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

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

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This platform-style rack holds 4 bikes with adjustable wheel hooks and sliding wheel cradles. Rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds for storage. Easily converts to 2-bike rack. Includes locks and a built-in repair stand. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number NV22G-NA22G 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 - Gunmetal Gray. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - NV22G-NA22G

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

This platform-style rack holds 4 bikes with adjustable wheel hooks and sliding wheel cradles. Rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds for storage. Easily converts to 2-bike rack. Includes locks and a built-in repair stand.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack lets you carry up to 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 4-13/16" 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
  • Gunmetal gray and anodized orange 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): 4-13/16"
  • 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: 57-1/2"
    • 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.


Kuat NV22G sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps

The front wheel cradles are extra-wide to accommodate fat bike wheels.


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. 2 extender straps are included for use with 2 fat bikes. Additional extender straps (APBK - sold separately) are available if you have more than 2 fat bikes.


Folding and Tilting Design

Kuat NV22G hitch tightening adjustment knob

The NV has a foot 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 fold it up for storage. This makes it easier to park in small lots at the trail head or in cramped parking garages, and it keeps the rack out of the way of other vehicles and riders.


Built-In Repair Stand

Kuat NV22G built-in repair stand

The Trail Doc is a handy, built-in bike repair and maintenance stand that attaches to the front of the rack. It grabs your bike by the seat post or top tube and lets you position your bike as needed for adjustments and on-the-go repairs. It 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 NV22G adjustable built-in stand

You can reposition your bike on the Trail Doc. Easy-to-use pressure clamps let you raise or lower the stand, rotate it on its base, and rotate the clamp arm. And the TPE padding on the clamp protects your bike's frame and finish.


Tool-Free Installation with Anti-Rattle Device

Kuat NV22G anti rattle device

The knob at the front of the shank lets you quickly and easily install the rack. Just slide the shank into your hitch and turn the knob until snug. The knob deploys an anti-rattle wedge inside the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection. The locking hitch pin has an Allen tool on the end that further tightens the hand knob if you are still experiencing rattle after hand-tightening.


Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Kuat NV22G integrated cable lock

The NV 2.0 includes integrated cable locks that lets you secure your bikes to the rack. A 1/4" thick, braided steel cable extends from each wheel tray, threads through your bike's frame, and locks back onto itself.


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.



NV22G Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray

NA22G 2-Bike Add-On for Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Gunmetal Gray



NV22G-NA22G Installation InstructionsInstallation Details NV22G-NA22G Installation instructions



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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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


Customer Reviews

Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray - NV22G-NA22G

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (120 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style rack holds 4 bikes with adjustable wheel hooks and sliding wheel cradles. Rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds for storage. Easily converts to 2-bike rack. Includes locks and a built-in repair stand.

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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



- 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


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

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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


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

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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



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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-NA22G
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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

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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



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



- NV22G-NA22G
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High quality and no issues 645307



- NV22G-NA22G
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Well engineered rack that keeps your bikes well placed. Easy to assemble. 642618



- NV22G-NA22G
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Worth every penny--couldn't be happier with my decision to spend a bit more for this quality platform hitch bike rack. Assembly was a little awkward at times and a 2nd pair of hands was nice, but really not that bad. The Gunmetal Gray color choice was also a nice option that looks sharp with my charcoal MDX. I really like having the ability to easily convert to a 2 bike rack from the 4 bike rack and back. Great quality product and Karen was most helpful in assisting me with my order choice at etrailer! 580439



- NV22G-NA22G
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I love this so much. I can now load my damily’s Four bikes in less than 5 minutes. So simple and so durable. I can’t believe how long I waited (and struggled with my old bike rack) before purchasing this one. It’s the best!!!! So glad I got it! 554982



- NV22G-NA22G
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Fast shipment of the bike rack from etrailer.com Both boxes arrived safely and all the parts were present. This bike rack is the best I have seen for a hitch mount. Kuat has designed a superior product. I shopped and compared this to the Yakima and Thule racks of similar designs. This Kuat NV 2.0 beats them all. It fits for adjustable wheel bases with the sliding back wheel strap and adjustable front wheel slot. It also locks in wheels from 20" up to 29". The 20" requires an additional adapter sold separately. The finish and the build quality are top grade and I expect this bike rack to last many years. I am switching from a Thule 4-bike hitch rack after about 10 years with the Thule. 552645



- NV22G-NA22G
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So far so good. Installed it to the minivan. Looks like high quality but have not yet traveled with it. So far everything has been great 526303



- NV22G-NA22G
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High quality (commercial grade!) I bit heavy to install and remove from car. 525437



- NV22G-NA22G
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Owned several different racks in the past and this one is by far the best build rack , I give it 5 stars all around! 522730



- NV22G-NA22G
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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
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Product is easy to use, easy to load and unload. Very sturdy. I thought the youtube video through etrailer on the ins and outs of the product was helpful as well. We use this for our family of 4 on trips, short and long. I'm very happy so far! 475274



- NV22G-NA22G
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faster delivery than i could have imagined. responsive to my question when i called. 411845


Comments
great! heavy duty, looks great. good support from kuat directly, also
Chris C - 07/29/2018

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We bought this as a gift for my daughter and boyfriend, they absolutely loved it. Order arrived well within expected delivery date so was happy with service 325900



- NV22G-NA22G
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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 just received my Kuat NV22G-NA22G E-trailer was phenomenal, Fast delivered it in about three days . The bike rack is incredibly well built (Super Strong). 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 . 289449



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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



- NV22G-NA22G
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Shipping was v. quick. Rack takes a little while to assemble since it is heavy and is shipped in several pieces, but the rack feels well made and is extremely easy to use once it is assembled and in place on the hitch. 268186


Comments
After one year, I am very impressed. The rack is definitely extremely easy to use - takes no time to load/unload bikes and they are held securely in transit. I highly recommend!
Joe C - 07/05/2017

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  • Rockymounts Split Rail 4 or Kuat Base 2.0 with 2 Bike Add On Comparison
    I really like the RockyMounts Split Rail # RKY1140-4 because it allows you to go from a 2 bike to either a 3 bike or 4 bike rack depending on the need. The Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B-BA02B is regarded by many as the nicest bike around but it's either 2 or 4. Split rail comes with a wall rack which is super convenient too. The Split Rail has a reputation for being very easy to operate, including the raise/lower lever, and has a fantastic anti-rattle device. If I were in your situation that's...
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Platform-Style Bike Carrier
    All of the 4-bike platform-style carriers that can be converted to a 2-bike option require a tool. This is for stabilization as well as a theft deterrence. I do like the platform style carriers versus the hanging bike racks because the platform bike carriers hold the bikes more securely that the hanging carriers. The Thule T2 Pro, part # TH9034XT-9036XT uses Allen head bolts to hold the 2-bike add-on. This bike rack has a strap to secure the rear wheel of the bike when placed on the...
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  • Platform 4-Bike Rack Comparison, Thule T2 vs. Saris Freedom SuperClamp vs. Kuat NV
    All three of the bike racks you mentioned are great options. Since you mentioned ease of installation I would recommend going with the lightest option of the three as that will make the biggest difference there. The Freedom SuperClamp part # SA4026F weighs in at 63 lbs, the T2 part # TH9044-TH9046 weighs 85 lbs, and the NV part # NV22G-NA22G weighs 82 lbs. Between those three I would go with the SuperClamp because it is considerable lighter than the other two. But honestly these three...
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  • Best 4 Bike Platform Rack Recommendation for Long Wheelbase Bikes with Fenders
    For bikes that have fenders you want to use a bike rack that grabs the bikes by the frame and not the wheel/tire. The Kuat NV part # NV22G-NA22G that you referenced is a great rack but it's not ideal for fendered bikes. Instead you'd want something like the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider # HR1400Z-FB which would be a great option. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. It can also carry bikes with up to a 60 inch wheelbase too.
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Platform Rack For 2012 Toyota Sienna With Curt Hitch
    Thanks for the info on your trailer hitch # C13105. That hitch puts the center of the hitch pin hole back 5-1/2 inches from the outside of the bumper. The Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray # NV22G-NA22G has a distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack of 10-1/2 inches or 5 inches from your bumper. The rack tilts away at an angle so the angle can be up to 45 degrees but most likely will not be with...
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  • 2+2 Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Honda Odyssey with Class III Hitch Receiver
    When it comes to purchasing a 2+2 style platform bike rack for your 2014 Honda Odyssey, my top recommendation would be for the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G-NA22G. The versatile design of this racks allows you to carry most bikes regardless of their size or frame design and it's aluminum construction makes it durable, lightweight, and corrosion resistant. As for the concern of the 2+2 style not being as sturdy as a 4 bike carrier, Kuat uses bolts to secure the 2 bike extension. By using bolts...
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  • Using Hitch Extender with Kuat NV Bike Rack to Clear Spare Tire on 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    When an extender is used, we typically advise that the tongue weight capacity of the receiver is decreased by 50 percent. In many cases, 50 percent of the original tongue weight capacity will be sufficient to carry the rack and the bikes placed on it. Due the the relatively heavy weight and long length of the Kuat # NV22G-NA22G, Kuat states that using an extender is not recommended. When you use an extender, not only are you increasing the distance between the load and the receiver...
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  • Recommended Four-Bike Rack That Allows Hatch to Open on 2017 Subaru Outback
    There are definitely four-bike platform racks which you can use with the Draw-Tite # 75673 that will alleviate any concerns you have about clearance issues with your 2017 Subaru Outback. The Kuat NV 2.0, # NV22G-NA22G, is one of our most popular four-bike platform racks due to it's user-friendly features. To address your primary concerns, the rack tilts down to give you access to your Outback's rear storage area via a simple foot lever, and does so even with the bikes loaded. It is also...
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  • Will Add-on for Kuat NV Fit the Kuat NV 2.0
    The add-on from the original Kuat NV will not fit on the new NV 2.0 # NV22G. The add-on for the NV 2.0 is # NA22G. Or they can be purchased together with # NV22G-NA22G. Another model is the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B. It's very similar to the NV 2.0 except it extends slightly further from the vehicle when installed and does not include the bike repair stand. It also has an available add-on to 4 bikes using # BA02B or to purchase both together use # BA22B-BA02B.
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  • Availability Of Hitch Bike Rack To Fit On the Rear Of a Travel Trailer
    When using a 2-inch hitch adapter that clamps to your 4-inch square RV bumper on a travel trailer you will not want to exceed the limits of your bumper. The bumper towing and tongue capacities may be indicated on the bumper itself, but if not you could check your trailers owner manual or contact the manufacturer of your travel trailer. Also remember when using a bolt-on adapter your bumper needs to be a 4x4 inch continuous-weld steel bumper. It cannot be used on spot welded or aluminum...
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  • Bike Rack for 4 Bikes for the Bumper on a 2017 Rockwood Ultra Light Travel Trailer
    There are only certain bike racks that are rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer. I have included a link to them for you. The Kuat NV # NV22G-NA22G is not rated for use on a RV or trailer so I cannot recommend it. What I do recommend is the Lets Go Aero BikeWing T4 4-Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Horizontal Wheel Mount Item # B01458 which is rated for use at the back of a trailer or RV. As a 4-bike rack that holds the bike at the wheels it is surprising light weighing in...
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  • Would 2 inch Hitch of 2015 Subaru Forester Have Capacity for Kuat NV 4 Bike Rack NV22G-NA22G
    2 inch hitches generally have quite a bit of tongue weight capacity but you might still check the capacity of the hitch you have installed on your 2015 Subaru Forester to make sure the weight of the Kuat NV 2.0 part # NV22G-NA22G plus your bikes would not exceed the capacity. The NV itself has a weight of 108 lbs. The 2 inch hitches we have for your vehicle like the # e98839 have a tongue weight capacity of 525 lbs which would be more than adequate.
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  • Carrying 4 Bikes on a 2017 Subaru Outback Touring Wagon with a Factory Hitch
    Class I hitches are always limited to only two bikes, as the weight of any bikes past the second can cause the forces applied to the hitch to be magnified, risking damage to the bike rack, vehicle or hitch. If you provide me with a little more information about your vehicle, I can make a better recommendation to fit more than two bikes onto your vehicle.
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  • Availability of Platform Bike Racks that Accommodate up to 4 Bikes with Add-on
    We have several options for a rack that can be used as a 2 bike carrier or a 4 bike carrier with an add-on. A customer favorite is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4, # HR1400Z. The second half of the rack pins into place for easy installation and removal when going from 2 to 4 bikes. It comes with an anti-rattle handle and its tilting design makes for easier bike loading and access to the rear cargo area. I have linked a video featuring this rack. Another popular rack with add-on...
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  • Best 4 Bike Rack for a 2015 Toyota Sienna
    For your situation and vehicle, I'd recommend going with the Saris Superclamp EX 4, part # SA4026F over the Kuat NV 2.0 Base + Addon, part # NV22G-NA22G at this time. The 2015 Toyota Sienna has a very low ground clearance to begin with and the height gained from the Saris Superclamp's design will help limit the worries you have about ground clearance for the bikes. Its significantly smaller overall dimensions will also help in parking the vehicle. Additionally, the cradle nature of...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And 4-Bike Carrier For 2012 Honda Odyssey
    First, the trailer hitch I recommend for your 2012 Odyssey is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75270. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. As the attached installation video shows, the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the 2012 Odyssey is 6 inches, which is important when choosing any accessories you wish to carry in the hitch. You are correct about the Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX Platform Rack, part # SA4026F. It does only...
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  • How to Determine if Kuat NV Bike Rack will Fit Your Jeep Wrangler
    Depends on what type of spare wheel to hitch pin clearance you have currently. If you measure the distance from the hitch pin hole of your 2017 Jeep Wrangler to the outer-most portion of your rear spare and it measures less than 10-1/2 inches the Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G-NA22G that you referenced will fit and work well. Typically Wranglers have around 12 inches of clearance but some hitches stick out further and a rack like this would fit.
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