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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  • 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. 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 - NV12G

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.



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


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




Video Transcript for Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack for inch and a quarter hitches, part number NV12G. The Kuat NV 2.0 can carry up to two bikes and it grips it my a wheel hookup at the front and rear strap at the rear. Since it grips it by the wheel of the front, this can fit a wide variety of bikes. Anything from mountain bikes to road bikes to alternative frame bikes to kids bikes. Now when using a children's bike, you may need the wheel adapter for the Kuat NV bike racks, part number PN2024. One of the best features about this bike rack is the fact that it can tilt away from the vehicle with the bikes still attached. To do that, there's a latch at the front, I'm not holding onto the bike rack, pull that latch towards you and let the bike rack come down.

With it folded down like so, now we have full access to our rear hatch to get what we need. Thanks to the space in between the bike rack and the bumper, we have plenty of space on either side to do so. To put it back into it's original position, I begin gripping it by the bike rack, just lift it back up till you hear the click. Another nice security feature to the bike rack, it has this integrated cable lock, which will wrap around your bikes frame to keep it secure to the rack as well. It is key to like, with a locking hitch pin at the base. The wheel bases at the front are able to accommodate tire sizes up to 4 1/2 inches wide.

Now I've gone ahead and taken off the bikes to show you some additional features. Right now we have it in the flat position, but I'd also like to point out that it has a nice raised shank to it, so even if your hitch sits particularly low to the ground, you're not going to have clearance issues. While it's in the flat position, you can still have your rear hatch access if need be, but if you need to park this in your garage, or just parking in general without any bikes, this does fold up against the vehicle to give you a little bit of extra clearance in the rear. Again, you come to the front latch holding onto the bike rack, pull the latch towards you and push up until you hear the click. Now another nice feature about this when it's in this folded position, is if you wish to pull it back out, this also has a plate area for your foot to push down and be able to fold it down easier. Another feature that sets this bike rack apart from the rest, is that it has a built in repair stand. To extend it out, you open up this latch here at the bottom, extend it to where you need it and bring it out and then close the latch back up and it's locked into place. Now it's going to grip your bike by the frame at this point here by loosening up this knob like so.

Once you have it open, it can hold 3/4 inch up to 2 1/2 inch diameter tubes. We will take our bike, set it into place, lock it in and you're good to go. Now this is pretty much a tool free installation on how it attaches to the hitch. We're going to have a locking pin to hold it into place, then we'll have this anti-rattle knob to tighten up against the hitch to take all the shake and play out of it while you're driving. Now that we've gone over some of the features of the bike rack, let's go ahead and show you how it installs. We will first lift our bike rack up and insert it into our 1 1/4 hitch, then we'll line up the pinholes. Once we've got them lined up, we'll take our pin and slide it through and then take our lock and just push it onto place and it's locked in.

We also have our dust cover on to make sure we don't get any road grime in our lock. With it completely secured to the hitch, we'll go ahead and tighten up our anti-rattle knob and as I'm doing this you'll notice that it'll take the shake out of the bike rack and the hitch. With our bike rack secured into the hitch, now we can actually fold it down. You can either pull up on the handle here, or push down on this area here like so and then pull it flat until you hear the click. With our bike in the lower position, we'll go ahead and fold out our wheel hook. Lift up to here and we'll push this button at the top to release it. Push it all the way front and then we'll open up our rear wheel strap. Just push the tab at the top of it and that will release it. Go ahead and lift our bike up, setting our front wheel on the wheel cradle. Now we'll go ahead and bring our wheel hook up to hold our bike into place while we get our rear wheel strap situated. We'll bring it up to about here and just push it down until it cannot click anymore and that will hold it in place. Now we will take our rear wheel strap and tighten that down as well. We'll go ahead and repeat this for our second bike as well. Now with our bikes loaded up, the final step we're going to do is actually apply our integrated cable locks to secure our bikes to the rack. They're at the end of the arms here. You just pull them out, wrap them around your bike and then attach it to the lock. Now with our integrated cable locks installed, now we can show you on our test course and show you how it looks. 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. There you have it for the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack for hitch and a quarter hitches, part number NV12G.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (116 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:

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:

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:

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:

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
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
by:

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:

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



- NV22G-NA22G
by:

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
by:

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

57399

- NV22B
by:

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
by:

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



- NV22B
by:

Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- NV22G-NA22G
by:

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

- NV22G
by:

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


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 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
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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



- NV22B
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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-NA22G
by:

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
by:

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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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



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


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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

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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



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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



- NV22G
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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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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



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Wow!!! What an upgrade from my Thule 4 bike hanging carrier! The Thule was fine for hauling the family's bikes around town but I needed a platform to safely transport my Tri bike to events. I couldn't be happier with Kuat and this NV 2.0 carrier. Amazing etrailer customer service with Cathy T and absolutely the best price! Super fast free shipping too. I ordered Wednesday afternoon and she arrived ahead of schedule on Saturday. (That's right, this rack is so sweet I gendered it.) Easy to follow instructions, sweet looks and a secure platform leaves me with absolutely ZERO buyers remorse. I began my search for a platform carrier at the cheap end of the scale. After a quick study I became convinced that Kuat was my best option. And etrailer made it possible for me to stretch my budget into a FIVE STAR Kuat rack! Special Thanks to Cathy T for helping with a billing issue that required a few calls! 377838



- NV22G
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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



- NV22G
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I was very impressed with how quickly etrailers.com shipped my order. I received the package a day earlier than expected. The Kuat NV22G is a quality product. From the packaging to the fit and finish, you definitely get what you pay for. The rack is solid and easy to use. I would recommend this product. 542233



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I can't recommend this carrier enough. I had a less expensive hanging-hitch bike rack that gave me no end of frustration. Getting children's bikes with their smaller frames onto a hanging-hitch bike rack is strenuous and frustrating enough that I felt like I'd been in a wrestling match by the time I'd finished. This Kuat is so easy - it's built like a tank, and you just place the bikes on it and secure them with the arms and the straps. I'm still contemplating getting the 2 bike extension for 4 bikes total - right now I'm putting my daughter's bike in the back of my van. 558012



- NV22G
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Really well-built rack. Better than my Thule I had prior to this. Look forward to getting the other half of it when I need it! 704990



- NV22B
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Very impressed with the ease of installation, features and function of the KUAT NV 2.0 hitch-mount bike rack. Assembly instructions are well done and assembly took about 30 minutes after reading instructions and watching a video. Really like the dedicated 2" square bar that goes into the hitch receiver instead of a smaller 1.25" bar with a 2" adaptor. Makes for a more stable and very solid installation, especially with KUAT's anti-rattle device. The hitch mount really locks down tight. Also going to like the built in trail doc bike stand for doing maintenance and repairs. Etrailer's product video was very helpful when deciding on purchasing this bike rack. 703914



- NV22G
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Most sturdy bike rake I ever have! 700450



- NV22G
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I ordered the Kuat bike rack from etrailer.com because they had the best price. The bike rack came very quickly and it was exactly as described. Their customer service was excellent by keeping me up to date on my order. This is my 2nd purchase from etrailer and I will not hesitate to purchase again. Thanks etrailer!! My recommendation on putting the rack together: Place the main support into your trailer hitch first, then put on all the trays and accessories. The Kuat instructions could be improved upon, but you can figure it out by looking at a picture of it fully assembled. 700202



- NV22B
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Once assembled, this bike rack appears very sturdy and solidly built. A few assembly hints for you: One person can do this, but 4 hands are better when installing the trays. Note that there are openings on either side of the trays shaped to accept the nut - and then insert the tray bolts into the round cavities on opposite side. I found that adding a strong box to a table made a good work surface. The rack will be used to transport bikes on an 800 mile ride between homes, and I am looking forward to not having bikes swaying around like on my hanging hitch. 698851



- NV22G
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Very happy with the rack. The bikes seem very secure even on bumpy roads. Received the best price from etrailer.com 695043



- NV22G
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Great Product. No more bungy cords and rotating tires. I can have my bikes loaded and ready to go in 5 minutes including installing the bike rack. 694721



- NV22G
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Fast shopping and great pricing 690659



- NV22G
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This is my second kuat bike rack. Again, extremely well made and very easy to use. It’s worth every penny 680136



- 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



- NV22B
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Great product. Well built. I would recommend to a friend. 661688



- NV22B
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The Kuat NV 2.0 bike hitch and extension hitch have been great products for our family. We use it for the regular hitch for quick two bike trips to the beach and the extension when the entire family is taking a ride or we’re heading out on a family road trip. These hitch racks are a safe secure way to transport bikes. 653206



- NV22G-NA22G
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I have had a few bike racks in the past but this is absolutely the best and last rack you will need. It has held up well and my bike are very secure in transport. I have two racks and a plus two without a single issue. etrailer and Kuat are both awesome and informative. etrailer is always a pleasure doing business and have and will use for all my needs. 646484


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  • Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Adapter for 1-1/4
  • I have the perfect solution for you if you have a Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack, like part # NV12G, with a 1-1/4 inch shank to fit the Draw-Tite Max-Frame 2 inch Receiver # 75699 on your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The people at Kuat thought these kind of scenarios through and have made an Adapter # D101 for situations just like yours. This will allow you to carry your Kuat bike rack with a 1-1/4 inch shank in your 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. If you don't have the 2.0 version of the NV then...
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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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  • Platform Bike Rack Options for a 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Since we have quite a variety of platform mount bike racks to choose from to use with your 2018 Honda CR-V I will give you a couple of recommendations. A good entry-level platform bike rack is the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # B01311. This is a lightweight bike rack that can hold up to two 40 lb bikes by securing their wheels to the cradles. This means that it can accommodate a wide variety of bikes as long as they do not have a fender or basket. For access to your rear cargo area, the BikeWing...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and 2 Bike Carrier for a 2017 Lexus ES 350
  • We have both Class I and Class II trailer hitch receivers for your 2017 Lexus ES 350 but both of which only have a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. For the Class I hitch you will want to use the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch part # C11362 and for the Class II hitch you will want to use the Draw-Tite Class II Frame Receiver Hitch part # 36530. I recommend using the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver as this will allow for more bike rack options to be used and will also not require the use of a...
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  • Best Bike Rack for Electric Bikes on a 2016 Volvo XC60
  • You can use pretty much any bike rack with any trailer hitch so long as the receiver tube opening is the same size as the rack's shank and you have bumper clearance on the vehicle. They do not make trailer hitches specifically for certain bike racks nor do they make bike racks specifically for certain trailer hitches There are 1-1/4" and 2" versions of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider and the Kuat NV 2.0 so we just need to make sure we get the correct one that matches the size of the...
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  • Hitch for 2015 Infiniti Q50 Sedan for Use with Bike Rack
  • We do offer light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitches for your 2015 Infiniti Q50 sedan and both products can be seen on the linked page. I suggest the Draw-Tite # 24931 since it offers the very same capacity as the Curt hitch but costs less, and it does not require you to use a support strap # 18050 as the Curt hitch does. In either of these Class I hitches you can use a compatible Class I rack with a 2-bike capacity. Class I hitches cannot handle the weight of more than 2 bikes, even if...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for Both a 20 Inch Wheel Folding Bike and an Electric Stromer Bike
  • I assume your Stromer bike is an e-bike and for a folding bike in addition, I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray # NV22G or # NV12G for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers. Because your folding bike has a 20 inch wheel, I also recommend the adapter # 016-025-00-00. This rack will hold your bikes securely by the wheels and won't have any frame contact. A unique feature of this rack is the integrated bike stand for repairs if...
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  • Kuat Lower End 2-Inch to 1-1/4-Inch Conversion Kit for NV 2.0 Hitch Rack NV22G
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 Hitch rack # NV22G which fits 2-inch hitches can be converted to the 1-1/4-inch size rack # NV12G by replacing the entire lower section. This kit is part 017-008-01-02. You can order this direct from Kuat. 1-877-822-5828.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes on a 2004 Toyota Prius
  • For a trailer hitch to use with a bike rack I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 24808 for your 2004 Toyota Prius. This is a Class I trailer hitch so the bike rack will also have to be compatible with a Class I hitch. For a compatible bike rack that has a high enough capacity to hold 2 E-bikes weighing up to 60 pounds each you can use the Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX # SA4025F, Kuat NV 2.0, # NV12G, or the Thule EasyFold # TH903202. All of these racks are rated for 60 pounds per bike. The...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Honda Accord Sport and Kuat NV Bike Rack
  • For your 2018 Honda Accord Sport, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24972 over the Curt # C11525. The installation of the Draw-Tite requires removing the bumper, but it does not require any drilling into your frame. Customers have been happy and even surprised by the ease of install on the Draw-Tite hitch although it will still take time. You won't spend so much time under your vehicle for this installation so in some ways it is an easier installation. It...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack For Class 1 Hitch
  • My recommendation for a Class 1 bike rack is the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum - Gunmetal Gray # NV12G. This versitile design fits most bikes regardless of size, weight, frame design, susension, or brake style. It has racheting hooks that firmly grip your bikes by the front wheels so there is no frame contact and the TPE coating prevents hooks from scratching and scuffing your bike paint. This rack includes a hitch lock and retractable cable lock...
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  • Platform Style Bike Rack that Can Handle Two 50 Pound Electric Bikes
  • We have some bike racks that work well with heavy electric bikes but the Doubletrack # TH9054 is rated for 37.5 pounds per bike and would not work. I recommend the Hollywood Racks SE2 for electric bikes, # HR1450Z-E. It is rated for 80 pounds per bike. But it only fits a 2 inch trailer hitch. If you have a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch the Kuat NV, # NV12G, is rated for 60 pounds per bike. As is the Saris Freedom, SuperClamp EX # SA4025F. Both are excellent bike racks but I find the Kuat...
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  • Can Kuat Bike Rack Work With Boone Hang2 Wall Mount Bike Rack Storage
  • The Boone Hang2 Wall Mounted Hitch Rack Storage, part # BH90H3FS will work with the Kuat hitch mounted bike racks with a 2 inch shank, like part # NV22G. This wall mount has a weight capacity of 90 lbs. If you have the smaller 1-1/4 inch shank on your Kuat Bike Rack, like part # NV12G , you can use the replacement cross pin, part # BH85858 to be able to use the smaller shank hitch pin hole.
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  • Can the Curt Stabilization Strap be Used on a Platform Style Kuat Bike Carrier
  • The Kuat NV, # NV12G as an example, and the Sherpa, # SH12B as examples, are platform style carriers that hold the bikes at the wheels and would not be the best bike racks when using stabilization strap # 18050 with a Curt trailer hitch # C11471 on your 2009 Hyundai Elantra. Curt does not provide instructions on how you would attach the strap to this type of bike rack so you would basically need to attach it anywhere that you could. The other option is to use Draw-Tite trailer hitch...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2017 BMW 430i xDrive Convertible
  • For your 2017 BWW 430i xDrive convertible we have the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I - 1-1/4" # C11367 but we don't have any trunk mounted bike rack options. With this hidden crossbar trailer hitch you can use a hitch mounted bike rack compatible with a Class I hitch. I recommend the use of stability strap # 18050 as outlined in the installation instructions for additional support. For a bike rack, the best and easiest to install bike rack is the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 which...
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  • Can Class I Hitch Carry 50 lb Bike Rack and 2 Mountain Bikes
  • Most Class I hitches like the Draw Tite # 24932 which fits your 2018 Honda HR-V have a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. So with a 50 lb bike rack you'd have 150 lbs of capacity left over. The Kuat NV part # NV12G that you referenced weighs 52 lbs and is one of the nicest bike racks available. It has a 60 lb per bike capacity as well plus a built in repair stand as well.
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  • Compatibility of the Kuat 2.0 Bike Rack Plus Kuat Add-On to Fit a 2013 Nissan Leaf
  • I have a solution for you, but the Kuat 2.0 Rack and Add-on cannot be used on your 2013 Nissan Leaf. Your best option would be a 3 bike trunk mounted bike rack. The Yakima HalfBack 3 Bike Rack, # Y02635, would work well on you Nissan Leaf. The Yakima rack can carry 3 bike up to a total weight of 90 lbs. The rack mounts to the back of the Leaf using 4 cam buckle straps and uses foam pads to protect your vehicle's finish. The carrier is lightweight at 20 lbs. The only restriction you...
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  • Support Strap for Kuat NV Trailer Hitch Mounted Platform Bike Rack
  • If you have a Curt Class I or Class II 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver, you would need the Curt trailer hitch support strap with a cambuckle, part # 18050. This strap will provide additional stability and support to the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV12G aluminum platform bike rack. I have included a video showing the features of the part #18050.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2013 Ford C-Max and Two 58 Pound Electric Bikes
  • There aren't any Class III, 2 inch trailer hitches for the 2013 Ford C-Max. But there is a Class II, 1-1/4 inch available, # C12092, and a Class 1, 1-1/4 inch # 24896. There are several bike racks that can accept two 58 pound bikes and are also compatible with the available trailer hitches for your vehicle. The Kuat NV # NV12G is one option. It has a capacity of 60 pounds per bike. Another option is the Saris Freedom # SA4412B and the SuperClamp EX2, # SA4025F. Both of these racks...
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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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  • Troubleshooting Bike Rack Weight Bending Class I Curt Hitch Down
  • Were you using the required stabilizer strap part # 18050 when carrying your Kuat NV part # NV12G with the Curt hitch part # C11418? Curt requires you use this strap to basically help prevent the weight from damaging the hitch and vehicle like you were experiencing. Also, were you driving on any rough roads? You should note that none of the hitches or racks we offer will be able to withstand any off-roading. At this point though your frame is damaged to the point I would not recommend installing...
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  • Best Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota Solara with a Curt Hitch
  • For your 2008 Toyota Solara that has the Curt Hitch part # C12110 the Kuat NV # NV12G would be an excellent choice. This is probably the nicest rack we offer and it would be a great choice for you. This is a platform bike rack like you said you wanted. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. Since you have a Curt hitch you will be required to also use the Stabilizer Strap part # 18050. If you don't use a strap like this on a non-supported load like a...
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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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  • Where to Attach Curt Stabilization Strap on a 2008 Ford Edge to Carry a Bike Rack
  • Curt does not specify where the stabilization strap # 18050 has to go on a vehicle, just that it has to be attached to the vehicle and the carrier in the hitch. Generally you will want the connection point on your 2008 Ford Edge to be higher than where it is attached at the bike rack. It would probably be easiest to attach the vehicle end to the gap between the rear hatch and the body of the vehicle somewhere. If you go with one of the Draw-Tite trailer hitches ( # 75992, # 36447) you...
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  • Recommended 2-Bike Platform Rack for 2017 Honda CR-V with 1-1/4-Inch Hitch
  • The 1-1/4-inch factory hitch on your 2017 Honda CR-V is likely to be a Class II so you'll want to check its safety sticker or your owner's manual to confirm. This matters because Class I and Class II hitches do not always both work with the same bike racks and the two hitch classes have very different weight capacities, usually 350-lbs tongue weight (TW) for a Class II but only 200-lbs TW for a Class I. If you have a Class II hitch then I suggest the Yakima Dr.Tray 2 Bike Platform Rack...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2016 Honda Accord Sedan
  • For your 2016 Honda Accord Sedan Touring the Draw Tite hitch part # 24899 would be the best options. The Curt hitch part # C11681 requires the use of a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. Your Kuat NV part # NV12G would work well with this hitch installed on your 2016 Honda Accord Sedan.
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  • Is the Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack Compatible with Class I Hitches
  • The Kuat NV Bike Rack part # NV12G that you referenced is compatible with Class I hitches so it should work very well with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24816 that you ordered for your 2008 Mazda 3. I attached a review video of this rack being used on a Class I hitch for you to check out.
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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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  • How to Carry Two 2017 Electra Townie Go! Bicycles on a 2005 Audi Avant
  • The Thule Raceway PRO Platform Bike Rack # TH9003PRO is confirmed to fit your 2005 Audi Avant. However, it only has a maximum weight capacity of 35 pounds per bike. So I can't recommend using it to carry your two Electra Townie Go! bikes weighing over 50 pounds each. Also, like you said, the top clamps will likely not reach the tubes of the bikes. Instead I recommend adding a roof rack using the Malone # MPG202. Then you can use two of the RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Mounted Bike...
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