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

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

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This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with adjustable hooks and sliding straps. The rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes hitch lock and retractable cable locks. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number BA22B 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 - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Matte Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - BA22B

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Kuat
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Class 3
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with adjustable hooks and sliding straps. The rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes hitch lock and retractable cable locks.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Versatile design - holds most bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or brake style
  • 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
    • Adapter (APBK - sold separately) lets you carry an additional bike 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
  • Optional add-on (BA02B - sold separately) lets you carry up to 4 bikes
  • Anodized black matte powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 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"
  • Maximum bike wheelbase: 48"
  • Distance between bicycles: 13"
  • 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: 35-3/8"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 17-7/8"
  • Weight: 52 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 2 bikes of almost any size, shape, or frame style. 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. An optional 2-bike add-on (BA02B - sold separately) lets you easily convert the NV Base to a 4-bike rack.


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.


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.


Kuat NV 2.0 tilted down

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 Envy 2.0 Base 2 Bike Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches - Tray Style - Aluminum - Matte Black



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



Video of Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-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 2-0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Kuat NV 2.0 Base Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack, part number: BA22B. The Kuat NV 2.0 Base is a platform-style bike rack that allows you to carry up to bikes of varying size, weight and design on your vehicle's hitch. Ratcheting wheel hooks and cam buckle straps allow for no frame contact when securing your bike. The integrated cable lock on each cradle helps to prevent theft and tampering. Wheel sizes can vary from 20 inches to 29 inches for this bike rack, with a maximum tire width of 4.8 inches. The maximum wheel base for this bike rack is 48 inches. Our bike rack can actually be tilted away from our vehicle.

We're going to reach in between our bikes and pull down on our lever. Then we can tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle. In some cases, with our bike rack tilted away, we can gain full access into our back hatch area to get anything in or out that we may need. When you need to place your bike rack back in place, we'll just lift up on our rack until it click. Now I've gone ahead and removed our bikes just to go over a couple more features. One key feature is our sliding strap.

This accommodates bikes with different wheel-well bases. The NV base 2.0 bike rack is made out of a light-weight aluminum, so it's durable and corrosion resistant. It also has an anodized black matte powder-coat finish. As a two bike carrier this has a weight capacity of 60 pounds per bike, though we do have an optional add-on that lets you carry up to four bikes, with part number: BA02B. You can also add a bike repair stand, with part number: TDKB. When not in use, your bike rack can be folded up against your vehicle using that same lever, and it turns into a convenient foot lever when needing to fold your bike rack down. This bike rack works with two-inch by two-inch hitches only and comes with a tool for install. We'll use a hitch pin and lock, that's key-to-like to all of our cable locks, and an anti-rattle knob here at the back. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get this installed.

To begin, we're going to lift up our bike rack and place it into our hitch. We want to lineup our hitch-pin holes. Now we'll take our hitch pin, insert it into our hitch, take our lock, and lock that in place. I'll take my dust cover and place that over to prevent any dust or debris from getting into the lock cylinder. To take all the shake and movement out of our bike rack, we're going to come here to the back and tighten down our knob.

Now we can prepare our bike rack to load up our bikes. To get our bike rack ready, we're going to push on our lever with our foot and fold our bike rack down. Next we can take our wheel hook, fold it out, lift the hook all the way up by pressing the button at the top and then fold it all the way down. Now we'll remove our wheel strap, just pushing on the lever at the top and pulling the strap out. At the back of our vehicle we're going to load up our fat-tire bikes, so we're going to take our fat-tire adapter strap, which is included, and just slide our other strap through. Now we can secure our fat-tire bike down. Now we can take our bike and load it up. Going to take our wheel hook, rotate it up and tighten it down. We're going to place our wheel hook in front of our front forks. We'll take our strap, we're going to move it back just a little bit and we'll place it through our spokes. Then we can feed it down and tighten that down. Now we'll take out our cable lock here at the back. We'll take our cable lock, we can feed it through our frame and secure it to itself. Now we're ready to load up our second bike. 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 2-Bike Rack, part number: BA22B.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (66 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with adjustable hooks and sliding straps. The rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes hitch lock and retractable cable locks.

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Solid! Excellent rack. No wobble!! A little tricky to put together. There are only 5 bolts but the parts are heavy and cumbersome. 448413



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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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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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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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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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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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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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The bike rack was just as expected and is exactly what I wanted and needed. Price, delivery and service from etrailer was outstanding. 726290



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I purchased the Kuat to replace a very similar Thule rack.(shown in photo). I was pairing it with the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk on the front of our trailer. The Kuat was 7" closer to the trailer giving me the clearance I needed for the truck and the Kayaks on the truck rack. We traveled 6500 miles for 9 weeks and everything worked great. The Kuat works great on the back of our Jeep Rubicon as well. 719936



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The Kuat Basic 2.0 rack is well researched, designed, and made with an emphasis on quality. Every detail appears to have been well thought out. Quality materials, quality finish. Pure function and yet great looking design. This is a new generation in racks. 708076



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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



- BA22B
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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



- BA22B
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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



- BA22B
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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



- BA22B
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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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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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Great product, still performing like the day I got It! 578448



- BA22B
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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



- BA22B
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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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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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The Kuat is exactly what I was looking for. etrailer's pricing was great, and i had the bike rack in 3 days! Thanks for the great service! 544170



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Still in excellent condition, I have never owned a bike rack this good! 528971



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This attaches solidly to the receiver and holds my 27.5” x 2.3” trail bike and my 26” x 4.8” fat bike securely. I’m very pleased with the quality and the price. The shipping experience with etrailer was flawless. 501073



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Bought it as a gift for my Parents. They love it. Easy to use, well thought out and built to last! 493077



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Really don’t know where to start but Etrailer is top notch all the way from the initial call all the way to the delivery of this wonderful bike rack. My sales woman was very knowledgeable about the products they Sell. Made sure any questions that I had were answered. It’s been a wonderful experience with Etrailer and I’m sure the rack I have will be just as wonderful. Just put it together about an hour ago and it is a real nice, sturdy and strong bike rack that will last me for years. So looking forward to using it tomorrow. Will send pictures in use. 444234



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Excellent products, just if you dont have the items in stock, dont publish on your website 444052



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Very easy to assemble the first time. Very easy to mount or dismount from the hitch receiver. It fits perfect on my 2016 Subaru Forest, ample room behind the rear bumper, not blocking licence plate or break lights when fold up. Very Sturdy, solid built. I load my 2 ebikes (total about 110lbs) and drive around town/highway without any wobbling or shaking - it solidly stays with the frame of the car. 413301



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I JUST RECEIVED AND ASSEMBLED THE KUAT NV2.0. IT'S OBVIOUS QUALITY CONSTRUCTION AND WELL THOUGHT OUT CONFIGURATION WILL SERVE ME WELL FOR YEARS. WHY ARNT ALL BIKE RACKS LIKE THIS ONE? 410322


Comments

STILL ENJOYING. GREAT PRODUCT

JOHN G - 07/27/2018

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etrailer provided great communication, product tracking and fast shipping! I would highly recommend their services to anyone! 399970



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Great rack! Super sturdy. Easy to assem ble. 394534



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Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 Base in Hitch Bike Racks


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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Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 Base in Hitch Bike Racks


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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Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 Base in Hitch Bike Racks


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 - Clear Lens - Black Frame
$33.39
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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Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 Base in Hitch Bike Racks


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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Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 Base in Hitch Bike Racks


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


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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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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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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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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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Two E-Bikes With Fenders
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B you referenced is a fantastic bike rack, but since you have electric bikes with fenders you will need to go a different direction. The reason is the NV 2.0 is a wheel-mounted bike rack and the clamps will not mount to the frame, they are designed only to clamp to the front wheel, and fenders will interfere. The bike rack I highly recommend for a pair of e-bikes with fenders is the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 because it is a frame-mounted...
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  • Differences Between Kuat NV2.0 Bike Racks BA22B and NV22B
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 part # BA22B is basically the stripped down version of the # NV22B. The differences are that the BA22B has a matte black finish whereas the other rack has a metallic black finish and a stand to work on bikes in the event you needed to while out on the trail.
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  • Hidden Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Carrying Bikes with a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • We do have some trailer hitches with that hidden crosstube look you are wanting for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. For a standard trailer hitch where the receiver is permanently in place I recommend the Curt # C13382 but if you are wanting a removable receiver then you will need to go with the premium EcoHitch # 306-X7365. Both of these trailer hitches are great for carrying a bike rack. The only big difference is the removable receiver on the EcoHitch. I have attached pictures of both...
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  • Comparing Thule T2 Pro to Kuat Sherpa 2.0 on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT is a very nice rack that will tilt-away, fold-up, and will hold the bikes by their wheels. That rack will allow bikes up to 60 lbs each and with tires up to 5 inches wide. The closest part of the rack when folded is 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin and the carrier weighs 52 lbs. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH22G is also a very nice rack that will tilt-away, fold-up, and holds the bikes by their wheels. The...
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  • Differences Between Kuat NV 2.0 Base and Non-Base Model
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack, # NV22G, and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform rack, # BA22B. are both very similar bike racks. Both racks can be expanded to a 4-bike rack, # NA22G add-on for the NV 2.0 and # BA02B for the NV 2.0 Base, and both racks have very similar specs. The NV 2.0 # NV22G does include the bike repair stand mounted on the end. The # NV22G, when installed in the hitch, will sit closer to your vehicle when folded down then the NV 2.0 Base bike rack. Basically...
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  • Bike Rack that Will Let Tailgate Swing Open on 2017 Jeep Wrangler
  • When we were doing our demo on the Kuat Pivot # PV20B we found that the longer Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 76104, was necessary for the Pivot to clear the stock spare tire on the Jeep in the video. With any of the shorter hitches it would not have worked. Using the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B with the Pivot or even a Thule T2, # TH9044, is a great way to allow you to open the rear tailgate on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler while still being able to keep the bike rack in place and either one of those...
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  • Comparison of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and NV 2.0 Base Platform Bike Racks
  • The Sherpa 2.0, part # SH22G, and the NV 2.0 Base, part # BA22B, are the 2 inch models that fit a Class III hitch with no adapter. Also, they do both includes locks for the rack to the hitch and for the bikes to the rack. One difference is that the NV 2.0 Base has the option of adding a bike repair stand, part # TDKB, or the 2-bike add-on, part # BA02B. The more notable differences come down to the weight of the racks and the weight of the bikes they each carry. The NV 2.0 Base is...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2018 Nissan Murano
  • Out of the Curt # C13205 and Draw-Tite # 75952 trailer hitches for your 2018 Nissan Murano I recommend going with the Draw-Tite. Reason being that the Curt requires a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 for all non-trailer loads, like a bike rack, to remain under warranty whereas the Draw-Tite does not. The installation is actually very easy and you shouldn't need a lift for it. If you check out the linked installation video, we didn't even have to lower the exhaust on a 2017 model....
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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Fat Tire Adapter That Will fit 4.8" Tires
  • There are some great bike racks and racks with adapters that will work with your 4.8" tires, though the Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02G-FB will only accept tires up to 4.5" wide. I highly recommend checking out the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B, which comes with an adapter to carry one fat bike with 4.8" tires, though if you needed to carry a pair of fat bikes you could add the Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks # APBK. The Kuat NV is a premium rack that uses ratcheting hooks to grasp your wheels...
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  • Replacement Bike Repair Stand Part for Kuat NV 2.0 Platform Bike Rack BA22B
  • The Kuat replacement bike repair stand in black is offered as part # TDKB which fits their NV 2.0 Base platform rack # BA22B. It also works with their Tri-Doc Repair Stand models # TDSNVG (gray) and # TDSNVO (orange).
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2014 Subaru Legacy and Townie Electra Bike
  • The trailer hitch that I recommend you use for carrying a bike rack with your 2014 Subaru Legacy is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7205 because the crosstube is hidden which means you only see the hitch receiver and it gives you a really clean look. If you'd rather go with a trailer hitch that is a little more cost-effective then I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75673 because it is a little easier to install than the Curt # C13158. Please note that the EcoHitch is the only...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for Carrying 2 Bikes with a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • For a trailer hitch I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98847 because it has the most bumper clearance and comes with a matte black finish that does a better job of hiding scratches and dings over the glossy black options. Trailer hitches are used for both trailers and accessories like a bike rack so there is no difference in the installation. If you'd like one with a hidden crossbeam (for a cleaner installed look) then I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer...
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  • Swing Away Hitch Bike Carrier Setup for 2017 Ford F-250 with Truck Camper
  • Using a 2-1/2-inch to 2-inch hitch reducer sleeve like # 58102, # BWRHXA2182 or # DTADP35 will allow a 2-inch accessory to fit in your 2-1/2-inch hitch but these Thule and Yakima bike racks you mentioned include their own anti-rattle locks that will not fit the 2-1/2-inch hitch tube. There is another solution to give you the swing-away feature you need for camper access. You would still use one of the reducer sleeves above (or one of the others on the linked page) and add the Yakima...
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  • Can Rear Bumper Cover be Reinstalled With Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Installed on a 2019 Dodge Durango
  • Yes, you will be able to cover the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76196 once it is installed on your 2019 Dodge Durango. The photo you are referencing is from the linked installation video of this trailer hitch on a 2017 Durango. If you skip to the very end of the video you can see where our install team is able to replace the cover after all is said and done. I have also attached an installation video of this on a 2018 Durango that you can check out. If you let me know...
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  • EcoHitch and Recommended Bike Rack for a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • We do have both a 1-1/4" EcoHitch # 306-X7366 and a 2" EcoHitch # 306-X7365 that are confirmed to fit your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Out of both options I recommend going with the 2" receiver as it allows you to use a wider variety of accessories like a bike rack. I have attached an installation video that you can check out. The installation is identical for both trailer hitches so it is a good reference no matter which way you go. If you don't already have a bike rack then I highly...
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  • Bike Racks with Loading Ramp Options for Easier Loading
  • We have bike racks that have loading ramp options but the Swagman E-Spec part # S64689 does not have a loading ramp option and none of the ramps we offer would work with it. We have the Saris MTR 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4032 and the single bike version part # SA4031 which has the ramp option # SA4130 or we have the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 which comes with ramps and a way to store them on the rack (other options don't have storage option). Or we have the Kuat ramp option # ANVBRB...
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  • Will etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Fit 2017 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate
  • Yes, the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98841 will fit your 2017 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate. I have attached an installation video that you can use as a reference. If you are looking for a bike rack then I highly recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B because it is not only a great looking bike rack but it also has easy-to-use features like the foot pedal for tilting and folding the rack. You also have the ability to add some upgrades like the add-on # BA02B to carry up to...
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  • Clearance Dimensions for Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack BA22B
  • On the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack # BA22B the horizontal distance from the hitch pin hole to the center of the nearest bike rail is approximately 14-3/8-inches. The height of the unloaded rack when folded down is 11-7/8-inches relative to the center of the hitch pin hole. Please refer to the linked Kuat diagram which shows these dimensions.
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  • What's the Difference Between the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Rack and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rake
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack, # NV22G, and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform rack, # BA22B. are both very similar bike racks. Both racks can be expanded to a 4-bike rack, # NA22G add-on for the NV 2.0 and # BA02B for the NV 2.0 Base, and both racks have very similar specs. The NV 2.0 # NV22G does include,as you stated, the bike repair stand. The # NV22G, when installed in the hitch, will sit closer to your vehicle when folded down then the NV 2.0 Base bike rack. Both racks...
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  • Is The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Compatible With 4.8 Tires Using The Kuat Phat Bike Adapter Kit?
  • I reached out to my contact at Kuat and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Pearl, # SH22P, will fit tires only up to 3 inches with the additional strap. I've linked the page to all their racks that come with the Fat Bike compatibility to assist. The Sherpa will not adapt for that size tire, but there are other options that will work. The bike carriers that will adapt to fit the 4.8 inch tires are the Kuat NV 2.0 Base Rack # BA22B, the Kuat NV 2.0 for...
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  • Can the Kuat NV # BA22B Be Used on Bikes With Front Fenders
  • As long as the fender is tightly installed on the bike and the hook is attached to the fender as close as possible to the top tube of the bike, the # BA22B should carry the town bike you mentioned with no problem whatsoever. I spoke with one of my contacts at Kuat, who uses the very same rack to carry his wife's bike that has fenders, and he says it works very well. The inside of the hooks are padded, but you can place a towel or other piece of cloth between the hook and the fender if...
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  • Electric Bike Hitch Mounted Rack Fit on a Jeep Wrangler with Rear Spare Tire
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier for Electric Bicycles - 2" Hitch - Tilting # HR1450Z-E will not fit on your Jeep with the spare mounted to the back, the shank is not long enough to clear your spare tire. The measurement from the face of the hitch to the closest part of the rack is 7-1/2 inches when in use and 5-1/4 inches when folded. The Thule T2 classic # TH9044 will work with bikes loaded but will not fold with the spare. The closest bike carrier rail is 19...
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  • Platform Bike Rack for Jeep Wrangler To Clear Spare Tire
  • A hitch extender such as the 7" Brophy # HE06 cannot be used with both the Yakima HoldUp EVO # Y02479 according to Yakima, though there are no such distinctions made for the Thule T2 Pro XTB # TH9034XT. It should be noted that using an extender does reduce your hitch capacity by 50 percent, including the tongue weight. There is another option I recommend looking at that has more than 11 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack and like the other...
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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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  • Dimension/Clearance Dimensions Between Kuat NV and NV Base Bike Racks
  • The big difference is the bike stand that the NV 2.0 part # NV22G comes with and the lack of it on the # BA22B which is the base model of this rack. For the NV 2.0 here are the dimensions: Closest part of rack when folded down: 10-1/2" Closest part of rack when folded up: 7" Farthest part of rack when folded down: 33" Farthest part of rack when folded up: 18-1/2" For the base model here are the dimensions: Closest part of rack when folded down: 11-3/4" Closest part of rack...
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  • Can the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Carry a Bike with a 48 Wheelbase
  • Since the max wheelbase of the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22B is 47" your bike with a 48" wheelbase won't fit but I do have a different recommendation for you. The Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B is the next step up to the Sherpa 2.0 in regards to Kuat bike racks and it is compatible with your 48" wheelbase. The NV 2.0 Base also comes with bike and rack locks, is a wheel mount platform rack, and has the tilting/folding functions along with the anti-rattle knob at the front of the base assembly. The...
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  • How to Use the Cable Lock That Comes with the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B
  • The integrated cable locks that come on the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B automatically lock when you connect the 2 ends together. When you put the key in and turn it you are actually unlocking it which is why they pop out. If you skip to the 4:15 mark on the linked review video you can see how the cable lock automatically locks.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Heavy Cruiser and Vintage Bikes on a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I am happy to hear about the hitch for your 2014 Subaru Outback! Now we need to get you set up with a bike rack. The Kuat NV 2.0 base, # BA22B, is a great bike rack. However, the hook cannot clamp down on bikes with fenders. It needs direct contact with the tire. But not to worry because there are other options. The Saris Freedom # SA4412B is my choice. It is rated for 60 pounds per bike and the frame clamps can move and rotate to accommodate just about any bike style. I have linked...
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