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Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2"

Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2"

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Use your Kuat hitch-mounted bike rack with your 2" receiver even if your rack's designed for a 1-1/4" receiver. This easy-to-mount sleeve securely attaches to the shank of your bike rack so that it will fit in a 2" receiver. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat accessories and parts part number D101 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2". Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Accessories and Parts - D101

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Shanks and Adapters
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Use your Kuat hitch-mounted bike rack with your 2" receiver even if your rack's designed for a 1-1/4" receiver. This easy-to-mount sleeve securely attaches to the shank of your bike rack so that it will fit in a 2" receiver.


Features:

  • Adapter lets you use a bike rack designed for 1-1/4" hitches in a 2" receiver opening
  • Sleeve mounts quickly and easily with included bolts
  • Anti-rattle device still functions on Kuat bike racks with sleeve installed
  • Fits 1-1/4" Kuat racks - Alpha, Beta, NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Sherpa, and Sherpa 2.0
    • Will not fit first generation Kuat NV bike racks


D101 Kuat Shank Adapter for Kuat Bike Racks - 1-1/4" to 2" Hitch







Video of Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2"


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Video Transcript for Review of Kuat - Hitch Bike Racks - D101

Today we're taking a look at a Kuat bike rack shank adapter. This adapter lets you use a bike rack designed for inch and a quarter hitches and a two inch receiver opening. The sleeve mounts quickly and easily with the included hardware. It comes with these two small bolts that can be used to get it attached and mounted correctly. The anti rattle device will still function on Kuat bike racks with this sleeve installed. This is made from a durable aluminum construction, so it's strong and lightweight and you don't have to worry about rust or corrosion.

It fits inch and a quarter Kuat racks such as the Alpha, the Beta, NV 2.0, NV base 2.0, Sherpa and Sherpa 2.0. This will not fit first-generation Kuat NV bike rack, so please keep that in mind. That's going to do it for today's look at the Kuat bike rack shank adapter.


Customer Reviews

Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2" - D101

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

Use your Kuat hitch-mounted bike rack with your 2" receiver even if your rack's designed for a 1-1/4" receiver. This easy-to-mount sleeve securely attaches to the shank of your bike rack so that it will fit in a 2" receiver.

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The Kuat is the BEST bike racke out there. I love my Kuat! Thanks for making such a fine product. Tom Dale 498527



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Easy order and delivery. Quick Turn around. Bought to pair with a Thule rack with snug-tite feature but used in 1.25" receiver. Bought a truck with a 2" receiver and now can use rack with either vehicle. 318830



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Seamless- works as described and does not interfere with anti wobble mechanism. 502047



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I was a bit skeptical to order this given some of the reviews. I can only assume there were design changes that corrected the previous issues noted b/c this adapter worked perfectly. I would highly recommend. 557063



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Perfect and as expected. Fast delivery and great communication. 190226



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This product is exactly what I needed to make a simple conversion of my 1 an 1/4" bike rack to a 2" hitch receiver. It was very reasonably priced and came in about a week's time. And it allows me to use the lock system that I had originally purchased with my Kuat bike rack. It is a nicer, lighter and sleeker product than other adapters I found on the market and it stabilized the rack better by keeping it closer to the vehicle hitch receiver. 386628



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I have a 1 1/4" Kuat Sherpa 2.0, and I purchased this adapter so I could switch my Kuat Sherpa 2.0 between my car and my wife's SUV, on which I recently installed a 2" hitch. Not surprisingly, the adapter works exactly as advertised. It screws easily into the Sherpa's shank, and the hitch pin holes line up perfectly, allowing me to lock the Sherpa into the 2" receiver. Above and beyond this, the purchasing experience through etrailer.com was as simple as it gets. I placed the order, and few hours later I got a link to click on for tracking it as it traveled across the country. I would highly recommend Kuat products, and I would highly recommend buying from etrailer.com. 348930



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The aluminum sleeve which transformed my 2” trailer from my 1.5” Kuat rack has worked perfectly since the installation. I could not be more pleased with this excellent product! 718994



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I bought this to replace the one that came with my original rack but gave to a friend with a Sherpa 2.0 because at the time I only had a 1-1/4"receiver and theirs didn't come included with their rack. Very clever fix to make the rack compatible with the 2"receiver on my new car. 695198



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The product I ordered was just as described and was made for the bike rack I have. It was delivered in a timely manner and I am very pleased with trailer service. 686711



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Worked as expected. Am now able to use my 1.25" Kuat bike rack with two different vehicles... one with 1.25" hitch receiver and one with 2" hitch receiver using this adapter. 650323



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Good product, excellent shipping speed 647738



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Great product, fits as it should. 588450



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I had a 1.25 inch Sherpa 2.0 on my sedan. I recently purchased a SUV with a 2 inch hitch and was looking for a way to use my Sherpa with it. This product converted my 1.25 inch Sherpa to fit my SUV’s 2 inch hit perfectly. Thank you! 574704



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Despite some of the mixed reviews seen from that big box site and other sites, this adapter fits and works perfectly for my Kuat Sherpa 2.0 1.25” rack into a 2” hitch. The fit is actually better with the adapter than it was on my old 1.25” hitch without the adapter. Holes and screws line up perfectly to secure the rack to the adapter and to the hitch. Quick standard shipping and competitive pricing as well. Satisfied! 558520



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Great adapter for the hitch. 555032



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Thx. Happy customer!!!! 551104



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Simple straightforward adaptor , easily installed and now I have versatility between 2 vehicles . 540559


Comments

great , 2 adaptor also works great . Changed vehicles but not carriers !

Vorden - 07/12/2019

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What a great solution and of course more of a custom modification with our Kuat brand bike rack. Would highly recommend! 502725



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With this Shank Adapter my Kuat Bike rack will not only work on my wife's Malibu (1.25" hitch) but also on my truck and as well as on our travel trailer; they both have the 2" hitch receiver. Great price with great service as always. 464643



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I have not used in but I am sure it will work fine 432073



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I have 2 vehicles; one with a 1.25" receiver and one with a 2" receiver. This adapter gives me the flexibility to use my Kuat Sherpa 2.0 (1.25" rack) on both vehicles. The shank fits great on my rack. 406866



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Shipped promptly and was just the right piece. Online description matches your delivery and saves time without having to return mismatched items. 365491



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Very pleased with the purchase. I do wish there were a way to keep the 2 screws with the adapter, A couple extra threaded screw holes would be nice. 132307


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