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Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Gray

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Gray

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This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot lever tilts rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bike and rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number SH12G or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Gray. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Kuat
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot lever tilts rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bike and rack.


  • 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 on adjustable arms firmly grip your bikes by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large front-wheel cradles make it easy to load your bikes
    • Cradles fold into rack for improved bumper clearance when rack is folded up
  • Rear-wheel cradles with ratcheting straps pivot to accommodate bikes of different lengths
  • 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
  • Tool-free installation with hand-tightening cam system
    • Turn knob to tighten rack in hitch and help eliminate rattle in the connection
  • Keyed-alike locks included for bikes and rack
    • Hitch lock secures rack to vehicle
    • Cable lock secures bikes to rack
    • 3 Keys included
  • Aluminum construction is lightweight and rustproof
  • Glossy metallic gray and orange anodize finish


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and Class II) trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 40 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 25" - 29"
    • Fits wheels 20" - 24" with adapter (016-025-00-00 - sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 47"
  • Distance between bicycles: 14"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of carrier when folded down: 11"
    • Closest part of carrier when folded up: 7-1/2"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded down: 34-3/8"
  • Cable lock dimensions: 6' long x 1/4" diameter
  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 bike rack

The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform-style rack lets you transport 2 bikes of almost any size, shape, or frame style on the back of your vehicle on the back of your vehicle. Ratcheting wheel hooks and pivoting wheel trays hold your bikes with no frame contact. The aluminum rack tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. It installs tool-free using the hand-tightening cam system, and it includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.

Adjustable Arms with Ratcheting Wheel Hooks

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 ratcheting wheel hooks

The rack 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. Each hook adjusts in 2-mm increments to ensure a snug fit over your wheel, and it releases with the push of a button.

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 ratcheting arms

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.

Folding Front-Wheel Cradles

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 front wheel cradles

The large, folding front-wheel cradles accommodate most bike wheels. The hinged cradles flip up to hold your wheels in place and fold down so they're out of the way when the rack is folded up against your vehicle. There is a hook-and-loop strap on each cradle that wraps around the tray and through the spokes of your wheel to hold the wheel in place. You can also use the straps to secure the cradles flat so they don't flop around when the rack is in the stored position.

Pivoting Rear-Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Straps

Sherpa 2.0 rear wheel cradles

The pivoting rear-wheel cradles self-adjust to accommodate your bike's wheelbase. Set your bike's rear wheel into the cradle and it will automatically adjust to grip your wheel at the optimal angle. Use the ratcheting strap to secure your wheel to the cradle.

Folding and Tilting Design

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 folding design

There is a front-mounted foot lever in the base of the rack that lets a single person easily tilt and fold the rack.

Kuat SH22B tilting down

The rack tilts down - with or without bikes loaded - so you can access your vehicle's rear cargo area.

Kuat SH22B 2_bike rack

You can also fold the rack up when you're not transporting bikes. This is great for parking in places where space is limited such as a parking garage.

Tool-Free Installation With Anti-Rattle Device

Sherpa 2.0 without tools installation

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 Sherpa 2.0 locking cableKuat Sherpa 2.0 locking cable

The Sherpa 2.0 includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle. The 1/4" thick cable threads around your bike frames, passes through the cable's looped latch tip, and inserts into the lock on the outside bike tray. Coil up the cable and store it in your vehicle or bike bag when it's not in use.

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 locking kitch pin

To lock the rack to your hitch, simply insert the hitch pin and connect the lock to the end of the pin. The locks are keyed alike so you can use the same keys for both locks.

SH12G Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Gray

Item # SH12G

Installation Details SH12G Installation instructions

Video of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Gray

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

Video Transcript for Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack Review

The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is the perfect bike rack for your class two, inch and a quarter, trailer hitch. It allows you to carry two bikes on the back of your sedan, van, or SUV. It tilts away, even with fully loaded with two bikes, so you can gain access to your trunk or rear hatch. It holds your bikes in three places without any frame contact. We have our wheel hook here, putting down pressure on our front wheel into our front wheel cradle. It'll work with tire sizes 20 to 29".

Then we have a tire strap securing our front wheel to our front wheel cradle. Then a rear wheel strap over our rear wheel. I've gone ahead and removed our bikes so we can take a closer look. Our ratcheting arm adjusts to fit those tire sizes we talked about. It has a TPE coating so it won't harm our bikes. Our cradles will accommodate tire sizes up to 3" wide, but also has a smaller cut out groove for skinny roblox 00:01:00 tires.

When not used, our whole bike rack folds flat for compact storage. We can even fold up against our vehicle. This would be ideal for pulling in your garage or in a tight parking spot. It includes a locking a hinge pin, and a semi-integrated cable lock. Comes with three keys.

It's made out of an aluminum construction, so it's going to be light weight, durable, and corrosion resistant. The glossy anodized finish helps further protect it. It features a weight capacity of 40 pounds per bike, and has a limited lifetime warranty. Now that we're done with the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. What we'll do is we'll take our shank, we'll feed it into our receiver tube, and line up our pin holes. Once we get those lined up, we can then take our included pin and lock, slide that through, put our lock in place, and then we can make our way back here to this nob.

This is going to be our anti-rental knob. We'll get this tightened up, and by doing so it's going to reduce a lot of play and rattle within our receiver in our book, to make for a nice, solid ride for our two bikes. Get that nice and tight. If you can see, all that play is gone. In preparation for loading of our bikes, we'll need to lower it down to the platform position. To make our way over here, to this lever. We can use our palm or our foot, whatever is easiest, and then fold it down until it locks in position. Now we can fold out our front cradle. We'll also want to fold out our wheel hook, and then extend it out. We also want to be sure and undo our rear wheel cradle. Now we can grab our bike. It's recommended you load up the heaviest bike first. We'll set our front tire in place, and we'll bring our rear wheel around and rest that in place. Now let's raise our wheel hook up into place, and it's going to end up right in front of our brakes, or our fork, whatever comes first. We want to be sure we're about an inch away when we come down. Then we can just push it in place. Now let's do our rear wheel strap. We'll go between our spokes, over our wheel, bring it down, and pull it nice and tight. With our bike held in place, let's go ahead and finish it off by putting our front wheel strap in place. Let's go around to front cradle. Just like that. I've gone ahead and loaded up a second bike. Now let's go ahead and run our cable lock. We're just going to go underneath our frame and then back through the loop, and then into the lock on the platform. Now that our bikes are secured, let's go ahead and take it on our test course and see how it performs. Here on our test course, let's first go into our swamp. This is going to show side-to-side action, such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps. This is going to show a twisting action, such as going over potholes or uneven pavement. Then finally on to our solid speed bumps. This is going to show an up and down action, such as pulling in and out of a driveway, or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete out look at the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform style two bike ride for inch and a quarter hitches, part number SH12B.

Customer Reviews

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Gray - SH12G

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (143 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot lever tilts rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bike and rack.

- SH12G

Got the bike rack in just 5 days, plus free shipping. I'm happy. 333098

- SH12G

I have been in search of a really good hitch mounted bike rack for some time. I did a lot of research and settled on the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. But before I ordered it, I called etrailer.com. I spoke with Lori B. who answered all my questions about this rack and made my shopping experience quick and informative. This rack is so well constructed and beautifully finished, rugged and very easy to use. On our first trip out, my 12 year old son was able to quickly and easily remove his bike with no help. The rack tilts down with little effort making access to the back of our station wagon a breeze. I would recommend this rack to anyone looking for a well built easy to use 2 bike rack. My neighbor told me about etrailer.com and it was great advice. I will be ordering from etrailer.com again. Their service and selection are amazing and they actually have people answering the phone who know their products. 726336

- SH12G

TLDR: Awesome. Easy. Secure at 80 mph. I have really enjoyed this Kuat rack over the past year. Installation was straightforward (just crank down on that tightening bolt through the hitch!), and I can move the rack on and off the car without too much effort. The rack weighs around ~30 lbs if I recall correctly. This rack keeps my bike safe with no problem going 80 mph down I-10 across west texas or over subpar roads in town. It takes seconds to load and unload the bikes. No fidgeting for 10 minutes to secure the bike. No ratchets to come loose and drop your bike on the road behind you, which I recently saw. :/ Just quickly load up your bike(s) and go. And yes, it can all be operated one-handed while holding a bike or a bag. The tilt down mechanism is great when bikes are loaded on the rack, and I need to access my hatchback area. Otherwise, I can open the hatchback on my Prius without a problem when the rack is folded up. Prius side note: I had a 1-1/4 hitch installed for this rack. Love it! I really appreciate etrailer's videos and pricing. Thanks! 553165

- SH12G

I waited until after my recent 2000 mile trip to provide a review of this rack. Simply put...it works great. Tightens securely into the hitch and remained that way until I loosened it 2000 miles later. Easy to load bikes onto the rack, and as simple as the holding arms are, they hold securely with no worry and stay in place until you physically move them. And the rack is light enough for a single person (I'm 66 years old) to install and remove. If you're looking for a lightweight and secure rack, I highly recommend this one. 762102

- SH12G

Just bought a Sherpa 2.0 for my Acura RDX. I had an old swing-away bike rack for my Land Rover which would not work with the 1-1/4" hitch receiver on the RDX. The rack was delivered in less than a week with free shipping and it was pretty straightforward to set up. I did need a second person to help with with connecting and installing the long screws that bolt the platform to the base, it just made it easier. I read that quite a few people have problems with installing the smaller bolt and I was no exception. I've only taken the bike rack for a quick drive with both my bikes on it and everything looks good. So far, I'm very happy with this product, it fits the hitch receiver nicely, no rattles and it is super easy to get the bikes on and off the rack. 704021

- SH12G

Great quality at a reasonable price. I really like that the bike lock and hitch lock were included. 669305

- SH12G

Great rack 639575

- SH12G

I am so glad I bought the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 hitch bike rack. It looks so good and it fits so good into my Prius. I drove with it this morning and my bike has never been so secured with the integrated locking cable and rattle free design. Assembly was also easy and it took me only thirty minutes to do it. I totally recommend this to any avid biker who is contemplating on buying a decent bike rack. 578303

- SH12G

I love, love, love this rack! 564667

- SH12G

Great, solid rack, meets my needs for 2 road bikes. Tilt down feature gives me access to trunk. 563470

Kuat rack continues to be great. Solid, use all the time. Needed to add a bit of lube to the key entries, probably because weathered a bit. All good!
Roy - 09/10/2019


- SH12G

This is the second kuat rack I ordered. The first one I ordered from the company that starts with A and it arrived dented and the box was destroyed. I did use it to move into my new house before I returned it, though. Now that I'm getting to go on a business trip I wanted to purchase the same rack again. I did the smart thing and checked here on etrailer.com before just ordering from A like I usually do. Imagine my surprise when it was $80 cheaper. I ordered it immediately! The shipping in free, no sales tax charged. All wins there. Granted the shipping isn't 2 day like my Prime orders but most of those don't show up in 2 days anymore, either. Great hitch mount, platform bike rack. I don't like the idea of my carbon frames hanging and bouncing down the bumps on I-40. 553362

- SH12G

Outstanding rack...solid and very well designed...could not be better...a year later very happy with my purchase 526447

Great! I love my rack...the dust cap came off but they provided me a new one that was a better simpler design
Vance S - 06/25/2019


- SH12G

I haven’t put it together or on my vehicle yet. But all reviews were favorable so that’s one of the reasons for picking this rack. I also got feedback from riders at my local trails and they were all positive as well. I will be installing a hitch and the rack within the next week or two. Once installed I won’t need to use the old hanging style rack or shove our bikes in the back of the wife’s SUV anymore. Once installed I’ll try and remember to post pictures as well as a better review. 504560

- SH12G

Very quick delivery and helpful service with etrailer. The Sherpa rack itself is fantastic. I looked at ratings, comparisons, and reviews to decide once this and it has not disappointed. Love the anti rattle rack feature to tighten everything down. 504228

- SH12G

Love love Love my new bike rack. Small amount of assembly. High quality bike rack. Easy for me to place the bikes on and lots of great features to make it that way. The color is nice too with my silver Subaru. Lightweight and user friendly. 491272

- SH12G

Delivered quickly! Best price I’ve seen. Great online info to help me select the best rack for my two expensive bikes. Excellent product. 481584

Still a great bike carrier!
Gary - 03/06/2019


- SH12G

Excellent bike rack with easy operation. Nice finish. etrailer sent it quickly and it arrived in excellent condition. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it appears that the part that connects to the hitch is the older model; however, the rest of the rack is the upgraded version. We do have the upgraded release latch. Also I should note that I got it for about $70 cheaper than the suggested price of $489. The anti-rattle knob and part that connects to the hitch is exactly like the one in the older version and the bolt didn't exactly line up to put it the part on that connects that part to the upper part of the new version. We just tapped it into place and it went fine. The anti-rattle knob is a tiny bit harder to reach but it appears to do its job. I am easily able to open my hatch door with plenty of room when I tilt the rack down and it is very easy for me to tile by myself being a weak female. Overall, I am happy and could have given it 4.5 but there is no option to do that. 435886

- SH12G

I just put it together, looks and seems solid, should work great. There was a small issue with a bracket not being threaded properly. I called Kuat and they shipped replacement right away, took a while to get it delivered across the border though. 419194

- SH12G

Works great on my '17 Toyota Sienna. I have a hybrid bike and was a bit worried that the handlebars (kind of long) would hit my rear glass when using the rack closest to the vehicle but I had about 2 inches to spare. The rack looks great and is super light. 406870

- SH12G

etrailer was prompt to answer my questions regarding whether this rack would work with my Chevy Volt. Best price out there, quick delivery, easy assembly and installation. Love this rack! And I am on my way cycling! 389267

- SH12G

Very nice bike rack. Assembly was difficult. Parts did not easily line up as the Utube video shows. 387261

- SH12G

Outstanding, very happy with the product and etrailer staff. I have used this company before and their great !!!! 368726

- SH22B

Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks

Your website was so helpful I knew exactly what I was getting. No surprises. The Kuat product is definitely very high quality so I look for many years of use. My favorite features are the light weigh (32#), anti wobble adjustment, and the striking finish. I may leave it on my SUV just for looks! 723338

- SH22P

Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks

Arrived ahead of schedule, packaged solid and protected. The Kuat Sherpa rack arrived in perfect shape with all components and easily assembled. I'll keep Etrailer in my bookmarks for future needs. 711217

- SH22G

Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks

Light weight, very easy to use and very stable. It's my first tray type carrier and will get rid of my old hanging carrier now. Easier to assemble than some say. (insert the 4" bolt BEFORE torqueing the two long bolts) Now for the bad. On second use, the tumbler pulled out of the cable lock. Will call them today. Overall, though, a very good rack. 634080

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Ask the Experts about this Kuat Hitch Bike Racks

  • Kuat Sherpa Recommendation to Fit 2 inch and 1-1/4 inch Hitch Size
    Since you have a 2 inch hitch and a 1-1/4 inch hitch to fit the Kuat Sherpa the best option is the part # SH12G which is for the 1-1/4 inch hitch and then use the adapter part # D101 to convert it to a 2 inch hitch when needed. I attached a review video for the bike rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Dimensions of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 When Folded
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH12G will be the same 42-1/4 inch width whether or not it is folded; as for the length it will measure 17-1/8 inches from the the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest part of the carrier and will measure 24-7/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the highest point. This bike rack is a fit for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches and has a 40 lb per bike capacity. It weighs just 32 lbs to make handling it an easy task; has keyed-alike hitch and cable locks...
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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Work With the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24914 on a 2017 Mazda 3
    Yes, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 will work very well with the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24914 on your 2017 Mazda 3. The Kuat Sherpa comes in 3 different colors: Gray - # SH12G Black - # SH12B Pearl - # SH12P If you will be carrying any children's bikes then you will want to use the Bike Adapter # 016-025-00-00 as well to safely carry the bike.
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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Fit Bikes with Fenders and a Front Rack
    Pretty much any bike rack that holds the bikes strictly by the wheels like the Kuat Sherpa # SH12G is not going to be a good choice for a bike with fenders. A better option for your bike is the Swagman Chinook # S64683 that holds the bike by wheels using cradles and straps and then by the frame using a ratcheting hook. The Chinook also has a higher weight capacity than the Kuat, at 45 pounds, plus includes locks for the rack and the bikes.
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  • Will the Front Wheel Hook on the Kuat Sherpa Interfere With the Front Brake Caliper
    If your bike has the front brake caliper in front of the bike frame, then the arm of the Kuat Sherpa 2.0, # SH12G, and other platform style racks will be placed directly in front of the caliper. The arm should not be touching the caliper. If the arm is touching the brake caliper, then it needs to be moved forward, away from the caliper until it is no longer touching. I have attached an installation video of our installer explaining where to place the front arm. I have also attached...
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  • Will Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Fit a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Yes, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH12G that you referenced would fit a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid as long as you have a hitch installed on the vehicle like the Draw Tite part # 36540. I attached a review video for this bike rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Folding Bike Rack for 2019 Buick Encore with 1.25 Draw-Tite Hitch
    In order to determine whether or not you'll have enough room to use the The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH12G on your 2019 Buick Encore you'll need to measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on your Draw-Tite # 36554 hitch to the furthest edge of your bumper. I should also note, using a hitch extender like the Brophy # HES6 reduces the tongue weight of your hitch by 50%- so if your bikes and rack combined weigh more than 150-lbs this is not a good option. The Kuat Sherpa has...
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  • Size of Kuat Sherpa when Folded Up Against Vehicle
    I've added a video link below where we measure this distance on the rear of a 2014 Chevy Malibu. The distance from the hitch pin hole to the furthest point when folded up is about 17-7/8 inches for all Kuat Sherpa 2.0 models, part # SH12G. I've attached a picture with a few dimensions of the rack so you can get an idea of its size.
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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack Fit on a 2008 Toyota Prius
    Yes, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack, # SH12G, would be an excellent choice for your 2008 Toyota Prius. The Toyota Prius has a low tongue weight capacity due to the design of the vehicle and using a lightweight bike rack is ideal. The Sherpa is made of aluminum making it almost half the weight of other platform-style bike racks. I have attached a video of this bike rack on a Toyota Prius for you to check out. Keep in mind, you must have a trailer hitch installed on your Prius to use...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Toyota Prius with Hitch Installed
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH12G is a great rack for your 2015 Toyota Prius that has a hitch installed like the Draw Tite part # 24847. This is a lightweight platform bike rack that only touches the bikes at the tires. Platform bike racks are the easiest to load and unload too. I attached a review video for the rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for 2017 Subaru Forester to Avoid Rear Bumper Interference
    Thank you for the hitch pin hole to bumper measurement you provided on your 2017 Subaru Forester. It is a big help! Using your 6-5/8 inch measurement, I recommend the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH12G. The closest part of this carrier when it is folded up towards your vehicle will be 7-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole. You will not have any interference issues with this carrier hitting the rear of your Forester. This is a very nice 2-bike, platform style rack...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Prius V
    There are many hitch mounted bike racks that will fit on your 2013 Toyota Prius V, but the bike rack that I would recommend is the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Platform Bike Rack, # SH12G. This is a quality bike rack that includes many great features. There is no contact with the bike frame, the shank has a 3-1/2 inch rise for better ground clearance and plenty of bumper clearance. Another bike rack that you may want to check out is the Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Rack, # S64670. This bike rack...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for 2 Electra Townie 21s Bikes and Honda HR-V
    For your Electra Townie 21S bikes, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum - Gray # SH12G is your best option for the support and functions and weighs just 32 lbs. It includes the bike locks and hitch lock to secure your investment. The bike rack is aluminum so it is lightweight and rustproof. It also has a nice anodize finish. This rack also comes in pearl # SH12P and black # SH12B. These bike rack options will work well with your Honda HR-V.
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  • Compatibility of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 with 2014 BMW X1 with Invisihitch
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack # SH12G is a great rack. It will fit 1-1/4, Class I and Class II trailer hitch receivers. There is also a model that fits 2 inch Class III receivers, # SH22B. It's designed to fit tire sizes from 20 to 29 inches so your 26, 29, and even 27.5, if you go there, will be just fine. Also, it will hold up to 3 inch wide tires. I can't speak directly to its fit on an Invisihitch or a 2014 BMW X1 but from looking at the vehicle the rack will be visible in...
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  • Recommended 2 Bike Carrier for Toyota Prius with Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver
    Great question. Technically you can put a 3 bike rack on your Prius, but you are limited to two bikes because of the hitch itself being only able to carry 2 bikes being a Class I hitch. We have videos like this to show that if you have multiple vehicles, you can use the bike rack on your Prius as well, but in the description we give the note that you are limited to 2 bikes for your Class I trailer hitch receiver. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting...
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  • Recommended Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack for 2014 Toyota Prius V
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH12G will work better for your 2014 Prius V simply because it will give you 11 inches between the hitch pin and the closest part of the rack compared to the Thule DoubleTrack # TH9054 that will give you just 6-1/2 inches. It may not seem like much to have an extra 4-1/2 inches but when you consider the angles, that can make a big difference. The Kuat Sherpa is powder coated so it will withstand the rainy wet climates. This rack weighs just...
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  • Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and Saris Freedom SuperClamp Comparison for Use with Two Vehicles
    Both the Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX 2 Bike Rack # SA4025F and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Rack # SH12G referenced in your question are excellent, top-of-the line bike racks. As you mentioned, both racks will secure the bikes by their wheels only and also feature a convenient tilting feature to allow for easy rear cargo access on the vehicle. When looking at these two models, I recommend going with the Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX 2 Bike Rack # SA4025F. The first reason for this is that...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Subaru Outback with Factory 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
    The factory Subaru hitch on your 2017 Outback Wagon has the pin hole very close to the end of the receiver. This is a problem for most bike racks because it means that not enough of the rack shank will be in the receiver to safely use the rack. The Kuat Sherpa # SH12G pin hole is not far back enough on its shank for enough of the shank to fit in the receiver of the OEM Subaru hitch. Pretty much the only bike rack I recommend for the factory Subaru hitch is the Swagman XC # S64650. It...
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  • Would the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 have Clearance to Fold Up When Installed on a 2012 Toyota Venza
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack, part # SH12G, is a great bike rack. All you need to do to determine if this rack would clear the rear bumper of your car is take one simple measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper of your vehicle. Most likely this measurement will be 3-1/2 inches since the Curt Hitch recommended for your vehicle (part # 13356) when installed on a similar vehicle as yours here at etrailer had...
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  • How to Correct for Tilt in Hitch-Mounted Platform Style Bike Carrier in Class I Hitch on Prius V
    If the issue is that your Kuat Sherpa Hitch bike rack # SH12G when installed in your Prius' hitch tips to one side, you might try loading the bikes facing in opposite directions. Some bikes can be heavier towards the front or rear and so loading them facing each other can sometimes help to even out the weight distribution between the driver and passenger sides. You might also check your hitch receiver tube to see if it is bent or distorted. One of the two hitches offered for your car,...
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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Fit on a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack, # SH12G, will definitely work with your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The 2011 and the 2012 Jetta have the same generation body style, so any differences will be very minimal. I cannot say for sure if the ground and bumper clearance will be the same as the 2012 since we have not had a chance to install this bike rack on a 2011, but I am confident that you will have no issues using this bike rack and all of the features it has to offer. This bike rack would be...
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  • Can Kuat Sherpa be Used in Curt Hitch for 2011 Infiniti EX35
    The Kuat Sherpa part # SH12G can fit Class I hitches like the Curt # C11510 which is a fit for your 2011 Infiniti EX35. With this style of rack the use of the # 18050 can be a challenge but we have seen people run it to the bike's frame or even to the base of the bike rack and it's good by Curt's standards.
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes with a 2013 Toyota Prius V
    Since the vehicle you have that has the 1-1/4 inch hitch on it is a Prius the hitch will be a Class I hitch and that means it can only carry up to 2 bikes. You can still carry your third bike on your roof, but at the hitch you can only carry 2. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0, part # SH12G, is compatible with Class I hitches so it would be a great option for you. It attaches at only the wheels like you are interested in as well. For a roof rack you would then want the Rhino Rack part numbers...
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  • Is the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Compatible with a 2018 Infiniti Q50
    Although we haven't test fit the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 on a 2018 Infiniti Q50 it should be compatible. Really the only thing you need to check as far as compatibility goes is that there is enough rear bumper clearance for you to fold the bike rack up. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the Sherpa 2.0 is 11" when it is folded down and then is reduced to 7-1/2" when the bike rack is folded up. This should be more than enough clearance and you can verify this by simply measuring...
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  • Are Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks Available For 2016 Acura ILX That Do Not Block Rear Camera
    If the camera is mounted above the license plate is at the middle of the trunk, it would be impossible to find a trailer hitch mounted bike carrier that would not interfere with the camera view. I have attached a link to the hitch-mounted platform-style bike carriers we offer. The trailer hitch I recommend for your ILX is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24861. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening.
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  • Options For Carrying 3 Bikes On 2012 Nissan Juke
    Since the Class l hitch is installed on your 2012 Nissan Juke, there are limits concerning how many bikes can be carried on your hitch. Class l hitches are only able to handle bike carriers with a maximum of 2 bikes. Unfortunately, you aren't able to carry three bikes on a hitch mounted rack, but I may have an option for you. I recommend the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Platform Style Bike Rack, part # SH12G. This rack tilts rearward to allow you room to access your rear cargo area. It holds two...
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  • Compatibility of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and 2008 Toyota Solara Convertible
    Yes, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack part # SH12G that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a bike rack for you 2008 Toyota Solara with a Curt Hitch part # C12110 installed. The Sherpa 2.0 has a distance of 11 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the platform of the rack when in the down position and 7-1/2 inches from the pin hole to the platform of the rack when folded up so it would have more than enough clearance. Because you have a Curt hitch you will also...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Platform Bike Rack for a 2001 Honda Accord
    The receiver on the trailer hitches for your 2001 Honda Accord, including # 24791, are recessed a little under the rear of the vehicle. The Swagman Semi, # S64686, would not work when folded up because it is only 3 inches back from the center of the hitch pin hole when folded. The Kuat Sherpa, # SH12G, measures 7-1/2 inches from the center of the pin hole back to the nearest part of the carrier. The Sherpa does accept wheel sizes from 20 inches to 29 inches. The Kuat NV, # NV12G,...
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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Fit a 2012 Chevy Cruze
    Yes, as long as you have a hitch installed on your 2012 Chevy Cruze the Kuat Sherpa 2.0, part # SH12G, will fit and work well for you. If you need a hitch the # 24882 would be a great option that has been confirmed as a fit. It would also have enough clearance to fold up when not in use. The list you found shows the most popular bike racks we offer with other owners of the Chevy Cruze.
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  • Recommended Lightweight Platform Style Wheel Mount 2 Bike Rack for 2013 VW Golf TDI
    If a lightweight rack is what you're looking for, you can't go wrong with the Saris Freedom EX, part # SA4412F. The rack weighs in at about 27 lbs, and can carry two bikes weighing up to 60 lbs apiece. The rack can be used in either 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitches, and can carry bikes with up to a 4-1/2 inch tire. For wider tires you can add the Fat Tire Adatper, part # SA4419, and increase it to 5 inches. The rack is capable of folding up against the rear of the vehicle when the bikes are...
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