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Kuat


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Platform Style Bike Rack that is Light Weight and Easy to Install for Older Person
  • The Kuat NV, # N101, actually weighs 50 pounds so it would not be any easier for you. The similar Sherpa, # S101, weighs just 27 pounds and would be much easier for you. It does have an anti-rattle hand knob but still uses a hitch pin. But the hitch pin is not threaded so you would not need a wrench to install it. You could tilt it with the bikes loaded. I would try it with one bike first and see if it is easy enough to do so for you. I have included a link to a video review of the Sherpa...
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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 Kuat Sherpa 2-Bike Platform Carrier # S101 Fit on a 2014 Hyundai Tucson
  • The 2014 Hyundai Tucson can be fitted with either of two sizes of hitch receiver, a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III hitch. The Kuat Sherpa 2-Bike Platform Carrier # S101 is designed to work with both types so it will definitely fit the hitch on your Tucson. You can take one simple measurement to confirm that this carrier will fit satisfactorily at the rear of your vehicle and provide enough room for your bikes without interfering with the back of the car. Simply measure from...
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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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  • Will Kuat Sherpa Fit 2013 Volkswagen GTI with Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch
  • Yes, the Kuat Sherpa, # S103, will fit Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24904 and your 2013 Volkswagen GTI. The hitch is a Class I and the bike rack is compatible with Class I hitches. You will not likely be able to fold up the rack though because of how far the wheel cradles stick up from the base of the rack. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you.
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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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  • 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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