Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Matte Black

Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Matte Black

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  • Platform Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Kuat
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  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock
This platform-style rack holds 4 bikes with adjustable wheel hooks and sliding ratcheting straps. Rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds for storage. Easily converts to 2-bike rack. Includes hitch lock and cable locks. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number BA22B-BA02B 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 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Matte Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - BA22B-BA02B

This platform-style rack holds 4 bikes with adjustable wheel hooks and sliding ratcheting straps. Rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds for storage. Easily converts to 2-bike rack. Includes hitch lock and cable locks.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack lets you carry up to 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Versatile design - holds most bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or brake style
    • Large cradle size accommodates fat bike tires
  • Detachable 2-bike add-on lets you easily convert the rack to a 2-bike carrier
  • Ratcheting hooks firmly grip your bikes by the front wheels - no frame contact
    • TPE coating prevents hooks from scratching and scuffing your bike paint
  • Hand-tightening cam system provides tool-free installation in your hitch
    • Turn knob to tighten rack in hitch and help eliminate rattle in the connection
  • Large front-wheel cradles make it easy to load your bikes
  • Sliding, ratcheting straps let you carry bikes of different lengths
    • Included adapter lets you carry a bike with fat tires up to 4-13/16" wide
    • Adapters (APBK - sold separately) let you carry additional bikes with fat tires
  • Front-mounted foot lever lets a single person easily tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access
    • Fold the rack up for storage
  • Bike repair stand (TDKB - sold separately) lets you perform on-the-go maintenance
    • Fits 3/4" - 2-1/2" diameter tubing
    • Adjusts for optimal bike positioning
  • Keyed-alike locks included for bikes and rack
    • Hitch lock secures rack to vehicle
    • Cable lock secures bikes to rack
    • 2 Keys included
  • Lightweight aluminum is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Anodized black matte powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity:
    • 4 bikes: 40 lbs per bike
    • 2 bikes: 60 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 25" - 29"
    • Fits wheels 20" - 24" with adapter (016-025-00-00 - sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width: 4.8"
  • Distance between bicycles: 13"
  • Maximum bike wheelbase: 48"
  • Shank rise: 3-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 11-3/4"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 6-5/8"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded down: 57-1/2"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 17-7/8"
  • Weight: 82 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Kuat NV 2.0 loaded on vehicle

The Kuat NV Base platform-style rack lets you transport 4 bikes of almost any size, shape, or frame style. A detachable 2-bike add-on lets you easily convert the rack to a 2-bike carrier. Ratcheting wheel hooks and sliding wheel straps hold your bikes with no frame contact. The rack tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access and it folds up for storage. The aluminum rack has a dock for an optional work stand (TDKB - sold separately) for on-the-go repairs, it installs without tools, and it includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.


Detachable 2-Bike Add-On

Kuat NV 2.0 2-bike add-on

There is an included detachable 2-bike add-on that lets you convert the rack from a 4-bike rack to a 2-bike rack. Simply remove 4 hex head bolts with the included Allen key and slide the extension out of the base.


Adjustable Arms with Ratcheting Wheel Hooks

Kuat NV 2.0 wheel hooks

Ratcheting hooks grab your bikes firmly by the front wheels - not the frames. These hooks allow you to rapidly load and unload your bikes, and they won't scratch or scuff your bike paint. Each hook adjusts in 2-mm increments to ensure a snug fit over your wheel, and it releases with the push of a button.

Kuat NV 2.0 pivoting arms

The wheel hooks are mounted on arms that pivot nearly 180 degrees from left to right. This makes it easier to load when compared with a rack that has the hooks mounted on a central post. To load simply set your bike in the wheel cradles, rotate the arms up over the wheels, and press the hooks down over the wheels until snug.

Kuat NV 2.0 front wheel cradles

The front wheel cradles are extra-wide to accommodate fat bike wheels.


Sliding Ratcheting Straps

Kuat NV 2.0 ratcheting straps

The rear-wheel ratcheting straps let you transport bikes with a wide variety of wheelbases. The straps slide freely along grooves in the wheel trays - just move a strap into position underneath your bike's rear wheel. A quick-release button on each strap buckle makes it easy to free the rear wheel to remove your bikes. 2 extender straps are included for use with 2 fat bikes. Additional extender straps (APBK - sold separately) are available if you have more than 2 fat bikes.


Folding and Tilting Design

Kuat NV 2.0 foot lever

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


The rack tilts down - with or without bikes loaded - so you can access your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Kuat NV 2.0 tilting and folding design

When the rack is unloaded you can fold it up for storage. This makes it easier to park in small lots at the trail head or in cramped parking garages, and it keeps the rack out of the way of other vehicles and riders.


Optional Repair Stand

Kuat NV 2.0 Trail Doc

The Trail Doc (TDKB - sold separately) is a handy repair and maintenance stand that attaches to the front of the rack. It grabs your bike by the seat post or top tube and lets you position your bike as needed for adjustments and on-the-go repairs. Easy-to-use pressure clamps let you raise or lower the stand, rotate it on its base, and rotate the clamp arm. It can 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.



BA22B Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Matte Black

BA02B 2-Bike Add-On for Kuat NV Base 2.0 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Matte Black



BA22B-BA02B Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BA22B-BA02B Installation instructionsBA22B-BA02B Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions BA22B-BA02B Installation instructions



Video of Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Matte Black


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




Video Transcript for Kuat NV 2 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the and showing you how to install the Kuat NV 2.0 Base platform-style 4-bike rack. That part number is BA22B-BA02B. The Kuat NV Base 2.0 platform-style bike rack lets you carry up to four bikes of varying size, weight, and design on your vehicle's hitch. The ratcheting hooks and the cam buckle straps make it easy to secure your bike to your rack with no frame contact. The integrated call backs on each cradle help to prevent theft and tampering of your bikes. Now this bike rack actually does tilt away from our vehicle. With four bikes loaded up, it is a little difficult, so it might be a good idea to get an extra set of hands. We're going to reach in here and push on our lever.

We can tilt our rack away from our vehicle. With our bike rack tilted away from our vehicle, we will gain full access into our back hatch area to get anything in or out that we may need. Now whenever we want to put our bike rack back in place, we'll simply lift up until you hear that click. Now we've gone ahead and removed our bikes to go over a couple more features like our adjustable straps and the different grooves on our cradles to help accommodate road bikes, mountain bikes, and fat tire bikes. When the bike rack is not in use, we do have the option to fold this up against our vehicle by pulling down on our lever and lifting up on our bike rack. Then when we need to fold this down to load up our bikes, our lever turns into a convenient foot pedal. The Kuat NV 2.0 Base works with 2" by 2" hitches only, has a hitch pin and lock that is keyed alike to our cable lock to secure it in place.

At the back of our bike rack we have an anti-rattle knob that tightens up our bike rack and helps to keep a lot of shake and play so we have a much smoother ride. The NV 2.0 Base bike rack is made out of a lightweight anodized aluminum so it's durable and corrosion-resistant. It also has an anodized black matte powder coat finish. There is an option to add a bike repair stand with part number TDKB. To begin our install, we'll lift up our bike rack and insert it into our hitch. We'll insert our rack into our hitch until we line up our hitch pin holes. Then we can take our hitch pin, insert it into our hitch, take our lock, place it on the other side, and lock it into place.

We'll remove our key and we can cover our lock with our dust cap. Now we'll come to the end of our rack and tighten up our knob. This is going to take out the shake and play in our rack and give us a much smoother ride. To get our bike rack ready to load up our bikes, we're going to use our convenient food pedal. Push down. Then we can fold our bike rack down.

Next we'll take our hook. We're going to extend it all the way out and towards the front. We'll come back here to our strap, push on the lever, and release it. Now we can take our fat bike and set it into place. Then we can take our wheel hook, bring it up to the top so it's right in front of our forks on our fat tire bike, and ratchet that down. Now we can move around to the back. We'll adjust our strap. For our fat tire bike we are using the included fat tire adapter strap, but for the rest of our bikes we'll be able to use the standard strap. We'll feed it down through our cam buckle and ratchet it down. Now we can repeat the same process for our other three bikes. Now that we have all of our bikes loaded up, let's take this out on our test course and see how it looks. Here on our test course we'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side action, which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Once we get to the alternating speed bumps, we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or pothole, or driving over uneven pavement. Once we get to the full speed bumps, we'll see the up and down action. This will be just like driving in and out of a parking lot, garage, or driveway. That's going to be our completed look at the Kuat NV 2.0 Base platform-style 4-bike rack, part number BA22B-BA02B.


Customer Reviews

Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Matte Black - BA22B-BA02B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (63 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style rack holds 4 bikes with adjustable wheel hooks and sliding ratcheting straps. Rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds for storage. Easily converts to 2-bike rack. Includes hitch lock and cable locks.

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We literally could not be happier with Etrailer! We placed an order at 6:30pm on a Wednesday and at 8:30pm the same evening we got an email saying “thank you! Ypur Order has been shipped” it was here on our porch on Friday. I couldn’t believe it. Unbelievable customer service, QUALITY (we love our hitch and bike rack!) and better prices than I’ve seen anywhere else. 664872



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We needed to move up from our Saris Bones 3 rack now that our youngest is on a big girl bike. We initially went for a budget platform rack which was (not surprisingly) subjected to a recall. After an incredible amount of research, I opted for the Kuat NV 2.0 Base. I took advantage of the etrailer price pledge program and was very satisfied with the etrailer staff who were very easy to deal with both on the phone and online. Following my order, etrailer inadvertently sent me the incorrect base model. The sent me the 1.25 inch instead of 2.0 inch model and as the shipping label covered the hitch size I only discovered this after opening and unpacking it (thereby having to repack and re-ship it). This inconvenience notwithstanding, etrailer was very apologetic, paid for the return shipping and sent out the correct 2.0 inch model. Unpacking and assembly was easy (the second time...and I learned the valuable lesson of taking photos of the unpacking in the event you need to repack it). You certainly get what you pay for with Kuat! The fit and finish are first rate and the rack's design, in my opinion, makes it the most intuitive, cleanest and best looking rack out there. I was considering the RockyMounts Split Rail 2+2 (similar design and athletics and a bit lighter) but I am so glad I went with Kuat. I mounted it on my 06 Pilot today in less than 5 minutes with my wife's help (though it can be accomplished solo), locked the pin and tightened the anti-rattle mechanism for a rock solid mount. All bikes fit on it like a dream (my 29er, wife's mountain bike and 2 kids mountain bikes...have not tried by road bike yet but I don't anticipate any issues). Very impressed with the rack and my etrailer experience. 361600



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This rack definitely has some pros and cons (as do most racks). A minor frustration is that despite ordering the rack and add-on at the same time, the keys don’t match so if locking three or more bikes you need two different keys (this has only really irritated me when it was raining). As other reviewers have mentioned, this thing is heavy. Neither my wife nor kids can lift it to put it on or get it off the car by themselves. The downside is that given the size of the rack it is not real convenient to just leave it on the car. When the rack is in the up position, it is impossible to get in the back so it is necessary to lower the rack each time you want to get in. The other downside is that the rack significantly cuts down on visibility when backing up. All that being said, the rack is rock solid and the bikes are very secure. The rack is great for extended trips. When loaded and tipped down, it is great to be able to open and access the back. The spacing of the bikes is great and I don’t have to spend 15 minutes figuring out how to slide four bikes in just the right spot to make them all fit as I did with my old rack. Best of all the bikes are only sustaining damage on the trail, not on the back of the car! Despite some minor annoyances, I highly recommend this rack. As for assembly, my 13 year old put it together by himself in about 20 minutes (I promised him i would include that fact). 464182


Comments

In the past year we have had some bike upgrades. With three or four modern mountain bikes of a similar size on the rack it is more of a challenge to make them fit. I need to have an allen wrench handy to adjust the bars andor seats for travel. Other than that, the rack has held up great with heavy and frequent use.

William L - 01/01/2019

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While heavy and expensive, this rack is the best bike rack we have ever owned. It holds the bikes securely and well away from each other, preventing scratching. I love the feature where you can tighten the rack into the receiver and it's rock solid. This is one quality piece of gear. In this case, you get what you pay for. 570624



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We purchased this same product from etrailer.com some time ago. It was stolen, along with our old Toyota FJ Cruiser last year. So we purchased another (same) bike rack from etrailer.com. Their web site, service and promptness are excellent. Also, and most iimportant, their prices are good. We highly recommend them. Also, as an avid bicylist for 40 years, the Kuat bike rack ROCKS ! etrailer.com had the best price anywhere. 493234



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With a SUV we didn't want to hoist our bikes on the roof (we are rather short in our family), so we looked for a hitch rack that could fit our 4 bikes. The NV base + the addon works great at this. Assembly is not the easiest since it can be tricky to get the bolts to line up while holding in place, if you have another person to help that will make it tons easier. Loading and unloading a bike is very easy and so far the bikes are always securely on without any issue. The locks are ok, nothing fancy, and nothing that will stop a determined thief, I consider them mostly a "slow them down a little" item. My only gripe is how heavy it is. We live in the city and plan on removing it from the car while not in use, and that is a bit of a chore with how heavy it is. Overall if you are looking for a great 4 bike hitch bike, can't really go wrong with it 539173



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I worked with Katie and she's amazing! Her knowledge of the available products was deep and very helpful, she made the process of ordering the bike rack very easy, she followed up post sale to make sure all was okay. Five stars for sure! The Kuat NV 2 was fairly easy to put together (need an extra set of hands) and my fat tire bike fits it perfectly. Great quality and I'm VERY happy with the rack. Bike doesn't move at all while underway. 668834



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Got the bike rack in a great time, and have had it for a year and is still awesome, no banging bikes, and super easy and smooth to put on 662762



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The rack shipped timely and box was slightly damaged. Kuat really packages their items well and nothing inside was damaged. The rack was very easy to put together. I purchased the add on, which was also easy to connect. Even though it’s considered light for a 4 bike platform it’s still got some weight to it. I was able to lift it with no problem and attached it to our Honda Pilot. Wow, it was so nice and easy to load my bikes. You then turn the stabilizer knob to prevent it was swaying and off you go. It’s easy to lower and raise. It’s well made and I am glad we bought it. I really like the fact that it’s aluminum and easy to adjust for various bikes. 635165



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One of the locks didn’t work at first. Kuat customer service was attentive and helpful. They sent me parts to fix it promptly as it was my preference. The rack is fantastic. Durable, easy to use, good looking, locks are secure, and doesn’t rattle around at all. 604620



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Excellent product and delivery 515126


Comments

Great! Best bike rack ever.

Virginia - 06/01/2019

55970

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Sturdy as all get out, easy to assemble and works great with all my bikes (29er, road, wife's cross and 2 different kid sizes). Even better than the rack itself (and that's hard to beat) was Nick C. at etrailer and the customer service provided on my order. I'll spare the details but after an issue came up with my order Nick was quick to offer options and resolution to the problem. Great work making me a customer for any future trailer needs! - 488232



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Awesome bike platform. Assembly instructions are straightforward (although I brought it down to a UHaul dealer to assemble for $20 tip - they were installing the hitch anyway). It's very easy to use, sturdy with hardly any sway. The ordering and delivery was easy and quick and the price on etrailer was extremely competitive! 455381



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Excellent product! Also saved $200 on average from other companies by ordering through Etrailer. Will definitely use them again! 427117



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Love the product! 408990



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Bought this after I had to sell my 1st one as part of Jeep sale package for a fellow mountain biker. I loved it so much I had to get a 2nd one. The first one survived all kinds of torture, like serious 4WD mountain passes without a scratch on my precious bike. Most importantly, my wife could load her bike easily very time, unlike the other racks out there 661608



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Received the boxed product at my front door in time as predicted. Extremely easy to assemble. Rack looks like it is high quality and will last as long as my last bike rack has (over 18 years.) It will be used to haul man and woman 29'ers on the back of my Ford Escape. The woman bike caused a loading issue with the old top frame suppport rack, and using etrailer web site helped me make a good decision in the type of bike rack to buy to solve the problem! Nice website! 386910



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Great services , I am really happy with my purchase, it ´s exactely what i want, and what i see on etrailer. 485164



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Absolutely bullet proof. The quality, durability of the Kuat NV 2.0 Base and ease of use will transport my bike (and others) for many years to come. eTrailer.com's customer service and speedy shipping is a definite plus. 416946



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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. 442931



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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. 446647


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

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We offer a lighted license plate frame, part # 328-003-71BE
Trailer License Plate Holder with LED Light - 3 Diodes - Black Frame - Clear Lens
$33.16
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.

-- Mike L - 10/27/2018


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Very happy with the quality of this bike rack also etrailer had the best pricing and very fast FREE SHIPPING 487339



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Just put together and installed on my truck today. Rack is very solid and accommodates my 3” wide mountain bike tires with room to spare! I love the matte finish and it seems durable. NOTE TO TRUCK OWNERS WITH 3” HITCH RECEIVERS: as we know, our hitches use a an adapter to downsize to 2” accessories. The self tightening mechanism on this rack does a great job of tightening the rack to the 2” adapter sleeve. BUT unlike the screw-in type hitch pin locking mechanisms, this mechanism does nothing to tighten the 2”sleeve to the 3” reciever. The rack has a lot of play and will shake a lot when driving. This would be a deal-breaker for me if I was using the rack by itself. HOWEVER, I knew I wanted a swinging adapter to swing the bikes away from my truck so I would still be able to open the tailgate and access the bed of my truck. I purchased the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Extension (part #PV20B). This part includes a screw-in hitch pin locking mechanism! I haven’t received the item yet but I can imagine it will eliminate any play between the 2”adapter sleeve and the 3” receiver opening (my Yakima Holdup 2 rack had the screw-in locking pin and it did an excellent job of keeping everything tight). Then when you attach the rack to the Kuat Pivot Swing, it will tighten up perfectly to the 2”opening. So if you have a 3” hitch and use a sleeve adapter for 2” accessories, this Kuat rack BY ITSELF will not be for you. If you’re like me and add the Kuat Pivot Swing, the rack will tighten up to eliminate any play. 510332



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I recently bought the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2 Bike Platform Rack from ETrailer. It is a well-made and well designed platform bike rack. It was easy to assemble. Although the instruction manual needs a little bit of tweaking to make clear where the other nut is. It took a while to find it and I ended up buying a similar nut at a hardware store. Other than that this is a great bike rack. Easy to assemble and install. I like the built-in security chain lock too. It is actually long enough to secure the two bikes together. The platform has a grooved area for the bike’s front tire for added stability. It also lighter than the Thule bike rack I was initially considering. We traveled from the Bay Area in California to South Lake Tahoe for the Americas Most Beatiful Bike Ride, the bike was very stable. My wife loves the looks and the ease of tilting the bike rack to open the tailgate area. The etrailer customer service person, Stacey A, was awesome. The shipping notification and tracking was great too. I have no qualms recommending this bike rack to my family and friends. Thanks for all your help, Stacey A. 523364



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Very sturdy, easy to assemble. Made of high class material. 392178



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High quality product. Not many pieces to assemble but took longer than It should because instructions need much improvement and better pictures. 704631



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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! 704435



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Great heavy duty bike carrier. Carries both my mountain bikes with no issues and very little movement while traveling. Fast shipping and great customer service from etrailer as always. 702930



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Received my carrier for two 51# Motiv EBikes. This carrier is very well thought out. Has everything I could want. Don't have to lift the bikes very high. Secure attachment, built in bike locks. Actually folds up and I can fit it and my Honda Pilot into my garage and shut the door without removing the carrier! Doesn't interfere with the backup camera either. I do have one bone to pick on putting it together. The first carrier platform took about 2 hours to figure out. Once the lightbulb came on, the second one only took 15 minutes. They should have mentioned the long bolts go in opposite directions (a good engineering idea). As a non-mechanically minded old fart, a photo or a mention of this would have been appreciated. 688731



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Great product bikes are ez on and off. Sturdy rack so a little heavy to get on car. 681736



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This bike rack is very sturdy. I am short but have an easy time loading my bike on this rack because it extends from the hitch below my vehicle. I like the ease with which to lock the bikes on the rack since the locks are in the mechanism. The posts for securing the bikes are so easy to set in place and, again, easily secure my bike. 678552



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Buying a Kuat Envy 2.0 from etrailer.com was a great experience. Great price, great service, and lightening fast shipping. Thank you! 670838



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The product itself is great. The website should have a video on how to assemble it because it is very difficult. 666890



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Got it...... Used it...., within a hou r... 663883



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Best bike rack we’ve ever had! Easy assembly, mounted to a Draw-Tite hitch(also purchased from etrailer) on a 2018 Honda Odyssey. Swings free to open hatch. SWEET! I would recommend this bike carrier. 663662



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I purchased this rack after extensive research. My wife and I were transitioning back to a hitch rack after several years of only using roof racks; our prior hitch rack was another brand which had not aged well after a few years. I wanted to make sure that we did not run into the same aging issues this time around. After one year, I can report that all indications are good. The Kuat rack is much more solidly engineered and constructed than our prior hitch rack - everything has a much more solid feel. Everything behaves the same regardless of weather (temperature, precipitation, etc) and is very reassuring. It's also very quick to adjust if we take a trip with our road bikes instead of trail bikes or downhill bikes, which is nice. We are very happy with this rack, and believe that you will be too! 660763



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easy to follow instructions , very sturdy, security is great. 658284



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The mfg assy instructions were a bit cryptic but managed to assemble the rack without too much trouble. Real easy to load my emtb on to it. Solid, well built piece of equipment. The ability to dial out the play between the 2” hitch and the rack works great and keeps the rack from bouncing all over the place as you go down the road. Very happy with the purchase. 655379



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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. 617044



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Great price! Easy assembly with tools supplied. Look for little A, B, C, and D stickers on the rails and the main body. Match those up. 5 bolts and you're done. Solid and high quality! 2015 Lexus RX350 613882



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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!! 600277



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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. 580894



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Great product, still performing like the day I got It! 578448



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We love this bike rack. It is easy to load the bikes and if needed install or remove the rack from our vehicle. 576932



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Kuat makes an awesome product and etrailer had it at a better price than anyone else! 567002



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Very fast shipping, price is lower than that other website. 562877



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Great product great price great service as always. 561643



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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. 555031



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Fantastic communication every step of the way. I will definitely recommend etrailer to all my friends. 554671



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I never thought I would spend this kind of money on a bike rack. It was worth it. It is easy to load and very secure. I have absolutely no regrets. Great product. etrailer is a great company to do business with. I have owned this rack for about 1 year. I find myself bike riding a lot more. I leave it on in the folded position for the summer months. 547565


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  • Comparing Kuat NV 2.0 And Kuat NV 2.0 Base Hitch Mounted Bike Carriers
  • There are a few minor differences between the Kuat NV 2.0 bike carrier, part # NV22G-NA22G, and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base carrier, par # BA22B-BA02B. Both bike carriers have a 60-lb capacity per bike when carrying just 2 bikes but when the add-on is attached the weight capacity drops to 40-lbs per bike. The biggest difference is the distance from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier when folded up or down. On the NV 2.0, the distance when the rack is folded up is 7-inches...
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  • Comparison of Kuat NV 2.0 and Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Bike Racks
  • The difference between the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G-NA22G and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B-BA02B is the bike repair stand. The repair stand is included on the NV 2.0 but not the NV 2.0 Base. It can be added to the Base using # TDKB.
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  • Options for Carrying Multiple Bikes with a 2016 Mini Countryman
  • Although the M7 Speed trailer hitches # 327-60-160200 and # 327-60-160201 for your 2016 Mini Countryman are a great option that allows you to retain the factory look of your vehicle, the max tongue weight (TW) rating they have is 150 lbs and that is if the overhang distance of the trailer hitch is 12". As the overhang increases the max TW decreases. This is important to note because both the Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Rack # NV22G-NA22G (Gray) and # NV22B-NA22B (Black) as well as the Base Model...
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  • Best Bike Rack for Four Bikes Money Can Buy
  • The best bike rack we have for four bikes is the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack which is offered in metallic black part # NV22B-NA22B, gunmetal gray part # NV22G-NA22G, and matte black part # BA22B-BA02B. This is a wheel mount bike rack that will work with pretty much any bike that does not have fenders. It has all the bells/whistles and exceptionally good looks. I have attached a similar test course video for you. However, it is important to note that the test course is designed...
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  • Will Add-on for Kuat NV Fit the Kuat NV 2.0
  • The add-on from the original Kuat NV will not fit on the new NV 2.0 # NV22G. The add-on for the NV 2.0 is # NA22G. Or they can be purchased together with # NV22G-NA22G. Another model is the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B. It's very similar to the NV 2.0 except it extends slightly further from the vehicle when installed and does not include the bike repair stand. It also has an available add-on to 4 bikes using # BA02B or to purchase both together use # BA22B-BA02B.
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  • RockyMounts SplitRail Compared to Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Racks
  • One of the biggest differences between the Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G-NA22G and the RockyMounts SplitRail part # RKY1140-4 is going to be the price. The SplitRail is around $300 less expensive. It weighs a few lbs less than the NV as well at 76 lbs compared to 86 lbs. So for those reasons I would probably go with the RockyMounts instead. Unless you really want the bike repair stand that's built into the Kuat. The other thing the Kuat wins is stability on the road. If you check...
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  • Swinging 4-Bike Bike Rack Needed for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited Sahara with 18 Spare
  • From the center of the hitch pin hole to the handle of the Yakima FullSwing # Y02465 is 6". Since the handle is making contact with the spare tire on your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited Sahara it sounds like a better option would be to use the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 with a 4-bike bike rack. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the BackSwing is 8-1/2" while that same measurement to the center of the operating handle is 11-3/4" (see attached picture). If you...
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  • Wheel Adapters Included with Kuat NV 4 Bike Carrier
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 does not include the wheel adapter for 20-14 inch wheels, it's sold separately as part # 016-025-00-00. We have a great product demonstration video that you might be interested in checking out, you can see the video by using the provided link.
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  • Rockymounts Split Rail 4 or Kuat Base 2.0 with 2 Bike Add On Comparison
  • I really like the RockyMounts Split Rail # RKY1140-4 because it allows you to go from a 2 bike to either a 3 bike or 4 bike rack depending on the need. The Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B-BA02B is regarded by many as the nicest bike around but it's either 2 or 4. Split rail comes with a wall rack which is super convenient too. The Split Rail has a reputation for being very easy to operate, including the raise/lower lever, and has a fantastic anti-rattle device. If I were in your situation that's...
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Platform Rack For 2012 Toyota Sienna With Curt Hitch
  • Thanks for the info on your trailer hitch # C13105. That hitch puts the center of the hitch pin hole back 5-1/2 inches from the outside of the bumper. The Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray # NV22G-NA22G has a distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack of 10-1/2 inches or 5 inches from your bumper. The rack tilts away at an angle so the angle can be up to 45 degrees but most likely will not be with...
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  • Can Kuat NV 2.0 Convert From 4-Bike to 2-Bike Carrier?
  • I'd be happy to confirm for you that yes, the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack # BA22B-BA02B can indeed convert from a 4-bike carrier to a 2-bike carrier. To do this, there are 4 hex head bolts that you remove with an Allen key (which is included) and slide it right out. The only thing the NV 2.0 # NV22B-NA22B comes with that is different than the base is the bike repair stand # TDKB, so if you are not going to use it you're better off saving some money and going with the NV 2.0...
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  • Why Cant the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack be Used on a Trailer
  • The reason that the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack part # BA22B-BA02B cannot be used on the back of a trailer is because the manufacturer says not to. The reason they say not to is because of the pivot point this rack has. The amount of movement that a hitch mounted accessory on the back of a trailer is going to be faced with is far more than that of a hitch mounted accessory on the back of a vehicle. The reason for the has to due with the increased distance from the rear axle. This...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For 4 Bikes On 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76128 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Honda CR-V. This is a really nice hitch that will give you many options for accessories like a bike rack. The Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Matte Black # BA22B-BA02B is an excellent bike rack with the wheel holding ratcheting hooks that lock. The sliding ratcheting straps give you the ability to carry bikes of various lengths....
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Platform Style Bike Rack for a 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE
  • Four mount platform bike racks are great options for families to transport 4 of their bikes but since your 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE sits so close to the ground and requires more clearance to open the rear hatch I'm afraid that you will not be able to completely open the rear hatch of your Sienna with a platform style carrier (see attached video of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400Z as an example). If you still want this route, I recommend going with the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B-BA02B...
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  • 4-Bike Hitch Racks to Fit Both 1-1/4-Inch and 2-Inch Hitches
  • I do have a 2-bike and 4-bike platform style bike rack solution for you. The Reese Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Rack # PS63138 consists of two individual sections that can be used together or on their own. When configured as one large bike rack it will fit a 2-inch hitch and provide 4-bike capacity; it can also be used as two separate 2-bike racks, one for a 1-1/4-inch hitch and one for a 2-inch hitch. We do have hanging style 4-bike racks that will fit in both hitch sizes,...
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  • Can the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B-BA02B be Used as Only a 2-Bike Rack
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B-BA02B that you referenced can be split and be just a 2 bike rack if you only needed to carry 2 bikes. And then you could easily install the add-on section to make it a 4-bike rack. The add-on section though can not be used as an independent bike rack though. It can only be used as an expansion for the base portion of the rack.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack For 4 Bikes Compatible with 2015 Subaru Outback
  • For your 2015 Subaru Outback, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class III - 2" # 75673. This is a very sturdy hitch that will give you the support you need for your bike carrier. The only measurements that will be important for your bike rack is the height of the receiver which is 15 inches from the ground to the top most inner portion of the receiver and the center of the hitch pin hole will be 5 inches from the outer most part of the bumper. I've attached...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack to Carry Up to 4 Bikes on a Lexus NX200t
  • Verify the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch recevier and your Lexus NX200t to make sure you can handle the weight of a fully loaded bike rack. You definitely need a 2 inch Class III hitch on the Lexus which are available so hopefully you already have one. For a rack I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 Base, part # BA22B-BA02B. It's a platform rack that can carry up to 4 bikes that weigh 40 pounds each. If you're only carrying 2 bikes they can weigh up to 60 pounds each. It uses...
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  • Will Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Add-On Fit Older Kuat NV Bike Rack
  • The 2-Bike Add-On # NA22G is only compatible with the Kuat NV 2.0. If you do have the original you will either need to find it at a parts store or unfortunately purchase the NV 2.0 for the upgrade. Should you decide to go this route we have the NV 2.0 Base # BA22B-BA02B which basically just lacks the bike stand, or the complete NV 2.0 rack with comes in Gunmetal Gray # NV22G-NA22G or Metallic Black # NV22B-NA22B. Attached are review videos for both options that you can reference....
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