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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 Kuat Sherpa or NV Bike Carrier Fit a 2009 Chevy Malibu
  • On the Kuat Sherpa, # S101 or # S103, from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack is 10-1/2 inches. When we installed hitches on the 2009 Chevy Malibu we found the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear of the vehicle was 7 inches. What this means is that the center line of the closest bike will be approximately 11-7/8 inches back from the center of the hitch pin hole. Measure the width of the most narrow bike you have to determine...
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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 the Kuat Sherpa Bike Carrier Part # S101 Work with my 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Yes! The Kuat Sherpa Bike Carrier # S101 will work with your 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. It has aluminum construction which in turn provides great durability. The Kuat Sherpa Bike Carrier # S101 will fit 1-1/4 and/or 2-inch (Class I-II) trailer hitch receivers. It will carry 2 bikes weighing 40 pounds each. Also, a hitch lock, cable and 2 keys are included.
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  • Using Kuat NV Bike Rack # N101 in Receiver on Rear of Travel Trailer
  • The Kuat NV bike rack you referred to, part # N101 would work great in the hitch on your truck when you use an adapter like part # HT02. The rack is NOT recommended for use on the rear of a towed travel trailer. Bike racks installed on the rear of a towed trailer are subjected to greater shaking and bouncing forces, for two primary reasons. 1) The suspension of a trailer is usually more stiff than a comparable vehicle suspension and 2) The greater than average distance between the rear...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Kuat Sherpa part # S101 that you are interested would be an excellent choice for your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon. We actually had the opportunity to demo this rack on a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon just like yours and we were able to have enough clearance to fold it up. See the attached video. This rack is very sturdy, it's one of the nicest racks on the market so I know it would work well for you.
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  • Will Kuat NV Bike Rack Fit 2012 Subaru Forester with Class III Trailer Hitch
  • Yes the Kuat NV 4 Bike Platform Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches # N101-103 is a confirmed fit for your Subaru Forester with a Class III trailer hitch. This rack can tilt away from the vehicle when loaded to allow access to the rear of the vehicle and has an integrated bike repair stand. Check out the review video I attached for you. If you look on the product page you will see that the Kuat has received 38 customer reviews and all 38 reviewers gave 5 star reviews for this product. In my...
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  • Will the Kuat Beta Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2005 Mini Cooper S Convertible
  • Your 2005 Mini Cooper S convertible has a hitch? All of the hitches we carry will not fit the S models due to the placement of the exhaust. We do not have a picture showing the Kuat Beta # B202-114 on a Mini Cooper convertible. But I did check numerous pictures of the vehicle and I don't see any way that there would be interference with the convertible top and the bike rack. The rack measures 10-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast. I know...
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  • Why Don't the Pin Holes of my Hitch and Rack Line Up with Kuat Beta When Using 2 inch Adapter
  • I spoke to my contact at Kuat about the problem you are experiencing and he said that while it may look like the pin holes do not line up the 3/8 inch pin that came with your Kuat Beta 1-1/4 will still fit through. When you use the # D101 you end up pushing the pin hole of the rack up a bit, but the pin should still be able to fit through the hitch and rack.
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  • Can the Kuat NV 4-Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack be Reduced to a 1-Bike Rack
  • The Kuat NV4, # N101-103 or # N105-107 can easily reduce down to 2 bikes. To make it a one-bike rack you would have to remove the 2-bike add-on part. Then remove both legs of the second bike position. But technically, yes, it could be reduced down to a 1 bike rack.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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