta, # B202-114, is designed to fit in 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches, but you can add the Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter, # D101, so it will fit in a 2 inch receiver. With the adapter, you will be able to use the rack on either the Venza or the Volvo. You will also need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole back to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. If that distance is less than 10-1/2 inches, the bike rack will fit. No worries about weight with this...
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  • Will Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack # N102 Fit On 2005 Infiniti FX35
  • The Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack # N102 you referenced will fit for your 2005 Infiniti FX35 as long as it is able to clear the rear bumper. You will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole rearwards. The measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier is 9-1/2 inches, so the outer edge of your bumper will need to be that far out for this hitch to work. It also has a tilt-away feature that allows you to access your rear cargo area with the bikes...
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  • Will Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack Fit 2010 Subaru Forester
  • The Kuat Sherpa Aluminum Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part # S101, has the following dimensions needed when considering clearance from the rear of your 2010 Subaru Forester. When it is in the folded down position for carrying bikes it measures 10-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the platform. When it is in the folded up position the distance is 7-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the platform. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the...
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  • Comparing the Kuat NV Core, NV, and Softride Alumina Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks for 2013 RAV4
  • When we have installed Curt trailer hitch # C13149 on a 2013 Toyota RAV4 we found that from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear bumper measured 3 inches. This means that the Kuat NV Core, # N104, will clear the rear of the vehicle. In fact it will be about 7-3/4 inches away from the bumper when in the down position and about 4-3/16 inches when folded up. The Core has the same design as the regular NV, # N101. The regular NV will actually be slightly closer to the...
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  • Would the Kuat NV 4 Bike Rack Fit on a 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • As long as you had a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon like our part # 75673 you should have no problem. Check out the review video I attached for this rack as well.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Lexus HS 250H
  • The Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack # S101 is an excellent choice for a platform bike rack that is compatible with the Class I 1-1/4 hitch on your 2010 Lexus HS 250H, but if you are looking for the absolute best I would go with the Kuat NV # N102. This rack has all the same great features as the Sherpa plus a few extra like updated wheel cradles, built-in repair stand and higher bike carrying capacity (60 lbs per bike instead of 40 lbs like the Sherpa. I attached review videos for both, you cant...
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  • Can you Recommend Bike Racks that Can Tilt With the Bikes Loaded
  • I have a few options for you, but it is not recommended to tilt the Kuat Alpha Bike Rack, # A102-Black, with the bikes loaded. The hinge of this bike rack was not designed to support the additional weight and the bikes will hit the ground when the bike rack is tilted. Instead, I recommend looking at the Softride Dura Parallelogram, # SR26247. This bike rack can tilt with a full load of bikes. This is my personal bike rack and it has performed flawlessly over the last two years. My wife...
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  • Will the Kuat NV Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X
  • The Kuat NV bike rack # N101 measures 9-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier when in the down position. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance needed to clear the spare tire on your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X. If less that 9-1/2 inches the rack will fit. If less then 7-1/16 inches it will fit when folded up as well. I have linked a helpful article showing how to take the measurement. Since...
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  • Will the Kuat Alpha Bike Rack Fit a Curt Class II Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Toyota Venza
  • Yes, you can use the Kuat Alpha bike rack # A102-BLACK-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 14 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 linekd a video showing how you might mount the strap.
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  • Kuat Bike Rack Fits for 2014 Nissan Altima and Toyota Highlander
  • Take a look at the Kuat Sherpa, part # S103 for black or # S101 for gray. The rack includes both the cable and the hitch lock and both locks are keyed alike. The adapter that's included with the rack will allow it to be used in the 2 inch receiver on your Highlander or the 1-1/4 inch receiver on the Altima. This would be a less costly option than the NV. The Kuat NV for the 1-1/4 inch receiver, part # N102 also includes the cable and the hitch lock, and they are keyed alike. You'd need...
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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 only has a maximum weight capacity of 40 lbs per bike. Instead, I recommend looking at the either the Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack, # N101, which is also available in black and chrome as part # N105, 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, # N102 (# N106 for black and chrome) or the Yakima...
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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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  • 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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  • Kuat Alpha Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback with Curt Hitch
  • Yes, as long as the Curt hitch on your 2013 Subaru Outback is a 2 inch hitch like the # 13390 then the Kuat Alpha Bike Rack part # A102-Black will work well for you. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out also. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide...
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  • Will the Kuat NV Bike Rack Hold a Cruzbike Sofrider 2 Recumbent Bike
  • The Kuat NV bike racks, # N102 and # N106, were not really designed to work with recumbent bikes, but this is mainly because recumbent bikes typically have a long wheelbase. Your Cruzbike Sofrider has a shorter wheelbase that is closer to standard road bikes, so it may work, but we have not had the chance to test this type of bike on our bike racks. The NV bike racks work with wheelbases up to 48 inches, so you will want to find the wheelbase of your bike to make sure it will fit. The wheelbase...
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  • Lightest Platform-Style Bike Rack with Locks and Tilt for a Jetta Sportwagen TDI
  • The lightest platform-style bike rack that we carry that includes locks and a tilting feature is the Kuat Sherpa 2 Bike Carrier, # S103. The Sherpa will fit Class I trailer hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver and the wheel mount design is great for hybrid bikes and bikes with large and angled frames. This bike rack also has a shank with a 3-1/2 inch rise for better ground clearance. I have attached a review video of this bike rack for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Carrier For 2013 Toyota Venza Carrying 2 City Cruiser Bikes
  • The Kuat NV 2 Bike Carrier, part # N105, has a maximum weight capacity of 120 lbs, or 60 lbs per bike. You will also want to check the wheelbase of your bike to make certain they do not exceed the maximum of 48 inches to work with this bike carrier. For your 2013 Toyiota Venza, I recommend a bike carrier like the Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Rack, part # HR1450E. Although it is listed as a carrier for electric bikes, it should do well with your city cruisers that weigh over 60 lbs each....
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  • Wheel Mount Platform Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Subaru Outback
  • The Kuat Sherpa bike rack part # S101 would be a great choice for a wheel-mounted platform rack on your 2011 Subaru Outback. This is one of the nicest racks on the market and I think you would really like it. Check out the review video I attached for more details and info. For a hitch I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 87568. This is the most popular hitch available for your vehicle. This is a 2 inch hitch that will offer more flexibility and capacity for future hitch accessories...
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  • Hitch And Bike Carrier Recommendation For 2010 Toyota Camry
  • After doing some research, I found that your 2010 Toyota Camry has a towing capacity of 1,000 lbs. This means your tongue weight capacity is approximately 100 lbs. Many hitches will have a much higher weight rating but your vehicle may not be rated to carry that much weight. The hitch I recommend for your Camry is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 36416. This is a Class ll receiver and has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I have attached an installation video for this hitch on a 2010...
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  • Recommended Locking Pin for Kuat Sherpa S101
  • The Kuat Sherpa bike rack part # S101 that you referenced comes with a locking hitch pin as well as an anti-rattle device built into the rack. The replacement part would be the Kuat Hitch Pin Lock part # KUATLOCK. Check out the review video I attached for this rack that details how the anti-rattle device works.
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