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

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

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This platform-style carrier holds 4 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 NV22B-NA22B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Metallic Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - NV22B-NA22B

  • Platform Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Kuat
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Fat Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This platform-style carrier holds 4 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 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Versatile design - holds most bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or brake style
  • Detachable 2-bike add-on lets you easily convert the rack to a 2-bike carrier
  • 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 4-3/4" wide
    • Adapters (APBK - sold separately) let you carry additional bikes with fat tires
  • Front-mounted foot lever lets a single person easily tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access
    • Fold the rack up for storage
  • Built-in bike repair stand lets you perform on-the-go maintenance
    • Fits 3/4" - 2-1/2" diameter tubing
    • Adjusts for optimal bike positioning
  • Keyed-alike locks included for bikes and rack
    • Hitch lock secures rack to vehicle
    • Cable lock secures bikes to rack
    • 2 Keys included
  • Lightweight aluminum is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Metallic black and anodized gray powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity:
    • 4 Bikes: 40 lbs per bike
    • 2 Bikes: 60 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 25" - 29"
    • Fits wheels 20" - 24" with adapter (016-025-00-00 - sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width:
    • With standard wheel straps: 3"
    • With fat bike straps (APBK - sold separately): 4.8"
  • 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"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded down: 33"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 18-1/2"
  • Weight: 82 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 4 bikes of almost any size, shape, or frame style. A detachable 2-bike add-on lets you easily convert the rack to a 2-bike carrier. Ratcheting wheel hooks and sliding wheel straps 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.


Detachable 2-Bike Add-On

Kuat NV22G 2-bike add-on

The NV 2.0 includes a detachable 2-bike add-on that lets you convert the rack from a 4-bike rack to a 2-bike rack. Simply remove 4 hex head bolts with the included Allen key and slide the extension out of the base.


Note: The Trail Doc built-in bike repair stand is shipped installed on the base rack and must be removed to use on the add-on.


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. They can be also adjusted to 3 positions to fit your bike's wheelbase. Use the included Allen key stored in the compartment at the back of the rack to adjust.


Sliding, Ratcheting Rear-Wheel 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 NV22B 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 attaches 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 NV22B 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.



NV22B Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Metalllic Black

NA22B 2-Bike Add-On for Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Metallic Black



NV22B-NA22B Installation InstructionsInstallation Details NV22B-NA22B Installation instructions



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


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




Video Transcript for Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Kuat NV 2.0 four bike platform rack, which is part number NV22B-NA22B. This is probably one of the most high quality and durable bike racks that you're going to be able to find. It has three features that you won't find a lot of bike racks having all three. One is that it's going to be very durable, and it's going to be very sturdy, and hold your bikes very well, and hold up to even the toughest road conditions. The second being, it's going to hold all of the basic features that you want in a bike rack, plus a couple of more features that are unique to this bike rack. The third being, it's just going to be stylish and not only that, it's going to look good by itself and also add to the looks of your vehicle.It's going to allow you to carry up to four bikes each weighing up to 60 pounds, so it's going to be very durable and be able to handle that weight.

So you're going to be able to carry even some of the heavier bikes on the market, whether you have an electronic bike, or even a fat tire bike. You can rest assure that it's going to handle that weight. It tilts away from your vehicle to give you access to your trunk. When you have it fully loaded, it is a good idea to grab a extra set of hands. We'll have one person on the back, and he's going to lift up just a little bit.

And the other person pushed down on the lever that's at the front, and you can tilt it away.From there you can open up your trunk, and as you can see, you got plenty of space and there's plenty of clearance between the first bike and the trunk. You can get in here and get whatever cargo, gear, groceries, whatever you might have with you on your trip. It secures our bikes without any frame contact. The first point of security is going to be this wheel hook that comes up and over the front wheel, and then puts downward pressure on top of the wheel, forcing it down into the cradle. The second point of contact is down here with this strap, which can be adjusted along the rack to accommodate bikes of different lengths.

When you have it set to length of your bike, just secures in like that.Each platform that holds our back wheel has an integrated cable lock, which pulls out right here. You can wrap around your back wheel or you can go up to your frame and it'll lock into itself right there. Something to keep in mind, you're going to be adding on an extensive amount of space onto the back of your vehicle. Whatever vehicle you might have, from the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outermost part could be anywhere from 4-1/2 to five feet. Now, the reason for that is because we have a good amount of spacing between our bikes.From the center of our cradle right here to the center of this platform.

It's going to be 11 inches. so that's plenty of space for your bikes to not make contact with each other while you're driving, or even while you're loading them up. I'm gone ahead and unload some of the bikes to give you a closer look at some of the features. Now right away, when we look at the bike rack without any of the bikes, you can tell all around that it was a lot of thought put into the quality of this rack, and that no part of it was cheaply made.Our cradle's going to accommodate road bike tires in this little slot, your standard mountain bike tires, and your fat tire bikes up to four and a half inches wide. Now keep in mind if you do want to use this bike rack for the fat tire bikes, you're going to want to pick up the adapter kit with part number APBK, and you can find that at etrailer.com. As you can see, the wheel hook is also going to accommodate for those different style tires.For those days when you only have two bikes to take out, and you want to shorten up the total length of your vehicle, you can remove this two bike extension. All you have to do is remove this end cap, that has the repair post tube, there's two bolts on the inside that you would loosen up with the included tool. And then the extension comes out right here. And then you would take that end cap with the repair post tube and put it at the base.It has an aluminum construction, which is going to be very durable and corrosion resistant. And it also has a metallic black and an anodized gray powder coat finish. When not in use, it can fold up towards your vehicle to conserve on space that you've added on to it. It's easiest to come from the back, pull down on the same lever that we used to tilt it away, then lifted up. This is convenient for tight parking spots, or even in your garage because you've taken away about three and a half feet from the total length of your vehicle.The entire rack's going to be constructed out of aluminum. And most of it's going to have a metallic black powder coat finish. But in a few spots I want to point out, is going to have an anodized gray finish. Both of those finishes are going to add to the sleekness and durability of your bike rack. It has a builtin bike repair stand to make maintenance and repairs a whole lot easier. We can just flip up that clamp and swing it out.Now keep in mind you can use this on either the four other two by configuration, but for some people who might be a little bit taller, and only have the bike rack in its two bike configuration, you can raise it to get it higher off the ground. It does have a max height that you will run into when you're pulling the mast out. We'll go ahead and throw it back up there to show you what it looks like. You want to make sure you have that clamp down so that it's in place.Now we'll grab our bike that needs repair or maintenance, go ahead and set it up there, and then push it and then tighten it down. Now it's gripping the bike and we can do whatever we need to fix it or maintain it. It has a safety pin with a lock on the other side to help deter theft. This lock is also going to be keyed alike with the cable locks on your bike rack. It has a hand tightening cam knob, which helps ensure a tool free installation. Once you have your shank inserted it into your hitch and your safety pin inside, you can start tightening down this knob to activate the anti rattle system. And that's going to ensure that it takes out the shake and play from your bike rack while you're traveling.If you can't get a grip on your hand know, you can take the included tool, which is just an Allen key, insert it into the end of the knob, and then push it down and tighten it that much more for maximum security. If you're out and about and you don't have any bikes with you, but your bike rack is still installed, you can still get access to your trunk. You just want to make sure you fold it away from your vehicle first. And then making sure that all the wheel hooks are folded down, we can open up our trunk with plenty of clearance and there's still plenty of room to slide in here and load and unload whatever we have.Now that I've gone over some of those features, I'll show you how quick and easy it is to get it installed on your hitch. It is kind of heavy. It weighs in at about 82 pounds. So if you need an extra set of hands, go ahead and ask. If not, it's easiest to grab it from the base right here at the middle. So we'll just pick it up and then insert the shank into the hitch.Once you get your pinholes to line up, go ahead and insert your safety pin. And once you have it through, go ahead and put your lock on the other side, make sure it's locked. From there we're going to start tightening down our hand knob to activate our anti rattle system. It's going to get a little bit tighter as you go. Give it a quick shake, side to side, up and down, you're good to go. With all that being said, you're ready to fold down the bike rack, load up your bikes and hit the trails.That's going to do it for our look at the Kuat NV 2.0 four bike platform rack. But before you go, stick around and take a look at the test course footage.First we'll show you the slalom, which is going to simulate side to side action, or evasive maneuvering. And now we're onto the alternating speed bumps, which is going to simulate driving on uneven pavement or potholes. Now we're onto the solid speed bumps, which is going to simulate pulling into your driveway, or just over regular speed bump in the neighborhood.


Customer Reviews

Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Metallic Black - NV22B-NA22B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (119 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style carrier holds 4 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.

- NV22G
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Satisfied 710634



- NV22G
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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-NA22G
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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


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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

- NV22B
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Showed up fast and was easy to assemble. Rock solid product. No wiggle or chatter once installed. 27.5+ MTB fits perfect. 510512



- NV22G-NA22G
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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
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Great rack! Works perfect, I have two of them 504805



- NV22G-NA22G
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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-NA22G
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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


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GREAT, LOVE IT

cardan - 07/13/2018

40872

- NV22G
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Very fast service!. Excellent bike rack. Very easy to install and use. Well built. Great packaging! The Curt Trailer Hitch fits perfect and was easy to install. Very happy with both products. 389161



- NV22G
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Best Bike Rack. I am very glad that I got to find what I needed; thanks to the product reviews on YouTube. It is not only strong, it also looks very nice. The bike is well secure and very easy to mount and dismount. To assemble the rack, just follow the instructions shown on youTube. It is that easy. etrailer.com was my best choice to buy. The service is outstanding. I highly recommend this product. Not only looks great, it also looks nice on any SUV. 416914



- NV22G
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Well, well, made! It is heavy and I'd certainly like to see it become lighter. Rear wheel tie down strap could use a slot on the back to slip the strap into while loading/unloading to keep it out of the way. Some other racks have this. I'd like to see the add-on bike clamp have a securing key to keep from having it stolen or having to remove to keep safe and be longer if possible. I truly think it is great though. 511064


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

Joe G - 05/20/2019

55475

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


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



- NV22G
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eTrailer had a misunderstanding of their inventory and I needed this for a biking trip on Memorial Day. They made it right by paying for expedited shipping and received a hitch and this bike rack on Friday in time for the weekend. Installation was easy, just make sure (for this hitch and setup) that you have a 17/32" drill bit. We didn't have one so I picked up a 9/16" (18/32") and that did the job. The video that shows fishing the fish through the holes in the chassis and pulling the bolts and plates through really works as advertised, I was impressed. Mind you, this was all for the 2" hitch, but The bike rack itself is easy put bikes on and off, and comes with a locking mechanism which is handy. If I were going to be parked somewhere I doubted the security for more than just an hour or so, I might consider one more bike lock strung around the bike(s) just for ease of mine. The locking hitch pin is a nice piece of mind too. The ability for this rack to tilt both vertically to reduce your vehicle's profile as well as backwards even with the bike on (for easy access to the hatch), is extremely handy. Cannot recommend this enough! 257731



- NV22G
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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
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Fantastic bike rack!! After getting fed up with loading my bike up repeatedly in the back of my 2003 GMC Sierra pickup (with a hard top cover) I decided to purchase this kuat rack. I wish I would’ve sooner. Assembly was easy and straight forward however I would use a magnetic parts bowl if I had it to do over. Kuat doesn’t included any extra nuts so I had to contact them to get another after I dropped and lost one (they were very polite and shipped one right away.) As far as function goes this rack is really easy to use. Just slide it into the receiver and put the lock pin it. Just like in the video you then tighten the knob at the back to secure the hitch so there is no movement. Load your bikes up and secure them and you’re ready to go. I did utilize the retractable cable locks after my ride when stopping to eat and they are very easy to use. No worries at all about a stolen bike. And the tilting feature is great too. It does allows you to access your truck bed with the tailgate down just as in the video. As an added bonus this rack fits perfect in my standard size truck bed even with the hard top cover closed (my truck is too long to fit in the garage with the rack folded up installed in the hitch.) Michael H. was outstanding providing schematic drawings with the dimensions so I would know this before my purchase (they’re on the Q&A page.) The free shipping was very fast so that made the purchase even better. I will definitely be a repeat customer as eTrailer is the one of the best companies out there with great customer service and timely communication. Great job!! 486543



- NV22G
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This thing is built like a tank. The ball bearing system to tighten the rack inside the hitch receiver works very well. The rack does not move. The packaging is impeccable with no shipping scratches. the rack goes together easily and tight. there are no gaps or misfit parts. There is no wiggle at all when moving the rack between the up, down, or suv access points. This is a well thought out design and worth the money. I have two Fuji Nevada 29ers 1.1. The wheels are 29, or 700, and they have regular width mountain bike tires. The bikes fit on the racks perfectly and nothing touches the bikes that is not supposed to. E-trailer got my business because they were the best price and they ship extremely fast. 584631



- NV22G
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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


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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
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Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


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


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Still by far the best hitch mounted bike rack on the market.

Gene - 02/27/2019

49928

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


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



- NV22G-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



- NV22G
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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


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Still very happy with this purchase. Use it often

Joshua F - 07/03/2019

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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


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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

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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



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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



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



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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



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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



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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


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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

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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



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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



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My review of kuat NV 2.0 > > Buy this one! > > This rack has restored our faith in quality engineering. We've tried several racks and wasted a lot of time assembling the wrong ones. This one is made in America and it couldn't be easier to use. It also looks amazing! [Thumbs up] 717881



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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



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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



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Most sturdy bike rake I ever have! 700450



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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



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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



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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



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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



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Fast shopping and great pricing 690659



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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



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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



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



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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



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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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High quality and no issues 645307



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Product is excellent and think this its the best hitch mounted bike carrier in the market! 643794



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Looks and feels awesome!!! 642968



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Well engineered rack that keeps your bikes well placed. Easy to assemble. 642618


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