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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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  • 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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  • Kuat Sherpa vs Thule T2 Bike Rack Comparison for a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • Because the T2 Bike Rack part # TH916XTR and the Kuat Sherpa # S101 are so similar and the # S101 is considerably lighter I think it would be the best choice 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.
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  • Dimensions of the Kuat Dirt Bag part # DRT15
  • I spoke with my contact at Kuat and he informed that the Kuat Dirt Bag part # DRT15 is designed to fit axle sizes that are 15 mm x100 mm. To see more dimensions for this product check out the picture I attached.
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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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  • Bumper Clearance Needed for Kuat # N101 NV Bike Rack
  • I believe you're asking about the clearance between the rack and the vehicle, is that correct? If so, when the rack is folded down so it can carry bikes, the closest portion of the rack is 10-1/2 inches rearward of the hitch pin hole. When the rack is folded up into its storage position, the closest portion of the rack is 7-7/8 inches rearward of the hitch pin hole. I've pieced together a photo for you that shows these dimensions. If you'd like to view a product demonstration video,...
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  • Hitch And Bike Rack Recommendation For 2013 Acura RDX
  • The hitch I recommend for your 2013 Acura RDX is the Hidden Hitch, part # 87642. This is a Class lll hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. This is a bolt-on installation and comes with the complete hardware kit. I have attached an installation video you can take a look at for this hitch. The Kuat NV Aluminum Platform Bike Rack, part # N101, is a really nice bike rack that will work well on your 2013 Acura RDX. I have attached a link to an installation video for this bike rack on...
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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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  • Are Kuat Platform Bike Racks Front and Back Wheel Holders Reversible
  • I spoke with my contact at Kuat and he confirmed that the front wheel adjustable hooks and back wheel racheting straps on the Kuat NV 4 Bike Platform Rack for 2 inch Trailer Hitches # N101-103 are not reversible, they are designed so that the bikes' orientation are alternated. I have included a video review of the Kuat NV 4 Bike Platform Rack for you to check out.
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