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Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks

Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks

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Transform your Kuat bike rack into a carrier for your bike with fat tires. Just add this tire strap extender and secondary strap to your rack to carry 1 fat bike with tires up to 5" wide. 1-800-940-8924 to order Kuat accessories and parts part number APBK or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Accessories and Parts - APBK

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Wheel Adapters
  • Kuat
  • NV 2.0
  • Transfer

Transform your Kuat bike rack into a carrier for your bike with fat tires. Just add this tire strap extender and secondary strap to your rack to carry 1 fat bike with tires up to 5" wide.


Features:

  • Adapter kit converts 1 standard wheel cradle set on your Kuat platform-style or roof-mounted bike rack for use with fat bike tires
    • Holds tires 2.5" - 5"
  • Injection-molded plastic ratchet strap attaches to existing rear-wheel cradle strap to extend it for use with fat tires
    • Soft rubber inner layer helps prevent damage to wheel
  • Nylon-webbed cam-buckle strap with hook-and-loop fastener provides extra security for front wheel
    • Simply wrap strap around wheel and cradle and pull it tight to secure wheel in place
  • Simple installation with your bike rack's existing hardware


Specs:

  • Application: Kuat platform bike racks TS02G, TS03G, N102, N102-N103, NV12G, NV22G, NV22G-NA22G, BA12B, BA22B, BA22B-BA02B, T201B, T202B, T222B, and T223B, and roof-mounted bike racks TR02 and RU01
  • Maximum tire width:
    • Transfer: 4.5"
    • Trio: 4.8"
    • NV: 4"
    • NV 2.0: 4.8"
    • NV 2.0 Base: 4.8"


APBK Fat Tire Upgrade Kit for Kuat Transfer, Trio, NV, NV 2.0, and NV 2.0 Base Bike Carrier

Replaces E101





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Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks - APBK

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (130 Customer Reviews)

Transform your Kuat bike rack into a carrier for your bike with fat tires. Just add this tire strap extender and secondary strap to your rack to carry 1 fat bike with tires up to 5" wide.

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This bike rack has performed great. We are hauling 2 heavy fat tire e-bikes. Loading and unloading is a snap. I had to purchase a 2” drop extender to be able to lower my tailgate. Tilting the bike rack allows for easy access to my truck bed. Great product!



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Product was easy to assemble and took less than 20 minutes to put together. Package came in great shape and in a timely manner for the shipping price I paid. Super happy with the rack itself and the quality of craftsmanship it has. Definitely would recommend this rack for anyone else in the market, you won't be disappointed. Product does come with one phat bike adapter as well.



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Great product and excellent service



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Did a road trip from Washington to Arizona and we didn’t have any problems with our bikes!



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Straps work great!!!!



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Put the Kuat NV 2.0 on our SUV and loaded a phat tire tire to go to the beach only to realize the strap that came on the NV 2.0 wasn’t long enough. We took the bike and the rack off. We immediately got one etrailer to order the right straps. Love etrailer... best customer service!! Can’t wait to install the new straps.

Dana

1/10/2021

After a year, these are still great on the Kuat. I had actually forgotten these came with our rack when we purchased it new, but it’s great that we have a couple of spares. This means, we will have them forever. We do store our rack in an enclosed covered area when we don’t use it.

Dana

1/10/2021

After a year, these are still great on the Kuat. I had actually forgotten these came with our rack when we purchased it new, but it’s great that we have a couple of spares. This means, we will have them forever. We do store our rack in an enclosed covered area when we don’t use it.



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Thank you all for a very professional customer service !
Very happy! It’s sooo super awesome NV Kuat bike racks and accessories



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Just what you need for a fat tire bike and the new MTB wide tires. This is a very good quality adapter for your kuat rack.

Terry

3/30/2022

It works out great. I have been using it on my specialized E bike which has really wide tires. It really makes it easy to attach my bike to the rack.



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We’ll made. Solid.



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Just what I needed



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Ratchet system works effectively. Minimize worry
and secure your bikes properly to your rack.

Velco strap is very functional. Will work well
on any location where additional Tie-Down further
secures your bike to the rack.

Alan

9/30/2021

After a year of use and thousands of miles travelled, these straps have kept my bikes secured to the NV2 Rack. Your expensive rack is useless without these.



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Works great!



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The Kuat single bike carrier and the adapter were not compatible with my Sondors XS Ebike. Regardless, Kuat's design was generally poor with ill-conceived components that must be assembled (an awkward process) and fasteners / tab-in-slot elements that were complicated as well as weak. My bike could be pushed more than 12 inches, forward or backward, using only the tip of my little finger. The bike carrier and the fat tire adapter (basically just a strap) should be redesigned and sold at 1/2 the price.



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This adapter is just what I needed to secure my fat tire bike to a Kuat rack. Simple to attach to the strap that came on the rack, gives me plenty of length to wrap around the tires and secures and holds tightly. And, as always, excellent service from etrailer.com!



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Great products, great price. Worked great on my Kuat Transfer bike rack.



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After a year of using these straps, product is still performing as they did when new. Straps hold the bikes tight, no issues with performance or quality and price was very affordable. If you have a fattie with small tire widths, the bike may fit without these straps, but having these gives peace of mind when traveling over long distances and/or uneven surfaces.



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Quality and kept promises. Thanks etrailer!! Our Kuat 2 bike rack and extension straps for our fat tire bikes arrived on time and as promised. A boxed end wrench and hex head tools are included. Assembly went ok but could have been a little easier (for this SAE, not mm, guy) if the instructions had the actual screw sizes depicted in scale. Process of elimination and they all got used in the correct locations. And a second pair of hands was helpful in keeping the frame in place while I installed the front wheel ratchet arm assembly onto its pivot mount. All parts fit together correctly and tightly, indicating to me that the design and quality of the product wasn't shoddy or forgotten. The included 2" adapter on the hitch mount went into the receiver on my truck and with the included mounting screw and wrench, it tightened nicely. Only one person was needed to lift the complete rack and start and tighten the hitch pin in. The frames horseshoe design allows you room to walk the lifted bike onto the tire cradles without banging your shins. Without any effort you can then balance the bike while you swing the ratchet arm over and onto the front tire, wiggle the tires into their cradles, attach the safety straps, and your ready to go. It seemed very stable while traveling only 16 smooth road miles on its first journey. Comes off easily and hangs on the garage wall waiting for next weekend and a planned 185 mile one way road trip.



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I have bought items from etrailer three times now. Their service is excellent, and the products arrive very quickly. This time I bought the Kuat Phat Strap. It slides over the strap that is already attached to the bike rack to extend the strap. It works well. My wife’s bike has five inch wide tires, and the strap is more than long enough to reach around it.



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Works as expected. This is just a longer version of the straps that the bike rack came with and it enables my Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack to accommodate my 26x4" fat bike tires.



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happy with the product, love etrailer- useful info on the site, easy ordering, prompt delivery

Kathy

9/7/2020

excellent product, could not be happier!



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Great product. Secures the bike easily and gives me piece of mind that it won't fall off.
I did have an issue getting the brace over the fat tire but etrailer support were very helpful and explained the bike needs to be tilted over to get the brace up to the right place. I also bought my Kuat Base form etrailer and it's really really good, supper sturdy, no rattle and no more frame damage, well worth the money.



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We have a kuat transit and my 5 inch fat tire salsa fit great with these extenders and the extra band. Thanks!

Donna

5/7/2019

Perfect. Holds my 5 inch fat tire on the Kuat Transport without any hiccups. Thanks!



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It came fast, however the shipping costs were higher than the purchase costs. I will therefore probably not purchase from this site again. The item was in good condition and easy to use.



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It does the job that I bought it for. It securely holds a fat tire mountain bike on to my new KUAT sherper rack.



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An absolute must if you are going to mount a fat tire bike on a Kuat NV2 rack. The straps on the rack do not reach and attach on a fat tire bike. The Velcro strap is a nice insurance piece for the front tire, but not necessary.


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