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Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray

Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray

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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 NV12G 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 - Gunmetal Gray. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Kuat
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • 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
  • Gunmetal gray and anodized orange 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 strap (APBK - sold separately): 4-3/4"
  • 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.



NV12G Kuat Envy 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4-Inch Hitches - Tray Style - Wheel Mount - Aluminum - Gun Metal Gray and Orange

Replaces N102

Item # NV12G






Customer Reviews

Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray - NV12G

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (137 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.

- NV12G
by:

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

- NV12G
by:

Love the fit and solid quality build of this bike carrier. Can't wait to try it out. I am using this carrier for two e-bikes and I am confident that it will hold up very nicely and will have no problem holding the weight of the 2 bikes. 818214



- NV12G
by:

Arrived quickly, easy to assemble. The Kuat NV 2.0 was one of the few platform style bike racks that seemed compatible with our 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 1 1/4" class 1 hitch (serial # L101SFL000, pin hole depth 1.5"). The rack adjusts well to fit either my husband's road bike, our hybrid bikes, or my son's Electra Cruiser (bigger wheel base and tire width). Love the repair stand option! The rack is heavy, but sturdy and I love the colors (gunmetal gray with orange trim). I also love the tilt option for opening the rear hatch of the Subaru and the fold up option for space saving when we are not using the rack. We haven't tested the rack on a trip yet but I will report back and attach pictures when we do. 796710



- NV12G
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Still brand new, but very impressed with the build quality and functionality. I have a Q50 sport sedan and previously had a trunk mount Thule Raceway Pro-2. My bike came out of it twice (I have a Kestrel 4000LTD with a unique frame which may have something to do with it). So, I just bought this. Platform mount is much more stable. Very happy! FYI - care hitches have 1.25 inch mounts, so make sure you get the compatible NV 2.0! 553801



- NV12G
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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



- NV12G
by:

Love this rack! I did a lot of research before deciding on this one and I made the right choice. The trail dock is awesome to have available. 510592



- NV12G
by:

Love the rack. Great functionality, great looks, not Thule or Yakima. Fortunately the color matches my car exactly. I'm glad I got it on sale, and I'm really glad my partner has no idea how much I paid for it. Assembly instructions were straight forward, and I put it together on a folding table by myself. I'm not going to lie, this rack is on the heavier side but I can still mount it and remove it by myself. It may be a little overkill for my road bike, but it looks good on the my Focus ST. 389142



- NV12G
by:

The rack itself seems very sturdy -- of very high quality. However, assembling it was ridiculously difficult, especially for one person. Kuat's video about assembling the NV12G is very misleading. The nuts do not go on the bolts easily (bolts are too short). This took me several hours to put together. Might have been easier if I had someone to help me. Plan to have someone help you assemble it. Otherwise, it's a nightmare. 331818



- NV12G
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The gold standard of hitch mounted racks. I had originally ordered the Saris Freedom Super Clamp but after reading other reviews of the NV 2.0 I called and changed my order. The best feature of the rack is that there is zero wiggle of the bikes and the rack during the ride because of the ratcheting and tightening of the rack into the hitch. We transport road, triathlon (top of the line $$), and mountain bikes on this rack and with our big upcoming trip to Ironman Lake Placid 2017 we wanted the best rack available. 324044



- NV12G
by:

Paired this rack with a Curt C11111 for my 2012 Infiniti M37 Sedan. Easy to assemble/install, custom fit and look. The rack makes it extremely easy to load either MTB or road bikes. My wife loves the fact she can load the bikes without my assistance! 171138



- NV12G
by:

Product works exactly as advertised. This is a great rack and is well worth the money, especially if you have a bike with a long wheelbase. Read the expert answers to make sure it will have enough clearance to fit your vehicle. I'm using mine on a new mustang with a class one hitch from this website; the fit is perfect. Overall an excellent product; although I have yet to use it for very long, I have full confidence it will last for many road trips to come, it seems to be of exceptional quality. 26476



- 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
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



- NV22B
by:

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



- 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


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

70794
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

70795

- NV22G
by:

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
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
by:

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



- NV22B
by:

Review from a similar 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
by:

Review from a similar 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
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-NA22G
by:

Review from a similar 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

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    You are correct that the Subaru OEM hitches pose a challenge to using many hitch-mount bike carriers. And you are correct that the best option is a Yakima rack. Yakima has adapted their hitch racks for this fit issue by adding a second hitch pin hole on their current production racks. The Yakima RidgeBack series is your best bet for a hitch rack - unless you can cancel you OEM hitch and go for a less-costly and better aftermarket unit like the # 36493. We offer the 2-bike # Y02457, the...
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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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  • Can Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack Handle Two 50 Pound e-Bikes
    Absolutely! The Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # NV12G can handle two bikes that weigh up to 60 pounds each, so your two 50 pound e-bikes won't be a problem at all. The carrier's overall/total weight capacity is 120 pounds. This particular platform-style carrier is an excellent option for heavier e-bikes like yours. It features ratcheting hooks that will grab the bikes by their front wheels without any frame contact, a convenient foot lever that lets you tilt the rack away (with the...
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  • Will the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack For 2 Inch Hitches Fit a Jeep Wrangler
    Yes, the 2 inch version of the NV 2.0 bike rack is part # NV22G. The clearance needed for the NV 2.0 measures 10-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of carrier when in down position and 7 inches when it is folded up. To determine whether this bike rack will work on your vehicles, you will need to take a measurement on each. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to a point just past the spare tire, or any other obstruction you will need to clear....
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  • Fit of Kuat NV and Recommended Hitch for 2010 Mercury Milan
    For your 2010 Milan, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24865. The Draw-Tite hitch warranty does not require that a stabilizing strap be used, unlike the Curt hitch. When we installed the same hitch on a 2010 Ford Fusion, we found that when installed, the hitch pin hole to end of rear bumper clearance was 6 inches. When installed, the Kuat NV will have 10-1/2 inches between the hitch pin hole in its shank and 7-7/8 inches between the hitch pin hole and the closest...
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  • What Hitch and Bike Rack would Be Best for a 2007 Honda Fit
    For a trailer hitch fit for your 2007 Honda Fit, I recommend part # 24776 from Draw-Tite. Curt also has a hitch available for a Fit, but will only fit the 5 door Sport models. The hitches available for the Fit, since it is so small, are all Class I hitches. That being the case, you will need to select a bike rack that will fit Class I hitches. I have added a link to all the Class I bike racks below. You can use the filters on the top and side of the page to narrow down your results. Kuat...
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  • Will Kuat NV Bike Rack Work On 2008 Infiniti EX35 With 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    There is a quick way to measure to see if your bike rack will fit. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Place the straight edge vertically against the back of the bumper, letting it extend below the trailer hitch receiver opening. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin to the straight edge. This will give you the distance you need to clear the bumper. I have attached a helpful article that explains how to take the measurement.
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  • Compatibility of Kuat NV Bike Rack # NV12G with Curt Class I Hitch on 2010 Mini Cooper Convertible
    The Kuat # NV12G is compatible with the Class I hitch used on your Mini Cooper Convertible, and if the weight of each bike is indeed under the 60 lb individual bike weight limit of the rack, the setup you propose should work well for you. I would recommend using something like the Thule Quick Loop, part # TH530 in conjunction with the Curt stabilizing strap, part # 18050. You can close the quick loop in the trunk opening, and connect the hook on the stabilizing strap to the quick loop,...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Carrier For 2016 Nissan Rogue
    Thank you for choosing etrailer.com, for your trailer hitch. The folding arms of the Transfer, part # TS02G, would allow the backup camera on your 2016 Rogue to function if the rack arms are folded down. Since the backup camera is positioned just above the license plate on your Rogue, the bike rack would not interfere with the camera vision, although it may sense the rack and show warnings on your screen. The biggest issue with this bike rack is that it would not be able to be folded...
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  • Will the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Fit a 2003 Honda Accord LX 4 door
    I do not believe you will have any problem using the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack, # NV12G, on your 2003 Honda Accord LX, but it is always a good idea to measure for clearance before you buy a bike rack to ensure this rack will fit on your vehicle. I cannot guarantee the exact clearance measurement on your specific vehicle, but we have installed a trailer hitch on a similar 2004 Honda Accord and the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the bumper was only 3-1/2...
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  • Will Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Clear Rear Bumper of 2012 Honda Accord Coupe
    If you were to install the Curt Class I receiver, part # C11085, we have determined that the distance from the hitch pin hole of the hitch to the furthest rearward point of the rear bumper is 3-3/4 inches, which is plenty of room for the Kuat NV 2.0, # NV12G, to fit. The Draw-Tite # 24899 offers 6-1/2 of clearance between the hitch pin hole and the back edge of the bumper. This hitch would provide enough clearance, but not as much as the Curt hitch mentioned above. I recommend going...
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  • Will Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Fit On 2005 Infiniti FX35
    The Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack, # NV12G, will fit your 2005 Infiniti FX35 as long as it is able to clear the rear bumper. You will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole rearwards. The measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier is 10-1/2 inches, so the outer edge of your bumper will need to be that far out for this hitch to work. It also has a tilt-away feature that allows you to access your rear cargo area with the bikes still attached...
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  • Recommended Hitch to Carry Bike Rack with 2011 Honda Accord
    You've been given a pretty darn nice bike rack...good for you! I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24899. Once the hitch is installed, it'll work great with your bike rack. You can see instructions and install videos by clicking on the links I've provided.
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack For 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle
    For a platform-style bike carrier that will work with your 2005 New Beetle I recommend the Kuat NV, part # NV12G. This bike rack will fit 1-1/4 inch receiver openings. This rack has a weight capacity of 120 lbs or 50 lbs per bike. The rack weighs 49 lbs. This rack also features a locking hitch pin and a cable lock that secures the bikes to the rack. The rack has also got a 3-1/2 inch shank rise. Using a hitch adapter will reduce the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent, and something...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 Chevy Bolt EV
    The hitch I recommend for your 2018 Chevy Bolt EV for carrying a bike rack is the Draw Tite # 24956 because it has the highest capacities, has a concealed crosstube, and unlike the Curt hitch for your vehicle it does not require the use of a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a picture of this hitch installed on a Bolt EV just like yours carrying a Kuat NV # NV12G which is a fantastic bike rack we also recommend highly. This rack only touches...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches for a Bike Rack with a 2019 Subaru Forester
    As you have probably noted, the main differences between the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36671 and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76271 for your 2019 Subaru Forester is that part # 36671 has a 1-1/4" receiver while part # 76271 has a 2" receiver. Aside from that the 2" option has a higher tongue weight capacity at 525 lbs whereas the 1-1/4" option has a 350 lb tongue weight rating. I always recommend going with the 2" receiver when it is available simply because it allows you to use a wider...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Solution for Stabilizing Hitch Connection with Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack
    The Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # NV12G does have an integrated anti-rattle wedge that deploys from the shank when tightening the knob but you can certainly add an additional device for even more stability at this connection. For this I recommend taking a look at the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-061-125. This is designed for 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers and works to eliminate that rattle and movement by sliding over the bike rack's shank and hooking the U-bolt around the collar of the...
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