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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 - NV12B

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Kuat
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • 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 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



NV12B Installation InstructionsInstallation Details NV12B Installation instructions



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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Subaru Outback wagon we're taking a look at the Kuat NV 2.0. This is a two bike platform style rack, this has been designed for use in two inch by two inch hitches. The part number on it NV22G. Now there are several options available in colors and sizes for the NV, this is the gunmetal gray and orange, we also have it in the metallic black, two bike like what we have here or four bike. For those of you with the inch and a quarter hitches we have it available in the gunmetal gray and orange and metallic black limited to the two bike version only.Now the biggest benefit we get out of the envy here is gonna be the access that we can gain into the rear of the vehicle. Some platform style racks don't have quite this much tilt feature which a lot of times run into interference as we're opening our door but you can see we've got plenty of clearance here with the Subaru, allows us to get anything in or out of the back that we might want.

Now if we lift up here in the rear, wait until you hear it click, that's gonna be right back into position, ready to head down the road. Something else you might find pretty neat, it's gonna be a bike repair arm. This is designed to go all the way down to half inch tubing and on up to like the larger three inch tubing, gives you a good way to grip your bike if you need to maintain it or work on it.Now holding the bike in place will use a front wheel hook right up here, this you'll position just in front of your brake component so you don't want them resting on it, but as close to it as possible. At the rear it's gonna use a cam buckle style strap, you push that in it allows us to take that out. You can see we've got a good length on that, this rack's designed to accommodate bike tires up to 4.8 inches.

It's also gonna work with different wheel bases, you can see how this will slide in and out for you so we can go all the way up to 48 inches there.Now to remove the front wheel hook it's pretty easy, almost like a pistol grip. Just gonna push in on that lever there with your thump, allow that to come up, move that down and out of the way, and our bike's gonna come off very easily, definitely easier than what we see out of some of the hanging style racks. The front wheel cradle itself does have accommodations you can see here for the road bike tires like what we had on there and it's gonna stagger out for those larger sized tires.Let's go over a few measurements just so you have a good idea of what kind of changes we're gonna have on the Subaru and the two bike version that we've got here. Looks like we're gonna add it's about 29 and a half inches, this being our furthest back point. At its closest point to the rear of the vehicle got about five and a half inches.

Then ground clearance here at the back it's gonna be about 21 to the bottom.Now we do have the option of tilting this up closer to the rear of the vehicle as well, same lever that we used before allows that to rotate and lock in position. That's typically where your repair rack is gonna come in handy in this position. A couple more measurements here just so you have an idea. Looks like to the end of our tensioning knob you've got about 11 and a half inches. You can see the rack does come in pretty close to the rear of the vehicle in a couple spots here, looks like about an inch and a half is gonna be the closest but Kuat has a very good anti-rattle system, you can see there's not really any movement or play, there's no way that rack's gonna actually come up and make contact with the rear of the vehicle.You have a straight shank here on the bottom so the ground clearance is gonna be the same as whatever the bottom of your hitch is at the inside of the receiver tube.

Here's our knob for that anti-rattle device, you can see we can loosen that up. You can see the more we do the more movement and play that we have in the rack. We tighten down so we can get rid of all of that. I like to kind of shake the rack a little bit just to make sure you get it all out of the way there. Just like that.We've got all the measurements that we need for our test fit now let's head out and see how the Kuat NV 2.0 performed when they had it on the test course. Speaker 2: First we'll take it onto our slalom course, this will show you the side to side action such as making turns or evasive maneuvers. Now we're at the alternating speed bumps, this will show you how it looks driving on uneven pavement or potholes. Finally we're at the solid speed bumps which simulates going into your driveway or parking lots.


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   (120 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
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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



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


Satisfied 710634



- NV22G
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Review from a similar Kuat 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



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


Showed up fast and was easy to assemble. Rock solid product. No wiggle or chatter once installed. 27.5+ MTB fits perfect. 510512



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


We love this bike rack!! Sure it is more expensive than some of the other racks, but it is worth the extra $!! etrailer offered this at a great price and delivered it quickly. 509146



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


It's very easy to assemble and works great the two times I've used it, over washboard roads and potholes. I ended up buying this after going back and for over a few other brands in the upper end price range. I settled on this one because my wife would be using it without me around so usability was paramount. It's easy to drop down, load everything from cruisers to kids bikes and it's stable. Win. Win. Yep, it's a few extra bucks, but the engineering, fit and finish is an upgrade to my lexus! 547550


Comments
One year later, its still the best bike rack purchase Ive ever made, worth every penny. Very solid and simple to use, you can even take it off-road!
Blake H - 07/29/2019

58375

- NV22G-NA22G
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Review from a similar Kuat 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

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


Great rack! Works perfect, I have two of them 504805



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


Very pleased with the quality and construction of the Kuat bike rack. Had a little issue when installing the add on rack. One of the receiver nuts was miss aligned with the bolt but was able to get it to work. Rack is very sturdy and easy to add and remove bikes. A little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for and piece of mind knowing your bikes are safe and secure is worth the extra expense. I would definitely recommend this bike rack. 405074


Comments
GREAT, LOVE IT
cardan - 07/13/2018

40872

- NV22G
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Review from a similar Kuat 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
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Review from a similar Kuat 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


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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
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Review from a similar Kuat 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 Kuat 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



- NV22G
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Review from a similar Kuat 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



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


This thing is built like a tank. The ball bearing system to tighten the rack inside the hitch receiver works very well. The rack does not move. The packaging is impeccable with no shipping scratches. the rack goes together easily and tight. there are no gaps or misfit parts. There is no wiggle at all when moving the rack between the up, down, or suv access points. This is a well thought out design and worth the money. I have two Fuji Nevada 29ers 1.1. The wheels are 29, or 700, and they have regular width mountain bike tires. The bikes fit on the racks perfectly and nothing touches the bikes that is not supposed to. E-trailer got my business because they were the best price and they ship extremely fast. 584631



- NV22G
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Review from a similar Kuat 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



- NV22B
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Review from a similar Kuat 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-NA22G
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Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Product is great but etrailer.com is terrible. I had previously purchased from etrailer.com and had good experiences. However, this time, my rack showed up chipped and missing parts. I called etrailer.com customer support and they said they couldn't do anything to help me and gave me Kuat's number. I called Kuat and they said the seller should have been able to handle this issue and they referred me to a local retailer that they said was more responsive and helpful than etrailer.com. I will buy a Kuat again but will never, ever buy from etrailer again and would NOT recommend them to anyone. See pics below of how rack showed up with chipped powder coating and parts missing so the 2 position extension could only be used for one bike. 399401



- NV22G
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Review from a similar Kuat 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
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Review from a similar Kuat 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

54166

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


I needed this rack in a hurry before my trip. I called Etrailer and they had it in stock and shipped it out that day. It got here two days later just in time for my trip. What amazing customer service these guys have. The rack itself is insanely nice. It's refreshing to see a company like Kuat build something they very clearly care about. I am about to put it through it's paces on a long trip, but so far, amazing product. I put it on my 2016 Mercedes Benz Sprinter. FWIW you can open both doors with the rack installed and no bike on the first slot in the rack. If you want to run 4 bikes and open the doors you will probably need a hitch extender. I guess 8". 274508



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


Product was out of stock. We got a call from etrailer to let us know how long it would be out of stock and if we wanted to wait or do something else. We decided to wait and glad we did. Product came in earlier than expected. Happy with the bike rack exactly as described. 201090


Comments
Excellent bike rack. Good purchase. Everybody makes positive comments about it especially when they see how easy it is to load and unload our bikes.
william j - 06/05/2016

18321

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


Great, quality rack at a great price. Excellent customer service. 269907


Comments
Excellent- very easy to load bikes, I really like the kids bike adapter. The rack looks great I get lots of positive comments from riding buddies- usually hey, nice rack then we talk about how cool it really is. Keep up the good work KUAT!
Singletraksam - 07/09/2017

25825

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


Clear and simple assembly instructions. Packaged very well to protect all painted surfaces. It’s a very well built and sturdy rack. I really like that each front tire tray is adjustable up or down. Kuat pulled out all the stops on this rack, Excellently done! I also like the integrated bike locks and the anti-sway feature, very cool! I believe this rack will allow my son and I to travel further safely and explore more on our mountain bikes and bring us closer together. 542508



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


We've had every imaginable kind of bike rack for our family over the years. Roof mounted, hitch mounted, hatch mounted, spare tire mounted, etc. This is one of the best designed and executed rear receiver mount racks. It fits on our pick up truck and has a knob that lets you take up the clearance in the receiver so the rack doesn't rock as the truck bounces. This reduces the swaying that can be imparted to the rear of the vehicle and eliminates the noise caused by any tolerance in the fit. The locks for each bike are too short to grab the front wheel, but let you get the bike frame and the rear wheel. the hitch includes a locking hitch pin for the receiver. Very nicely made. The "pivot" is great and better made than any of our previous pivoting bike racks. Nicely over-engineered. 529240


Comments
Still very happy with this purchase. Use it often
Joshua F - 07/03/2019

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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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    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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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