Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack

Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack

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  • Cable Lock
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  • Keyed Unique
  • Steel
Kit provides 2 cable locks and a hitch lock for your Kuat Transfer 2-bike platform rack. Vinyl-coated cable locks install with included tool and hardware and secure bikes to rack. Hitch lock attaches to existing hitch pin to secure rack to vehicle. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat bike locks part number PTSCLK12 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack. Bike Locks reviews from real customers.


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Kuat Bike Locks - PTSCLK12

Kit provides 2 cable locks and a hitch lock for your Kuat Transfer 2-bike platform rack. Vinyl-coated cable locks install with included tool and hardware and secure bikes to rack. Hitch lock attaches to existing hitch pin to secure rack to vehicle.


Features:

  • Lock upgrade kit provides keyed-alike cable locks and hitch lock for your Kuat Transfer 2-bike platform-style rack (TS02G - sold separately)
  • 2 Braided-steel cable locks secure your bikes to the rack
    • Cables install in the rack's ratcheting arms with included tool and hardware
    • Magnetic tips at ends of cables keep them in place inside arms
    • Vinyl coatings protect your bikes from scratches and abrasions
  • Hitch lock attaches to existing hitch pin to secure rack to vehicle
  • Steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • All locks keyed alike for convenience
    • 3 Keys included


Specs:

  • Cable dimensions (each): 27-1/2" long x 3/8" diameter
  • Hitch lock dimensions: 2-1/4" long x 1" diameter
  • Limited lifetime warranty


ATSCLK12011 Cable Lock and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer Platform 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 Inch and 2 Inch Hitch Receivers - Tilting - Folding

Replaces PTSCLK12 and ATSCLK12







Video of Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Kuat Transfer Cable Locks and Hitch Lock Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack, part number PTSCLK12. Now it's also available for the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack, using part number PTSCLK13.So our Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack is a nice bike rack, but out of the box it doesn't provide us with a whole lot of security. A passerby could simply just release the strap back here, come up remove the wheel hook, and our bike could be going in a matter of seconds.Now the same thing could be said for the entire bike rack itself. They could simply just pull the pin and clip, and if they had a wrench, they could pull this bolt out and take the whole thing with them.When it comes time to lock your bike up, we can simply pull the cable out and then take this large silver piece, and we're going to slide it down so that we have the free end of the cable is out. Then I'm just going to wrap the cable around the frame of my bike, and if we look there's going to be a hole on that large silver part, and that's where the end of the cable is going to go right back into. That way the cable's going to be wrapped nicely around the frame, and nobody's going to be able to pull it off.And each bike is going to have their own locks, they're going to lock independently from each other rather than having a large cable going around all the bikes, which is going to be nice if you only have one bike on there at a time.The cables are made of a durable steel, with a nice coating on them.

So we're not going to have to worry about any scratches or abrasions on the frame of our bikes. Each one of the cable locks, and the hitch lock, are going to be keyed alike and it is going to come with 3 keys. So we're not going to have to look for each individual one when we go to take our bikes off.When our bikes aren't in place, we're not going to have to worry about our cable coming out accidentally, because there's going to be a magnet that's going to hold it inside the arm until we're ready to use it.If we extend our cable all the way out, from the edge of the end cap here, it's going to be just a little bit over 2 feet, but keep in mind that we're going to have to leave ourselves a little bit of room so that we can wrap around the frame and come back into the lock.So if you're looking to add some security to your transfer, and make sure that your bikes are secure to the rack, and the rack is secure to the car; our lock system is going to deter any kind of tampering and it's going to be a nice sleek look because they're going to be custom designed to go directly into the wheel hook arms.To install our cable locks onto our bike rack, it is going to be a very simple installation. First we're going to come to the very end of where our wheel hooks are. We're going to need to remove the end cap.

So we can take the included tool with our lock kit, and we're going to pull the bolt out. Then we pull the rest of the end cap out.Now we can take our cable lock, and you'll notice that it has a hex shape on one side. We're going to take the included nylon lock nut, and we're going to put it inside the little hex hole here, so it sits in there and it can't turn. We're going to make sure that the nylon is sticking out though.Then we can take our cable, and we're just going to feed it down into the arm, and push the black plastic down, and we can take the new included bolt. And you'll notice that it's going to be a torqued bit with little center post in there, that means it's going to be a security bit.

So unless you have a torque security tool, you're not going to be able to remove it, which fortunately they do provide you that with the kit, and we can just tighten it up.And once we have that tightened all the way up, we'll repeat that for all the remaining ones.And the nice thing about our hitch lock, is we're not going to have to remove the pin at all. We can simply just pull out the clip and attach our lock directly to that pin that was already in there.And that'll finish up your look at the Cable Locks and Hitch lock for the Kuat Transfer Bike Rack.


Customer Reviews

Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack - PTSCLK12

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (134 Customer Reviews)

Kit provides 2 cable locks and a hitch lock for your Kuat Transfer 2-bike platform rack. Vinyl-coated cable locks install with included tool and hardware and secure bikes to rack. Hitch lock attaches to existing hitch pin to secure rack to vehicle.

- PTSCLK12
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Works exactly as expected. Another reviewer mentioned how they wished the hardware was tamper proof.. well it appears they have updated the hardware as mine came with tamperproof torx bolts. Work seamlessly with the rack. I’m very happy and impressed with the quality. 634271



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This is the perfect accessory for your expensive Kuat rack because it keeps it locked to your hitch and locks your bikes to the rack. Its got a single key for everything so no need to fumble around for another key in the dark or when youre unloading a bunch of stuff. I had to give only four stars because I do have a small gripe with it. the cable length for the lock is too short to be super useful. I get it that the cable can only be as long as the wheel hanger by design but that only allows you to lock the head tube by itself rather than the wheel AND the headtube for added security. Im afraid one day ill come out from lunch an only have a frame left. Not really because I have an old cable lock to use but still would be nice if it was longer! Nevertheless, I love my rack and would still buy this. 305226



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Excellent experience. Communication was great; I was informed when the order was accepted, shipped and when I received the parcel. The Kuat cable locks and hitch lock (PTSCLK12) for the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack was in stock and shipped immediately at a reasonable price. The system arrived quickly and safely. It was installed with ease. Although installation was simple, there was a video on the etrailer.com website describing the steps. I appreciate the convenience of the “hidden” lock ends and cable during transport and singular key. One thing I found unusual was the supplied “security bolt” (Torx head cap screw) did not secure the lock end cap as tightly as the original socket head cap screw (I think due to the smaller head size), so I just used the original screw. 312915



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This product, which is both a hitch lock and a bike lock for the Kuat Trannsfer 2 is excellent. The hitch lock mates to the OEM Kuat hitch pin, and the bike locks are a very clever design which allow you to have them permamently a part of the rack, hidden under the tube frame when not needed. The folks at ETrailer did a very good job of keeping me informed of the order status. These Kuat products are in early production and hard to obtain. ETrailer kept me up to date. 228801


Comments

It is still performing perfectly. Thanks for the follow up

Rob J - 10/01/2016

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This product gives the impression that the bikes are locked down, but the part that holds the cable in the rack is only held in by two small screws, that screw into plastic. Pro: it does give you a piece of mind knowing that if the bike rack malfunctions and your bike gets loose, the cable will keep your bike secure on the rack until you can pull over and fix the bike rack. 391793



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Wanted a tray rack for my carbon fiber mountain bike, the Kuat Transfer 2 fit the bill and didnt break the bank . Im very pleased with it so far about a 250 mile round trip with no issues. I will say the locking cables a a bit cheesy but I will just add my own when the need arises. 576444



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I love my new Kuat bike rack Transfer 2 - but I wasn't about to spend that kind of money on a bike rack only to have some jackwagon steal it. I purchased the lock kit for the hitch lock, but there are also some cable locks I can install for locking the bike to the rack. While I wouldn't leave the rack on the back of the car overnight in a dark parking lot, I think it's pretty safe to say that with average use, it isn't going to walk away. The bikes - I'd never leave on the car overnight with the locks, but the cable locks would certainly deter your passerby from snatching your bike during the daytime. The rack is SO easy to use - it would be simple to remove an unlocked bike and ride off into the sunset without anyone noticing. Definitely buy the lock for the trailer and the bikes. It's a small investment for something that would be pretty simple to steal. 226861



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Lock for hitch pin is like most all of them, very loose fitting and rattles on the receiver (annoying) prior to my creative use of some padding. The integrated bike locks are pretty useless. The locks stick out from the hook arm instead of being seated fully inside and being less obvious to a passerby. The cable is far too short to effectively lock the bike with. Couldn't fit around my frame(s) in any way. I got it around just the fork alright and with a lot of straining got it to fit around the front tire and fork for whatever security it's probably capable of. Fumbling with your key and the locking mechanism while holding the cable inside is just annoying. You will not avoid being a nice 6-8' cable to really secure bikes well. My 7' cable with 2 paddocks works well to secure both tires and frames of 2 bikes to the rack and the rack to the receiver. The locking hitch pin is some added security, but janky. The integrated bike locks are a waste of engineering thought and not worth any money. I was disappointed with shipping. Although I found this product on Etrailer.com after several other vendors indicated being out of stock with it. I ordered the lock kit only from etrailer at the same time that I ordered my rack from another vendor (offering a lower price than etrailer), both with standard shipping. The lock kit arrived a week after the rack. I was glad that I didn't order the rack from etrailer. On a good note, etrailer customer service appears to genuinely care in at least some way. I continually received emails regarding ordering and shipping status. Then received an invitation to take this survey, indicating that they want to learn how to improve with each customers input. So, maybe this is a good test for etrailer. The ball is in your court, watcha' gonna do? 239217



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The Kuat Transfer 2 with integrated bike and hitch system is, by far, the best bike rack system I have ever purchased. It's easy to install and highly secure so we didn't worry about leaving our bikes on the rack overnight during a recent trip. The lock system is clever and easy to operate, also very cool design. Etrailer offered the lowest price and excellent customer service as I called with a few questions. highly recommend! 545397



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Great price and product arrived quickly from etrailer. It was easy to hookup following the directions. If I had to nitpick on things I would have liked a little longer cable length on the unit to secure both frame and wheel and for the locking mechanisms to sit flush inside the housing instead of protruding (I really feel like this will lead to rattling noises while driving). Lastly, the tightening tool that came with the kit felt flimsy and did not fit the screws properly so it was stripping the screws. I will make use of the product, the locking pin for the hitch itself plus having any deterrent on the bikes at all is better than none. Based on the length of the braided cables though, I will likely add another (longer) security chain to my setup. 353727



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put the locks on my rack and they went on with no problem. The locks will be good to leave the bikes on going t a store but not for over night. I do like the lock for the hitch pin. 386382



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I am really enjoying my just bike rack and use it almost every day. But recently I have been having trouble turning the key in one of the lock mechanisms. Not sure why, maybe some Debree has gone inside lock? My bike rack only came with one of the rubber covers, and the band that keeps it around it the lock broke so there is nothing protecting the lock. I had emailed a long time ago requesting another one, but was told they only come with the bike rack and could not get extras. Extras. But that it he lifetime warranty if I ever had troubles to contact the company. 477497



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Product was packed great. Easily assembled and installed into my hitch. Bike is easy to install onto the rack and bike is secured during transport. I have a SUV and it is very easy to tilt the rack with bike on rack to open the rear hatch. Would recommend this rack to everyone. The price is very reasonable. 448475



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This lock kit arrived promptly, installed easily and worked really nicely on our first out-of-town trip with our new Kuat Transfer 2 rack. As someone else mentioned, it seemed foolish to invest in this nice new rack and then risk someone with a crescent wrench in their hip pocket being able to walk away with it. I was a little worried that the hitch lock, which just sort of dangles, would vibrate but it didn't seem to. The cable locks are really slick, the way they store out of sight and deploy very quickly as needed. There would be cheaper alternatives, but for us, the convenience factor made this the best choice. 229850


Comments

A year later, we use the locks frequently and love them. Its really great to have them just be there inside the post to be deployed whenever needed. Its taken a bit of practice to find the best way to thread the cable through the frame and then get the end fastened and secured, but now it only takes a few seconds. I keep a key clipped to my car fob. The lock on the trailer hitch also works just fine. Whenever I take the hitch off, I just keep the lock stored on the hitch pin so its there when I go to remount the hitch. One minor thing: weve learned to keep an eye on the rubber cap that covers the bike locks, because if youre careless when youre deploying the locks, the rubber caps retainer can accidentally dislodge from its slot and fall on the ground. We havent lost one yet but had a couple of near misses. As mentioned by others, we feel pretty secure about the locks, like for instance in a motel parking lot overnight. I also agree that even another inch in cable length would make deployment even easier. Ours just barely reaches. Anyway, we recommend the rack and the locks to all our friends. Thanks for asking!

Scott L - 10/12/2016

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I like the idea for this lock and it works OK, my only problem is with the lock. It does work, but I have trouble (fingers too big?) locking & unlocking it. Seems if you have two bikes, that one longer cable lock might work better. 554938



- PTSCLK12
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I don't typically write product reviews, but the Kuat Transfer 2, with the optional lock set I purchased from Etrailer a year ago, was a great acquisition. I think the Transfer 2 is the best deal out there - the lock system is too. The retrofit lock assembly replaces the endcap on each of the racheting hold-down "hooks" that holds the bike's front wheel in-place. As a result, it is easier to install the lock system at the same time one is assembling the new rack - I had to retrofit mine after assembling the rack, which required a little extra work. Anyway, the system is very slick in that the coated cable and lock assemblies tuck neatly into the hook assemblies until needed. They are held tightly in-place by a magnet affixed to the inner cable tip, keeping it from flopping around when not in use. When needed, all one does is pull the lock/cable out and wrap it around the bike frame - the key is required to lock the cable in place. Note that the cable is only long enough to secure the front of the main frame triangle, or through the fork. I have used the lock system many times on my carbon frame mountain bike, with little concern, although I probably would not leave it unattended for too long without some additional precautions. Overall, I think this lock system is very reasonably priced as an add-on feature to the Transfer rack: it's easy to install, is made of high quality material, and is extremely simple to use. Great product. 293928



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The lock for the hitch and the two locks for the rack itself work fine. I wouldn't be comfortable leaving the bikes on the rack overnight in a hotel parking lot, for example. However, they seem good enough for leaving them in a safe, well-trafficked area during the day. The only major issue is that the cable is not quite long enough for wrapping around the frame of our mountain bikes - it needs another couple inches. It will fit around the bike fork with room to spare, but that's less secure. The cable is sufficiently long for our road bikes. 310867


Comments

Thanks for your follow-up. The bike locks are still working well - thanks!

Eric - 10/26/2017

30012

- PTSCLK12
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Nice addition to Transfer rack. 703631



- PTSCLK12
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Work great - fantastic that all work with one key. Love the fact that the locks are hidden when not in use! 696867



- PTSCLK12
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Great product for the money. Ideally the cables would be a little longer and the hitch lock could be more durable. 692986



- PTSCLK12
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The bike Rack arrived 2 days after the order was placed. The instructions were easy to follow, which made assembly a breeze. Used it for the first time today and couldn't be happier. Great overall experience. Thanks Teresa J. 691376



- PTSCLK12
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Easy to use and install. Wish this would have came standard with the bike rack though. 679151



- PTSCLK12
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Great rack....excellent quality and perfect fit. 671482



- PTSCLK12
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Easy to install Excellent directions Easy to use Simple well thought out design Great addition to our bike carrier 664597



- PTSCLK12
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I like the way these pull out, wrap around the bike frame and plug back into themselves. I’ve had other bike racks with locks that wouldn’t reach all the way back to the base to plug back in. I would give 5 stars but I’m concerned that the locks, when not in use, could come out of the rack tubes and knock against my car. It hasn’t happened yet but it looks possible since the magnetic feature seems weak. 655732



- PTSCLK12
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Nice cables - good hardware. 647629



- PTSCLK12
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Not much to say - works as it is supposed to with no issues 649446



- PTSCLK12
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Kuat rack went together with a little trouble, but nothing to difficult. I would get the same rack again and the price was better then most advertised on other sites! Haven't used the rack much as of yet but everything suggest it will be plenty secure! Ordered the locks for the rack also and they should be great. Looks sleek with the installation! Thank you! 645114



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Perfect 642491



- PTSCLK12
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Great customer service - very helpful and personable. Fast shipping, too. 640389



- PTSCLK12
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The cable locks fit well and will provide reasonable security in most situations. Having had a bike stolen off my Subaru roof rack, I'll not be leaving my bikes on the rack overnight while traveling. 638666



- PTSCLK12
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The locks arrived quickly, where simple to install and work as advertised. I am surprised Kuat doesn't have a built in lock on the Transfer 2 bike rack to begin with. Maybe they are just trying to keep the rack under $300. Very happy with these after market locks. Locks are only meant to keep honest people honest. If someone really wanted to steel a bike, cutting the cable is very simple with the right tool. 637764



- PTSCLK12
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Product is excellent and customer service is great. 637013



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Customer service with etrailer.com is awesome. Five stars there. My rating is for the product itself. Also, even though I only gave 3 stars I still highly recommend this lockset. I explain my star-choice and impressions below, for the interested reader. Install is super easy on your Kuat rack for both the cables and the rack lock. Main complaint on install (and a friend with same rack had same complaint) was that the screw attaching the bike cable lock to the Kuat rack arm ended up being slightly angled so it doesn't screw in flat against the arm. Took a star off for that as it seems to be a minor design flaw. I took off a second star because the cables themselves aren't going to be the most secure way to lock up your bike. First, while the cable wire is very thick it's still a cable and definitely not going to be impossible to cut with a pair of heavy-duty bolt cutters. I think that it's going to be a great deterrent to your run-of-the-mill opportunistic thief and will protect your bike in that way. However, I live in a city where bikes locked up even with the most heavy duty locks will go missing if unattended for long, so I would NEVER leave my bike secured in a high-crime area like my home city with only these cable locks for protection for more than an hour or two (e.g., overnight), giving someone time to see it and come back with bolt cutters. I'd probably still prefer to park in a space where I could see my car and bike from a window. Still, these cable locks give me more peace of mind when walking away from my bike briefly, especially in lower-crime areas and are well worth the investment for that. Just don't be stupid about them; they aren't infallible. They also only attach with a single screw. The screw head is unique, so you can't just undo it with a simple Phillips head or bike utility tool, but it's conceivable that someone COULD find a way to undo the screw and walk off with your bike, too. Or that a skilled thief could pick the lock. Again, be responsible, aware of your surroundings, and don't over-trust the protection and you'll be fine. It appears to me that the rack lock (rack-to-hitch) is probably most secure. I personally don't think that even in my high-crime city it is likely someone would steal the rack but it again adds a layer of security that makes me feel that the opportunistic thief is likely to be deterred and gives me (whether justified or not) an added peace of mind. 635079



- PTSCLK12
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No problems with the locks. Worked as expected. Provides a better sense of security for your bikes. 628168



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They seemed like a good idea, but I don't actually use them much any more. They are barely functional at this point; too weathered after just a year and I have to use the key to turn the lock mechanism inside to get the cable to insert and lock in place, whereas initially I could push the cable end into the lock and it would lock. Hard to turn the key. Have sprayed stuff into them but doesn't seem to help. The cables themselves are just barely long enough to reach around my bikes. My MTB with a rather slack headtub doesn't work at all...the frame is too far from the rack arm and the cable isn't long enough to reach around it. So, they worked better initially, but only on some of my bikes, and barely. I just use a 4' cable and padlock now. 625691



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No issues after 1 year. 621757



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Just returned from a 3800 mile trip with the Kuat Transfer 1 bike rack on the back of my RV. It was great. Didn't even know it was there. There was no movement of the rack in the hitch and the bike was secure in the rack. The tilt back feature allows me to get at the rear storage compartment. Unfortunately, when installed on my Toyota 4Runner, the tailgate does not clear the bike. This really isn't a big deal since it only takes seconds to remove the bike from the rack. 616047



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So far so good! I purchased both the bike rack and the locking system. I haven't used the bike rack yet but it seems to be very solidly built and I don't anticipate any problems. Not sure how effective the locking system for the bikes will be. The cable can be easily be removed with small torx screwdriver but since that is not a real common tool, it should provide an excellent deterrent. 613485



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Easy installation, can't hear any clinking when driving, magnets are strong and keep the locks in position when they aren't in use. 612949



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It would be nice if they were initigrated into the product from the factory so that they would not be easily removed by anyone with a little motivation. That being said the locks themselves are pretty sturdy and I like that they stow into the arms. I knew the criticisms for this product when I bought it, thank you to all the honest past reviewers, and most the criticisms are spot on. I would caution anyone purchasing this to understand its limitations. 612289



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Outstanding addition to my system. The ease of use and its quality of construction provides me a level of security for my bikes that I want and need. Could not be happier. Ken 611902



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I really like them, easy to use and store. I wish they where a touch longer though. 610709



- PTSCLK12
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A must have for anyone who spends way too much on their bike like I do! 599146



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Got it thanks 597358



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A must have to keep my bikes safe. Simple yet effective to act as a deterrent. 595388



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Easy instal. Good deterrent to prevent theft off the rack. 588348



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The Kuat bike locks are outstanding. They were easy to install on my new Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack and are made of quality material. The instructions are easy to follow and all the needed hardware is included. I am impressed with the Kuat brand as I see nothing but quality products and workmanship! etrailer Co provided great customer service, great prices and follow up communications! Krystal, thank you for all your help and customer service! 587716



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This worked perfect!! 579135



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Very happy with the locks. Do not need an adapter bar for a women's bike. 567044


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  • All three bike racks you mentioned are quality racks but the best option for your 2012 Mazda 3 hatchback is the RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY10003; it will give you the best combination of ease of use and compatibility with your Mazda. The MonoRail is a wheel-mount bike rack so your brand new carbon fiber bike will be totally protected from any scratches - none of the rack is going to touch the frame. It is only 37 lbs which is the same weight as the Kuat Transfer...
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  • Comparing the Yakima HoldUp 2 Part # Y02443 with the Kuat Transfer 2 Part # TS02G
  • For your 2017 Lexus NX, the best bike rack for you is going to depend on the type of bikes you have and how often you plan to carry them. Both the Kuat Transfer 2 part # TS02G and the Yakima HoldUp 2 part # Y02443 are excellent bike racks that will work well for you. However, I recommend the Yakima HoldUp as it has a bit more features that will work with your bikes and vehicle better than the Kuat Transfer will. For starters, the HoldUp can carry bikes weighing up to 60 lbs each whereas...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack for a 2018 Subaru Forester with Factory Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • Because of the Subaru OEM hitch's shorter overall length and position near the internal mechanics of the car, there's only a few fits that work. Specifically, you're looking for racks that only have 1-1/2 inches from the end of their shank to the hitch pin hole. I went out to our warehouse and measured a Kuat Transfer's shank, part # TS02G and it does have a 1-1/2 inch distance from its shank to the center of the hitch pin hole, giving it a good chance of fitting the Subaru hitch correctly....
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  • Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • I will be happy to simplify the hitch and bike rack choices for your 2017 Subaru Forester. Since the hitch will be a permanent attachment to the vehicle it is best to start by looking at hitches and what they have to offer. For your Forester there are Class II and Class III hitches available. The difference is the size of the receiver opening, capacity, and what accessories will fit each one. The Class II hitches such as Draw-Tite hitch # 36523 have 1-1/4 inch receiver openings while...
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  • Choosing Between 1-1/4 Inch or 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda CR-V
  • For your 2018 Honda CR-V I definitely recommend going with a 2 inch hitch receiver, specifically the etrailer.com Class III Trailer Hitch # E98848 because of its concealed design and the fact that it is made right here in the USA. The primary difference between a 1-1/4 inch receiver and a 2 inch receiver is their weight capacities and Class ratings. A 2 inch receiver will have higher towing and tongue weight capacities than a smaller 1-1/4 inch model. The reason that I recommend going...
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  • Using a Kuat Transfer Bike Rack on a 2018 Chevrolet Volt
  • The Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack, part # TS03G is not compatible with a Class I hitch, however, its sister model, the Transfer 2 Bike Rack, part # TS02G, is. Class 1 hitches are not capable of hauling more than two bikes at a time, as the additional force generated by the third bike can damage the hitch or rack. If you'd like to add a little security to the Kuat Transfer, there is a lock kit available as part # PTSCLK12 that adds a hitch and cable lock to the system. I've included video...
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  • Lightweight Platform Bike Rack for a 2017 BMW 5 Series
  • You're in the right direction for the Class I hitch, as the Thule DoubleTrack Pro, part # TH9054 is a great choice for a lot of different bikes. The DoubleTrack is fairly easy to load and the unique way that the frame clamps are mounted on the bike rack allows for you to mount in a variety of ways to the frame. I also appreciate that the DoubleTrack has an integrated lock system and its anti-rattle and sway is outright impressive. Kuat makes an excellent rack with very similar...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2007 Acura MDX
  • To carry a pair of mountain bikes on your 2007 Acura MDX you have a couple options. The best one is going to be a hitch-mounted rack because they offer the most protection for your bikes, are easy to load and unload, and offer the ability to access your rear cargo area. Please keep in mind that you would not be able to install a hitch if your MDX has a full-sized spare tire under the vehicle, though a mini spare tire would allow a hitch to be installed. If you are able to install a hitch,...
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  • Using a Bike Rack on a 2015 BMW X5 With Park Assist
  • I have some potential solutions for you, however with anything in the trailer hitch, there's a good chance that the sensor will pick up the hitch rise. The sensors are tuned to look in a fairly wide cone around the four broadcast points, and its difficult for them to not work. Even though this is kind of the point of the feature, its' extremely annoying when you're trying to use the utility aspect of the vehicle. You can turn the sensor off manually when you get into the vehicle,...
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  • Recommended Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Rack on 2017 Lexus NX 300H
  • The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G does have adjustable positioning for all the wheel trays. You are not able to adjust the distance from your vehicle or the distance between the bikes. The wheel trays simply adjust in or out to better fit the wheel base. The distances away from the vehicle when folding for storage will stay at the 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin as will the closest part of the carrier when folded down remaining at 7-1/2 inches from the center of...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2 Bikes on 2019 Ford Fusion with Spoiler
  • To safely transport your 2 bikes with your 2019 Ford Fusion your best option will be with a trailer hitch and hitch-mounted bike rack. Because of the spoiler you mentioned and overall rear design of the 2019 Ford Fusion, there isn't a standard trunk-mounted rack available that is confirmed to fit. Starting with the trailer hitch I recommend the Curt Class II Hitch # C12091 if you don't have the Sport model or the Curt Class II # C12164 if you do have the Sport. Both hitches will use...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2018 Mazda 3
  • The hitch I recommend for your 2018 Mazda 3 hatchback is the Draw-Tite # 24914. It doesn't require an annoying support strap like the Curt and the install is much easier than the EcoHitch. I've linked the install details for you to take a look at. You can also look at the picture I attached to see what it looks like. The bike rack I recommend for you is the Kuat Transfer, part # TS02G. It's one of the easiest racks to get the bikes on and off of because of the open "U" shaped design....
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for 2017 Nissan Murano with Backup Camera
  • Based on my research, it looks like the backup camera on your 2017 Nissan Murano is located just above the license plate. With this in mind, pretty much any bike rack is going to provide some interference with the camera but it should still give you a good field of vision, depending on the model. The Yakima LiteRider # Y02472 referenced in your question is a really nice hanging-style racks, however it does feature a prominent center mast that might block the camera when mounted. For...
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  • Will Hollywood Racks TRS Block Backup Sensors and Camera on a 2017 Subaru Outback
  • Since the sensors on your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon are close to where the Hollywood Racks TRS 2-Bike Platform Rack # HR3000 will be located you will likely need to disable them, but we haven't really tested the racks with sensors on our end as of yet (June 2019). As far as camera interference goes, since the arms of the TRS fold in between the trays it is pretty much guaranteed to limit your view if not block it completely. For a similar bike rack that gives you a better chance at using...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver and Kuat Transfer Bike Rack Compatibility on 2015 Toyota Camry
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12107 that is confirmed to fit your 2015 Toyota Camry is 2-3/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of your bumper. Curt does require the use of their stabilization strap # 18050 for bike rack compatibility. The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G will work well with your hitch. The closest part of this bike carrier when folded is 5 inches from that pin hole and the closest part when folded down is 7-1/2 inches....
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid to Use for Bike Rack or Light Trailer
  • There are just a couple trailer hitches available that are confirmed to fit your 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, both of which will feature an exposed crosstube that sits below the rear bumper. Between the two available options, I recommend the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch # C11402. This is because it has a round crosstube design that's a bit more pleasing to the eye when compared to the square bar on the Draw-Tite # 24965. This Class I hitch will give you a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and has...
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  • What is the Maximum Bike Tire Width that Fits the Kuat Transfer Bike Racks
  • Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitch - Tilting - Item # TS02G accepts tires up to 3 inches wide right out of the box. Using the Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks Item # APBK increases it to 4-1/2 inches. To be clear the wheel cradles as they come will hold up to a 4-1/2 inch tire but the included straps are not long enough to secure anything over 3 inches in width. If the tires are between 3 and 4-1/2 inches then you would need the adapter. I also recommend...
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  • Will the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack Fit on a 2012 Toyota Prius V with Draw-Tite Receiver Installed
  • The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G is an excellent choice for a wheel mount bike rack and will work perfectly with your 2012 Toyota Prius V that has the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24847 installed on it. If security is a feature that you would like to add to the Transfer then I you will want to add the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock # PTSCLK12 as well. These locks will lock the Transfer to your receiver and the bike(s) to the Transfer which will help to deter theft.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2004 Hyundai Accent
  • As you mentioned in your question, there are two available trailer hitches that are confirmed to fit your 2004 Hyundai Accent; the Draw-Tite Class I Sport # 24736 and the Curt Class I # C11214. Between these two models, I definitely recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 24736 for a couple of reasons. First, the Draw-Tite model will use existing holes in the Accent's frame for a completely no-drill installation, while the Curt model does require some drilling to install the fasteners....
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Beach Cruiser on 2017 GMC Sierra
  • To carry your beach cruiser, a men's 3G Newport, with your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500, I highly recommend checking out the Yakima HoldUp EVO # Y02479. The HoldUp EVO fits 2" hitches and can carry bikes with tires that are up to 5" wide with wheel diameters between 20" and 29" and up to 50 lbs. This is a wheel-mount rack that has many of what I like to call quality-of-life features, including simple installation in your hitch with the turn of the anti-rattle knob. It includes a foot lever that...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2018 Chevy Bolt EV
  • Starting with the hitch for your 2018 Chevy Bolt EV I recommend the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7359 because it has the highest weight capacity and is the only hitch available for your Bolt EV that features a 2 inch receiver. The 2 inch opening is compatible with many more hitch-mounted accessories than the smaller 1-1/4 inch receivers. In addition to its strength and versatility the EcoHitch also features a sleek hidden design where only the 2 inch receiver will be...
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  • Recommended Tilting Bike Rack for 2013 Honda Fit
  • For your 2013 Honda Fit that is equipped with the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch # 24826, I highly recommend the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G. This is an excellent, platform-style rack that will hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact and is compatible with Class I hitches like what you have. The great thing about this particular rack is its easy-to-use, spring-loaded foot pedal that will let you tilt the rack back, with the bikes still loaded, for easy rear cargo...
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  • Adding Hitch Pin and Bike Locks to the Kuat Transfer # TS02G on a 2018 Honda CR-V
  • We have exactly what you need to add locks to the Kuat Transfer # TS02G. For just a locking hitch pin you can use part # HLT-012, but if you are wanting to add locks for the bike(s) as well then you would want the part # PTSCLK12. Either of these options will secure the Transfer to the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76128 on your 2018 Honda CR-V while you are out riding around. I do recommend going with the lock kit that comes with the cables as well so that when you have to run in the store...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted 2 Bike Rack For 2018 Jeep Compass
  • There are not any trunk mounted bike racks currently fit guided from any of our manufacturers for your 2018 Jeep Compass. My recommendation is to use a hitch mounted rack using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76144 and the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G along with locks # PTSCLK12. This rack will safely hold your bikes by the wheels for no frame contact, will allow easy loading of even the inner most bike, and will allow you to tilt the rack with bikes...
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