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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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Is this right for you? Product Expert Matthew S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want a rack that's going to look great on your vehicle
  • Have carbon frame or custom painted bikes
  • Want to be able to use both hands to lower and raise the rack

No, if you:

  • Don't want to pay a premium price for a 2-bike rack
  • Want a rack that includes an emergency repair stand
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

  • Platform Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Kuat
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 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

Item # BA22B

Installation Details BA22B Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions BA22B Installation instructions




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   (86 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.

- BA22B
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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



- BA22B
by:

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



- BA22B
by:

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



- BA22B
by:

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



- BA22B
by:

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



- BA22B
by:

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



- BA22B
by:

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



- BA22B
by:

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



- BA22B
by:

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



- BA22B
by:

High quality materials. Simple enough to assemble. All the tools you needs are included in the kit, and they are actually properly sized for the job at hand. Instructions are maybe an 8 out 7 - better than most but could do with a little more illustrations. Three suggestions, if I may. 1) When the early step says to turn the unit upside down, the front tire cradle keeps it from laying flat on the ground. This makes it difficult to install the long connecting bolts. You should suggest that the assembly be put up on blocks or to hang the cradle off the end of something (see my picture with the end hanging off of a deck walkway). This makes the whole thing lay flat to ease alignment if the connecting bolts. 2) For that same step, a trimetric view would me more helpful than the plan view. 3) when tightening the long bolts, care must be taken so that the Allen wrench doesn’t chip up the rack paint. I fixed this by wrapping the wrench with some painters tape (see pic). You might want to add this tip as it was obvious to me that Kuat tries to make a great set of instructions. The rack itself operates beautifully. I expect years of solid service from this unit. Ps. The ramp accessory works great too. 853979



- BA22B
by:

This is a great platform rack, it's high quality construction and built to last. The adjustable hitch shim system makes it very easy to eliminate any play in the receiver. Comes with a hitch pin lock that is keyed the same as the integrated cable bike locks. Will fit a wide variety of bike styles, although kids' bikes may need the available adapter. High capacity, will easily carry two ebikes. Fat tire kit (longer strap) included. Can expand to a 4 bike system. My box was missing one nut which was easily obtained at my local hardware. Pricey, but knowing your bikes are secure is worth it. 824866



- BA22B
by:

Great product. Amazing delivery time! 822754



- BA22B
by:

Just love ordering from eTrailer. Great products, amazing prices, and most importantly great service! I order quite a bit of "stuff" and always appreciate this company. I just received my Kuat NV 2.0 and just love it! 822524



- BA22B
by:

loving this so far. So much easier to transport the bikes. We will see how it does on a long car trip next week. 821094



- BA22B
by:

Excellent product and service. Highly r ecommended 797249



- BA22B
by:

Received the rack last Thursday and so far it has worked very well for our two Specialized E bikes. Thank you. 795144



- BA22B
by:

I recieved great service, a very good price, and free shipping for my bike rack. The assembly was very straight forward. I’m looking forward to many fine trips with the Kuat bike rack. 790561



- BA22B
by:

took a long while to decide on which make and model to get. extremely pleased with the fit and finish. bikes load easily and the unit is extremely sturdy works as advertised 786993



- BA22B
by:

Looks great, works well, locks down and doesn’t rattle. Easily carries my wife’s 67 pound E bike. We are happy with this bike carrier. 768339



- BA22B
by:

Product shipped on time and in perfect shape. It was exactly what I needed for my bikes. Will definitely order from etrailer again. 764845



- BA22B
by:

looks great, fast service always happy with etrailer. I am missing one lock nut easy to pick one up at hardware store. very happy with purchase 760682



- BA22B
by:

Great product, very well made! 760308



- BA22B
by:

High quality & super sturdy. It looks awesome also. 733347



- BA22B
by:

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



- BA22B
by:

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 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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  • How To Use Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack On a 2017 Honda CR-V
    The Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack part # BA22B is an excellent option and it will work well on a 2017 Honda CR-V. In order to use the Kuat NV 2.0 I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98848 which is a custom bolt-on fit with hidden design and matte finish which are going to give the trailer hitch the best overall look once installed. The Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack with etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver will work perfectly with one another on a 2017 Honda CR-V.
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  • Can Tailgate of 2016 Chevy Colorado Open When Using Kuat NV Bike Rack?
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