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Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Gunmetal Gray

Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Gunmetal Gray

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This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It holds 2 e-bikes, it's safe for carbon frames, and it includes a work stand that lets you perform on-the-go repairs. Call 800-298-1624 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 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Gunmetal Gray. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - NV22G

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

This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It holds 2 e-bikes, it's safe for carbon frames, and it includes a work stand that lets you perform on-the-go repairs.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large front-wheel cradles and sliding rear wheel straps let you carry bikes with different wheelbases
    • Included Adapter lets you carry 1 fat tire bike
  • Foot pedal lets you use 2 hands to tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilts with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Built-in bike repair stand lets you perform on-the-go maintenance
  • Tool-free installation with hand-tightening cam system
  • Keyed-alike locks deter theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Add-on (sold separately) lets you carry up to 4 bikes
  • Lightweight aluminum with gunmetal gray powder coat finish is rust resistant


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 (sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width:
    • With standard wheel straps: 3"
    • With fat bike straps: 5"
  • 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"
  • Repair stand bike tube diameter: 3/4" - 2-1/2"
  • Weight: 52 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

Rotating Arms with Ratcheting Wheel Hooks

Kuat NV22G ratcheeting wheel hooks

The NV 2.0 has ratcheting hooks that grab your bikes firmly by the front wheel - not the frame. It's perfect for carrying carbon bikes or bikes with a custom paint job. To load a bike, simply place your front wheel in the cradle, rotate the arm up and over the wheel, and press down firmly on the ratcheting hook.


Large Front Wheel Cradles

Kuat NV22G sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting strapsKuat NV22G sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps

The front wheel cradles will easily accommodate fat bike wheels. They can also be adjusted to perfectly fit each 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

Ratcheting rear-wheel straps slide along the wheel trays to accommodate bikes with a variety of wheelbases. Press the quick-release button on the strap buckle to remove your bikes. An extender strap is included for use with 1 fat bike. Additional extender straps (sold separately) are available if you have more than 1 fat bike.


Foot Lever for Easy Tilting and Folding

Kuat NV22G hitch tightening adjustment knob

The spring-loaded foot lever is easily accessible even with your bikes loaded. No more crawling through your bikes or squeezing between the rack and the vehicle to hit the tilt release lever.


Kuat NV 2.0 tilting rackKuat NV 2.0 folding rack

The foot lever lets you tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access. It leaves both hands free so that you can lower the rack in a controlled manner. When the rack is unloaded you can fold it up for storage.


Built-In Repair Stand

Kuat NV22G built-in repair stand

The Trail Doc is a handy repair stand that attaches to the front of the rack. It lets you position your bike as needed for adjustments, cleaning, and on-the-go repairs. It can be also 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

A spring-loaded clamp grabs your bike by the seat post or top tube. It has a soft, rubber coating that won't scratch your bike's paint. The rotating clamp arm lets you adjust the angle of your bike and the locking collar secures your bike at the desired height.


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




Customer Reviews

Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Gunmetal Gray - NV22G

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (221 Customer Reviews)

This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It holds 2 e-bikes, it's safe for carbon frames, and it includes a work stand that lets you perform on-the-go repairs.

- 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.


Comments
keep that rubber cover on the hitch lock pin, else road grime gums up the lock. Im still sure this is the best rack for most people and me. Saris has a pretty good one now that gives more consideration to dragging when the vehicle goes up an incline.
Steven Y - 03/18/2021


- NV22G
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First off, Etrailer is great to deal with. I did a bunch of research and they had the best price for the best bike rack that I was looking for. Communication was awesome from placing the order, to shipping, to delivery and after-delivery and follow up. The rack arrived when they said it would, and was delivered in great condition. No problems. I followed the manufacturers instructions for assembly, which were clear and comprehensive, and I was amazed at the quality of the rack. While i have not had the opportunity to put it to the test yet (being winter in New England, and I am more of a skier than a fat/winter biker), the build quality seems amazing, and it looks like it will be exactly what I expected, and probably more. I am looking forward to many miles with many bikes with this rack. Kudos to Kuat for making an excellent product, and etrailer for getting it to me at a great price. Etrailer has always delivered for me. the customer service is way above average. Keep up the good work!



- NV22G
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The rack looks great as well as functional for two fat bikes. Have not taken them out yet but expect it to work fine. Will update later. You will also need to have an additional extender as well as security strap as they only shipped one.



- 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.


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



- NV22G
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About the Kuat NV 2.0: Buy a Kuat NV 2.0!!! Then, get the 2 Bike Add-On to carry 4 bikes. This is hands-down THE BEST rack on the market. I chose this rack after researching THULE, Saris, Yakima, and many, many others. The Kuat NV 2.0 has a professional car quality finish, is ROCK SOLID so the bikes do not move at all, has built in locks, a built in mechanic stand, and never touches your bikes. Do your research and you will arrive at the same conclusion: THERE IS NO BETTER RACK ON THE MARKET!!!



- NV22G
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Coolest rack I have. Brand new rack picking a brand new bike for my daughter. Good times.



- NV22G
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I'm very pleased with this bike rack. It's sturdy and allows for the easy mounting of the bikes. It's everything the manufacturer said it was in the specs. I do use some extra bungee cords to secure the bikes together so the inner bike doesn't lean toward the back window. It's a quality, well-made product that will last. Well worth the extra cost over cheaper bike racks.



- 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.


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.
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 05/31/2017


- 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.



- NV22G
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Perfect bicycle rack and transaction. Arrived weeks earlier than expected, at a great price, despite being out of stock across the country. Was kept apprised at every step. Not hard to assemble - easier with 2 people on a workbench or tabletop using a moving blanket or other padding. Note that the included instructions do not explain that before attempting to install in your vehicle hitch you must release the silver ball bearing (anti-rattle feature) at bottom of pivot assembly (turn the rubber knob counter clockwise). Plenty of tips here at etrailer and from other online videos. Highly recommend.



- 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.



- NV22G
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I ordered the Kuat bike rack from etrailer.com because they had the best price. The bike rack came very quickly and it was exactly as described. Their customer service was excellent by keeping me up to date on my order. This is my 2nd purchase from etrailer and I will not hesitate to purchase again. Thanks etrailer!! My recommendation on putting the rack together: Place the main support into your trailer hitch first, then put on all the trays and accessories. The Kuat instructions could be improved upon, but you can figure it out by looking at a picture of it fully assembled.



- NV22G
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Our Kwat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack arrived on time in perfect condition. Since we were unfamiliar with bike racks, A &A Trailer Hitch Center, Inc in Bradenton FL to set up and install the rack on our Subaru Crosstrek. The directions were clear and the pieces fit together just asdesigned. The quality of the rack was praised by the employee and he showed us the many features of the rack. We are pleased with the rack and are looking forward to exploring the many bike paths offered by this community. Thank you for your assistance.



- NV22G
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I've been wanting one of these for years! Aside from the manufacturer taking forever to get some stock moving, awesome bike rack!! The fit and finish are awesome! Almost makes me want to upgrade my bike to go with the new rack! LOL!! The service from etrailer.com was top notch! Someone answered my questions very quickly and they stayed on top of my order status through the long months waiting for Kuat to send them stock to ship. Awesome customer service!!! And thanks!!



- 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.



- 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


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


Comments
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



- 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!



- NV22G
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Joseph did a great job of understanding my needs and found another, and I believe better bike rack, when my first choice would not arrive in the time frame I needed.



- 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.



- NV22G
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Great rack no more bikes swings with other style racks.....,



- NV22G
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This rack is the best out there hands down. It is heavy duty can carry e mountain bikes etc. Kuat customer service is also top notch.



- 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.



- NV22G
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Great Bike carrier! Just be aware for some it might be a little heavy to put on and take off your vehicle.



- NV22G
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I was impressed with how fast you got the bike rack delivered. I ordered the rack on Monday, and was told it was temporary out of stock but still received it by Wednesday. The bike rack met my expectations, from reading and viewing your product reviews. That were very helpful. I really like how well the Kuat N2.o rack holds the bikes and how stable the bike rack is. Plus Powder coat finish and weld quality and overall quality of the rack is excellent.



- 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.)


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    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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  • 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 Tailgate on 2016 Ford F-150 Be Lowered with the Kuat NV Bike Rack Mounted
    On the Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack # NV22G it measures 11-7/8 inches from the center of the receiver opening on a trailer hitch to the top of the nearest arm with the arm folded down and the rack horizontal. If, when lowered, the distance from the center of your receiver opening to the bottom of the lowered tailgate is greater than 11-7/8 inches then there will not be interference. I have included a picture from Kuat showing this and other measurements of the rack. I have also linked a video...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why Cant Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Be Used at Rear of Motorhome
    The reason the Kuat NV 2.0 Platform Bike Rack # NV22G that you referenced can't be used at the back of a motorhome is simply because the manufacturer has determined that mounting the carrier in this manner could potentially cause damage. The ride at the back of a motorhome or trailer is much different, and a lot rougher, than what is experienced at the rear of a standard passenger vehicle. This is because the hitch is going to be positioned much further away from the rear axle. Just think...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Is the NV 2.0 NV22G Compatible with a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Conversion Van
    You will be perfectly fine using the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G with your 2016 Mercedes-Benz 2500 Sprinter Conversion Van with a C3, 2 inch hitch. Since the trailer hitch receivers on RVs and trailers are located further away from the rear axle it causes a lot more stress on accessories that are installed in them. That is why only certain bike racks are rated for trailers and RVs. Your Sprinter has a normal distance from the rear axle to where the hitch receiver is located so you can use the...
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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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  • 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 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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