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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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  • Would the Kuat Beta # B202-2 fit 2 inch Hitch of a 2014 Subaru Forester
  • The Kuat Beta # B202-2 that you referenced would work great in the 2 inch hitch of your 2014 Subaru Forester. The newer Subaru 1-1/4 inch hitches do have issues fitting hitch bike racks and require the use of Yakima bike racks, but the 2 inch hitches like what you have would work just fine.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kuat Sherpa Bike Carrier # S101 Having Clearance Issue with 2011 Mazda CX-7
  • The front tire cradles on the Kuat Sherpa Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier # S101 are removable. According to my contact at Kuat there are two screws that can be easily removed to allow the cradle to be taken off for those times when you will not be carrying bikes but still prefer not to have to remove the entire carrier from your hitch.
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  • Will the Kuat NV-2 # N101 Work on a 2005 Volvo S40
  • In order to determine if this Kuat Aluminum Bike Rack # N102 will work on your 2005 S40 you will need to take one measurement. You will need the distance from the center of the hitch pin on your Q5 out to the furthest point out on your bumper. If the measurement is less than 7 inches you should have no problem using the # N101. I attached a review of this rack for you to check out also.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fit of Kuat NV Bike Rack for 2013 Lincoln MKX
  • Other than the color, there's no difference between the Kuat NV # N101 and the # N105. Both racks are compatible with a Class III hitch like the Draw-Tite # 75992. Either rack should work just fine on your MKX. To be sure, you'll need to measure the distance between the hitch pin hole in the receiver and the furthest rearward point of the rear bumper. As long as this distance is less than 7-1/16 inches (which it should be), either the N101 or N105 would work great for you. I'll link...
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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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Complete Rear Access on a 2009 Honda CRV
  • We tested the Kuat Sherpa # S101 on a Honda CR-V of the same generation as your 2009 and found that it did not clear the lift gate when folded down. The Kuat NV part # N101 that you referenced might clear, but its a gamble since we have not tested it and it depends also on the width of your handlebars. I do have an option that I can guarantee will clear your lift gate. Check out the Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Carrier # TH9031XT. This rack will swing out completely and will give you complete...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2009 Honda Accord
  • We have several good options for a hitch for your 2009 Honda Accord. I have linked to a page showing all of those options. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24899. This hitch will work whether you have the 2 door or the 4 door Honda Accord. I have linked to a video showing the installation of this hitch on a 2012 Accord for you to check out. If you plan to do some light towing you will want the following parts to complete your towing setup: Wiring harness # 118420 Drawbar...
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  • Bike Carrying Options for 2012 BMW 550i Sedan
  • In order to install the Kuat Sherpa rack on your 550i, you would first need to install a receiver hitch. Unfortunately, none of our suppliers currently offer a hitch for your vehicle. I have looked online, and was unable to find anything available. This leaves two remaining options. You can use a trunk mounted rack to carry bikes, or install crossbars to the vehicle roof to provide an attachment point for a roof mounted bike racks. The Thule Raceway, part # TH9001PRO would be a...
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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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