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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 - NV22G

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Kuat
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • 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

Installation Details NV22G Installation instructions



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 Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Kuat NV2.0 Platform Style 2 bike rack for 2 inch hitches, part number NV22G. This premium bike rack holds 2 bikes on the rear of our vehicle without any frame contact. It tilts away, even with bikes loaded, to give us full access to our rear hatch. Our bikes are held in place in 2 spots. We have this wheel hook going over our front wheel putting down pressure into the front wheel cradle here. It'll work with tire sizes from 20 inches all the way up to 29 inches.

Here in the rear, we have an adjustable strap, it'll accommodate wheel bases up to 48 inches. The rack features integrated cable locks. You won't have to purchase them separately. As you can see, we have extra wide cradles that will accommodate road bikes, mountain bikes, and even fat tire bikes up to 4 1/2 inches wide, with the addition of the Kuat fat tire strap, part number APBK. We have that same tire spacing here, with our wheel hooks. With our bikes unloaded, it folds up for compact storage.

We'll just use that same lever we used to tilt it down, raise it up, until it snaps in. This will be ideal for parallel parking, or pulling in your garage. With it in the storage position, another premium feature, is the built-in bike repair stand. It extends out from the platform of our rack, and cradles our bike on the top tube. This gets our bike up off the ground, so it's easy to perform maintenance. It's easily adjustable for optimal bike positioning, and when not in use, it stores out of the way.

The whole bike rack is made out of a light weight aluminum construction, with a power-coat finish, so it's going to be durable and rust resistant. It has a weight capacity of 60 pounds per bike, and it features a limited lifetime warranty. You can turn this into a 4 bike rack with the addition of part number NA22G. Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. Now this bike rack weighs about 49 pounds, so if you need to get an extra set of hands to load it up, that's okay, but we'll just line up our pin holes. That looks pretty good.

Then we can take our included pin and lock, we'll just bring that through, flip on our lock the other side, and put on our dust cap. Once we have our pin in place, we'll make our way back to our knob here. This is going to be our anti-rattle knob, and by turning this clockwise, it's going to reduce a lot of rattle and play within our receiver in our bike rack, to make for a nice solid ride for our 2 bikes. To get ready to load up our bikes, we'll need to lower it down to the platform position. We can do that by coming down to this lever here. We can push on it, lower it down until it snaps into position. We'll need to raise out our wheel hook, and also raise it up. We can do that by pressing down on the button here. We'll also need to undo our rear wheel strap. We'll press in on the grey button here, and then just bring the strap out. When loading up our bikes, it's always a good idea to put the heaviest bike on first. In this case, it's going to be our mountain bike here. We can secure our bike first by the front wheel. We'll bring up our front wheel hook here, and it's going to end up in front of our brakes or our fork, whatever comes first. We'll bring it down. Once it makes contact with the tire, we can push it in place. For our rear wheel strap here, we can adjust it along the platform. I'm just going to line it up with center with the tire, bring the strap between our spokes, and then pull it nice and tight. I've gone ahead and loaded up a second bike. The only thing left to do is to run our cable locks. We can find those right here at the end. It's just going to lock back into itself. We'll go around the rear portion of the frame, and then we've got it locked. With both of our bikes secure, let's go ahead and take it out on our test course and see how it performs. This is our test course. Let's start with the slalom. This shows side to side action, such as turning corners, or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps. This shows twisting action, such as hitting curbs, pot holes, road debris, or any of the pavement. Last of all, the solid speed bumps. This shows up and down action, such as driving through a parking lot, or a parking garage, or driving in and out of the driveway. That's going to complete our look at the Kuat NV2.0 Platform Style 2 bike rack for 2 inch hitches. Part number NV22G.


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   (127 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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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
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Satisfied 710634



- NV22G
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This bike rack was exactly as shown on the website and arrived in excellent conditions with all parts included and clear assembly instructions. While I was doing the assembly, which is not difficult, a number of passersby stopped to observe and comment as to the high quality of the product. Great bike rack with very good operating characteristics. Well designed. 711447



- NV22G
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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


Comments
Still by far the best hitch mounted bike rack on the market.
Gene - 02/27/2019

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


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Cant say enough about it. Been a year now and it still works and looks like new. Yes I take good care of my things but it has been a great product to have. Very well made.
Joe G - 05/20/2019

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- NV22G
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Rack arrived today. I will not lie, it is heavy and therefore cumbersome to assemble. Despite that, I was able to assemble and install it in just under one hour. I did this on my own, another person would have cut this time in half. The rack checks all the boxes of wants and needs. That same weight noted before makes it rock solid. The anti-rattle feature to tighten the hitch is wonderful. Handle/pedal to change from upright position to bike holding rack to tilt away from my Subaru 2010 Forester was incredibly simple and smooth. I was all set to buy the Thule T2 Pro XT 2 and a friend told me about this Kuat NV 2.0. I am so happy. I knew it was more expensive, but free shipping and price was discounted at checkout when I purchased it from etrailer.com. Great surprise. This rack is well thought out, has superb quality features, and I am convinced that I made the best choice. All things aside, it also really looks nice. 498287


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One-year later and still just as satisfied and just as impressed. Need a bike rack, this is the one you need. I am particular and particularly impressed.
Marc - 04/19/2019

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- NV22G
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The process has been very easy. From order to on time delivery to assembly. This rack arrived today, I set a half hour aside for assembly. You will need nothing for this easy job. The Allen wrench is included with the rack. Follow the directions and you'll be very happy. As you can see in the two photos, the bikes are on the rack with ease. I have not driven yet, but shook the bikes by hand and rocked them around pretty good. Very little movement, very solid. The rack is a bit more expensive than others, but with its good looks, the ease of operation, and solid construction, I couldn't be happier. Linc 378847



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



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



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



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



- NV22G
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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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- NV22G
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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



- NV22G
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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



- NV22G
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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


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


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Still very happy with this purchase. Use it often
Joshua F - 07/03/2019

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- 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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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



- NV22G
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Well engineered and extremely well built! I’ll never use anything but a Kuat again. Thank you for a great transaction! 772943



- NV22G
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Good service, good products. 768066



- NV22G
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This is the second one I have purchased, which is telling how much I like it. I was rear-ended, and my previous one was damaged enough that I was within an insignificant amount of just replacing the whole thing with a new one. It is possible to replace just individual parts of this rack if you back into something and do less damage. Done, just replaced. I was impressed by the strength of this rack, and it saved my car. They say don't stand on this rack, but I've often stood on the center to fiddle with my cyclocomputer. It's heavy, but definitely not fragile. The only single reason I don't give this 5 stars is because the trail dock fits onto its neck with a pair of aluminum rivets, not a bolt, so it becomes a bit loose and cannot be tightened. I had problems with my previous trail dock, and they replaced it under warranty. Also, the whole thing is made in China, not anywhere in the Western world, and I think for what they charge that the whole supply chain could be put in Dixie, LA, or made by a robot in France. I thought before that I would buy 1-Up's aluminum rack which is made in Colorado. I re-bought the Kuat because it is more compact, stronger, and easy to buy. 1-Up has the hokiest website ever, and limited availability. Kuat runs a great website and sells all of their components. It's a darned nice rack, and it's a joy to use. I'm not sure it's worth what it costs, but I think it must be the best one so far for just least annoyances. 766985



- NV22G
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Great product and etrailer is a great company to do business with. 763262



- NV22G
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Shipping was very fast, the kuat nv 2.0 was very well packaged with all hardware and tools required for easy assembly. It took me about 20 min to open and assemble. The high quality materials used do make it a little on the heavy side , but I expect years of trouble free use out of it. Not just a season or 2 like some racks 762169



- NV22G
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Arrived intact and very quickly with free shipping. Easy to assemble. Feels rock solid. Despite the warning that you cannot use with front fenders (which we discovered buried in the manual after purchasing) the front wheel retention gadget holds securely to the fork stabilizers on our mountain ebikes. Cable locks look easy to defeat but would probably slow down a thief long enough to run into a store for 5min. Nice design. It is clear that they put a lot of thought into the design and construction of this rack and actually tried using it before selling it. Great upgrade from our hanger-style Yakima rack that the ebikes could barely be loaded on because of their nonstandard frame designs. First Kuat product for me. Won't be the last. 727424



- NV22G
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Really well-built rack. Better than my Thule I had prior to this. Look forward to getting the other half of it when I need it! 704990


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  • 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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    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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    To determine if the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G will fit the 2 inch receiver on your Honda Pilot (it does not fit Class I or II 1-1/4 inch receivers), you will need to measure the distance between the receiver hitch pin hole and the furthest rearward point of the bumper (see photo). I've linked you to an FAQ article that explains how to take this measurement. If this measurement is less than 7 inches, the Kuat NV will fit in the receiver of your Honda Pilot and will have sufficient clearance...
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    The list of bike racks we offer that either come with a ramp for loading or one can be added are as follows; Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # NV22G with the Access Ramp for Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack part # ANVBRB, Saris MTR 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4031-33 with the Ramp for Saris MTR Bike Rack part # SA4130, and the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack part # TH903202. In regards to the depth of the wheel tray, the edge will go to the Saris MTR. This bike rack also like...
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  • 4-Bike Platform Rack Recommendation that Can Swing Away for Rear Vehicle Cargo Access
    Just recently a few of the bike rack manufacturers released pivoting hitch adapters that can be used with platform bike racks so we have just what you are looking for! The best adapter is then the Yakima Backswing part # Y02483 as it has the same weight capacity as the Thule Access part # TH9037 but weighs 20 lbs lighter so it's an easier option to use and install. You also referenced the Kuat NV 2.0 part # NV22G which is a really great 2 bike rack. Some consider to be the best so for...
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  • Availability of Kuat Platform Bike Rack to Allow Rear Door to Swing Open on 2018 Lexus LX 570
    I do have a great solution for you, however we don't have a platform-style bike rack (Kuat or otherwise) that can sit low enough to avoid interference with the swinging rear door on your 2018 Lexus LX 570. All of the Kuat platform carriers will sit about 10 to 12 inches above the center of the hitch pin hole, whether down for use or tilted back for rear cargo access. For your Lexus LX 570 I think your best option will be with the Kuat NV 2.0 Platform Rack # NV22G you were looking at...
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  • Will Kuat NV Bike Rack Fit 2014 Ford F-150 Well
    The Kuat NV part # NV22G that you referenced would fit and work well in the hitch of your 2014 Ford F-150. We had the chance to test fit this rack on a similar 2012 Ford F-150 (see attached demo video), and we found that there was a decent amount of tailgate access when it was folded down.
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  • Can Backup Camera Be Used with Kuat NV Bike Rack Installed
    When you have a bike rack like the Kuat NV part # NV22G installed in the hitch of a vehicle you greatly limit what can be seen out of a backup camera. Backup sensors can also give false readings as well. The camera should still be able to see through and around the bikes for the most part though.
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  • Will the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G Fit on My 2016 Jeep Wrangler-Unlimited With a Spare Tire
    Since a lot of Jeep owners like to use different size tires for their application, you will need to do some measuring to see if the Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22G, will fit on your 2016 Jeep Unlimited-Wrangler with a spare tire. When the bike rack is folded down, as if you were getting ready to load bikes, the closest part to your Jeep from the center of the hitch pin hole is 10-1/2 inches. If you were to fold it up, as if you were trying to park in close quarters, the closest part from the...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for Both a 20 Inch Wheel Folding Bike and an Electric Stromer Bike
    I assume your Stromer bike is an e-bike and for a folding bike in addition, I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray # NV22G or # NV12G for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers. Because your folding bike has a 20 inch wheel, I also recommend the adapter # 016-025-00-00. This rack will hold your bikes securely by the wheels and won't have any frame contact. A unique feature of this rack is the integrated bike stand for repairs if...
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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 # HR1450Z-E. All of these racks are very similar and are very popular racks that we offer. It...
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  • Can Tailgate be Opened with Kuat NV Bike Rack Installed on a 2006 Honda Ridgeline
    On the Kuat NV, # NV22G, when no bikes are on it and you have the arms folded down it measures 13-1/8 inches from the center of the hitch opening to the top most part of the rack. But if you have the arms folded down and also tilt the rack down it measures 11-7/8 inches. So it is possible that you will be able to open the tailgate on your 2006 Honda Ridgeline with the bike rack still in the hitch. You would have to lower the tailgate and then measure from the center of the receiver opening...
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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 # LGA54FR. 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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  • Hitch Recommendation for Using Kuat NV Bike Rack with 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The factory 1-1/4 inch hitches on the 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon are made strangely and not every bike rack will fit them well which is why we recommend the Yakima Holdup part # Y02445 which we know will fit. Now if you go with an aftermarket hitch like the Draw Tite # 76227 that allows you to basically install whichever rack you wanted. For example the Kuat NV part # NV22G that you referenced would fit and work well in this hitch. If this is the rack you are wanting (I don't blame you),...
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  • Differences Between Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and NV 2.0 Bike Racks
    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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  • Easy to Load Swing Away Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Heavier Bike
    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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  • Can the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G Be Used on a Travel Trailer
    Bike racks mounted at the rear of any travel trailer are subjected to additional shaking and jarring forces, due to the extended distance from the rear axle to the rear bumper, and because travel trailers will have a stiffer suspension than a passenger vehicle. According to our friends at Kuat, the NV 2.0, as well as the rest of their racks are neither designed nor recommended for use behind a travel trailer. This being said, we do offer several racks that are specifically designed...
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  • Best Fat Tire Bike Rack with Tilt to Allow Tailgate Access with Bikes Loaded and Rack Tilted
    The Kuat NV part # NV22G can fit tires that are up to 4.8 inches in width as long as you use the Phat tire adapter part # APBK. We also had the chance to demo this rack on a similar Chevy Silverado as yours and we found that it did allow the tailgate to fold down with the bikes loaded. Check out the picture I attached to see that.
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  • Kuat NV2.0 Hitch Bike Racks for 2-Inch and 1-1/4-Inch Hitch Receivers
    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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  • Wall Storage Option for Kuat NV Bike Rack and 2 Bikes
    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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  • 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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  • Will Nearest Bike on Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Clear the Front of 2015 Ford F-150 with Curt Front Hitch
    On the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Gunmetal Gray Item # NV22G the wheel hooks can only go on the front tires of the bikes. To determine if the closest bike will fit at the front of your 2015 Ford F-150 with Curt front receiver # C31083 there are some measurements needed. On the bike rack the distance from the center of the pin hole to the center of the nearest wheel cradle is about 12 inches. Measure the width of the bike at the widest point...
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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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  • Can Kuat Bike Rack Work With Boone Hang2 Wall Mount Bike Rack Storage
    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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  • Comparing Kuat NV 2.0 and Kuat Sherpa 2.0
    Both the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G and Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G are wheel-mounted bike racks that grasp the bikes by the front wheels with ratcheting hooks and the rear wheels with ratcheting straps, which makes either a great choice for a bike with a carbon fiber frame. The two racks are similar in many ways but if it were me I'd go with the more economical Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G which also has the convenience of just twisting a hand knob to tighten the shank in your hitch, which was one...
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  • Bumper Clearance Needed for Kuat NV22G NV Bike Rack
    I believe you're asking about the clearance between the rack and the vehicle, is that correct? If so, when the rack is folded down so it can carry bikes, the closest portion of the rack is 10-1/2 inches rearward of the hitch pin hole. When the rack is folded up into its storage position, the closest portion of the rack is 7 inches rearward of the hitch pin hole. When folded down into the bike carrying position, the rack would extend 33 inches rearward of the hitch pin hole. When folded...
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