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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. 1-833-496-1390 to order Kuat accessories and parts part number D101 or order online at 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.


  • 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, Transfer V2, 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

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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.

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (92 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.


It worked as described. It doesn't allow you to utilize the tighten feature on the Kuat rack though because it covers it up during install.. besides that it allows you to own a 1 1/4" Kuat rack but install it in your 2" receiver hitch.

I sold it and bought a 2 receiver new KUAT Sherpa
Jeff H - 10/18/2022


This was the second time I purchased from etrailer company and I couldn’t be more happier !!!! Excellent product, great customer service and very fast shipping what else I can say “ awesome experience”
Thank you very much again for your hard work and customer service A++++


This part only fits the newer style of Kuat racks and did not work with my rack.

This adapter will fit with the newer 1.25 inch Kuat racks - Alpha, Beta, NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Sherpa, and Sherpa 2.0. It does not fit with the first generation Kuat NV bike racks.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 08/15/2022


Very fast shipping to Canada and the price was great. Will definitely buy from etrailer again. Great communication regarding shipping date and delivery date.

It works great. I no longer need it for 1.25 inch receivers, but it fits very tight on my 2 receiver.
Peter - 06/12/2022


Fits perfectly and takes out the play in the hitch as designed.

Strainer is my goto for all hi th related and RV related items, they usually always have what I need and get it to my door quickly and without issue.


Works great. Solid quality materials and build. Having the set screws designed specifically to fit the Kuat rack makes this adapter much easier to use versus a generic adapter. Would highly recommend. I don’t even remember the cost.


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.

The adapter for my Kuat bike rack has worked flawlessly for the year I have used it. And it gets used almost daily. I am very satisfied with the product and would do it again.
Elizabeth D - 11/24/2021


Awesome bike rack. Very sturdy and secures the bikes nicely. Also like hitch attachment, no wobble!

etrailer is great! We've made several purchases from there for hitches and bike racks and the support is unparalleled!


This adapter work great. Couldn't get a 1-1/4" hitch receptacle and this adapter is custom made for my Kuat rack.


Strong with good fit. 2 issues are:
Pin alignment between rack and receptacle didn't allow Kuat's lock to be inserted. This adapter leaves the rack stem off-center so it doesn't work with security pins crossing the center axis.

2) (Minor) the edges are very raw. After slicing my fingers twice I filed down the edges w/ metal file and sandpaper. Would recommend doing this out of the box.


The adapter did not fit into my 2" hitch. I ordered it specifically because I have a Kuat Sherpa rack. It was easy to put on the rack, but the rack then wouldn't fit into the hitch. I had several biking friends look at it and they assured me I had followed the instructions (which I had to find online, since none were included.)

i apologize for the trouble you are having. I would try reinstalling the adapter, making sure that it is on the drivers side of the bike rack shank. So maybe try flipping the adapter around to the left if you installed it on the other side.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/02/2021


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

Tom Dale


Adapts my 1.25" Kuat bike rack to my 2" truck hitch perfectly, stiff, quiet and secure.


Product arrived on time and in great condition. I got updates throughout the process. I didn't feel like my order was forgotten or lost. I was pleasantly surprise that the adapter was Kuat brand. I would have been happy to try an imitation, but it was a great to know it will work with our rack for sure. Excited to try this out with our Kuat rack!


The Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter was exactly what we needed for installing our Kuat bike rack into our two inch hitch. We installed it immediately without ay problems and have used it several times. The rack sits securely on the back of our Subaru Outback and we don't worry at all about it. We like that it is lightweight aluminum, very sturdy, and simple to install with only two screws and an Allen wrench. Great product!


It doesn’t fit the Kuat Sherpa bike rack There are two screws in the kit but you can only use one and the product doesn’t align correctly so it partially covers the bolt hole. Nice shiny product but incorrectly engineered for my bike rack. Other reviews note a similar problem


Perfect fit for my Sherpa 2.0, took all of 2 minutes to install with a 5mm allen wrench.


Works perfectly with the NV2.0!


Nice tight fit with no rattle.


Part worked perfectly, it arrived fast and was easy to mount.


Two bolts and it’s all set. Way better than getting a sleeve or adapter that sticks the rack out another 6” and similar price or cheaper than most of the adapters out there.


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 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


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!

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


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 :)


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.

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