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Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Matte Black

Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Matte Black

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This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It holds 2 e-bikes, it's safe for carbon frames, and you can install a work stand (sold separately) for on-the-go repairs. 1-800-940-8924 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number BA12B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Matte Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Kuat
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It holds 2 e-bikes, it's safe for carbon frames, and you can install a work stand (sold separately) for on-the-go repairs.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large front-wheel cradles and sliding rear wheel straps let you carry bikes with different wheelbases
    • Included Adapter lets you carry a 1 fat tire bike
  • Foot pedal lets you use 2 hands to tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access
  • Bike repair stand (sold separately) lets you perform on-the-go maintenance
  • Tool-free installation with hand-tightening cam system
  • Keyed-alike locks deter theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Add-on (sold separately) lets you carry 4 bikes
  • Lightweight aluminum with matte black powder coat finish is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 25" - 29"
    • Fits wheels 20" - 24" with adapter (sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width:
    • With standard wheel straps: 3.0"
    • With fat bike straps: 5.0"
  • Maximum bike wheelbase: 50"
  • Distance between bicycles: 13"
  • Shank rise: 3-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 10-1/2"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 7-7/8"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded down: 33"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 18-1/2"
  • Weight: 49 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and flat-towed vehicles - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

Note: May interfere with bikes with front fenders.


Rotating Arms with Ratcheting Wheel Hooks

Kuat NV 2.0 wheel hooks

The NV 2.0 Base has ratcheting hooks that grab your bikes firmly by the front wheel - not the frame. It's perfect for carrying carbon bikes or bikes with a custom paint job. To load a bike, simply place your front wheel in the cradle, rotate the arm up and over the wheel, and press down firmly on the ratcheting hook.


Large Front Wheel Cradles

Kuat NV 2.0 front wheel cradles

The front wheel cradles will easily accommodate fat bike wheels. They can also be adjusted to perfectly fit each bike's wheelbase. Use the included Allen key stored in the compartment at the back of the rack to adjust.


Sliding Ratcheting Straps

Kuat NV 2.0 ratcheting straps

Ratcheting rear-wheel straps slide along the wheel trays to accommodate bikes with a variety of wheelbases. Press the quick-release button on the strap buckle to remove your bikes. An extender strap is included for use with 1 fat bike. Additional extender straps (sold separately) are available if you have more than 1 fat bike.


Foot Lever for Easy Tilting and Folding

Kuat NV 2.0 foot lever

The spring-loaded foot lever is easily accessible even with your bikes loaded. No more crawling through your bikes or squeezing between the rack and the vehicle to hit the tilt release lever.


Kuat NV 2.0 tilting rackKuat NV 2.0 folding rack

The foot lever lets you tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access. It leaves both hands free so that you can lower the rack in a controlled manner. When the rack is unloaded you can fold it up for storage.


Optional Repair Stand

Kuat NV 2.0 Trail Doc

This rack gives you the option of adding the Trail Doc (TDKB - sold separately). It's a handy repair stand that attaches to the front of the rack. It lets you position your bike as needed for adjustments, cleaning, and on-the-go repairs. It can be also be locked into place to prevent theft and includes a cap for the housing if you prefer to use the rack without it.


Tool-Free Installation with Anti-Rattle Device

Kuat NV 2.0 anti-rattle device

The knob at the front of the shank lets you quickly and easily install the rack. Just slide the shank into your hitch and turn the knob until snug. The knob deploys an anti-rattle wedge inside the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection. The locking hitch pin has an Allen tool on the end that further tightens the hand knob if you are still experiencing rattle after hand-tightening.


Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Kuat NV 2.0 locking cable

Each wheel tray has an integrated cable lock that lets you secure your bike to the rack. A 1/4" thick, braided steel cable extends from the end of the wheel tray, threads through your bike's frame, and locks back onto itself.

Kuat NV 2.0 locking hitch pin

A locking hitch pin is also included to secure the rack to your vehicle. It's keyed alike with the cable lock so you only need 1 key for the rack.



BA12B Kuat Envy 2.0 Base 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4-Inch Hitches - Tray Style - Aluminum - Matte Black

Item # BA12B

Installation Details BA12B Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Matte Black - BA12B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (279 Customer Reviews)

This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It holds 2 e-bikes, it's safe for carbon frames, and you can install a work stand (sold separately) for on-the-go repairs.

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Best rack ever. Secure and fits my S6 SJ Alloy 29er. This rack has all the bells and whistles you need. Including cable locks for the bikes for when you run in the store.



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Excellent quality but assembly was a bit ridiculous. However, once together, nothing outperforms Küat in my opinion. Quality American made stuff right there.


Comments
Great! Still Loving it! KUAT is the BEST!
Daniel - 06/03/2021

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Quality of product was top notch. Very happy with the Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack.This is my 3rd purchase from etrailers & they have come through again with flying colors.



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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!



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Bought a new Mazda 3 HB and decided to go with a hitch bike rack. I've had a Kuat Trasnfer bike rack. That rack did it's job, but I felt the Sherpa or NV 2.0 Base would be better in every way. I've bought hitches and Kuat from etrailer and I knew their online prices and customer service was the best in business so it was a no brainer to go back to buy another bike rack. It was a tough decision between the Sherpa and NV 2.0 Base, but I felt had all the right checks for me to go with the NV Base 2.0. Once I ordered the rack, it was shipped the same day and arrived at my doorstep a day earlier! The box was ok, but the packaging inside was excellent. The quality is top notch and the manual is easy to read. Not gonna lie, the rack is heavy. I knew it was going to be heavy after researching on it and it's not a big deal, but doing a solo assembly wasn't going to be easy. Luckily I had my son with me to assist. Assembly took 15min (with another person). Manual doesn't state NM torque, but I set it around 8-10nm to bolt down everything. Once I put it on the hitch, I turned the anti-rattle knob and it locked the bike rack down to the hitch like a vice grip. It's solid and wont budge at all! everything on this rack is sturdy and top quality. The bike and rack barely sways during the drive. I can't express how impressive this rack is! The only down side to this and it's not even the rack, it's the hitch lock pin. It feels like an after thought and it's too thin. it flops around. With the price I paid for this, I was hoping for something little better. Overall all, the Kuat NV 2.0 Base is hands down the best bike rack on the market and I'm glad I went with it.



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Needed a rack for one e-bike & lighter road bike. Being in my early 80's I liked the features of the various hitch mounted 2-bike Platform Rack, tilting, units. After looking at the 3 main competitors, I chose the Kuat NV 2.0 model BA12 B, in the 11/4' size & alum. When I went to cart I was even happier to see a lower price than expected.
In the on-line ordering process, The program didn't want to recognize my true mailing address. Called for help and Ashley E completed the order; very pleasant.
Order was placed on a Friday morning and the box was on @ my 2nd. flr. apt. doorstep the following Wednesday afternoon.
Once I figured out the bolt/nut direction was reversed on each attachment things went well. In my case I attached the 1st. bike rack to the main apparatus and carried down flights of steps to driveway. Found shipping box useful to hold up the rack as I pushed stem into my car hitch receiver. The I completed attaching the outer bike rack.
The positioning/ tilting apparatus works very easy. Well engineered and sturdy product. Looks great on my '09 Vibe which is also charcoal color.


Comments
The product is perfect. Fulfilled our needs and continues to do so. Did get stopped by a cop warning who thinks it covers too much of my lic. plate looking at making plate holder that I can move around rack up or down , will survive hwy speeds, and wont be too easy for people to remove.
Chuck D - 10/27/2018

We offer a lighted license plate frame, part # 328-003-71BE
Trailer License Plate Holder with LED Light - 3 Diodes - Clear Lens - Black Frame
$44.14
that would work pretty well for you. This is meant for use on a trailer, so you'd need to devise your own method of fastening it to the bike rack but the integrated LED lamp would make this a good choice.

-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 10/27/2018


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My brother-in-law and I bought this bike carrier after seeing it in Hilton Head. We absolutely love it! It attaches easily and securely to the car tow, and is simple & secure to load the bikes. The bikes then transport solidly. We like the feature in which the loaded rack can tilt outward, allowing access to our SUV hatch. And folded up, the rack only requires a small space for storage. I would recommend this bike rack to everyone!


Comments
Still thoroughly thrilled with the performance of the rack. I now have some rust on the little ball which I would like to correct.
Rich G - 09/17/2020

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I'm very happy with the Kuat NV Base 2.0: this rack is solidly built and super simple to use. My neighbor has an older Thule hitch rack and commented that Kuat's lever to raise/lower/tilt was a big improvement over his rack. I did have a self-inflicted install issue, but Kuat's customer service was outstanding and went out of their way to help me resolve the issue. Finally, I'd never ordered from etrailer.com before, but I was pleased with their communication throughout the ordering and shipping process. Buy this rack with confidence.


Comments
I appreciate the follow up. The Kuat rack has been awesome and had performed well on short and long 500+ mile trips. Id recommend it - and etrailer.com - highly.
John K - 03/26/2019


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Works as described. Kuat brand bike racks are built to last and best in the industry.



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I have only gotten to use the rack once so far but it performed well. The rack feels quite solid. I got the 1-1/4" version so I am interested to see how durable the hitch tube is with (2) bikes on it. The anti-rattle device seems to perform as advertised and keeps the rack pretty stable in the receiver. In retrospect I might have gotten the Sherpa 2. This is not due to any issue with this rack except that it is HEAVY at ~55lbs. I think this is a necessity for its ability to carry (2) 60lb bikes. I don't think most people would actually have bikes that heavy. I think the Sherpa would have suited me well and been more manageable at ~35lb.



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I really appreciate the engineering that went into this product. It makes securing the bike so easy. In fact at first I thought it was too easy but after using it a few times I realized just how secure my insanely expensive bike was! I hardly ever take it off the vehicle now so I'm always ready to go bust a lung on my heavy-ish mtb.



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Exactly what we were looking for. Shipped fast, packaged well and appreciated the updates along the way. The price was very competitive too. THANK YOU!



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I am still loving this rack 1 year later! I use it on my Subaru Impreza sport, which is a pretty small car; this rack is light enough and perfect for this size car. It was easy to assemble, super easy to use and does a great job solidly holding the bikes. The lever to lower and lift the rack is ideal, it’s in a great spot with tread for ease of use. I highly recommend this bike rack.



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I have used this bike rack a lot over this past year, including a 1,200 mile trip to Canada and back. The rack is very sturdy and held up really well. I really liked the easy cable locks and the ease of tilting the whole rack with bikes to access the back of my Prius. This was one of the best purchases I've made! As this is so well built, I'm counting on using it for many years to come!



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Flawless rack. It is heavy duty and heavy but it should last as long I will need it. I would rather have heavy duty instead of cheap. I do not worry about the bikes when traveling. Did I also mention the built in locking cable-great idea-just wish it was a little longer-workaround is buy double looped bike cable-works great. etrailer had a great price and delivered it to me without any issues. I would but it again from etrailer.



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Second Kuat I've purchased from etrailer.com. They ship things lightning fast and in great shape when they arrive.

As for the rack itself, it's great. Easy to put on and take off, and holds the bikes securely.



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Great product great price great service as always.


Comments
Everything still works great.
Michael L - 09/04/2019


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Kuat makes awesome products! Year later and still looks new and works great!

Thanks to the GREAT service from Kim P at etrailer!!



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Love it, works well for my husband while. We use this frequently and have had no issues after a year of use. Hold the bike securely.



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Great rack. It is the only one on which I am able to “guide on” my 65 pound ebike. I would be lost without it.



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A premium rack at a premium price but I still love it.



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Versatile and secure from road bike to ebike. Only drawback is the weight. I'm fine with it, my wife won't use it by herself.



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Review from a similar NV 2.0 Base in Hitch Bike Racks


excellent product; typical Kuat quality. bikes are sturdily held in place while driving.
locks for hitch pin and built-in locks for hitch pin for bikes well done.
I want to compliment the advice I received from etrailer representative Jon Griggs who provided great feedback every step of the way which was key in purchasing my hitch and bike rack.



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Review from a similar NV 2.0 Base in Hitch Bike Racks


Drawtite front hitch & kuat NV 2.0 base
Bike rack added to our ram 2021 2500.
Purchase completes our set-up for pulling our camper. While the kuat not rated for rv's this will work for standard & electric bikes. Because etrailer's Excellent service & videos, we purchased both of these!


Comments
Please keep in mind that hauling bikes on the front of your truck can reduce driver visibility, air flow to the motor, and block your front lights, so you will want to use caution.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/07/2021

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Review from a similar NV 2.0 Base in Hitch Bike Racks


Excellent rack - rock solid, holds bike without wobbling. Fits 2021 Toyota Rav4 XLE with Toyota Hitch perfectly. Easy to tilt up and down (but it takes 2 hands to do so, which is a little annoying). At the risk of stating the obvious, it is a little annoying to leave it on all the time - I don't like leaving it horizontal for fear that a car will clip it when driving, so I keep it in the raised position.. But this means that I have to lower it every time I want to access my hatch. Lock works well also. The kids bike adapter seems to work fine (only tried once).

One downer - some of the fasteners are already rusting a little (see pic), and I've only had it on my car for 3 months (May to August in PA).


Comments
This product should not be left on the hitch all of the time. Leaving it on will cause excessive rust. Please view page 17 of the manufacturers User Guide under tips and tricks to see how to get the most life out of your bike rack: https:www.kuat.comwp-contentuploadsnv-2-user_guide.pdf
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/09/2021
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