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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
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Comparison between Kuat Transfer and Swagman Chinook Bike Racks
  • Between the Kuat Transfer part TS02G and the Swagman Chinook part # S64683 I would go with the Transfer mainly because it only touches the bikes at the tires whereas the Chinook grabs the frame of the bikes when securing. Also the Transfer is 10 lbs lighter at 37 lbs when compared to the Chinook. Swagman and Kuat are both excellent brands. Typically Kuat is referred to as a higher end rack company whereas Swagman does a great job offering bike racks that perform well but maybe don't...
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  • Availability of a 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch Shank Adapter for the Kuat NV Bike Rack
  • 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. If you are needing an adapter to use the Kuat NV for 2 Inch Receivers, # N101, in a 1-1/4 inch...
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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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  • Will Kuat NV Platform Style Rack # N102 Fit the 1-1/4-Inch Curt Hitch on 2012 VW Jetta Sportwagen
  • The Curt 1-1/4-inch hitch we offer for your 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen is their part # C11072. This Class I hitch offers a 200-lb tongue weight rating (tongue weight is the downward force on a hitch applied by a trailer or bike rack). It is a good idea to check your Jetta Sportwagen owners manual for any manufacturer restrictions on vehicle tongue weight. The combined weight of your chosen bike rack plus the loaded bikes cannot exceed either the hitch or vehicle limits. The Kuat...
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  • Will Kuat NV Bike Rack # N102 Clear Rear Bumper of 2012 Honda Accord Coupe
  • If you were to install the Curt Class I receiver, part # C11085, we have determined that the distance from the hitch pin hole of the hitch to the furthest rearward point of the rear bumper is 3-3/4 inches, which is plenty of room for the Kuat NV to fit, as well as fold. The Draw-Tite # 24899 offers 6-1/2 of clearance between the hitch pin hole and the back edge of the bumper. This hitch would provide enough clearance, but not as much as the Curt hitch mentioned above. I would recommend...
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  • Will Fat Bike Fit Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack
  • If the tires on your fat bike are 4-1/2 inches wide or smaller, the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack, part # TS03G would be a great bike carrier. This carrier will hold bikes with a wheelbase up to 47 inches and a wheel diameter from 20 to 29 inches. The carrier can handle 3 bikes up to 50 lbs per bike and the carrier weighs only 39 lbs. To help deter theft of the carrier and bikes I recommend the Cable Lock and Hitch Lock, part # PTSCLK13.
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  • Will a Dog Scooter with 48 Inch Wheelbase Fit on the Kuat 2 Bike Rack, Wheel Mount # N102
  • The Kuat 2 Bike Rack, Wheel Mount, part # N102 will accept bikes with wheelbases all the way up to 48 inches. It will accept wheel sizes of 20 to 29 inches and tire widths up to 3 inches wide. As long as the wheelbase on your dog scooter is no longer than 48 inches and has the correct wheel size and tire width range mentioned above, it will fit the Kuat bike rack. The Kuat 2 Bike Rack, Wheel Mount, part # N102 will only fit on a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver. The 1-1/4 inch is the size...
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  • Support Strap for Kuat NV Trailer Hitch Mounted Platform Bike Rack
  • If you have a Curt Class I or Class II 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver, you would need the Curt trailer hitch support strap with a cambuckle, part # 18050. This strap will provide additional stability and support to the Kuat NV aluminum platform bike rack. I have included a video showing the features of the part #18050.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 50 lb E-Bikes with Fat Tires
  • For an electric bike I have a great solution, but the Transfer part # TS02G-FB can only carry up to 40 lbs per bike. You would need the Hollywood Racks E-Bike Rack part # HR1450E and then since your tires are 5 inches in width you would also need the fat tire adapter part # HRSPRWH-F. For a slightly lighter rack the T2 Pro part # TH9034 would be a great option that's bout 10 lbs lighter at 50 lbs. This rack can accommodate 5 inch wide tires.
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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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  • 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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  • Compatibility of Kuat DRT15 Dirtbag Bike Rack with 15 mm x 110 Thru Axle
  • The Kuat Dirtbag, part # DRT15 would be compatible with a 15 x 110mm thru axle. I've confirmed this with my Kuat representative. Mounting hardware isn't included, a 6mm or 1/4 inch bolt is recommended.
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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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  • 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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  • Can the Kuat NV # N105 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 N105 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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  • 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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  • 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 Kuat Sherpa 2 # S101 Have Less Swaying Motion Than Saris Freedom SuperClamp # SA4025
  • Both the Kuat Sherpa 2 # S101 and the Saris Freedom SuperClamp # SA4025 are 2-bike platform-style carriers that fit both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inches hitches. The racks themselves are one part of the equation for how much rack movement there will be when you head down the road with bikes loaded. The vehicle you drive and the type and weight of your bikes also play a role. So does the size and condition of your hitch; if used in a 2-inch hitch both racks will tend to be more stable than if they...
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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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  • 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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  • Clearance Differences for 2-Inch and 1-1/4 Inch Versions of Kuat Beta 2 Rack on 2013 Subaru Forester
  • You are correct that there are different hitch-pin-hole-to-upright clearance distances between the two versions of the Kuat Beta 2 bike carrier. The measurement that is the most meaningful to ensuring a proper fit is the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier. In the cases of the Kuat Beta 2, part # B202-2, and B202-114, this clearance distance varies depending on whether the carrier cradle arms are in the up position (as when carrying bikes)...
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  • Bike Rack Storage Mount for a Kuat Sherpa
  • The Kuat Sherpa # S101 uses a 3/8 inch diameter pin so I recommend use the Swagman X, # S80940. The pin might fit a little loose but the rack takes a 2 inch shank. I have linked a video review of you.
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