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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

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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   (37 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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I upgraded my Subaru Outback and the newer model had a 2"hitch. I owned the Kuat bike rack with the 1.25 inch diameter so needed to get the adapter so I could continue to use the bike rack. It arrived is short order and was very easy to install. I love my Kuat bike rack and was very happy to be able to continue using it with this adapter. 913729



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Simple and lightweight - fits like a glove. Felt more confident ordering the Kuat adapter versus another brand to upsize my 1.25" to a new 2" hitch receiver (sold the 2007 and bought a 2021 SUV). 910153



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This Adapter was EXACTLY what I needed. The hitch on my car is a 2" receiver, but my Kuat Bike Rack is a 1 1/4". The guy who installed my hitch gave me an adapter to use, but there was WAY TOO MUCH PLAY in the set up, and I was uncomfortable driving with my bike and rack. I then ordered this Kuat Bike Rack Shank adapter, screwed it on, and the entire set up fit snugly into my hitch. I'm free to go anywhere with my bike now. Very happy :) 909421



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Works perfectly, after trying several other adapters that were horrible. 883042



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Thank's for to had resolving the delivery issue. 882337



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Always the best source of information for all you hitch related items as well as bike rack, kayaks, etc. Great customer service as well. 881096



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You need this adapter if you want to use the 1 1/4 size rack in av2 inch receiver. It works good and makes the rack more versatile because it will now fit all of our vehicles 880482



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This is exactly as I expected. It is easy to use. 880466



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Thanks guys, great product, easy to use, much appreciated!!! 875947



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This works as advertised. Good product. 811634



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easy to use, great and prompt service. I would highly recommend company and product! 789958



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Great Product, fast shipping excellent communication. 774034



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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


Comments
Excellent, the sleeve is a game changer and still performs wonderfully
Phil L - 10/21/2020

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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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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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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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