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

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

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This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with adjustable hooks and sliding straps. The rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes locks and a built-in repair stand. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number NV22G 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 - Gunmetal Gray. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks

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

This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with adjustable hooks and sliding straps. The rack tilts down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. Includes locks and a built-in repair stand.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Versatile design - holds most bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or brake style
  • Ratcheting hooks firmly grip your bikes by the front wheels - no frame contact
    • TPE coating prevents hooks from scratching and scuffing your bike paint
  • Hand-tightening cam system provides tool-free installation in your hitch
    • Turn knob to tighten rack in hitch and help eliminate rattle in the connection
  • Large front-wheel cradles make it easy to load your bikes
  • Sliding, ratcheting straps let you carry bikes of different lengths
    • Included adapter lets you carry a bike with fat tires up to 4-13/16" wide
    • Adapter (APBK - sold separately) lets you carry an additional bike with fat tires
  • Front-mounted foot lever lets a single person easily tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access
    • Fold the rack up for storage
  • Built-in bike repair stand lets you perform on-the-go maintenance
    • Fits 3/4" - 2-1/2" diameter tubing
    • Adjusts for optimal bike positioning
  • Keyed-alike locks included for bikes and rack
    • Hitch lock secures rack to vehicle
    • Cable lock secures bikes to rack
    • 2 Keys included
  • Lightweight aluminum is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Optional add-on (NA22G - sold separately) lets you carry up to 4 bikes
  • Gunmetal gray and anodized orange 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: 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 trays hold your bikes with no frame contact. The rack tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access and it folds up for storage. The aluminum rack has an integrated work stand for on-the-go repairs, it installs without tools, and it includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.


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 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.


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.



NV22G Kuat Envy 2 Bike Carrier for 2-Inch Hitches - Tray Style - Aluminum - Gunmetal Gray

Item # NV22G

Installation Details NV22G Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (142 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.

- NV22G
by:

Well engineered and extremely well built! I’ll never use anything but a Kuat again. Thank you for a great transaction! 772943



- NV22G
by:

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


Comments
Good. Some of the parts had to be replaced multiple times due to weathering. The locks have been the biggest issue for me with the rack. They never work consistently due to design. If it was possible to get locks insulated from elements the rack would be [two thumbs up] ..... I never know when I travel if I’m going to have to lock my bike in the car or to the rack. Hopefully someone will engineer a replacement part to fix this problem. Other then that it’s a fantastic bike rack and simple to use.
Jason - 03/05/2020

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Also , I noticed that if muffler is right in line with bike rack the condensation from muffler hitting rack increases the weather of locks on Kuat
Jason - 03/05/2020

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- NV22G
by:

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

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- NV22G
by:

This bike rack was exactly as shown on the website and arrived in excellent conditions with all parts included and clear assembly instructions. While I was doing the assembly, which is not difficult, a number of passersby stopped to observe and comment as to the high quality of the product. Great bike rack with very good operating characteristics. Well designed. 711447



- NV22G
by:

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:

Satisfied 710634



- NV22G
by:

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:

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

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- NV22G
by:

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

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- NV22G
by:

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



- NV22G
by:

Have used it on a 2015 Audi Q5 with an aftermarket Curt 2" hitch. LOVE it! We were looking for the longest tongue that we could find so that when stored upright, it wouldn't hit the bumper. With the advice of the etrailer phone rep...we got 4 place model which is what we ended up with..(we got the add-on) Avid mountain bikers that love this setup. The model is very solid with 4 bikes! Also like how you can adjust the front wheel cradle so that the bars won't rub on other bars/seats. Heavy when you lower the rack "loaded" to open hatchback, but that's what you'll deal with when going with a setup that doesn't touch the frame which is what we want and need. Much nicer than the Thule/Yakima options that other friends have. A lot better looking too!! It does slightly block the tail lights so added some reflectors for those "distracted drivers" ;-) Highly recommend and feel price is worth it. 515474



- NV22G
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I 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



- 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
by:

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



- NV22G
by:

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


Comments
Thanks for pointing this out, Larry! Whenever you carry less bikes than the rack calls for, you should start loading your bikes closest to the vehicle and work your way out to avoid stress on the rack and your vehicle frame.
-- Laura E - 05/31/2017

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- NV22G
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Have not had a chance to use it yet but sure is a nice piece of equipment ! I am extremely pleased with the service at e trailer, talk about exceeding customer's expectations ! Was kept informed and updated on possible shipped dates. I was not expecting this rack until September but got it yesterday and i couldn't be happier ! Thanks again E trailer ! 860044



- NV22G
by:

Can't think of a single thing I don't like about this rack. It's very well engineered. 855492



- NV22G
by:

Very easy to load and remove bikes. Takes very little space when folded up (not in use). Easily tilts away from liftgate, even with bikes loaded, for access to back of vehicle. 849063



- NV22G
by:

Use often, excellent product. Highly re commend. 831501



- NV22G
by:

I just installed the rack and it's awesome! i love it. Easy to assemble and install, and easy to use. Only negative thing is that the delivery time was over 4 weeks from time of order. Not sure if it was due to product availability and/or COVID. 820236



- NV22G
by:

Bought this to replace the one that was on the back of my truck when someone rear ended me. The previous one that was damage took very little total damage and protected my truck completely which goes to show how sturdy it is. Oh yeah it's also an amazing bike rack but I'm guessing you already knew that. 820156



- NV22G
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This is a beautiful rack. The fit and finish on it is impeccable. It is very well thought out and designed. I was replacing an older Yakima rack that hooked on the frame and had left several marks on the frame from friction and rubbing. I like the fact that the NV 2.0 does not touch the frame at all. It is heavy but able to carry much heavier bikes than some other platform racks I had looked at. I was very happy with this rack. 799280



- NV22G
by:

I recieved great service, a very good price, and free shipping for my bike rack. The assembly was very straight forward. I’m looking forward to many fine trips with the Kuat bike rack. 792007



- NV22G
by:

Product is great quality. Heavy components and not difficult to assemble and install. 784786



- NV22G
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Good service, good products. 768066


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    On the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G for 2-inch hitches the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole in the shank to the rear-most part of the rack when it is in use is 33-inches. The rack has a height rise in its shank of 3-1/2-inches to help with ground clearance. I presume that the hitch you're considering having fabricated will be on your vehicle, and NOT on a camper, trailer or motorhome. This is important since this excellent Kuat carrier is not rated for use on...
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    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G and the NV 2.0 # NV22G that you referenced are both excellent platform-style racks that will hold your bikes by the front wheels with no frame contact. These are top-of-the-line carriers and you really would not go wrong with either option. As you mentioned, the NV does have wheel cradles that can support fat tire bikes with up to 4.8 inch wide tires and does have a higher weight capacity of 60 pounds per bike (40 pounds per bike on the Sherpa). The NV does...
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    The Kuat NV 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack, # NV22G, and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform rack, # BA22B. are both very similar bike racks. Both racks can be expanded to a 4-bike rack, # NA22G add-on for the NV 2.0 and # BA02B for the NV 2.0 Base, and both racks have very similar specs. The NV 2.0 # NV22G does include one major feature over the base, the bike repair stand. If you've ever been out at the track/trail and wished you had a bike stand to make working on the bike easier this...
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    We have one solution that matches all of the criteria you need. The Kuat NV part # NV22G has the capacity for your heavier bike and is a platform rack that is super easy to load unload. Now to allow it to swing away you'd need to also use the hinge kit part # PVP20B which will allow the rack to swing out loaded. This is the only option we have that covers all your bases and it would work really well!
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    Depending on the weight of your bikes, the simple to use Swagman X mount, part # S80940 would be a good choice if he combined weight of the bikes was no more than 50 lbs. The X mount has a 100 lb capacity, and the NV rack itself weighs a bit less than 50 lbs. You'd want to be sure that the X mount is lag-bolted to wall studs as drywall alone wouldn't provide enough support. If the combined weight of the rack and the bikes exceeds 100 lbs, go with the Boone Docking Station, part # BH92422...
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    Based on your description it's pretty hard to say for certain what rack you saw. I do have a way to help you though. If you check out the road course videos I attached to the right you can see how stable a bike rack will be while loaded and traveling. I attached videos for the Kuat NV # NV22G, the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670, the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02443, and the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1450Z-E. All of these racks are very similar and are very popular racks that we offer. It...
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  • Can a Kuat NV Bike Rack be Adapted to a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The Kuat NV Bike Rack, # NV22G, can be adapted to a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver using a reducer sleeve like part # 58102. The Kuat NV has an anti-rattle shank that will eliminate movement in the reducer, but there are no anti-rattle devices for the reducer sleeve in the 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver. For a bike rack that would eliminate rattle in the sleeve and the trailer hitch, I recommend looking at the Thule T2 Bike Rack, # TH9044. You would still need the reducer sleeve, but this...
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    I attached an install video of the Kuat NV2.0 part # NV22G on a 2015 Toyota Tacoma and at the 36 second mark you can see that the tailgate can fold down when the rack is tilted with a bike loaded. It would be the same for a 2016 Tacoma since the trucks didn't' change.
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    The Boone Hang2 Wall Mounted Hitch Rack Storage, part # BH90H3FS will work with the Kuat hitch mounted bike racks with a 2 inch shank, like part # NV22G. This wall mount has a weight capacity of 90 lbs. If you have the smaller 1-1/4 inch shank on your Kuat Bike Rack, like part # NV12G , you can use the replacement cross pin, part # BH85858 to be able to use the smaller shank hitch pin hole.
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  • Will 2015 Subaru Forester Exhaust Damage the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack
    With Curt 2 inch trailer hitch # C13144 installed on your 2015 Subaru Forester there should be around 4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the rear bumper. When installed in the hitch the Kuat NV # NV22G will be about 6-1/2 inches from the back of the rear bumper to the closest part of the rack. But there is also a 3-1/2 inch rise in the shank of the bike rack which will effectively move it out of the path of the exhaust. The issue is not the vehicle muffler but...
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  • Best Overall Bike Rack for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    In my opinion the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray # NV22G is the best overall bike rack for a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. My reasoning is this bike has features that make the user experience excellent and gives options for expansion. For instance, the locking wheel hooks are standard on many platform racks and accommodate most bike styles (without fenders) so there is no frame contact, but not all racks can carry bikes up to 60 lbs each and...
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    There were quite a bit of updates for the new NV which Kuat spent three years working on. One of the biggest differences the new Kuat NV 2.0 part # NV22G has over the previous version is that the wheel cradles can now accommodate tires up to 4.8 inches in width. The hitch pin design allows you to install the rack without any tools instead of needing a wrench for the anti-rattle bolt. The foot release lever can now allow the rack to tilt down for more access to the rear cargo area....
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  • Using Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack NV22G in Receiver on Rear of Travel Trailer
    The Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack you referred to, part # NV22G would work great in the hitch on your truck when you use an adapter like part # HT02. The rack is NOT recommended for use on the rear of a towed travel trailer. Bike racks installed on the rear of a towed trailer are subjected to greater shaking and bouncing forces, for two primary reasons. 1) The suspension of a trailer is usually more stiff than a comparable vehicle suspension and 2) The greater than average overhang distance...
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