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

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

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  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Kuat
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Bike and Hitch Lock
  • Wheel Mount
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
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 NV22B 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 - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Metallic Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - NV22B

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
  • Optional add-on (NA22B - sold separately) lets you carry up to 4 bikes
  • 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: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 25" - 29"
    • Fits wheels 20" - 24" with adapter (016-025-00-00 - sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width:
    • With standard wheel straps: 3"
    • With fat bike straps (APBK - sold separately): 4.8"
  • 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: 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 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.


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 NV22B 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 Envy 2 Bike Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches - Tray Style - Aluminum - Metallic Black



NV22B Installation InstructionsInstallation Details NV22B Installation instructions



Video of Kuat NV 2.0 2-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 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat NV2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack for 2-inch hitches, part number NV22G. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now, the most important feature about this rack is the fact that this can tilt away with the bike still attached. To do that, we have this latch here on the side. You want to hold onto the bike rack when you release this so it doesn't just come falling down. You pull down on that, gently let it come down like so, and now we have access to our rear hatch to get what we need without having to remove the bike. Now, I would like to point out from the center of our handlebars to this edge here, we measured it to be about 9 inches, so as you can see we have plenty of space here for a little bit longer handlebars with other bikes.

Now, to put this back into position you just simply lift up on the bike rack. You hear that clicks and it's locked back into its original position. Another feature I like to show off is the cable locks here at the end. You pull them out, wrap them around your bike, and you can secure it with ease. How the bike is attached to the rack, we're going to have 2 points of contact with the frame contact at all. We're going to have a wheel hook up at the front here.

We're going to have a wheel strap at the rear. Let's go ahead and remove the bike and set it aside. We'll start with the wheel strap back here. You'll push in on this gray tab like so and that'll release the strap. With the wheel hook at the front, you want to make sure you hold onto the bike when you release this because you don't want it falling into the vehicle once you release it.

Go to this button at the top of the hook, push in, lift up, and push away. We'll go ahead and fold that arm up and fold it down. With the bike rack in this position, I'd like to go ahead and give you some measurements here real quick. To our outer edge here, we've added about 31 inches to the vehicle. For our ground clearance to this flat portion here, we've added 20 inches, and our closest point to the bumper we've added about 7 inches. Now, from our center of our hitch pinhole to the closest point of our bike rack, we have about 12-inch difference there, so if you have different style hitches on your vehicle, just keep that measurement in mind. Now while it's in this flattened state here, we do still have access to our rear hatch.

However, for those close quarter situations, such as parking or being in your garage, this does fold up as well. To do that, again, you push down on this tab here on the side and push up, and when you click, it's locked into place again. Now, a couple of quick measurements here. Overall, it's going to be about 13-1/2 inches, and our ground clearance is going to be about 10 inches, and our closest point looks to be our arm here, and that's going to be about 3 inches. Now, one other thing I would like to point out is at the top here. This you can actually extend out and attach your bike to in this portion here, so you'll be able to work on your bike when you're on the trail. How this attaches to the hitch, we're going to have a locking pin here in the back and then this anti-rattle knob at the end. You turn it to the right to tighten and the left to loosen, and that's going to take out that shake and play in the shank to make for a smooth ride while you're driving. There you have it for the Kuat NV2.0 2-Bike Rack, part number NV22G, on our 2014 Ford Escape. First, we'll take it onto our slalom course. This will you show you the side-to-side action, such as making turns or evasive maneuvers. Now, we're at the alternating speed bumps. This will show you how it looks driving on uneven pavement or potholes. Finally, we're at the solid speed bumps, which simulates going into your driveway or parking lots.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (106 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.

- NV22B
by:

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



- 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



- NV22B
by:

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



- NV22B
by:

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



- NV22B
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We have been using a Yakima rack for about 8 years and 40,000 miles. This last winter it failed and we began looking for a replacement. The Kuat is top shelf. Easy to assemble, I had my 4 year old granddaughter hold while I ran the bolts. The whole unit is much more stable the it's predecessor. Rock solid once mounted on the Jeep. etrailer service was super. Price was great and everything was delivered on time as expected. 636131



- NV22B
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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



- NV22B
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This is our 2nd Kuat NV rack...they are awesome. Our 1st is an 1st generation and it still looks and works great. A lot of friends who used a roof system have switched over to the Kuat after seeing all the benefits, quick (no wheel removal), no mud on energy drinks spilled on roof, aerodynamic (all tucked behind Car). 568823



- NV22B
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I have been looking for a deal on this bike rack and found one at etrailer. This is probably the best bike rack money can buy. Ordering from etrailer is quick and easy. The bonus is extremely fast shipping. Order from etrailer, you will not be disappointed. 548643



- NV22B
by:

Best bike rack I’ve owned...a little pricey but you get what you pay for...quality. Overall, I’m very satisfied with my purchase. 513173



- 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



- NV22B
by:

This rack is top quality. Got a great deal from etrailer.com. 483041



- NV22B
by:

Product is outstanding, but etrailer's quick shipping and customer service is even better. Showed up two days sooner than the selected shipping method and shipped out less than 12 hours after I ordered it. Really impressive work. 440352



- NV22B
by:

Just got my rack from etrailer. Free shipping was great and arrived early. Etrailer had the best price on this rack. 20% lower than anywhere else. Plus free shipping. Can't beat that. Customer Service was outstanding. Called a couple of times to check on estimated delivery. Will definitely use etrailer again. 398060



- 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


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



- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar 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


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


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


Comments

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

Marc - 04/19/2019

54166

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


Can't say enough good things about this rack. It looks and feels brand new after a year of use and a lot of miles traveling around the southwest. 509357



- NV22G-NA22G
by:

Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


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


Comments

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

Singletraksam - 07/09/2017

25825

- 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


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



- NV22G
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


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


Comments

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

Gene - 02/27/2019

49928

- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar 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
by:

Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- NV22G
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

- NV12G
by:

Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- NV12G
by:

Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- 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-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



- 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
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


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



- NV22G
by:

Review from a similar Kuat NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- NV12G
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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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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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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 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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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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I just received my Kuat NV2.2. E-trailer was phenomenal, they delivered it in about three days . The bike rack is incredibly well built. it took a little bit of time to assemble but nothing complicated. This is ,in my opinion, a very expensive rack but it is probably hands-down the best hitch mount bike rack on the market. I will say that I have only assembled the initial two bike rack and have not yet attached the additional two bike rack to make it a four bike rack. But it will definitely be on the heavy side when the four bike unit is complete. However it is tremendously sturdy and well-built 273496



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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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Worth every penny. I also have a Saris Freedom 4, and after years of frustration shoehorning 4 bikes onto it I finally gave in and got the NV. It was almost fun to put all 4 bikes on and took a fraction of the time compared to the Saris. The best part is that there is enough space between each bike that they don't rub against each other. The bare aluminum spot on my son's bike from my pedal is a constant reminder that I should have ordered the NV in the first place. As a 4 bike rack, it's a bit large and also on the heavy side, but can still be moved around by one person. 294467



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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



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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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I have owned this Kuat Rack for just over a year. Overall, I am very satisfied with it. First and foremost, the positive aspects; it is built very tough and withstands constant attachment through daily driving and use multiple times a week. It is heavy duty, deals with potholes, railroad tracks, off road excursions, and inclement weather as well as expected for the price paid. It locks to the hitch and tightens up with little adjustment needed throughout the month. Some negative issues have arisen, and have thought about contacting Kuat for warranty claim, but it's just a minor nuisance. The locks for the security cables failed to engage properly within the first few months of use. I have to use the provided key to unlock the cam, insert the cable, and lock the cam, and then pull out the key. Second, the arm I use to secure the front tire of my MTB has begun to loosen up on longer journeys. Not enough to lose a bike, but enough that I hear it wobble. Definitely use the locking cable all the time. 636777


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  • Differences Between Kuat NV2.0 Bike Racks BA22B and NV22B
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 part # BA22B is basically the stripped down version of the # NV22B. The differences are that the BA22B has a matte black finish whereas the other rack has a metallic black finish and a stand to work on bikes in the event you needed to while out on the trail.
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  • I can tell you have been doing some research and know what you are looking for. Just as a blanket statement, any hitch extender will reduce the tongue weight of your trailer hitch receiver even if it has a higher weight capacity, like the Roadmaster Anti-Rattle Hitch Extender # RM-071-1075 that you referenced. Both the Curt # C45791 and the Brophy # HE06 options will still cause some play by themselves because of the weight sitting further out from your trailer hitch pin hole. What...
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  • Out of the Curt # C13205 and Draw-Tite # 75952 trailer hitches for your 2018 Nissan Murano I recommend going with the Draw-Tite. Reason being that the Curt requires a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 for all non-trailer loads, like a bike rack, to remain under warranty whereas the Draw-Tite does not. The installation is actually very easy and you shouldn't need a lift for it. If you check out the linked installation video, we didn't even have to lower the exhaust on a 2017 model....
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Fat Bike With 4 Inch Tire Width
  • There are bike racks that can accommodate your fat bike with a 4 inch tire including the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202. I also recommend checking out the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22B along with the Phat Bike Adapter Kit # APBK, which will allow you to use tires that are up to 4.8" wide on the NV 2.0. This bike rack uses ratcheting hooks to grip your bike by its tires so there is no frame contact, features an integrated foot lever so you can tilt and fold the rack and has sliding ratcheting straps...
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  • For a trailer hitch I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98847 because it has the most bumper clearance and comes with a matte black finish that does a better job of hiding scratches and dings over the glossy black options. Trailer hitches are used for both trailers and accessories like a bike rack so there is no difference in the installation. If you'd like one with a hidden crossbeam (for a cleaner installed look) then I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch Interfere with the Foot Tailgate Activation on a 2018 Mercedes GLA 250
  • Installing a trailer hitch, like the Curt # C13197 that you referenced, on a vehicle like your 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-250 with the foot activated tailgate will slightly interfere with the activation. Typically you will wave your foot right where the hitch receiver sits. When you install a trailer hitch you will simply need to kick straight out to the left or right of the receiver openening to activate your tailgate. Installation instructions have been attached for you to reference,...
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  • Dimensions of the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack when Folded Up or Down
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22B measures 55-1/8 inches wide overall, folded or unfolded. The height when folded is 25-3/4 inches. When unfolded it is approximately 13 inches tall. When unfolded the rack is 37-3/8 inches front to back. When folded up it is 20-5/8 inches front to back. I have included a picture that shows numerous measurements of the rack.
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  • I do have a solution for you, however the Kuat NV 2 Bike Platform Rack referenced in your question has been discontinued and we no longer carry this product. It has been replaced with the Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22B and add-on # NA22B. For a similar design with a more economical price for your 2006 Honda Ridgeline, I recommend the Swagman Quad 2+2 Platform Rack, part # S64692. Like the Kuat, this is a great platform bike rack can carry either 2 or 4 bikes. You will use the included, easily...
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  • While we have not tested the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G (Gray) or # TS02B (Black) on a 2018 GMC Yukon, it is unlikely to allow the hatch of your Yukon to open when tilted with the on because it is one of the racks with the least amount of bumper clearance. We test fit three racks that will likely allow you to open the hatch on your '18 GMC Yukon when they are tilted with the bikes on, though of course that will depend on how wide your bikes are. I have added links...
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  • Can Kuat NV 2.0 Fold Up without Hitting 2018 Subaru Outback Bumper w/Draw-Tite 76227 Hitch Installed
  • Once installed the face of the receiver for hitch # 76227 will be just about flush with the rear bumper on a 2018 Subaru Outback. This means that there will be enough clearance for the Kuat NV 2.0, such as # NV22B, to fold up without interference. When folded up the rack should measure approximately 7 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the rack. So there will be even more clearance than what is shown in the video I have linked.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatible With Kuat NV 2.0 On A 2016 Jeep Patriot
  • For your 2016 Jeep Patriot, the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 87606 is basically the same hitch as the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75712 made by the same manufacturer. This is a nice hitch that will work great with the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Metallic Black # NV22B or the Orange and Gunmetal Gray model # NV22G. This bike rack is great in either color and will...
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  • You can easily turn your Kuat NV 2.0 2-bike rack into a 4-bike rack a few times a year when you go camping; all you need to do is get the 2-bike add-on and it is very easily installed or removed. If you take a look at the video I linked and go to about the 1:30 mark you can see the add-on being installed. To make your Kuat NV 2.0 a 4-bike rack you simply need to match it with the appropriate add-on. I will list the 2-bike racks and the appropriate add-on for it: - Kuat NV 2.0 Base...
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  • How to Find Key Number for Kuat Bike Rack
  • The integrated locks for your Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack like # NV22B will have the key number stamped both on the keys themselves and on the lock cores right above the key slot. The numbers on the keys are pretty small and hard to read but there should be a clear stamped number on the cores. Once you locate this number it's just a matter of finding the matching replacement cores on the page I linked below. If you still can't find the numbers please let me know or email me a picture of...
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