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Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

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Premium rack has arms that deploy with the tap of a lever, making loading and unloading bikes almost effortless. Arms hold your bikes securely by the wheels. Built-in LEDs use your vehicle's 4-way plug to sync with your brake lights. 1-800-496-5010 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number KU98VR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - KU98VR

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Wheel Mount
  • Kuat
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

Premium rack has arms that deploy with the tap of a lever, making loading and unloading bikes almost effortless. Arms hold your bikes securely by the wheels. Built-in LEDs use your vehicle's 4-way plug to sync with your brake lights.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Ratcheting arms with hydro-pneumatic pistons deploy with the tap of a lever for easy bike loading
    • U-shaped bridges with tire-size selector hold your bikes securely by the wheels
  • Cradle-less wheel trays allow bikes to be rolled front to back to prevent handlebar contact
  • Integrated LED brake lights and turn signals increase safety and visibility
    • 4-Way flat trailer plug connects to your vehicle's 4-way connector
  • Spring-loaded foot and hand pedal lets you tilt and fold the rack with ease
    • Tilts with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Tool-free installation with flatlock cam system
    • Tightens rack inside your hitch to reduce movement and noise
  • Keyed-alike locks deter theft of your bikes and the rack
  • 1-Bike or 2-bike add-on (sold separately) lets you carry 3 or 4 bikes
  • Telescoping aluminum ramp (sold separately) helps you load heavy e-bikes
  • Strap kit (sold separately) lets you carry bikes with fenders
  • Gray powder coated aluminum rack and steel hitch are corrosion resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 67 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 18" - 29"
  • Maximum tire width: 5"
  • Maximum bike wheelbase: 53"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 10-1/8"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 6-3/8"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded down: 29-3/8"
  • Carrier weight: 60 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, RVs, motorhomes, towable campers, and flat-towed vehicles

Pivoting Arms with Hydro-Pneumatic Struts and Adjustable Bridges

Kuat Piston Pro X ratcheting hooks

The Piston Pro X has arms with hydro-pneumatic struts that deploy automatically by simply tapping the release levers, so you can easily load your bikes with both hands. They operate like the gas struts on your SUV that lift and support the rear hatch. The struts have a Kashima coating that keeps friction low, so they'll always open smoothly and in a controlled manner, even when exposed to water, mud, and road grime.


Kuat Piston Pro X ratcheting hooks

To load your bikes, tap the levers to deploy the hydro-pneumatic arms, set your bikes on the trays, and rotate the arms up over the wheels. Ratchets hold the arms in place, so once you squeeze the arms against the wheels there's nothing left to do. When you're ready to unload your bikes, tap the levers to release the arms - it's that simple.


Kuat Piston Pro X ratcheting hooks

The U-shaped arms have bridges that secure your bikes firmly by the wheel, so they won't scratch or scuff the bike's frame. Each arm has labelled settings for its bridge - 20", 24", 26", 27.5" and 29" tires. Just pinch the spring-loaded levers on each bridge and slide it to the corresponding tire size for each bike - no tools required.


Grooved Wheel Trays

Kuat Piston Pro X front wheel cradles

The Piston Pro X doesn't have cradles for the wheels like most platform-style bike racks. Instead, it has wheel trays that allow you to position your bikes on the rack exactly where you want them, not where the cradles dictate you place them. This helps prevent your handlebars and other bike parts from bumping into each other. Additionally, the trays have grooves in the tracks that accommodate narrow 18c road bike tires up to 5.0" fat bike tires.


Spring-Loaded Hand and Foot Pedal for Tilting and Folding

Kuat Piston Pro X Complete SecurityKuat Piston Pro X Installation

The rack tilts down with your bikes loaded. So, whether you're at the trail or the grocery store, you don't have to remove your bikes to access your cargo area. It also folds up when not in use. This leaves a smaller footprint, so you can keep the rack on your vehicle to park in your garage. And if you want to remove it, it doesn't take up as much space to store it.


Kuat Piston Pro X rear wheel cradle

The spring-loaded hand and foot pedal is easily accessible when the rack is tilted up. When you're ready to load your bikes, simply step on the pedal and lower the rack with both hands. To tilt the rack with bikes loaded, reach under your front bike and pull up on the pedal with your hand. No more crawling through your bikes or squeezing between the rack and the vehicle to hit the tilt release lever. To return it to the upright position, pull up on the lever and raise the rack until it clicks into position.


Built-In Brake Lights and Turn Signals

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To keep you visible and safe, the Piston Pro X has built-in LED brake lights and turn signals. The lights are powered via the built-in wiring harness that plugs into your vehicle's existing 4-way connector. The lights are visible whether the rack is in use or in the stowed position.


Easy Installation

Kuat Piston Pro X Installation

The rack is easy to install. Just slide the shank into your hitch and use the included security tool to tighten the flatlock cam. As you tighten the cam, an anti-rattle wedge is deployed inside the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection.


Kuat Piston Pro X Complete Security

The security tool has a hollow-point hex indentation, so it can only be used with the Piston Pro X. This helps keep the rack secure on your vehicle. When you're done using it, simply lock it in place in the compartment at the front of the rack.


Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Kuat Piston Pro X integrated cable lockKuat Piston Pro X hitch lock

A cable lock is included to secure your bikes to the rack. The 12-mm thick, braided steel cable threads through your bike's frames, and locks back into the rack. The cable has a soft rubber cover that won't scratch or scuff your bikes' paint. A stainless steel hitch lock is also included to secure the rack to your vehicle.


Available Accessories

Kuat Piston Pro X Ramp

An aluminum ramp (sold separately) lets you roll your heavy e-bikes on and off the rack - no heavy lifting required. The ramp telescopes to ensure it touches the ground so you don't have to lift your bike at all. It can also be used to decrease the angle of approach to make loading even easier.


Kuat Piston Pro X Ramp

A hook-and-loop strap kit (sold separately) lets you carry bikes with fenders. The Fender Kit Only setting on each arm indicates where to place the straps so they don't make contact with your bike's fenders.


1-Bike or 2-bike add-on (sold separately) lets you easily convert the rack to carry 3 or 4 bikes.



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Customer Reviews

Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - KU98VR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Premium rack has arms that deploy with the tap of a lever, making loading and unloading bikes almost effortless. Arms hold your bikes securely by the wheels. Built-in LEDs use your vehicle's 4-way plug to sync with your brake lights.

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Very easy to put together. Solid rack. Had an NV 2.0 already but wanted the newer rack with the lighting as I think its more safe




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Assembly was painless and the product is solid.




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Seems very well made and easy to use, I also have Kuat NV 2.0 , both are great racks




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  • Add On Options for the Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack
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    There is indeed a loading ramp for the Kuat Piston Pro X bike rack, and is the following part number: - Loading Ramp for Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack # KU63VR The Loading Ramp # KU63VR will fit both the 1-1/4" hitch and 2" hitch versions of the Pro X: - 1-1/4" Hitch: Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack for 2 Bikes # KU48VR - 2" Hitch: Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack for 2 Bikes # KU98VR
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    Yes, the Curt trailer wiring harness part # C56045 that fits your 2011 Volvo XC90 will work with the light kit of your Kuat Piston Pro bike rack # KU98VR. This provides a 4-way connector which is the style of connector the Piston Pro needs.
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