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Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Metallic Black

Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Metallic 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 locks and a built-in repair stand. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number NV12B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Metallic 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 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • 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 locks and a built-in repair stand.


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
  • Built-in bike repair stand 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
  • Metallic black and anodized gray powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) 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:
    • With standard wheel straps: 3"
    • With fat bike straps (APBK - sold separately): 4.9"
  • 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: 10-1/2"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 7-7/8"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded down: 33"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 18-1/2"
  • 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 NV22G loaded on vehicle

The Kuat NV platform-style rack lets you transport 2 bikes of almost any size, shape, or frame style. Ratcheting wheel hooks and sliding wheel trays 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 an integrated work stand 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 (NV22G - sold separately) lets you easily convert the NV to a 4-bike rack.


Adjustable Arms with Ratcheting Wheel Hooks

Kuat NV22G ratcheeting wheel hooks

The NV has ratcheting hooks that 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.


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.


Extra-Wide Front Wheel Cradles

Kuat NV22G sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting strapsKuat NV22G sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps

The front wheel cradles are extra-wide to accommodate fat bike wheels. You can adjust the cradles to 3 different postions using the included Allen key that is stored in the compartment at the back of the rack. This will provide the best fit for your bike's wheelbase.


Sliding Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Straps

Kuat NV22G sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps

The NV 2.0 has ratcheting rear-wheel straps that slide along the wheel trays to accommodate bikes of different lengths. A quick-release button on each strap buckle makes it easy to free the rear wheel to remove your bikes. An extender strap is included for use with 1 fat bike. Additional extender straps (APBK - sold separately) are available if you have more than 1 fat bike.


Folding and Tilting Design

Kuat NV22G hitch tightening adjustment knob

The NV has a lever on the base that 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 NV22G tilting and folding design

The rack tilts down - with or without bikes loaded - so you can access your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Kuat NV22G tilting and folding design

When the rack is unloaded you can pull the top of the lever with your hand to 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.


Built-In Repair Stand

Kuat NV22G built-in repair stand

The Trail Doc is a handy, built-in bike 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. It comes installed on the base rack, but can easily be removed and reinstalled to the front of the add-on when you're using the full 4-bike rack. The Trail Doc is attached to the rack with 4 hex-head bolts. 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.


Kuat NV22G adjustable built-in stand

You can reposition your bike on the Trail Doc. Easy-to-use pressure clamps let you raise or lower the stand, rotate it on its base, and rotate the clamp arm. And the TPE padding on the clamp protects your bike's frame and finish.


Tool-Free Installation with Anti-Rattle Device

Kuat NV22G 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 NV22G integrated cable lock

The NV 2.0 includes integrated cable locks that lets you secure your bikes to the rack. A 1/4" thick, braided steel cable extends from each wheel tray, threads through your bike's frame, and locks back onto itself.


Kuat NV22G integrated cable lock

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.



NV12B Kuat Envy 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4-Inch Hitches - Tray Style - Wheel Mount - Aluminum - Metallic Black and Gray Anodize

Replaces N102

Item # NV12B

Installation Details NV12B Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Metallic Black - NV12B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (152 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 locks and a built-in repair stand.

- NV12B
by:

Arrived in great shape, no dings or missing parts. Got it together with the help of my daughter and studying the assembly diagram closely. Ended up putting it together on the dining room table. Can't wait to use it! 806514



- NV12B
by:

Love this bike rack! The NV 2.0 firmly keeps my road bike and beach cruiser securely in place. The added lock is a great feature for keeping the bikes safe after a day of riding. Even on my tiny Corolla the rack looks and fits great. I never have to worry about the bikes when they're locked onto the NV 2.0 678222



- NV22B
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I am very impressed with the quality and it was very easy to put together. Etrailer was awesome and very prompt shipment. 598947



- NV22B-NA22B
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I have had my Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Metallic Black for a month now. Amazing engineering. Solid rack. I have four or five old (cheaper) racks and this is the best rack I have ever seen by far. Extremely happy with this. I will reserve comment on whether or not a bike rack should cost $xx.xx but it’s a great rack. Possible improvements: 1) The rack is just too heavy. With the amazing engineers that worked on this, knocking 10 lbs off the rack would be easy. I know it is one of the lighter ones available but it is still too heavy. The center rail is all steel and the heaviest part. The outer part of the swing arms are steel (inner part is aluminum). The arms have really nice bushings on the hinges. The whole thing is amazing, well-built, and well-engineered. IDEA 1: lightweight the center rail by using U-lube instead of square tube. Or just make holes through the top and bottom of he square rail. IDEA 2) The Aluminum platforms are amazing. But use less Al and more plastic. The ones for the back tire add significant weight. 2) Someone came up with a great idea for dealing with one aspect of the weight problem. One problem is that at 54 lbs. when you put it in the receiver it’s hard to align the hitch pin hole by yourself. So I kludged up a stop using a ring clamp and some plastic tubing. I was going to tap a hole in the center rail for a stop screw but then I could not adjust the depth for different vehicles. So I went with the ring clamp. When installing it (see photo) I noticed that someone already had a great idea and tapped a hole to add a stop. I assume there is an adjustable clip that is secured by the recessed screw. But I did not receive the clip. I just have a beautifully designed tapped hole and recessed screw with no way to use it. Probably an easy answer to this one but i didn't get a clip and didn't see this referenced in the instructions at all. 3) Back tire surface. It almost doesn’t matter where you ride the mountain bike, somewhere along the trial there is sandy, gravely surface that gets on your tires. I have gone in five ‘dirt’ trails and covered my tires with smooth mud thinking that I wasn’t going to hit sand. Then when I get back to the parking lot the mud collects the sandy gravel—either in the gravel parking lot or at the edge of the asphalt lot. Then I put the bike on the beautiful smooth aluminum carrier and scratch it. There should be an improvement to resurface the area where the back tire goes. It looks like there has been some weak attempt to provide a plastic coat but it doesn’t work. I am going to buy some rubberized truck-bed liner or spray rubberized spray rust proofer to refinish this. 4) Last possible improvement. The only people that should be buying this bike rack are people with high end mountain bikes. The reason for the platform carrier is to accommodate the odd frame geometry of mountain bikes and to protect the full suspension from dangling and getting air in the cylinders. If you have a full carbon road bike then just hang it on the back of your car with a $200 bike rack. And no one is going to carry $120 steel Walmart BLO’s with a $xx.xx platform carrier. They are going to strap them to the roof of their minivan. So you could even make this carry less weight capacity to make it lighter. And just tell people to put the 60 lb bike (like ebikes) closest to vehicle and lighter bikes in the back. EVERYONE has a lighter bike… either aluminum, carbon, or just a kids bike. This rack can carry 250 lbs of bikes (4 x 60+). The market for carrying 250lbs of bikes is nearly zero. delivery was perfect. Assembly was easy with two people; probably could do it with one. As you can tell, it is a real stretch to find anything wrong with this. But my minor comments are above. 793459



- NV22G-NA22G
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Easily assembled with 2 people. Came packaged wonderfully. 387936


Comments
Great carrier. The few times we have used it we could not have been more satisfied. Keeps our expensive bikes very secure.
Don F - 06/02/2018

39150

- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Well engineered and extremely well built! I’ll never use anything but a Kuat again. Thank you for a great transaction! 772943



- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Kuat had to replace all my locks twice... if Kuat made their design so locks were not in line with muffler I think there would have been less issues with cable locks... also wish kuat could design a softer hitch for the front wheel to rest in so there is no chance of paint on the fork of bike getting scratched or damaged... always have to carry an old towel as a barrier 610167


Comments
Good. Some of the parts had to be replaced multiple times due to weathering. The locks have been the biggest issue for me with the rack. They never work consistently due to design. If it was possible to get locks insulated from elements the rack would be [two thumbs up] ..... I never know when I travel if I’m going to have to lock my bike in the car or to the rack. Hopefully someone will engineer a replacement part to fix this problem. Other then that it’s a fantastic bike rack and simple to use.
Jason - 03/05/2020

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Comments
Also , I noticed that if muffler is right in line with bike rack the condensation from muffler hitting rack increases the weather of locks on Kuat
Jason - 03/05/2020

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- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


eTrailer had a misunderstanding of their inventory and I needed this for a biking trip on Memorial Day. They made it right by paying for expedited shipping and received a hitch and this bike rack on Friday in time for the weekend. Installation was easy, just make sure (for this hitch and setup) that you have a 17/32" drill bit. We didn't have one so I picked up a 9/16" (18/32") and that did the job. The video that shows fishing the fish through the holes in the chassis and pulling the bolts and plates through really works as advertised, I was impressed. Mind you, this was all for the 2" hitch, but The bike rack itself is easy put bikes on and off, and comes with a locking mechanism which is handy. If I were going to be parked somewhere I doubted the security for more than just an hour or so, I might consider one more bike lock strung around the bike(s) just for ease of mine. The locking hitch pin is a nice piece of mind too. The ability for this rack to tilt both vertically to reduce your vehicle's profile as well as backwards even with the bike on (for easy access to the hatch), is extremely handy. Cannot recommend this enough! 257731



- NV22G
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I tried to pick the best bike hitch rack on the market and I think I succeeded with the Kuat NV 2.0. Took about 20 minutes to unbox and assemble, quite simple and included all the tools necessary. Rack is VERY stout but along with the stiffness goes a significant amount of weight. The most pleasant surprise was the significant savings that showed up in my cart when I went to purchase, did not show on the discounted price on the main product page. Bought my trailer hitch from them too because they had the lowest delivered price. etrailer will be my 1st "go-to" from now on, customer for life! 479474


Comments
Still by far the best hitch mounted bike rack on the market.
Gene - 02/27/2019

49928

- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


This bike rack was exactly as shown on the website and arrived in excellent conditions with all parts included and clear assembly instructions. While I was doing the assembly, which is not difficult, a number of passersby stopped to observe and comment as to the high quality of the product. Great bike rack with very good operating characteristics. Well designed. 711447



- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Satisfied 710634



- NV22G
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


The process has been very easy. From order to on time delivery to assembly. This rack arrived today, I set a half hour aside for assembly. You will need nothing for this easy job. The Allen wrench is included with the rack. Follow the directions and you'll be very happy. As you can see in the two photos, the bikes are on the rack with ease. I have not driven yet, but shook the bikes by hand and rocked them around pretty good. Very little movement, very solid. The rack is a bit more expensive than others, but with its good looks, the ease of operation, and solid construction, I couldn't be happier. Linc 378847



- NV12G
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I love my Küat. It is secure and so easy to mount bikes, my wife loves it too. The work stand is a nice bonus too. 97698


Comments
After a year I still love my Kuat. It has made a bunch of trips to Vermont from here in Connecticut without a problems or hiccups. I have had quite a few comments on it, folks thought it looked unique and very secure. I really appreciate the integrated locking cable, it gives me piece of mind that my bikes are safe. My only problem was with the locking pin for the work stand which broke shortly after I got it. The folks from Kuat quickly sent me a replacement though, the gentleman I talked to was very helpful. All in all, this rack is well worth the price in my opinion.
Doug A - 08/31/2014

6580

- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Well, well, made! It is heavy and I'd certainly like to see it become lighter. Rear wheel tie down strap could use a slot on the back to slip the strap into while loading/unloading to keep it out of the way. Some other racks have this. I'd like to see the add-on bike clamp have a securing key to keep from having it stolen or having to remove to keep safe and be longer if possible. I truly think it is great though. 511064


Comments
Cant say enough about it. Been a year now and it still works and looks like new. Yes I take good care of my things but it has been a great product to have. Very well made.
Joe G - 05/20/2019

55475

- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Rack arrived today. I will not lie, it is heavy and therefore cumbersome to assemble. Despite that, I was able to assemble and install it in just under one hour. I did this on my own, another person would have cut this time in half. The rack checks all the boxes of wants and needs. That same weight noted before makes it rock solid. The anti-rattle feature to tighten the hitch is wonderful. Handle/pedal to change from upright position to bike holding rack to tilt away from my Subaru 2010 Forester was incredibly simple and smooth. I was all set to buy the Thule T2 Pro XT 2 and a friend told me about this Kuat NV 2.0. I am so happy. I knew it was more expensive, but free shipping and price was discounted at checkout when I purchased it from etrailer.com. Great surprise. This rack is well thought out, has superb quality features, and I am convinced that I made the best choice. All things aside, it also really looks nice. 498287


Comments
One-year later and still just as satisfied and just as impressed. Need a bike rack, this is the one you need. I am particular and particularly impressed.
Marc - 04/19/2019

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- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I did a lot of research on tray racks and had narrowed it down to Thule, 1up, and Kuat. Then I started looking at what other riders were using. I didn’t see any 1ups where I ride, but I did see a lot of Thules and Kuats. Thule owners are happy with their racks but Kuat owners are FANATICS! Nearly every Kuat owner was a “brand ambassador.” So far this rack had really lived up to the hype....I guess I am now a Kuat brand ambassador too! (Assembly tip: assemble upside down and use foam or pillows to prop up center piece as you align the arms.) 544574



- NV22G
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I have a great rack! (actually my wife does) I have 5 or 6 friends that use this rack and grew weary of throwing my bike on top of the Outback. Additionally my wife has become interested in venturing off on her own and cannot put a bike on top her outback. etrailer shipped promptly, and the product arrived in good shape, note: there were a few spots where the parts had jostled around in the box slightly and you could see some marring of the surface. This polished right out with a microfiber towel and mothers. There are a few minor nicks (I mean really minor) on the rack;but, they were there before being put in the factory packaging. Not enough to whine about just know the finish is great just not perfect. Speaking of the finish the color matches my Outback perfectly, it actually looks like an OEM Subaru thing. Fit is good using the Hidden/Drawtite hitch clearing the hatch while tilted back easily even with 800mm bars. The locking Hitch pin that comes with the rack is 1/2" diameter instead of the normal 5/8", fortunately the hitch mentioned above has a smaller 1/2" about 12mm aft of the 5/8" hole. The hole in the rack is 5/8" but do to the snugging system on the Küat the mismatch I'd of no consequence. Assembly is easy and someone with good mechanical aptitude should be able to do it in less than 10, an extra set of hands would be nice but aren't required. I built mine on an elevated bench and it was quick and super easy, admittedly I used power tools because I have them. I'm looking forward to the convenience of a tray. 440137



- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Have used it on a 2015 Audi Q5 with an aftermarket Curt 2" hitch. LOVE it! We were looking for the longest tongue that we could find so that when stored upright, it wouldn't hit the bumper. With the advice of the etrailer phone rep...we got 4 place model which is what we ended up with..(we got the add-on) Avid mountain bikers that love this setup. The model is very solid with 4 bikes! Also like how you can adjust the front wheel cradle so that the bars won't rub on other bars/seats. Heavy when you lower the rack "loaded" to open hatchback, but that's what you'll deal with when going with a setup that doesn't touch the frame which is what we want and need. Much nicer than the Thule/Yakima options that other friends have. A lot better looking too!! It does slightly block the tail lights so added some reflectors for those "distracted drivers" ;-) Highly recommend and feel price is worth it. 515474



- NV22B
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Fantastic bike rack!! After getting fed up with loading my bike up repeatedly in the back of my 2003 GMC Sierra pickup (with a hard top cover) I decided to purchase this kuat rack. I wish I would’ve sooner. Assembly was easy and straight forward however I would use a magnetic parts bowl if I had it to do over. Kuat doesn’t included any extra nuts so I had to contact them to get another after I dropped and lost one (they were very polite and shipped one right away.) As far as function goes this rack is really easy to use. Just slide it into the receiver and put the lock pin it. Just like in the video you then tighten the knob at the back to secure the hitch so there is no movement. Load your bikes up and secure them and you’re ready to go. I did utilize the retractable cable locks after my ride when stopping to eat and they are very easy to use. No worries at all about a stolen bike. And the tilting feature is great too. It does allows you to access your truck bed with the tailgate down just as in the video. As an added bonus this rack fits perfect in my standard size truck bed even with the hard top cover closed (my truck is too long to fit in the garage with the rack folded up installed in the hitch.) Michael H. was outstanding providing schematic drawings with the dimensions so I would know this before my purchase (they’re on the Q&A page.) The free shipping was very fast so that made the purchase even better. I will definitely be a repeat customer as eTrailer is the one of the best companies out there with great customer service and timely communication. Great job!! 486543



- NV22G
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Assembly was not as difficult as I expected. After watching some videos, the instructions do make sense. I also used the box with some of the foam packing to support the frame because, as suggested, it easier to put together"upside down". Once it's together it seems very solid and well made. Installing on my 2017 Hyundai Tucson Eco was simple and easy to do. Putting the bike on the rack was even easier and will make impromptu bike rides no problem when I'm by myself. In the pictures the bike was on the outside rack because I was demonstrating it to my friend who thankfully assisted me with the hitch installation. 386032


Comments
Thanks for pointing this out, Larry! Whenever you carry less bikes than the rack calls for, you should start loading your bikes closest to the vehicle and work your way out to avoid stress on the rack and your vehicle frame.
-- Laura E - 05/31/2017

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- NV22G
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Very fast service!. Excellent bike rack. Very easy to install and use. Well built. Great packaging! The Curt Trailer Hitch fits perfect and was easy to install. Very happy with both products. 389161



- NV22G
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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Best Bike Rack. I am very glad that I got to find what I needed; thanks to the product reviews on YouTube. It is not only strong, it also looks very nice. The bike is well secure and very easy to mount and dismount. To assemble the rack, just follow the instructions shown on youTube. It is that easy. etrailer.com was my best choice to buy. The service is outstanding. I highly recommend this product. Not only looks great, it also looks nice on any SUV. 416914



- NV22G-NA22G
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Rack is perfect and etrailer is the bes t! 876543



- NV22G
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Easy to put together (preferably with two people) and only took about thirty minutes. So easy to mount and secure the bikes and feel comfortable knowing they aren’t going to fall off. No movement during travel and just as easy to dismount them. 874943



- NV22G
by: 08/31/2020

Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Coolest rack I have. Brand new rack picking a brand new bike for my daughter. Good times. 871734


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    Great questions! I can really tell that you've been looking into this. I will address all of your questions in order to help keep things organized, but first I'd like to throw all of the part numbers in a list to make things easier to read: Thule EasyFold XT - # TH903202 Extra-Long Loading Ramp - # TH933402 Kuat NV 2.0 Gunmetal Gray - # NV12G Kuat NV 2.0 Metallic Black - # NV12B Kuat NV 2.0 Base Matte Black - # BA12B (no integrated bike repair stand) Access Ramp - # ANVBRB I...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Installation on 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Void Warranty
    You are actually covered by the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act which states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused the problem in question. This means that unless the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11435 that you referenced is the reason that you are needing repairs on your 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata the dealer has to honor the warranty. If...
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  • Can Kuat NV Bike Rack be Used with 2019 Honda Accord
    Kuat actually makes a version of their Kuat NV 2.0 that fits Class I 1-1/4 inch hitches like the hitches that fit your 2019 Honda Accord such as the Draw Tite # 24972. For that you'd just need the # NV12B and you'd be set! The reason Class III hitches aren't available for your vehicle is that Class III hitches are normally only used on higher capacity vehicles like trucks and SUVs. I attached a review video for the Kuat for you to check out as well.
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  • Availability of Bike Ramp for Loading E-Bike on Kuat Sherpa 2.0
    Your concerns are definitely valid because the Access Ramp # ANVBRB was designed specifically for the NV 2.0 and it won't fit the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. If you really like your Sherpa 2.0 then your best option is to upgrade to the NV 2.0 so that you can load your E-Bike easier. Aside from the adding the ability to use the ramp you probably need to upgrade anyways because the Sherpa 2.0 has a bike weight capacity of 40 lbs per bike and most E-Bikes weigh in around 55 lbs. Even if you took the...
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  • Is There a Fold Up Platform Rack Option with a Ramp for Loading Bikes?
    That is a great idea and there is a market for it but we haven't won the manufacturers over with that option yet and we can't add anything to their products without a warranty issue. We haven't seen a ramp for the Saris SuperClamp EX 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # SA4025F but there is another option with the fold up platform rack you may want to consider. The Access Ramp for Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack # ANVBRB is compatible with # NV12G, # BA12B, # NV12B, and...
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  • Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for Class I Trailer Hitch on 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT
    While you can use a version of the Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack rack on your 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT, it does require the NV 2.0 model with the 1-1/4 inch shank as opposed to the model with the 2 inch shank. The reason for that is the only trailer hitches that will fit your '19 Elantra GT (so long as it does not have a double exhaust) are Class I hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24970 or Curt Trailer Hitch # C11509. So what you will need are either the Kuat...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Options for a 2018 Subaru Impreza
    The best bike rack options are hitch mount bike racks. They do not make contact with your vehicle, offer better security, and have a much wider variety of options to choose from. To carry a hitch mounted bike rack you naturally need a trailer hitch. I recommend going with the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11466 which is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver opening. This is a custom fit hitch that is made right here in the USA and has a limited lifetime warranty. Please note that since you...
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  • Kuat NV2.0 Hitch Bike Racks for 2-Inch and 1-1/4-Inch Hitch Receivers
    On the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G for 2-inch hitches the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole in the shank to the rear-most part of the rack when it is in use is 33-inches. The rack has a height rise in its shank of 3-1/2-inches to help with ground clearance. I presume that the hitch you're considering having fabricated will be on your vehicle, and NOT on a camper, trailer or motorhome. This is important since this excellent Kuat carrier is not rated for use on...
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  • Adapter to Use a 2 Inch Kuat NV in a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
    The question is not moronic, it actually comes up frequently, so no worries! There are adapters that allow you to use 2 inch accessories in a 1-1/4 inch hitch such as # HTAD. However, the use of an adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. That means that the combined weight of the bikes and bike rack cannot exceed the reduced tongue weight capacity of the hitch. If you do not already have the bike rack Kuat does have versions of the NV 2.0...
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  • Comparing Similar Swagman, Thule, and Kuat Bike Racks for a 2005 Toyota Prius
    Since the trailer hitch that I recommend for your 2005 Toyota Prius is the Draw-Tite SportFrame Receiver # 24808 I will go ahead and base the bike racks off of this hitch which has 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper. The Swagman bike racks, like the Semi 2.0 # S64686, are good quality bike racks that are made to get the job done. They can have a lot of the same features as higher end racks, like bike and hitch...
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  • Stabilizer Strap for Prius Prime All-glass Hatchback?
    The Curt Hitch Receiver, part # C11473 is a confirmed fit for the 2017 Prius Prime. Curt hitches require that you use Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap, part # 18050 with every load to avoid voiding your warranty. When using the stabilizing strap, I would recommend connecting it to the bottom of the hatch door, rather than the top to keep the stress off of the glass. I also recommend looking at lighter weight bike rack like the Kuat Beta, part # B202-114, which is an aluminum frame...
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  • Best 1-1/4 Platform and Hanging Style Bike Rack Options for a 2009 Honda Fit
    Since "best" is relative, I will give you some options with a number of different features to compare. Bike racks can be divided into 2 categories; platform and hanging styles. Here are my recommendations for your 2009 Honda Fit with a 1-1/4" receiver for both categories. For the platform style we have the Kuat NV 2.0 which comes in Gunmetal Gray # NV12G and Metallic Black # NV12B. The tilting and folding features are activated by a convenient foot lever (as opposed to most that have...
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  • Kuat Bike Rack with Ramp For Electric Bikes
    Actually, the Kuat NV 2.0 rack that you've looked at is one of the Kuat bike racks that's compatible with the # ANVBRB ramp you asked about. The rack is super-high quality with a maximum capacity of 60 lbs per bike. However, since there's only a Class I hitch available for your vehicle, you'll want to go with the Class I compatible rack, part # NV12B. I'm not sure where you'd be able to see that rack in your area. You could call around to local bike shops, I suppose but I can almost...
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  • Bike Racks with Ramp for Heavy Electric Bikes
    If you've ever considered putting a hitch and a bike rack on your Camaro, we've done it before with part # 24938. We have different custom fits depending on your year and model, and if installed properly, are mostly hidden. The following recommended bike racks also work with Camaro Class I hitch receivers if you wanted that as an option. From my experience with loading bike racks, I can recommend two different racks with ramps. The first is the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack Gunmetal...
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  • Will Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Work on 2009 Honda Fit Sport
    The Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # NV12G will absolutely work on your 2009 Honda Fit Sport. The only thing you need is a trailer hitch if you do not have one and the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24826 is the best option because you aren't going to need to use stabilizing straps to support a bike rack like you would with the Curt # C11064 hitch that also fits your '09 Fit. I've added a link to a video of the Draw-Tite hitch being installed on a 2009 Honda Fit for you to check out. The...
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  • Will Class II Hitch Support Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack?
    Good morning! Yes, the Kuat NV 2.0 does fit Class II hitches that have a 1-1/4" receiver, which is what you said was on your 2018 Subaru Outback. You made a great choice because this is one of the premier bike racks available and you can choose from two different colors: # NV12G is Gunmetal Gray and # NV12B is Metallic Black.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2005 Volvo S60
    There is definitely a bike rack that will work for you, but the first thing you'll need is a hitch if you do not already have one. I recommend the Draw-Tite # 36297, which is a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver that is confirmed to fit your 2005 Volvo S60. For a 2-bike platform rack that will work with a women's titanium bike and lightweight electric bike I strongly recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV12B. A rack that will be getting a lot of use carrying nice bikes is going to need to...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Compatible Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2020 Mazda 6
    The hitches available for a 2020 Mazda 6 are a Class I with a 1-1/4 inch receiver tube. For a Kuat NV 2.0 that will work in that hitch, you'd want to go with either # NV12G in Gunmetal Gray or, # NV12B for Metallic Black. You cannot go wrong with any Kuat bike rack. They make a super-high quality product and their customer service and attention to detail is outstanding. The Draw-Tite # 24908 and the Curt # C11356 have identical capacities and are visually identical, but Curt does a slightly...
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  • Is Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Available in Metallic Black Color
    We do offer the Kuat NV 2.0 in metallic black as part # NV22B for the 2 inch hitch compatible model or # NV12B for the 1-1/4 inch hitch compatible model. Kuat makes a super-high quality bike rack and I've got to say that their customer support is second to none. Nobody else comes close. I've linked to a product demonstration video featuring the Kuat NV 2.0.
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  • Best Fat Tire E-Bike Bike Racks for Class 1 Trailer Hitch
    The Kuat NV 2.0 is one of the most versatile bike racks out there. It is class 1 compatible so it works on your vehicles hitch, has a weight capacity of 60 lbs per bike and is one of the most well built bike racks I have used. You will need to pick up two of the fat bike adapter kits Part # APBK to get around tires up to 4.8" . Fat tire E-Bikes can get up there in weight so make sure to check the weight of your bikes and make sure you're not overloading your hitch or vehicle. You...
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