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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 - NV22G

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.



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Video of Kuat NV 2.0 2-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 NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack Test Course

This is our test curse, let's start with the slalom. This shows side to side action such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering. Then to our alternating speed bumps. This shows testing actions such as hitting curbs, pot holes, road debris, or uneven pavement. Last of all the solid speed bumps. This shows up and down action, such as driving through a parking lot or parking garage or driving in and out of a driveway..


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (89 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

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



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



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



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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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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



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I researched bike racks for weeks and spoke to etrailer customer service twice before finally deciding on the NV22G platform rack. First, etrailer has great customer service! I asked specific questions regarding the use of the rack with my RAV4. The customer service rep checked with her colleagues and got me the right answers. I really appreciate the effort on their part. I have had the rack for a little over a month and am very impressed with the engineering and just how solidly it is built. I have only used it 4 times but the rack and how it transports bikes is rock solid. This rack does not bounce or rattle around. The bikes are very secure using the front wheel hooks and the rear wheel cinch straps. Choosing wheel hooks and cinch straps saves your bike frame of the risk of scratches. Assembly is straight forward but it helps to have an extra set of hands when you mount the platform trays. So far, I am very satisfied with my purchase. 559068



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Product was out of stock. We got a call from etrailer to let us know how long it would be out of stock and if we wanted to wait or do something else. We decided to wait and glad we did. Product came in earlier than expected. Happy with the bike rack exactly as described. 201090


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

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We've had every imaginable kind of bike rack for our family over the years. Roof mounted, hitch mounted, hatch mounted, spare tire mounted, etc. This is one of the best designed and executed rear receiver mount racks. It fits on our pick up truck and has a knob that lets you take up the clearance in the receiver so the rack doesn't rock as the truck bounces. This reduces the swaying that can be imparted to the rear of the vehicle and eliminates the noise caused by any tolerance in the fit. The locks for each bike are too short to grab the front wheel, but let you get the bike frame and the rear wheel. the hitch includes a locking hitch pin for the receiver. Very nicely made. The "pivot" is great and better made than any of our previous pivoting bike racks. Nicely over-engineered. 529240



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Not to big of a deal to put together. It is solid and secure and the best bike rack money can buy. I was a little concerned about the 1/2” diameter pin it came with , as I have a 5/8” hole in my receiver hitch. But , as the directions say, just pull the rack back until that little bit of slack is taken out and then tighten the slack adjuster / anti-rattle device the carrier comes with. Everything tightens up and there is no issues. It would be a different story if you were trying to pull a trailer with a 1/2” pin in a 5/8” hole , but this is just so your bike rack won’t slide out of the hitch. No worries. I am super stoked . I carry 2 downhill mtn. Bikes with 2.5 wide tires - no issues . It’s worth the money . 449059



- 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



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I received the rack very quickly from eTrailer.com, faster than expected, which is always nice. Of course UPS beat the tar out of the box, but the rack was packed well and survived the abuse without a scratch. Assembly was quick and easy, 4 main bolts and 1 for the tilt release lever, that was it. This rack is built like a tank, I'm impressed with the construction and finish. Test fit my road bike (Cannondale Synapse Carbon) and wife's MTB (Cannondale Foray) in just a few minutes. Bikes fit well and felt very solid. Overall I'm a very happy camper and would highly recommend the rack and eTrailer.com. 270088



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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



- NV22G

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



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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 was a little hesitant about spending this much money on a bike rack, but it was definitely worth it. I had an aftermarket 2" Class III hitch installed on my 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, and I wanted a bike rack that could safely secure and transport my road and mountain bike. The rack secures in the receiver with ease and has an adjustable knob to remove any sway that may occur while driving. Assembly was simple and loading and unloading bikes could not be easier. I highly recommend the NV 2 to anyone looking for a high quality platform rack. 145720



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The directions were fantastic and easy to follow. I put this together without help but a second pair of hands would have been nice. This mount seems to be very well made and is much heavier than I had thought. I just received it so I can not speak about its functionality as of now. It is build very, very well. Also, Etrailer delivered this mount in 3 days from the time I placed my order. I was also able to get them on the phone quickly when I had a question. Im a happy customer. 441875



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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. 416902



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I just installed the N105. It was easy to put together. It would be nice if it was 10 pounds lighter, but plan on leaving it on the car, that's a minor point. 30 mile shakedown cruise up to 60 MPH showed it to hold the bike rock steady. Happy, happy. 278140



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



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The rack is one of if not the best bike racks on the market. The rack is simple to set up. When in use the rack functions extremely well and bikes secured to the rack when mobile even in rough terrain. I am extremely happy with this product and would recommend to anyone interested in a hitch mounted bike rack. Thank you etrailer.com for the excellent service all the way through the entire purchase process. 521312



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Just received the NV22G and assembled it. Quite sturdy and very well built! Went together without a hitch (no pun intended). One thing to note is that assembly would be much easier with another set of hands so keep that in mind. The unit assembled quickly and I had it attached to the truck, adjusted, and bike loaded within an hour. Quite impressed with it after the first test drive with bike loaded! 384297


Comments

I have nothing but good things to say about this product. It is solid, stable, and sturdy. Id absolutely recommend this and would purchase again.

John S - 05/24/2018

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Great product. Easy Installation on my Kia Niro. My only complaint is that it’s a little too heavy for this 70 year old. I’ll have to do a little more weight lifting. Here it is on my Kia Niro. 436322



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This is a fantastic product. Very well made, easy to put together. I have an electric bike and it weighs about 50 lbs. This rack handled it without a problem. Etrailer followed up on my order before they sent it to confirm it, it came quickly via UPS. I have purchased other racks from Etrailer and they are an awesome retailer to work with. They matched the lowest price I could find as well! 570522



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Love this bike rack. We have 2 low-entry or step-through bikes. This rack works great. Solid. Smooth. Not hard to put together if you have another person to help you for about 10 minutes. I would note that this rack didn't work well with a front fender on our bikes. I took the front fenders off and had no problem. I ordered from etrailer. Good price. Fast delivery. 460977



- NV22G

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This is an incredible rack. The attention to detail is first rate. It was very easy to assemble and amazingly sturdy and stable. We recently purchased two pedal assist mountain bikes and the combined weight was too much for our old rack. This rack handles the two bikes very handily. The rack arrived a day early and was in perfect condition. 547712



- NV22G

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We bought this rack for our electric bikes after seeing the bike dealer using-but he also used the additional 2-bike add-on. This product is well built and incorporates a mobile repair stand, foot release and cable locks as highly functional adds. Very happy with this product and the purchase/delivery process through etrailer (as usual!). 516858



- NV22G

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Are you kidding me? After owning a few different racks, I can fully back the Kuat NV 2.0. What a great rack. It's sturdy. It has the built in trail-doc for roadside bike adjustments. It has a built in lock. It's attractive. All positive things to say. I could not be more impressed with the build quality and ownership. 457913



- NV22G

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



- NV22G

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Got rack in great shape! Put it on and all looks good so far! I'll be using it this weekend and write a review. But I took pics and very happy with Lisa's ACCURATE help........like she said "I'd squeak out the clearance I'd need" I can Happily say she was right! Perfectly AWESOME! 468257



- NV22G

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I had excellent service with purchasing my new bike rack! I returned one that I had ordered with the help of Natalie and everything went smoothly. I love my new rack. It is very sturdy, it's very heavy for me to put on myself but a very nice bike rack. 428634



- NV22G

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This bike rack is big and black and looks totally awesome on the back of my GMC Yukon. It is solidly built and works great. Thanks to the tilt function, I can get in and out of the back of my SUV even with bikes in the rack. Worth the price! 141548



- NV22G

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This is a perfect bike rack! Traveled to Myrtle Beach SC, Skytop PA and around both areas. Very solid rack - love the tilt down feature that lets me get into the back of my truck without removing the bikes. You get what you pay for. 448908



- NV22G

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Love, love, love this bike rack. Functional, easy to use, secures bikes well for the ride and from theft, tilts out so I can still access the back of my vehicle, folds up when not in use and looks great on top of it all. 269766


Comments

Still my favorite rack ever...and I have owned quite a few. Holding up well, quick and easy to use, looks nice and is nice and tight in the receiver. Love it.

Steph S - 01/16/2018

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- NV22G

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Great service and communication. Rack arrived and took about 45 minutes to assemble. Looks great and is very high quality. Fits well with zero slop with the tightening nob. Thank you! I love it. 466770



- NV22G

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Easy installation and extremely sturdy, I was amazed on the great craftsmanship and sweet color layout. Satisfied to the core thank you Etrailer for everything. The Curt and Kuat! Look awesome. 575617



- NV22G

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My experience with this bike platform has been pleasurable. Absolutely the best bike rack I've every used or owned. I will be purchasing the add on to make it a 4 bike carrier in the future. 240568



- NV22G

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This is the top of the line bike rack, you just can't go wrong with that one. As for E trailer best service I've seen for an online shop, and I've shopped online for quite a bit of time now! 142997



- NV22G

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Very well built rack. I love all the features. It was hard to assemble by myself. The directions need to be clearer and also the illustrations. Otherwise it is a very well made product. 403275



- NV22G

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I have no worries when hauling my bikes with this rack. Love the addition of being able to work on a bike at the trails or races with the stand. Super easy to load and unload. 381890



- NV22G

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Very nice rack, not the most easiest to assemble, but not impossible. Go slow, directions Are good. Am pleased, recommend! 540236



- NV22G

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Everything was just as promised: the bike rack arrived well packed. Excellent instructional videos made the install a breeze. 557140



- NV22G

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I am extremely happy with this bike rack. Very well designed and built. It is gorgeous to look at on my SUV. 407192



- NV22G

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Good people to deal with,good service,very helpful with any questions,very fast delivery, highly recommended 490937



- NV22G

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Great instructions with the hitch and bike rack on my way to the trails ;-) 201931



- NV22G

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Best Bike Rack Available Great Service Quick Delivery Thanks 560215



- NV22G

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Best rack available. 520100



- NV22G

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Awesome Product. 382975


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  • Comparing the Yakima HoldUp, Kuat NV 2.0 and Thule T2 Classic Platform-Style Bike Racks
  • I've linked you to product demonstration videos of all three bike racks. The best of the three racks will depend on the features you're interested in and which features you find most important. First some similarities. All three racks are capable of folding up against the rear of the vehicle when the bikes are removed, and all three can tilt rearward with the bikes in place, allowing easier access to the rear trunk or liftgate of the vehicle. All three racks include hitch locks of some...
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  • Differences Between Kuat NV 2.0 Base and Non-Base Model
  • 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 the bike repair stand mounted on the end. The # NV22G, when installed in the hitch, will sit closer to your vehicle when folded down then the NV 2.0 Base bike rack. Basically...
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  • What's the Difference Between the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Rack and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rake
  • 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,as you stated, the bike repair stand. The # NV22G, when installed in the hitch, will sit closer to your vehicle when folded down then the NV 2.0 Base bike rack. Both racks...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Kuat NV 2.0 and the Older Version of the Rack
  • 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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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Carry 2 Electric Bikes with Alternative Frames and Fenders
  • I do have a recommendation for you but the Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22G, isn't going to work with your fenders. Wheel mount bike racks rarely work with bikes that have fenders. Instead take a look at the Saris Freedom, part # SA4412B. It has the same 60 pound capacity as the Kuat and hold the bikes by the frame. The cradles that grab the frame are adjustable and can be attached to the bikes at different locations and angles. I've linked a video so you can see how a bike is actually...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendations that Offer the Most Stability
  • 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 # HR1450. All of these racks are very similar and are very popular racks that we offer. It...
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  • Will Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Fit 2016 Toyota Tacoma and Allow Tailgate to Fold Down When Tilted
  • 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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  • Platform Bike Rack Options for a 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Since we have quite a variety of platform mount bike racks to choose from to use with your 2018 Honda CR-V I will give you a couple of recommendations. A good entry-level platform bike rack is the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # B01311. This is a lightweight bike rack that can hold up to two 40 lb bikes by securing their wheels to the cradles. This means that it can accommodate a wide variety of bikes as long as they do not have a fender or basket. For access to your rear cargo area, the BikeWing...
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  • Is The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Compatible With 4.8 Tires Using The Kuat Phat Bike Adapter Kit?
  • I reached out to my contact at Kuat and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Pearl, # SH22P, will fit tires only up to 3 inches with the additional strap. The bike carriers they have that will fit the 4.8 inch tires are the Kuat NV 2.0 Base Rack # BA22B, the Kuat NV 2.0 for 2 Inch Hitches # NV22G, and the Kuat Transfer # TS02G. With these options, you would still need the Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Transfer Platform Bike Racks, # APBK.
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  • Recommendation for Hitches and Bike Racks for a 2011 Infiniti FX35 and 1998 Toyota 4Runner
  • Between the bike racks that you mentioned,Thule T2 Pro XTB # TH9034XT, the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G, and the Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack # Y02443, I recommend the Yakima HoldUp rack because it fits you application the best. The Yakima bike rack can carry a wheel diameter between 14-29 inches. Being able to carry a tire as low as 14 inches will allow to carry the smaller child's bikes. Kuat and Thule have a 20 inch minimum on their wheel diameter. Also, the when folded up the Yakima rack measures...
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  • Can Add-On for Kuat NV 2.0 Fit the Original NV
  • The 2-Bike Add-on, part # NA22G, fits the current Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22G, but unfortunately does not fit the original model. If you need to upgrade to a 4-bike rack you might take a look at the RockyMounts SplitRail, part # RKY1140-4. When using only 2 bikes it has the same 60 pound per bike weight capacity however, that does drop to 40 pounds when adding the 3rd and 4th bikes. Similarly to the NV, it does include locks for the rack and the bikes, and it also holds the bikes by...
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  • Dimension/Clearance Dimensions Between Kuat NV and NV Base Bike Racks
  • The big difference is the bike stand that the NV 2.0 part # NV22G comes with and the lack of it on the # BA22B which is the base model of this rack. For the NV 2.0 here are the dimensions: 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" For the base model here are the dimensions: Closest part of rack when folded down: 11-3/4" Closest part of rack...
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  • Is Adapter Available to Carry Childrens 16 Inch Bike with Kuat Sherpa
  • Even with Wheel Adapter, # PN2024, the smallest bike that can be carried on the Kuat Sherpa, # SH22G or the Kuat NV, # NV22G, is a 20 inch bike so this rack would not work for the 16 inch kid's bike. Good news is I do have a solution. Take a look at the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2, # HR1000. You would just need to use the Kids Bike Wheel Hoop Adapters, # HRSW-ADP-2, and you will be ready to go. Another option would be to go with a hanging rack like the Thule Vertex 2 Bike Rack, # TH9028XT...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport for Bike Rack
  • For your 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport the correct hitch is the Curt hitch part # C13396 which is a confirmed fit. This will work well with your Kuat NV part # NV22G or if you have the older version of this rack.
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  • Length of Receiver Tube on EcoHitch X7211 for a 2014 Subaru Impreza Wagon
  • The length of the receiver on hitch # 306-X7211 isn't the issue. It is were the hitch pin hole is relative to the end of the receiver which on this model is close to 1-1/2 inches. Standard is around 2 inches (on center). The receiver (approximately 3 inches long) on this hitch is open at the back so the length of the shank on the bike rack would not be a factor (unless it was excessively long) but its hitch pin hole placement will be. On the Kuat NV # NV22G the distance from the center...
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