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Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Matte Black

Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - 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 premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It holds 2 e-bikes, it's safe for carbon frames, and you can install a work stand (sold separately) for on-the-go repairs. Call 800-298-1624 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 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Matte Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - BA22B

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

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


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


  • 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 (sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width:
    • With standard wheel straps: 3.0"
    • With fat bike straps: 5.0"
  • 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

Rotating Arms with Ratcheting Wheel Hooks

Kuat NV 2.0 wheel hooks

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

Large Front Wheel Cradles

Kuat NV 2.0 front wheel cradles

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

Sliding Ratcheting Straps

Kuat NV 2.0 ratcheting straps

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

Foot Lever for Easy Tilting and Folding

Kuat NV 2.0 foot lever

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

Kuat NV 2.0 tilting rackKuat NV 2.0 folding rack

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

Optional Repair Stand

Kuat NV 2.0 Trail Doc

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

Tool-Free Installation with Anti-Rattle Device

Kuat NV 2.0 anti-rattle device

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

Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Kuat NV 2.0 locking cable

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

Kuat NV 2.0 locking hitch pin

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

BA22B Kuat Envy 2.0 Base 2 Bike Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches - Tray Style - Aluminum - Matte Black

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Customer Reviews

Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Matte Black - BA22B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (207 Customer Reviews)

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

- BA22B

Easy to build, very sturdy! I haven't used it much yet, but so far so good! I had a Thule single bike rack before and I like this much better, even for just one bike.

- BA22B

Buy with confidence if you are here shopping for new bike racks you can already appreciate the vast amount of information provide to consumers to make an informed decision speak for an end user I love the Kuat NV 2.0 rack it assembled very easily 5 bolts to install and hex key is provided no additional tools are need the rack is very solid and sturdy the tilt feature is very smooth and works effortlessly as demonstrated on the websites video and as you can see for yourselves they are priced competitively what else can I say that etrailer hasn’t already covered other than the all black mat colored model finish on the rack isn’t the same as the grey and black with the orange rails it’s more rough texture finish not smoooth automotive like finish on the other two models don’t get me wrong this isn’t a con by any means this is exactly what I was looking for but I do have to say the smooth high quality finish of the other two models is very easy to clean just use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe down dust.

- BA22B

This bike rack is a beast! Took about 30 minutes to assemble, directions were straightforward and the materials are of the highest quality. Easily holds our Townie Electra (w/GeoOrbital electric wheels). The additional ramp (purchased with this order) makes loading the 48 pound bikes a breeze to load!

- BA22B

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.

- BA22B

Works great. Install was easy. My only question was - after everything is installed, and the security lock in place - it's kind of loose - the lock slides left and right when you make turns. Is it by design?

- BA22B

the rack is nicer than I thought. Easy to assemble and looks great on my expedition. Here are a few pictures, feel free to use them if they're worthy. Thanks for you help and input.

- BA22B

Tara at etrailer is the best! Very knowledgeable, very helpful, keeps you well-informed. Kuat make the best rack, so simple to use. I bought two of them, one for my wife’s car. Well made, sturdy, bike don’t move at all. I can literally have a bike on ready to go in less that a minute.

- BA22B

This is a great bike rack for heavy bikes. We carry an e-bike that weighs close to 60 lbs. and it is perfect. It's actually our second of these bike racks, we decided we needed one on each truck. Excellent bike rack!

- BA22B

First bike rack I purchased and it’s great. Easy to assemble and to hitch to the car. Quick and easy to load bikes and they feel really secure during the ride. Enough space to access the trunk. Looks great!

- BA22B

Perfect bike rack! Well-made, sturdy, and the platform style is super easy to use. I never worry about my bike budging an inch while on highways and bumpy roads. Was backordered forever but worth the wait!

- BA22B

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.

- BA22B

Bike rack has been holding up great. We haven't used it extensively but it has stayed on our Subaru this entire year. Did take it on a ~80 minute drive at highway speeds loaded with 4 bikes and it did great. I self installed (thanks to the instructions here) and there is no sign of any loosening of the rack. The latch for lowering it is still working fine after a year of near daily use (loading groceries in the trunk, etc). In all very happy with the purchase from etrailer, especially the self-install instructions which were great and saved several $100s over a Subaru factory install.

- BA22B

This rack is perhaps the best bike rack I have ever bought. It shipped quickly and came in undamaged. It is heavy and very well built. If you are looking for one tough rack buy this one!

- BA22B

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.

- BA22B

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.

- BA22B

Great build quality, took me about 10 minutes to put together. Once tightened, everything is rock solid on the hitch. It's also quite low profile when in "stow" mode and in my car leaves decent clearance for backup cameras.

- BA22B

Excellent, very excited to do some trips with our bikes. I'm not a handy kind of guy so assembly was difficult. Get help for that, it's also heavy. But it looks great, does not rattle or make any noise when driving. We loaded our 2 beach cruisers and took it for a spin.

- BA22B

Excellent bike rack. I love the quality of the rack and the locking ball bearing that keeps the rack from moving around. The built in cable lock system is also very neat and tidy. etrailer was a pleasure to deal with during this purchase process. Their communication was excellent and they gave me product updates from the very beginning.

- BA22B

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.

- BA22B

It took my wife and I about 20 minutes to assemble. Very well built and I think a great value for the money. Putting on our Honda CR-V tomorrow and trying it out. I have an e-bike and we will be using it to do a lot of road trips. Very appreciative of E-Trailer for getting our bike rack to us in a timely fashion at a great price.

- BA22B

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.

Great Bike Rack. Strong, sturdy, easy to use.
Great B - 07/31/2020

- BA22B

We got the bike rack over the weekend, it's on the car and we used it today. Super easy to put the bikes on and off. We have a Pilot and the trunk can open w/o having to move the rack even when it's fully collapsed to the car. The directions to put together were a little challenging, the only reason I didn't give it a 5. But when together and on the car - it's great.

- BA22B

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

- BA22B

I've consistently used this rack for over a year now - hauling 29ers and fat bikes (with strap extension). The rack is super easy to use and sturdy. I'd say the sun/weather is starting to take its toll on the rack though - branding is completely faded, the wheel extensions have completely lost their smooth functioning (requires adding grease/lubricant a lot). The straps have held up pretty well, none of them have broken yet. One major bummer is the pivoting of the rack (when trying to pivot away from the vehicle. It actually does not pivot down enough to be able to use the tailgate of my truck, which is the purpose of that feature. The tailgate would hit the rack and damage the tailgate, so I can't use that. I hope to get many more years of the rack, but overall I'm very happy with it.

- BA22B

Great addition to the base. This allows for two more bikes. It took a fair bit to get everything, but let me tell you, this customer service is top notch. There were supply chain issues and well, not much we could do about that. Quite happy.

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  • Best Bike Rack For A Jeep Wrangler
    My favorite rack for Jeeps especially is the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B. It comes in different colors which is nice but it can also be added on to. You can make the NV hold three bikes with this add on # KU97FR or it can carry 4 bikes with this add on # BA02B. Depending on your spare tire, you may need a little more space so you can fold the rack up. A hitch extender # HL20B would work but it will cut your jeeps capacity in half. If you didn't have extremely heavy bikes you could use an extender...
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    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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  • Bike Rack Similar to Kuat NV That Can be Used with Bikes with Fenders
    We have similar platform bike racks that are as nice as the Kuat NV part # BA22B but if you have a front fender on the bike we can't recommend this rack as the arm needs to grab the tire where the fender is. Instead I'd recommend the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 as it grabs the frame of the bikes, is lighter weight, comes with ramps to make for easy loading/unloading and has a higher weight capacity of 65 lbs per bike. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well.
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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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