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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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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
  • Class 3
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • 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

Installation Details BA22B 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   (67 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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High quality & super sturdy. It looks awesome also. 733347



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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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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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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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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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  • 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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  • Recommended Bike Rack for a 2019 Ford F-250 with 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
    For your 2019 Ford F-250, I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack part # BA22B which will do an excellent job with your two e-bikes. The Kuat NV 2.0 is one of the more quality, well made bike racks on the market. It has a wheel mount design so it won't be a problem with your lack of a horizontal frame tube and it has a 60 lb per bike weight capacity. The main reason however that I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 is because it has a one-piece 2" shank. The majority of bike racks...
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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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  • Will Kuat NV 2.0 Fit 2017 Jeep Wrangler with 2 Receiver Extension Being Used
    It is possible to use an extender like the 7" Brophy # HE06 so that the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B clears the tire on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler but even with it clearing the spare tire you wouldn't have complete access to your rear hatch area. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack is 11-3/4" so just add 7" to that measurement to get an idea of where the bike rack will sit. If rear hatch access is something that you are wanting/needing then we still have a...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Determine if Kuat NV Bike Rack Will Allow Truck Tailgate to Open
    The Kuat NV 2.0 Base bike rack # BA22B measures 11-7/8 inches tall from the center of the hitch receiver opening to the top of the rack closest to the vehicle when the arms are folded down. Lower your tailgate and measure from the center of the hitch opening to the bottom of the tailgate. If that measurement is more than 11-7/8 inches then you can lower the tailgate on your 2018 Ford F-150. I will include a picture to this page showing many of the key measurements of the bike rack.
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  • Can Tailgate of 2016 Chevy Colorado Open When Using Kuat NV Bike Rack?
    The answer is going to depend on how much room you have between the top of your 2015-2017 Chevy Colorado's trailer hitch and its tailgate. The Kuat NV # BA22B will be roughly 8 inches above the hitch receiver opening when the arms are folded down, so you would need to have more than that amount of space between the top of your hitch and when the tailgate is folded down. I've added links to video reviews of this bike rack for you to take a look at.
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  • Height of Kuat NV Base Bike Rack BA22B When Folded Up In Vehicle Hitch
    When the Kuat NV part # BA22B is folded up the height of it measured from the center of the hitch pin hole to the very top of the rack when folded is 24-3/4 inches. The only bike rack we offer that comes with a ramp is the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 which was designed specifically for heavier e-bikes like yours. It's overall height when folded is 26-3/4 inches. I attached a review video link for these racks for you to check out as well.
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    The Kuat NV Base 2.0 part # BA22B would have plenty of clearance to fit past the spare of your 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. It has a distance of 11-3/4 inches from it's hitch pin hole to the nearest portion of the rack when folded down. Normally that is enough clearance for every vehicle with the exception of Jeep Wranglers that have large spares on the rear of them but you can measure from the pin hole on your hitch out to the furthest point out on the spare and if you get less than 11-3/4...
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    You can easily turn your Kuat NV 2.0 2-bike rack into a 4-bike rack a few times a year when you go camping; all you need to do is get the 2-bike add-on and it is very easily installed or removed. If you take a look at the video I linked and go to about the 1:30 mark you can see the add-on being installed. To make your Kuat NV 2.0 a 4-bike rack you simply need to match it with the appropriate add-on. I will list the 2-bike racks and the appropriate add-on for it: - Kuat NV 2.0 Base...
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  • Can the Kuat NV 2.0 Be Used for Two E-Bikes
    Yes, the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack part # BA22B has a 60 lb per bike weight capacity so it would easily support your two 53 lb e-bikes. If the battery weighed under 7 lbs then you could leave that installed as well. The Kuat NV 2.0 is one of the most secure and stable bike racks on the market so I don't think you will have any issues with your e-bikes. The weight capacity of these bikes racks are often conservative figures anyhow so I wouldn't be worried even if you are right...
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  • Expanding a Kuat NV 2.0 Base Trailer Hitch Receiver Bike Rack
    The Kuat Base NV 2.0, part # BA22B actually has its own add on kit as part # BA02B. According to Kuat, the parts are not compatible between the NV 2.0 and the Base NV 2.0. I've included a video review of the Base rack so you can see how it works.
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    I have just what you need; if the bike has a 20" wheel, the Children's Bike Adapter for Kuat Sherpa 2.0, NV 2.0, and NV 2.0 Base Bike Racks # 016-025-00-00 is the correct adapter that you can use to mount your son's BMX bike on your Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B. If the bike has a different sized wheel, please let me know and I can look for an alternate solution. I've also attached some brief videos about this adapter that show how it is used on your Kuat NV 2.0 platform rack.
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