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Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Black

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Black

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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 SH22B 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 - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - SH22B

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Kuat
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • 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 black and gray anodize finish


  • Application: 2" x 2" 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. Ratcheting wheel hooks and pivoting wheel cradles 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 without tools 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 2 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

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 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

Kuat 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.

SH22B Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Black

Installation Details SH22B Installation instructions

Video of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Black

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

Speaker 1: Today we'll be taking a look at the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform style 2-bike rack. It's available in gray, part number SH22G. It's also available in black, part number SH22B and in pearl, part number SH22P. This platform style 2-bike rack tilts down even with the bikes loaded, so you can have full access to the rear of your vehicle. This is perfect for getting any gear, groceries, or anything else you might have with you on your trip. It holds your bike in place by this front wheel hook, putting down pressure into the front wheel cradle.

There is no frame contact. Here at the rear, the strap keeps our tire in place.I've gone ahead and removed one bike so we can go over some additional features. The wheel hook retracts and folds down when not in use, and the front wheel cradle folds flat for a sleek, low profile design. Now I've gone ahead and removed our second bike. You can see that the rear wheel cradle here pivots to accommodate different bikes.

The wheel hook itself is fully adjustable. It's going to work with wheel sizes from 20 inches all the way up to 29 inches, and it's coated to prevent your bike from getting scratched up. Both the front and the rear wheel cradles will accommodate a tire width up to three inches. Another great feature is that we can fold the bike rack up against the vehicle for compact storage. We'll come over here to our lever, raise it up until it snaps in.

This would be ideal for pulling into your garage or in a close quarter parking spot.It's constructed of a light-weight aluminum with an anodized finish, so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. It has a weight capacity of 40 pounds per bike, and features a limited lifetime warranty. Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed.Now this is for two inch hitches only, so we've got our two inch receiver here. The bike rack is nice and light-weight. Let's go ahead and load it up, then we can line up our pin holes.

Now we want to be sure to get those nice and lined up, that way we can get our pin through. Then we can make our way to the back, to our anti-rattle knob. We're going to start turning that by hand, and what that's going to do is it's going to help tighten up the inside of our receiver tube, and our shank to reduce a lot of the rattle in the play to make for a nice solid ride for our two bikes.Now once we get it tight, I just like to point out that the pin that we used to lock it up into the receiver tube, doubles as the tool to get it extra tight back here. What we can do is put that in, get it extra tight, and then we can take it, put it through and put our lock on the other side. Now as you can see, with all that being done, there is literally no movement in the bike rack at all. I'm actually shaking the entire vehicle. Now to get ready to load it up, we can make our way over to the lever here. We can use our hand or our foot. We'll press down on the lever, and then we can lower it into the platform position until it locks into place.Now in preparation for loading up our bikes, let's go ahead and raise out our wheel hook. I want to be sure to press in on the button here, get it all the way out, then we'll open up our front wheel cradle, and then undo our rear wheel strap. Then we can grab our bike, we'll bring it up and set it in place. Now as you can see in the front wheel cradle here, we've got a few grooves. Just want to be sure to set our tire in the center, just like that. Then we can bring up our front wheel hook. This is going to end up right in front of our fork or our brakes, whatever comes first. In this case our brakes. We'll lower it down, and press it firmly in place. Then for our rear wheel strap, make sure that it goes between our spokes, and then down through the ratchet, and then we've got it.With our second bike loaded up, I'd just like to point out, if you run into a situation where you lower the hook in front of your fork or your brakes, and it's too loose, you can bring the hook out a little bit from there to where it'll hold it in place like so. In that instance, you'll just want to be sure to use the included safety strap for your front wheel. You also may need to use the front tire safety strap if the tires are larger than 2.35 inches, or if the wheel base is longer than 45 inches.Now with our bikes secured, let's go ahead and run our cable lock. We just want to go over both our frames, through the loop, and then we'll just plug it right here into the bike rack itself, and wait for that click. With everything all loaded up, let's go ahead and take it out on our test course and see how it performs.Here on our test course, let's first go into our slalom. This is going to show side-to-side action such as going around corners, or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps, this is going to show a twisting action such as going over potholes or uneven pavement. Then finally onto 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 our look at the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform style 2-bike rack for two inch hitches.

Customer Reviews

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Black - SH22B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (135 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.

- SH22B

This bike rack is awesome! It does exactly as as product says in every facet! You can't go wrong with this [email protected]! I am 67 years old and it is extremely easy to install.... on in 3 mins or less! 657464

- SH22B

Hitch: fits perfectly; screws worked perfectly Bike rack: Really good, but bar holding tire is not always a secure hold. Really need to align properly and push down hard. Would be nicer if it was a very sure support. We like that bikes stand (not hang) and there are just a few straps. 639176

- SH22B

I know this bike rack costs a few $$ more, but it really is worth every penny. It makes carrying the bikes much easier than the others. As we are getting older, it is easier to put the bikes on and off this rack. I highly recommend this rack!!!! 249114

- SH22B

The Kuat rack was easy to assemble and has performed very well. The bikes were easy to load and unload and stable on rough roads. The rack looks good folded on the back of my Traverse and folded down allowed me to access golf clubs. I recommend this rack. 525471

I just want to affirm last year’s comments. The rack is great.
Donald - 06/22/2019


- SH22B

Just what I needed. I have considered multiple brands and models but ended up deciding to get the Sherpa 2.0, mainly because its lightweight and easy to set up. So far no regrets about it. Took it in three road trips already to carry two 29ers and it has performed really well, no issues about bikes coming into contact with each other. Highly recommended! 561361

- SH22B

Other than a few little snafus while attempting assembly, (put bolts in on wrong end), everything went together nicely. Directions could be a bit more precise, and parts should have identifying stickers with pointers or something to simplify trying to figure out what goes where, and in which direction. Might just be my super assembly skills. haha. Got it done, however - in about 30 minutes. Quality is great, looks good on car, and bike fits nicely. Very secure and sturdy. I'm in my 60's and I can easily get this rack onto the car, the bike on the rack, and open the back hatch with the bike loaded. Retirement-here I come! eTrailer customer service is outstanding. 277347

- SH22B

Great bike rack for our CRV Honda, I had the dealership install the bar underneath the vehicle. The rest is so easy to install and stow when not needed. We have made several trips on the interstate for 8 hours or more and you really do not even notice the racks or bikes. We love the drop down lever which allows access to rear hatch. Also the security lock and cable will give you piece of mind when stopping at a restaurant to eat and not worry that your bikes and or rack will be stolen. The bikes are so easy to load and secure, and do not loosen up when on the road. We are very happy with our purchase! 756176

- SH22B

This bike rack is awesome! Really SOLID...we take it across the USA (long trips) and there is absolutely NO movement, rattle, etc! Very secure with hitch lock. Very quick and easy to install. I love the ‘tilt away’ feature. I also like the fact that eTrailer waits 1 yr after purchase to get review from customers...we actually have time to experience the product before weighing in! Thanks! 746219

- SH22B

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

- SH22B

Received the shipment this afternoon.Assembled it with no problems. So far, very satisfied. Hoping to hit the road this weekend. 713727

- SH22B

Assembly was straight forward. Watch the assembly video and read the instructions and it went together pretty easy. Have yet to use it but it seems like a solid product. Will update once we have tested it a few times. 697103

- SH22B

After reviewing and researching the other manufacturers of a 2 bike rack, we decided on the Sherpa 2.0. It was easy enough to assemble, just follow the directions. We used it for the first time this morning on the back of my Outback and we were both pleased at how stable it was. Easy to mount our bikes and dismount. We plan to use it on our Mustang and my hubs '68 F100 as well. So far, very pleased with the performance and appearance. We purchased the black one for a 2' receiver. 695085

- SH22B

I love this bike rack. I am a 5’2” small framed woman. I wanted a bike rack that I could easily put on and off of my Ford Escape by myself. This rack is so easy to use. It is also simple to put the bikes on and off. They feel totally secure and do not move at all while traveling. I love how the rack locks to the hitch and there is also a cable to lock the bikes on. I have had this for a year and it has held up extremely well. The only issue I have had is the ring for cover for the hitch pin lock no longer stays attached when lifted off. It’s a minor issue, and is still totally usable. 672627

- SH22B

So far so good. The rack was easy to put together and looks to be of high quality. Thanks for a great product. 659179

- SH22B

Great product, fast and easy assembly with everything you need right out of the box! Kuat without a doubt has great quality products l but the real shout out goes to etrainer.com! I purchased this around the end of the business day at 4pm PST and etrailer.com sent it the same business day! The free shipping was great and it got to my house in California in 3 business days! Say what?! I was a first time customer and now will be a forever customer! Thank you! 605413

- SH22B

I spent a lot of time looking at the Thule and Yakima bike racks and was convinced they were both very good racks. But, in reading reviews I first heard of the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. There are good bike racks, and there are great bike racks. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is really a GREAT bike rack. Exceptionally well made, not too heavy, and it only takes about two minutes to mount it AND two bikes to my truck. I especially like the tilt features to either lower my tailgate or raise the rack to fit in tight spaces. With the ease of operation I'm betting we're going to be doing more biking. Oh, and I must add - my first experience buying through etrailer.com was fantastic. Thanks! 568058

- SH22B

Ordered the SH22B Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Platform Rack for my 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. Once I opened the box, I knew I was getting a high quality item. The packaging design was flawless with no damage or scuff marks on any of the individual pieces; they were all well protected. Assembly was easy as everything fit together quite nicely. Really taking my time, assembly took about 1 hour. The rack is lightweight and very easy to install onto the hitch. One of the best features is the rack cam locking system that keeps the assembly tight to the hitch receiver. Installing the bikes to the rack was also straight forward. The bikes were nicely secured; quickly and easily. I cannot overemphasize the thoughtful engineering and quality Kuat designed into this rack. I would highly recommend this product. Thank you etrailer for a pleasant transaction. 566021

- SH22B

Amazing bike rack! I spent almost two months making a decision on which one to buy. Seeing this weighs about 1/2 of similar racks I finally chose it. For once I read the instructions and it was simple to assemble. When I loaded my bike my wife was in awe how simple it is to use. I love buying from etrailer. Never a problem and great prices too. 561033

- SH22B

this product was perfect for my application and installed easily. love it. 526414

no problems great product
David - 06/25/2019


- SH22B

Excellent design. No bar to lift over; locking bar snaps in place; platform easily folds back to open tail gate; effective wiggle prevention in hitch. We love how quickly our bikes are on and off this light-weight rack! Excellent customer service. 522961

- SH22B

Ordered the SH22B Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Platform Rack- 2" Hitch for my 2017 Lexus RX 350 which was received in a few days from ordering undamaged and boxed nicely. The hitch for the SUV was also previously purchased through etrailer.com, which was a cinch to install within 20 minutes. This rack tilts back with bikes on it in a downward motion to clear hatch back and tilts up when not in use. The quality in my opinion was second to none and I did look at just about all the major brands out there. This rack installs very easily, directions are clear, without rushing about 20 to 30 minutes should do it. To me the added bonus with this rack is that it Looks Great on the back of my vehicle. Time to go Bicycling.....Thank You George J., etrailer.com 418583

- SH22B

Great product, Great price. Really light. Fits my bikes perfectly! 395863

- SH22B

Fast shipping,best price all around. 391693

- SH22B

High quality. Easy assembly and installation. Have yet to test it but product appears to be as advertised. 313688

- SH22B

The bike rack was easy to put together and only took about 30 minutes from start to finish. It holds the bikes very securely and is very easy and quick to load. Also, no chance of driving into the garage with the bikes on top! I love my new rack! 255055

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